Events

Eco-friendly Farm Shop Bringing The Zero Waste Revolution to Ely Helps Re-love The Toys

Prospects Trust Unwrapped, in partnership with Lighthouse Ely, are hosting a tabletop 2nd hand Toy Sale on 20th July 2019, from 11.30am to 2pm at their new shop location, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG.  With the start of the school summer holidays, Prospects Trust wanted to share its eco-aims with the younger generation.   Prospects …

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Levi Roots Confirmed as Headline Speaker at East Cambs Business Boost 2019

Reggae Reggae Sauce entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den winner, Levi Roots, is confirmed as headline speaker at East Cambs Business Boost 2019 alongside Google and ex- Special Forces’ Jem Hills. Annual business event East Cambs Business Boost, which is now in its third year, has been created by East Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire Chambers of …

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Eco Ely, Spotted In Ely & Ely Swish Join Fundraising Forces to Bring The Zero Waste Revolution to Ely

The Prospects Trust will open its GREEN grocery, Farm Food Servery and Refill Larder this September in Ely. Eager to fundraise for the first stock of the shop and to create a series of Eco/Local events, Eco Ely, Spotted in Ely and the expertise of Ely Swishers have come together to host the first fun …

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Celebrating Community and Urban Development in Ely 1949-2019

On Saturday 6th July residents from Ely had a ‘Tea Street Party’ to celebrate 70 years of Mayfield Close. Margherita one of the organisers of the event told us, “What a tremendous day was spent with our fantastic neighbours! Gorgeous people, lovely food and a very special visit. Thank you to the Mayor of Ely …

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Families flock to inaugural performing arts celebration

Almost 500 parents and community members turned out at The Peterborough Theatre this Tuesday as Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) brought together 11 of its schools in a regional Performing Arts Festival.  Over 360 students from 11 CMAT schools performed to a jampacked audience of friends, family and the local community at The Peterborough Theatre …

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Ely Netball Club – Big Summer of Netball

Ely Netball Club are opening its doors to new members in support of England Netball’s BIGGEST SUMMER OF NETBALL. The national team, England Roses, will be competing in the Netball World Cup, taking place 12th – 22nd July in Liverpool. The tournament welcomes sixteen nations of elite professional netballers and will highlight women’s sport. To …

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Viva Soham hit the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival with two musicals

Viva Arts and Community Group, Soham, are currently preparing to take two full scale comedy-musicals; ‘A Slice of Saturday Night’ and ‘Sister Act’, to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. Over 70 people will be travelling together from Soham to Edinburgh including performers, musicians, backstage volunteers and creative professionals- each volunteering their time …

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The 6th Mental Health Awareness event for Talking FreELY this July

Two years on from the first event, Talking FreELY will be holding another public event at Ely Cathedral Conference Centre on Saturday 6th July from 9.30 until 12.30. The event aims to raise awareness of mental health, and provide information to people about where they can get help if they need it. As always, there …

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Isle of Ely Arts Festival enters its second week with performances, poetry, music and art…all on your doorstep

The Festival enters its second week with an abundance of arts and culture on offer locally. Catch The Festival Players in ‘Groping for Words’ by Sue Townsend at two village venues this week. First performed in 1983 when Margaret Thatcher was in power, the problems of adult literacy the play explores are still here a generation later. The …

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Sing! Choirs continuing to raise money for local good causes walks to an amazing new total!

A super singing opportunity for Sing! Choirs during May, which saw them being conducted by Call The Midwife star Cliff Parisi, turned into an amazing way to raise funds for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. Kathryn Rowland, MD for Sing! Choirs says “We were delighted to be singing for the StarShine Night Walk supporting Arthur …

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Babylon ARTS, Ely to stage major John Piper Selling Exhibition opening 22nd June

Babylon ARTS, is to host a major selling exhibition of original prints and drawings by John Piper from 22nd June to 14th July at their riverside gallery in Ely. Piper is recognised as one of the great British artists of the 20th century and this exhibition, curated by Goldmark Gallery, will feature the full range of …

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Don’t miss magical production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at King’s Ely

One of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is being staged at King’s Ely in June.   The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, who are celebrating their 15th birthday this year and an amazing 425 years since the original company was first created, are bringing the hugely popular open-air production to the picturesque gardens of King’s …

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Isle of Ely Arts Festival Launches with Award Winning Poet Wendy Cope

