Glasgow Mackintosh

Glasgow invites you to unleash your creativity across a range of exciting exhibitions, events & activities for the whole family at this year’s Creative Mackintosh Festival!

Creative Mackintosh festival 2014 programme

Throughout October 2014, the third annual Creative Mackintosh festival celebrates the creative achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow’s most famous architect, designer and artist.

October becomes ‘Mackintosh month’ as visitors and locals alike are invited to enjoy a programme of events with a focus on architecture, design, visual arts and crafts in the city where he lived and worked.

From Wednesday 1st to Friday 31st of October, over 30 different events and exhibitions will take place across the main Mackintosh attractions, buildings and collections in and around Glasgow.

From walks, workshops and exhibitions to performances and talks, events are designed for all ages, to appeal to those who know nothing about Mackintosh, as well as established aficionados. The programme will feature a range of formats with free exhibitions and workshops, ticketed tours and socialable evenings with food and drink.

Highlights include:

  • — A major exhibition on Mackintosh Architecture organised by the Hunterian - University of Glasgow, with a linked programme of talks, walks and events. A companion exhibition at the Willow Tea Rooms will offer afternoon tea with a talk on Mackintosh Architecture.
  • — Seven commissioned performances with live music and costumes inspired by Mackintosh’s paintings of southern France, designed by artist Alex Rigg of Oceanallover at seven Mackintosh attractions.
  • — Mackintosh Country winetasting with Johnny Walker at House for an Art Lover – exploring and tasting the wines of south west France where Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret MacDonald lived for the last years of their life.
  • — Mackintosh Drawings at Provands Lordship – an exhibition of drawings not generally on exhibition.
  • — Glasgow School of Yarn at the Mackintosh Church at Queens Cross - two full days of knitting, workshops, spinning, yarn market-place and workshops by leading designers and specialists.
  • — City Walking Tours of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries 'Glasgow Style' architecture in the city centre are offered by award-winning student guides from The Glasgow School of Art.

The Creative Mackintosh Festival and the Un-Looking project are supported by Creative Scotland and Homecoming 2014 

For press enquiries contact please contact Lisa Watt, LWPR on 07903206615 or email

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