Our June Events at a Glance


Exhibition | 02 June – 30 June | 9.30 am – 5.30 pm | Free

Susan Hughes presents a series of atmospheric paintings of breeding seabirds including Arctic terns, little terns and fulmars. She paints in response to observations made during artist residencies on Rathlin Island, Inishlacken (Connemara) and Hrisey Island (Iceland). Hughes is greatly influenced by the birdwatching practice of her own father.

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Talk | Thursday 8th June | 1 pm – 2 pm | Free

Liam Logan is a writer and broadcaster from North Antrim. He often refers to his homeplace as ‘the hame o the Hamely Tongue’.  A native Ulster-Scots speaker and an enthusiastic promoter of Ulster-Scots, Liam sees it as an integral part of shared linguistic and cultural heritage something he will explore in this insightful talk.

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Play | Friday 9th June | 6 pm – 8.30 pm | £12

On the morning of his wife’s funeral in January 1941 David Lloyd George is forced to confront his past political and personal behaviour. In his dealings with Ireland, he stands accused of deceiving both the unionist and nationalist communities, but it is the betrayal of his family and his native Wales that torture the former Prime Minister most. Tension and comedy come together in this historical drama that Splodar Theatre will bring to life in The Linen Hall.

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Talk | Thursday 15th June | 1 pm – 2 pm | Free

Three interwar female photojournalists – Dora Maar, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, and Gerda Taro – challenged gender norms, embracing modernity. They reinvented themselves, using cameras to document their experiences. This talk by Dr Daniel Kowalsky (QUB) will explore their unique modernist approach, examining their personal lives and the intersections of modernism, propaganda, and media in the 1930s.

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Digitisation Project | Saturday 17th June | 10 am – 4 pm | Free

As personal stories of the Second World War fade from living memory, it is vital that these stories and the objects that accompany them are preserved. Bring your diaries, letters, photographs, memoirs, objects, or stories about your family’s experience in the war to be recorded and added to an online archive. Volunteers will be on hand to welcome you, record your story and photograph your objects.

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Conversation | Wednesday 21st June | 1 pm – 2 pm | Free

Rosemary Jenkinson is an author, playwright, and one of the boldest and most sparkling chroniclers of contemporary life. Join Rosemary just a few weeks after her latest short story collection ‘Love in the Time of Chaos’ is published for a conversation with critically acclaimed author of ‘Sweet Home’ and ‘Dance Move’, Wendy Erskine.

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NIPR & The Linen Hall Announcement

It is with the utmost regret that the charitable organisation NIPR – The National Collection of Northern Ireland Publications (Charity Commission for Northern Ireland Registration Number NIC 102555) will cease to exist after 31 August 2023.

The Linen Hall’s August events at a glance

Writing competitions at The Linen Hall Michael McLaverty Short Story Award Deadline: 31st OctoberWe are pleased to announce the highly anticipated launch of the 2023 Michael McLaverty Short Story Award.

Michael McLaverty Short Story Award 2023

The Linen Hall is pleased to announce the highly anticipated launch of the 2023 Michael McLaverty Short Story Award. This prestigious award aims to foster and encourage the tradition of the short story and has attracted a high calibre of entries since its inception in 2006.

Ulster-Scots Writing Competition

EVERYBODY KENS A WEE BIT O’ ULSTER-SCOTS AND THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET CREATIVE WITH IT! With the support of the Ulster-Scots Agency, The Linen Hall will be hosting

Peace Heroines

In the buildup to the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement in 2023, Herstory partnered with the National Museums NI and Department of Foreign Affairs to create the Peace Heroines education programme, featuring a touring exhibition with stunning new portraits of the peace heroines by the artist FRIZ, and youth workshops exploring power.