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Festival showcases Mackintosh art
A dancer launches the Charles Rennie Mackintosh festival
The festival of events includes Dances in the Glasgow Style
A festival celebrating the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh has been launched on the eve of the world renowned architect's birthday.

More than 100 events and exhibitions will run throughout 2006 to celebrate the work of the designer and artist born on 7 June, 1868.

It is the first time Mackintosh's work has been recognised city-wide and 25 venues will host the festival.

A number of works of art will be put on public display during the year.

Glasgow Lord Provost Liz Cameron said: "The legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh can be seen all over Glasgow.

"It is evident in his wondrous, iconic architecture which lends permanent style to so many of our city streets.

"We are in for a treat."

Pamela Robertson is the festival coordinator and professor of Mackintosh studies at the University of Glasgow.

She said: "The festival programme is a showcase of Mackintosh's art and architecture and provides a contemporary look at the designs of one of the most creative figures of the early 20th Century."

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