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Linen Hall Reopens 24 May

The Linen Hall Library will reopen to the public at 9.30am on Monday 24 May following closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our opening hours will be Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm. To ensure the safety of all staff and visitors, a one-way system has been put in place.…...

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Linen Hall Announces New Cafe

The Linen Hall is excited to announce a collaboration with The Writers Cafe Group to launch a new café in the library. The Linen Hall Cafe opens on Monday 24 May and will serve up fantastic local fare. Opening hours will be Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.00 pm. Major…...

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NI Guitar Stars Feature in Linen Hall May Lineup of Events

Thin Lizzy original guitarist Eric Bell, Newtownards Axe Man Ricky Warwick from Black Star Riders, the irreverent Jake Burns from Stiff Little Fingers, and Andy Cairns from Therapy? are all in the line up for a new workshop series, Guitar Heroes, starting Monday 10 May. Also in May we ask…...

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Linen Hall Job Opportunity for an Assistant Events Programmer

Post:    Assistant Events Programmer Responsible to:   Arts and Cultural Programmer Salary: £19,868 (njc point 6) Hours of Work: 36 hours per week Fixed term contract:     9 months  The Linen Hall Library was formed in 1788 and is one of the best-established arts and cultural institutions in Belfast. We are currently…...

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Linen Hall Remembers the Belfast Blitz in April – event schedule out now!

Eighty years ago, Belfast was hit with a massive and sustained air attack by the Luftwaffe. On 7 April hear the stories from the women of Belfast who saw first- hand the effects of the Blitz. What does Italy have to do with the Partition of Ireland? Find out on…...

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Linen Hall Awarded £57,000 from Shared History Fund

The Linen Hall Library has been awarded £57,000 through the Shared History Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund on behalf of the Northern Ireland Office. The Fund will support groups in marking the Centenary of Northern Ireland in 2021 in a thoughtful, inclusive and engaging way. The fund…...

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The Hunger Strikes 40 Years On and more at the Linen Hall in March

Forty years ago Northern Ireland was deeply entrenched in another dark chapter of its history – the 1981 hunger strikes which ended with the death of ten republican prisoners. On 9 March, one of the strikers Tommy McKearney opens up about this tense time of the Troubles. Also in March…...

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Linen Hall Awarded £166,200 from Heritage Recovery Fund

Belfast’s Linen Hall Library has been awarded £166,200 from the Heritage Recovery Fund to help recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The money is being distributed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund on behalf of the Department for Communities as part of the £29million NI Executive allocation for…...

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Linen Hall February Events Schedule Now Out

LINEN HALL HITS A BLUE NOTE IN FEBRUARY WITH EXAMINATION OF BELFAST MUSIC AND POLITICS PRE 1969 In February the Linen Hall shares lots of online love with a full calendar of events including a look at the history of Belfast blues music and politics on 17 February, and an…...

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Linen Hall To Mark Holocaust Memorial Day with Transnational Event and Exhibition

LINEN HALL SHINES A LIGHT INTO THE DARKNESS OF THE HOLOCAUST WITH EVENTS TO MARK HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2021 The Linen Hall in partnership with Conflict Textiles will mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January with an online event at 2.00pm featuring a transnational panel of contributors relaying personal stories…...

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