Stand With Hope

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

The Linen Hall is delighted to welcome Hope the Lego Suffragette, a life-size model on loan from the Houses of Parliament. Crafted from an impressive 32,327 Lego bricks and assembled by 3 people over 171 hours, this remarkable installation serves as a powerful reminder of the struggles and triumphs of the women's suffrage movement. You can find Hope proudly displayed on Level 2 inside The Linen Hall.

Translating Age: Being a Migrant and Older Woman in Northern Ireland

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

The Translating Age project is a collaborative initiative funded by Queen's University that brings together older migrant women living in Northern Ireland. Started in autumn 2023, this project has provided a platform for the participants to explore and express their experiences through various forms of media, including prose, knitting, photography, and more.

Shrieking Sisters

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

Based on actual events and people, 'Shrieking Sisters' is a drama that tells the story of Lilian Metge, a member of a well-known and respected Anglo-Irish family, and her journey from peaceful suffragist to militant suffragette. Along with other activists, Metge hatched a plan to bomb Lisburn Cathedral in 1914.

Get Tickets £8.00 – £10.00
Event Series Linenopolis Tours

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.

Get Tickets £10.00 – £15.00

Changemakers: Student and Activism Symposium

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

Join us for a day-long programme featuring talks from esteemed academics and roundtable discussions with activists, past and present. Together, we will explore the profound influences and impact of student and youth activism since the 1960s in Northern Ireland, reflecting on local, national, and international dimensions.

Stand with Hope: Celebrating Women in Our Archives

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

Join us for a special event highlighting the contributions of women in Northern Ireland through our archival collections. Explore a diverse range of items showcasing women's lives and experiences. Discover the remarkable work of our interns and volunteers as they present curated collections. They'll be on hand to give insights into and tell the stories behind the exhibited items.

Event Series Linenopolis Tours

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.

Get Tickets £10.00 – £15.00

Being an Islander

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

Director Dimitrios Bouras explores island identities in this powerful and award-winning documentary, commissioned by the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge. Taking the Greek Mediterranean island of Sifnos as a case study, Being an Islander considers a range of themes, including identity, insularity, materiality, and memory.

Get Tickets £5.00 – £6.50

Ciara O’Neill

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

Join us for an extraordinary evening of music and poetry with award-winning singer Ciara O’Neill at The Linen Hall.

The Sunningdale Agreement

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

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the collapse of the Sunningdale Agreement, The Linen Hall invites you to reflect on this pivotal moment in Northern Ireland's history. Join us for an insightful conversation with journalist and broadcaster Mark Simpson, alongside Dermot Nesbitt, Brian Faulkner's election agent and a key member of the Ulster Unionist Party's negotiation team during the Stormont talks that led to the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.

Get Tickets £5.00 – £6.50