The Linen Hall has a fabulous line up of events for January.
A brand new exhibition, Andrew Gibson: An Ardent Son, takes centre stage from January 4th to 28th.
The Linen Hall holds one of the world’s largest collections of Scottish poet Robert Burns’ work. The story behind the purchase and maintenance of the collection and a display of the collection’s highlights is one you won’t want to miss.
Fans of Burns will also enjoy the Andrew Gibson Memorial Lecture 2022 on January 24th, hosted by TV presenter Alistair Heather.
On January 27th, Holocaust Memorial Day, Scott Edgar will host a talk, From Auschwitz to Ulster: One Day That Changed and Saved Lives, focusing on concentration camp survivors who arrived in Northern Ireland to start a new life after World War II.
On February 24th 1946, military planes landed in Belfast, bringing dozens of orphans to a new life of safety and freedom. From there, they went to Co. Down and went on to have great success worldwide.
On January 18th, there’s a reading of Dunluce by Neill Speers, read by actors Dan Gordon and Marty Maguire.
Dunluce is the story of lifelong friends John and Willy, who have learned never to take the road to Dunluce, its presence a reminder of a bitter family feud. One sunny afternoon they decide to deal with this “Dunluce effect” by walking in each other’s shoes.
The Club Leabhair, an Irish language reading group, returns on January 8th. This month’s book is An Fear Nárbh Fhéidir a Fheiscint, Séamus Ó Coileáin’s translation of H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man.
To top things off the Linen Hall’s popular reading group returns with the bestselling When All is Said by Anne Griffin.
To keep up with the Linen Hall’s events this year, visit their events page.