Charles Rennie Mackintosh

I was bemoaning my lack of progress on my blog to my friend Christine from Writing from Scotland and she mentioned to me that there was going to be a Creative Mackintosh Festival in October (15-28).    I enjoy Mackintosh’s work and I appreciated her mentioning it as I think it would be worth having a gander by, especially if you enjoy his style of architecture.  Over the 2 weeks, there will be around 30 events, performances and activities and for more information, you can have a look at the website.

“Visitors will be encouraged to enjoy recitals and performances in Mackintosh buildings and, if they wish, to roll up their sleeves and try crafts such as drawing, knitting and photography inspired by Mackintosh’s work.”



Here is some information on a workshop happening over the space of 4 Sundays geared for 8-12 year olds:

“Budding young architects are invited to join Andy and Matt from the Dress for the Weather Architectural Practice to explore a variety of techniques and materials to create floorplans, elevations, sections and 3D models of their very own grand designs.

The course will introduce young people to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s legacy by using the House as a foundation from which they can learn key architecture/design skills and develop ideas for their own House for an Art Lover (who could be a musician…a poet…a fashion designer…or even an architect!)

Sunday 21 & 28 October and Sunday 4 & 11 November 2012

11.00 to 16.00 (30 minute lunch break – please bring a packed lunch!)

Age 8 – 12 years Course Fee £20.00 (includes all materials/equipment)

The course will take place over four consecutive Sundays and as places are limited it must be booked in advance. House for an Art Lover gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Creative Mackintosh Festival which subsidises this course fee.”


4 thoughts on “Charles Rennie Mackintosh

    1. do you like Charles Rennie Mackintosh too? Have you been to any of his places in Glasgow? I haven’t but I would love to go some day, especially to the Willow Tea Rooms.

  1. A very belated comment to say how clever you are to find out all about this with just one small mention of it from me. I would love to be able to attend some of these events! Last year in October I was lucky enough to go to a knitting event at the CRM church. I find it incredible how modern his (and his wife’s) style still seems.

Looking forward to hearing from you

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