This year’s festival themed ‘Landscapes of Life’ features an unmissable programme of art, performance, music, literature & free events. The festival launches on Friday 14 June with ‘An Evening with Wendy Cope OBE in conversation with Jeremy Sallis’.   The evening will include poetry readings from Wendy who will be joined by BBC presenter Jerermy for …

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Brand new Pro Wrestling promotion brings UK’s best to Ely Beet Club

Founded by an Ely native and now professional wrestler, the all new Pro Wrestling Ambush brings a new form of live entertainment suitable for all the family to the people of Ely and the surrounding communities at great value. Featuring both UK and international wrestling stars, some of whom you can see now on the …

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Ely City Hockey Club’s Annual Tournament Raises £1735

Thirteen mixed teams from around East Anglia arrived at Ely Outdoor Sports Association on Friday 17th May 2019 to set up camp in preparation for the start of Ely City Hockey Club’s annual hockey tournament on Saturday morning. Organised by Gemma Neal, Sophie Robb and Natalie Jones, the tournament had a Wild West theme this …

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Soham Carnival 2019 – 66 Years of Family Fun Raising Money for the Local Community

This years Soham Carnival takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019 with a full programme of events! On Arena 1 & 2 from 9am – 1.00pm is the Traditional Heavy Horse Show, followed by the judging of the parade floats at 1.45 pm. The parade starts at 1.00pm from Holmes Lane through the …

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Flavours of the World at Ely Markets – Late May Bank Holiday Weekend

Want to travel the world without leaving Cambridgeshire? Just head to Ely Markets. Ely’s weekly markets regularly feature a diverse mix of street food, produce and gifts from across the globe. This bank holiday weekend, the regular traders will be joined by the Flavours of the World market, returning for its 15th year. Ely’s Market …

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Fenland Chronic Illnesses Support Group Celebrates its 3rd Birthday

This coming Friday, Fenland Chronic illnesses support group will be 3 years old! Several years ago, I was diagnosed with a heart issue, Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. My whole life in an instant came crashing down. Everything  rapidly became difficult, particularly my mobility, dexterity and memory. I had so many questions. So I looked for ways …

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Eco-friendly Farm Shop Bringing the Zero Waste Revolution to Ely Late Summer and You Can Help

The Prospects Trust is looking to extend its reach and expand its horizons. Celebrating its 30th anniversary later this year, the organic farm that provides work opportunities for adults with learning disabilities is planning to open a really GREEN grocery shop and needs your help. Come and meet the team behind Prospects Trust unwrapped and …

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Hearing and visually impaired pupils’ samba rhythms to get crowds into the groove at Eel Festival

Young people with visual and hearing impairments, as well as dozens of others from local schools, will be bringing the sounds of a Rio Carnival to Ely’s Eel Day celebrations this weekend with a live samba performance. About 150 young people, some of whom have difficulties hearing or seeing, will be leading the festival-opening Eel …

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Verdi Requiem in Ely Cathedral Provides Glorious Culmination to Annual Eel Festival

Ely Sinfonia and Kings Lynn Festival Chorus wind up Ely’s Eel Day with one of the best-loved Requiems ever written Two of East Anglia’s most vibrant community organisations join forces in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 4th May to perform one of the most loved Requiems ever written, bringing Ely’s annual Eel Day to a magnificent …

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Ely Potato Street Race Delivers Multiple Local Charity and School Funding!

Isle of Ely Produce is once again searching for charities and local organisations that could benefit from a share of £1,500 which was raised at its annual potato race. A further £1,500 was raised which has already been given away to help support National Fish and Chip Day which is on June 7th 2019, and …

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Students showcase their science projects to primary pupils and visitors at Ely College’s second Science Fair

To celebrate British Science Week, Year 7 & 8 students from Ely College hosted their second annual Science Fair last week. Inviting parents and local primary schools, who attended over the two days, this year’s event was enjoyed by over 300 members of the community. Using their lessons to plan, test and prepare presentations for …

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Ely Cathedral announces space themed Festival with a ‘star’ line up

This week Ely Cathedral has announced an exciting programme of events for their up and coming Science Festival, ‘The Sky’s The Limit’, with a focus on Space and Space Travel to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. This family themed event takes place inside Ely’s magnificent medieval Cathedral. Highlights include the installation …

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Everest Summiteer to speak at annual Celebration of Business in Ely Cathedral

