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Did you notice that as an organisation we are fond of a name change? 
Over the past 25 years we have had 3 different names; we went from Greater East Belfast Partnership (1995/96) to East Belfast Partnership (2002) and then EastSide Partnership (2016).
 
We may have changed our name but we have always been dedicated to the regeneration of east Belfast.

 

Back in 2012, concerned with the lack of development of arts in the area we supported an initiative by a number of local people to organise an arts festival; the East Belfast Arts Festival. Were you there? Here is the original programme for a bit of nostalgia>> https://issuu.com/niscene/docs/ebaf-programme
 

Back in August 2016 EastSide Visitor Centre opened to the public. Check out the transformation from a derelict building to a thriving space!

Our fifth 25th anniversary throwback is to the unveiling of the Yardmen sculpture on the Newtownards Road. The bronze sculpture of three shipyard workers who built the Titanic was created by artist Ross Wilson and depicts the Harland and Wolff staff walking home in a tribute to the industrial legacy and history of the workforce within east Belfast.
 
Did you know? Artist Ross Wilson also created The Searcher sculpture, located outside Holywood Arches Library at C.S. Lewis Square

 

Our fourth throwback is to July 2011 when EastSide Property (formerly Landmark East), our property development not-for-profit, purchased 16 Burren Way, the family home of George Best.We wanted to preserve the legacy of the east Belfast footballing legend and the investment allowed us to create a social economy business by turning the property into holiday accommodation, the profits of which are used for other tourism regeneration projects in the area.

Our third 25th anniversary throwback of our regeneration work is to November 2007 when the Connswater Community Greenway project received £23.5 million from the The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland

Our second 25th anniversary throwback of our regeneration work is to June 2017 when the first Recycle School Uniform scheme took place. 1700 items of pre-loved school uniform have found new homes since 2017!

This year was the 5th since the scheme had started and we were overwhelmed by the response to our donation call.  A massive thank you to all the parents who have so generously donated and to the schools for supporting us.

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Our first throwback is to June 2016 when we opened Bridges Family Practice, formerly Bryson Street Surgery. The GP surgery was in danger of being closed or relocated because it was in such a poor state. It underwent a major redevelopment to become a state of the art facility thanks to £1 million funding secured by EastSide Property (part of EastSide Partnership) from The Northern Ireland Executive’s Social Investment Fund.
 

EastSide Partnership, the regeneration charity focused on building a better east Belfast through delivery of social, economic, environmental and cultural projects, is celebrating 25 years of its commitment to improving people’s lives and make east Belfast a better place.’

We now have the Best seat to chat in east Belfast!
 

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