Art and Exhibitions

Babylon ARTS receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Babylon ARTS has been awarded £60,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future; the Culture Secretary has announced today. Babylon ARTS is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently …

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Celebrating the Community’s Creativity Through Lockdown and Beyond in Exhibition entitled ‘All Together Now’

The Babylon Gallery, based in Ely celebrates the community’s creativity in an exhibition that brings together five projects that began in lockdown and have, over the period of five months, involved hundreds of people in creative activities and discussions. During the course of lockdown, Babylon ARTS invited the community to get involved in various projects …

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Award-winning Artist to Present New Exhibition in Ely Inspired by Local Landscape

Contemporary artist Amy Wormald is to present a new exhibition of paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely.  The exhibition entitled “20-mile radius” will take place at the Babylon Gallery from 29th September – 11th October. Amy Wormald is a contemporary painter living in Ely whose colourful work is inspired …

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Ely to have its first Window Wanderland!

The Stained Glass Museum and Babylon ARTS are calling all Ely residents to make an illuminated window display in their home as part of Ely’s first Window Wanderland.  The two organisations have teamed up to bring this fun family-friendly event, that takes place in towns and villages across the UK, to the city. Window Wonderland …

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A Stitch in Troubled Time – New textiles Exhibition Opens at the Babylon Gallery

After nearly two years in planning, the Babylon Gallery will be hosting Anglia Textile Works ‘In The Fens’ Exhibition from 10th to 27th September. When Anglia Textile Works made the decision to exhibit at Ely’s Babylon Gallery, the group could never have anticipated doing so in the midst of a pandemic. As Covid-19 took hold in Britain, the …

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Babylon Gallery Reopens with Surprise Donation from Local Residents

On 1st August the Babylon Gallery reopened its doors to the public after being closed for 137 days and to help mark this special occasion the residents of Cardinals Way and Cardinals Terrace, came to present a cheque for £403 to the charity. The donation was the proceeds of a virtual garage sale, which saw …

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Babylon Arts Announce Winning Artists as Voted for by the Public

Ely-based ceramicist Louise Beale and sculptor Mike Hartley have been announced as the two artists winning a £1800 commission for the “Somewhere in Ely” project. The outdoor arts project called “Somewhere in Ely” was launched in the city earlier this year with the support of Babylon Arts, Ely Markets and Ely College.  Artists, makers and …

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Storm Warning at Haddenham Arts Centre

Iconic limited edition prints from the creative forces of Storm Thorgerson and StormStudios 1980s – present day. StormStudios has a long and illustrious history having worked for innumerable bands, from Alan Parsons, Anthrax and Audioslave through to the Wombats, with a sprinkling of Pink Floyd, Steve Miller, Muse, 10cc, etc thrown in for good measure. …

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Babylon Arts announce new opportunity for age 18 – 26 interested in the creative industries

An Ely-based arts organisation is searching for people to take part in a brand new development programme: Babylon Young Curators. Applications are open to anyone age 18 – 26 with an interest in a career in the creative industries. Two young people will be chosen to take part, each receiving a bursary of £1,650. The …

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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 …

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Success for skilful King’s Ely designers

Talented Fashion and Textiles students from King’s Ely are celebrating success in two exciting competitions. Year 12 student, Paige Newell, and John-Oswald Crichton, who is in Year 11, have both been highly commended in this year’s Young Fashion Designer UK contest. Paige and John-Oswald submitted some outstanding fashion design ‘mood boards’ with supporting text, where …

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Five Artists to pitch ideas before a public vote in Ely

Residents from across the Ely area are invited to vote for two new outdoor art projects that will take place in October. A new creative opportunity has been launched in the city by Babylon Arts and supported by Ely Markets and Ely College called “Somewhere in Ely”. Earlier this year artists, makers and creators were …

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Calling All Artists – Babylon Gallery to reopen with Summer Open Exhibition

Babylon ARTs, has announced the re-opening of the Babylon Gallery on Ely’s riverside, following its temporary closure due to Covid-19. The first exhibition will be their annual selected Summer Open exhibition, which over the past five years, has showcased hundreds of artists’ works and this year, the charity hopes will be one of their biggest …

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Did Artwork and Creativity Help You Through Lockdown?

As life in and around the Cathedral starts to look forward in the hope of opening up and being able to start doing things again, we are thinking of holding an exhibition of all the wonderful creative activities that so many people have been undertaking while staying at home. The exhibition will be for anyone, …

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Babylon Gallery launches search for co-designers and poets for ‘Comic Book Windows’ Exhibition

Babylon ARTS is collaborating with local Manga Artist, Irina Richards, to create 60 new illustrations, one for each of the Babylon Gallery window panes that face onto Pegasus Walk, Ely Riverside. The exhibition will comprise three separate comic ‘strips’, two based onIrina’s own stories and one using a poem and this is where the public …

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Together in Isolation – Creative Postcard Project with Babylon ARTS

Babylon ARTS is inviting everyone to get creative during this lockdown period, by adding their designs and written responses to an exhibition of postcards, which will go online now and will in the future become part of a physical exhibition at the Babylon Gallery.  Florence Rose, Head of Project Delivery explains: “We are looking for …

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