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Two Ely residents have their poems selected to become Comic Book Illustrations

In May 2020, Babylon ARTS launched their Comic Book Windows project, commissioning local Manga Artist, Irina Richards to create a total of 60 new illustrations, one for each of the Babylon Gallery riverside window panes. This exhibition comprised three separate comic ‘strips’, two based on Irina’s own stories and one using poems submitted by the

Lucille’s Roller Skating Challenge for ACT

Lucille Burke has set herself a challenge to roller skate around Little Thetford 100 times in 50 days to raise money for Addenbrookes charitable trust. The charity is very close to her heart as her mum works in Addenbrookes Hospital and has worked throughout lockdown. She is so proud of her and would like to

Ely Museum provides Ely Foodbank with craft packs to spark creativity this summer!

During lockdown, when so many are learning, and educating from home, the team at Ely Museum have been busy providing weekly “Museum From Home” crafts and activities online, inspired by the museums collection! You can find all of these on their Facebook page & blog at  Lockdown has been a challenge for everyone, but

Play areas in the district to re-open

Following guidance from central Government, East Cambridgeshire District Council will be re-opening its outdoor play areas on Saturday 4th July. East Cambridgeshire District Council maintains 19 play areas throughout the district and provides a range of facilities for a variety of ages from toddlers, to juniors and youths. The council has undertaken a thorough inspection of all play

The show must go on for CMAT Arts Festival – with celebrity endorsement!

The show goes on for Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust’s (CMAT) Arts Festival after initial plans were changed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Staff and students across CMAT have taken the opportunity to move their talents to the virtual stage, with the online festival already receiving endorsement from celebrities including Matt Allwright, star of The One

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The Orchards – the exceptional new care home in Ely

We are delighted to announce that The Orchards is now welcoming new residents into our beautiful caring community. The stunning home provides the very best possible residential and dementia care to older people in a beautiful, positive and safe environment.  We fully understand people’s anxieties during this worrying time; but want to reassure you that

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