Inspired by the forthcoming Walden Media/ Disney Film of the classic Narnia story The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, thr Past Watchful Dragons conference celebrates C. S. Lewis’ contribution to literature, theology, apologetics, scholarship, popular culture, myth, and imagination. The conference will be held November 3-5, 2005 on the Belmont campus in Nashville, Tennessee.
‘Past Watchful Dragons’ will also consider the work of the constellation of writers associated with Lewis such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and Dorothy Sayers.
Belmont University invites scholars, students, church and community members to attend this exciting event featuring Doug Gresham (stepson of C. S. Lewis and Consultant to the film); Christopher Mitchell (Director of the Marion E. Wade Center and Assistant Professor of Theology, Wheaton College); Bruce Edwards (Noted Lewis Scholar, Associate Dean, and Professor of English at Bowling Green State University); David Payne (British actor and President of Rising Image Productions, specializing in dramatizations of the works of C. S. Lewis); and Glass Hammer (literary progressive rock band specializing in original music based on the writings of C. S. Lewis).Nashville Symphony Performs Howard Shore’s The Lord of the Rings Symphony
The final night of the convention presents Salem Hill performing, followed Glass Hammer. The night’s highlight takes place following the Glass Hammer concert, just across the courtyard from Massey Auditorium, where there will be a performance of Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings symphony by the Nashville Symphony and Choir.
The Nashville Symphony’s performance of Shore’s The Lord of the Rings Symphony is a musical journey into the realm of Middle-Earth that calls to the stage more than 200 musicians and vocalists, including the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and a multimedia tribute to the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. This performance will take place at Belmont’s Curb Event Center on Saturday night at the conclusion of the conference on November 5, 2005.
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