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.

Tuesday 23 January 2018


An innovative 10-week arts project is offering care groups and organisations in east Belfast the opportunity to create and share two radio dramas based on their caring experiences. Delivered by EastSide Arts and supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Arts & Older People Programme the project called Artful Ageing aims to break down isolation and loneliness and promote well-being amongst older residents.

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.

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.