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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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Linen Hall Library in Conjunction with Ulster University Seeks Intern

The opportunity has arisen for a volunteer graduate internship at the Linen Hall Library. This placement is specifically aimed at those who are planning to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma in Library & Information Management at Ulster University. The successful applicant will be required to contribute to the work…...

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Arts Council Northern Ireland Pulls Funding for Linen Hall Events Programme

The Linen Hall Library has received notification from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland regretfully informing us that our application for funding through its National Lottery Programme Project funding stream has been unsuccessful. The amount, appoximately £25,000, pays for our popular cultural events programme which includes lectures, exhibitions, performances and readings.…...

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Linen Hall Receives £50,000 for New Cultural Project

Linen Hall Receives £50,000 Grant From HLF, Tourism NI and the Dept for Communities for New Cultural Project The Linen Hall Library is delighted to receive a £50,000 grant as one of nine projects chosen by Heritage Lottery Fund Northern Ireland to explore new ways to celebrate and promote Northern…...

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Heaney and Longley 1968 Poetry Tour de Force Revisited in May

Linen Hall Marks 50 Years Since Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley Embarked on Poetry Tour de Force Fifty years ago, at a time when Northern Ireland balanced precariously on the brink of 30 years of conflict, poets Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley (pictured) embarked on an unprecedented regional poetry reading…...

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