Aslan mane attraction as CS Lewis Square is opened
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."