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January 2020

St Mungo Festival 2020

8 January, 2020 - 17 January, 2020

Planning for the St Mungo Festival 2020 is well underway.  The festival celebrates St Mungo, the Patron Saint of Glasgow and Glasgow's rich medieval hisotry, parts of which can still be seen across the city.  If you would like to take part in the festival, please do get in touch: info@mediaevalglasgow.org We have spaces for: Workshops Restaurants/cafes/bars wanting to feature St Mungo menus during the festival Lectures Sponsors Walks Art projects inspired by St Mungo or the mediaeval period And…

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Launch Of The Festival

8 January, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
St Mungo Museum of Religious Art, 2 Castle Street
Glasgow, G4 0RH United Kingdom
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St Mungo 2020 - Professor Bob Davis

LECTURE: Professor Robert Davis St Mungo Museum of Religious Art, 2 Castle Street G4 0RH Chair Professor Stephen McKinney 5.30pm book a place and enjoy wine reception. Dr James Macaulay vote of thanks, Mediaeval Glasgow Trust  6.00 -7.00pm  Lecture PROFESSOR Robert Davis  Urban Change & Smart Cities look at perspectives of emerging from mediaeval cathedral town into the reformation stronghold, the enlightenment and commercial industrial metropolis. I will look at neglected role of Religion in the Smart City Dynamic and reflect on the proposition…

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Mungo’s Bairns

10 January, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC+0
Wellington Church, 77 Southpark Ave
Glasgow, G12 8LE United Kingdom
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St Mungo 2020 - MUNGO’S BAIRNS

Wellington Church 77 Southpark Ave G12 8LE  Presentations created by School Groups to celebrate Birthday of St Mungo and the City . See how schools bring MUNGO’s story alive 2020 style with patter, songs and poems. St Mungo's Bairns is an open access event. Hosted by Glasgow Churches Together supported by students from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.   BOOK HERE > MUNGO’S BAIRNS

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Youth Dedication

10 January, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St
Glasgow, G4 0QZ United Kingdom
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St Mungo 2020 - YOUTH DEDICATION

Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Precinct, Castle Street G4 0RH 12.00  Whitehill Secondary School and St Mungo’s Academy will meet the at the Tomb of St Mungo, wreaths will be laid. A warm welcome from Rev Mark Johnstone, Minister Glasgow Cathedral.   BOOK HERE > St Mungo Festival 2020 - Youth Dedication

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Opening Of The Vita Kentigerni

11 January, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm UTC+0
Mitchell Library, North Street
Glasgow, G3 7DN United Kingdom
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St Mungo 2020 - Opening of the VITA KENTIGERNI

Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN   12.00  The book will be open for public viewing. Glasgow Churches Together present readings from the Vita with songs to celebrate the foundation of the City by the St Mungo Singers and school choir. Includes launch of display of St Mungo related artefacts by Dr Irene O’Brien Archivist for period of the festival.   BOOK HERE > St Mungo Festival 2020 - Opening Of The Vita Kentigerni  

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Glasgow Walking Lunch: St Mungo’s Moveable Feast

11 January, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
£39.93
St Mungo 2020 - Glasgow Walking Lunch

Guided tour with Andrea Pearson Food and Travel writer Visit historical site and sample food and drink from some of the best independent eateries in town. Travel through 1,000 years of the Glasgow story with Andrea Pearson (The List/The Herald) as she leads you on a guided tour to unearth the city's past, enjoying edible illustrations along the way. £39.93 book via > https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glasgow-walking-lunch-tickets-49804293984

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Glasgow Coat Of Arms

11 January, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street
Glasgow, G4 0RH United Kingdom
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St Mungo 2020 - GLASGOW COAT OF ARMS

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art 2 Castle Street G4 0RH 1.30 – 4.00pm Discover the story of St Mungo, Enjoy a family drop activity   BOOK HERE > St Mungo Festival 2020 - Glasgow Coat Of Arms

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Feast Of St Mungo Walk Along Molendinar With Catherine Mooney

12 January, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
Molendinar Community Centre, 1210 Royston Road
Glasgow, G33 1HE United Kingdom
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Meet at Molendinar Community Centre, 1210 Royston Rd, Glasgow G33 1HE @ 10am, for a 4 mile walk along the Molendinar ending at the Clyde. Please dress for the weather.   BOOK HERE > Feast Of St Mungo Walk Along Molendinar With Catherine Mooney

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St Mungo Ecumenical Festival Service

12 January, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St
Glasgow, G4 0QZ United Kingdom
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St Mungo 2020 - St MUNGO Ecumenical Festival Service

Glasgow Churches Together brings the Civic Leader Lord Provost with Trades House and Merchants House and Councillors with The Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow to commemorate the Feast of St Mungo. Speaker…………….. Featured at this event are: Music by the Salvation Army; St Mungo Singers; Russian Choir and school choir; also featuring the Poet Laureate of Glasgow: Andrew Forbes Director of music Glasgow Cathedral.   BOOK HERE > St Mungo Ecumenical Festival Service

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Plainsong Eucharist for the Feast of St Mungo

13 January, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am UTC+0
St Mary’s Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road
Glasgow, G4 9JB United Kingdom
St Mungo 2020 - St Mary’s Cathedral Service

Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, will be holding a service on Monday 13 January 2020 at 9.30 am - "Plainsong Eucharist for the Feast of St Mungo" in St Mary's Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9JB. All welcome - free event.

