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Ely’s first Boy v Girl Choristers Pancake Race

Ely Choristers will be holding their traditional Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday, 25th February. This is long term tradition at Ely Cathedral but this year the girl choristers will join in the fun so for the first time there will be Boy v Girl Choristers pancake race.  Following the races down the Cathedral’s Nave, pancakes

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Family Funday at Ely Outdoor Sports Association

Looking for something to do this year then come and see what Ely Outdoor Sports Association is doing for the community in Ely. With free live sports demonstrations, stalls, competitions and music all day at our Family Fun Day at Ely Rugby Club on Sunday, 7th June 2020. There will also be a delightful selection of cars,

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1094 Squadron Visit Flight Simulator Centre

Well what a fantastic day we had on Sunday 16th February at the Sim2Do Flight Simulator Centre in Mildenhall. 1094 Squadron has been collaborating with Sim2Do and the Aviation Charity BeeFutureAviators to encourage young people to pursue a carreer within the Aviation industry within one of the many disciplines such as training to be a

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Ely Archers Medals Galore at County Championships

Ely Archers managed to collect a total of 18 medals at the annual Jolly Archers competition at St. Ives on Sunday 9th February. This archery competition also incorporates the Cambridgeshire County Indoor Championships. Ely Archers had 9 archers in attendance with 7 of them coming away with at least one medal. Harry Tapp from Ely Archers

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Ely Tigers v Thetford Match Report

Storm Dennis failed to halt Ely Tigers on Saturday afternoon. However, it did make the kicking to touch interesting, as they welcomed Thetford to the Cambridge Commodities Park, where third played fourth. The game started with neither side able to take charge of the game, Thetford looked to gain some yardage with a straight forward

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Ely Squadron’s Flight Sergeant Shortlisted for Westminster Award

Congratulations to Ely Squadron’s Flight Sergeant Rory Donoghue who has been shortlisted for the Westminster Award and now moves forward to the next stage in selection for this tri service national award. The CVQO Westminster Award is an annual competition designed to recognise and reward the most deserving CVQO learners. CVQO is a UK education

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Plant a Tree for Free!

Join us in the fight against climate change! Since 2018, we’ve planted over 2000 hedge and tree plans on and around our campsite, and we’d love your help in planting more! Join us on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd Feb between 11am – 1pm to plant your very own tree on our campsite. We’ll also

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Babylon Gallery has been Submerged!

On Saturday 1st February, Babylon Gallery opened their new environmental exhibition, ‘Submerged’ and invited visitors to create their own creatures to add to the underwater scene. The gallery had over 130 visitors in the first weekend and, with submissions from local schools, including the art club at Ely St. Mary’s Junior School, the shoal of

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Maltings Announced Cambridgeshire Winners

As the staff at The Maltings we have felt extremely proud to find out that we have been chosen as the Events Venue of the Year, in Cambridgeshire, by the Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards. The award aims to celebrate small and medium-sized businesses that have proven their success in their community over the past 12

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Viva Youth Theatre present Shrek the Musical

Viva Youth Theatre present Shrek the Musical by David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori Viva Youth Theatre are absolutely thrilled to bring you ‘Shrek the Musical’ this spring. This will be the first time Shrek is performed in the area as the licence has only recently been made available to local groups following its run on

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City of Ely Swimming Club 2020 County Swimming Report

City of Ely Swimming Club has once again produced impressive results at the Cambridgeshire ASA County Swimming Championships held over the last few weeks in Whittlesey and Cambridge. There were individual placings for Maximilian Veiga was crowned Top 13 Year Old Boy and Georgia Holgate came 2nd in Top 13 Year Old Girl and Daniel

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Exciting Erasmus+ project involving King’s Ely and three European schools gets underway

Students with a love for learning languages and experiencing different cultures are reaping the benefits of a new Erasmus+ project involving King’s Ely and schools in Italy, France and Turkey.  King’s Ely has recently hosted the first student exchange element of ‘RISE the Life’, an exciting new, two-year Erasmus+ funded programme involving three partner schools

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