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Burns, Brontë and more at the Linen Hall in January

The Linen Hall’s world-renowned Robert Burns collection of books and Burnsiana features in January in an exhibition and talk. We also illuminate the lesser known Brontë sister, Anne, and explore the reasons for her societal subordination.  The schedule of January events in date order is as follows:  Andrew Gibson: An…...

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January to March 2020 What’s On guides now available

The Linen Hall Library’s What’s On guides listing all events for January – March 2020 are now available in the Library, online and at various venues throughout Belfast. Download the latest What’s On guide here....

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Fascinating Lectures and Christmas Crafts Light Up December at the Linen Hall

The captivating history of the Belfast Sirocco fan company, now known as Howden, is told by expert Eric Woods on 11 December, and on 17 December the intriguing personalities of the famous Bigger family of Mallusk are illuminated by archivist Aaron McIntyre. On 6 December, Ciaran Doran demonstrates how to…...

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Effect of Migration on Northern Ireland’s Languages Explored in New Exhibition

 THE EFFECT OF MIGRATION ON NORTHERN IRELAND’S LANGUAGES IS THE FOCUS OF LINEN HALL EXHIBITION On Tuesday 5 November, the Linen Hall launched the exhibition From Home to Here: Stories of Languages Old and New. It explores the socio-cultural and linguistic impact on Northern Ireland of its changing population from…...

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Musician Van Morrison Performs in Support of the Linen Hall Library for One Night Only

On Sunday 5 January 2020, Van Morrison, one of the world’s most celebrated musicians, will perform live at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast with his six-piece live band in support of the Linen Hall Library, one of Belfast’s oldest charities. Internationally celebrated musician Van Morrison hardly needs an introduction. He has…...

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The Linguistic Impact of Immigration on NI is Explored in Linen Hall November Exhibition

On 5 November the Linen Hall launches From Home to Here: Stories of Languages Old and New, a new exhibition that examines the effect of immigrant dialects on our daily conversations. The exhibition is free and runs until 20 December. Also in November award-winning playwright Marie Jones stages her popular…...

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Linen Hall Charity Bookshop Moving to New Premises

The popular Linen Hall Charity Bookshop is moving to new premises. The current location at Fountain Centre, College Street, will close at 5.00pm on Monday 28 October. The new shop, located nearby on College Street, between Savers and Sawers, will open on Friday 1 November at 9.00am....

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Linen Hall Library Job Opening for Arts and Cultural Programmer

The Linen Hall Library has a current job opening for an Arts and Cultural Programmer. Click through for full details.  ...

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Tragedy of Transatlantic Slave Trade is Captured in Art at Linen Hall in October

On 1 October the Linen Hall launches a new exhibition EXODUS: Commemorating 400 years since the start of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, produced by ACSONI (African and Caribbean Support Northern Ireland). Through a mixed-media presentation, the exhibition focuses on and remembers the Maangamizi (genocide of those caught up in the slave trade).   Also launching in October is a showcase of Indian representations…...

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October to December 2019 What’s On guides now available

The Linen Hall Library’s What’s On guides listing all events for October – December 2019 are now available in the Library, through Northern Ireland Tourist Information Centres, and at various venues throughout Belfast. Or download a guide here. You can view and book our events online at https://linenhall.com/event/  ...

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