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Something to Write Home About: Seamus Heaney

The Linen Hall 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney explored the themes of borders and boundaries throughout his works and encouraged cross-border collaboration and cooperation through a range of cultural initiatives. Join us for a special showing of the short BBC film, Something to Write Home About.

Free

Border Literature

The Linen Hall 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

The Irish border and the various boundaries within Northern Irish politics and society has had an enduring influence on arts and culture across the island of Ireland. Writers James Conor Patterson, Michelle Gallen, and Tony Macauley will discuss how borders and boundaries have influenced their work.

£5.00 – £6.50

Michelle Gallen in Conversation with Bernie McGill

The Linen Hall 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

The critically acclaimed author of Big Girl, Small Town and Factory Girls, Michelle Gallen, joins us at The Linen Hall for an insightful conversation with Bernie McGill about her work.

£4.00 – £6.50

The Dunlop Dynasty: An illustrated talk

The Linen Hall 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

Dive into the epic tale of Northern Ireland's motorcycle road racing icons—the legendary Dunlop family. Through Stephen Davison's lens, the world's leading road racing photojournalist,

£5.00 – £8.00

Bordering on History

The Linen Hall 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

The creation of the Irish border in the early 1920s caused significant changes in the political, social, and economic landscape across the island of Ireland. In this talk, Bryonie Reid and Cormac Moore will explore the impact of the border on sport, trade, religion, and identity across the last century.

£5.00 – £6.50

Border Identities

The Linen Hall 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

Hailing from very different political backgrounds on each side of the border, former First Minister of Northern Ireland, Baroness Arlene Foster DBE and former Taoiseach of Ireland, Bertie Ahern, will discuss their experiences and perspectives on how the border shaped their lives and identities from their early life to their political careers and beyond.

£8.00 – £10.00

Ulster-Scots Writing Competition Award Ceremony

The Linen Hall 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

With the support of the Ulster-Scots Agency, The Linen Hall organised its third Ulster-Scots Writing Competition last summer. The two competition categories were prose and

Free

Crossing the Boundaries: Displacement

The Linen Hall 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

Over the past century, people across the island of Ireland have experienced displacement as a result of sectarian violence. Today, Northern Ireland is a place for those seeking refuge. Join us for a discussion featuring Marian Kane, Kate Rankin, Ray Rankin, and Twasul Mohammed.

£5.00 – £6.50

Ayont the Hamely Tongue

The Linen Hall 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

This year, The Linen Hall is proud to mark the Ulster-Scots Language Week with an evocative poetry reading event. Six distinguished poets—Robert Campbell, Angeline King, Ronnie McIlhatton, Anne McMaster, Alan Millar, and Morna Sullivan—are coming together to take us on a journey of words and emotions. Join us for a celebration of the Ulster-Scots heritage and talent.

Free

Breaking Boundaries: Cross-Border Activism

The Linen Hall 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

Movements advocating equality, peace, and justice have fostered links across national borders. Join activists Danielle Roberts, John Barry, and Richard O’Leary as they discuss their experiences in campaigns for gender equality, LGBTQIA+ rights, and climate justice, and share their insights into how cross-border activism looks today.

£5.00 – £6.50

Out of the Classics Bay: Heaney and Virgil

The Linen Hall 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

Virgil’s Aeneid is an epic masterpiece that has sparked creativity across generations. Join Classics scholar, Lynn Gordon, as she illuminates the profound impact of Virgil's work on Seamus Heaney. Discover how Heaney's poem 'Route 110' from his collection Human Chain is interwoven with Virgil's influence. Through insightful analysis, Gordon unravels the threads that connect these literary giants, shedding light on why Heaney found solace and guidance in Virgil’s words that helped him negotiate his own personal and political dilemmas.

£4.00 – £6.50

Borders and Boundaries Exhibition

The Linen Hall 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

This exhibition explores the changing cultural, political, and economic meanings and realities of borders and boundaries in Northern Ireland throughout the past century, showcasing a diverse range of artefacts and archival material from our collections.


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