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C.S.LEWIS FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCH
Thursday 26 October 2017

SURPRISED BY JOY : C.S. LEWIS FESTIVAL 2017

From 18th - 22nd November the fifth annual C.S. Lewis Festival will celebrate the impact and legacy of one of the world’s literary greats - C.S. Lewis. At this year’s festival everyone is invited to be ‘Surprised by Joy,’ a theme taken from C.S. Lewis’s works of the same name.

Monday 9 October 2017
EastSide Arts & Terra Nova present Food for Thought

(an intercultural arts and community project)

"The Home Project really helped me believe in myself & stretch myself... it was a very significant move in my career" -Raquel McKee

We are looking for emerging artists whose skills lie in performance, writing or the visual arts to get involved in this exciting intercultural arts and community project.

Sonja Sleator singing guitar
Monday 9 October 2017
We asked local musician Sonja Sleator to tell us how she found her experience with EastSide Arts Festival and our Emerging Artist Programme which aims to support up and coming talent. Sonja has performed in Nashville, New Orleans, San Francisco at Sunflower Festival and Ont' Sofa in London. She also featured on the Norman's Rare Guitars Youtube Channel in L.A. 
Micro Poetry Competition Postcard CSlewis
Friday 29 September 2017

Think you can write a poem the length of a tweet?  Why not give it a go?

This year’s C.S. Lewis Festival theme is Surprised by Joy and we’re asking you to have a go at writing a very short poem focused on what surprises you about east Belfast, C.S. Lewis’s old stomping ground.

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Woodstock Rhythm & Blues Festival is back! We are looking forward to welcoming music fans to Belfast during our 10th annual Woodstock Rhythm & Blues Festival.

Dana Masters will headline the Woodstock R&B Festival this year in The Black Box.

Download the festival programme here

For more information please contact Trevor Porter by email trevorporter@virginmedia.com or tel 07804244510

Circus performances to introduce the launch of EastSide Arts Festival 2017
Thursday 29 June 2017

Belfast will become a hive of creative energy as details of the EastSide Arts Festival 2017 programme were revealed.

Everyone is invited to come and explore the east of the city 3 - 13 August, its people and places during a fantastic 11-day festival packed with

Wednesday 14 June 2017

EastSide Arts is currently seeking a Marketing & Communications Intern to support the marketing and communication of the EastSide Arts programme (July to January) with particular focus on the EastSide Arts Festival and C.S. Lewis Festival. 

Person specification:

Monday 15 May 2017

The EastSide People’s Pharmacy is a quirky, pilot project based in east Belfast, created with the support of Hewitt & Gilpin Solicitors. The project encourages local residents to create and contribute pieces of art, craft and other small, meaningful items which will be collated in a purpose-built pharmacy installation. The pharmacy will be open on Saturday 5th August at C.S. Lewis Square.  People will be able to visit the pharmacy and receive a “social prescription” created by another east Belfast resident.

Tuesday 4 April 2017

A 10-week art project, delivered by EastSide Arts and supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, aimed at breaking down isolation, loneliness and promoting well-being amongst older residents of east Belfast, is starting next week.  Taking place at Dee Street Community Centre, the free drop-in dance workshops with Anthea McWilliams will encourage participants to get active and learn some new dance skills. Seniors that would like to try their hand are warmly welcomed to join the drop in taster workshop which takes place on Tuesday 11th April from 10am-11.30am

Tuesday 31 January 2017

We are very excited to announce that EastSide Arts nonimee Sean Brannigan received the award for Volunteer of the year at this years inaugural EastSide Awards.  The gala event, organised by East Belfast Enterprise and compered by BBC presenter Tara Millls was a chance to celebrate some of the stars of east Belfast.