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One Day We Might Live: The Land, Life and Legacy of C.S. Lewis
Sun, Oct 15, 2017, 2:00 PM – Thu, Oct 19, 2017, 5:00 PM BST
C.S. Lewis is one of the most innovative and influential writers of the 20th Century. His fiction has shaped the cultural imagination of millions, while his work on “Mere Christianity” struck a resounding chord with his generation that resonates to this day.
Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the land of his youth held a unique place in his heart. The mythical landscape of N.Ireland was grafted into his fictional worlds, while the unique religious zeal that marked his homeland was cultivated in his non-fiction.
Growing up around the corner from his childhood home, the shadow of Lewis loomed large over my youth. While not uncritical of his work, there is something of his spirit that continues to inspire me. His searing intellect and profound literary gifts combined to birth a body of work spanning various genres that has benefited millions.
This event will engage both the ideas of Lewis, and the ideas that engaged him. In addition to this, we will discover the landscape of his youth, learn about his life and explore his legacy.
Where will it all happen?
The event will take place in the stunning Crawfordsburn Inn. A place where Lewis often holidayed, and where he spent his honeymoon with Joy. The Inn is located in a beautiful town close to Belfast, and melts into a forest park reputed to have influenced Lewis' vision of Narnia.
What should I expect?
Think of this as a literary holiday. There will be plenty of time for walks, conversations and lounging around open fires with a whiskey while we learn about Lewis and engage with his ideas. There will be tours, debates, music and seminars. This is an event for those who have been influenced by Lewis and who want to engage critically with his body of work.
What does the ticket cover?
In addition to all the content (speakers, musicians, tours and venues), the ticket includes accommodation for 4 nights in the Crawfordsburn Inn as well as a full Irish breakfast and dinner in the award winning Lewis Restaurant each day. You'll also get a packed lunch every day while we're out exploring. If you'd like to come earlier, or stay longer, let us know and we can arrange a discount on the room rates.
Can I give a deposit and/or pay in installments?
Absolutely. If you'd like to secure a place, but aren't sure you can attend, we're happy to take a $300 deposit. Just contact us directly concerning what room you'd like. This will secure your place until 1st August. We're also very happy for you to pay in installments.
What happens if I can't go?
Because we have to book the hotel, speakers and venues in advance, refunds can't be guaranteed. We will however try our best to sell your ticket on. If this doesn't work, we'll offer you credit toward future events.
What are my transportation options?
The closest airport is the George Best City (BHD). From there it’s just a 15 minute taxi drive to the hotel (there is a taxi rank at the airport). Alternatively, you can fly into Belfast International (BFS). There is a bus at the airport that will take you into the city. From there, the best option is to grab a taxi from the station. Dublin airport (DUB) is also an option. It’s around 2.5 hours from Belfast and there’s a bus outside the entrance that will take you up.