Glasgow has marked 50 years of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society.
200 people from tourism and cultural organisations along with CRM Society members, staff and volunteers attended a civic reception in the Banqueting Hall of the City Chambers.
Glasgow Lord Provost Jacqueline McLaren was joined by Michael Dale, chair of the trustees for the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, and the society’s director Stuart Robertson.
The organisation was created (Oct 4, 1973) to champion, preserve, promote the work and heritage of Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
The charity works to ensure the legacy of Mackintosh, his contemporaries and the Glasgow Style continues to flourish.
The celebrations continue in Mackintosh Queen's Cross in Maryhill throughout the month.
There is a talk by Norry Wilson of Lost Glasgow called 'Talking Tosh' on Wednesday October 11 at 6pm.
Thursday October 12, there is a film night showing 'Mackintosh Masterpiece: The Glasgow School of Art' by award-winning documentary maker, Louise Lockwood.
We were delighted to have a civic reception with the Lord Provost at the City Chambers for our 50th celebrations.
It is part of a triple bill showing Gillies Mackinnon's Small Faces and Norman McLaren's short film made in 1933 on an average day in the life of the Mackintosh Building at Glasgow School of Art called 'Seven Till Five'.
On Saturday October 14, it's the Scottish Premiere of The Forgotten Fairground which combines live music, dance, film, and spoken word and is an exploration and celebration of the human condition.
Stuart Robertson, Director, CRM Society, said: “We were delighted to have a civic reception with the Lord Provost at the City Chambers for our 50th celebrations.
“We hope that everyone can join us for the Scottish Premiere of The Forgotten Fairground, Norry Wilson’s Talking Tosh event and of course, our film night with the chance to see not just one but three movies.
“Visitors are also welcome to celebrate Mackintosh’s only built church at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and by appointment.”