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Exhibition: Irish Speaking Soldiers from East Belfast in the First World War

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast

With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Cairde Turas (a sister project of Turas, the east Belfast Irish language organisation) researched Irish-speakers from east Belfast who enlisted to fight in the First World War. This exhibition highlights the findings of the research.

100 Years of the Ulster Grand Prix: A Century of Road Racing, with Norman Windrum and Stephen Davison

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast

From the first race in 1922, the Ulster Grand Prix has been one of the most thrilling events in the international motorcycling calendar, attracting enormous crowds of spectators to watch the world’s great riders in action. Now, a century on, the UGP holds a special place in the hearts of fans here in Northern Ireland and across the world.

Currently full Free

Cultural Belongings: an exhibition of the poetry of Gerald Dawe

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast

Gerald Dawe celebrates the art of living in places. Whether the Belfast of the 1960s, the anxious territories of the 1970s and 1980s, or the emergent Irelands north and south of recent decades, his writing expresses the potency of memory to shape and sustain.

Richard Hayward: Romancing Ireland – an evening with Maurice Leyden, Jane Cassidy and Paul Clements

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast

For decades Richard Hayward (1892 – 1964) was a household name in Ulster and one of Ireland’s best loved cultural figures. Local folk-singers Maurice Leyden and Jane Cassidy team up with Hayward’s biographer Paul Clements to present a show celebrating Richard Hayward’s fascinating career and contribution to the cultural life of the island of Ireland, through anecdote and folk–song.

Currently full Free

Jan Morris: Life from Both Sides

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast

When Jan Morris died in 2020, she was considered one of Britain’s best-loved writers. The author of Venice, Pax Britannica, Conundrum, and more than 50 other books, her work was known for its observational genius, lyricism and humour, and earned her a passionate readership around the world.

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