1st August 2022 - 7th August 2022

EXHIBITION: 1922 – 1972 – 2022: Years of Chaos and Hope

01/08/2022 - 31/08/2022 - All Day

2022 marks poignant anniversaries in the history of Northern Ireland. 1922 and 1972 were the two deadliest years of the twenties troubles and the recent conflict. 100 and 50 years on, Years of Chaos and Hope reflects on the conflicting identities, protests, backlash, arrests, evictions, expulsions, shootings, and bombs which contributed to the chaos of 1922 and 1972.

EXHIBITION: 1922 – 1972 – 2022: Years of Chaos and Hope

8th August 2022 - 14th August 2022

Tours of the ‘Years of Chaos and Hope’ exhibition with curator Melissa Baird

10/08/2022 - 31/08/2022 - All Day

A guided tour of the exhibition with its curator, Melissa Baird, which will give further insight into the years 1922 and 1972, the artefacts on display, and the wider collections held by the Linen Hall Library.

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Tours of the ‘Years of Chaos and Hope’ exhibition with curator Melissa Baird

22nd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

PANEL DISCUSSION: Years of Hope: 2022 and 2072

22/08/2022 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

From the chaos of Brexit, the pandemic, and climate change, a group of young activists discuss the contemporary issues of 2022, and their hopes for life in 2072.

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Years of Hope: 2022 and 2072

5th September 2022 - 11th September 2022

EXHIBITION: MASKS

05/09/2022 - 30/09/2022 - All Day

An exhibition by Kingsroad Studios, hosted by the Linen Hall Library

EXHIBITION: MASKS

European Heritage Open Days At The Linen Hall

10/09/2022 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Drop in during European Heritage Open Day to meet our staff and volunteers and to learn more about Belfast’s oldest library.

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European Heritage Open Days At The Linen Hall

12th September 2022 - 18th September 2022

A History of the Féile an Phobail with Danny Morrison

14/09/2022 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this talk, former Féile chairperson Danny Morrison will provide a fascinating insight into the origins of the festival in 1988 and its evolution into what it has become today. 

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A History of the Féile an Phobail with Danny Morrison

19th September 2022 - 25th September 2022

NEW BOOK: Unlocking Innermost Thoughts with Andrew Beattie

19/09/2022 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join author Andrew Beattie for a reading from his book which will unlock your desire and determination as you share in real emotion by Unlocking your innermost thoughts.

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NEW BOOK: Unlocking Innermost Thoughts with Andrew Beattie

26th September 2022 - 2nd October 2022

Significant Figures of Belfast Orangeism with Dr Jonathan Mattison

27/09/2022 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As part of a programme of events for the sixth Orange Heritage Week the Linen Hall Library is pleased to welcome Dr Jonathan Mattison (Curator at the Orange Heritage Museum) for a talk on Orangeism in Belfast.

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Significant Figures of Belfast Orangeism with Dr Jonathan Mattison

Absolute Beginners' Italian Class with Dr Federica Ferrieri

29/09/2022 - 01/12/2022 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Absolute Beginners' Italian Class with Dr Federica Ferrieri Thursday 29th September 11.00am-12.30pm...

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Absolute Beginners' Italian Class with Dr Federica Ferrieri

Shadowing Miss Grimshaw, with Diana Gleadhill

29/09/2022 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join author Diana Gleadhill at the Linen Hall Library as she recounts the remarkable tales from her journey across the world shadowing Beatrice Grimshaw.

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Shadowing Miss Grimshaw, with Diana Gleadhill

WORKSHOP: Masks and Mask-Making with Kingsroad Studios

30/09/2022 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For this workshop the artists behind the MASKS exhibition will provide an interactive demonstration, where attendees will be able to participate in the mask-making process.

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WORKSHOP: Masks and Mask-Making with Kingsroad Studios