We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Our offices at Avalon House will be closed from 3pm on Thursday 21st December until Tuesday 2nd January.



Thank you to everyone who came to C.S. Lewis Square for first EastSide Christmas Market on Thursday 14th December.

The event wrapped up a fantastic first year which has seen over 200,000 visits to the square to date.

Since opening a year ago, the C.S. Lewis Square has hosted a 10k run, a series of markets, the Commonwealth Baton as part of the Queen’s Baton Relay, aerial stunt performances with Belfast International Arts Festival and so much more. Even Victor the skateboarding dog is a fan!

The last market of the year on C.S. Lewis Square will be the EastSide Christmas Market on Thursday 14th December, 5-9pm.

Keep up to date with the latest developments on the C.S.Lewis Square and Connswater Community Greenway facebook pages.

We are seeking to recruit an entrepreneurial and energetic Manager totally focussed on taking the existing EastSide Visitor Centre to a new level. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for the right person to join a great team.

You will be a dedicated leader with a focus on seeing EastSide Visitor Centre at the heart of an east Belfast making great strides to fulfil its potential. You’ll have a genuine interest and enthusiasm for tourism and the arts with an outgoing and welcoming personality which will help drive the ‘personality’ of EastSide Visitor Centre.

We are delighted to now  have a limited number of signed Úna O'Grady Paintings prints available to buy from EastSide Visitor Centre.

This vibrant ‘Oil Rig Visits Belfast’ print is on sale for £200 and would make for a very special Christmas gift this year.

The Connswater Community Greenway has been nominated for another two awards and we would love your votes!

Join the Avoniel Community Gardeners on Wednesday 22nd November, 1-4pm and help them put the garden to bed for the Winter.

The Winter Wrap-Up will include a community clean up and a tidy up of the flower beds.

Refreshments will be provided. All welcome.

Find out more on the Winter Wrap-Up Facebook Event Page


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.

The Royal Town Planning Institute's (RSUA) independent panel of judges have selected 10 great places from across Northern Ireland shaped by planning and planners, from over 50 nominations.

We're delighted to say that Connswater Community Greenway has been shortlisted as one of those 10 great places. We're honoured to be nominated alongside other great places like The Mournes and The Giants Causeway, especially as the project was only completed this year.