Antrim Art Club Spring Exhibition

The Antrim Art Club has been at the heart of the local art scene for over 70 years. Established in 1951, the club encourages, promotes, and advances participation in visual art in the community and explores the tranquillity of painting.

Every year, The Antrim Art Club holds a number of exhibitions across Antrim and Northern Ireland. This March join us at The Linen Hall for an exhibition that will highlight local talent.

The Origins of the Agreement

The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement was the product of years of talks and negotiations between politicians and community activists from Northern Ireland and across the globe. In this event, some of the protagonists of the negotiations from across the political spectrum share their insights on the origins of the Agreement that changed the history of Northern Ireland.

Get Tickets £5.00 – £6.50

Thomas Russell’s Belfast

Marking the 235th anniversary of the establishment of The Linen Hall, this lecture will explore Belfast as Russell knew it, reflecting on the institutions Thomas Russell encountered, the relationships he forged and the distinctive urban spaces he inhabited.

Currently full Free

The Lesson of Louis MacNeice

On the 60th anniversary of his death, we celebrate the life and legacy of Louis MacNeice. Paul Muldoon, Ireland Professor of Poetry, introduces a programme of readings from, and reminisces of, the great Irish poet.

Get Tickets £8.00 – £12.00

West Light

Susan Hughes presents a series of atmospheric paintings of breeding seabirds including Arctic terns, little terns and fulmars. She paints in response to observations made during artist residencies on Rathlin Island, Inishlacken (Connemara) and Hrisey Island (Iceland).  Hughes is greatly influenced by the birdwatching practice of own father.

A Word of Ulster-Scots

Liam Logan is a writer and broadcaster from North Antrim. He often refers to his homeplace as ‘the hame o the Hamely Tongue’. A native Ulster-Scots speaker and an enthusiastic promoter of Ulster-Scots, he sees it as an integral part of shared linguistic and cultural heritage.

Join Liam at The Linen Hall for a word of Ulster-Scots.

The Last Prime Minister of Ireland

On the morning of his wife’s funeral in January 1941 David Lloyd George is forced to confront his past political and personal behaviour. In his dealings with Ireland, he stands accused of deceiving both the unionist and nationalist communities, but it is the betrayal of his family and his native Wales that torture the former Prime Minister most.

Tension and comedy come together in this historical drama that Splodar Theatre will bring to life in The
Linen Hall.