LINEN HALL STUDIES FACES AND PLACES IN TWO JUNE EXHIBITIONS
The little known, but hugely influential, Belfast poet Pádraic Fiacc is the inspiration behind the art exhibition Faces of Fiacc, launching at the Linen Hall on 1 June. Also in June visual artist Kevin Hamilton takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey around some of Belfast’s iconic buildings.
The schedule of events in date order is as follows:
Belfast-based visual artist Kevin creates fascinating new perspectives of our built heritage through kaleidoscopic studies of iconic buildings. He says: “I want people to appreciate the strength and beauty of our environment and not dwell on the past.”
Continuing our series of lectures by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, today the archives which help researchers trace the role of Irish men and women in the First World War are explored.
Whatever your level of mastery in the Irish language, all are welcome to join and discuss the latest chosen book. This month’s title is Trumptaí Dumptaí by Ré Ó Laighléis.
Thomas Russell, soldier, revolutionary and the second librarian of the Linen Hall Library, played a major part in the Irish Risings of 1798 and 1803. Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden tell the story of this man ‘from God knows where’.
Maria was shortlisted for the Linen Hall’s Michael McLaverty Short Story Award in 2010. This is her first novel which tells the story of a disappeared fifteen-year-old festival queen whose sister stumbles on something that reopens the mystery thirty-seven years later.
All are welcome to join in the discussion and debate of the selected title of the month. This month’s chosen book is The Last Lost Girl by Maria Hoey.
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