Unearth Glasgow's architectural secrets in autumn 2012 with The Glasgow School of Art
Learn more about Glasgow's Father of Style Charles Rennie Mackintosh through inspiring tours
This article is from 2012.
You might think you know all there is to know about Glasgow’s Father of Style, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but the launch of The Glasgow School of Art’s intriguing new walking tour based around the architect, artist and designer as well as a festival dedicated to the man, proves there’s still more to discover.
The Glasgow Style tour will take you back to Mackintosh’s 19th century Glasgow to trace the development of Scottish Art Nouveau and the impact of Mackintosh and his contemporaries on the Victorian city.
One visitor described the tour as ‘an enlightening overview of the varied architectural styles in Glasgow, put into the context of Glasgow life, industry and Mackintosh’s career with very friendly, helpful guides!'
Or look to the present and let experienced tour guides show you the sites and secrets of Glasgow’s current thriving arts scene. The Glasgow Miracle tour will lead you through the places, spaces and artworks that tell the story of creative regeneration in post industrial Glasgow.
The tours, delivered by The Glasgow School of Art are supported by the Mackintosh Heritage Group, whose celebrations of Creative Mackintosh culminate in the Creative Mackintosh Festival (15-28 October) funded by the Year of Creative Scotland Culture & Tourism Award. The festival will feature a programme of creative arts and cultural events including exhibitions, talks, tours, films, music, dance and drama performances, children’s activities and workshops.
Tours depart from The Glasgow School of Art Shop & Visitor Centre from Wednesday to Saturday each week until 27 October.
Year of Creative Scotland is helping to spotlight, celebrate and promote Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Find out all that this special year has to offer at www.visitscotland.com/creative.