Mackintosh Queen’s Cross church is on of Glasgow’s architectural hidden gems. Now a visitor attraction, the church was built by Mackintosh in 1896. It is the home of The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, which has kicked off celebrations for its 50th anniversary in 2023 with the unveiling of Luke Jerram’s Gaia (Earth). Named after the Greek goddess of Earth, Gaia is 2.1m times smaller than the real Earth – measuring six diameters and created from 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface – the artwork gives viewers the opportunity to see our planet, floating in three dimensions. Booking is advised and entry is £5.
A programme of events will take place under Gaia, including concerts by Lost Map on 31st May; Siobhan Wilson on 15th June and Glasgow Jazz Festival gigs on 16th and 17th by Sunnas Gunnlaugs and Fergus McCreadie and a Stephane Grappelli tribute by Seonaid Aitken Quintet.
Acclaimed photographer and film maker Chris Leslie will do a talk on Disappearing Glasgow on 26th May and will share stories behind the photographs and films that inspired his eight-year project.
There’s also a chance to view Unbuilt Mackintosh which showcases stunning architectural models based on Mackintosh’s unbuilt designs.
In June, there’s Film Nights under Gaia – showing classics including: Koyaanisqatsi; Under the Skin; Comfort and Joy; Small Faces and Glasgow School of Art films. Booking is advised.
Lids Open Day will return on 21st June – members of the public are invited to play the stunning Steinway piano on stage. Booking is advised.
Book tickets for all of the above here: https://mackintosh.eventbrite.co.uk
Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow G20 7EL