The last Fayre of the summer takes place on C.S. Lewis Square this Sunday.

There will be: local produce craft stalls including Madlug Bags, Baked In Belfast, Belfast Candle Co; music; face-painting, dance and more...

The Summer Fayre takes place Sunday 26th August 11am-3pm


George Best House will be opening it's doors for this year's European Heritage Open Days. EHOD takes place every year on the second weekend of September and this year has over 300 FREE events! 

Many of the properties, like the George Best House, are not normally open to the public so this really is a chance to explore places that you haven't before.

EastSide Learning are proud to present the 2018 Family Fun Literacy Day!

Taking place on C.S. Lewis Square on Friday 17th August , this FREE event is a day full of activities to help keep reading fun and engaging for all the family.

- Drama Workshops
- Rhyme Time & Storytelling with Libraries NI
- Phonics Games and Information
- Animation with The Nerve Centre
- Poetry & Story Writing (booking required)
- Comic Strip making
- Story Cubes
- Free Giving Library
- Literacy Games and Activities

The Connswater Community Greenway are delighted to be have reached the finals of the The National Lottery Awards.

The National Lottery Awards are the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery- funded projects, and they aim to celebrate the inspirational people and projects who do extraordinary things with NL funding across the UK.

This summer the Scaffolding Project are running a 'Recycle School Uniform' campaign, building on the success of last year.
Our last stall will be in Connswater Shopping Centre on Thursday 30th August, 10.30am-2pm so please come along and pick up some quality items.
To find out more please contact Barbara Smith by email: or telephone 028 90467924   

Local tour guide Peter McCabe is leading a number of tours during July and August. 

Lots of interesting topics will be covered that will be of interest to both locals and visitors.

These are FREE but tips are welcome! 

For further information please contact Peter McCabe:

Mobile: 07570441183



We, along with The Holding Project, are hoping to develop the #EastBelfastHousingLab, a place to discuss and create new housing ideas, working with young citizens and local residents in East Belfast. We have been shortlisted for a Nationwide Building Society Community Grant.

Young people in the private rental sector are in significant housing stress due to the limited availability of suitable and affordable housing. There needs to be a radical rethink on how these challenges are tackled in the future by placing the priorities of young residents at the core.

We are currently recruiting an Events & Activities Manager to:

  • Deliver an animation and events programme for the Connswater Community Greenway to ensure that it is welcoming, well used and an attractive place to visit, explore and enjoy

  • Establish and develop the C.S. Lewis Square as an events ‘venue’ attracting a range of community, arts and animation activities

  • Provide event management support to others including the EastSide Partnership group of companies, local communities and the public and private sectors

The EastSide Arts Festival 2018 programme is now available to download (see link below).

There is lots on offer again this year including:

  • Fun & Games for Families
  • Music & Words 
  • Theatre & Comedy
  • Visual Art
  • Film
  • Talks & Tours
  • Workshops & Classes

... and the return of the Big Top! This year the Big Top will be on C.S. Lewis Square for 5 days with an exciting line- up of music, circus performance and even a baby rave!

We are currently recruiting a Neighbourhood Renewal Co-ordinator to:

  • provide professional support to two East Belfast Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships (NRPs) in Inner East and Tullycarnet

  • support the delivery of both the Inner East and Tullycarnet Neighbourhood Renewal Action Plans

  • promote the benefits of the Neighbourhood Renewal process in the respective Neighbourhood Renewal Areas and encourage increased participation across the sub-groups and the Partnerships