Our March events at a glance

ANTRIM ART CLUB SPRING EXHIBITION

Exhibition

The Antrim Art Club has been at the heart of the local art scene for over 70 years. Established in 1951, the club encourages, promotes, and advances participation in visual art in the community and explores the tranquillity of painting. The Antrim Art Club holds every year a number of exhibitions across Antrim and Northern Ireland. This March join us at The Linen Hall for an exhibition that will highlight local talent.

3rd – 30th March | Vertical Gallery | Free

IMAGES OF INCOMING

Talk

On this year’s International Women’s Day, join us for a conversation with Dr Federica Ferrieri, project coordinator of the ‘Images of Incoming’. Federica will present a selection of photographs that capture the sense of exclusion and belonging. The project explores the lives of 60 women from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, from Africa to China, India, Pakistan, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Kosovo, Kurdistan, East Timor, and Mauritius, you’ll be challenged by their images and comments – powerful, moving, inspiring, funny.

Wednesday 8th March, 1 pm | Free

ANNA HASLAM: PIONEERING SUFFRAGETTE

Talk

Following the recent publication of her new book about Youghal native Anna Haslam (1829 -1922), Carmel Ui Cheallaigh will discuss Haslam’s life during a time of incredible change and hardship in Ireland. Anna is a significant historical figure due to her lifelong connection with the suffrage movement and as a Quaker the call of Christian duty always motivated her. This interactive and informative session includes a PowerPoint presentation and tips on researching and writing Irish History books.

Thursday 9th March, 1 pm | Free

SHADOWING MISS GRIMSHAW

Talk

Beatrice Grimshaw (1870-1953), the indomitable Irish woman sailed away from Ireland to explore the South Pacific Islands, finally living for 27 years in Papua New Guinea. Here, she explored the country and the natives and wrote books for a living. Bouts of malaria eventually sent her to live in Bathurst Australia, where she died. Her biographer, Diana Gleadhill, recently shadowed her as far as she possibly could. Join Diana at The Linen Hall as she recounts the remarkable tales from her journey across the world shadowing Beatrice Grimshaw.

Monday 13th March, 1 pm | Free

GETTING TO GOOD FRIDAY: LITERATURE & THE PEACE PROCESS IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Talk

Marilynn Richtarik’s book Getting to Good Friday: Literature and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland describes literary reactions and contributions to the peace process during the fifteen years preceding the Agreement and in the immediate post-conflict era, demonstrating the extent to which authors sought both to comment on and to influence contemporary political developments.

Thursday 16th March, 1 pm | Free

THE HISTORY OF DEAF PEOPLE IN IRELAND: A CRUEL LEGACY

Talk

One in a thousand people are profoundly deaf from birth or early childhood. In the past, they were called ‘deaf and dumb’, a term that is now unacceptable to the modern deaf community. Until recently, educational policies advised hearing families not to sign, and oral methods of teaching were enforced at the residential schools in Belfast and Dublin. Join Margaret Du Feu for a talk about the history of deaf people in Ireland.

Monday 20th March, 1 pm | Free

THE WITCH OF EDMONTON: UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORICAL CASE OF MOTHER SAWYER

Talk

Dr Jonathan Vischer is the author of the recently published historical novel, ‘The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer’. Jonathan spent five years mapping the life of Elizabeth Sawyer (1572-1621), who was hanged as a witch in 1621 and is commemorated in the Jacobean tragicomedy, ‘The Witch of Edmonton’. Jonathan will read extracts from his novel and share his findings about witchcraft in post-Reformation England. He will also discuss what Sawyer’s life and death reveal about the changing status of women in Tudor and Jacobean times.

Monday 27th March, 1 pm | Free

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