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March Marks International Women’s Day and World Book Day at the Linen Hall Library

On 5th March the Linen Hall celebrates World Book Day with a reading by actress Roma Tomelty from Irish writer Molly Keane’s anthology Molly Keane’s Ireland, and on 10th March to mark International Women’s Day we illuminate Irish dramatist, folklorist and theatre manager Lady Gregory.

Also scheduled are our regular Irish Book Cub and Reading Group meetings and a screening and discussion of the late actor James Ellis’s short film The Devil on 25 March. 

The schedule of March events in date order is as follows:

State of Play: The Theatre and Cultural Identity in 20th Century Ulster
Continued from February until 31 March/ exhibition/ free
Theatre works which were of both cultural and theatrical significance throughout the twentieth century are revisited. The works featured encouraged, entertained and challenged audiences, and bear testimony to theatre’s powerful capacity to reflect societal changes.

Linen Hall Irish Book Club
Thursday 5 March at 1.00pm/ book club/ free
Speak Irish? Or want to brush up on your language skills? Join in the conversation. This month’s title is Run an Bhonnáin by Prionsias Mac a’Bhaird.

Molly Keane’s Ireland
Thursday 5 March at 1.00pm/ World Book Day reading/ £5
Join actress Roma Tomelty and friends for a reading from an anthology of Irish verse and prose. Subjects range from God, exile, love and death of fairies, horse-racing, wit and whiske

The Greatest Irishwoman: Augusta, Lady Gregory
With Dr Ann McVeigh
Tuesday 10 March at 1.00pm/ lecture/ free
Lady Gregory (1852 – 1932) was an Irish dramatist, folklorist and theatre manager who co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre with William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn. This event is organised to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Now You’re Talkin!
With Linda Ervine and Liam Logan
Thursday 19 March at 6.00pm/ discussion/ £5
Language experts Linda Ervine and Liam Logan share their extensive experience of working within the Ulster-Scots and Irish language communities. They will recount stories of working within the field of language promotion in Northern Ireland.

The Devil by James Ellis
With Director Frankie McCafferty
Wednesday 25 March at 6.00pm/ screening/ free
The late actor James Ellis (Ballykissangel) wrote this film in which old Granny Greer outwits a miserly son. Discussion follows with director Frankie McCafferty, actor Vincent Higgins and others.

Linen Hall Reading Group
Thursday 26 March at 1.10pm/ discussion/ free
All are welcome to come along and join in the discussion of the chosen book of the month. February’s title up for discussion is The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney.

The Linen Hall Library will be closed on Tuesday 17 March for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

The Linen Hall Library is open free to the public Monday – Friday 9.30am- 5.30pm. For more information please visit our website at www.linenhall.com


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