St Mungo Festival 2019

January 8, 2019
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We are delighted to present this year’s #MungoFest celebrating Glasgow’s Patron Saint with a mixture of community events, talks, performances and exhibitions.
Several of the events will fill up fast – please make sure you book ASAP to avoid disappointment!
Reception with wine and mince pies, hosted by Professor Stephen McKinney introducing Professor Stephen Driscoll, Professor of Historical Archaeology at the University of Glasgow takes us on an archaeological exploration of Kentigern’s origins from his birthplace to the Clyde.
Fri 11 Jan:
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 BishopMungo and what is the Bell? Come and see.
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 at 12 noon on Friday 11 January. 
Sat 12 Jan:
Vita Kentigerni, the 12th century book commissioned by Bishop Jocelyn of Glasgow will be read in Latin by Archbishop Tartaglia and English by David Easton, interim-moderator Glasgow Presbytery. Followed by the launch of the Mitchell Library’s exhibition of “The Legacy of St Mungo“.
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 – or alternatively you can visit Glasgow’s selection of St Mungo Murals including the newest one by Australian artist Smug.
Travel through 1,000 years of the Glasgow story with food and travel writer Andrea Pearson (The List Eating and Drinking Guide, The Herald) as she leads you on a guided tour to unearth the city’s past, enjoying edible illustrations along the way. Perfect gift for the foodies in your life!
Sun 13 Jan:
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.
Mon 14 Jan:
Tours: Glasgow Cathedral Mon
Join Historic Environment Scotland for behind-the-scenes tours of Glasgow’s oldest 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.
Tues 15 Jan:
Tours: Glasgow Cathedral Tues
Join Historic Environment Scotland for behind-the-scenes tours of Glasgow’s oldest 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.
Civic Reception.  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. Includes presentation of this year’s Molendinar Award.
Discussing the Legends of the Saints, Jessica Reid and Theo van Heijnsbergen from the Scottish Literature department at Glasgow University will present several of the most striking saints, including the ways in which they seek to shape their readers’ sense of self. Rather than presenting cardboard stereotypes fulfilling prescribed roles in salvation history, these saints and their lives present larger-than-life characters that cover extremes of experience, from devotion to rebellion, from devout to unconventional.
Thurs 17 Jan: Art: “Transitions”
By tearing up magazines and catalogues Dr Mary Mitchell, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, constructs vibrant images on a grand scale which lie between an abstract and representative style. Sometimes a face will emerge in the image but not always… come witness the “Transitions”.
Celebrate #MUNGOFEST with traditional music from Roddy Hart Tommy Reilly, Kara Conway and Gerard McGread. Come dance and sing with great traditional music in our rooftop garden.  Sponsored by West Beer.
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