#EastSideArtsFestival (@EastSideArtsBel) 2014 Check out the full programme here

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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

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The EastSide Arts Festival, delivered by East Belfast Partnership with support from  Department of Culture Arts and Leisure and Arts Council for Northern Ireland will run 21st – 25th August across East Belfast locations, and will showcase a varied arts programme with something for everyone across the east of the city and beyond.

With the closure of Orangefield High School the festival programme will feature and celebrate some of the powerful, creative talent to emerge from the school. It will also feature as a location for some of the festival events. Earlier this year, ex-Orangefield boys’ pupil and legendary East Belfast singer Van Morrison announced two gigs (22 and 23 August) with one specifically for ex-pupils and staff.  With an overwhelming response from ex-staff and pupils Mr Morrison has announced a third (24th August) performance with tickets now available from East Belfast Partnership Office, 278 Newtownards Road.  Click for more information on how to purchase tickets for the Van Morrison event.

 

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EVENTS

EastSide Arts Festival is delighted to showcase and celebrate many of the ex-Orangefield pupils and staff through performance, visual art, lectures, walking tours, film and music.   You can check out all of them below or by downloading the programme.

These include the playwright Marie Jones, writer Brian Keenan, Thin Lizzy musician Eric Bell, poet Gerald Dawe and actor Sam McCready. It will also celebrate the contribution of late playwright Stewart Parker, pioneering first headmaster of the school the late John Malone and the late David Ervine. The programme also features a range of East Belfast talent including, singer Kaz Hawkins, novelist Glenn Patterson, actor Dan Gordon, and much more.

A whole range of free events will be staged in Orangefield Park in association with Connswater Community Greenway and will include circus acts, music and a cross-community art installation called ‘Wish Project’ which will bring wishes alive through a ‘wishing garden.’ Continuing on the cross community theme the festival will also feature a performance, in partnership with West Belfast Festival Feile An Phobail at The Strand Arts Centre, of RMS Titanic – An Evening with Donal Lunny, Anthony Cronin, and guests.

 

Thu 21st August
Strand Arts Centre
Sat 23rd Aug
Shorts Sports & Rec Club
Sat 23rd Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Sat 23rd Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Sun 24th Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Sat 23rd Aug
Orangefield High School
Mon 25th Aug
Orangefield High School
Mon 25th Aug
Orangefield High School
Mon 25th Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Fri 15th August
Strand Arts Centre
Fri 22nd – Mon 25th Aug
Orangefield High School
Fri 22nd – Sun 24th Aug
Orangefield High School
Fri 22nd – Mon 25th Aug
Orangefield High School
Fri 22nd August
Orangefield High School
Fri 22nd August
Orangefield High School
Fri 22nd August
Orangefield High School
Fri 22nd August
Orangefield High School
Sat 23rd Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Sat 23rd Aug
Orangefield Park
Sat 23rd Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Sat 23rd Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Sat 23rd Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Sat 23rd Aug
Departing Orangefield Park
Sat 23rd Aug
Orangefield High School
Sun 24th Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Sun 24th Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Sun 24th Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Mon 25th Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Mon 25th Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Mon 25th Aug
Orangefield High School
Mon 25th Aug
Strand Arts Centre
Wed 27th Aug
Cabaret Supper Club
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