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May Events at the Linen Hall

May marks the 234th birthday of the Linen Hall Library and we have some very exciting things coming up!


Only The Stripped Thing


Vertical Gallery | 2 – 27 May | Free

‘Only The Stripped Thing’ is an exhibition of a selection of poems by the Belfast writer Una Woods, alongside a series of abstract collages by Susan Hughes. Among the transparent and opaque layers of paper Susan has unobtrusively placed a few words from each poem. Each piece carries its own history and previous life but is provided with fresh meaning in this new context.


Sanctuary: There Must Be Somewhere


Wed 18 May, 7 PM | Online (via Zoom) | £1

‘Sanctuary: There Must Be Somewhere’ is a new pamphlet from poet Angela Graham. Five of the poems were written in collaboration with other poets, each with a lived experience of an aspect of sanctuary. This online event features these poets sharing their experiences of collaborative writing on this key issue of our time.

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The Linen Hall Birthday lecture with Dr Eamonn Hughes

 In House & Online | Wed 25 May, 1 PM | £5

May marks the birthday of the Linen Hall Library. Each year, we celebrate the event with a ‘Birthday Lecture’ and as we turn 234 years old in May 2022, the honour falls to the President of the Linen Hall Library, Dr Eamonn Hughes. Spend an afternoon in the company of Dr Hughes and delight in his tales from one of Belfast’s most historic institutions. This event will take place at the Linen Hall Library Performance Area and will also be streamed online.

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Linen Hall Library Reading Group


Thu 26 May | 1 PM | In house & Online 

This May, the Linen Hall Reading Group will discuss ‘The House of Gold’ by Liam O Flaherty.

The group is free to join and attend. For more information email info@linenhall.com


Irish Language Reading Group


Sat 7 May | 11 AM | Online

This May, the Linen Hall Irish Language Reading Group will discuss Bláth na dTulach.

The group is free to join and attend. For more information email info@linenhall.com