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Linen Hall Christmas Holiday Schedule

The Linen Hall Library will be closed for the Christmas holidays from 2.00pm on 24 December 2018 until 9.30am on Wednesday 2 January 2019....

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Linen Hall Launches 2018 Michael McLaverty Short Story Award

CALLING ALL SHORT STORY WRITERS! MICHAEL McLAVERTY SHORT STORY AWARD 2018 The Linen Hall Library in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has announced the launch of the 2018 Michael McLaverty Short Story Award. This prestigious award, which has run biennially since 2006, was set up to foster and encourage the tradition of…...

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What’s On Guides for October – December Now Available

The Linen Hall Library’s What’s On guides listing all events for October – December are now available in the Library, through Northern Ireland Tourist Information Centres, and at various venues throughout Belfast. You can also view and book our events online at https://linenhall.com/events/ Click through for October – December 2018…...

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Local Historian and Former Linen Hall Governor Honoured with Library Plaque

The Library has placed a brass plaque in the Irish & Local Studies department on the 4th floor in recognition of local historian and ex-Governor, the late Fred Heatley. Mr. Heatley was a Governor of the Linen Hall from 1983 – 1989, a period which covered some very turbulent years…...

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Saturday Closure from 1 October – 30 March 2019

Reminder that the Linen Hall Library will be closing on Saturdays from 1 October 2018 to 30 March 2019. A number of unforeseeable circumstances have converged that have forced us to take a very hard look at how we operate. These include the recession which still significantly affects financial resources…...

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Objects, History & Me Exhibition Launches Friday 14 September

Funded by The Pilgrim Trust, Objects, History & Me is an exhibition that explores the experiences of a group of young women living in a post-conflict society. The project leading to the exhibition aimed to inspire and empower young women, provided access to public spaces and equipped them with new skills.…...

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Migration As Seen Through the Eye of a Camera is Focus of Linen Hall September Exhibition

MIGRATION AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYE OF A CAMERA IS FOCUS OF LINEN HALL SEPTEMBER EXHIBITION Launching at the Linen Hall on 5 September is Migration, Memory and Mimesis¸ an exhibition cameoing three artists working in photographic practices exploring the theme of migration. Award-winning painter Sean McGibbon is also showing…...

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Innovative Linen Art Exhibition ‘Flax Field’ Features Embedded Sound

INNOVATIVE LINEN ART EXHIBTION FEATURES EMBEDDED SOUND – NEW AND EXCLUSIVELY AT THE LINEN HALL IN AUGUST A unique art exhibition visually celebrating flax and linen entitled Flax Field is taking place at the Linen Hall Library in August. Master printmaker Josephine McCormick has created a series of artwork some…...

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The Linen Hall Weaves a Tale Around the Fabric of Ireland in August Plus More

One of Ireland’s oldest textile products, linen, is the focus of the Linen Hall exhibition Flax Field launching 1 August. Make a start on that best seller in fiction writing workshop with NI award-winning author Bernie McGill on 23 August. The schedule of events in date order is as follows:…...

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World-Renowned Harpist Heads Up Summer School at Linen Hall in July

LINEN HALL GOES BACK TO ITS MUSICAL ROOTS WITH HARP SUMMER SCHOOL World-renowned harpist Janet Harbison will host a three-day harp summer school at the Linen Hall from 2 – 4 July.  The event aims to draw attention to the Library founders who were instrumental in preserving the traditional harp…...

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