The Connswater Community Greenway project is one of two east Belfast building projects which have been shortlisted in the prestigious RICS Northern Ireland Awards 2018.

The annual awards recognise exemplary built projects, and the teams behind them, that contribute positively to Northern Ireland and this year the awards have seen the highest number of entries in their 28 year history.

The latest EastSide Session features Michael Cunningham, a singer-songwriter from Belfast. He has just released his debut album “Hidden Treasure” and is playing an intimate, unplugged gig, in the EastSide Visitor Centre on Friday 2nd of March.
His music is a blend of memorable melodies and heart-tugging lyrics. He is joined on the night by Shane McVicker on keyboards and vocals.

Exhibition runs at the EastSide Gallery (EastSide Visitor Centre) from Thursday 15th Feb 2018 to Sunday 25th March 2018

An exhibition of art and science celebrating astronomy, the planets and the stars. Curated by ArtisAnn Gallery. Part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival

Young people from Bloomfield and Orangefield took part in a street art workshop on Sunday organised by Seedhead Arts.

They learned some spray skills and techniques from local street artist Emic, contributed to a group artwork and made their own piece using stencils to take home. 

Sadly the Wardrobe Jam event due to take place this weekend in C.S. Lewis Square has been cancelled. Unfortunately given the nature of this outdoor event and current adverse weather conditions this was the only course of action to best ensure everyone's safety.

The Home Project 2: Food for Thought showcase will take place on Friday 9th February in St Martin's Church. 

The Home Project is an intercultural arts programme which has been  exploring the theme of food and its role in different communities in east Belfast. The project is a collaboration between EastSide Arts and intercultural theatre company Terra Nova Productions.

We are delighted that two EastSide Partnership projects won at the recent Eastside Awards!

EastSide Arts won the Contribution to the Arts award and EastSide Visitor Centre/ C.S. Lewis Square won the Tourism award.

Congratulations to all the finalists and to the guys at Eastside Awards for organising a great event! 


The February EastSide Sessions features No Horns, a jazz trio based in Belfast. They enjoy performing their exciting arrangements of jazz standards which feature the beautiful guitar work of Mateusz Chmielewski with the rhythm section of Jack Kelly (Bass Fiddle) and Ben Flavelle-Cobain (Drums). 

They have previously played at EastSide Visitor Centre during the first Jazz @ JACK event in December and got a great response from the captive audience. 

We have been able to deliver a number of projects locally over the last year with support from the Urban Villages Iniative.

We are delighted that two EastSide Partnership projects are finalists at the Eastside Awards.

EastSide Arts is a finalist in the Contribution to the Arts category and EastSide Visitor Centre/ C.S. Lewis Square in the Tourism category.

We are looking forward to the award gala celebration on Thursday 25th January in Stormont Hotel.

Good luck to all the finalists! Full list of finalists here