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Food and Footie!
Food and Footie!

Why not watch the World Cup at Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park, and grab some delicious food at the same time? We are showing matches on selected screens in our food terrace. See match details below. *We are only showing matches that are on during centre opening times.

Father’s Day Fun!
Father’s Day Fun!

Get the perfect gift this Father’s Day at Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park – with American Golf, Argos, Blue Inc, Boots, H. Samuel and much more, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your dad. Why not make it a Father’s Day to remember? Come along to our free family fun day on […]

will.i.am launches an exclusive new eyewear collection for Specsavers in Connswater
will.i.am launches an exclusive new eyewear collection for Specsavers in Connswater

Hip-hop superstar, entrepreneur and tech visionary will.i.am has launched an exclusive eyewear collection for Specsavers Connswater branch, available in store from 23 May 2018. Building on his lifelong passion for striking eyewear, which was first inspired by the hip-hop icons of his youth – such as Run DMC and Flava Flav – the 17-piece collection […]

Specsavers Connswater invests £30,000 in new technology to benefit customers
Specsavers Connswater invests £30,000 in new technology to benefit customers

SPECSAVERS Connswater has invested around £30,000 in innovative 3D scanning technology which allows optometrists to view the eye in more detail than ever before. The Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine, is a cutting-edge piece of equipment, usually found in hospital eye departments. It is used for a variety of functions including screening and management of […]

BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE PARTNERSHIP RETURNS FOR A SEQUEL!
BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE PARTNERSHIP RETURNS FOR A SEQUEL!

Like all good box office blockbusters, the partnership between Strand Arts Centre and Specsavers Connswater has been so successful it’s back again for a sequel. Strand Arts Centre’s Silver Screenings for older audiences has been growing in popularity with local residents and tenants of nursing homes – with a total audience of almost 1,300 during […]

Connswater’s Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018
Connswater’s Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018

CALLING all stylish glasses wearers in East Belfast! Steps superstar Claire Richards has kicked off the search for the nation’s proudest specs wearers – with a £10,000 cash prize up for grabs. To mark the launch of Specsavers’ annual search for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018, Claire took part in a sensational new […]

Easter at Connswater
Easter at Connswater

Connswater shopping Centre and Retail Park is your place for Easter treats. Join us for three days of entertainment and indulge in all things fun and chocolate. What to try your hand at making your very own chocolate creation? If so, make sure you visit on Saturday 31st March, 12-4pm to join our chocolatier workshop […]

CONNSWATER AND EASTSIDE ARTS WIN BIG
CONNSWATER AND EASTSIDE ARTS WIN BIG

We are delighted to have received the New Sponsor Award on Wednesday night at the Allianz Arts and Business NI Awards 2018. The award was received in partnership with Eastside Art following a great partnership during summer of 2017. In August, here at Connswater we ran a very successful 4 day Community Festival alongside Eastside […]

Silver Screenings at Strand Arts Centre
Silver Screenings at Strand Arts Centre

The new season of Silver Screenings at the Strand Arts Centre, supported by Specsavers Connswater, starts this month with classics including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Calamity Jane showing. The successful programme for older audiences was given a new lease of life last year, thanks to support from Specsavers and Opticians and Audiologists in Connswater and […]

The Range has Officially Opened
The Range has Officially Opened

After months of anticipation the day has finally arrived for Belfast’s newest superstore, The Range, to open its doors. The launch took place at 9am Friday 29th December, in the former Tesco unit at Connswater Shopping Centre in front of a huge queue of eager customers. The store was officially opened by the Deputy Lord […]

Home Bargains Now Open
Home Bargains Now Open

Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park are delighted to have welcomed Home Bargains to their retail park on Saturday 2nd December ahead of the festive period. With lots of fantastic deals and bargains instore make sure you drop by for some affordable Christmas shopping.

