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Linen Hall’s Writers on Writers Festival is Back in May

The popular Linen Hall Writers on Writers Festival returns in May with a series of events focusing on the experience of reading, writing and publishing. We also announce the winner of the Michael McLaverty Short Story Award on Wednesday 15 May. Former Belfast Telegraph picture editor and award-winning photojournalist Gerry…...

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Donation of Splendid Illuminated Manuscript

The Library was delighted to recently receive a donation of a splendid illuminated manuscript which had been presented to the late John A Watson by the Belfast Evening Telegraph in April 1914.  Mr Watson, a journalist who also wrote under the pseudonym ‘Flambeau’, was given this impressive volume as recognition…...

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Easter Holiday Closure 22 and 23 April

The Linen Hall Library and the Linen Hall Charity Bookshop will be closed on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 April for the Easter holiday. We will reopen on Wednesday 24 April at 9.30am. For a full list of upcoming Library closures click here....

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Hidden Female Voices Uncovered in Exhibitions at PRONI and the Linen Hall Library

The Linen Hall Library and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) have come together to present simultaneous exhibitions uncovering hidden female voices and stories from across the centuries. The EU funded In Her Words and Anonymous Was A Woman exhibitions will open to the public on Thursday 11…...

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April – June 2019 What’s On Guides Now Available

The Linen Hall Library’s What’s On guides listing all events for April – June 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 books our events online at https://linenhall.com/event/...

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Who’s That Girl? Female Firsts in Northern Ireland History at the Linen Hall in April

Who are the prominent females in Northern Ireland history? Find out in the Linen Hall’s new exhibition Anonymous Was a Woman which begins on 12 April. Also this month, the Library continues its exploration into the LGBTQ+ archives with a walking tour of Belfast on 10 April. The schedule of…...

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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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