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Afternoon Concert

Friday 16th August – Pay what you can piano concert

A solo piano performance from William Thomson who is playing compositions from his new solo piano album “new Beginnings”.

With a wonderful guest support performance from Solo Guitarist Elliot Cowell who will also be playing his original compositions.

You can reserve tickets here

Mackintosh Life Drawing

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross: Last Sunday of the Month in July, August and September 2019

Sunday 28th July 1pm – 3.30pm, Sunday 25th August 1pm – 3.30pm & Sunday 29th September 12pm – 2.30pm

Why not try your hand at some figurative life drawing in a stunning Mackintosh venue? In a space flooded with natural light, we will draw from a series of short and long poses with a live life model. The sessions are lead by local artist Jade Sturrock, a graduate from the Glasgow School of Art who specialises in Painting and Printmaking and the sessions are mostly self-guided although tutorial advice will be available to those who want it.

Basic materials and tea and coffee are provided, as well as easels, drawing boards and seating is available if required. You are also welcome to bring along your own materials (excluding any hazardous materials such as oil paints or solvents).

All levels are welcome to join, and sessions are limited to 12 people max so pre-booking is highly recommended. Tickets are £12 when purchased in advance or £15 on the door (subject to availability)

Tickets can be purchased here.

The Mackintosh Series:

Seven Stories of his Artistic Journey

John Cairney presents a new suite of seven paintings inspired by the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Each work tells the story of a specific period in Mackintosh’s colourful life; from his time as a schoolboy in 1883, through his career as a draughtsman, architect and artist right up to his untimely death in 1930.

Exhibition Runs: 3 June – 28 July 2019 at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross.

John Cairney’s association with Mackintosh began in 1974 when he was invited by R.W.Adams OBE, Managing Director of the A.H.McIntosh Furniture Company, Kircaldy, to prepare a Mackintosh Programme under their auspices. They had decided to promote a line of furniture based on Mackintosh designs and thought that a theatrical presentation of his life and work might prove a valuable marketing assist to this project. As a result, in 1975, Cairney was able to provide a programme entitled, Mackintosh the Man, at a seminar for architects held at Kirkcaldy in December 1975 as part of the International Year of Architecture. This presentation was further developed by Cairney over the following decade, with further performances at all the known Mackintosh sites in Scotland, at the Edinburgh Festival in 1978, at the Lyceum Studio Theatre in 1979 and culminating in a full-cast version for Scottish Television in 1980.

Erland Cooper – Live

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross: Saturday 30 November at 7:30pm

Erland Cooper is an award winning, multi-instrumentalist and producer, originally from Stromness, on the Orkney Islands. Previous projects include The Magnetic North, which blended orchestral arrangement, rock, and electronica to stunning effect, while his early work as leader progressive folk rock group Erland and the Carnival established him as a prominent musical force. He beings his acclaimed new album Sule Skerry – inspired by his beloved island homeland – to the Mackintosh Church in Glasgow’s West End for what is sure to be a truly special night in November.

Tickets can be purchased here

Maciej Granat Concert – Love and Death

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross: Friday 21 June at 7.30pm

Please join us for an evening of piano music and song exploring various facets of love and loss. Soar to the heavens with Soprano Julia Daramy-Williams as she sings works by Berg, Granat, and Messiaen. Traverse the depths of emotion through pianist and composer Maciej Granat’s interpretation of works by Ravel, Fauré, Debussy. This recital of 20th Century and modern compositions takes advantage of the exquisite acoustics of the elegantly appointed Mackintosh Queen’s Cross.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Lids Open Day

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross – Friday 28 June 2019

Lids Open Day was born at Glasgow Music’s Festival of ‘ The Piano ‘, in the Grand Hall, City Halls, Candleriggs ~ November 2013.  This event offers people the chance to play high quality acoustic pianos ( often in grand places ) irrespective of age or ability. The list of host venues is growing, with City Halls, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Mitchell Library & Mackintosh Queens Cross all opening their piano lids to us. Past venues include: St Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Pollok House and the Pearce Institute.  So . . . if you know of a great piano out there somewhere in a venue that would be happy to join in ~ please get in touch here. Meantime, you can also listen to Anna Magnusson’s piece for Radio Scotland’s ‘Sunday Morning With . . .’ show, with Rikki Ross that aired on June 18th 2017. Anna joined Alan, Graeme, Grace and all the other players on the day and played a tune herself !

Visit their website here

Still Life Drawing

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross:  Sunday 30th June 2019 from 1pm – 4pm 

With summer in full bloom, why not come and try your hand at a relaxing Mackintosh themed still life drawing session. Be inspired by the botanical watercolours of Mackintosh & his peers, drawing from a beautiful floral still life arrangement in a stunning Mackintosh venue.

All levels welcome. As the session is limited to 12 people max pre-booking is highly recommended. The cost is £15 per person for the 3 hours session.

Tickets must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite or by contacting jade@crmsociety.com

Basic Materials* and Tea & Coffee Provided

The Spooky Men’s Chorale

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross – Saturday 29 June 2019
7.00 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Genial buffoonery and immaculate, testosterone drenched vocals define the Spooky Men’s Chorale, a ruthless bunch of larrikins based in the Blue Mountains of Australia. With a sound as warm and grainy as a slab of teak, the Spooky Men give equally loving attention to ancient Georgian table songs, tawdry anthems like Don’t Stand Between a Man and his Tool, and the odd ballad of terrifying beauty.

The repertoire is largely inspired by the pointless grandeur of everyday maleness, in the shower, in the shed and after breakfast. Stage presence is imposing, black and foolishly statuesque, with a cunning taste in hats. Their studied deadpan is no act: like most blokes, they’ve only got the faintest idea of what’s going on…

Here’s a link to the tickets page: https://tickets-scotland.com/spook

‘A Place for the Work and the Human Being’ by Jamie Fobert

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross: Thursday 20 June at 6pm

‘A Place for the Work and the Human Being’ runs throughout 2019 and takes place in a range of venues, new and old, around Glasgow. The series explores the needs, expectations and possibilities of the space for art today and speakers include artists, architects, curators and others.

For the fifth event in the series, and as part of Architecture Fringe 2019, we are delighted to present leading architect Jamie Fobert.

Jamie Fobert is a London-based architect and designer, recently announced as winner of the BD Architect of the Year Gold Award 2019. Since establishing Jamie Fobert Architects in 1996, he has consistently produced innovative and inspiring architecture in projects ranging from individual houses to high quality retail and significant public buildings for the arts. During this time, the practice has won a number of major public commissions for cultural organisations including the new Tate St Ives, which opened to great public acclaim in October 2017, extensions to Kettle’s Yard Gallery and Charleston House, both of which opened to the public last year and most recently, The National Portrait Gallery.

Mackintosh Queens Cross is one of Glasgow’s hidden architectural gems. Built in 1898, it is the only church designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Refreshments will be served after the event.

Tickets can be purchased here.