National Geographic : 2009 Feb
Mackintosh 100 May-November [GLASGOW] 2009 marks the centenary of The Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art, the architectural masterpiece of Glasgow's outstanding architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Celebrated both at the school and throughout the city's other Mackintosh venues with exhibitions, talks, tours and activities. Homecoming -- The John Muir Odyssey April-- June [EAST LOTHIAN] A new festival celebrating the life and legacy of John Muir, the "Father of Modern Conservation" and founder of America's National Parks, who is still regarded as one of the most influential people in the world environmental movement. So, whether you have Scottish roots or you're simply a Scot at heart, come join us and prepare your soul to be moved. Here's just a wee taste of the Homecoming Scotland event program: of all things A year-long For complete information on the festivities: Robert Burns has always been Scotland's beloved national poet and "favorite son" and in 2009 his 250th birthday will inspire something extraordinary: Homecoming Scotland, a year-long celebration of all things Scottish. From January 24th, the start of Burns' 250th Anniversary Weekend, through to our Homecoming Finale Weekend around St Andrew's Day on November 30th, over 300 major events and festivals will pay homage to Scotland as the home of Burns, Whisky, Golf, and Great Minds & Innovation. Inspired April 4--September 20 [GLASGOW] Inspired is an exhibition of contemporary art inspired by the life, poetry and songs of Robert Burns, featuring work by a distinguished group of artists from the UK and overseas, including Tracey Emin, John Byrne and the Chapman Brothers.