Mackintosh Festival returns with a sprinkling of Homecoming magic

Published on : Thursday, July 31, 2014

cgjn07k2rgelcnqz8p8t-206x300The Creative Mackintosh Festival 2014 is back for a third year this October with a month-long programme of arts and cultural events celebrating the life and genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow’s most famous architect, designerand artist and is part of Homecoming Scotland 2014.

Now in its third year, the festival will run from 1st – 31st October 2014 in Mackintosh venues throughout the city, and further afield, with the addition of several new partner venues to this year’s programme.


Attendees to this year’s festival can also enjoy Mackintosh in: Glasgow Women’s Library; Provand’s Lordship; St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art; Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Nitshill; The Glad Café in Shawlands and Lyon & Turnbull, an auction house in the city’s Bath Street.


Visitors are invited to unleash their creativity during the month with a series of exhibitions, talks, tours, music events, kids’ activities, workshops and walks. Many of the events are FREE and appeal to all ages and tastes.


This year’s highlights include:
Unlooking – the key creative commission of this year’s festival. Created by Alex Rigg and Oceanallover, this is a promenade performance featuring costumes inspired by Mackintosh paintings. Unlooking is a dramatic and thought-provoking piece which will be performed at six Mackintosh venues including: Kelvingrove; Scotland Street School Museum; The Hill House and Willow Tea Rooms.
Mackintosh Architecture at The Hunterian – the first major exhibition devoted to architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. See over 80 drawings, many never exhibited before, alongside specially commissioned film, models and rarely seen archive material.
Glasgow School of Art Walking Tours – the Glasgow Style & the Glasgow Miracle walking tours will run throughout the month with every ticket purchased supporting The Glasgow School of Art.


The Lighthouse will host its popular evening talks and workshops on Mackintosh and this year’s new event: ‘Lighthouse Late’ in conjunction with The List magazine – an evening of food, drink, music and entertainment.


Source:-Visit Scotland

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