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The nights are still quite cold and dark and while the CCG is lit and accessible 24/7 we know it is still difficult to motivate ourselves to get out in the evening for a walk and that some people might also feel nervous about walking alone at night.  

EastSide Partnership in partnership with ‘Strand Stories’ are looking for participants for an 8 week programme exploring the local heritage of Sydenham/Strandtown area.
 
Each week there will be a visiting speaker or workshop to help you discover more about your neighbourhood, past residents, local landmarks and what makes the area special. There will be plenty of opportunity to share your own memories, stories and pictures and contribute to making these public.
 
*EastSide Learning Manager recruitment*
 
We are looking for an experienced and confident manager to lead the EastSide Learning team and to work with the board & stakeholders to deliver the strategic objectives of EastSide Learning.
 
So here it is, our final anniversary throwback…
 
Did you know that from 2004-2005 we published a local newspaper which focused on local stories and issues? East Belfast Observer cost 50p per copy and was available to purchase from local east Belfast newsagents.
 
We are currently working on a special edition of the East Belfast Observer to mark our 25th anniversary so watch this space...

 

This throwback marks the 5th anniversary of the opening of C.S. Lewis Square. Check out the transformation of the space in this throwback video below- https://www.facebook.com/EastSidePship/videos/583241359632934/
 
EastSide Lives was a heritage project which engaged local people in discovering and celebrating their heritage and helped build their capacity in related skills.
 
Participants identified and researched ordinary people (mill workers, shopkeepers, community workers, delivery drivers and kindly criminal godfathers) from east Belfast's past who feature in the EastSide Lives Heritage Trail – a self-guided trail with accompanying wall art and interpretive panels in locations relevant to each person.
In December 2015 EastSide Learning launched ‘Stepping Up’ transition guides which were designed to help parents whose children were making the transition to secondary school. Since then picture books have been developed to help ease the transition for children and parents between pre-school and nursery and online webinars have also taken place to support parents.
 
Back in November 2013 we organised the inaugural C.S. Lewis Festival in east Belfast to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the renowned author, theologian and academic.
 
Our next 25th anniversary throwback is to when we unveiled a new piece of artwork called the Luminaries and Legends of EastSide. This artwork created by local artist Dee Craig celebrates the creative talents of well-known people connected to East Belfast as well as some of EastSide’s iconic places.
Our nineteenth throwback Thursday takes us back to 2016 when a brand new section of the Connswater Community Greenway opened to the Public, Marsh-wiggle Way, a one kilometre cycle and pedestrian link connecting Orangefield Park and Clarawood to the Braniel.
Did you know, Marsh-wiggle Way was named after the fictional frog like humanoid marsh-dwellers found in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, written by east Belfast Author C.S Lewis.
 

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