Towards a Belfast Festival of History

There is a growing sentiment among those engaged in Belfast’s history that the city should establish its own festival. The success of such an endeavour lays on the active support and participation of the public.

A-Bomb Survivor Testimony

Join us for a special online event with testimony from a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima. This event will be delivered in partnership with the Japan Foundation and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. 

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition Launch

A launch event will open the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition. Dignitaries and representatives, including delegates from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, members of the Japanese community in Northern Ireland, and local representatives, will share their insights and reflect on the significance of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition.

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition

Experience the profoundly moving Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition, a first-of-its-kind exhibition on the island of Ireland, exclusively at The Linen Hall. This exhibition, produced by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, highlights the devastation wreaked by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, one of the most significant moments of the Second World War which ushered in the nuclear age.

Our June Events at a Glance

Susan Hughes exhibition at The Linen Hall. West Light.

WEST LIGHT 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

Love in the Time of Chaos

'Love in the Years of Chaos' a conversation between Rosemary Jenkinson and Wendy Erskine at The Linen Hall.

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.

Their Finest Hour

Their Finest Hour. A digitisation project at The Linen Hall.

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. The Linen Hall is working with Their Finest Hour, a University of Oxford project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to collect and digitise objects and stories from this time. Bring your diaries, letters, photographs, memoirs, objects, or stories about your family’s experience in the war to be recorded and added to the online archive. Volunteers will be on hand from 10am to 4pm to welcome you and help record your story and photograph your objects.

Pioneer Women of the 1930’s

Pioneer Women of the 1930's. A talk by Daniel Kowalsky at The Linen Hall.

Few visions of modernity are more potent than that of the itinerant interwar camerawoman: clad in trousers, ranging across public squares, valleys, and mountains, mixing with militias, and armed with a Leica or Rolleiflex. Dora Maar (1907-1997) Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-1942), and Gerda Taro (1910-1937) forged a new métier: the female photojournalist. Their cameras firstly set them apart, but their uniquely modernist materiality is discernible elsewhere, as this lecture will explore.