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Aslan mane attraction as CS Lewis Square is opened

By Staff Reporter

Published 23/11/2016

Five-year-old Annie-Mae McCracken stands beside Maurice Harron’s sculpture of Aslan in CS Lewis Square
Five-year-old Annie-Mae McCracken stands beside Maurice Harron’s sculpture of Aslan in CS Lewis Square
First Minister Arlene Foster (right) and Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston attend the launch of CS Lewis Square in east Belfast
Douglas Gresham, the author’s stepson, stands at the statue of Aslan from The Chronicles of Narnia

CS Lewis Square, the latest phase of the £40m Connswater Greenway regeneration project, has opened in Belfast.

The magical space, dedicated to one of Belfast's most famous authors, marks the life and work of Lewis, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast.

Located at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, the £2.5m square features seven sculptures created by Irish artist Maurice Harron, based on characters from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Three hundred trees have also been planted around the square, which has a capacity to hold 2,000 people.

The writer's stepson Douglas Gresham formally opened the square. He said: "This is a wonderful city, and it's a thrill that Jack (as CS Lewis preferred to be called) is being honoured in this way."

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