With the nights getting colder, it’s got us thinking back to the warm summer nights we had during our EastSide July Weekender, did you come along to any of our events? 
We had a fantastic lineup of events that took place over three days, this included Forever...The ABBA Tribute, Fifes & Fusion and the EastSide Family Fun Day! 
Head over to our Youtube Channel to view each event's individual round-up video, click here to view them
Thank you to everyone who attended our Living Wage Awareness Event at East Belfast Network Centre on 22nd September.
It was great to hear from the Living Wage Foundation on the accreditation process and local Living Wage accredited employers from the community, private and public sector about the benefits, for employers and employees, of paying the real living wage.

EastSide Partnership requires the services of an experienced financial consultant to explore opportunities for future income generation to support the sustainability of the organisation.

We would like to assess potential opportunities for the EastSide Partnership group of companies to diversify income streams. This will involve analysing the activities of each company/ project and making recommendations on how revenue could be generated from those activities.

Back at the start of the year, we hosted our ‘Strandtown Connections’ in partnership with Strand Stories, an 8-week-long programme exploring the local heritage of Sydenham/Strandtown. 
Participants were invited to take part in several talks and workshops, all designed to help them discover more about the neighbourhood, past residents, local landmarks and what makes the area special. 
Some exciting news for the George Best House, yesterday we launched the new Website!
This new site has lots of great new features including direct booking, the George Best Story, information on the regeneration of the house and this snazzy new video which gives an insight into what you can expect from a visit.
The website was made possible with funding from Tourism Northern Ireland’s, Tourist Industry Scheme Website Development Programme

EastSide Greenways is hosting it’s annual Living the Greenway programme from 12th to 18th September, a week-long of fun environmental-themed events, this programme also marks the 5th anniversary of the completion of the Connswater Community Greenway. 

Here's what you can expect- 

That’s a wrap on this year’s EastSide Arts Festival! Thank you for helping us celebrate our 10th birthday in style! We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing volunteers, staff, artists, venues and partners who facilitated events; we couldn't have done it without you.

EastSide Partnership, through the Scaffolding Project, has launched the Living Wage Campaign for east Belfast, with the ambition to make east Belfast a Living Wage Place.

EastSide Partnership’s Scaffolding Project is made up of 10 community organisations working together to provide practical support to people impacted by poverty. Since 2017, the project has provided Holiday Hunger and School Uniform Recycling programmes. The project is now looking at ways to break the cycle of poverty by reducing levels of low pay in the area through the Living Wage Campaign for east Belfast.

The EastSide Greenways team is growing, with three new positions currently being recruited.

One position, Project Support Worker, will provide administrative support to the EastSide Greenways Manager, team and board; will communicate with local stakeholders and will support the delivery of the annual animation programme along the Connswater Community Greenway. 

We hope you have been enjoying this year's EastSide Arts Festival. We have a cracker closing weekend lined up Live at C.S. Lewis Square, from the Man in Black to emerging NI talent. It's set to be a sunny weekend, why not join us at one of the events below: 

Thursday 11th August, CASH RETURNS - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Tribute Show, 8pm, £15