LB 2018

The inaugral Linen Biennale in 2018 included over 80 events: exhibitions, tours, talks and performances in locations from mills to museums that celebrated the richness of our linen heritage here in Northern Ireland and reached out to friends overseas.

From walking tours to weaving, contemporary design to opera, visitors and partipants alike engaged with the kind of skills, inspiration and possibilites that earned 19th century Belfast the name Linenopolis and linked heritage, tourism, arts, creative industries, business, charities and museums.

The Conference in October 2018 brought together experts from across the globe and built on the growing international interest in the potential of cultural and creative industries to drive sustainable development and create jobs.​