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What's On - Key Events

Bert, His Dog, Our God - Exhibition

Fri 20th Mar 2020 - Thu 16th Apr 2020

An artist's impression of The New Testament. Paintings by Gary Bunt regularly feature a man (Bert) and his dog (the commentator). This exhibition sees Bert and his dog telling the story of the life of Christ - from The Nativity to The Ascension. The 51 paintings each has a relevant poem and together they create a personal and imaginative view of The New Testament. Gary Bunt is recognised as one of the U.K's most popular contemporary figurative artists. His paintings are held in collections in the U.K, Europe, USA, Hong Kong and Australia. He is represented by Portland Gallery, London. This exhibition is supported by the Farmington Institute. Entry included with Cathedral admission.

Ely Cathedral.


20-mile Radius Exhibition

Wed 1st Apr 2020 - Sun 19th Apr 2020

Tuesday - Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Amy Wormald is a contemporary painter living in Ely whose colourful work is inspired by the Fens, construction and growth. The exhibition brings together paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within a 20-mile radius of Ely. Her work ranges from small studies of colour in nature, to large canvases of building sites and roadworks.  

Amy was winner of the Cambridge Open Art Exhibition 2018 and shortlisted for the D-Contemporary Painting Prize in London in 2019.

The exhibition brings together original framed works in oil and acrylic to browse or buy.  Entry to the gallery is free and all are welcome.

Visitors are invited to add to the 20-mile radius message board with drawings, notes and doodles inspired by the local area.

Preview evening: Wednesday 1st April, 6pm to 8pm. 


Discover Heritage Food and Drink

Sat 11th Apr 2020

10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Discover Newmarket is delighted to be working with three local companies to bring you a brand new Heritage Food and Drink Trail!

This delightful guided walking tour will showcase some of the important elements of the links to royalty and the town's history. This tour will give you the opportunity to visit three beloved Newmarket institutions to experience the food and drink that have formed part of Newmarket's heritage. Learn all about the fame Newmarket sausage and why there is nowhere else in the world that can lay claim to being producers of this popular staple with a historic Powter's butchers. Next up you'll pop into Corney and Barrow, a wine merchant near the top of the High Street with their distinctive red shopfront. The company dates back to 1780 and the team here will give you insight into the world of wine. You may also learn a bit more about the famed Newmarket Gin! The final stop on the Heritage Food and Drink Trail will take you to Nancy's Vintage Teashop, a delightful tearoom on Old Station Road where you will enjoy a taste of Newmarket cake. As part of your tour, you will also receive a £5 voucher towards lunch at Nancy's Vintage Teashop.

£15 per person

https://discovernewmarket.co.uk/


Live from the World Premiere - David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (Exclusive to Ely Cinema)

Thu 16th Apr 2020

Thu 16th Apr 2020, 7.15pm

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.
In his 93 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.
Honest, revealing and urgent, DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET is a powerful first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with David Attenborough live from the World Premiere at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

Book tickets online via babylonarts.org.uk, call our box office on 01353 616991


Glass fusion with Sarah Hunt

Sat 18th Apr 2020

10am - 1pm.

16+ Come and create a small glass panel (or two) with popular workshop leader Sarah Hunt.

£55 including all materials.

Ring to book Tel: 01353 749188  https://www.haddenhamartscentre.org.uk


A Period Exhibition & Film Show

Sat 18th Apr 2020

10.30 am - 7.00 pm

Exhibition & Film Show Littleport’s Phoney War September 1939 to July 1940

Please come along and share what you know or have heard
EXHIB ITION:
• The Littleport Society’s WW2 Collection
• A display of 1939 Paraphernalia
• Re-enactors in Wartime Uniforms & Civilian Attire
• The Heligoland39 Display – Forgotten 1939 History

FILM SHOW:
• 'Who Do You Think you Are – Minnie Driver'
• 'Littleport’s War Weapons Week Begins'
• '1939 Heligoland Air Battle REMEMBERED'

FREE ADMISSION. The Barn, Main St, Littleport CB6 1PH


Screen Printing with Sarah Ruff

Sat 25th Apr 2020

10am - 4pm.

Screen printing onto textiles is colourful, creative, adaptable and fast! You can print your own lengths of fabric, t-shirts, clothing as long as it is 100% cotton. A lighter colour is best, plain or patterned. Quilt makers might like to create their own prints, dressmakers can design their unique fabric. Not confident at drawing? It doesn't matter, designs can be intricate, random or abstract. Finished items will be colourfast and machine washable. Extra items available to purchase: shopping bag, tea-towel, pillowcase, apron, fabric by the metre.

