Festivals and Events

EastSide Arts Festival

EastSide Arts Festival is an annual summer festival that showcases the brilliant creative talent that lies within 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 thriving arts scene in east Belfast.

> Watch the EastSide Arts Festival 2020 round-up video here



C.S. Lewis Festival

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.