C.S. Lewis Square has a new feature – the Poetry Jukebox. Only 52 jukeboxes exist across global locations and this is Belfast’s second ( the other location is Crescent Arts Centre).
The Poetry Jukebox is placed on street locations with the aim of making poetry accessible to all. For the C.S. Lewis Square Poetry Jukebox, the curators Maria McManus and Tade Ipadeola (Nigeria) put out a call for poetry based on the theme, ‘A Deeper Country’ which features in The Chronicles of Narnia by east Belfast-born author C.S. Lewis. Over 100 submissions were received from around the world, but only 20 could be included. The poets featured come from NI, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, US, Australia, Canada, Nigeria and Argentina. The project is supported by Arts Council NI from National Lottery Funds, EastSide Partnership, Belfast City Council and Connswater Community Greenway, and will be in place until 1st April 2019. To find out more, visit @poetryjukebox on Twitter
Pushing the button on ‘A Deeper Country’ Poetry jukebox on C.S. Lewis Square were, from left,Rachel Kennedy from EastSide Partnership,curator of Poetry Jukebox Maria McManus, featured poet Emily Murtagh from Kilkenny and Michele Bryans from EastSide Partnership.