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EastSide Partnership offices at Avalon House are closed for the holidays from 11am on Thursday 20th December, re-opening on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us all!

It has been a busy year at EastSide Partnership...

It was a once-in-a-lifetime event – a warm, early August evening, Ken Haddock and his top-flight band, in the beautiful acoustic setting of Willowfield Church in Belfast, with The Arco String Quartet. It turned out to be one of the most memorable and moving gigs of the year – and is now one of the finest albums of the year.

Artful Ageing is a, now annual programme of creative workshops aimed at our older residents and organised by EastSide Arts.

Workshops announced so far are:

C.S. Lewis Square is the venue for an extended weekend of events taking place to mark the 55th anniversary of C.S. Lewis's death and celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the official C.S. Lewis Square opening.

Thursday 22nd November- Christmas Fayre & Light Switch On- FREE

Friday 23rd November- David C Clements Live in the Marquee *- £14, Book here

Do you have any items that you would like to 'Re-Gift' this Christmas?

Gifts will be re-sold (half price) at the Christmas Fayre at C.S. Lewis Square on Thursday 22nd November, 5-9pm.

All funds raised will go towards the work of the Scaffolding Project which aims to raise awareness of the issues of poverty in east Belfast.

Re-gifted items can be delivered to:

  • East Belfast Independent Advice Centre (EBIAC), East Belfast Network Centre, 55 Templemore Avenue, Belfast

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Following on from the success of Walk Wednesdays we will now be introducing bi-weekly evening walks on the Connswater Greenway in November and December.

Our experienced walk leaders Colin and Davy will greet you from the meeting point at EastSide Visitor Centre at 6.30pm. For one hour they will guide you along well lit Connswater Community Greenway paths and parks.

These walking groups provide a great opportunity to get out and explore the Greenway whilst meeting your neighbours.

Due to essential maintenance works at C.S. Lewis Square, this section of the Connswater Community Greenway will be closed from 8am on Thursday 25th October for up to 48 hours.

There will be no access to C.S. Lewis Square during this time and diversions will be in place.

If you plan to use the Comber Greenway at this section a diversion will be in place from the Holywood Arches along the Newtownards Road. You can re-join the Connswater Community and Comber Greenways at Connswater Street.

The 6th annual C.S. Lewis Festival will take place from 3-7 November across Belfast.

With more than 70 events, this will be the biggest C.S. Lewis Festival yet. Curated by well-known and respected NI author Jan Carson, the festival  theme, ‘Of this and Other Worlds’, taken from the C.S. Lewis essay collection of the same name, features walks, talks and debates, film screenings, faith and wellbeing events, family fun, visual arts, literature, workshops, performances and innovative events showcasing the genres of fantasy, science fiction and magic realism

We are delighted to have received £26,000 funding, in partnership with The Holding Project, from Nationwide Building Society to develop a housing lab in east Belfast. 

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