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If you learned to swim in east Belfast, it was probably in Templemore Avenue Baths. It is an important space in community memory and played a huge role in many people's childhood.

With increased interest in it's history, due to redevelopment of 'The Baths' beginning later this year, Rhianne Morgan (QUB) will be delivering a talk, 'I Could tell You Some Stories I tell You': Childhood and Adolescent Memories of the Templemore Avenue Baths.

We are delighted that our EastSide Greeters initiaitve through EastSide Tourism is a finalist at the 2020 Eastside Awards.

EastSide Tourism launched ‘EastSide Greeters’ in 2019, the first volunteer-led Greeter initiative of its kind in Northern Ireland. The overall objective of this Urban Villages funded project is to harness the power of east Belfast’s place identity, to increase civic pride and to create EastSide Ambassadors. 

Come along to the temporary exhibition at Built: East on Wednesday 15th January. The exhibition is in situ from 12pm – 4.30pm.

The exhibition describes the construction of the Built: East pavilion at C.S. Lewis Square, the people who made it and the people who have inspired it: the talented and hardworking factory workers of east Belfast.

Come along to Orangefield Park on Saturday 25th January for a fun filled event and learn more about our native birds on the Connswater Community Greenway.

There'll be;

- Educational Talks and Displays
- Bird Watching
- Arts and Crafts
- Promotional Stalls
- Face Painting
- Refreshments

The event will take place at Orangefield Park bowling pavilion and surrounding area and is delivered in by EastSide Greenways in partnership with Bloomfield Wildlife Watch and Belfast City Council.

Walk Wednesdays is back for 2020! A great way to meet new people and explore the natural environment.

The group is led by a trained walk leader and meets every week at EastSide Visitor Centre at C.S. Lewis Square at 11am.

Connswater Community Greenway has scooped three major awards at two high profile ceremonies held in London, reaffirming its status as a ‘Living Landmark.’  The awards from The Academy of Urbanism and Landscape Institute recognised the tremendous work the project has achieved in connecting people, place and nature in a revitalised urban space as well encouraging civic pride and community engagement.

The play park at Flora Street Walkway will be closed from tomorrow for approximately 1 to 2 weeks to carry out essential maintenance works including the installation of a new piece of play equipment and surface.

Please do not access the site while these works are being carried out. The works are also weather dependent and may take slightly longer than expected.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Are you making your child's application for Nursery or Primary School admissions in Jan 2020?

The East Belfast Early Years Network are holding an Admissions Made Easy event for parents on Wednesday 8th January in East Belfast Network Centre.

Drop in at any of the times below to get help to complete your online application, meet staff from local pre-school and school settings, and ask any questions about admissions criteria. 

  • 9.30am - 12.00pm
  • 1.30pm - 4.00pm
  • 5.30pm - 8.00pm

 

One of the most popular activities at Christmas is a festive walk, with millions of people set to head outdoors.

Join us for a refreshing winter walk and explore the Connswater Community Greenway - a perfect opportunity to get outdoors and meet new people.

The walk will finish with a hot drink at EastSide Visitor Centre.

Please wear comfortable and suitable clothing.

Join us for two special talks on Thursday 2nd January...

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