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Just a reminder that the Linen Hall will be closed on Monday 18 March for the St Patrick’s Day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday 19 March at 9.30am. For a full list of upcoming Library holiday closures click here....

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Linen Hall Brings LGBTQ+ Archive Out of the Closet in Staging Sexuality

On Thursday 28 March, the Linen Hall launches Staging Sexuality, a series of performances and events based around the Library’s LGBTQ+ archive. The project is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. From March through to June, Staging Sexuality will feature an event a month involving a number of…...

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Linen Hall Retains 4-star Visitor Attraction Rating from Tourism Northern Ireland

The Linen Hall Library is delighted to announce that we have retained our 4-star Visitor Attraction rating from Tourism Northern Ireland.  Tourism NI is committed to developing quality experiences for visitors. The Quality Grading Scheme for Visitor Experiences offers tourism operators a chance to be awarded with a one to…...

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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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