Eastside Awards returns to celebrate the best of East Belfast for it’s sixth year!

People across East Belfast have shown tremendous heart, resilience, resourcefulness and tenacity in what has been one of the most challenging times in our history and, as we navigate our way out of the pandemic, the Eastside Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport is returning to celebrate those who have shown courage, leadership and gone the extra mile in the past year.

Michele Bryans has been appointed Chief Executive of EastSide Partnership, an urban regeneration charity based in east Belfast.

She joined EastSide Partnership in 2015 leading on the strategic direction for Connswater Community Greenway.

Briefing Document Launched 14th October 2021

In the winter of 2020 during lockdown, the Scaffolding Project (part of EastSide Partnership) engaged with five community forums in east Belfast to gain a greater understanding of poverty in the area and its impact on individuals, families and communities. It also wanted to learn more about what groups are doing on the ground to address poverty and what would assist them in addressing the impacts and cause of poverty.

As a result, a report has been developed outlining the findings from this engagement exercise.

A big thank you to everyone who took part in EastSide Greenways #LivingTheGreenway Festival this year, we hope you enjoyed the wide range of events that were on, check out their round-up video below.

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If you made it along to this year’s EastSide Arts Festival, thanks for supporting us and it would be great to hear what you thought by taking 10 to 15 minutes to complete our survey below. Your opinions help us understand what went well this year, and what we can do to make next year’s festival even better. If you didn’t make it along, we’d still welcome your thoughts on next year too.

That's a 'WRAP' for EastSide Learning's Summer Learning Programme..... They have had a busy but brilliant Summer working with community groups, children and families, to engage them in fun learning activities funded through their Department of Education NI WRAP Project

They have: Partnered with 7 Community Organisation's to support the delivery of 20 community based learning workshops for children in STEM, Creative Arts, and History

Worked in partnership with EB Sure Start to deliver 3 Early Years Family Days in Carew Centre

EastSide Partnership requires the services of an individual or company to lead a programme of heritage themed street art in Ballyhackamore, east Belfast.

We will provide the overarching heritage-themed brief for this project. However, the appointed individual or company should be willing to work in partnership with the Ballyhackamore Business Cluster to identify sites and engage with private landowners on the development of artwork concepts and proofs. You will also be required to identify artist(s).

Check out our fab round-up video of #ESAFest21

What an amazing 11 days of the EastSide Arts Festival! Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our events, it was such a joy to bring back live music and theatre after such a long absence.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing volunteers, staff, artists and everyone who facilitated events; we couldn't have done it without you, so thank you .

EastSide Tourism (part of EastSide Partnership) has launched a self-guided trail celebrating the rich cultural, industrial, social, religious and political heritage of the Newtownards Road. The Newtownards Road Heritage Trail will take visitors, from home and afar, on a journey revealing the sites and stories that make up this iconic area of east Belfast.

Get ready to step back in time as EastSide Partnership and EastSide Tourism opens the door to the 1960s at the George Best family home in east Belfast’s Cregagh Estate. With funding from Tourism NI’s Visitor Experience Development Grant, the entire house has been retro-refurbished to how it would have looked in 1961 when a fifteen year old George Best left Belfast to follow his football dreams in Manchester.