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Annual General Meeting 2022

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Linen Hall Library will be held on Thursday 30th June 2022, at 1.00 pm. All members are invited to attend. Here you can download a digital copy of the 2021 Annual Report, or you can request a hard copy from the Level 2…...

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We are looking for a  Library Assistant

Role:                                      Library Assistant Job ref:                                  LA/2022/02 Location                       …...

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May Events at the Linen Hall

May marks the 234th birthday of the Linen Hall Library and we have some very exciting things coming up!   Only The Stripped Thing EXHIBITION Vertical Gallery | 2 – 27 May | Free ‘Only The Stripped Thing’ is an exhibition of a selection of poems by the Belfast writer…...

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The Linen Hall Enlightenment Festival is back!

The Linen Hall Library is looking forward to welcoming you to the second part of the Enlightenment Festival 2022!  The Linen Hall Library Enlightenment Festival is designed to highlight themes emanating from the great European intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries. Keywords that resonated throughout the Enlightenment, such as reason,…...

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THE LINEN HALL REVISITS TROUBLED TIMES IN APRIL

Highlights in the April calendar of cultural events at the Linen Hall include events exploring a variety of perspectives on the recent ‘Troubles’ and the 1921 partition of Ireland and creation of the Northern Ireland state.  Author James Simpson takes us on a pre and post partition journey on 6…...

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March Is Women’s History Month at the Linen Hall

The Linen Hall boasts a fabulous female line up in March featuring artists Leontia Haldenby and Kim Montgomery with their exhibition We Were On Our Way To Something launching 1 March. We also welcome three new books by Northern Irish female writers including the deeply moving Her Other Language: Northern…...

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It’s a Literary Lovefest at the Linen Hall in February

Bestselling author Brian McGilloway, photojournalist Martin Nangle and other prominent writers headline the Linen Hall’s February calendar of events. Also featuring is the Library’s inaugural Enlightenment Festival from 1 – 5 February which guarantees to bathe the historic institution in a new literal and metaphorical light. February event schedule: Enlightenment…...

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Linen Hall Seeks Assistant Arts and Cultural Programmer

The Linen Hall Library is currently recruiting for an Assistant Arts and Cultural Programmer. This is an opportunity to join one of Northern Ireland’s most historic and popular institutions. This is a contracted position for five months. For details click here....

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Linen Hall Receives £100,000 Sustainability Grant

The Linen Hall is absolutely delighted to have been awarded £100,000 from the Dormant Accounts Fund NI.  The Fund, delivered by The National Lottery Community Fund in conjunction with the Department of Finance, is supporting the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to be more resilient and prepared for…...

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Let There Be Enlightenment!

The inaugural Linen Hall Library Enlightenment Festival is to launch on February 1st to 5th in a special creative collaboration with two of the world’s most highly acclaimed artistic producers in international multi-arts festivals and events, Seán Doran and Liam Browne. The packed programme, announced today will bathe the library,…...

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