Exhibition: Irish Speaking Soldiers from East Belfast in the First World War

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast

With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Cairde Turas (a sister project of Turas, the east Belfast Irish language organisation) researched Irish-speakers from east Belfast who enlisted to fight in the First World War. This exhibition highlights the findings of the research.

ExtraOrdinary Women in Media (in partnership with JoinHer)

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast

This November, one year on from the extraORDINARYwomen project, we are delighted to have another opportunity to hear the stories of more extraORDINARYwomen making history and impacting our diverse community. Join us at the Linen Hall for an inspiring panel discussion that will bring to life authentic experiences of women in media.

Free

Belfast at War 1939-1945 with Joseph Quinn

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast

Join Joseph Quinn at the Linen Hall Library as he discusses Belfast’s role in the Second World War. Joseph is the project co-ordinator of ‘Their Finest Hour’, a crowdsourcing initiative by the University of Oxford that aims to collect and digitally archive the everyday stories and objects of the Second World War.

Free

My Story, My Journey with Gerry Armstrong

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast

Born in Belfast, brought up amidst the Troubles, as a rising star in Gaelic football and hurling, Gerry Armstrong found his niche when football came calling in his teens. Join Gerry for what promises to be a very special occasion, a little more than 20 years on from that night in Valencia.

Free

100 Years of the Ulster Grand Prix: A Century of Road Racing, with Norman Windrum and Stephen Davison

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast

From the first race in 1922, the Ulster Grand Prix has been one of the most thrilling events in the international motorcycling calendar, attracting enormous crowds of spectators to watch the world’s great riders in action. Now, a century on, the UGP holds a special place in the hearts of fans here in Northern Ireland and across the world.

Free

Richard Hayward: Romancing Ireland – an evening with Maurice Leyden, Jane Cassidy and Paul Clements

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast

For decades Richard Hayward (1892 – 1964) was a household name in Ulster and one of Ireland’s best loved cultural figures. Local folk-singers Maurice Leyden and Jane Cassidy team up with Hayward’s biographer Paul Clements to present a show celebrating Richard Hayward’s fascinating career and contribution to the cultural life of the island of Ireland, through anecdote and folk–song.

Free