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Job Vacancy - Education and Outreach Officer

08 February 2018

LINEN HALL LIBRARY EDUCATION AND OUTREACH OFFICER JOB DESCRIPTION CONTRACT:                6 months (two days per week) SALARY:                       c. £25,000 per annum (pro...

Made in Belfast by Chinese Artists

01 February 2018

Belfast-based Chinese artists display a variety of painting styles popular in their native country in Magic Brush – Chinese Art & Spring Festival Celebration, launching on 12 February. And if you’re in town for the Gradam Ceoill TG4 (the Oscars of Irish music) come along to a talk on Saturday 3 February by members of the Belfast Harp Orchestra that was instrumental in bringing together traditional musicians from around the country. The schedule of events in date order is...

Free Irish Classes Begin This Week

17 January 2018

Conversational Irish class begins on Thursday 18 January at 4.00pm - 5.00pm for ten weeks. Beginners Irish class begins on Thursday 26 January at 4.15pm - 5.15pm for nine weeks. All are welcome. The classes are administered by the ULTACH Trust 

Internationally Renowned Journalist Kate Adie OBE to Launch LHL's New 'Divided Society' Digital Resource

17 January 2018

Internationally renowned journalist Kate Adie OBE to launch the Linen Hall Library’s new digital resource ‘Divided Society’ ‘Divided Society’ is a Heritage Lottery-funded digital archive on the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ and peace process. The resource will be launched by acclaimed journalist Kate Adie OBE on Monday the 22nd of January. Ms Adie will travel to Belfast as a VIP guest for the event. She will reflect on her astonishing career and...

Where's the Funny? At the Linen Hall in January with Launch of a New Political Cartoon Exhibition... Plus Much More...

02 January 2018

THE LIGHT AND DARK OF NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICAL CARTOONERY FEATURES IN NEW LINEN HALL EXHIBITION An old Irish proverb states ‘a good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.’ In the new Linen Hall exhibition, Laughter in the Dark – Illustrating the Troubles, launching on 8 January, this proverb will be put to the test. The birth and rise of the political cartoon and its important role in Northern Ireland’s history will be...

Linen Hall What's On Guide For January - March 2018 Out Now

18 December 2017

Linen Hall What's On Guide for January - March 2018 is available now. Pick up our latest What's On Guide in the Library, at various locations around town, and in Northern Ireland tourist information centres. Or download here: Linen Hall What's On Guide January - March 2018  

Linen Hall Library Membership Rates for 2018

13 December 2017


Win a Year's Membership to the Linen Hall Library

01 December 2017

Join the Linen Hall Library and find a friend for life! Enter our competition to win a year's Standard membership (worth £80). Competition runs from 1 December - 15 December. If you're already a member, your next year's membership is on us. You can also give the membership to a friend. We'll sort out the particulars and even send them a congratulatory card. Click through here to win! Good luck.

Linen Hall Treads the Boards in December With Irish Theatre Exhibition

27 November 2017

LINEN HALL TREADS THE BOARDS IN DECEMBER WITH IRISH THEATRE EXHIBITION Irish language theatre company Aisling Ghéar celebrates its 20th year with the retrospective exhibition A Journey in Irish Theatre launching on 4 December. The company has produced and toured a number of top playwrights including Machiavelli, WB Yeats, Tom Murphy, Brian Friel, Marie Jones and others. Also launching on 4 December, one of Belfast’s leading contemporary artists, Ray Duncan, explores the...