Origins & Legacies: The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement10th March 2023
We are looking for a Library Assistant26th January 2023
- Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Sat - Closed
- Sun - Closed
This year marks the 225th anniversary of the 1798 rebellion, during which important military engagements occurred in Saintfield and Ballynahinch. To mark this anniversary, historians Kenneth Dawson and Jonathan Wright will discuss these linked battles, offering local stories and fresh perspectives on Co. Down's experience of rebellion and revolution.
Few visions of modernity are more potent than that of the itinerant interwar camerawoman: clad in trousers, ranging across public squares, valleys, and mountains, mixing with militias, and armed with a Leica or Rolleiflex. Dora Maar (1907-1997) Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-1942), and Gerda Taro (1910-1937) forged a new métier: the female photojournalist. Their cameras firstly set them apart, but their uniquely modernist materiality is discernible elsewhere, as this lecture will explore.
As personal stories of the Second World War fade from living memory, it is vital that these stories and the objects that accompany them are preserved. The Linen Hall is working with Their Finest Hour, a University of Oxford project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to collect and digitise objects and stories from this time. Bring your diaries, letters, photographs, memoirs, objects, or stories about your family’s experience in the war to be recorded and added to the online archive. Volunteers will be on hand from 10am to 4pm to welcome you and help record your story and photograph your objects.
Rosemary Jenkinson is an author, playwright, and one of the boldest and most sparkling chroniclers of contemporary life. Join Rosemary just a few weeks after her latest short story collection 'Love in the Time of Chaos' is published for a conversation with critically acclaimed author of ‘Sweet Home’ and ‘Dance Move’, Wendy Erskine.