ONCE Hallowe'en is over the
preparations for Christmas get underway.
During this busy period Lisburn Museum is
holding a variety of events that should provide something
for everyone to enjoy.
A programme of lunch time music recitals,
organised by Lisburn Historic Quarter Arts Group, is already
underway and is proving very popular. These take place on
Fridays in the Assembly Room and admission is free. Today's
(November 2) is by John Darcy, singer–songwriter.
Next Friday (November 9) Maedbh McGinley
will present a piano recital and the series will conclude
with another piano recital by John Wilson on Friday November
16. The recitals are from 1pm-1.30pm and those attending can
enjoy a bite to eat in Cafe Crommelin afterwards.
Indeed, why not make time for a longer
visit and see the Ulster Museum's outreach exhibition
'Ulster Painters 1900-1945' which has been extended by
popular request and will now run until early in the new
In conjunction with the 'Wild about Lisburn Exhibition'
more 'friendly animal' events will be taking place on
Saturdays in November. Tomorrow (Saturday) the 'Happy
Hedgehogs' will be back to delight the young and young at
Next Saturday (November 10) the 'World of
Owls' will pay a visit.
Colin Glen Trust staff will be at the
Museum on Saturday November 17 to provide information and
advice about conservation issues.
People are welcome to visit any of these
events or contact the staff at reception on 9266 3377 for
A new exhibition 'Early Irish Damask
Linen' has opened in the Assembly Room for a three week
period. Everyone knows that Ireland has a world wide
reputation for its fine damask table linen.
An early 18th century Irish damask linen
tablecloth, possibly the oldest one still surviving today,
is on display until November 17.
It was hand woven in Waringstown, County
Down and is on loan from Winchester City Museum in England.
The cloth is woven as a picture of the coronation of
George II and is truly a marvel of craftsmanship.
Harpist helps with behind the scenes
BACK room maintenance work is an essential part of life
at Lisburn Museum and Irish Linen Centre.
This ensures everything runs smoothly and is displayed
The popular local harpist, Cliona Doris,
called in recently to help with efforts behind the scenes by
replacing a broken string in the Museum's early 19th century
Earlier this year Cliona played the harp in
a public recital in the Assembly Room.
The Museum hopes she will soon be able to make time in
her international touring schedule to play at the venue
you attend concert?
ONE of the Museum's most often requested
resources is its copies of the city's former
weekly newspapers the 'Lisburn Herald' and the
'Lisburn Standard'. These provided essential
reading matter for everyone who wanted to keep
up with local events. Do any readers remember
attending this concert advertised at Halloween