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May Events at the Linen Hall

May marks the 234th birthday of the Linen Hall Library and we have some very exciting things coming up!   Only The Stripped Thing EXHIBITION Vertical Gallery | 2 – 27 May | Free ‘Only The Stripped Thing’ is an exhibition of a selection of poems by the Belfast writer…...

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The Linen Hall Enlightenment Festival is back!

The Linen Hall Library is looking forward to welcoming you to the second part of the Enlightenment Festival 2022!  The Linen Hall Library Enlightenment Festival is designed to highlight themes emanating from the great European intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries. Keywords that resonated throughout the Enlightenment, such as reason,…...

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THE LINEN HALL REVISITS TROUBLED TIMES IN APRIL

Highlights in the April calendar of cultural events at the Linen Hall include events exploring a variety of perspectives on the recent ‘Troubles’ and the 1921 partition of Ireland and creation of the Northern Ireland state.  Author James Simpson takes us on a pre and post partition journey on 6…...

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March Is Women’s History Month at the Linen Hall

The Linen Hall boasts a fabulous female line up in March featuring artists Leontia Haldenby and Kim Montgomery with their exhibition We Were On Our Way To Something launching 1 March. We also welcome three new books by Northern Irish female writers including the deeply moving Her Other Language: Northern…...

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It’s a Literary Lovefest at the Linen Hall in February

Bestselling author Brian McGilloway, photojournalist Martin Nangle and other prominent writers headline the Linen Hall’s February calendar of events. Also featuring is the Library’s inaugural Enlightenment Festival from 1 – 5 February which guarantees to bathe the historic institution in a new literal and metaphorical light. February event schedule: Enlightenment…...

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Linen Hall Seeks Assistant Arts and Cultural Programmer

The Linen Hall Library is currently recruiting for an Assistant Arts and Cultural Programmer. This is an opportunity to join one of Northern Ireland’s most historic and popular institutions. This is a contracted position for five months. For details click here....

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Linen Hall Receives £100,000 Sustainability Grant

The Linen Hall is absolutely delighted to have been awarded £100,000 from the Dormant Accounts Fund NI.  The Fund, delivered by The National Lottery Community Fund in conjunction with the Department of Finance, is supporting the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to be more resilient and prepared for…...

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Let There Be Enlightenment!

The inaugural Linen Hall Library Enlightenment Festival is to launch on February 1st to 5th in a special creative collaboration with two of the world’s most highly acclaimed artistic producers in international multi-arts festivals and events, Seán Doran and Liam Browne. The packed programme, announced today will bathe the library,…...

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Linen Hall Recruiting for Head of Marketing and Digital Comms

The Linen Hall Library is currently recruiting for a Head of Marketing and Digital Communications. This is a unique opportunity to work for one of Northern Ireland’s most historic and popular organisations.  For full details click here....

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John Killen, former Linen Hall Librarian, Passes Away

We are very sad to hear about the passing of former Linen Hall Librarian John Killen.   John joined the Linen Hall as Irish and Reference Librarian in 1977 and began listing the collections and opening the resources of the Library to the public. In 1978 he was appointed Deputy…...

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