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Since the publication in the 1950s of his internationally recognised and much loved Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis is now one of the most widely known authors in the world. But even among his avid readers there are still many who are not aware of his roots in 19th and early 20th century Belfast.
'The city rises and falls like music, like breathing… Belfast is Rome with more hills: it is Atlantis raised from the sea. And from anywhere you stand, from anywhere you look, the streets glitter like jewels, like small strings of stars... However many, whatever size, it is magical.'
Robert McLiam Wilson, Eureka Street
'Loneliness has followed me my whole life - so I'm away to Queen's Film Theatre for the craic'
Echo Echo production awarded Inspire Mark
ImagineAction launches Theatre Champions as part of the London 2012 Inspire Mark project
Celebrating the talent of Northern Ireland's musical community as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad
Legacy Trust UK announces Community Celebration winners in Northern Ireland
Cultural Olympiad offers Northern Ireland’s Arts and Disability Sector Unlimited opportunities
Who is on the Cultural Olympiad Board?
Celebrating sporting excellence in Northern Ireland
Watch videos featuring eight Northern Ireland businesses to benefit from the Creative Industries Innovation Fund
Watch video highlights of this year's festival and read two reviews of Andreas Varady and the Festival Finale
The Game of Thrones star narrates an animated video tour of Belfast's new Metropolitan Arts Centre
The sculptor takes Anna Maguire on a tour of his latest exhibition, where 'life in all its forms is at the core'
Derry to host Peter Gabriel's international World of Music, Arts and Dance festival
Extract from ACES participant James McAleavey's play, Sign of the Whale
Exhibits, plays and tours - on land and water - tell the tale of the ill-fated liner in Belfast throughout April and May
'As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a member of Queen's Film Theatre'
Siobhan Parkinson emphasises the importance of reading and writing at a young age
Listen to full podcast recordings, including Irish Labour Party leader Michael D Higgins' keynote address
X Factor judge joins Nelson McCausland in celebrating Northern Ireland's participation in the 2012 Games
Listen to a podcast with festival director Sean Kelly and get booking your tickets now
Watch again - videos from the Showcase event on March 22 at the Crescent Arts Centre presented by Culture Northern Ireland
£4.2m funding cut averted as Finance Minister Sammy Wilson recognises the 'employment potential' in the sector
A Libraries NI initiative saw four Irish writers make the case for four Irish writers. Read the third speech and give your opinion
Dan Gordon hopes to 'inspire a new generation of titanic thinkers' with this play about the Belfast shipyard
Liam Kelly gives a personal tribute to the Enniskillen-born landscape artist
Northern Irish capital chosen as host city for its 'vibrant nightlife and compelling music scene'
Emerging playwright David Ireland looks forward to playing his part 'at this exciting time in the Lyric's history'
Read an extract from Gerry McCullough's novel, Belfast Girls
A Libraries NI initiative saw four Irish writers make the case for four Irish writers. Read the second speech and give your opinion
The John Hewitt Society invited bookworms of all ages to the Waterfront Hall on March 5. Watch a video of the day's events
BBC Northern Ireland to air The Crush on Oscar night. Watch a trailer
The Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure believes Northern Ireland's creative industries can help rebalance the economy
A Libraries NI initiative saw four Irish writers make the case for four Irish writers. Read the first speech and give your opinion
Hollywood actor Stephen Rea makes arts funding plea to the First and Deputy First Ministers
The search is on to find a new soundtrack for Northern Ireland
Artists and arts sector employees appeal to the spirit of St Valentine in a last ditch bid to stave off funding cuts
Channel 4 music programme films in Belfast
Videos highlighting what the arts do for us screened at venues across Northern Ireland
Limelight complex has a thirst for new NI bands
Videos produced by Culture Northern Ireland and the Nerve Centre highlight the importance of the arts in society
Register now for a free event highlighting inspiring and innovative business models in the cultural sector
£70,000 award will help showcase work by disabled artists as part of the Cultural Olympiad
The Belfast-born actor to star alongside comedian Rob Brydon in a highlight of the Lyric's forthcoming season
Live music seminar including keynotes, presentations and panels
Your voice can make a difference
Ash star and Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriter plays a free gig in Oh Yeah
The Arts Council say public support for the arts 'has never been more important than it is now'
Academic likens media mogul to 19th century showman who coined the phrase 'There's a sucker born every minute'
The Brit Award-winning rapper and Plan B announced among next summer's headliners
Change of venue extends the annual clubbing event to two nights
Watch a video interview with festival favourite Nanci Griffith and find out which artists top the bill this Feburary
Peter Rosser, Ian Sansom, Dave Duggan and Allan Hughes receive individual awards
Listen to Susan Philipsz's award-winning piece in 'Lowlands' video
The pantomime dame (aka actor and director Dan Gordon) on lip gloss, Bambi and Stormont Live
David Soul gets his groove on at the affordable festival in the Cathedral Quarter this January
The Micheal McLaverty Short Story Award is administered by the Linen Hall Library. Read the winning entry, Scandal, by Dublin-based author Michele Forbes
The independent cinema asks for donations as part of The Big Arts Give campaign Pages