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Stitching for Solidarity

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

Stitching for Solidarity is a thought-provoking exhibition that highlights the poignant narratives woven into the fabric of resistance. In
collaboration with Conflict Textiles, we are delighted to present 12 arpilleras from 1976, '77, and '78, acquired in Chile by a member of the
Chile Solidarity Committee of Berlin. These arpilleras, expertly mounted on Irish linen, are exhibited together for the first time, marking a historic occasion. Additionally, this collaboration marks the inaugural merging of Chilean hessian and Irish linen by Conflict Textiles, adding a unique dimension to the exhibition.

Blood on the Dance Floor

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

Join us for a special screening of the powerful BBC Northern Ireland Spotlight documentary, Blood on the Dance Floor. It describes how Darren Bradshaw, a gay police officer, was shot dead by a republican gunman in The Parliament Bar (a gay bar) in Belfast in 1997, and the impact of his killing and its circumstances. It also explores the experiences of the LGBT community in this period. This event coincides with Pride Week and will be followed by a Q&A with its creator, Jordan Dunbar – allowing us to discuss what’s involved in current affairs journalism, including the BBC podcast series on which this edition of Spotlight was based.

Irish Linen Workshop

The Linen Hall 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

There is a long history of linen production and use in Ulster, particularly in relation to clothes and domestic articles. In this fascinating, hands-on workshop, Donegal artist Deborah Stockdale will focus on embroidered Irish linen tablecloths, which were to be found in almost every home for generations. Often kept in storage and used only for […]

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Linenopolis Tour

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

During the 1800s Belfast and its surrounding towns exploded with industry. One of the most significant industries of that time was the linen industry. Discover the history of Belfast’s linen trade on this city-centre walking tour. Many buildings in The Linen Hall area reflect the city’s past as a global industrial hub of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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