The Ely Cathedral Business Group committee are thrilled to announce that the Everest Summiteer Ricky Munday will be delivering the keynote speech at the inaugural Celebration of Business dinner in Ely Cathedral’s Lady Chapel on Thursday 16 May 2019. Ricky Munday is an inspirational speaker, international expedition leader, Red Cross delegate and Chartered Accountant. To overcome redundancy, in 2004 …

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Stunning work on show at annual King’s Ely Art Exhibition

Talented Art and Design students from King’s Ely are showcasing their work to the public this spring. The annual King’s Ely Senior Spring Art Exhibition is a celebration of the work produced by students in Year 9 through to Year 13. The young artists are exhibiting a huge variety of Fine Art, Fashion and Textiles, …

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Preparations are Underway for the 66th Soham Carnival

Preparations are underway for the 66th Soham Carnival to be held on 27th May, 9am – 5.30pm at the Recreation Ground, Fountain Lane, Soham. The Carnival commences with the traditional Heavy Horse Show in the main arena from 9.00am – 1pm. Followed by the judging of floats – Float procession 1.00pm from Holmes Lane through …

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PositivEly Treated presents the first of a series of Monthly Crystal Swap events

Ely – PositivEly Treated will present their Crystal Swap event, taking place at PositivEly Treated, located down Ely’s High Street Passage on 14th March 2019, and featuring a warm and welcoming enviroment, where you can meet like minded individuals. PositivEly Treated is proud to bring the Crystal Swap to Ely for the first of what …

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The Stained Glass Museum opens its doors for free to celebrate its 40th Birthday

On Saturday 30th March 2019 The Stained Glass Museum in Ely will celebrate 40 years of opening to the public! To celebrate this landmark birthday, entry to the museum will be FREE* all day on Saturday 30 March, during our Family Fun Day. The Stained Glass Museum’s Curator, Dr Jasmine Allen, commented: “This will be …

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KD Theatre Productions announce a new open-air theatre experience in Ely that will keep you HOOKED to your seats

Professional Theatre company ‘KD Theatre Productions’ will be producing a brand new open-air production of PETER PAN in The Deans Garden (Ely Cathedral) Peter Pan is desperate to find the Lost Boys a mother and he finds just the girl in Wendy. But by bringing the Darling Family over to Neverland, is he putting them …

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Talents and courage shine during annual King’s Ely Senior Music Festival

Hundreds of people packed into Ely Cathedral for King’s Ely Senior’s eagerly-anticipated Music Festival Finalists’ Concert. King’s Ely Senior and International students battled it out in a series of fiercely-contested heats held in school over a three-week period. As ever, the quality and variety of the students’ performances were outstanding, but the entries were whittled …

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Cathedral Chorister’s Big Pancake Party for Charity

Ely Choristers will be holding their traditional Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday, 5th March. This is long standing custom at Ely Cathedral sees the choristers, and occasionally members of staff and the clergy, race down the Cathedral’s spectacularly long nave tossing pancakes as they go. As in previous years Ely Cathedral are teaming up with …

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Ely Sinfonia and King’s Lynn Festival Chorus perform Verdi’s Requiem

Ely Sinfonia joins forces with King’s Lynn Festival Chorus to perform Verdi’s religious masterpiece, which is one of the best-loved requiems ever written and what could be a finer setting for it than Ely Cathedral? Almost all of Verdi’s most performed works are operas.  But one, his Requiem, is probably performed almost more than any …

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The Word Garden invite you to the ‘Origins’ community drop in Open Day.

The Word Garden invites the local community to the ‘Origins’ drop in session on Friday 29th March, between 2-4.30pm at Ely City Church. The team welcomes any existing, historical or unseen exhibits and information you may have and encourages you to come along to the open day to share your knowledge and learn about this …

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Ely Cathedral debuts the Embroiderers’ Guild first travelling exhibition

Throughout February a selection of exhibits from some of the world’s leading examples of embroidery will be on display in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral. The Beautiful Stitch is made up of over 50 exhibits which have been handpicked from the Embroiderers’ Guild collection to show embroidery at its very best and, in some …

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King’s Company celebrates 10th anniversary with sell-out production of Jesus Christ Superstar

Around 1,500 people witnessed talented King’s Ely students perform a stunning version of 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. Hailed as “wonderful” by one reviewer and “impeccable” by another, five performances were held in the school’s Hayward Theatre, tickets for which sold out within a matter of days. More than 50 King’s Ely Senior students …

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Rock Vox Carol Singing for Addenbrookes in Ely

On Saturday, local choir Rock Vox sang Christmas Carols outside Waitrose and raised a marvellous £208.82 for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust. Rock Vox Choir from Ely are fundraising for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust at our Christmas events including carol singing in Ely and hosting our own Christmas concert in Isleham. Clare Vox from the group told us, we …

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Ely Cathedral’s Christmas Gift & Food Fair adds an additional day due to demand.

