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It’s a Month of Reading and Being Read To at the Linen Hall in March

Many studies point to the intellectual and emotional benefits of being read to as a child and continuing that endeavour throughout one’s life. In March the Linen Hall celebrates this rewarding activity with a schedule of events concentrating on reading including marking World Book Day on 7 March, World Storytelling…...

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Team Linen Hall To Run Belfast Marathon

At the Linen Hall Library, we believe in exercising your mind – and your body! We are, therefore, delighted to announce that Team Linen Hall will be running the 2019 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon on Sunday 5 May. The Linen Hall Library is one of Belfast’s oldest charities. This…...

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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

The Linen Hall will be closed for the 2019 Christmas holidays from 2.30pm Tuesday 24 December 2019 until 9.30am Thursday 2 January 2020. Linen Hall Library Holiday Schedule 2020 The Library will reopen after the 2019 Christmas holidays on Thursday 2 January at 9.30am. Tuesday 17 March – St Patrick’s…...

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