The Podcast – Time for Tea: 1903!

Welcome to our community podcast- a friendly chat with lots of laughs from behind the scenes of this beautiful historic building in Glasgow city centre. Every episode we will be investigating a certain aspect of 217 Sauchiehall Street and delving into the life of the city (and the world!) at the turn of the century.  So put the kettle on, settle in and feel free to join the discussion in the comments box below.

Episode 1 | TIME FOR TEA 1903!

Join us for an informal introduction to the building, a sneak peek of future topics we will be blethering on about later in the series and our first time dipping our toes into some surprising historic recreational events of 1903.

Episode 2 | LOCKED DOWN, LOCKED OUT: EXTERIORS

This episode we take a closer look at Mackintosh’s iconic exterior, with its hybrid design drawing from Art Nouveau, Japan and Scotland. We discuss the well-to-do shopping mecca that was Sauchiehall Street at the turn of the century and some of the incredible historical buildings that remain today (and that can be visited.) Finally, inspired by the spell of snow we recently had, we end the episode stepping back to 1903 and taking a wry look at how the Scots of the day kept warm.

Episode 3 | SPRING EDITION – ‘ART IS THE FLOWER’ : MACKINTOSH AND PLANTS

It’s Spring! This episode we look at how Art Nouveau embraced botanical forms,  admire Mackintosh’s floral watercolours and talk about why the building is called ‘The Willow.’ We also attempt and fail miserably to pronounce the iconic Mackintosh flower ‘Snakeshead Fritallaria’ and take a humorous look at the Victorian tradition of ‘insult bouquets.’

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