Event: Eastside Lightning Talks

Updated: Jul 11, 2018

Date and time: Thurs 25th May 2018, 6 – 8pm

Engine Room Gallery, Portview Trade Centre, Upper Newtonawards Road, BT4 1HE

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Click here to book.



Our programme of Lightning Talks invites illuminating presentations by the individuals and organisations shaping East Belfast’s growing cultural landscape. The idea of Lighting Talks is to share information and ideas in an informal environment.


All of the speakers are based in East Belfast and are behind various initiatives and organisations across the spectrum of socially engaged art, activism, local development, community driven sustainable business and architecture.

Eastside joined by:

  • Tonya McMullan – Artist & director of sustainable bee keeping business Infinity Farm

  • Ruth Grey – Dentist and social activist, Camper of Dreams a mobile creative space

  • Linda Ervine – Language Rights Activist

  • Mary Callan - Knitwear Designer based at Portview Trade Centre

  • Paul Moore - Artist based at Creative Exchange

  • Emily Dedakis - Writer & dramaturg


This event is part of Belfast City Council's Big Arts Weekender.

The next day , there’s an afternoon celebration of urban arts from 2-5pm at CS Lewis Square, entitled ‘Eastside Wardrobe Jam.’ Expect local and international street mural artists working live to transform ‘previously loved’ wardrobes and walls in the surrounding area, urban sports and dance displays by Thunder Action Sports, and music by Le Boom and Girl DJ Collective.

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