Daily Archives: November 11, 2012

Fishing for Letters

Fishing for Letters ~ steel
Alan Dawson Associates

These steel railings reflect the literary theme for Writers Square.

Alan Dawson Associates are based in Cumbria and specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke internal and external art and architectural metalwork. They have carried out many award winning schemes throughout the world.

Writers Square, which faces St Anne’s Cathedral, was opened in 2002, it officially recognises Northern Ireland’s rich literary heritage. Existing trees planted by Anglican bishops from all over the world have been carefully preserved and retained to enhance this city park.

The Arch is untitled.

The square, which links Donegall Street and North Street, is capable of holding up to 1,000 people at outdoor events.

Quotations from 27 deceased Northern Ireland authors have been inscribed in stone at various points across the square.

Robert Huddlestone

Robert Lloyd Praeger

Also included are the poets Lois MacNeice, and John Hewitt, novelists Sam Hanna Bell, CS Lewis and playwright Stewart Parker.