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The Sound and Fury of WWI Bagpipers Plus More At the Linen Hall in February

The Linen Hall is taking part in Gradam Ceoil (Irish Traditional Music Awards) this year with a lecture on 15 February about the courageous Highland bagpipers of the First World War. There’s also a visit on 14 February from Ethel McGladdery, a mill worker from the early 19th century who…...

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Official Launch of Linen Hall ‘Women in the Archives’ Project Today

  Participants Sought to Help ‘Make the Future’ With Launch of €1.82m Cross-Border Cultural Programme  A new cross-border cultural programme, Making the Future, which will empower 5,000 people to use museum collections and archives to explore the past and create a powerful vision for future change, has launched today (Friday…...

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The Trauma of Persecution and Loss of ‘Home’ Are Poignantly Expressed Through Art in New Linen Hall Exhibition

THE TRAUMA OF PERSECUTION AND LOSS OF ‘HOME’ ARE EXPRESSED THROUGH ARTWORK CREATED BY SURVIVORS OF CONFLICT IN NEW LINEN HALL EXHIBITION Launching on 10 January, Torn From Home: Remembering the Holocaust expresses the horror and long-term repercussions of conflict felt by affected people through a series of textiles, personal…...

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Linen Hall Powers Into New Year With Two New Exhibitions Centred Around Conflict and Robert Burns

Intricate textiles created in areas of conflict around the world feature in the exhibition Torn From Home: Remembering the Holocaust at the Linen Hall from 10 January. And it’s a Burn’s bonanza this month with an exhibition and events around our world-famous Burns collection, the second largest outside of Scotland.…...

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January – March 2019 What’s On Guides Now Available

The Linen Hall Library’s What’s On guides listing all events for January – March 2019 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 here for January – March…...

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Linen Hall Launches Christmas Fundraiser

The Linen Hall Library is a charity and depends on donations to continue our great work. Throughout the month of December, the Linen Hall is running a Christmas Giving-Tree fundraiser. Donate as little as £10 and claim a place on our Christmas tree and receive a donation certificate. Give in…...

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December at the Linen Hall Is Full of Christmas Crackers to See Out Our 230th Year

The Linen Hall waves goodbye to its 230th year in December with two stunning art exhibitions Stickin Out and Breathing Space running throughout the month. Get into the Christmas spirit with a performance of Dickens Creates Scrooge on the 12 December which examines the famous Dickens’ book A Christmas Carol,…...

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Linen Hall Library 2019 Holiday Schedule

Linen Hall Library Holiday Schedule for 2019   Tuesday 1 January       – New Year’s Day Monday 18 March         – St Patrick’s Day Holiday Monday 22 April           – Easter Monday Tuesday 23 April          – Easter Tuesday Monday 6…...

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Linen Hall Has Two Job Vacancies for Forthcoming Project

The Linen Hall Library has two job vacancies for the forthcoming funded digitisation and outreach project ‘Seen and Heard’ – Evolution of Women’s Lives in Northern Ireland – 1965 – 2018. The project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund – Northern Ireland. The two vacancies are (click through for information):…...

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Linen Hall Library Announces Launch of Endowment Fund

Announcing the launch of the Linen Hall Library Endowment Fund* Investing for the future.  Generating income for now. The Linen Hall Library is one of the oldest charities in Belfast. We depend on donations to ensure our sustainability. The Fund has been set up by the Governors and Management of…...

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