Celebrating the magical world of C.S. Lewis

The EastSide of the City is getting ready to celebrate the life and works of one of its literary greats – C.S. Lewis.

From 19th – 22nd November, EastSide Arts and Connswater Community Greenway will present the 3rd C.S. Lewis Festival.

The Festival will not only showcase Lewis’ diverse works and legacy but his strong connections to his childhood home of east Belfast. Through a series of events and activities including talks, film, theatre, arts, crafts, readings, music, workshops, exhibitions, tours and literature – everyone is invited to open the wardrobe door to the world of C.S. Lewis.

Clive Lewis Staples, known to his friends as Jack, was ‘born and bred’ in east Belfast; a place he would often return to throughout his life. His works have inspired a huge number of adults, through his books on theology and literary criticism, and millions of children through his most well-known works The Chronicles of Narnia. A World War I soldier, a lecturer at Oxford and Cambridge, an expert in medieval and renaissance literature, poet, sci-fi writer and friend to another literary great – J.R.R. Tolkien – the festival will explore these facets of C.S. Lewis and especially his fond, life-long relationship with his childhood city.

Some highlights of this year’s festival include:

– The premiere of The Inklings, a play exploring Lewis’ relationship and discussions with J.R.R. Tolkien, and other literary companions
– A range of Lewis themed tours (by bus, on foot or bike)
– The return of the C.S. Lewis Nearly True Tour at Campbell College- fun for all the family
– SearchLight Theatre Company’s production of Questioning Aslan
Workshops for adults and children- memoir writing, poetry, illustration, crafts and more…
– Film screenings of The Lion, Witch and The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
– Craft fairs with a Narnia theme
C.S. Lewis inspired music presentation by music writer Stuart Bailie

Download the full programme here.

To book, please visit www.eastsidearts.net. Also follow the Festival on www.Facebook.com/CSLewisFestival and Twitter @CSLewisFest.


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