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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...

Jump Through the Wardrobe Door Into the World of CS Lewis at the Linen Hall in November

27 October 2017

JUMP THROUGH THE WARDROBE DOOR INTO THE WORLD OF CS LEWIS AT THE LINEN HALL IN NOVEMBER In November the Linen Hall launches a new CS Lewis exhibition exploring the links between the author, who introduced the world to Narnia, and the Linen Hall Library, which received a major donation from the CS Lewis Association of Ireland in 2004. CS Lewis: Through the Wardrobe begins on 6 November. Also take a moment to browse over 50 works from artists of all abilities in Winds of Change, running...

Linen Hall Holiday Schedule 2018/2019

26 October 2017

Linen Hall Holiday Schedule for 2018/2019 January Monday 1 January  - New Year's Day - Closed March Saturday 17 March  - St Patrick's Day – Closed Monday 19 March   - St Patrick's Day - Closed April Monday 2 April        - Easter Holiday - Closed Tuesday 3 April        - Easter Holiday - Closed May Monday 7 May         - Early May Bank Holiday -...

Luther Exhibition Launches at the Linen Hall

02 October 2017

Luther Exhibition Launches at the Linen Hall PRESS RELEASE 2 October 2017   An exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation has officially opened at Belfast’s Linen Hall Library.   The display of memorabilia and literature relating to Martin Luther, available to the public throughout the month of October, is the highlight of a programme of events organised by the Orange Institution in the city to commemorate the evangelical...

Linen Hall Sambas Into October With Latin American Dance Exhibition and Marks 500 Years Since Martin Luther's 'Theses'

28 September 2017

Linen Hall Sambas Into October With Latin American Dance Exhibition and Marks 500 Years Since Martin Luther's 'Theses' The Linen Hall gets passionate in body and mind in October with Latin American Dance by Rosaleen Sanderson, an art exhibition capturing the flight and fancy of the Latin American dance form; and Luther 500 ‘Staunch and True’, an examination of the repercussions of Martin Luther’s ’95 Theses’ which launched the Reformation 500 years...

Linen Hall What's On Guide for Oct - Dec 2017 Out Now

25 September 2017

Linen Hall What's On Guide for Oct - Dec 2017 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: What's On at the Linen Hall - October to December 2017      

Cast of TV's 'Give My Head Peace' and the Linen Hall Hold Night of Comedy Fundraiser

08 September 2017

CAST OF TV’S GIVE MY HEAD PEACE AND THE LINEN HALL LIBRARY HOLD NIGHT OF COMEDY FUNDRAISER AT STORMONT In a fundraising first, TV’s most dysfunctional family from BBC NI’s popular comedy Give My Head Peace will gather at the Great Hall, Stormont, on Wednesday 11 October at 7.30pm to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s first filming and to raise money for the Linen Hall Library. NI comedian, actor and writer Tim McGarry will open the evening with his...

Addicts Rise From the Ashes Through Art Therapy in September Linen Hall Exhibition

31 August 2017

ADDICTS RISE FROM THE ASHES THROUGH ART THERAPY IN SEPTEMBER LINEN HALL EXHIBITION It’s back-to-school time and back to a full schedule of events at the Linen Hall in September. Recovering addicts have found healing through art in the new Linen Hall exhibition From the Ashes, which runs from 1 – 30 September.  We also open the doors on European Heritage Open Day with free tours and a fun family event on 9 September.  The September schedule is as follows: From...