Amazing what you find in the attic!

Hidden away in the upper section of Cottiers Theatre, sits a golden gilded (literally) gem of a restaurant. Named after the Glaswegian architect, William Leiper FRIBA RSA (1839-1916), the eatery not only is a feast for the eyes and belly but subtly celebrates Leiper’s relationship with the buildings name-sake Daniel Cottier (1838–1891). The new restaurant, which showcases…

Venue in focus: Cottiers Theatre

Karen and Rachael visit Cottiers Theatre, formerly Lansdowne Church in Glasgow’s West End. For once they are not going for a pint, they are going to talk about Daniel Cottier the genius behind the outrageously exotic decor side, as well as the glorious stained glass windows.

Glasgow’s Gilded Age: Conference No.1

Karen has already posted some snaps from the day (quite rightly from her bed), and said thank you to all involved, but after a nice long nap and scones with jam and clotted cream I am writing this more in-depth post about the Big Day. It all kicked off at 8am for the History Girls…

The First Glasgow’s Gilded Age Conference

Karen and myself have been working like women possessed over the past couple of months on The Gilded Age Projects inaugural conference, and we are proud to announce that the conference has just this minute sold out! We will be receiving 110 attendees tomorrow in the gorgeous main hall at Cottiers, for a truly fantastic…

STV Debut!!

The History Girls made their television debut  on tonight’s STV Riverside Show. Rachael and myself were up at the fabby Cottiers Theatre filming all morning to promote our work (GCHT) project Glasgow’s Gilded Age. If you missed tonight’s episode, why not catch up on the STV player? Stay tuned for further awesome events, or if…

Glasgow’s Gilded Age: Conference Update

  It’s all hands on deck here at the Glasgow’s Gilded Age Conference Headquarters, with less than a month to go now till the big day on May 8th, preparations have stepped up a gear and we have confirmed a fantastic line up of speakers.  Every one is an expert in their field and is…

Glasgow’s Gilded Age: Glamour and Grit 1864-1914

On the 8th of May a conference with a difference, being organised in part by ourselves, the History Girls, for the Glasgow City Heritage Trust, will be held at Cottiers Theatre and Restaurant in Glasgow’s West End.  Our aims and intended outcomes, and more details about the conference are written below: ‘The Gilded Glasgow Project will…

Notes on Daniel Cottier (1837-1891) and Glasgow

Rachael and myself are lucky enough to be part of a ‘working’ team who are preparing a potential conference in Spring 2015! Although a very broad topic, which shall be kept under-wraps for now (wink, wink), one important subject which will be discussed is Daniel Cottier and his influence in Glasgow. As part of our…

Websters theatre, Glasgow

Karen and I were lucky enough to be granted access to Websters Theatre (formerly Lansdowne Church), in order to photograph the stained glass.  After clambering over pews and old pieces of church furniture it was well worth getting covered in dust to get some fantastic images.  A post on the stained glass in the building will follow,…