EastSide Arts Festival 2019

" This year’s festival programme reflects and celebrates the growing diversity and creative energy that is making its presence felt in this part of the city. The landscape, history, culture and above all, people of east Belfast have provided the inspiration for 11 days of events that tell the new stories of the east in surprising and entertaining ways, hand-in- hand with the usual blend of events that allow you to immerse yourself in the history and heritage of Belfast. So, take your pick, be our guests and expect the warmest of welcomes!

The invaluable support from our funders and sponsors is more important than ever. We would like to thank our principal funder, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and funders Belfast City Council and Arts & Business Northern Ireland for their vital continuing support. Sincere thanks also to our principal sponsor, Translink, and sponsors Hewitt & GilpinForestside Shopping CentreConnswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park, Third SourceUlster Bank, McCadden and The Open University for their invaluable contribution to the festival and ongoing commitment to the creative regeneration of east Belfast."

Rachel Kennedy Director,
EastSide Arts Festival