The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum presents its fifth annual autumn programme, a diverse range of events marking a number of significant anniversaries. These include the end of the Great War and the granting of ‘votes for women’ in 1918, through to the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Richard Wallace (1818-90), the subject of the museum’s major new exhibition. Featuring talks, performances, film screenings, a panel discussion, arts and crafts workshops as well as the arrival of our Victorian Santa, the programme has something for visitors of all ages.
Highlights of this year’s programme includes:
- Baroness May Blood on her life story in a talk titled ‘Weaving the fabric of life: from the mill to the House of Lords’
- ‘Suffragette’ the film
- Discussion panel featuring Dr Margaret Ward, Dr Evelyn Collins and Ms Sandra Corkin in an event marking the centenary of the Representation of the People Act (1918)
- Suzanne Higgott, Curator at the Wallace Collection on the life of Sir Richard Wallace
- A talk on Lisburn Suffrage, Mrs Metge and the Cathedral Bomb
- Performance by historian Philip Orr – Celebrating Armistice: Hoping for Peace, an event reflecting on the end of the Great War (1914-18)
- Arts & Crafts for positive ageing month; our Victorian Santa and Christmas Carols
Download the Autumn Programme PDF here.