A Q&A with Tony Burton, the films Executive Producer and Niall Murphy, one of the films expert contributors, will be held on Zoom at 3pm on Saturday. Sign up using the Visit Activity button. Make sure to watch the film below ahead of the Q&A.
The documentary A Symphony in Stone celebrates Glasgow’s unique Victorian and Edwardian architecture and townscape. It tells the story starting from the time what Glasgow was a small medieval Cathedral city up to the time of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style. It also pays particular attention to the contribution of architects Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, J.J. Burnett, and Charles Wilson to the townscape of the City as well as to individual buildings.
It covers the effects on the town of the rapid growth in wealth from Glasgow merchants access to the tobacco and sugar from English colonies following the Act of Union in 1707 and on through the industrial revolution that powered the massive growth in population in Glasgow. The film is narrated by Glasgow actor Bill Paterson (Fleabag) and dedicated to the late Gavin Stamp who along with Fiona Sinclair, John Hume, Ruairidh Moir and Niall Murphy provide expert commentary. Lliam Paterson, composer in residence at Scottish Opera composed the soundtrack which was performed by members of the orchestra. The film has won awards at the Atlanta, Kiev and Malta film festivals and featured at many more.
Saturday @ 3pm