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OCTOBER EVENTS AT THE LINEN HALL

The Linen Hall revisits and reinterprets the 1921 partition of Ireland in an insightful, new exhibition starting 4 October. This is complemented by a series of events featuring luminaries from academia, showbusiness, and politics.  Are you happy? Or almost happy? On 11 October join Brian Kaplan MD and art therapist…...

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LINEN HALL WHAT’S ON GUIDE OCT – DEC OUT NOW

The Linen Hall’s What’s On guide for October to December 2021 is out now! Pick up a copy in the Library or out and about at various Belfast locations.  Or download a copy here....

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IT’S A SUPER SEPTEMBER AT THE LINEN HALL

In September, the Linen Hall remembers Belfast poet Padraic Fiacc in a month-long photographic display in the Library’s Vertical Gallery. Also in the lineup is an open day to mark the launch of the Library’s partition centenary project. Members of the public are invited to bring in items and stories…...

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Linen Hall Call Out for Partition Items

On Saturday 4th September from 1.00 pm – 4.00pm, the Linen Hall Library is holding an open day asking members of the public to bring forward objects and stories related to the 1921 partition of Ireland. The event marks the launch of Ireland Divided: A Linen Hall Perspective, a project…...

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Charabanc: A Cultural Exchange in Russia

By Carol Moore In this blog Carol Moore, a co-founder of Charabanc Theatre Company, talks about the exciting first years of the company, and what she describes as ‘a journey of female empowerment’. Charabanc at the Winter Palace Square, St. Petersburg, Russia. (Copyright: Louis Edmondson) My memories are based on…...

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Linen Hall Closed for Bank Holiday

The Linen Hall Library and Charity Bookshop will be closed on Monday 30 August for the Summer Bank Holiday....

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LINEN HALL IS WORLD’S FIRST LIBRARY TO RECEIVE DIVERSITY RECOGNITION

The Linen Hall Library has become the world’s first library/museum and tourist destination to be awarded the BS 76005 Diversity and Inclusion certificate from accredited certification body Centre for Assessment. Following a rigorous assessment process involving staff and volunteer interviews and an in-depth examination of current and historical Linen Hall…...

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Memories of the ‘Word of Mouth Poetry Collective’

By Ruth Carr and Gráinne Toibin In this blog noted members of the Word of Mouth Poetry Collective, namely Gráinne Tobin and Ruth Carr, share experiences of what it was like to be part of the collective. This valued collective  brought together a group of peers who shared a love for…...

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New Enlightenment Festival Coming in 2022

Belfast’s Linen Hall Library has been awarded £26,200 from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery funding to launch the Library’s pilot Enlightenment Festival which will take place in 2022. The Linen Hall will work in partnership with DoranBrowne Arts Programming & Consultancy (Seán Doran and Liam Browne) to…...

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Talk to Top Writers at the Linen Hall in August

Oscar Wilde said: “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.” True? Or fake news? In August at the Linen Hall there’s much talk and discussion from male and female authors about life, writing, love and all things literary. On 11th August at 7pm a panel…...

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