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 Thank you to everyone who was able to join us to celebrate our 25th anniversary at C.S. Lewis Square on Wednesday 23rd March and what an honour to be able to showcase wonderful east Belfast on a sunny day to our special visitors the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
 
Join us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary at C.S. Lewis Square on Wednesday 23rd March, 10.30am – 12.30pm.
 
There will be a range of creative, environmental, arts, heritage, wellbeing and learning activities on offer, which showcase the range of work we are involved in, for all to enjoy including:
 
  • Music from the EastSide Choir and EastSide Open Mic Night musicians
  • Mr Tumnus and the White Witch
  • Archery
  • Cycling activity
  • Arts and crafts workshop including badge making & bird box making
The annual EastSide Learning Reading Fair will take place on Friday 11th March at the Skainos Centre.
 
Come along and join in on a day full of fun activities and learning. Some of the activities this year will include:
- The giving library - come and pick up a free book of your choice
- Help with phonics and literacy activities
- Storytelling
- Story-themed arts and crafts workshops

EastSide Arts as part of their year-long ‘People Make The East’ project, has announced Fifes & Fusion, a unique musical event which will take place at The MAC, Saturday 26th March, 2022. 

Fifes & Fusion is a unique collaboration between the Gertrude Star Flute Band, their newly formed Women’s Choir and some of Northern Ireland’s finest contemporary musicians, resulting in a host of brand new music and lyrics.


'Prophets, Makers and Risk Takers: A Showcase of Writing from Northern Ireland' is a 2-day festival that brings leading writers in Northern Ireland together, in person and online, to share their ideas and skills with emerging writers, and to promote the best of Northern Irish writing across the world.
 

EastSide Property, the dedicated property development subsidiary of EastSide Partnership, require the services of an experienced property professional in order to provide advice and support to the board to manage existing, and to explore new property opportunities.

The assignment will involve the scoping and appraisal of new property projects, managing new build projects, and the assessment and appraisal of our existing portfolio.

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...

 

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