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Linen Mills at Risk: Future for our unique industrial legacy

11th August 2023 – 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Delve into the fascinating world of Northern Ireland’s mills with a true expert, Sebastian Graham. Sebastian possesses unparalleled knowledge of these historical landmarks. Join us for an insightful talk where Sebastian will highlight the rich historical significance of our textile mills and crystallise the critical importance of preserving the remaining mill sites for the built environment. Gain invaluable insights into safeguarding these precious landmarks for future generations. This thought-provoking discussion is a part of the prestigious Linen Biennale Northern Ireland 2023. Let’s unite in our mission to protect our unique industrial heritage and pave the way for a sustainable future. Reserve your spot now and be a part of this inspiring journey. 

About Sebastian Graham  

Sebastian Graham has been identifying mills across Northern Ireland for over 8 years and has located over 4,000 so far. He holds a Master’s in History from Queens University Belfast and a postgraduate diploma in Environmental Management.  He currently works for Ulster Architectural Heritage as the heritage at risk officer working in partnership with the Historic Environment Division. There are over 1000 buildings on the register including mills and the aim of the project is to identify new uses for these buildings and communicate with owners. 

About the Linen Biennale

The Linen Biennale Northern Ireland makes its much-anticipated return in August 2023. The themes of this year’s event, Renew & Revive, seamlessly intertwine as the organisers strive to deepen the understanding and admiration for the timeless legacy of flax and linen. Participants will explore the enduring value of these materials in the present and their potential significance in the future. Proudly brought to you by R-Space Gallery, the Linen Biennale Northern Ireland promises to be a captivating celebration of art, history, and culture. Find out more.


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11th August 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The Linen Hall
17 Donegall Square North
Belfast, BT1 5GB United Kingdom


The Linen Hall
+44 (0)28 9032 1707
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