Chris Armstrong, manager of EastSide Tourism and Michele Bryans, manager of EastSide Greenways were appointed as Assistant Chief Executives at EastSide Partnership earlier this year.

Chris and Michele took up their additional roles within the organisation in September and will be supporting Chief Executive, Maurice Kinkead with the future strategic development of EastSide Partnership.

EastSide Learning was delighted to be part of an effort to help families with home learning during the pandemic.

We put together family and early learning packs earlier in the year which included resources such as books, a variety of stationary items and learning and activity cards.

We were able to curate and distribute 350 family learning packs and 300 early learning packs to families across east Belfast over this period

The Scaffolding Project works in partnership with community organisations to tackle the impact of disadvantage in Inner East Belfast. We want to keep compassion at the heart of our community by making sure support is there when times are tough.

Food and fuel are at the heart of how the Scaffolding Project can help support local people in need, and this year more than ever, we want to make sure the impact of Covid-19 doesn't have an impact on Christmas!

EastSide Arts, supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, is delighted to invite applications for a new bursary award celebrating the legacy of C.S. Lewis.

Using C.S. Lewis as our inspiration, we ask, what is it like to arrive here in Northern Ireland from somewhere else? Where are the footholds and the touch-points to connect with Northern Ireland? What is it like call NI home if you have joint heritage?  

Who can apply?

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, EastSide Greenways has launched the C.S. Lewis Square Interactive Trail. We have teamed up with the UK’s leading trail writing company, Brilliant Trails, in the development of this new adventure.

We are pleased to announce the third in a series of webinars taking place this Autumn, hosted by EastSide Greenways in partnership with Queen's University Belfast.
The third webinar will explore sustainable homes and energy efficiency; ‘How do we keep warm in EastSide?’

The webinar series will engage key stakeholders and policy makers on the themes of sustainability and resilience including food, housing, energy and fuel. They will explore the fundamentals of life which is required to create long term social, economic and environmental impact.

From the 20th – 22nd November join us for the 2020 C.S. Lewis Festival; a 3-day programme of events featuring talks, tours, story- telling and special events, including a drive in cinema.

This year’s events can be enjoyed online from the comfort of your own home and outdoors in person, as part of a socially distanced audience.

View the At A Glance guide

View all the events

15 Oct GoEastSide Webinar - Making Urban Transport More Accessible and Sustainable

The Re-Cycle School Uniform scheme which has been a key part of the Scaffolding Project programme since 2017 aims to put unwanted uniform to good use based on a model of Donate and Collect free of charge. This year we partnered with our colleagues in EastSide Learning to offer a safe and accessible option to parents and had fantastic support from local schools.