EastSide Partnership, supported by Belfast City Council, is getting ready for EastSide July Weekender – a series of family friendly outdoor events taking place at C.S Lewis Square, Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th July.

We have been celebrating our 25th anniversary over the past year and that has involved reflecting on some of the projects we have delivered over the years.
One of our projects was the East Belfast Observer, a local newspaper dedicated to news and stories from east Belfast which didn't have its own dedicated paper. We published the paper from 2004 - 2005.

EastSide Arts Festival celebrates its 10th birthday this summer, 4th–14th August and everyone is invited!

Packed full of unique, exciting events, festival goers will enjoy music, theatre, film, literature, walks, talks & tours, comedy & cabaret, family focused and community events for all ages.

The Scaffolding Project is once again seeking quality pieces of pre-loved school uniform for this summer's 'Recycle School Uniform' campaign, now in its 6th year!

The recycled uniform scheme puts unwanted- good quality uniform to good use and the success of the scheme in east Belfast is due to the generous donations from the local community.

Join us for the EastSide July Weekender, a series of family- friendly outdoor events taking place Live at C.S. Lewis Square, Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th July.

EastSide July Weekender is supported by Belfast City Council.

Forever – The ABBA Tribute

Date/ Time: Thursday 7th July/ 6.30pm

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EastSide Partnership’s Tourism Development Manager and Assistant Chief Executive, Chris Armstrong, was recently selected for AMBIT 2022, an intensive two-week leadership programme in the USA funded through the International Fund for Ireland in partnership with the Washington Ireland Programme.

 Thank you to everyone who was able to join us to celebrate our 25th anniversary at C.S. Lewis Square on Wednesday 23rd March and what an honour to be able to showcase wonderful east Belfast on a sunny day to our special visitors the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Join us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary at C.S. Lewis Square on Wednesday 23rd March, 10.30am – 12.30pm.
There will be a range of creative, environmental, arts, heritage, wellbeing and learning activities on offer, which showcase the range of work we are involved in, for all to enjoy including:
  • Music from the EastSide Choir and EastSide Open Mic Night musicians
  • Mr Tumnus and the White Witch
  • Archery
  • Cycling activity
  • Arts and crafts workshop including badge making & bird box making
The annual EastSide Learning Reading Fair will take place on Friday 11th March at the Skainos Centre.
Come along and join in on a day full of fun activities and learning. Some of the activities this year will include:
- The giving library - come and pick up a free book of your choice
- Help with phonics and literacy activities
- Storytelling
- Story-themed arts and crafts workshops

EastSide Arts as part of their year-long ‘People Make The East’ project, has announced Fifes & Fusion, a unique musical event which will take place at The MAC, Saturday 26th March, 2022. 

Fifes & Fusion is a unique collaboration between the Gertrude Star Flute Band, their newly formed Women’s Choir and some of Northern Ireland’s finest contemporary musicians, resulting in a host of brand new music and lyrics.