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Feast Day Mass of St Mungo

13 January, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm UTC+0
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St
Glasgow, G4 0QZ United Kingdom
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St Mungo 2020 - Feast Day Mass of St Mungo

Feast Day Mass of St Mungo in all parishes of the Archdiocese of Glasgow GLASGOW CATHEDRAL Come and make a personal or family visit to the quiet of the tomb. The Cathedral is open from10.00=4.30pm BOOK HERE > Feast Day Mass of St Mungo 10am-4:30pm: Cathedral open for personal visits 12pm: Prayer at tomb of St Mungo with Rev Mark Johnstone brief worship service 20 Mins 1pm: Mass for Feast of St Mungo in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Clyde Street and in every…

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Glasgow Cathedral tours

13 January, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St
Glasgow, G4 0QZ United Kingdom
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St Mungo 2020 - Glasgow Cathedral tours

12.00 – 3.00pm Glasgow Cathedral tours with Adrian Cox, Historian.    BOOK HERE > St Mungo Festival 2020 - Glasgow Cathedral tours

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Glasgow Cathedral tours

14 January, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St
Glasgow, G4 0QZ United Kingdom
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St Mungo 2020 - Glasgow Cathedral tours

12.00 -3.00pm Glasgow Cathedral tours with Johnnie Clark on the conservation & stonework of the Cathedral.  BOOK HERE > St Mungo Festival 2020 - Glasgow Cathedral tours

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Molendinar Lecture

15 January, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
Glasgow City Chambers G2 1DS + Google Map
St Mungo 2020 - Molendinar Lecture

5.30pm Civic reception Welcome from City of Glasgow 6.00pm -7.00pm Lecture Preserving the Past - Curating the Future Dr Tristram Hunt Director of V&A He will trace the genesis of the V&A from its Victorian roots, discussing how the Museum’s founding commitment to the “artisan in design” continues to define its mission today. By re-embracing its early purpose, the V&A is curating a new direction for the civic museum.  in City Chambers - Satinwood Suite. Presentation Molendinar award Attendance is by invitation. BOOK HERE > St…

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Lecture And Display: Sacred Threads – Netta Ewing

16 January, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street
Glasgow, G4 0RH United Kingdom
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St Mungo 2020 - Lecture and display - NETTA EWING

The Sacred Threads Embroiderers Guild may be the only ecclesiastical embroiderers guild in Scottish History. Its founder and designer, Netta Ewing inspired by our strong Celtic Design tradition, seeks to formulate new religious symbolism for the 21C to uphold design standards and provoke new meditations on faith St Mungo Museum of Religious Life Castle Street, G4 0RH  2.00 – 4.00pm  Come and see inspiring ecclesiastical pieces designed by Netta Ewing for Scottish bishops, and observe her guild members creating new works.…

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Closing Festival Event: Mungo’s Music

17 January, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Rooftop, 101 Portman Street
Glasgow, G41 1 EJ United Kingdom
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St Mungo 2020 - Closing Festival Event

7.00 -10.00pm Join the events organisers for a closing party to celebrate St Mungo's life and ongoing relevance to Glasgow. BOOK HERE > Closing Festival Event: Mungo’s Music

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January 2021

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

January 7 @ 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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Opening of the Vita Kentigerni

January 9 @ 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. This event will be broadcast online. Please register at the above link.…

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Signs & Symbols: Glasgow’s Coat of Arms

January 9 @ 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

January 10 @ 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. This event will be made available at 4pm on the website of Glasgow Churches Together and also on their Facebook page. 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…

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Mungo’s Bairns

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

This event will be made available at 10.00am on the website of Glasgow Churches Together and also on their Facebook page. 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. This event will be broadcast online. Please register at the above…

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MUNGO: Legend of Glasgow’s Saint

January 12 @ 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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St Mungo Walk along the Molendinar

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

A guided walk from Provanmill to the river Clyde, led by Catherine Mooney. Sadly this year's Guided walk has had to be cancelled given the recent Scottish Government legislation regarding physical distancing to combat Covid 19. A guided walk from Provanmill to the Clyde along the burn than runs by Glasgow Cathedral. 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…

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Molendinar Lecture 2021: Coinage & Coining It in Glasgow

January 13 @ 5:30 pm - 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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An Archaeology of Memory: Scotland’s Early Saints

January 14 @ 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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