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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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