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  • Linen Hall Reading Group

    Linen Hall Library Reading Group

    Our popular reading groups are open to the public and free to attend.

    Meets are on the last Thursday of the month at 1.10pm.

    Book Titles:

    January - Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safrn Foer

    February - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

    March - Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty

     

  • Workshop - Introduction to Chinese Art: Seminar & Workshop

    Magic Brush - Chinese Art & Spring Festival Celebration

    Introduction to Chinese Art: Seminar & Workshop

    Free Workshop on Thursday 22nd February at 2pm

    This seminar introduces the history of Chinese Art and focuses on the features of Chinese ink painting, basic skills, techniques and styles.  It includes an opportunity to explore Chinese calligraphy and write your name in Chinese.  The facilitators will also take you step by step through the process of origami pattern making.

  • Of Mouth: With guests Moya Cannon and Maria McManus

    Of Mouth: With guests Moya Cannon and Maria McManus

    Free Reading on Friday 23th February at 1pm

    Born in County Donegal, Moya Cannon has published five collections of poetry, the most recent being Keats Lives (Carcanet Press, 2015).  She studied History and Politics at University College, Dublin, and Cambridge.  She is joined by local poet and playwright Maria McManus, whose fourth collection is forthcoming from Arlen House.  Her credits as a playwright include Elizabeth Corr (Kabosh), Bruised (Tinderbox), The Black Out Show (Red Lead), His 'n' Hers (Replay) and Nowhere Harder (Replay Script Lab).

  • Of Mouth: Poetry Masterclass with Moya Cannon Sorry, sold out

    Of Mouth: Poetry Masterclass with Moya Cannon

    Free Workshop (Donations Welcomed) on Saturday 24th February at 10.30am to 12.30pm THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED.

    Renowned poet Moya Cannon facilitates a poetry workshop.  A winner of the Brendan Behan Award and the O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, she has held numerous residencies in Ireland and abroad and was 2011 Heimbold Professor of Irish Studies at Villanova University.  Her work has been widely translated and anthologised.

  • World Book Day 2018: A Celebration of Francis Ledwidge

    World Book Day: A Celebration of Francis Ledwidge

    Thursday 1st March at 2pm. Tickets £5pp (Includes Refreshments).

    Join us for a celebration of the work and legacy of Irish War Poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge, with local poets Gerald Dawe and Wilson Burgess. Ledwidge, who was killed at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, was stationed at Ebrington barracks before he was sent to France 100 years ago. Known as the 'Poet of the Blackbird', on of Ledwidge's most famous works is a tribute to this close friend and executed Easter Rising leader, Thomas McDonagh.

  • PRONI Lecture A Sporting Chance - Sport in the Archives with Andrew Toland

    PRONI Lecture

    A Sporting Chance - Sport in the Archives with Andrew Toland

    Free Lecture on Wednesday 7 March at 1pm

    A Sporting Chance will focus on PRONI's rich collection of sport records, providing an insight into the roots and establishment of various sports in Northern Ireland across 150 years of archival material.  The talk will cover soccer, rugby, athletics, golf, GAA, cricket and boxing, as well as a host of other sports which you might not necessarily expect to have seen in Northern Ireland.  The talk will also focus on the fascinating records of some of the sporting greats contained within the archives.

  • Arts Care Presents In Full Bloom 2018 Workshop

    Arts Care Presents: In Full Bloom Exhibition 2018

    Free Workshop on Friday 9th March and Friday 23th March at 10.30am to 3pm

    Experiences

    - Work Inspired by Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo

    - Part of Here & Now Older People's Arts, Health & Wellbeing Festival

    Arts Care Here & Now Festival will offer facilitated art workshops inspired by the life, work and legacy of Frida Kahlo and relating to work from the Experiences exhibition.

  • Club Leabhar - Irish Book Club

    Club Leabhar - Linen Hall Irish Book Club

    Speak Irish? Or want to brush up on your skills? Take part in our free Irish book club.

    Meets on the second Saturday of the month at 11am.

    Book Titles:

    Eanair/ January: Conaire Mor - Seacht nDoras na Cinniuna le Diarmuid Johnson

    Feabhra/ February: Eagior le Sean O Cuirreain

    Marta/ March: Diabhlaiocht De le Micheal O Conghalle

  • Tyrone Guthrie in 'WWII: From Dunkirk to Belfast'

    Tyrone Guthrie in 'WWII: From Dunkirk to Belfast' with Dr Christopher Fitz-Simon Lecture.

    Free Lecture on Thursday 22nd March at 1pm.

    Following the bombing of the Old Vic and Sadler's Wells theatres in London, theatrical director Tyrone Guthrie kept some 200 employees safe from the Blitz by touring remoter parts of England. The content of his letters home to Annaghmakerrig, and to his sister in Kilkenny, capture the hardship and difficulties of the era.

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