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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. 

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 www.visiteastside.com 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.

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