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September 2018

Glasgow Doors Open

10 September, 2018 - 16 September, 2018
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All events take place between Monday 10th and Sunday 16th September and feature a variety of medieval buildings and events such as: TALK: Talwin Morris: the Fifth member of the Glasgow Four Recently retired Professor of Medieval History & Codicology at Glasgow University, Robert Gibb, presenting an illustrated talk on Talwin Morris, Art Director of Blackie & Sons & major proponent of the Glasgow Style. Greyfriars Garden Medieval City on a site adjacent to the former Franciscan Friary. As Franciscans…

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October 2018

Glasgow Cathedral Festival 2018

21 October, 2018 - 28 October, 2018
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St
Glasgow, G4 0QZ United Kingdom
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Glasgow Cathedral Festival 2018

Glasgow Cathedral are hosting a week of art, music, history and culture based in Glasgow's medieval cathedral.

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December 2018

Symposium: Medieval Paisley

7 December, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Paisley Abbey, Abbey Close
Paisley, PA1 1JG United Kingdom
Free
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Join us for a full day event celebrating the medieval links between two cities in Scotland: Glasgow and Paisley. Paisley History: Date: Fri 7 Dec Time: 9:30-4:30pm Venue: The Place, Paisley Abbey Subjects: A comparison of Glasgow and Paisley Scottish Saints Archaeology of Glasgow And Paisley Paisley in the 12th century Influence of rivers Walter Fitzalan, High Steward Architecture of Paisley BOOK HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/symposium-medieval-glasgow-and-paisley-tickets-49423549166 Proudly sponsored by:    

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January 2019

St Mungo’s Long Strange Trip: Archaeological explorations of Kentigern’s origins

January 9

Opening Lecture: Stephen Driscoll Reception with mulled wine. Welcome from Bishop Gregor Duncan   Hosted by Bishop Gregor Duncan, this lecture will examine a range of archaeological and historical discoveries which have a bearing on our understanding of Kentigern’s origins. Taking the 12th-century Life of Kentigern as a guide, the lecture will trace the journey from his birthplace on the great Iron Age hillfort of Traprain Law in East Lothian, via St Serf’s monastery in Culross, Fife and finally to…

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Mungo’s Bairns

January 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
Wellington Church
Free

Glasgow Churches Together put on a family event for primary children in Wellington Church.University of Glasgow students have worked with over thirteen primary schools to produce this festival of song and drama to bring the legends and life of St Mungo into 2017. Who is Bishop Mungo and what is the Bell? Come and see.

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Youth Dedication Event

January 11 @ 12:00 pm UTC+0
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St
Glasgow, G4 0QZ United Kingdom
Free

Whitehill Secondary School and St Mungo's Academy join the Organiser of the St Mungo Festival for a youth dedication at the tomb of St Mungo.

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Mungo’s Pathways: Walk

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0

Join us to discover some of Glasgow's hidden medieval architecture and history - still visible in this walk round  the old quarter of Glasgow. We'll be following Glasgow City Council's historic tour, DOWNLOAD HERE.

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Vita Kentigerni readings and music

January 12 @ 11:30 am UTC+0
Mitchell Library
Free

Vita Kentigerni, the 12th century book commissioned by Bishop Jocelyn of Glasgow will be read in Latin by Archbishop Tartaglia and English by Rev Roy Henderson, Moderator of Presbytery of Glasgow.

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Glasgow Walking Lunch: St Mungo’s Moveable Feast

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Royal Exchange Square Glasgow, United Kingdom
£39.93

Visit hidden historic sites and sample food and drink from some of the best independent eateries in town. Find out about St Mungo's connection to one of the city's ancient watering holes, learn how Robert Burns is involved in the city's cafe scene and discover the part a family recipe from the Outer Hebrides played in helping to regenerate the city. Travel through 1,000 years of the Glasgow story with food and travel writer Andrea Pearson (The List Eating and…

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Feast of St Mungo

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
St Mungo’s Parish Church, Townhead
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Guided Walk: Following the Molendinar Burn

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0
Stepps Railway Station bridge on Cardowan Road, G33 6HG G33 6HG United Kingdom + Google Map

St Mungo’s Feast Day this year is on Sunday 13th January 2019. To mark the occasion Catherine Mooney will be leading a guided walk following the route St Mungo would have taken along the Molendinar Burn; from its source to its conclusion where it joins the River Clyde. The walk takes about 3 hours, it is about 8 and a half miles and mostly down hill. There are a two comfort stops on the way. Walkers must dress warmly, bringing…

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Running pilgrimage: Dunfermline to Glasgow Cathedral, following in the Footsteps of St Mungo

January 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+0
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St
Glasgow, G4 0QZ United Kingdom

Dunfermline to Glasgow Cathedral on St Mungo's Day - following in St Mungo's footsteps and running pilgrimages in aid of a new Embrace the Middle East project working with returning refugees and IDPs in northern Iraq. The running fundraiser was both a wacky idea Mark had on a particular run around Aberdeenshire in late spring, and the product of lots of threads finally coming together. Having studied for his PhD in the Middle East and hearing Christians talk of the…

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Feast of St Mungo: Ecumenical Festival Service

January 13 @ 4:00 pm UTC+0
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St
Glasgow, G4 0QZ United Kingdom
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Cathedral Tours with Adrian Cox

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St
Glasgow, G4 0QZ United Kingdom
Free

Join archaeologist Adrian Cox of the Historical Environment Scotland for a guided tour of the Cathedral, exploring its history and archaeology. As part of the tour, we will follow in the footsteps of countless pilgrims in the medieval period and look at how the building has developed through the centuries. 12.00 noon

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Catherdal Tours (Stonework & Conservation) with John Clark

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St
Glasgow, G4 0QZ United Kingdom
Free

Johnnie Clark, the Historic Environment Scotland Works Manager, will explain to attendees the techniques used in the conservation programme to restore the walls, windows and tower of Glasgow Cathedral. Come in warm clothing and sturdy shoes!

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Molendinar Lecture: Professor Sir Tom Devine “New Glaswegians: Migrants to the city since 1950”

January 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
Glasgow City Chambers

Welcomed by Archbishop Emeritus of Glasgow the Most Rev. Mario Conti, Sir Tom Devine discusses the effects of migration on Glasgow as a city, reflecting our #MungoFest theme of St Mungo as a refugee.  

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Lecture: ‘The earliest lives of the Saints in the Scots vernacular (c. 1375)’ Dr Theo Van Heijnsbergen

January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
St Mungo Museum
Free

The collection of saints lives in Scots from the late Middle Ages, known as the Legends of the Saints, is a hugely understudied text but is recently receiving more attention. Jessica Reid and Theo van Heijnsbergen from the Scottish Literature department at Glasgow University will present and discuss several of the most striking and important saints lives from a number of angles, including the ways in which they seek to shape their readers' sense of self. Rather than presenting cardboard…

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