Ciaran Bartlett’s Comedy Club with Micky Bartlett & Paddy McDonnell 

Shine Comedy Micky Bartlett, Paddy McDonnell

SIX stand ups for only £5?  A full bar at club prices?  Subsidised Kit Kats?  Have Bright Umbrella lost their minds?  Yes! Now come and lose yours – at The East Laffs Comedy Club EastSide Arts Festival Special!  Presented at local comedy’s best loved and most atmospheric venue – The Little Theatre.  Keep an eye on social media for the announcement of a very special headline act! 

The Orb LIVE

The Orb ESAF23

Electronic pioneers, THE ORB, to who last week released new album Prism, will perform as part of the EastSide Arts Festival opening weekend line-up at Banana Block, on Friday 28 July.  Thirty-five years since Alex Paterson lit the multi-coloured touchpaper on The Orb’s interstellar space odyssey, he continues to swerve becoming his own tribute act, by […]

Big Kids Society Extravaganza!

Welcome to our first Big Kids Society Extravaganza as part of EastSide Arts Festival 2023! Feel like you need to let your hair down and do something for yourself this summer? Then come and make a Shrine of Self Love to yourself with us! Join us in the beautiful surroundings of the Titanic Drawing Office […]

Big Kid’s Society – Macramé & Macaroons

Welcome to our Macramé & Macaroons nights with artist Alison Pascoe of ASTRL Fibres! Discover the joy of knots with a macramé coaster workshop. Alison will introduce you to some basic macramé knots and guide you step by step through a simple pattern. You’ll discover some helpful macramé tips and hints and be inspired to […]

EastSide Electronics ft. TNI & David Holmes

The Night Institute and God’s Waiting Room Team Up for 1,000-Strong Open-Air Show in EastSide Arts Festival with David Holmes, Timmy Stewart & Jordan Nocturne. East Belfast will host one of its biggest ever electronic music events on Saturday 29 July as part of the 2023 EastSide Arts Festival. Two of the city’s leading promoters […]

Billy Boy

Billy Boy, by East Belfast writer Rosemary Jenkinson, is inspired by interviews with young bonfire builders. Performed by the amazing John Travers, Aaron is looking after the biggest and most controversial boney in the East and is determined to fight the council’s ruling. The problem is, if he gets into any more trouble, he might […]

Big Kid’s Society – Paint and Pastry

Welcome to our second Paint & Pastry session of the year, with visual artist Ed Reynolds (aka Steadyhanded) Once you’re all settled in at your easel Ed will give you all the artistic direction you need, to create your masterpiece, whilst enjoying a delicous hot drink and yummy pastry. We will choose and project the […]

EastSide Winter Warmer

Join EastSide Choir for a magical evening of song and storytelling to comfort the heart and soothe the soul this winter! Get lost in the spirit of the season within a historic linen mill in the heart of East Belfast.  Featuring the EastSide Community Choir and expert storytellers from Armstrong Storytelling Trust, come and let us transport you […]

A Narnia Feast: An Evening of Narnia Themed Food

An evening of Narnia inspired dishes to celebrate this year’s C.S. Lewis Festival. Taking place in the unique setting of Belfast’s only Narnia inspired café, The Lamppost Cafe. Enjoy a 5-course tasting menu, inspired by the food described in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’. Each ticket includes a 5 course Narnia-inspired tasting menu including drink on […]

Christmas at C.S. Lewis Square

Christmas MarketThis special Narnia themed market including home-grown produce and local traders will be the perfect chance to support local businesses while getting ready for Christmas! Family friendly activityDuring the market children can enjoy a variety of activities including arts and crafts, face painting, street performances, storytelling, activity in magical imagination pods, Narnia inspired Minecraft […]