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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.

Tuesday 18 December 2018

It was a once-in-a-lifetime event – a warm, early August evening, Ken Haddock and his top-flight band, in the beautiful acoustic setting of Willowfield Church in Belfast, with The Arco String Quartet. It turned out to be one of the most memorable and moving gigs of the year – and is now one of the finest albums of the year.

Monday 3 December 2018

We are excited to begin the third annual Home Project which this year focuses on the theme of Small Worlds, asking the question, what does your world encompass?  Is it your home, your family, your street, your community, your job or your friends?  Is your world the city you live in or the place you were born?

Tuesday 9 October 2018

From 3 - 7  November 2018 venues across Belfast City will be filled with magic, imagination and other worlds as EastSide Arts get ready to champion the famous Belfast-born author C.S. Lewis, at the 6th annual C.S. Lewis Festival.  Curated by celebrated Northern Irish  author, Jan Carson, the festival  theme, ‘Of this and Other Worlds’, taken from the C.S.

Monday 25 June 2018

The 11-day programme is packed with events throughout east Belfast for families and fans of live music, literature, laughs and more.

EastSide Arts Festival is an annual opportunity to recognise and celebrate part of Belfast that's alive with creative energy and this year organisers have reflected that energy in a huge programme of events.

Thursday 10 May 2018

A jammed wardrobe isn't anyone's idea of fun, but a Wardrobe Jam is something different altogether and - mercifully - doesn't require three trips to the nearest charity shop. On Monday 28th of May, street artists from near and far will gather on C.S Lewis Square to transform a carefully selected group of 'previously loved' wardrobes into brand, spanking new works of art.

Wednesday 2 May 2018

The Oh Yeah Music Centre is launching an innovative new programme in partnership with EastSide Arts.  More Volume is an exciting music industry and events mentoring scheme funded by the Paul Hamlyn Access and Participation Fund which aims to encourage the involvement of young people in the Arts.

Thursday 19 April 2018

An innovative 10-week project brought 8 carers from east Belfast together with writer, Jan Carson and musician, Nick Boyle to create two short radio dramas based on the experience of being a carer.  The project also developed a unique toolkit to create opportunities for carers and organisations to share their experiences.  The Artful Ageing toolkit, delivered by EastSide Arts and supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Arts & Older People Programme, will provide a platform for conversations about being and supporting carers.