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Linen Hall October Schedule Features New Irish History Exhibition

In October the Linen Hall is excited to launch the Northern Ireland premiere of ‘The History of Ireland in 10 Words’, a new exhibition from the Royal Irish Academy commencing 1 October. This series of pop ups and talks follows the development of medieval Irish into modern language. Also in…...

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Death and Feminism by Rosemary Jenkinson

New blog post. Death and Feminism blog by Rosemary Jenkinson, award-winning playwright, essayist, and short story specialist allows us to peep behind the doors of a writer’s life through humour’s glasses. The process of ‘becoming’ a writer doesn’t happen overnight, in this blog Jenkinson highlights pathways usually taken and doesn’t…...

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Library Archives Now Available to Access

The Library is delighted to announce that, after a period of phased reopening, all of our special collections are now available for consultation. Non-members wishing to access material from the Literary, Theatre or NIPC archives are required to schedule an appointment in advance of visiting the Library. To check availability,…...

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Music Making Change Happen by Lynda Walker

In the first of a series of extraORDINARYwomen blogs, Lynda Walker, women’s rights and civil rights activist, talks about the power of song to inspire, and the impact that the International Women’s Day Concert Belfast, 1981, had on the development of NI women’s centres and campaigns. Music Making Change Happen…...

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Free Writing Classes and New Talks at the Linen Hall in September

The Linen Hall continues its online cultural programme in September with a series of writing workshops with acclaimed author Jan Carson and a carefully selected schedule of talks that explore the Linen Hall’s many collections. Featured events include a look at the 1919 Belfast Engineering Strike on 7 September and…...

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The Linen Hall Will be Closed on Monday 31 August for the Bank Holiday

The Linen Hall will open again on Tuesday 1 September at 10.00am. For details of our phased reopening following COVID-19 closure click here. The Charity Bookshop will also be closed on Monday 31 August for the Bank Holiday and will reopen on Tuesday 1 September at 9.00am. The Linen Hall café is…...

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Linen Hall Receives Funding Grant from Arts Council Organisations Emergency Programme

The Linen Hall Library is happy to confirm that it has received £21,934 from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Organisations Emergency Programme (OEP). Linen Hall Director Julie Andrews said: “Thanks to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Organisations Emergency Programme, we will be able to develop a cultural programme…...

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Help Shape the Story of Northern Ireland Women’s History

HELP SHAPE THE STORY OF NORTHERN IRELAND WOMEN’S HISTORY WITH BELFAST’S LINEN HALL LIBRARY The internationally renowned Linen Hall Library is seeking participants for a new programme of engagement to complement its major extraORDINARYwomen: Supporting Communities (1965 – today) project. Funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland, the…...

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Linen Hall Reopens in August and Raises the Curtain on its Theatre Archive

We’re delighted to welcome the public back into the Library from August 17 (reduced hours of 10.00am – 3.00pm). We also continue our popular online cultural events programme with an exciting schedule featuring a look at some of the fascinating items held in our Theatre and Performing Arts collection and…...

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Linen Hall Receives £20,197 from COVID19 Charities Fund

The Linen Hall is grateful to the Department for Communities and The National Lottery Community Fund for the grant of £20,197 from the COVID19 Charities Fund which was launched in June this year. Linen Hall Director Julie Andrews said: “We thank the Department for Communities and The National Lottery Community…...

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