News

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.

Home project logo
Tuesday 31 January 2017

In 2016/17 Eastside Arts will be working in association with Terra Nova Productions to develop The HOME project.  This programme will give 4 emerging artists the opportunity to be mentored with the aim of developing a new intercultural piece based on the theme of HOME in East Belfast. The project will also engage 4 local communities or families living in the East, both from indigenous and new communities, who will work alongside the artists.

Thursday 19 January 2017

Come and join us for the first of our regular monthly Friday night gigs at the EastSide Visitor Centre, featuring the incredible vocals of local singer/songwriter Ken Haddock. Ken will play a selection of his own songs and favourite covers, which, in this intimate venue, will be very special indeed.  Other artists lined up for the EastSide Sessions include; Malojian, Brigid O'Neill, Anthony Toner and Matt McGinn so watch this space for more details on what is set to be an amazing programme!

Monday 16 January 2017

A 12-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 this week.  Taking place at the EastSide Visitor Centre, the free drop-in workshops include craft, creative writing, interactive music workshops and printmaking. Seniors that would like to try their hand at a new creative activity are warmly invited to attend one of the taster workshops.

Wednesday 14 December 2016

The first EastSide Urban Village community Christmas Craft Fair took place on Saturday at the Skainos Centre, Newtownards Road, and has been hailed a success by the wide range community groups that have spent the last few months working together to create handcrafted gifts, decorations, treats and crafts to sell at the unique event.