Category: News & Events

Talking Tosh with Lost Glasgow

Wednesday 11 October, 6.00pm | Mackintosh Queen’s Cross | Tickets from £6.13

Journalist and social historian Norry Wilson has had a lifelong fascination with his home city.

He first fell down the vintage photography rabbit hole while working on the Evening Times.

Think of him as the ‘Raider of the Lost Archives’.

Now, with over 300k online followers on his Lost Glasgow site, he continues to tickle the city’s collective memory muscle, teasing out old stories, forgotten facts, and the lost histories hidden in the photographic record of old Glasgow.

In ‘Talking Tosh’, he’ll use historic photos to explore Mackintosh’s Glasgow, the world that shaped him, and the design legacy that still leaves its mark on the city.

Mackintosh Masterpiece: The Glasgow School of Art and Small Faces (Double Bill)

Thursday 12 October at 7.00pm

Tickets selection £0 to £7.50 from Eventbrite (Note: Students are free)

A unique opportunity to see this film by multi award-winning documentary maker, Louise Lockwood. First shown on BBC Two in 2009 to celebrate the opening of the Glasgow School of Art, Artworks Scotland tells the story behind Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s internationally acclaimed building, with contributions from some of the school’s best-known graduates.

Fondly referred to as The Mack, the building sealed Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s reputation as one of the most innovative and creative Scots of the 20th century and established him as a pioneer of Modernism. In 2009 the School of Art was voted the best British building of the past 175 years in a poll organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Contributors including Peter Howson, David Shrigley and Muriel Gray testify to the extraordinary impact the building has had on their creative lives. This one-off documentary, narrated by Daniela Nardini, includes songs specially written by Glasgow bands Sexy Kids and Frightened Rabbit, that both emerged from the school.

As an aperitif for tonight’s films, we are showing Norman McLaren’s short film: Seven Till Five (1933) which provides a fascinating insight into the practices and rituals that comprised an average day in the iconic Mackintosh Building at the GSA.

To conclude our evening we are offering a free bonus for those attending with a special screening of Small Faces. This 1996 Scottish drama film directed by Gillies MacKinnon about gangs in Glasgow. It stars Iain Robertson, Joseph McFadden, Steven Duffy, Kevin McKidd, Laura Fraser, Mark McConnochie, Clare Higgins, Garry Sweeney, Colin McCredie and Alastair Galbraith.

Set in Glasgow at the tail-end of the 60s, MacKinnon’s superb third feature is a tough but humorous tale of brotherly rivalry and gangland warfare which can proudly rank alongside the likes of Trainspotting. The film was shot on location at various districts in Glasgow, including GSA, Darnley, Sighthill, Partick, Merrylee, Mount Florida and Bishopbriggs and in Edinburgh.

Please note there will be a bar on the evening.

The Forgotten Fairground

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, CRM Society is proud to announce the Scottish Premiere of The Forgotten Fairground, which combines music, dance, cinema, spoken word and is an exploration and celebration of the human condition.

Trailblazing multi-idiom ensemble, The Forgotten Fairground, rolls into town with a gala performance at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross. The brainchild of leading Glasgow composer, Matt Gough and Emmy-winning London producer, Andy Bush, The Forgotten Fairground have been busy. Having released 3 albums and 3 short films (premiered at London’s BFI Southbank) over a 5-year period, they’ve been garnering plaudits at the highest level, from across the international arts community. From Hollywood film and music producers Sid Ganis and Jay Graydon, to jazz luminaries Randy Brecker and Eddie Daniels, to esteemed members of the Chicago Symphony and iconic band-to-end-all-bands, Steely Dan – high praise has been in plentiful supply.

Saturday 14 October, 7.30pm | Mackintosh Queen’s Cross | Tickets

General Admission from £24.00 + Booking Fee

Student / Under 18s from £10.00 + Booking Fee

Visit to 78 Derngate, Northampton

Mackintosh Society London and South East Members visit to 78 Derngate, Northampton.

Saturday 21 October 2023 at 11 am

78 Derngate was re-modelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916 for his client, Northampton model maker, W. J. Bassett-Lowke.  It is many years since the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society has visited Derngate and a guided tour in October is proposed which can be combined with a visit to the recently refurbished and extended Northampton Museum and Art Gallery which is only 5 minutes’ walk.

