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August Holiday Closure

13 August 2018

The Linen Hall Library will be closed on Monday 27 August for the Summer Bank Holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday 28 August at 9.30am.    

The Linen Hall Weaves a Tale Around the Fabric of Ireland in August Plus More

06 August 2018

THE LINEN HALL WEAVES A TALE AROUND THE FABRIC OF IRELAND IN AUGUST EXHIBITION One of Ireland’s oldest textile products, linen, is the focus of the Linen Hall exhibition Flax Field launching 1 August. Make a start on that best seller in  fiction writing workshop with NI award-winning author Bernie McGill on 23 August. The schedule of events in date order is as follows: Connecting Civil Rights: Then and Now 4 July – 31 August/ exhibition/ free It’s been 50...

Innovative Linen Art Exhibition 'Flax Field' Features Embedded Sound

06 August 2018

INNOVATIVE LINEN ART EXHIBTION FEATURES EMBEDDED SOUND -   NEW AND EXCLUSIVELY AT THE LINEN HALL IN AUGUST A unique art exhibition visually celebrating flax and linen entitled Flax Field is taking place at the Linen Hall Library in August. Master printmaker Josephine McCormick has created a series of artwork some of which are embedded with the sound of flax being woven via QR codes. Not only can the viewer admire the stunning selection of etchings and cyanotypes, but one can also...

Arts Council Northern Ireland Pulls Funding for Linen Hall Events Programme

19 July 2018

The Linen Hall Library has received notification from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland regretfully informing us that our application for funding through its National Lottery Programme Project funding stream has been unsuccessful. The amount, appoximately £25,000, pays for our popular cultural events programme which includes lectures, exhibitions, performances and readings. This is a vital part of the Library’s output as an organisation that plays a prominent role in...

Job Vacancy For A Membership and Technology Administrator

03 July 2018

Work for one of Northern Ireland's most iconic institutions. The Linen Hall Library is looking for a Membership and Technology Administrator. For full details: https://bit.ly/2MFadys

World-Renowned Harpist Heads Up Summer School at Linen Hall in July

28 June 2018

LINEN HALL GOES BACK TO ITS MUSICAL ROOTS WITH HARP SUMMER SCHOOL World-renowned harpist Janet Harbison will host a three-day harp summer school at the Linen Hall from 2 – 4 July.  The event aims to draw attention to the Library founders who were instrumental in preserving the traditional harp music of Ireland. Throughout the last 230 years the Library has held a number of harp instruction schools to encourage and promote the instrument that has become recognised as the...

Linen Hall What's On guide for July - September Now Available

22 June 2018

The Linen Hall Library's What's On guide listing all forthcoming events in July - September is now available in the Library and at various locations around Belfast and Northern Ireland. You can also download a copy here.

July Holiday Closure

22 June 2018

The LInen Hall Library and Charity Bookshop will be closed for the July Twelfth holiday on the following days: - Thursday 12 July - Friday 13 July - Saturday 14 July   

Linen Hall Library in Conjunction with Ulster University Seeks Intern

21 June 2018

Linen Hall Library Volunteer Graduate Intern Placement in Conjunction with Ulster University The opportunity has arisen for a volunteer graduate internship at the Linen Hall Library. This placement is specifically aimed at those who are planning to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma in Library & Information Management at Ulster University.  The successful applicant will be required to contribute to the work of the Linen Hall Library 14-16 hours per week (initially...