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Pop Art and the Bourgeoisie of 19th Century Belfast at the Linen Hall in June

The vibrant Pop Art-influenced work of Belfast-based Jacky Sheridan will explode onto the Linen Hall’s social networking channels in June, and historian Dr Alice Johnson takes us behind the twitching curtains of the 19th century Belfast middle-class in an examination of bourgeoisie behaviours in a city at the centre of…...

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A Linen Hall Birthday Message from Director Julie Andrews

Today, 13 May 2020, is the Linen Hall Library’s 232nd birthday! Not many institutions can claim such longevity and still remain at the very heart of Northern Irish culture. The building may currently be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are there in spirit. Linen…...

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Linen Hall’s extraORDINARYwomen Project Call Out for Objects and Items

The Linen Hall Library’s extraORDINARYwomen project focuses on the social experience of women in Northern Ireland from 1965 – today, and will enrich the understanding of Northern Irish culture, and the role of women within it. We will be re-examining existing collections at the Linen Hall Library and collecting new…...

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Linen Hall Marks 232nd Birthday With Week-Long Online Events

WE SURVIVED SPANISH FLU AND WE’LL SURVIVE CORONA LINEN HALL LIBRARY MARKS 232 BIRTHDAY On 13 May, the Linen Hall Library turns 232! The occasion will be honoured with a week-long schedule of online events including an exhibition of Library treasures. Director Julie Andrews says: “Although times are difficult and…...

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We’re Bringing Our Cultural Events Programme to You

The Linen Hall Library is currently closed to the public due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But that isn’t going to stop us throwing open our virtual iconic doors to bring you selections of our cultural programming through our social networking channels.  Please keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and…...

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Introduce your children to Yeats with our activity plan

William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, he helped to found the famous Dublin Abbey Theatre. Recently the Linen Hall’s education and outreach officer devised the activity plan below to introduce…...

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Due to Coronavirus Linen Hall Library Will Close To Public from Midnight 17 March

Given the rapidly evolving situation of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Linen Hall Library will be closed to the public from midnight tonight, Tuesday 17 March, until further notice. We will continue to conduct as much of our work as possible remotely, and will post any further developments regarding our situation on…...

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Linen Hall Library Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement Update 16 March

The Linen Hall Library has been monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on a daily basis. As always, our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors. As the situation has evolved we are taking the following steps: The Library and café will remain open to the…...

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Linen Hall Library COVID-19 Statement

Linen Hall Library statement regarding the COVID-19 situation: The Linen Hall Library’s priority is always the safety of our staff and visitors. The Library currently remains open as normal, but we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We are in communication with and taking advice from the appropriate authorities. If…...

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Linen Hall Job Opportunity for Library Assistant

Important message regarding this job vacancy. We would like to thank those applicants who have applied for this position. Given the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we will not be moving forward with this recruitment at this time.  The Linen Hall Library currently has a job vacancy for a Library Assistant.…...

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