We will meet at 11 am at 82 Derngate for coffee and then we will be taken on a guided tour of the house in groups of 12.  If there are more than 12 people, then some of us may be asked to visit the museum and art gallery first.

Trains to Northampton take around an hour from London Euston and Derngate is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the railway station.  A day trip is possible, but some people may also decide to make a weekend of it.

Tickets cost £11.00 plus booking fee (includes coffee on arrival) and are available from Eventbrite


Members can choose to make their own arrangements or join in a group booking at the Museum and Art Gallery cafe.  If you wish to join the group booking for lunch, please contact by Friday 6 October, to give us time to make arrangements.  Payment for lunch will be made on the day direct to the Museum Café.

Artisan with Hannah Rarity – album launch

Founded in 2009, Artisan as a piano trio, with Aisling O’Dea – violin, Clea Friend – cello, and Simon Smith – piano. The trio performed regularly in their home city of Edinburgh and around Scotland, delivering exciting performances of core piano trio repertoire alongside commissions of new works from Scottish and UK composers. The group has been actively engaged in musical education activities and in developing improved musical access to all areas of the community.

This year Artisan has reincarnated itself as a duo, violin and cello, allowing for more versatility in range of venues, collaborations and combinations of sound and media.

Artisan are launching ‘Almost Unseen’ an exciting new album of music by composer Suzanne Parry.

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross – Saturday 23 September at 19:00 – Tickets £8.00 + booking fee 

Blicher Hemmer Gadd

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross – Friday 1st September at 19:30 Sold Out

Extra date added – Saturday 2nd September at 19.30 Tickets £32 + booking fee

Blicher Hemmer Gadd 2023 Release tour: Award winning saxophonist Michael Blicher, Hammond wizard Dan Hemmer and legendary drummer Steve Gadd joined forces in 2014 to celebrate their shared love for Hammond-organ soul/jazz. The band has now played more than 50 shows throughout the world and released 2 live albums. This band is a unique opportunity to experience the worlds most innovative drummer unfold his talent, playing a kind of music that he is most passionate about. “This is honest Music. No one plays like this anymore.”

Tenille Townes

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross – Saturday 26 August 2023 at 19:00

Canadian-born Townes has the lyrical fortitude of Griffin or Lori McKenna, the soulful nature of Chris Stapleton or even Adele, but Townes is paving ground all her own. Working on her debut LP with Jay Joyce, Townes started her journey to becoming one of Country’s most promising new artists back in rural Canada, in the backseat of a car. Once settled in Nashville, Townes spent her days songwriting and her nights at guitar pulls or at the Bluebird Cafe, studying everything she could. Eventually, she scored a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog and headed into the studio with Joyce. Together, they tapped into her organic nature and her sheer ability to tell a story and emote it through the visceral range of her vocals – tender, bluesy, wise and full of wonder but never naive.

Troppos – Classical Concert

Friday 30 June 2023 at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross at 7pm Tickets cost £12.00

Troppos is a unique ensemble that approaches traditional latin american and classical music in a different and exciting way. The ensemble is made up of Eddy Betancourt (Violin) Sergio Vega (Oboe) Kerry Lynch (Flute) and Francisco Martinez (Tuba)

In this concert we will bring a variety of pieces originally thought to be danced to, taking you from a Tchaikovsky waltz to a Piazolla tango, all of this especially arranged for this original formation, you can’t miss this!

Zero Waste Scotland – The Gaia Way

The Gaia way – how Glasgow communities are working together to reduce consumption.

Come along to find out how Glasgow is tackling to climate crisis from the grassroots, making reuse, sharing, repairing and sustainable textiles accessible for all, locally.

Panel session hosted by Samantha Moir, Community Support manager, Zero Waste Scotland with:

• Bevan O’Daly, The Fair Fashion Collective

• Emma Erwin, The share and repair network

• Lynne Dent, Merry-go-round Glasgow

• Neil Lovelock, Glasgow EcoTrust

Monday 19 June at 6.00pm – Mackintosh Queen’s Cross – Tickets Free at Eventbrite

Lids Open under Gaia

The next Lids Open Day of 2023 will be a special Lids Open Night at Mackintosh Queens Cross on Wednesday 21st June ~ from 4.30pm till 9pm. This is part of our 50th anniversary programme under ‘Gaia‘ .

We aim to give everyone around 12 minutes playing time, at least, with friends and family always welcome to come and listen too. Please register to attend – including a contact number and a rough time you will arrive, by emailing: