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Lots of Treats Coming Up in December from the Linen Hall’s Online Programme


Discover the secrets of a recently found WWI notebook, delve into Irish unionist politician Edward Carson’s personal scrapbook, make Christmas cards in an online craft workshop, explore Northern Ireland feminism – just a few tempting treats for those dark December days. And all online at the Linen Hall Library.

December event schedule:

 Among the Kings: The Unknown WarriorAn Untold Story
with author Mark Scott
Book launch
Thursday 3 December at 7.00pm
Broadcast on Linen Hall’s Facebook and YouTube channels
A moving and often heart-breaking account of the story of men whose names the author found in a notebook belonging to his great grandfather who fought in the trenches of WWI. In the book, the author researches the names to find fascinating untold stories of men who gave their all in the Great War.

From the Linen Hall Archives Series with Jason Burke
Edward Carson’s Scrapbook
Monday 7 December at 7.00pm
Broadcast on the Linen Hall’s Facebook and YouTube channels
Linen Hall Cultural Events Programmer Jason Burke takes a closer look at Edward Carson’s personal scrapbook from the anti-Home Rule campaign, held in the Linen Hal archives. Edward Carson (1854 – 1935) was a lawyer and politician, who led Ulster unionist resistance to the British government’s attempts to introduce Home Rule to the whole of Ireland.

Club Leabhar – Irish Language Reading Group
Saturday 12 December at 11.00am
Online ZOOM event
Speak Irish? Or want to brush up on your skills? Take part in our free Irish book club.
December’s title for discussion is ÉADAOIN – Seacht Snaidhm na Seirce by Diarmuid Johnson. To register contact: Jason.burke@linenhall.com.

Don’t Forget to Write @ Christmas
Online curated craft workshop with Ciaran Doran
Thursday 10 December 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Inspired by the tradition of handwritten cards, letters and postcards, join a lively and creative festive workshop with creative curator Ciaran Doran. A pack will be sent to participants which will include hand-stamped designs inspired by the Linen Hall Library Book Plate Collection, Christmas gift tags and postcards. Spaces are limited so please book early. Book at www.linenhall.com.

Northern Ireland Political Collection series with Dr Aimee Walsh
Protest, Periodicals and Republican Feminism (1975 – 1986)
Monday 14 December at 7.00pm
Broadcast on the Linen Hall’s Facebook and YouTube channels
This talk explains that rather than a distinct difference, northern feminism and nationalism can be understood as both aiming to attain autonomy, bodily and political, with overlaps in objectives evident across their periodical publications. In presenting these republican feminist case studies, this public lecture will examine the interactions and intersections between feminism and Irish nationalism in the context of the ‘Troubles’ conflict, with a particular focus on the Armagh Gaol prison protests between 1975 and 1986.

Linen Hall Reading Group
Thursday 17 December at 1.00pm
The Linen Hall’s popular reading group meets via the ZOOM conferencing platform (https://zoom.us/). To attend the virtual group, please email info@linenhall.com. December’s title for discussion is Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen.

The Linen Hall Library is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please keep an eye on our website and social networks for updated information.

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If you would like any additional information, please contact Rachel Wetherall, Head of Digital and Marketing Communications, on r.wetherall@linenhall.com.