EastSide Arts Festival 

EastSide Arts Festival is an annual summer festival that showcases the brilliant creative talent that lies withing East Belfast, as it serves up a sizzling feast of events. 

Locations across the EastSide and beyond feature music, comedy, movies, theatre, talks, workshops, exhibitions, poetry, events for the young and old, community events and heritage tours.  Each year sees the festival growing in ambition and reach, with more venues getting involved, a wider mix of events on offer and greater celebration of the brilliant talent that exists and thrives within East Belfast.  Our 2016 festival ran from 10-21 August and featured more than 100 events in 40 events over 12 days, including headline performances by Anúna and Nick Lowe.

This year the festival also included the Woodstock Rhythm'n'Blues Festival, an annual celebration of R'nB music in the heart of East Belfast, featuring a host of local musicians as well as headliner Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders.

Watch this space for information about the 2017 festival dates and events.

C.S. Lewis Festival

18th - 22nd November 2016                                                                                                                                                   

Born and bred in east Belfast, C. S. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim.

The C.S. Lewis Festival celebrates the legacy of Lewis through themes of storytelling, imagination and spirituality with events including talks, lectures and tours, exhibitions, workshops, theatre, poetry and spoken word events and film screenings.  This year expect to see some firm favourites, a spectacular celebration and some quirky events, across 5 days of the festival.

The programme will be announced in October so watch this space!                           

Woodstock Rhythm & Blues Festival

This August the team at Woodstock R'n'B Festival delivered its 9th fantastic annual line-up of some of the finest blues talent on offer, including Andy Fairweather Low.  

We are proud to support this festival which hosts events not only in east Belfast but throughout the city, including The Black Box and The Garrick Bar.