The Reading Fair, organised by EastSide Learning, is a colourful and friendly free event for parents to access information and advice to support their child’s reading and will provide space for showcasing the support on offer from a range of agencies including; Education Authority NI, Department. of Education, Libraries NI, Museums NI, Save the Children and the Book Trust.

East Belfast Urban Village Community Gardeners are offering local people, especially those with an interest in community gardening, the opportunity to visit Larne Lough Nursery on Thursday 23rd March.

Bus departs from Connswater Pocket Park, Connswater Street at 9am.

To book your free space please contact Madeleine by email or telephone 028 9045 1900.

Following the success of last year's EastSide Learning Reading Fair, we have decided to hold another this year, but we need your help.

We need your donations of nearly new children's books in order to build a “Giving Library”. All donations to be received by Tuesday 21st March to EastSide Partnership offices.

The Reading Fair takes place on Friday 24th March at Skainos.

Please contact Kathy by tel 02890451900 or email for more information.

We are currently seeking a barista to join a new and exciting team of people at JACK Coffee Bar, EastSide Visitor Centre.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in a similar role and will:

Join us for a tour of 

All residents from East Belfast, particularly those interested in community gardening, are welcome to join us FREE of charge for a trip to Mount Stewart on Thursday 9 March , 9.00-16.00. 

To book your place or for more information, please contact:

Madeleine Hutchens

Neighbourhood Renewal Coordinator

T: 028 9046 7939 


Join EastSide Arts for #EastSideSesions, a regular monthly Friday night gig at the EastSide Visitor Centre.

On Friday 24th February, 8pm we will be joined by the very talented Malojian.  

Join us for a tour of C.S. Lewis Square on Sunday 19th February with Laura Spence, Stone Circle Consulting.

Tours last approximately 45 mins and leave EastSide Visitor Centre at 13:30, 14:30 & 15:30.

£6 Adult, £4 Child, Under 5's go free.

Fitness Freddy returns to #CSLSquare for a fun, fitness session on Friday 17th February, 11am-12pm.

All welcome, and it's free. Just bring yourself, a pair of trainers and a bottle of water! 

You may remember last year we had a public vote to name the Connswater Community Greenway bridges from Dixon Playing Fields to Beersbridge Road including The Hollow. 

On Monday 13th February we will be celebrating the new names with an Unveiling Event at 12pm.