Four new sections of the transformative Connswater Community Greenway opened to the public last week, featuring a further 4kms of new cycle and pedestrian paths, two new play parks, two new multi-use games areas and two new bridges. These new sections mark the journey towards the completion of the Greenway in the next few weeks.

The locations of the four new sections and key features are;

·         Newtownards Road to Connswater Link; New pedestrian and cycle path (110ms), flood walls, lighting, seats, signage, landscaping, works to the river, and a toucan crossing.

A new piece of artwork, celebrating the creative talents of well-known people connected to East Belfast as well as some of EastSide’s iconic places, has been unveiled on the gable wall of the EastSide Visitor Centre at the junction of the Newtownards Road and Connswater Street today, 22nd March 2017 by EastSide Partnership. The Luminaries and Legends artwork, created by local artist Dee Craig, stretches across the EastSide Visitor Centre on hand painted parachute cloth.

Join local tour guide Lynn Corken as she takes you on a journey through Van Morrison's east Belfast.

The Van Morrison Walking Tour departs EastSide Visitor Centre on Sunday 26th March at 2pm and is priced £8.


Join us as we celebrate the opening of the new section of the Connswater Community Greenway from Avoniel Leisure Centre to Beersbridge Road including a new play park and bridge at Flora Street Walkway. 

The Family Fun Day takes place on Saturday 25th March 11am - 2pm.

Find out more at the Facebook event page

Fitness Friday is back with a Pramtastic based workout on Connswater Community Greenway C.S. Lewis Square.

Bring your buggy and baby along for an hour's buggy based workout and enjoy exercising outdoor with others!

Come along to a cookery demonstration in Connswater Community Greenway Avoniel Community Garden with Greens Pizzeria

Come and join EastSide Arts for EastSide Sessions, our regular monthly Friday night gig at the EastSide Visitor Centre, featuring County Down Singer-Songwriter Brigid O'Neill on Friday 31st March.

The HOME Project developed by EastSide Arts in association with Terra Nova Productio

Well-known East Belfast Actor, the late, James ‘Jimmy’ Ellis, famed for his roles in productions such as the BBC series Z-Cars and The Billy Plays, added his name to a new bridge, just metres from his family home. Unveiled to the public today, 8th March 2017, this marks the opening of a further section of the Connswater Community Greenway linking C.S. Lewis Square, Mersey Street and Victoria Park.

Join us at the opening of the new Connswater Community Greenway section from C.S. Lewis Square to Victoria Park, including James Ellis Bridge on Wednesday 8th March, 10-11am.

When: Wednesday 8th March, 10am