An artist’s tour of East Belfast to mark the passing of Jack - a local Wardrobe.
By Paul Moore
Visual Artist, Paul Moore, invites the public to participate in an alternative walking tour of East Belfast. This is the final nail in the coffin of his #nonarnia project which is a humorous public, social media event that takes a fun and inquisitive approach from the premise of the literature of C.S. Lewis’s 1950 children’s series ‘The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe’.
The tour will be led by a selection of local boffin’s which will take you through a satirical and theatrical presentation of the gentrification of East Belfast since the death of C.S. Lewis.
The tour begins at St Mark’s Church, 2A Sydenham Ave, Belfast BT4 2DR. St Mark’s Church has a significant historical link with C.S Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia, whose grandfather was the first Rector of the Parish and has many symbolic links to the inspiration of characters and themes in his writings.
The wake will progress through the local cafes of East Belfast, where you can purchase one of our renowned Belfast Baps while you hear personal stories, eulogies, monologues and diatribes to have you talking, crying, grieving and laughing about the passing of our beloved wardrobe “Jack” and the myths and realities of the transformation of East Belfast.
Local East Belfast artist Paul Moore has been producing different works in response to C.S. Lewis’s 1950’s children’s book, The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe. Each of the individual works has its own unique qualities and relationship with East Belfast and its community, working as individual pieces and together in a series as larger body of work.
Paul Moore’s ‘The Wake’ begins at 2pm on Saturday 8th April, meeting at St Mark’s Church on the Holywood Road, Belfast. The tour stops off at selected local cafes and sights of interest before ending with a ceremonious imbibing of craft beers at East Belfast’s newest taphouse - The Boundary Brewery.