Home Bargains Is Now Opened at Connswater
Home Bargains Is Now Opened at Connswater

Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park, are excited to announce that Home Bargains is now opened. Stock up on all your home interior essentials this winter with top brands and bottom prices. Meet Laura McCarthy of Alfred Street Properties Ltd introducing Home Bargains to Connswater               

The Range Opens 29th December At Connswater
The Range Opens 29th December At Connswater

The rumours are true! UK Home and Gardens Retailer, The Range, is coming to Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park, and will be opening its doors on Friday 29th December in the unit previously occupied by Tesco. The giant home and garden retailer is set to open a 57,000 sq foot anchor store at the […]

The Savvy Shopper
The Savvy Shopper

Are you always on the look-out for a bargain?

The Outdoor Adventurer
The Outdoor Adventurer

Would you describe yourself as the outdoorsy type whose perfect past-time is out in the fresh air? Listen to Steven tell us why Connswater is the perfect place to get his essentials for a weekend of biking or an afternoon of golf.

The Gift Gatherer
The Gift Gatherer

Are you always on the hunt for the next birthday, Christmas or celebration present?

The Home Improver
The Home Improver

Do you love to update your home with the latest trends, furnishings and accessories?

The Range announced as new anchor tenant at Connswater
The Range announced as new anchor tenant at Connswater

Alfred Street Properties Ltd, owners of Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park, has today announced that the scheme is to receive a significant boost when home, garden and leisure retail chain, The Range, opens a 65,000 sq ft store at the complex later this year.

Wise Men’s Shed find the right gear
Wise Men’s Shed find the right gear

Located at Connswater Shopping Centre, the Wise Men’s Shed have been busy bikers…

Connswater Sponsors the first Run Connswater
Connswater Sponsors the first Run Connswater

Have you signed up to the first Run Connswater through East Belfast’s Connswater Community Greenway?

Archived News + Events

Connswater Valentine’s Competition
Connswater Valentine’s Competition

Love is in the air at Connswater, as we celebrate your love stories this Valentine’s Day with a fantastic competition to win the ‘Perfect Date Night’ hamper. To enter, all you have to do is Like our Facebook page and tell us who you would spend your date night with! Competition will close on Sunday […]

SPECSAVERS CONNSWATER SEARCHING FOR UNSUNG HEROES
SPECSAVERS CONNSWATER SEARCHING FOR UNSUNG HEROES

THE SEARCH is on for East Belfast’s unsung heroes. The 2018 Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards with Specsavers have just been launched and judges are looking for who you think best captures the Spirit of Northern Ireland in 2018. This annual awards ceremony, which will again be televised by UTV, seeks to honour all those […]

Community Project Trees of Hope
Community Project Trees of Hope

We are delighted to announce that we are working in partnership with Youth With a Mission Belfast on the Tree of Hope Project this December. The Tree of Hope Project is a community engagement project, operating through the use of Christmas trees, to encourage the local community to interact and come together. Our Christmas Tree […]

Saturday entertainment in December
Saturday entertainment in December

Always Christmas, Never Winter.. We are in the Christmas spirit at Connswater and we have plenty of festive fun lined up. Join us every Saturday in December from 12-4pm and you can find our festive face painters on the mall. Get transformed into your favourite Narnia character, or choose from Snow Queen, Rudolph the Red […]

Spooky Saturday
Spooky Saturday

Halloween has arrived! Are you looking for a day of spooky fun with the kids? Join us for Spooky Saturday at Connswater Shopping Centre, Saturday 28th October from 12-4pm. Come along and join in on Connswaters’ spooky games. We will have a face painter in the centre, transforming your little angels into scary monsters. We […]

We’ve something magical in store this Christmas…
We’ve something magical in store this Christmas…

Always Christmas, Never winter… This Christmas, Santa’s Grotto is back, but with a twist… We’re bringing everyone’s favourite story to life at Connswater. Make sure to come down from Thursday 23rd November, 5:30pm. We guarantee you’ll have a lot of Faun… What to expect at Connswater This Christmas: Every Saturday in December we will have […]

Join us for the Connswater Community Festival!
Join us for the Connswater Community Festival!

Join Connswater Shopping Centre  for the Connswater Community Festival; a weekend-long celebration of the best in local East Belfast music, sport and art in association with EastSide Arts and Arts & Business Northern Ireland. From Friday 4th August to Sunday 6th August, join us for a whole host of activities for all the family to […]