The programme for the sixth Mackintosh Festival has been launched and includes over 40 events, many of which are free, celebrating the life of architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in and around Mackintosh venues across the city and beyond.

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross has a full range of events including the recently-launched Walking Tours; an exhibition of replica Mackintosh chairs by Bruce Hamilton; a puppet show for young Mackintosh fans; a stencil workshop; the chance to hear artist Avril Paton talk about her art and the very popular Lids Open Day – where members of the public are invited to play the fabulous Steinway grand piano.

You can view the full programme of events in the Festival Brochure below:


The festival, which is organised by Glasgow Mackintosh, takes place every October and attracts over 100,000 visitors each year.  2017’s festival is warming up the city ahead of the year-long celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh’s birth with a new exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, opening in March 2018, and the opening of Mackintosh at The Willow in Sauchiehall Street on 7th June 2018 – CRM’s 150th birthday.

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