News

Friday 22 May 2020

This year’s EastSide Arts Festival will take place from 6-16 August and our theme this year is ‘Moments of Joy’.

We are working hard to bring you a programme of fun, creative, interesting, and uplifting events and will announce the full programme in early July.

This is a year like no other and like all our friends and partners we will be putting your health and your safety above everything else in these difficult times.

Wednesday 18 March 2020

EastSide Partnership staff will, as a response to Covid-19 and in light of the latest UK Government advice, from Thursday 19th March begin working from home. As such our offices at Avalon House will be closed until further notice.

In the meantime, our members of staff can be contacted as normal via their emails and mobile numbers. Click here for staff email addresses

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this difficult time.

Stay safe.

Monday 24 February 2020

'Belonging' is an exciting exhibition experience that brings together four artists who have worked with, and been inspired by, communities in east Belfast to explore what it means to belong.

Mixing visual art, performance and installation; this unique show marks the finale showcase of the 4th annual EastSide Arts Home Project.

The show begins promptly at 7pm and lasts for one hour. There will be refreshments following the show and you will have a chance to meet the artists.

Monday 27 January 2020
We are recruiting a Community Engagement Officer to support the delivery of the work of EastSide Arts in east Belfast.
 
The main purpose of this role is to:
 
  • Support the EastSide Arts Manager to deliver the EastSide Arts strategic objectives
Tuesday 15 October 2019

Get ready to step through the wardrobe into the magical world of the seventh annual C.S. Lewis Festival from 22nd - 26th November. Taking its theme from the much-loved The Chronicles of Narnia, this year’s C.S. Lewis Festival will transport you through the wardrobe into the incredible imaginative world of C.S. Lewis and his characters.  There’s plenty of family-friendly events throughout the festival which will encourage everyone to open up and explore their own imagination.

Monday 9 September 2019

 

Home Project is an arts project which has been running since 2016 and provides the opportunity for emerging artists to work interculturally with both EastSide Arts and Terra Nova Productions.

Opportunity for Artists:

Monday 24 June 2019

CELEBRATING CREATIVITY AND DIVERSITY AT EASTSIDE ARTS FESTIVAL 2019

From the 1st-11th August places and spaces across east Belfast will transform into hubs of creativity and diversity for the annual EastSide Arts Festival. Supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, this year’s  exciting programme is filled with glorious new experiences, amazing and inspiring activities which are open for everyone to enjoy.

Monday 1 April 2019

Join us on the 13th of this month at C.S Lewis Square to Celebrate East Belfast and the people who make it such a great place.

Wednesday 13 March 2019

C.S. Lewis Square has a new feature – the Poetry Jukebox.  Only 52 jukeboxes exist across global locations and this is Belfast’s second ( the other location is Crescent Arts Centre).  The Poetry Jukebox is placed on street locations with the aim of making poetry accessible to all. For the C.S. Lewis Square Poetry Jukebox, the curators Maria McManus  and Tade Ipadeola (Nigeria) put out a call for poetry based on the theme, ‘A Deeper Country’ which features in The Chronicles of Narnia by east Belfast-born author C.S. Lewis.

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Northern Ireland is getting ready to host Project Dance, a first of its kind creative learning weekend of everything dance. The event will take place at Ashfield Girls’ High School from 2nd – 4th  August during this year’s EastSide Arts Festival.  Project Dance will feature a range of dance styles for all abilities and all ages across 40 + workshops and seminars. Top dance industry professionals will be on hand to help encourage all participants to try a new skill as well as help them to progress within their particular area of interest.