Join Connswater Community Greenway on Saturday 22nd October from 1pm to 4pm as another new section of the Connswater Community Greenway opens. This section connects Beersbridge Road to Grand Parade and includes the Hollow.

This section will launch with a community event for all the family to enjoy. There will be music, arts and crafts, a duck race, sports, face painting and much more!

Keep up to date with the event on our Facebook event page.

EastSide Partnership has commissioned local artist Dee Craig and Canadian artist Irish Nowa to create an artwork for the exterior of the EastSide Visitor Centre.

The artwork has been designed and work is well underway to complete the piece which will be installed on the white exterior wall of the centre.

Today we held a painting session with Dee and some local people and those who attended thoroughly enjoyed helping to paint a section of the artwork. 

In 2016/17 EastSide Arts will be working in association with Terra Nova Productions to develop The HOME project.  This programme will give 4 emerging artists the opportunity to be mentored with the aim of developing a new intercultural piece based on the theme of HOME in East Belfast. The project will also engage 4 local communities or families living in the east, both from indigenous and new communities, who will work alongside the artists.

We are disappointed to advise that the proposed opening of the new Connswater Community Greenway section from Beersbridge Rd to Grand Parade on Saturday 8th October has been postponed. This has been due to the late delivery of a handrail component to the contractor. As safety is our priority it is critical that this element is completed prior to opening.

A new heritage trail, which will offer Belfast locals and visitors a glimpse into its great industrial past, was launched today, 4th October in east Belfast. The Connswater Industrial Heritage Trail, a collaboration between Connswater Community Greenway Trust and The Very Local History Group, is a self-guided trail highlighting the industries that once flourished along the banks of the east Belfast rivers.

During September we kicked off our #ESP20 celebrations by holding breakfasts for some of our stakeholders- elected representatives, community representatives and private sector representatives.

This gave us the opportunity to reflect on EastSide Partnership's journey over the last 20Years of regeneration work in east Belfast. Projects that were highlighted included CATER (Community Approach To Education & Regeneration), EBCHIP (East Belfast Community Health Information Project), IT Express, Avec Solutions, East Belfast Observer, Newtownards Road 2012 amongst others.

Join us on Saturday 8th October as we launch another section of the Connswater Community Greenway; the link between Beersbridge Road and Grand Parade including The Hollow.

Keep up to date with the event by following the Connswater Community Greenway Facebook event page.

We are delighted to be celebrating a special anniversary this year!

Over the past 20 years we have developed and delivered a range of exciting regeneration projects across health, education, tourism, property, arts and community, which have brought huge benefits and have made our mark on the east of the City and we are committed to delivering our mission ‘to make East Belfast a better place’ .

The Connswater Community Greenway team are currently recruiting a Communications and Administration Assistant.

This is a great opportunity for someone with excellent communication and IT skills.

To find out more and to download an application pack and form visit the Connswater Community Greenway website


The EastSide Arts Festival 2016 closed on 21st August, following 11 days of fantastic events across east Belfast. EastSide Arts are delighted with the feedback received from the events. Especially well received were the Anúna concert in St Patrick’s, Ballymacarrett, the Nick Lowe concert in Willowfield Church and the two sell out events in Park Avenue Hotel- Kaz Hawkins Band and 1916 Tim McGarry “Goes Over The Top”.