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Bank of Ideas - East Belfast

  • By: Belfast City Council
  • Location: East Belfast
  • When: On-going
  • Creative Me Profile: Community Connector

The Bank of Ideas is a new initiative by Belfast 2024 that enables the people of Belfast to propose and collectively decide on creative projects for our city.

93 ideas were presented to the public at our Voting Day in City Hall, at a buzzing market stall of creative ideas!

Every idea was fantastic and gained new supporters across the city.

After a grand total of 2,253 votes across the city, here are the ideas that received the most votes and the funding for East Belfast with a total pot of £10,000:

Community Together Belfast

Cregagh and Woodstock Diversity Carnival


September 2024

A colourful, creative celebration of the many diverse cultures that exist on the Cregagh and Woodstock Road using dance, music, storytelling, visual art, food, and fun to bring people together.

Platform Arts

East Belfast Late Night Art

September 2024

Late Night Art for East Belfast! Creating a map of East Belfast arts locations for open gallery events on the first Thursday of the month, with a guided tour, talks and a shuttle bus.

Shannen McNeice

Between Galaxies (Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities Children’s Show)

July 2024

A multi-sensory theatre show for four young audience members with multiple and profound disabilities and three actors

Meg Magill

The Wee Swap

September 2024

A swap shop for children to swap and reuse clothing, toys and other items, on the Newtownards Road with toy hospital, childrens’ makers space, embroidery station, rag mural and a clothes mender.

Janine Cousins

Community Craft - Give it a go Embroidery

July 2024

Beginner workshops to teach embroidery stitches which can be used in mending or upcycling clothes/fabrics, empowering people and connecting them together.


Pitt Park Residents Association

Pit Stop Caravan

October 2024

Turning a caravan into a creative community hub in Pitt Park as a drop-in for all ages, for a cuppa and soup or for children’s games, crafts, and community fun days.

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