Lots to check out at Belfast's Linen Hall Library

Linen Hall Library will host journalist Paul Clements's talk Now We're Sucking Diesel on February 7

THE theatre's capacity to reflect societal changes is central to the Linen Hall Library in Belfast's upcoming exhibition State of Play: The Theatre and Cultural Identity in 20th Century Ulster.

Launching on February 5 and running until March 31, theatre works which were of both cultural and theatrical significance throughout the 20th century will be revisited. The works featured encouraged, entertained and challenged audiences, and bear testimony to theatre's powerful capacity to reflect societal changes.

Many items from the Library's renowned Theatre and Performing Arts Archive will be on display during this free exhibition. There's plenty more happening at Linen Hall Library throughout next month including journalist Paul Clements's talk Now We're Sucking Diesel on February 7 about old Irish sayings and why they are making a comeback, the Irish Book Club on February 6

focusing on Cití na gCártái by Réaltán Ní Leannáin, Songs of the Shipyard (February 20) with musician Peacock Angell performing original musical settings of work by Belfast shipyard poet and dramatist Thomas Carnduff, and help for buildings on the 'at risk register' will be discussed on February 28.

:: For full programme of events, visit The Linen Hall Library is open free to the public Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm.

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