The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society (CRMS) will mark the 50th anniversary of its creation on 4 October 2023. In 1973 Mackintosh had only recently been rediscovered, partly as a result of proactive work by film-maker Murray Grigor who had made an inspiring film shown in cinemas and on BBC TV to re-introduce the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (CRM) to a public that had virtually forgotten him. Even in Glasgow, CRM was viewed as an architect that only dedicated academics and architects appreciated. By the start of the 1970s, several of CRM’s buildings remained under threat of being lost forever as a result of the proposed motorway expansion. The Society was created to save these buildings, and its members’ concerted campaigning and awareness-raising at that time ensured the protection of important buildings, including the former Queen’s Cross Church (now Mackintosh Queen’s Cross) for future generations. The campaign to raise awareness was such a success, by the 1990s Mackintosh was a reason as to why visitors came to Glasgow!
To celebrate its 50th year, the CRM Society is holding a series of events to mark its anniversary at its home at Queen’s Cross. This is the former church designed by Mackintosh and now operating as a successful venue for music and events such as weddings, concerts, films and talks. Queen’s Cross itself – is one of the most complete original Mackintosh buildings in the city – is a visitor attraction in its own right, drawing visitors from abroad as well as around the UK.
Information on the various events are shown below, more details can be found on Mackintosh Queen’s Cross website and also shared through our e-newsletter and on our Social Media Channels.
Saturday 23 September at 7.00pm | Mackintosh Queen’s Cross| Tickets £8.00 + booking fee
Wednesday 11 October at 6.00pm | Mackintosh Queen’s Cross | Tickets from £6.13
Thursday 12 October at 7.00pm | Mackintosh Queen’s Cross | Tickets £7.50 from Eventbrite
Saturday 14 October, 7.30pm | Mackintosh Queen’s Cross | Tickets