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Linen Hall Library COVID-19 Statement

Linen Hall Library statement regarding the COVID-19 situation: The Linen Hall Library’s priority is always the safety of our staff and visitors. The Library currently remains open as normal, but we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We are in communication with and taking advice from the appropriate authorities. If…...

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Linen Hall Job Opportunity for Library Assistant

Important message regarding this job vacancy. We would like to thank those applicants who have applied for this position. Given the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we will not be moving forward with this recruitment at this time.  The Linen Hall Library currently has a job vacancy for a Library Assistant.…...

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UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage Visit to the Linen Hall Library on 18 March Postponed

The Simon Armitage/Leontia Flynn Library Tour event on Wednesday 18 March has been postponed until further notice. For Simon Armitage’s full statement go to: https://www.simonarmitage.com/the-laureates-library-tour/ For the updated Linen Hall Library statement regarding Coronavirus and its impact on Library services and events, please go to: https://linenhall.com/linen-hall-library-coronavirus-covid-19-statement-update-16-march/...

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March Marks International Women’s Day and World Book Day at the Linen Hall Library

On 5th March the Linen Hall celebrates World Book Day with a reading by actress Roma Tomelty from Irish writer Molly Keane’s anthology Molly Keane’s Ireland, and on 10th March to mark International Women’s Day we illuminate Irish dramatist, folklorist and theatre manager Lady Gregory. Also scheduled are our regular…...

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Library Announces Six Job Opportunities for ‘extraOrdinarywomen’ Project

The Linen Hall Library is excited to announce six new job opportunities for the extraOrdinarywomen project. extraOrdinarywomen is a major undertaking that will make tens of thousands of pages and images from a selection of the Library’s world-renowned archives accessible online for the very first time. The project will focus…...

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Linen Hall Library’s Heritage Women’s Project Receives £377,600 From The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Others

‘Women’s history needs to be told accurately and correctly and it needs to be celebrated, for the women that we were, the women that we’ve become because of those women, and the women that our children become because of the generation before.’* The extraORDINARYwomen project is a major undertaking that…...

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Linen Hall Raises the Curtain on its Phenomenal Theatre Archive in February Exhibition

The theatre’s powerful capacity to reflect societal changes is central to the Linen Hall’s February exhibition State of Play: The Theatre and Cultural Identity in 20th Century Ulster launching on 5 February. Many items from the Library’s renowned Theatre and Performing Arts Archive will be on display.  February also features…...

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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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