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Andrew Gibson- we celebrate the man who gave Burns to Belfast!

Starting Friday 10 December the Linen Hall Library will celebrate the 120-year acquisition of one of its most important archives – the Gibson Collection of Burns and Burnsiana – with a week-long online homage to Andrew Gibson, the man behind the phenomenal collection. The online series of events is funded by…...

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Winners of the Inaugural Ulster-Scots Writing Competition Announced

The Linen Hall Library has today announced the winners of the Linen Hall Ulster-Scots writing competition at a special ceremony to mark Ulster-Scots language week. The competition was sponsored by the Ulster-Scots Agency. First prize in the prose category went to Alan Millar (image left below) for ‘Sam an Jeck…...

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Andrew Gibson

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WHAT’S NEXT FOR ARLENE FOSTER?

A LITTLE LESS TWITTER, A LOT MORE THOUGHT AND DIRECT CONVERSATION. WHAT’S NEXT FOR ARLENE FOSTER? When you leave elected office in the fashion I have, the obvious question is “what are you going to do next?”. The honest answer is I’m not really sure! There are plenty of things…...

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LINEN HALL TO LAUNCH EXTRAORDINARY WEBSITE AND EXHIBITION 8 NOVEMBER

LINEN HALL LIBRARY CELEBRATES POWERFUL CONTRIBUTION MADE BY NI’S EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN IN A PROJECT THAT AMPLIFIES THE FEMALE VOICE The Linen Hall Library today (Monday, November 1st) launches the culmination of its ambitious collections-based community driven heritage project extraORDINARYwomen, in celebration of their powerful and important contribution to Northern Ireland…...

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EXTRAORDINARY ARCHIVE AND EXHIBITION LAUNCH AT THE LINEN HALL IN NOVEMBER

I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR!LINEN HALL LAUNCHES EXTRAORDINARY WEBSITE AND EXHIBITIONSPOTLIGHTING NORTHERN IRISH WOMEN After two years of meticulous research and production, the Linen Hall Library will launch ‘extraORDINARYwomen’ on Monday 8 November. A new website and complementary exhibition will focus on Northern Irish women from 1965 to the…...

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OCTOBER EVENTS AT THE LINEN HALL

The Linen Hall revisits and reinterprets the 1921 partition of Ireland in an insightful, new exhibition starting 4 October. This is complemented by a series of events featuring luminaries from academia, showbusiness, and politics.  Are you happy? Or almost happy? On 11 October join Brian Kaplan MD and art therapist…...

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LINEN HALL WHAT’S ON GUIDE OCT – DEC OUT NOW

The Linen Hall’s What’s On guide for October to December 2021 is out now! Pick up a copy in the Library or out and about at various Belfast locations.  Or download a copy here....

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IT’S A SUPER SEPTEMBER AT THE LINEN HALL

In September, the Linen Hall remembers Belfast poet Padraic Fiacc in a month-long photographic display in the Library’s Vertical Gallery. Also in the lineup is an open day to mark the launch of the Library’s partition centenary project. Members of the public are invited to bring in items and stories…...

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