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July Events at the Linen Hall

24 June 2013

Internationally popular Apex Jazz Band Brings ‘New Orleans’ to Northern Ireland at the Linen Hall in July Kick back and soak up the sounds of New Orleans when Northern Ireland’s own APEX Jazz Band makes its first appearance in the Linen Hall Library on Wednesday 3 July at 6pm. Joining the group will be one of Britain’s leading jazz musicians, Mike Pointon. Also in July, the Library continues two popular exhibitions From the Pages of History…The Linen Hall...

June Events at the Linen Hall

01 June 2013

Arts Organisation Exhibiting in the Linen Hall Says Look At Our Art, Not Our Disability! In June at the Linen Hall Library, the disability arts organisation Open Arts will launch an exhibition entitled Capture Colour. The work will take a variety of forms and is produced by 40 – 90 year olds, all with varying degrees of disability. Also in June, the Library features storyteller and artist Fran O’Boyle who will give an illustration workshop for young people. The schedule of...

Look who came to dinner...

16 May 2013

Thanks to all those who supported our 225 celebration dinner at Belfast City Hall John Killen, Lucy Caldwell, Ciaran Hinds, Julie Andrews & Glenn Patterson   John Killen & Ciaran Hinds   Lucy Caldwell & Glenn Patterson   Ian McElhinney, Marie Jones & John...

City Hall Gala Dinner Pictures

14 May 2013

Guests of the Library's 225 Gala Celebration, Belfast City Hall - Saturday 11th May...

WE ARE 225!!

29 April 2013

IN MAY THE LINEN HALL LIBRARY CELEBRATES ITS 225th BIRTHDAY Founded by the people of Belfast for the people of Belfast, the Linen Hall Library reaches its 225th birthday in May. There is a packed schedule of celebratory events planned for this great institution that has become one of the province’s most popular tourist attractions and repository of world-renowned literary collections. The schedule of events in the Linen Hall in May is as follows: From the Pages of...

225 Performers Join in Song and Words to Celebrate Linen Hall's 225th Year

29 April 2013

On Monday 13 May at 7.45pm, 225 performers, including the Ulster Orchestra, NI musician Neil Martin, writer Glenn Patterson and four local school choirs, will gather at the Ulster Hall to convey the history and significance of the Linen Hall Library over the past 225 years. The evening will be a musical and literary extravaganza with classical and modern pieces featuring the world premiere of The Great and First Object composed for the Library by Neil Martin. Beautiful words will be...

Linen Hall Celebrates 225 Years

26 April 2013

WORLD RENOWNED LINEN HALL LIBRARY CELEBRATES 225 YEARS AND LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING DRIVE FOR £1 MILLION The Linen Hall Library (1788 – 2013) celebrates its 225th birthday year in May! It has survived rebellion, world wars, famine, financial instability and political unrest, but still stands as one of the most enduring, iconic Northern Irish institutions of the modern age. The Library is celebrating with a year-long programme of talks, performances, exhibitions and...

Linen Hall Welcomes First Female Director, Julie Andrews

05 April 2013

On 3 April 2013, Julie Andrews joined the Linen Hall Library as its new Director. Ms Andrews is the first female ever to take the reins of this iconic institution. Ms Andrews comes to the Linen Hall after five years as General Manager of the popular arts and culture venue Spectrum Centre, based in Belfast’s Shankill area. Graduating from Queen’s University with an LLB (Hons) Law Degree in 1993, Ms Andrews has worked in a number of industries including property and...

April Events at the Linen Hall

25 March 2013

April at the Linen Hall brings showers of excellent events, including Harland and Wolff Photographic Exhibition In April, the Linen Hall Library revisits the Harland and Wolff shipyards of the early 1900s with a majestic series of black and white photographs by one of Northern Ireland’s most influential photographers, RJ Welch. Also scheduled are an exhibition from NI fashion designer turned artist Barbara Craig and a screening of a special Linen Hall Library...