NS5964 : The Clutha Bar and the Briggait

taken 4 months ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

The Clutha Bar and the Briggait
The Clutha Bar and the Briggait
A selection of portraits in the murals on the walls of the Clutha Bar. On the far right is Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The wall on the left has been painted in the colours of Ukraine, following the invasion by Russian forces in February 2022.

The Category A listed LinkExternal link Briggait is behind.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Mural

The 60 feet X 40 feet mural at the Clutha Bar was created in June 2018 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mackintosh. The mural almost never happened as there were objections to the use of the site by Workshop & Artists Studio Provision Scotland (Wasps) LinkExternal link .

Ironically, the mural was unveiled around the same time that Mackintosh's most famous building, the Glasgow School of Art, was being destroyed by a second catastrophic fire in the space of four years LinkExternal link .

Created by local Street artist Rogue One in conjunction with Art Pistol Projects, the mural depicts a monochrome Mackintosh looking through a colour stained glass window which features the Glasgow Rose, which is one of his trademark designs.

The Clutha Bar

The Clutha Bar was the scene of a terrible accident on the night of 29th November 2013 when a Strathclyde Police helicopter fell out of the sky and landed on the flat roof of the pub, resulting in the death of ten people, including all three helicopter crew and seven people who were inside the pub.

The pub reopened in may 2015, around which time a 50 metre long, graffiti style mural was painted on the exterior walls. The mural was painted by local graffiti artists Rogue One (facebook LinkExternal link ) and Ejek (facebook LinkExternal link ).

The mural features several well known (mostly show-business) characters who have a connection with the pub either as artistes or customers (or both). These include Stan laurel (comedian), Mary Barbour (Govan Socialist), Benny Lynch (boxer), Johnny Ramensky (safe-breaker) Woody Guthrie (musician), Spike Milligan (comedian), Billy Connolly (comedian), Gerry rafferty (Musician), (The Sensational) Alex Harvey (musician), Frank Zappa (musician), Jimmy Reid (Trades Unionist), John Martyn (musician), Glenda Jackson (actress & MP), Rupert Everett (actor) and David Hayman (actor).

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Thursday, 28 April, 2022   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 30 April, 2022
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Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5924 6464 [10m precision]
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