New for 2018: Extra day added, exciting new traders and demonstrations Now in its seventh year this popular event is widely acknowledged as one of East Anglia’s exceptional Christmas experiences. Over 120 bespoke stalls fill the Cathedral’s magnificent Nave, its famous Lady Chapel and a heated marquee in the grounds. In addition to shopping, visitors …

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Arthur Rank Hospice’s popular Ely Festive 5K has less than 100 places left!

Ely Festive 5k is once again selling out in record time with less than 100 places remaining for festive loving fun runners. The fun run sponsored by Ward Gethin Archer and Price Bailey and organised by Arthur Rank Hospice will take place at an earlier start time of 9am, on Sunday 25 November 2018. The …

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Will you dare visit the ‘haunted’ Soham Library on Halloween?

Soham Library will be thrown into almost complete darkness to reveal the secret side of the library for this first ever Haunted House event on Wednesday 31 October from 5.30pm. Young people and everyone looking for a good fright is welcome to this creative, fun and creepy experience. As a way of engaging young volunteers …

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Local Woman Holds Fundraiser to Fund Genetics Test

On Saturday, 17th November, local woman Tia Colcomb will be hosting a fundraising evening full of magic, music, and fun activities. Tia’s Bright Stars evening, taking place at Littleport Village Hall, will raise money for a potentially life-changing genetics test which Tia has been told by doctors will be a crucial part of her ongoing …

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Higher Youth Tour Cambs launches with fun-filled workshops at King’s Ely

Manchester based indie pop band BrightLine visited King’s Ely to launch the eagerly-anticipated Higher Youth Tour Cambs. The event on October 1st saw the band delivering workshops to students in Years 7 to 13 based on self-esteem from a Christian perspective. The Higher Tour, which is supporting the work of the Message Trust, aims to …

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Storm Thorgerson Exhibition at the Babylon Gallery

Arts charity planning a treat for fans of Pink Floyd, Ian Drury, Audio Slave, Biffy Clyro, 10cc, Cranberries, Steve Miller and Muse Ely-based charity Babylon ARTS is planning to stage an impressive exhibition of album art at its riverside gallery in Cambridgeshire later this year. The exhibition will be officially launched on Saturday 17th November …

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World-famous, award-winning family rave phenomenon Big Fish Little Fish returns to the Maltings

For the last 5 years Big Fish Little Fish have put on amazing events at Alexandra Palace, The National Gallery, The V+A, Glastonbury, Bestival, Edinburgh Festival and dozens more venues across the UK and Australia. We will be celebrating 5 amazing years with a sold out event at Fabric. World-famous, award-winning family rave phenomenon Big …

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Another Successful Soham Pumpkin Fair 2018

After a frosty start, the sun soon burned through the mist for a bright Saturday in Soham. Competition entries flooded in throughout the morning as gigantic pumpkins, enormous sunflowers and other various shapes of vegetable arrived at the Recreation Ground. Decorated cakes, floral arrangements, art and poetry were also entered into the indoor competitions showing …

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The Full Monty Supports Prostate Cancer UK this October

The Full Monty will be coming to the Maltings, Ely very shortly.  In support of Prostate Cancer UK, Becky Green, Director stated “we are so excited for this upcoming musical…… it’s funny, upbeat and hosts a catalogue of amazing characters, both male and female.  Being able to support Prostate Cancer UK through this show too, …

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Pupils sing to their heart’s content at King’s Ely Choral Day

More than 200 children had their voices well and truly heard at King’s Ely’s annual Choral Day. The event, now in its 11th year, saw pupils from eight different local preparatory and primary schools coming together to sing at King’s Ely and Ely Cathedral on September 18th. Activities for the day were led by renowned …

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Over £3000 given to charities from 2017 Ely Potato Race

Street Race Delivers Multiple Local Charity and School Funding. The streets of Ely were lined with over 1,000 spectators and watched by over 7,000 people online through our live stream, the Isle of Ely Produce organisers of the annual Potato Race on the streets of Ely have today announced the beneficiaries of the charity proceeds …

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