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August Events at the Linen Hall

29 July 2016

August

Linen Hall Reaches for the Stars in Exclusive August Astronomical Exhibition

Exclusive to the Linen Hall in August is the astonishing astronomical photographic exhibition Images of Starlight. This stunning display of astrophotography, launching on 2 August, captures the many phases and faces of the universe.

Also in August, human rights campaigner and theatre pioneer Alice Milligan is remembered in the play Alice Milligan – A Girl of Genius. And we explore Sinn Féin’s dramatic transformation into a political force.

The August schedule in chronological order:
 

Images of Starlight

Tuesday 2 August – Friday 30 September / Exhibition / Free
From the sparkling curtain of the Milky Way to romantic moonscapes to the electric colour undulations of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), this photographic display captures the mystery and beauty of the universe. Jointly produced by the Irish Astronomical Association, in conjunction with the Irish Astronomical Society and the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies, Images of Starlight features Northern Ireland pictures not seen before.

There will be three talks about astronomy at 12.30pm, 1.30pm, and 2.30pm on Tuesday 2 August.
 

Power Play: The Rise of Modern Sinn Féin, with author Deaglán de Bréadún

Friday 19 August at 1pm / Lecture / Free
The extraordinary story of political party Sinn Féin’s dramatic transformation into a major force in Ireland today.
 

Aisling Ghéar presents ‘Alice Milligan – a Girl of Genius’ by Susannah McKenna

Wednesday 24 August at 6pm / Performance / £6 (members £5)
An icon of Ireland’s great renaissance of the late 19th century, Alice Milligan not only was an active campaigner for human rights, but was also a successful theatre producer who moved in the circles of Maud Gonne and WB Yeats. Performed by the Northern Ireland Irish language theatre company Aisling Ghéar.
 

For more information about these events and the Linen Hall Library in general,
please visit our website at www.linenhall.com.

Pictures and interviews are available on request. Contact Linen Hall Library PR and Marketing Officer Rachel Wetherall at r.wetherall@linenhall.com or Tel: 028 9032 1707.

The Linen Hall Library, one of Belfast’s oldest charities, is open free to the public.
Our opening hours are:
Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, and Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm.