CS Lewis: Surprised By Joy

From 18th - 22nd November the fifth annual C.S. Lewis Festival will celebrate the impact and legacy of one of the world's literary greats - C.S. Lewis.

At this year's festival everyone is invited to be 'Surprised by Joy,' a theme taken from C.S. Lewis's works of the same name. Through a series of events and activities including talks, film, theatre, arts, crafts, readings, discussions, music, workshops, exhibitions, tours and children's activities; the festival will showcase Lewis's diverse works, his legacy and especially his strong connections to his childhood home of east Belfast.

Rachel Kennedy, Festival Director, said: "Curator Jan Carson has created a joyful, diverse and inclusive programme which celebrate all facets of this literary great. Festival goers will step into Lewis's world to explore his imagination, legacy and huge cultural significance on the City of Belfast, especially the east of the City, and how it had an impact on him.

"We invite everyone, from across east Belfast and beyond, to not only enjoy the range of festival events and activities taking place across five days, but to understand the joy the city, and surrounding area, brought to C.S. Lewis and continues to bring to artists living here today."

The festival features a large number of events including talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops, theatre, poetry and film screenings at venues across the East of the city. Programmes are out now and available across the city, pick on up or search it online.

The C.S. Lewis Festival runs from 18-22 November and features a packed programme. Find out more and keep up to date @CSLewisFesitval on Facebook.

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