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International Writer and Broadcaster Polly Devlin – Exclusive Evening Appearance for Linen Hall Fundraiser

On Tuesday 5 November Polly Devlin, OBE, writer, broadcaster and filmmaker, will talk in depth about her fascinating life and career at an exclusive personal appearance at the Grand Opera House, Belfast. In Conversation with Polly Devlin will be hosted by journalist Suzanne Lowry and has been organised to raise…...

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Free Talk Series – ‘Reflections on 1969, Lived Experiences & Living History’

The programme ‘Reflections on 1969, Lived Experiences & Living History’ organised by the Fellowship of the Messines Association will create opportunities for individuals, from a range of backgrounds and political viewpoints, to engage in reflective discourse and discussions with each other on the events in question. The aim is not…...

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IT’S BACK TO THE 60s IN SEPTEMBER AT THE LINEN HALL

Half a century ago John Lennon sang ‘Give Peace a Chance’ at the same time barricades were erected in Belfast and radical student movement People’s Democracy marched for civil rights. From 16 – 27 September the Linen Hall remembers the People’s Democracy with memorabilia, posters and more. Against this turbulent…...

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International Harpists Gather at the Linen Hall for Exclusive Event on 12 September

On Thursday 12 September at 3.30pm – 7.30pm a pre-eminent group of harpists and scholars will gather for one afternoon only in the Linen Hall Library to celebrate Bengal and Belfast coming together to champion the Irish harp on the bicentennial of the Irish Harp Society of Belfast (1819 –…...

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Women in the Archives Exhibition Begins Cross Border Tour

A joint Women In The Archives exhibition from the Linen Hall Library and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), exploring hidden female voices and stories from across the centuries, has begun a tour of border venues, starting at Derry Central Library from Friday, July 26.  Women in the…...

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International Harpist to Perform at the Linen Hall in August Plus More…

Internationally renowned harpist Gráinne Hambly (pictured) will perform with the Harp Tour of Ireland in a special musical evening on Monday 5 August. On 9 August travel writer Paul Clements gives his humorous views on rambling around the back roads of Ireland. The schedule of August events in date order…...

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Linen is the theme for July at the Linen Hall Library

In July the Linen Hall Library dives between the linen sheets and recounts the boom and bust tale of the Belfast linen industry with a new exhibition, Linenopolis, and series of linen-themed events.  The schedule of July events in date order is as follows:  Linenopolis 1 July – 31 August/…...

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 LINEN HALL LIBRARY LAUNCHES MAJOR NEW EXHIBITION – LINENOPOLIS ON 1 JULY

On Monday 1 July, the Linen Hall Library launches Linenopolis, a major, new exhibition celebrating, examining and spotlighting the historic social and industrial linen industry of Belfast and Northern Ireland. The exhibition and associated events and activities are funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland, Tourism NI and…...

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Linen Hall July to September What’s On Guide Now Out

The Linen Hall Library What’s On guide for July to September is now available. Pick up a copy in the Linen Hall, at various Belfast venues or through NI tourist information centres. Or download here.  ...

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LINEN HALL PUTS HISTORIC URBAN IRELAND ON THE MAP IN JUNE EXHIBITION

Today, with a few clicks, you can find directions to just about anywhere on the globe. But that wasn’t the case in yesteryear. From 5 – 26 June, the Linen Hall features the exhibition Mapping Urban Ireland which offers a fascinating window into the development of Irish towns over time.…...

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