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02 June 2017


Photojournalist Martin Nangle’s Pictures of the ‘Troubles’ Capture Belfast’s Turbulent Times at the Linen Hall in June

Belfast during the ‘Troubles’ had its own unique culture. Photojournalist Martin Nangle had a particular interest in visually capturing this chapter in Northern Ireland’s history. His evocative collection of photographs, Street Life: Works by Belfast Photographer Martin Nangle, 1973 – 1989, covers some of the darkest days of recent history.

Also in June step into the parlour of Sentry Hill historic house with custodian Wesley Bonar, and join our popular reading groups.

The June schedule is as follows:

Street Life: Works by Belfast Photographer Martin Nangle, 1973 – 1989

A Collecting the Troubles and Beyond Exhibition by National Museums Northern Ireland
5 – 30 June / Exhibition / Free

Martin worked as a photojournalist during Northern Ireland’s turbulent times. This exhibition records and explores the place, culture and identity of Northern Ireland during the ‘Troubles’. 

Irish Book Club

Saturday 10 June at 11am / Book Club / Free
Part of the Líofa Programme to encourage the use and study of the Irish language, the Irish book club is free and meets on the second Saturday of each month. This month’s title is An Fuadach by R. L. Stevenson.

Street Life: Reminiscence Event

Friday 16 June at 10am – 12.30pm / Discussion / Free
Join Ulster Museum curators who discuss the Street Life exhibition and share your memories of the local areas featured.

Sentry Hill: Historic House with Custodian Wesley Bonar

Thursday 22 June at 1pm / Lecture / Free
This historic house in County Antrim was home to generations of the McKinney family. Get a rare insight into the working lives, social activities, beliefs and values of rural families in Ulster during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Linen Hall Reading Group

Thursday 29 June at 1.10pm / Discussion / Free
All are welcome to join in the discussion and debate of the selected title of the month. June’s chosen book is Persuasion by Jane Austen.

For more information about the Linen Hall Library, please visit our website at

Pictures and interviews are available on request. Contact Linen Hall Library Digital and Marketing Comms Specialist Rachel Wetherall at 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.