Everyone is invited to connect with EastSide Arts Festival, 5th-15th August, this summer.  Featuring 100+ artists across more than 80 events taking place both in-person and online, enjoy the festival from the comfort of home, outdoors in person, or at a range of east Belfast locations as part of a socially distanced audience.

The Scaffolding Project is once again seeking quality pieces of pre-loved school uniform for this summer's 'Recycle School Uniform' campaign, now in its 5th year!
The Scaffolding Project ReCycle School Uniform initiative will be delivered from Carew Family Centre this year and opens for donations of good quality unwanted uniform from 14th June 2021, 10.00am–12.00pm every weekday.
If you are looking for ideas of how to explore your local area this Summer, then look no further…

We are delighted to announce a series of EastSide Tours taking place every Saturday for the next few months.


We are delighted to be celebrating our 25th anniversary this year!
Over the past 25 years we have developed & delivered a range of exciting regeneration projects in east Belfast across arts, education, greenways, health, heritage and tourism, from the establishment of the annual EastSide Arts Festival in the area to the building of a new GP surgery at Bridges Family Practice, all with the aim ‘to make east Belfast a better place’.

EastSide Partnership hosted a 'Meet the Team' drop-in session on Tuesday 1st June in Victoria Park during Volunteers' Week. Our event was an opportunity for volunteers to find out what we have planned for the summer and offered information on how they can get involved. 

To find out more about volunteering with EastSide Partnership, please visit:

If you were at C.S. Lewis Square last weekend you may have been lucky enough to catch some street circus while you were passing by or stopping for lunch. We have some amazing pop up performances lined up throughout the Summer including stilt walkers, character performances and even a harpist so if you stumble on some of our Summer entertainment make sure to let us know what you saw!

EastSide Partnership’s heritage volunteers were invited to co-create an exhibition with the Ulster Museum during lockdown. Fresh out of designing the EastSide Lives trail, they were able to put their research and interpretation skills to good use to tell the story of a piece of history in the making, Covid-19.

Over the past few months we have been retro refurbishing the George Best House to how it might have looked in the 1960s.

Once complete, guests and visitors will be able to experience 16 Burren Way as it might have looked when a fifteen year old George Best closed the door behind him to go and follow his dreams in Manchester.

We have to say a massive thank you to George's sister Barbara, and brother-in-law Norman for their support during the refurbishment and to Tourism NI for funding this project.

Our Moments of Joy exhibition is now on display at the Holywood Arches. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project.

For this exhibition, local people donated objects that represent a moment of joy they have experienced since March 2020. We hope that by sharing these, you will be inspired to find the things that help when circumstances are challenging