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Monday, 29 October 2012

Centenary events continue at Belfast City Hall

The latest in a series of special events to mark a `Decade of Centenaries` takes place at City Hall on Wednesday 31 October.

John Killen, librarian of the Linen Hall Library, will use contemporary political cartoons and postcards to look at the events that shaped the island of Ireland in the early 20th century. He will address the war of political ideologies brought about by the third Home Rule Bill, and draw parallels in political thinking and activity based on the years between 1912 and 1922.

The final City Hall event takes place on Tuesday 6 November with a talk by broadcaster Fergal Keane on the subject of `Commemoration`. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring historian and author John Bew, former Police Ombudsman Nuala O`Loan, Irish Times columnist Fintan O`Toole and author Glenn Patterson.

Both events start at 7.15pm. Admission is free but tickets must be booked in advance from the Belfast Welcome Centre in Donegall Place, or by telephoning 028 9024 6609.

The hugely popular `Shared History – Different Allegiances` exhibition continues at City Hall until the end of February.

Full details.