C.S. Lewis Festival

Now in its fifth year, the festival celebrates the literary genius through various family friendly events including poetry, film screenings, tours and more

Festival Details


Saturday, 18 November 2017 to Wednesday, 22 November 2017





Born and bred in east Belfast, C. S. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim.

The C.S. Lewis Festival celebrates the legacy of Lewis through themes of storytelling, imagination and spirituality with events including talks, lectures and tours, exhibitions, workshops, theatre, poetry and spoken word events and film screenings. This year expect to see some firm favourites, new ideas and some quirky events, across 5 days of the festival.

For the 5th anniversary of the festival, the seven days will be based on the book 'Surprised by Joy.' Get ready for themes including:

- Family Friendly
- Talks & Tours
- Theatre & Dance
- The Great Outdoors
- Visual Art
- Literature

Keep an eye out for the full programme to be announced here.