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Belfast urged to mark CS Lewis’ 50th anniversary – Northern Ireland, Local & National – Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

The 50th anniversary of the death of CS Lewis should be marked in his native Belfast in honour of the legacy of the renowned writer, it has been urged.

Politicians and experts on the author, famous for his Narnia books, maintain that it would be both a “missed opportunity” and “affront to his memory” if it is not commemorated by a significant event in Northern Ireland.

The comments come after it was announced a memorial stone will be erected in Westminster Abbey’s Poets’ Corner next year in his honour.

DUP MLA Robin Newton said there is now 12 months to organise a significant event fitting to his legacy.

“There will be other small exhibitions and events organised, but we need something of significance to recognise his contribution— across all the communities,” he said.

A spokesperson for the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure said both Libraries NI and the Linenhall Library are organising a programme of events including exhibitions, talks, readings and workshops.

via Belfast urged to mark CS Lewis’ 50th anniversary – Northern Ireland, Local & National – Belfasttelegraph.co.uk.

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