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Arthur Conan Doyle




From the Ashes

When: 01 – 30 September 2017
Location: Vertical Gallery
Admission: Free – All Welcome

This moving exhibition tells the story of a group of recovering alcoholics who are rebuilding their lives after addiction. In sobriety, their previous skills and artistic creativity have been resurrected to produce beautiful hand-made guitars, musical instruments, crafts and sculptures that show the journey of recovery.

The group are tutored by Richard Kelly, an outstanding visual and woodworking artist. Other pieces of Richard’s visual art will be on display throughout the exhibition. Funded by the Big Lottery People and Communities Programme, this exhibition will be both inspirational and deeply moving.


The Linen Hall Library is open free to the public. Our opening hours are:
 Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, and Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm.