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Get ready to step through the wardrobe into the magical world of the seventh annual C.S. Lewis Festival from 22nd - 26th November. Taking its theme from the much-loved The Chronicles of Narnia, this year’s C.S. Lewis Festival will transport you through the wardrobe into the incredible imaginative world of C.S. Lewis and his characters.  There’s plenty of family-friendly events throughout the festival which will encourage everyone to open up and explore their own imagination.

A plan exploring the potential for a wider network of Greenways across east Belfast was launched today, 11th October, at Belfast City Hall. Building on the success of the east Belfast regeneration project Connswater Community Greenway, one of only three projects in the UK to be awarded ‘Living Landmark’ status, the EastSide Greenways concept plan aims to influence and explore the potential for a wider network of Greenways linking into a city-wide and regional network.

Tai Chi for Beginners is a range of simple movements which will improve your health, energy and well being.

Join us for a leisurely walk of the Greenway every Wednesday, meeting at C.S.

The Carnduff Society* presents a new open mic poetry event on the first Monday of each month at EastSide Visitor Centre commencing September.

Home Project is an arts project which has been running since 2016 and provides the opportunity for emerging artists to work interculturally with both EastSide Arts and Terra Nova Productions.

Opportunity for Artists:

You will: be matched with a community group in East Belfast and will be supported to create an art work inspired by your community engagement around this year’s theme: ‘Belonging’. You will need to demonstrate an interest in intercultural work and in using the arts to engage with the wider community.

Glider is celebrating its 1st anniversary today (September 3rd) following a highly successful year of service.

Over 2 million additional Glider passenger journeys were made in comparison to previous bus journeys taken along the route – an increase of over 30% - which means around 1.67 million fewer car journeys, reducing congestion and enhancing city air quality.

The Connswater Community Greenway Green Living Faye is back at C.S. Lewis Square for the third year on Sunday 15th September, 11am - 3pm.

There’ll be lots to see and enjoy including local traders, music, entertainment and food.

This event is being delivered in partnership with Eco Belfast and part funded by The Urban Villages Initiative to encourage environmental sustainability and promote healthy lifestyles.

George Best House will be opening its doors again for European Heritage Open Day (EHOD) on Saturday 14th September.

EHOD has over 300 FREE events and many of the properties - like the George Best House - are not normally open to the public, so this really is a chance to explore places that you haven't before.

The George Best House, 16 Burren Way, is the childhood home of footballing legend George Best. George lived in the house in the Cregagh Estate from age 2 until he left for Manchester United FC, aged 15.

Check out our new guidebook with a difference- a guidebook by real east Belfast people highlighting the places to visit and things to do. These include: the must-visit places, places to visit that are a little different, quirky shopping, art galleries, things for the kids, murals and more...

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