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East Belfast Mission 

Renewal and Transformation of the East Belfast Community 
At East Belfast Mission we work with everyone in our community to improve their spiritual and physical well being. The pages on our web site reflect the many areas of life in East Belfast in which we work with the local community. As a "not for profit" organisation we run many fund raising activities to support our community work. This work includes helping the Homeless in our Hosford project, our child care facility in Bright Sparks, our Skill and Social Enterprise Hub which helps people back to work and sometimes fitness and of course our thriving Church and Community which delivers pastoral care. 
We are based in the Skainos Centre on the Newtownards Road. The Skainos Project is an urban regeneration project in inner East Belfast providing shared space for community transformation and renewal. Central to the development is a new street in inner East Belfast, untouched by the history of the Troubles, with the capacity to be genuinely shared space. This civic square is capable of hosting open air events like concerts, farmers' markets and Christmas fairs and is overlooked by new, mixed tenure housing, thereby giving the square a living presence round the clock. 
We have won many awards across several projects. Click here to see what we have achieved. 
The Newtownards Road frontage of the development features new retail and commercial office space. Inside, and fronting to the square is the work of East Belfast Mission including youth and family services and counselling as well as a community hall and auditorium, and a cafe which spills onto the square. 


Turas News 

Traditional music sessions with Turas is back and the first date is Friday 9th September. Everyone will be welcomed so come along and join in. For more details on this event or any of the Irish classes through our Turas project, contact linda.ervine@ebm.org.uk. 

Turas Irish Classes start  
a new term at Skainos 

Turas Irish classes are back for a new school term and there are suitable classes for everyone including all levels - beginners, advanced, families. There are nnumberous events throughout the year. If you are interested please contact: linda.ervine@ebm.org.uk for a full list and other information you may require.  


Set Dance Classes with Turas 


Everybody Matters E-zine 

EBM produce an e-zine with all the latest news and events every second month. If you would like to receive this please forward your e-mail address to cathy.megahey@ebm.org.uk. If you wish to read the September issue, click here.  
Your feedback would be appreciated. 

Ulster Orchestra at East Belfast Mission 

The Ulster Orchestra played for 30 minutes in Refresh cafe on 28th September as part of their events to celebrate their 50th anniversary. 
There was a good turn out from staff and customers who relaxed over a cup of tea or coffee and a scone and listened to the beautiful pieces played by husband and wife duo Steve and Belinda. 
Rev Margaret Ferguson, (far right) and her husband David (far left) popped by to listen to friends Steve and Belinda. 

Olympic Rower Peter Chambers at Skainos 

Peter Chambers was promoting an event at Tearfund and they kindly allowed us to get a few pictures. Pictured above is Peter on the left with Skainos Manager Gary Robb.  

Bright Sparks children get 
in on the act 

Bright Sparks children presented Peter with a nice picture and sang him a few songs much to his delight. 

Tom Dinnen at Rotary Club 

On Monday 22nd August Tom was invited to speak to Carrickfergus Rotary Club about the work of Hosford. They were particularly interested to hear about Going green and the One Square Meal Art Project and Street Soccer. There was a good turnout of about 20 members including Rotary Club members who had travelled from the Lisburn Rotary Club. The members said they were very impressed by all the different projects that Hosford have to encourage members of very vulnerable groups to engage with support services. 






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