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Jump Through the Wardrobe Door Into the World of CS Lewis at the Linen Hall in November


In November the Linen Hall launches a new CS Lewis exhibition exploring the links between the author, who introduced the world to Narnia, and the Linen Hall Library, which received a major donation from the CS Lewis Association of Ireland in 2004. CS Lewis: Through the Wardrobe begins on 6 November.

Also take a moment to browse over 50 works from artists of all abilities in Winds of Change, running from 1 – 30 November, which marks the Antrim Art Club’s 65th birthday.

The November schedule is as follows:
Winds of Change by Antrim Art Club
1 – 30 November/ exhibition/ free

Over 50 works of art will be on display from artists of all abilities to celebrate the Antrim Art Club’s 65th anniversary. The Antrim Art Club was established in 1951 to encourage, promote and advance the participation of visual art in the Antrim borough.
Drawn from our land: revealing maps from the collections with Glynn Kelso (Part of the PRONI lecture series)
Wednesday 1 November at 1.00pm/ lecture/ free

This illustrated talk by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) will reveal the skills and ideas that shape historical maps, while marking a route through our historic landscape.

CS Lewis: Through the Wardrobe
6 – 30 November/ exhibition/ free

(Part of the Eastside CS Lewis Festival). The Linen Hall’s CS Lewis connection can be traced back to the childhood friendship in east Belfast between Lewis and Arthur Greeves, later President of the Linen Hall. In 2004, the Linen Hall’s holdings were massively expanded by a major donation from the CS Lewis Association of Ireland. Features original artwork, personal correspondence, signed editions and more.
Irish Book Club
Saturday 11 November at 11.00am/ Irish language/ free

Speak Irish? Or want to brush up on your skills? Take part in our free Irish book club. This month’s title is Padai Láidir MacCuladh agus Gaelteacht Thir Eoghain Eagrán Nua by Pádraig Ó Baoighill
‘Swift and the North’ with Moyra Haslett, Professor in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature at Queen’s University Belfast
Tuesday 14 November at 1.00pm/ lecture/ free

Today we delve into the life of Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels, and examine his connections with the people and places of Northern Ireland.
Members’ Christmas Night
Thursday 30 November at 5.30pm/ Linen Hall Members’ Event/ free

Soak up the Linen Hall Christmas atmosphere, browse our unique gift range and have some light refreshments while listening to musical entertainment. 20% off all items tonight.
Linen Hall Reading Group
Thursday 30 November at 1.10pm/ discussion/ free

All are welcome to join in the discussion and debate of the selected title of the month. This month’s chosen book is Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift.

For more information about the Linen Hall Library please visit our website at www.linenhall.com


Pictures and interviews are available on request. Contact Linen Hall Library Digital and Marketing Comms Specialist Rachel Wetherall at r.wetherall@linenhall.com or tel: 028 9032 1707.

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