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. 

EastSide Arts and intercultural theatre company Terra Nova Productions are calling for artists to take part in their annual Home Project. This year's theme is 'Small Worlds'. 

The project, which runs from October – March, will give four emerging artists the opportunity to engage with a wide-range of local community groups from east Belfast to develop new art work.

EastSide Tourism is proud to announce that our brand new website is now live!

Our goal with the website is to provide visitors and locals with up to date information on what’s on offer in east Belfast, from places to eat to exciting events and activities.

The website is packed full of information on where to eat, drink and stay in east Belfast and also recommends some great attractions, itineraries and events.

Would you like to learn a new skill and get creative?

Join artist Eleanor Wheeler in this ten week ceramics programme where you will learn basic pottery techniques of hand building and decoration using colour slips. 

Workshops will be delivered in a relaxed atmosphere and will suit all abilities. You do not have to have any previous experience just a willingness to learn.

Each 2 hour workshop is £5 and can be booked individually but we recommend you join us for the full 10 week programme. Check out the link below for info & booking

A fantastic four day festival of events and activities called ‘Living the Green Way’ aimed at encouraging people to live ‘greener lives’ will take place across the EastSide Urban Village from 13th to 16th September. The jam packed programme of events will also mark the first anniversary of the completion of the Connswater Community Greenway.

People from across Belfast and beyond are being invited to be part of an exciting filming project, set to be unveiled at this year’s Culture Night.

Up to 2,000 volunteers are being sought to take part in the special filmed project, which will take place in the Titanic Quarter at lunchtime on Wednesday 12 September.

Led by Belfast City Council, in partnership with a wide range of city partners, the special event will shine the spotlight on Belfast and the many and varied people that make our city great.

The last Fayre of the summer takes place on C.S. Lewis Square this Sunday.

There will be: local produce craft stalls including Madlug Bags, Baked In Belfast, Belfast Candle Co; music; face-painting, dance and more...

The Summer Fayre takes place Sunday 26th August 11am-3pm


George Best House will be opening it's doors for this year's European Heritage Open Days. EHOD takes place every year on the second weekend of September and this year has over 300 FREE events! 

Many of the properties, like the George Best House, are not normally open to the public so this really is a chance to explore places that you haven't before.

EastSide Learning are proud to present the 2018 Family Fun Literacy Day!

Taking place on C.S. Lewis Square on Friday 17th August , this FREE event is a day full of activities to help keep reading fun and engaging for all the family.

- Drama Workshops
- Rhyme Time & Storytelling with Libraries NI
- Phonics Games and Information
- Animation with The Nerve Centre
- Poetry & Story Writing (booking required)
- Comic Strip making
- Story Cubes
- Free Giving Library
- Literacy Games and Activities