Narnia in Belfast

From the International Herald Tribune: Narnia goes back to its roots at the inaugural C.S. Lewis Festival, set for Belfast from Dec. 2 to 11 to tie in with the Irish premiere of the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Local storytellers, artists and musicians will pay homage to the creator of the Narnia chronicles with performances drawing from folklore and myth. Highlights include the Narnia Lantern Parade: a complete, archived display of first editions and signed works, and a serialized reading of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on BBC Radio Ulster. Chronicles of Narnia, a film by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media, will be screened Dec. 8, with key cast members and filmmakers in attendance. The event will be followed by a gala dinner in the Great Hall of Queen’s University.