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CS Lewis Square opens in east Belfast

CS Lewis' step-son Douglas Gresham with Aslan at the opening of the £2.5m square, marking the life and work of the writer, who spent his early childhood in east Belfast. Credit: Presseye

A new public space honouring Belfast-born author CS Lewis has opened in east Belfast.

The square, located at the intersection of the Connswater and Comber Greenways, features seven new permanent sculptures of characters from The Lion, the Witch And the Wardrobe.

They were unveiled at a ceremony on Tuesday evening, which was attended by the Lord Mayor of Belfast Brian Kingston and First Minister Arlene Foster.

The event marked the anniversary of the author's death in 1963.