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News Archive

A Career Captured and Donated to the Linen Hall

Facinating Local Journalist Archive Donated to the Library The Library was delighted to receive a donation from Susan Baker of the work of her late mother journalist Ruth Barnett Baker. A prolific writer who started at the Belfast News Letter as a junior reporter, Ruth Barnett Baker eventually worked her…...

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New and Exclusive ‘Troubles’ Photographic Exhibition at the Linen Hall in April

The Desolation and Destruction of the ‘Troubles’ Captured in New and Exclusive Linen Hall Photography Exhibition Launching on 10 April in the Linen Hall is the poignant photography exhibition Melancholy Witness Images of the Troubles by Séan Hillen. The documentary feel of the images elicits a powerful emotional response. Also…...

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Linen Hall Library Closed for St Patrick’s Day Holiday

The Linen Hall Library will be closed on Saturday 17 March and Monday 19 March for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday 20 March at 9.30am....

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Linen Hall Studies Faces and Places in Two June Exhibitions

LINEN HALL STUDIES FACES AND PLACES IN TWO JUNE EXHIBITIONS The little known, but hugely influential, Belfast poet Pádraic Fiacc is the inspiration behind the art exhibition Faces of Fiacc, launching at the Linen Hall on 1 June. Also in June visual artist Kevin Hamilton takes us on a kaleidoscopic…...

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Iconic Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo is Inspiration Behind Well-Being Art Exhibition at the Linen Hall In March

Iconic Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo Is The Inspiration Behind Well-Being Art Exhibition at the Linen Hall in March Northern Ireland service users have tapped into the colourful life and art of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo as the inspiration for a new art exhibition, In Full Bloom, launching on 1 March.…...

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Made in Belfast by Chinese Artists

Belfast-based Chinese artists display a variety of painting styles popular in their native country in Magic Brush – Chinese Art & Spring Festival Celebration, launching on 12 February. And if you’re in town for the Gradam Ceoill TG4 (the Oscars of Irish music) come along to a talk on Saturday…...

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Internationally renowned journalist Kate Adie OBE to launch the Linen Hall Library’s new digital resource ‘Divided Society’

Internationally renowned journalist Kate Adie OBE to launch the Linen Hall Library’s new digital resource ‘Divided Society’ ‘Divided Society’ is a Heritage Lottery-funded digital archive on the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ and peace process. The resource will be launched by acclaimed journalist Kate Adie OBE on Monday the 22nd of January.…...

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Free Irish Classes Begin This Week

Conversational Irish class begins on Thursday 18 January at 4.00pm – 5.00pm for ten weeks. Beginners Irish class begins on Thursday 26 January at 4.15pm – 5.15pm for nine weeks. All are welcome. The classes are administered by the ULTACH Trust...

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Linen Hall Treads the Boards in December With Irish Theatre Exhibition

Irish language theatre company Aisling Ghéar celebrates its 20th year with the retrospective exhibition A Journey in Irish Theatre launching on 4 December. The company has produced and toured a number of top playwrights including Machiavelli, WB Yeats, Tom Murphy, Brian Friel, Marie Jones and others. Also launching on 4…...

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