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Free Writing Classes and New Talks at the Linen Hall in September

The Linen Hall continues its online cultural programme in September with a series of writing workshops with acclaimed author Jan Carson and a carefully selected schedule of talks that explore the Linen Hall’s many collections. Featured events include a look at the 1919 Belfast Engineering Strike on 7 September and…...

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The Linen Hall Will be Closed on Monday 31 August for the Bank Holiday

The Linen Hall will open again on Tuesday 1 September at 10.00am. For details of our phased reopening following COVID-19 closure click here. The Charity Bookshop will also be closed on Monday 31 August for the Bank Holiday and will reopen on Tuesday 1 September at 9.00am. The Linen Hall café is…...

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Linen Hall Receives Funding Grant from Arts Council Organisations Emergency Programme

The Linen Hall Library is happy to confirm that it has received £21,934 from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Organisations Emergency Programme (OEP). Linen Hall Director Julie Andrews said: “Thanks to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Organisations Emergency Programme, we will be able to develop a cultural programme…...

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Help Shape the Story of Northern Ireland Women’s History

HELP SHAPE THE STORY OF NORTHERN IRELAND WOMEN’S HISTORY WITH BELFAST’S LINEN HALL LIBRARY The internationally renowned Linen Hall Library is seeking participants for a new programme of engagement to complement its major extraORDINARYwomen: Supporting Communities (1965 – today) project. Funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland, the…...

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Linen Hall Reopens in August and Raises the Curtain on its Theatre Archive

We’re delighted to welcome the public back into the Library from August 17 (reduced hours of 10.00am – 3.00pm). We also continue our popular online cultural events programme with an exciting schedule featuring a look at some of the fascinating items held in our Theatre and Performing Arts collection and…...

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Linen Hall Receives £20,197 from COVID19 Charities Fund

The Linen Hall is grateful to the Department for Communities and The National Lottery Community Fund for the grant of £20,197 from the COVID19 Charities Fund which was launched in June this year. Linen Hall Director Julie Andrews said: “We thank the Department for Communities and The National Lottery Community…...

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Linen Hall Library Seeks New Café Operator

Café Operator Required – Call for Expressions of Interest The Linen Hall Library is inviting expressions of interest from experienced café operators interested in developing a creative café offering. Located in the heart of Belfast city centre, the Linen Hall Library is a place of tranquillity and cultural importance with…...

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Linen Hall Announces Phased Reopening Schedule

The Covid-19 pandemic which swept the globe saw us close our doors to the public from midnight on the 17th March 2020. In compliance with DfC Guidance on Cultural and Heritage Destinations, and with the safety of our staff, members and visitors as our utmost priority, there was little we could do except…...

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Linen Hall Director Julie Andrews Appointed to Arts Council NI Board

We are excited to announce that Linen Hall Director Julie Andrews has been appointed to the Board of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Julie says: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the Board of the Arts Council NI. I look forward to bringing my experience working across a…...

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TAKE THE ULTIMATE STAYCATION WITH THE LINEN HALL IN JULY

If you’ve been feeling a bit housebound, we offer you the ultimate staycation with the online Linen Hall Postcard Tour starting 1 July which features images from our vast postcard archive. Travel the virtual highway as we take you to quaint villages and popular beauty spots around the province.  In July,…...

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