Tel: 01353 749188 to book. Further examples of Sarah's work can be found on Cambridge Open Studios, artist Sarah Ruff, Gillygate Group 

£40 including all materials. 16+ suitable for all abilities.

https://www.haddenhamartscentre.org.uk


The art of the self portrait Discovery Day - Fiona Lucraft

Thu 30th Apr 2020

Explore how and why artists have depicted themselves from 15th to 20th centuries, including works by Durer, Van Eyck, Artemisia Gentileschi, Velasquez, Rembrandt, Vigee-Lebrun, Van Gogh, Gwen John and Frida Kahlo. A fun and informative day with popular local tutor Fiona Lucraft. Have lunch in our lovely cafe or bring your own.

Arrival from 10am, start 10.15am - 3.30pm

£25 for the day including refreshments or add £5 extra for lunch. Tel: 01353 749188 .

www.haddenhamartscentre.org.uk


Heaven & Earth - The World in Our Hands - at Ely Cathedral

Sat 16th May 2020 - Mon 15th Jun 2020

16 May - 15 June

Luke Jerram's spectacular installation 'Gaia', a 7 metre replica of planet Earth, will be on display at Ely Cathedral.
Suspended from high above, this globally acclaimed work of art will be the focal point of a special exhibition to highlight and address some of the very real issues affecting the world. The Cathedral hope that 'Heaven & Earth - The World in Our Hands' will raise awareness, educate and inspire us all to protect the world. This event will feature exhibits with a focus on climate change plus talks on environmental issues. 

www.elycathedral.org


Discover Heritage Food and Drink

Sat 23rd May 2020

10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Discover Newmarket is delighted to be working with three local companies to bring you a brand new Heritage Food and Drink Trail!

This delightful guided walking tour will showcase some of the important elements of the links to royalty and the town's history. This tour will give you the opportunity to visit three beloved Newmarket institutions to experience the food and drink that have formed part of Newmarket's heritage. Learn all about the fame Newmarket sausage and why there is nowhere else in the world that can lay claim to being producers of this popular staple with a historic Powter's butchers. Next up you'll pop into Corney and Barrow, a wine merchant near the top of the High Street with their distinctive red shopfront. The company dates back to 1780 and the team here will give you insight into the world of wine. You may also learn a bit more about the famed Newmarket Gin! The final stop on the Heritage Food and Drink Trail will take you to Nancy's Vintage Teashop, a delightful tearoom on Old Station Road where you will enjoy a taste of Newmarket cake. As part of your tour, you will also receive a £5 voucher towards lunch at Nancy's Vintage Teashop.

£15 per person

https://discovernewmarket.co.uk/


Glass Metal with Inclusions : Sarah Hunt

Sat 30th May 2020

10am - 1pm.

£50 including all materials. Suitable for all over 16+ This exciting workshop with Sarah Hunt. Fusing glass and metal together to create something so beautiful.

Ring us to book Tel: 01353 749188. 

https://www.haddenhamartscentre.org.uk


Family Funday at Ely Rugby Club

Sun 7th Jun 2020

Family Funday at the Ely Rugby Club on Sunday, 7th June 2020 12.00 - 22.30 Downham Road, Ely CB6 2SH Come and see what Ely Outdoor Sports Association is doing for the community in Ely with demonstrations, stalls, competitions and music all day at our Family Funday at the Ely Rugby Club on Sunday, 7th June 2020. There will also be a delightful selection of cars, stalls, funfair as well as food and drink with music till 22.30. Entry is FREE all day. The Open Day will be brought you by EOSA in association with Spotted in Ely and SA Events If anyone would like to be involved with the event or would like a stall / vehicle pitch please email saeventsuk@outlook.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/380416666223401/


Discover Heritage Food and Drink

Sat 20th Jun 2020

10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Discover Newmarket is delighted to be working with three local companies to bring you a brand new Heritage Food and Drink Trail!

This delightful guided walking tour will showcase some of the important elements of the links to royalty and the town's history. This tour will give you the opportunity to visit three beloved Newmarket institutions to experience the food and drink that have formed part of Newmarket's heritage. Learn all about the fame Newmarket sausage and why there is nowhere else in the world that can lay claim to being producers of this popular staple with a historic Powter's butchers. Next up you'll pop into Corney and Barrow, a wine merchant near the top of the High Street with their distinctive red shopfront. The company dates back to 1780 and the team here will give you insight into the world of wine. You may also learn a bit more about the famed Newmarket Gin! The final stop on the Heritage Food and Drink Trail will take you to Nancy's Vintage Teashop, a delightful tearoom on Old Station Road where you will enjoy a taste of Newmarket cake. As part of your tour, you will also receive a £5 voucher towards lunch at Nancy's Vintage Teashop.

