EastSide Tourism (part of EastSide Partnership) has launched a self-guided trail celebrating the rich cultural, industrial, social, religious and political heritage of the Newtownards Road. The Newtownards Road Heritage Trail will take visitors, from home and afar, on a journey revealing the sites and stories that make up this iconic area of east Belfast.

Get ready to step back in time as EastSide Partnership and EastSide Tourism opens the door to the 1960s at the George Best family home in east Belfast’s Cregagh Estate. With funding from Tourism NI’s Visitor Experience Development Grant, the entire house has been retro-refurbished to how it would have looked in 1961 when a fifteen year old George Best left Belfast to follow his football dreams in Manchester.

Everyone is invited to connect with EastSide Arts Festival, 5th-15th August, this summer.  Featuring 100+ artists across more than 80 events taking place both in-person and online, enjoy the festival from the comfort of home, outdoors in person, or at a range of east Belfast locations as part of a socially distanced audience.

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 5th year!
The Scaffolding Project ReCycle School Uniform initiative will be delivered from Carew Family Centre this year and opens for donations of good quality unwanted uniform from 14th June 2021, 10.00am–12.00pm every weekday.
If you are looking for ideas of how to explore your local area this Summer, then look no further…

We are delighted to announce a series of EastSide Tours taking place every Saturday for the next few months.


We are delighted to be celebrating our 25th anniversary this year!
Over the past 25 years we have developed & delivered a range of exciting regeneration projects in east Belfast across arts, education, greenways, health, heritage and tourism, from the establishment of the annual EastSide Arts Festival in the area to the building of a new GP surgery at Bridges Family Practice, all with the aim ‘to make east Belfast a better place’.

EastSide Partnership hosted a 'Meet the Team' drop-in session on Tuesday 1st June in Victoria Park during Volunteers' Week. Our event was an opportunity for volunteers to find out what we have planned for the summer and offered information on how they can get involved. 

To find out more about volunteering with EastSide Partnership, please visit:

If you were at C.S. Lewis Square last weekend you may have been lucky enough to catch some street circus while you were passing by or stopping for lunch. We have some amazing pop up performances lined up throughout the Summer including stilt walkers, character performances and even a harpist so if you stumble on some of our Summer entertainment make sure to let us know what you saw!

EastSide Partnership’s heritage volunteers were invited to co-create an exhibition with the Ulster Museum during lockdown. Fresh out of designing the EastSide Lives trail, they were able to put their research and interpretation skills to good use to tell the story of a piece of history in the making, Covid-19.