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From the 1st-11th August places and spaces across east Belfast will transform into hubs of creativity and diversity for the annual EastSide Arts Festival. Supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, this year’s exciting programme is filled with glorious new experiences, amazing and inspiring activities which are open for everyone to enjoy. With so much […]
Assistant Manager Role available! We’re all about building the most valuable community for gamers, bringing them latest games, exclusive editions, and hottest consoles to the UK. We’re the UK’s No.1 high-street videogames retailer for a reason – and we’re looking for someone special to join us. Think you’re up for the challenge? What you’ll be […]
Alfred Street Properties Ltd, owners of Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park, has today announced that a strong performance in 2018 has supported the creation of more than 100 new jobs at the complex. Footfall in the scheme has grown significantly from 1,910,862 in 2017 to 2,412,717 in 2018. A range of new retailers including […]
There’ll be plenty of time to shop this year as Connswater is open late every weeknight to 9pm. Shops will open as normal from 2 January onwards. Opening times for some stores may vary over the Christmas period.
Its your last chance to visit Santa in his grotto at Connswater. Santa will be ere until Christmas Eve. See below for times. Price List Photograph – £3 Photograph & Gift – £5
Tim Hortons®, the iconic Canadian coffee chain, will open a new restaurant at Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park on 12th December 2018 following an investment of £750,000. The new restaurant will create 50 jobs, a combination of full-time and part-time. The Connswater location will be the second Tim Hortons® restaurant to open in Northern […]
SPORTS DIRECT CONFIRMS PRE-CHRISTMAS OPENING AT CONNSWATER SHOPPING COMPLEX Alfred Street Properties Ltd, owners of Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park, has today announced that Sports Direct will open a 4,500 sq ft store at the complex in mid-December. Founded in 1982, Sports Direct International PLC is the UK’s largest sporting goods retailer, and operates a […]
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to see Santa. Santa will be in his grotto at Connswater until Christmas Eve. Come and tell Santa your Christmas wish and don’t forget to post your letter in Santa’s talking postbox. Santa will reply to all the letters received before 17th December, just remember to include your […]
Join us on Thursday 15th November from 6pm to welcome Santa to Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park. Santa will be arriving with his parade at 7pm but get down early as we have lots of entertainment for all the kids. Facepainting DJ Entertainment Dancing and Singing in the Centre Balloon Modelling Join the fun […]
16th October 2018 SAVERS HEALTH AND BEAUTY CREATES 12 JOBS WITH NEW CONNSWATER SHOPPING CENTRE STORE Alfred Street Properties Ltd, owners of Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park, has today announced that Savers Health and Beauty will be opening a new store at the complex this week, creating 12 new jobs. The 5,000 sq ft […]
Join us on Saturday 27th October for the Halloween Hullabaloo in Connswater Shopping Centre & Retail Park. Come on down with friends and family for what is to be a great day out. There will lots of entertainment to be enjoyed by all the family! FREE FAMILY EVENT Fancy Dress Competition Kids Disco Free Face painting […]
Peacocks 4 Hour Contract – Must be fully flexible evening and weekends. 16 Hour Temporary Contract – Possibility of key holder shifts. Duties will include: Serving customers Till operation Merchandising stock Tidying and maintaining the clothing displays Housekeeping. Experience is preferred but not essential. Call in store for application form. Relish Counter Staff Required 16-20+ […]
To celebrate Dippy coming to the Ulster Museum, we are hosting an Interactive Science Workshop with a Dinosaur skull show & tell at the centre on Saturday 29th September. There will be three workshops, at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30. Plus, enter our Science Quiz Competition on the day for a chance to win a £100 […]
Josephine Coulter, assistant manager at Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park, has told of her “amazing” experience helping to deliver a baby boy after a shopper went into labour. Josephine jumped into action after the mother said the baby was coming as she sat on the steps of the shopping centre on Monday (20th August). […]
A Belfast woman has been chosen from thousands of proud glasses wearers as a regional finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year. Carmel Smyth, shortlisted in the 45 – 59 age category from east Belfast could follow in the footsteps of last year’s Award winner, Love Island hunk Alex Miller, winning £10,000 and the […]
Lace up and Run Connswater 10k, 5k & Kids Fun Run on Sunday 19th August at 10am. Run through East Belfast’s C.S. Lewis Square, Victoria Park, Connswater Greenway, Sam Thompson Bridge and the Harbour Estate. The run is chip timed and there is a finishers medal and goodie bag for everyone. Register your place online […]
To celebrate the launch of the EastSide Arts Festival, we are having our very own fun day. Come along to our elf, fairy and unicorn party on Saturday 4th August from 12 noon- 4pm. There will be lots of fun activities including storytelling, disco and face painting, and much more! Why not pop over to […]
Tim Hortons®, the iconic Canadian coffee chain, will soon open a new restaurant at Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park. The Connswater location will be the second Tim Hortons® restaurant to open in Northern Ireland, and the first Drive-Thru. The first location, on Fountain Street, opened to great excitement in May, with 300 people […]
Come along to Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park to enter our Find the Ball competition running until 15th July 2018. All you have to do is find the eight footballs hidden in store windows in the centre for your chance to win one of our fantastic prizes! Competition entry forms are available at the […]
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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Archived News + Events
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]