Linen Hall Sambas Into October With Latin American Dance Exhibition and Marks 500 Years Since Martin Luther’s ‘Theses’
The Linen Hall gets passionate in body and mind in October with Latin American Dance by Rosaleen Sanderson, an art exhibition capturing the flight and fancy of the Latin American dance form; and Luther 500 ‘Staunch and True’, an examination of the repercussions of Martin Luther’s ’95 Theses’ which launched the Reformation 500 years ago. Both launch on Monday 2 October.
Help us raise funds with the cast of BBC’s Give My Head Peace on Wednesday 11 October with a special night of comedy in the Great Hall, Stormont.
The October schedule is as follows:
Latin American Dance by Rosaleen Sanderson
2 – 28 October/ exhibition/ free
The flight and fancy of Latin American dance is captured on canvas by Rosaleen Sanderson. Her work can be found in public and private collections throughout Britain and Ireland, Europe, Canada, USA and Australia. The human form has always been a major theme in her work which is also heavily influenced by the Renaissance artists.
Luther 500 ‘Staunch and True’
2 – 31 October/ exhibition/ free
In October 1517, Martin Luther nailed his ’95 Theses’ on the castle door in Wittenberg, Germany, and changed history forever. This exhibition marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and examines the impact and legacy of this momentous event and its enduring relevance today.
Online Sources for Family History with Stephen Scarth
Wednesday 4 October at 1.00pm/ lecture/ free
PRONI’S (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland) Head of Public Services Stephen Scarth will introduce various archives which can be used for genealogical research, including the Ulster Covenant archive and Freeholders’ records which have been digitised and indexed to make online searches more accessible.
Election Fever: Groundbreaking electoral contests in Northern Ireland
With author Alan F. Parkinson
Wednesday 11 October at 1.00pm/ book launch/ free
Overview of NI elections since the early 20th century focusing on how elections were reported in the Belfast press. Author Alan Parkinson talks about the motivation for writing the book. Copies available to purchase.
Give My Head Peace Fundraiser
Wednesday 11 October at 7.30pm/ comedy evening/ £25.00pp
This event will be held in the Great Hall, Stormont
Join the Linen Hall and Northern Ireland’s most dysfunctional family from BBC’s Give My Head Peace for a seriously satiric night of laughs. NI comedian, actor and writer Tim McGarry will open the evening with his inimitable banter before members of the ‘Gang’ read from two broadcast episodes of the popular comedy show. There will also be an open mic Q&A session.
The Ministry of Suits with local children’s author Paul Gamble
Saturday 14 October at 12 noon/ children’s event/ free
Award-winning Northern Irish children’s author Paul Gamble reads from his debut novel.
Irish Book Club
Saturday 14 October 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 Deoraí by Pádraic Ó Conaire.
Luther 500: Reformation and Counter-Reformation in the Gaelic World with Dr Art Hughes, Ulster University
Wednesday 18 October at 1.00pm/ lecture/ free
Dr Hughes discusses how, in the wake of the Reformation, most of Gaelic Ireland would remain Catholic and loyal to Rome while Gaelic Scotland converted, for the most part, to Calvinism.
Of Mouth Lunchtime Readings
Friday 20 October at 1-2.30pm/ poetry reading/ free
Two eminent poets and translators, Trevor Joyce and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin will read from their work and discuss the part that translation has played in the making of their own poetry.
Haunted Antrim with author Madeline McCully
Tuesday 24 October at 1.00pm/ book launch/ free
Discover the darker side of Antrim with this collection of spine-chilling tales from across the country. Includes the phantom coach of Dundermot Mound, The Witch of Glentow and the Grey Lady of the Dark Hedges. Books available to purchase on the night.
Linen Hall Reading Group
Thursday 26 October 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 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez.
(Image from Latin American Dance by Rosaleen Sanderson)