During the EastSide Arts Festival 2020 local people were invited to attend an event to help design a new walk. Members of the local community were invited to attend, to share time and stories together to plot a new route for a Linen Walk By Design.

Journeys in Design and Connswater Greenway hosted the event on Wednesday 12 August. The aim of the event was to bring local linen stories and heritage to life in and around the Connswater Community Greenway.

25 people joined the event, and offered their creative contributions to help plan a walk together. The idea of Co-design is to take a lead from local people, share time and stories, and plot new routes together.

The Greenway is a 9km linear park in East Belfast. The Greenway follows the course of the Connswater, Knock and Loop Rivers, connecting the open and green spaces. The route is gradually being transformed into a vibrant, attractive, safe and accessible parkland. Local residents and visitors alike use the area for leisure, recreation and community events and activities.

You can find out more about the Connswater Community Greenway by visiting their website at http://www.connswatergreenway.co.uk/. Photos from the event can be viewed in the gallery below.