The EastSide Learning’s Reading Fair, which took place on Friday 11th March, was a great success for everyone involved – apparently the pressure is now on to make this an annual event! 

Here is some of the feedback we received:

"It was such an enjoyable afternoon, everyone I spoke to was very enthusiastic and engaged, and there was a lovely, lively atmosphere in Skainos."

"The parents were very appreciative and there was a very positive vibe."

"It was great, my children loved it!"

Connswater Community Greenway has a number of events taking place in March. 

These include:

C.S. Lewis Square Art Workshop

Date: Thursday 10th March
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Holywood Arches Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Suitable for everyone

EastSide Learning are holding a Children's Reading Fair on Friday 11 March from 1-6pm in Skainos, Newtownards Road.  This is a FREE event for all parents and children of pre & primary school age and will include:

- Storytelling with NI Libraries

- Facepainting your favourite characters

- Creative writing sessions

- Tips & advice on reading at home

- Free books

- Fun with Phonics

You don't need a ticket - just show up on the day!

​EastSide Partnership is currently recruiting for a Tourism Development Manager.
The EastSide Tourism Development Manager will develop a tourism strategy for east Belfast, manage the new EastSide Visitor Centre and promote EastSide Tourism. 

You can download an application pack here
Closing date: WEDNESDAY 30TH MARCH.

EastSide Partnership is currently seeking a café operator for the new EastSide Visitor Centre located at Holywood Arches.

Do you have any unwanted children's books up to the reading age of 12 taking up space that you'd like to donate to EastSide Learning so that other children can benefit? 

We are organising a Reading Fair on Friday 11th March in Skainos as part of the Belfast Festival of Learning- to celebrate the joys and importance of books and encourage parents and children to read together.

The Connswater Community Greenway in partnership with Belfast City Council is giving the public the opportunity to officially name the three bridges within Greenville Park and Orangefield Park, and the new greenway pathway that extends from Orangefield Park to the Braniel.

We're really excited to report that we have just had funding confirmed for EastSide Learning's Reading Fair event as part of the Belfast Festival of Learning in March. We'll keep you posted with details of the event nearer the time, so keep your eyes peeled for further information to follow.

You can find out more information about Belfast Strategic Partnership's Lifelong Learning project by clicking on the banner below.

Last year staff members Heather Chesney and Stephanie Meenagh took part in WorldHost Customer Service Training. This was successfully completed and having received their certificates they are now officially WorldHost Customer Service trained!

The first EastSide Arts event of 2016 has been announced! The Winter Warmer event, an afternoon of song and dance for Seniors, will take place in the Harland & Wolff Welders Club on Thursday 28th January from 2-5pm. 

The live music will be provided by Brian Ellis & Two's Company and they will be sure to get everyone on their feet! Refreshments will be served on arrival.

This event is free for seniors and requires no advance booking. For more information phone 02890451900.