I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

Jorge Luis Borges


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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.  

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...

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...

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...

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...

Job Vacancy - Divided Society Project Assistant

31 August 2017

PROJECT ASSISTANT Job Description Contract Fixed term: from date of appointment to 31 January 2018 Location Northern Ireland Political Collection Salary £15,000 per annum Hours of work 36¼ hours per week Responsible To: Project Manager Job Purpose: The post holder, under the direction of the Project Manager, will assist in the...

Linen Hall Launches New 'Troubles' Exhibition 'We Lived It'

07 August 2017

On Wednesday 2 August, the Linen Hall launched ‘We Lived It – the social impact of the Troubles’. This exhibition and oral history project revisits a turbulent decade in Northern Ireland, capturing the day-today-day reality of living in the midst of conflict. Rachel Brady, Divided Society Education and Outreach Officer, led the launch describing it as a “thought-provoking exhibition based on the Linen Hall’s...

Linen Hall Awarded 4-star Visitor Attraction Rating From Tourism NI

04 August 2017

The Linen Hall Library is delighted to announce that we have achieved a 4-star Visitor Attraction rating by Tourism NI*. This is the first year the Library has moved from a 3-star rating into the 4-star category. Tourism NI said: "Many congratulations. This is a great achievement for the Library, and we are delighted to award you 4 stars." Linen Hall Director Julie Andrews said: "We have worked hard to make the Library as interesting and engaging as...

What's On In August

28 July 2017

HOW DID WE LIVE THROUGH THEM? THE REALITY OF LIFE DURING THE TROUBLES IS FOCUS OF NEW LINEN HALL EXHIBITION In a decade that saw Nelson Mandela freed and elected president of South Africa, the first Gulf War break out, Harry Potter exploding onto the bookshelves and the appearance of the Euro….....