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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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Linen Hall Library Seeks New Café Operator

Café Operator Required – Call for Expressions of Interest The Linen Hall Library is inviting expressions of interest from experienced café operators interested in developing a creative café offering. Located in the heart of Belfast city centre, the Linen Hall Library is a place of tranquillity and cultural importance with…...

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Linen Hall Announces Phased Reopening Schedule

The Covid-19 pandemic which swept the globe saw us close our doors to the public from midnight on the 17th March 2020. In compliance with DfC Guidance on Cultural and Heritage Destinations, and with the safety of our staff, members and visitors as our utmost priority, there was little we could do except…...

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Linen Hall Director Julie Andrews Appointed to Arts Council NI Board

We are excited to announce that Linen Hall Director Julie Andrews has been appointed to the Board of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Julie says: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the Board of the Arts Council NI. I look forward to bringing my experience working across a…...

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TAKE THE ULTIMATE STAYCATION WITH THE LINEN HALL IN JULY

If you’ve been feeling a bit housebound, we offer you the ultimate staycation with the online Linen Hall Postcard Tour starting 1 July which features images from our vast postcard archive. Travel the virtual highway as we take you to quaint villages and popular beauty spots around the province.  In July,…...

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Linen Hall Library Receives £99,000 from National Lottery Heritage Fund Support

NEWS RELEASE 24 June 2020 For immediate release Belfast’s Linen Hall Library has received £99,000 National Lottery Heritage Fund support to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on heritage Since the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown began the Linen Hall has been closed to the public, but staff have…...

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Pop Art and the Bourgeoisie of 19th Century Belfast at the Linen Hall in June

The vibrant Pop Art-influenced work of Belfast-based Jacky Sheridan will explode onto the Linen Hall’s social networking channels in June, and historian Dr Alice Johnson takes us behind the twitching curtains of the 19th century Belfast middle-class in an examination of bourgeoisie behaviours in a city at the centre of…...

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A Linen Hall Birthday Message from Director Julie Andrews

Today, 13 May 2020, is the Linen Hall Library’s 232nd birthday! Not many institutions can claim such longevity and still remain at the very heart of Northern Irish culture. The building may currently be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are there in spirit. Linen…...

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