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The Mackintosh Festival, Glasgow, October 2015



The Mackintosh Festival invites you to celebrate the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh through a series of exhibitions, walks, talks, tours and performance in various locations including Glasgow School of Art.

You will find activities for the whole family as you celebrate the life and work of Glasgow's renowned architect.

See the full programme

Events include:


Mackintosh at the GSA tours

Daily throughout October 2015 :: 11.00am, 2.00pm and 3.15pm

The Glasgow School of Art, Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF
Admission: £9.75 adult / £8.00 student / £8.00 senior / £4.75 under 18’s.
Tickets: Online: www.gsa.ac.uk/tours   Telephone: 0141 353 4526 
In person: Window on Mackintosh visitor Centre at The Glasgow School of Art Website

The Glasgow School of Yarn

Fri 23 & Sat 24 Oct 2015 :: 10am - 5pm both days

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G20 7EL
Admission: Prices vary by workshop and entry, please see www.theyarncake.co.uk
Tickets: Book online at www.theyarncake.co.uk

Tea, Talk and Tour The Willow Tea Rooms

Friday 16th, Friday 23rd and Friday 30th October :: 11am

The Willow Tea Rooms, 217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EX
Admission: Adult/Conc: £5 pp. Child: £3.50 pp
Tickets: Call Sheila Proctor, Willow Tea Rooms on 0141 332 0521 or email

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I love the Mackintosh Church at Queens Cross, rory.  Still heartbroken about the fire in the art school.  I fancy going along to the Lighthouse Exhibition on Art Deco.

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im afraid ive never like any of macintosh's stuff really. the art school is great for the work it inspires and the work produced by the students but i think he gets too much credit for it.

i know that is an unpopular opinion too but its mine. 

i was in the bauhaus musem a couple of weeks ago, although quite small, me and the kid spent hours in the place. totally fascinating. 

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Was that in Berlin, tig?

I've always loved Mackintosh. I love the Hill House in Helensburgh with its wee stage for the kids to play on and I love the replica of his house at The Hunterian. I must have been there a hundred times as I used to live round the corner.  I could never get tired of it.  I think Mackintosh gets credit for the design of the Art Shool.

I love Glasgow School of Art but what would it be without the students? I enjoy the exhibitions and chatting with the students. I wish Glasgow City Council would pay some heed to Ines Seixas' Adventure Neighbourhoods - promoting eco wild spaces in the city.

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I've never been but one of my friends is there a lot and has recently had a story of his included in a Berlin anthology. I love looking at his photographs. Definitely an idea for a potential trip.

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its is a brilliant place, so clean but with graffiti everywhere.

very friendly and helpful people too and i was amazed at the causal beer drinking on trains, buses etc by both men and women. (not in your glasgow getting steaming way but just as a sip, the way we drink water)

i can post up some pics if anyone is interested.

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