£15 per person

https://discovernewmarket.co.uk/


Through Music We Care Concert in aid of RAF Benevolent Fund

Sat 18th Jul 2020

A rare and unique opportunity to hear the iconic and world renowned Central Band Of Royal Air Force in concert to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The concert will also feature the vibrant London Show Choir along with Organist James Banville and hosted by Alan Dedicoat (the voice of Strictly Come Dancing and the National Lottery) Tickets: £15, £25, £35 Box Office: 01353 660349 www.elycathedral.org


Summer Guided Walks - City Walk

Sat 25th Jul 2020

City of Ely

What better way of discovering the history of this magnificent city than being guided around its splendid array of medieval paths and monastic buildings. Discover the origins of the Cathedral and the importance of trade in this former Isle of Eels. 

Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment and tickets can be booked on-line. For full details please check website.

Distance approx 1 mile

time 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins

Website - https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/index.php?page=whats_on


Summer Guided Walks - Eel Heritage Walk

Sat 1st Aug 2020

Eel Walk

Discover the importance of the Eel trade and how it shaped the history of this beautiful city.  Marvel at the artworks connected to our Eel Heritage along the way and see Ely with a whole new perspective, with the aid of our knowledgeable guide.

Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment and tickets can be booked on-line. For full details please check website.

Distance approx 1.5 to 1.75 miles

Time 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins

https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/index.php?page=whats_on

 


Summer Guided Walks - Riverside Walk

Sun 2nd Aug 2020

Riverside Walk

This expanded tour takes in the city centre as well as the stunning views.  Learn about the draining of the fens, the life of the Fen Folk and how the river serves visitors and residents today. This is a rare opportunity to experience Ely's captivating riverside with the additional information provided by one of our experienced guides.

Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Distance approx 1.5 to 1.75 miles

Time 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins

https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/index.php?page=whats_on

 


Summer Guided Walk - Ely City Walk

Sat 8th Aug 2020

City of Ely

What better way of discovering the history of this magnificent city than being guided around its splendid array of medieval paths and monastic buildings. Discover the origins of the Cathedral and the importance of trade in this former Isle of Eels. 

Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment and tickets can be booked on-line. For full details please check website.

Distance approx 1 mile

Time 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins

https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/index.php?page=whats_on


Summer Guided Walks - Eel Heritage Walk

Sun 9th Aug 2020

Eel Heritage Walk

Discover the importance of the Eel trade and how it shaped the history of this beautiful city.  Marvel at the artworks connected to our Eel Heritage along the way and see Ely with a whole new perspective, with the aid of our knowledgeable guide.

Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment and tickets can be booked on-line. For full details please check website.

Distance approx 1.5 to 1.75 miles

Time 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins

https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/index.php?page=whats_on


Summer Guided Walks - Riverside Walk

Sat 15th Aug 2020

Riverside Walk

This expanded tour takes in the city centre as well as the stunning views.  Learn about the draining of the fens, the life of the Fen Folk and how the river serves visitors and residents today. This is a rare opportunity to experience Ely's captivating riverside with the additional information provided by one of our experienced guides.

Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Distance approx 1.5 to 1.75 miles

Time 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins

https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/index.php?page=whats_on


Summer Guided Walks - Eel Heritage Walk

Sun 16th Aug 2020

Eel Heritage Walk

Discover the importance of the Eel trade and how it shaped the history of this beautiful city.  Marvel at the artworks connected to our Eel Heritage along the way and see Ely with a whole new perspective, with the aid of our knowledgeable guide.

Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment and tickets can be booked on-line. For full details please check the website.

Distance approx 1.5 to 1.75 miles

Time 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins

https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/index.php?page=whats_on


Summer Guided Walk - Ely City Walk

Sat 22nd Aug 2020

City of Ely

What better way of discovering the history of this magnificent city than being guided around its splendid array of medieval paths and monastic buildings. Discover the origins of the Cathedral and the importance of trade in this former Isle of Eels. 

Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment and tickets can be booked on-line. For full details please check website.

Distance approx 1 mile

Time 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins

https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/index.php?page=whats_on


Summer Guided Walks - Riverside Walk

Sun 23rd Aug 2020

Riverside Walk

This expanded tour takes in the city centre as well as the stunning views.  Learn about the draining of the fens, the life of the Fen Folk and how the river serves visitors and residents today. This is a rare opportunity to experience Ely's captivating riverside with the additional information provided by one of our experienced guides.

Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Distance approx 1.5 to 1.75 miles

Time 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins

https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/index.php?page=whats_on


Discover Heritage Food & Drink

Sat 29th Aug 2020

Discover Newmarket is delighted to be working with three local companies to bring you a brand new Heritage Food and Drink Trail! This delightful guided walking tour will showcase some of the important elements of the links to royalty and the town's storied history. This tour will give you the opportunity to visit three beloved Newmarket institutions to experience the food and drink that have formed part of Newmarket's heritage.

Learn all about the famed Newmarket sausage and why there is nowhere else in the world that can lay claim to being producers of this popular staple with a visit to the historic Powter's butchers. Next up you'll pop into Corney & Barrow, a wine merchants near the top of the High Street with their distinctive red shopfront. The company dates back to 1780 and the team here will give you insight into the world of wine. You may also learn a bit more about the famed Newmarket Gin! The final stop on the Heritage Food and Drink Trail will take you to Nancy's Vintage Teashop, a delightful tearoom on Old Station Road where you will enjoy a taste of Newmarket cake. As part of your tour you will also receive a £5 voucher towards lunch at Nancy's Vintage Teashop. 

https://discovernewmarket.co.uk


Summer Guided Walks - Eel Heritage Walk

Sat 29th Aug 2020

Eel Heritage Walk

Discover the importance of the Eel trade and how it shaped the history of this beautiful city.  Marvel at the artworks connected to our Eel Heritage along the way and see Ely with a whole new perspective, with the aid of our knowledgeable guide.

Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment and tickets can be booked on-line. For full details please check the website.

Distance approx 1.5 to 1.75 miles

Time 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins

https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/index.php?page=whats_on


Summer Guided Walk - Ely City Walk

Sun 30th Aug 2020

City of Ely

What better way of discovering the history of this magnificent city than being guided around its splendid array of medieval paths and monastic buildings. Discover the origins of the Cathedral and the importance of trade in this former Isle of Eels. 

Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment and tickets can be booked on-line. For full details please check website.

Distance approx 1 mile

Time 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins

https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/index.php?page=whats_on


Summer Guided Walks - Riverside Walk

Mon 31st Aug 2020

Riverside Walk

This expanded tour takes in the city centre as well as the stunning views.  Learn about the draining of the fens, the life of the Fen Folk and how the river serves visitors and residents today. This is a rare opportunity to experience Ely's captivating riverside with the additional information provided by one of our experienced guides.

Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Distance approx 1.5 to 1.75 miles

Time 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins

https://www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk/index.php?page=whats_on


Mrs Cromwell's Kitchen - Autumn Harvest

Wed 7th Oct 2020

Visit Mrs Cromwell's original kitchen and watch old recipes come to life. Have you ever had beef with rose hips? Have you ever wondered what you would drink if water was poisonous? Join our local guide and food historian, Nora Gardner, in a tasting session of authentic receipes from the 17th century as well as some of the modern equivalents.

Learn about a variety of flavours and ingredients that featured in Mrs Cromwell's cooking, visit her original kitchen and discover how food, manners and equipment have changed over the centuries. 

To book please email info@visitely.org.uk or call us on 01353 662062.

www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk


Aled Jones

Fri 23rd Oct 2020

40 years since Aled was a choirboy at Bangor Cathedral, he brings his special concert of music and stories to Ely Cathedral as part of his 2020 Cathedral Tour. Aled is a Music patron at Ely Cathedral and, as well as being a household name on Radio and Television, he has received countless prestigious music awards, record-breaking sales and chart successes. Over his extraordinary 37-year career, Aled has performed for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE, released over 36 albums -with over 10 million album sales and has over 40 silver, gold and platinum discs. Box Office: 01353 660349 www.elycathedral.org


Mrs Cromwell's Kitchen - Festive Feast

Wed 2nd Dec 2020

Visit Mrs Cromwell's original kitchen and watch old recipes come to life. Have you ever had beef with rose hips? Have you ever wondered what you would drink if water was poisonous? Join our local guide and food historian, Nora Gardner, in a tasting session of authentic receipes from the 17th century as well as some of the modern equivalents.

Learn about a variety of flavours and ingredients that featured in Mrs Cromwell's cooking, visit her original kitchen and discover how food, manners and equipment have changed over the centuries. 

To book please email info@visitely.org.uk or call us on 01353 662062.

www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk