Places to Visit

Ely Cathedral receives vital grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Ely Cathedral is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country who will share £103 million to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on cherished heritage sites. This life saving boost from the government is part of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.  The funding allocated to …

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Green Flag Recognition For Two of Ely’s Open Spaces

Two green spaces in the East Cambs district have been recognised for their high standards in a national award scheme. Ely Country Park and Jubilee Gardens have recently been named as two of the UK’s best green spaces by Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Awards scheme. This year, Ely Country Park celebrates its seventh year …

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Oliver Cromwell’s House receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Oliver Cromwell’s House is one of 445 organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.  445 organisations will share £103 million, including Oliver Cromwell’s House to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on …

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Ely Cathedral receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Ely Cathedral is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.  445 organisations will share £103 million, to them help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on cherished heritage sites, …

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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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Chance to admire work of creative King’s Ely Art and Design students

Talented Art and Design students at King’s Ely are exhibiting their work across the border in Suffolk this autumn.  Members of the public are invited to attend the exhibition, which is being held at the Apex Gallery in Bury St Edmunds from Tuesday, September 22nd to Sunday, October 18th. The exhibition has been organised to …

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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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East Cambs Landmark Joins London Eye and Blackpool Tower and Goes Green For Recycle Week

A prominent building and tourist attraction in East Cambridgeshire will shine green in a joint effort of support for the nation’s Recycle Week.  For the first time, East Cambs Street Scene (ECSS), the trading company owned by the district council and responsible for providing recycling and waste services across the district, and Ely Cathedral have …

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The Stained Glass Museum Reopens to the Public on Wednesday 5th August

The Stained Glass Museum is delighted to be reopening after a 5 month closure. We are delighted to announce that The Stained Glass Museum will reopen to the public from Wednesday 5th August 2020 with a number of safety measures in place. The Stained Glass Museum has acquired the Visit Britain ‘We’re Good to Go’ …

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Ely Cathedral is ‘Good to Go’ and re-opens to Visitors this week

On Wednesday 29th July, Ely Cathedral reopened its doors to visitors after over 130 days of closure.   Over 250 visitors came through the doors on the first day to experience the Cathedral which has widely been acknowledged as one of the wonders of the medieval world. Nearly all areas are accessible to the public including …

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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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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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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales extends his Patronage of The
Stained Glass Museum for a further two years

The Stained Glass Museum is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has agreed to extend his role as Patron of The Stained Glass Museum for a further two years from May 2020. His Royal Highness first became Patron of The Stained Glass Museum in 2008 during a major appeal when …

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Ely Cathedral Wins National Eco Church Award

Ely Cathedral has been awarded an Eco Church Silver Award, in recognition of the steps the Cathedral is taking in implementing a more environmentally friendly approach in its day to day operations and ministry. The Silver award is part of the Eco Church scheme created by A Rocha UK, a charity committed to mobilising Christians to care for nature. The award, …

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A Stained Glass Gift from Canterbury Cathedral

Damson window test panel gifted to The Stained Glass Museum Canturbury Catherdal’s world renowned stained glass studio has gifted one of its panels to The Stained Glass Museum. The gift is of a recent test panel created for the Cathedral’s Damson Window, which was designed by Hughie O’Donoghue RA and made by the Cathedral’s own …

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Ely Cathedral Showcases its Starring Role

A collection of costumes, jewellery, props and memorabilia from major Hollywood films and a Netflix blockbuster will be on display in Ely Cathedral from 1st February to 15th March 2020.  ‘Crowns & Gowns’ will showcase original dresses and outfits from some of the iconic films shot inside Ely’s beautiful medieval Cathedral namely The Other Boleyn …

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East Cambridgeshire Schools’ Art Exhibition

For the eleventh year running, Babylon Arts and Ely-Hereward Rotary Club are hosting the East Cambridgeshire Schools’ Art Exhibition at the Babylon Gallery in Ely. The exhibition features 10 schools, including the work of over 200 local children and young people, ages 4 – 19yrs. Three prizes of art materials will be awarded in each …

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It’s all happening at Ely Markets this Christmas

Ely Markets will be hosting a wonderful selection of events in the run up to Christmas – including a Vegan Christmas Fair and traditional festive food and gift markets. In addition to their weekly Thursday Charter Market and Saturday Craft, Food & Vintage Markets, the special festive events begin with a special Vegan Fair on …

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Celebrating our home-grown talent at Babylon Arts

On Wednesday 30th October, Babylon Gallery will open a short, special exhibition of work created by some of its staff and volunteers.  The gallery will host the work of 12 artists; showcasing glassware, photography and paintings, most of them for sale, with a percentage of the proceeds going to support the charity’s work.  Claire Somerville, …

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Welney Nominated for Gold Accolade

WWT Welney are excited to have been nominated for a Gold Accolade within the Visit England, Quality Assurance Scheme. The team at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust site pride ourselves on creating a welcoming and informative experience for visitors, so that everyone can connect with wetlands and the incredible wildlife. The continued improvements made to …

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