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January 2021

‘Mediaeval Glasgow in Scottish Literature’ – a lecture by Prof. Gerry Carruthers

7 January, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0

A lecture given by Prof. Gerry Carruthers of the University of Glasgow > REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE This lecture on Glasgow's history considers the depiction of Scotland’s great city of the west in the literature of the Middle Ages before moving on to consider continuity and change in its literary depiction in Reformation and Renaissance periods. A new ‘Medievalism’ pervades Scottish culture from the eighteenth down to the twenty-first century and the discussion considers the motivations and values of this Neo-Medievalism.…

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Youth Dedication

8 January, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm UTC+0

A service of dedication of Glasgow's Youth to St Mungo REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE A short service of dedication of the Glasgow's youth to St Mungo, presented by Rev Mark Johnson, minister of Glasgow Cathedral with contributions from local schoolchildren. The event will be shown through Zoom.

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Opening of the Vita Kentigerni

9 January, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm UTC+0

A presentation of the manuscript of St Mungo's life kept in Glasgow's Mitchell Library > REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE An online presentation of the manuscript of the life of Glasgow’s patron saint written by Jocelyn of Furness in the twelfth  century. There will be readings from the text, music from Glasgow’s St Mungo Singers and Russian Choir and contributions from Dr Irene O’Brien of the Mitchell Library and others.

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Signs & Symbol’s: Glasgow’s Coat of Arms

9 January, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0

Discover the stories behind the symbols of the City of Glasgow. > REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE HERE The tree that never grew, the bird that never flew, the fish that never swam, the bell that never rang…. This online event is hosted by Revd Mark Johnson, minister of Glasgow Cathedral, Dr Gordon Wyllie, Trustee of the Glasgow Medieval Trust and The Revd Canon Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms. The lecture will be shown as part of a Zoom event…

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St Mungo Festival Ecumenical Service

10 January, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0

The yearly ecumenical service, bringing together Glasgow’s various Christian traditions under the roof of the Cathedral will provide an opportunity for reflection and worship. > REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE In this time of Covid and in the preparation for COP26 the call is to celebrate creation renewed, the vision of peace and harmony and care for land, water, air and trees. ‘Behold I make all things new’. Civic and community voices will praise, sing and intercede for all.

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Mungo’s Bairns

12 January, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 pm UTC+0

> REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE HERE Wellington Church on University Avenue and Glasgow Churches Together have been presenting Mungo’s Bairns every year during the Festival and will continue to do so this year in a changed format. Using archive materials, videos, photographs and recordings this event will celebrate the life of Glasgow's Patron Saint.     Glasgow Churches Together was formed in 1988 as part of the Glasgow Garden Festival celebrations, and continues as an ecumenical forum and focus for activities.…

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MUNGO: Legends of a Scottish Saint

12 January, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0

A play by Stephen Callaghan with music & songs by Vincent Mellon > REGISTER HERE Most people are vaguely familiar with the bird, the bell, the fish and the tree, that make up Glasgow’s Coat of Arms but few know the full story of the man who made these famous...the man who fell in love with the dear green place and named it Glasgow.  Following a successful tour in 2018, Mungo: Legends of a Scottish Saints production comes to our…

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Molendinar Lecture 2021: Coinage & Coining It in Glasgow

13 January, 2021 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm UTC+0

'Coinage & Coining It in Glasgow' given by Roderick Macpherson > REGISTER HERE The Molendinar Lecture has been a feature of the Festival since its inception. It aims to provide an opportunity for a speaker of note to discuss the city of Glasgow and the idea of the City, its past and future, more generally. This year’s lecture starts at some point in the early seventh century with King Rydderych Hael: King of Strathclyde and royal patron of St Mungo.…

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St Mungo Walk along the Molendinar

13 January, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+0

A guided walk from Provanmill to the river Clyde, led by Catherine Mooney. > BOOK HERE A guided walk from Provanmill to the Clyde along the burn than runs by Glasgow Cathedral. Meet at Molendinar Community Centre, 1210 Royston Road, G33 1HE and follow the Burn from Provanmill to Clyde.  It takes around one and a half hours to walk the four miles. Dress warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Numbers are limited to 15 people, so please book early if…

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An Archaeology of Memory: Scotland’s Early Saints

14 January, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0

Catherine Mooney will talk on the places and environments associated with Scotland's early Saints using photography by Thomas Joshua Cooper > REGISTER HERE Catherine Mooney has been visiting sites of the early Celtic saints (up to 750AD) for the last seven years. She has been accompanied by her husband, Thomas Joshua Cooper. They research a location associated with a person like St Kessog or St Mungo. They visit the site, take notes and often take a photographic record. The end result of this project will be…

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