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Library Announces Six Job Opportunities for ‘extraOrdinarywomen’ Project

The Linen Hall Library is excited to announce six new job opportunities for the extraOrdinarywomen project. extraOrdinarywomen is a major undertaking that will make tens of thousands of pages and images from a selection of the Library’s world-renowned archives accessible online for the very first time. The project will focus…...

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Linen Hall Library’s Heritage Women’s Project Receives £377,600 From The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Others

‘Women’s history needs to be told accurately and correctly and it needs to be celebrated, for the women that we were, the women that we’ve become because of those women, and the women that our children become because of the generation before.’* The extraORDINARYwomen project is a major undertaking that…...

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Linen Hall Raises the Curtain on its Phenomenal Theatre Archive in February Exhibition

The theatre’s powerful capacity to reflect societal changes is central to the Linen Hall’s February exhibition State of Play: The Theatre and Cultural Identity in 20th Century Ulster launching on 5 February. Many items from the Library’s renowned Theatre and Performing Arts Archive will be on display.  February also features…...

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Burns, Brontë and more at the Linen Hall in January

The Linen Hall’s world-renowned Robert Burns collection of books and Burnsiana features in January in an exhibition and talk. We also illuminate the lesser known Brontë sister, Anne, and explore the reasons for her societal subordination.  The schedule of January events in date order is as follows:  Andrew Gibson: An…...

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January to March 2020 What’s On guides now available

The Linen Hall Library’s What’s On guides listing all events for January – March 2020 are now available in the Library, online and at various venues throughout Belfast. Download the latest What’s On guide here....

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Fascinating Lectures and Christmas Crafts Light Up December at the Linen Hall

The captivating history of the Belfast Sirocco fan company, now known as Howden, is told by expert Eric Woods on 11 December, and on 17 December the intriguing personalities of the famous Bigger family of Mallusk are illuminated by archivist Aaron McIntyre. On 6 December, Ciaran Doran demonstrates how to…...

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Effect of Migration on Northern Ireland’s Languages Explored in New Exhibition

 THE EFFECT OF MIGRATION ON NORTHERN IRELAND’S LANGUAGES IS THE FOCUS OF LINEN HALL EXHIBITION On Tuesday 5 November, the Linen Hall launched the exhibition From Home to Here: Stories of Languages Old and New. It explores the socio-cultural and linguistic impact on Northern Ireland of its changing population from…...

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Musician Van Morrison Performs in Support of the Linen Hall Library for One Night Only

On Sunday 5 January 2020, Van Morrison, one of the world’s most celebrated musicians, will perform live at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast with his six-piece live band in support of the Linen Hall Library, one of Belfast’s oldest charities. Internationally celebrated musician Van Morrison hardly needs an introduction. He has…...

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The Linguistic Impact of Immigration on NI is Explored in Linen Hall November Exhibition

On 5 November the Linen Hall launches From Home to Here: Stories of Languages Old and New, a new exhibition that examines the effect of immigrant dialects on our daily conversations. The exhibition is free and runs until 20 December. Also in November award-winning playwright Marie Jones stages her popular…...

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Linen Hall Charity Bookshop Moving to New Premises

The popular Linen Hall Charity Bookshop is moving to new premises. The current location at Fountain Centre, College Street, will close at 5.00pm on Monday 28 October. The new shop, located nearby on College Street, between Savers and Sawers, will open on Friday 1 November at 9.00am....

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