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Richard Neal, Anthony Day & Derek Andrews Exhibition

Fri 3rd Dec 2021 - Sat 29th Jan 2022

Richard Neal, Anthony Day & Derek Andrews

The 1st floor gallery hosts a beautiful exhibition of metallic sculptures by Derek Andrews, inspired by Barbara Hepworth and The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, alongside previously unseen landscapes by Anthony Day, spanning 100 years. Richard Neal depicts characters and scenes from East Anglia and the Kent coast in watercolour and pencil, throughout the ground floor.

Open Tues-Sun from 10am, coffees served 10.30-11.30am Tues-Sat.

December 3rd to January 29th 2022 (closed Dec 24th to Jan 5th inc)

Telephone: 01353 662582

Available online at Richard Neal, Derek Andrews, Anthony Day - Dec 2021 — The Old Fire Engine House Gallery (



For Worship & Glory II Exhibition at Ely Cathedral

Thu 27th Jan 2022 - Sun 13th Mar 2022

An exhibition of ecclesiastical works from the Collection of the Royal School of Needlework, alongside contemporary fashion pieces from the RSN's Degree programme.

Following the success of the previous Worship and Glory exhibition in 2015, the RSN are returning to Ely with more stunning displays with an ecclesiastical focus. This second exhibition will be enriched by several fashion pieces from the RSN's Degree programme. Highlights include the opportunity to see all 12 panels of the Litany of Loreto. This will be the first time they have been exhibited together since 2013, enabling close scrutiny of these amazing works alongside some of the original designs created by Italian graphic designer Ezio Anichini. The RSN is not just about historic embroidery. Their current students produce some stunning contemporary pieces of work for fashion and interiors and some of which will be displayed alongside the traditional ecclesiastical pieces, showcasing a variety of techniques and revealing how embroidery is represented today.

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm | Sunday: 12.30pm - 3.30pm*

* Please check the opening hours page of our website for any changes to exhibition times. Groups and coaches are very welcome. Please book tickets in advance by calling our Groups Manager on 01353 660359

The Best in Comedy at The Maltings

Fri 28th Jan 2022

The superb line-up features the hilarious Suzi Ruffell, Lloyd Griffith & Ray Badran.

Suited and booted stand-up comedian Suzi Ruffell has had five sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, racking up critical acclaim from reviewers and audiences alike.

Lloyd Griffith is a comedian, actor, presenter and classically trained singer. 

Ray Badran is an acclaimed Australian comedian and winner of Best International Comedian at the New Zealand Comedy Guild; who is renowned for his quirky and sharp observations.

Line up subject to change. Over 18s only.

Common People! 90's Indie Nights

Sat 29th Jan 2022

The Maltings are pleased to announce that Common People 90's indie nights are coming to Ely. 8pm - 1am.

Following sell out nights in both St Albans and Hitchin it's now Elys turn!

The night will be wall to wall 90's indie, covering the genre's history from baggy to grunge to britpop and back.
If it's danceable, it's in!

All accompanied by an amazing AV show and a bar packed with Red Stripe!

Beastie Boys to Carter, Blur to Beck, Charlatans to Chemical Brothers, Cure to Cypress Hill, Faith No More to PWEI, Happy Mondays to Nirvana, and much much more

Tickets on sale via the link below with 10% of proceeds donated to a local charity!

Sparkling Valentines Vivaldi Concert at Ely Cathedral

Sat 12th Feb 2022

Treat your loved one to the ultimate Valentine's romantic experience and enjoy a stunning selection of classical pieces featuring Vivaldi's epic Four Seasons and other timeless works in the beautiful setting of Ely Cathedral. Performed by the incredible musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta, this sensational evening of candlelit music will be one to remember. Featuring The Piccadilly Sinfonietta Harriet Mackenzie (Violin) Susan Parkes (Soprano) Programme Vivaldi - Concerto in A minor for 2 violins Vivaldi - Arias for Soprano Vivaldi - Violin Concerto in A minor Vivaldi - Four Seasons

Tickets: £19, £29, £38.

Aled Jones

Fri 18th Mar 2022

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 2022 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.



The Best in Comedy at The Maltings

Sat 30th Apr 2022

The Best in Comedy returns to The Maltings, Ely with another top line-up featuring Paul Sinha, Helen Bauer, Jacob Hawley and your host, Rich Wilson!

Paul Sinha was born in the UK to Bengali parents and the family medical dynasty. Paul is a familiar face on television as a guest on BBC's QI and Would I Lie to You? and as a competitor on Dave’s Taskmaster.

Helen Bauer is known for being a comedy powerhouse with an electric stage presence, and is one of the UK's most exciting rising stand up stars. 

Jacob Hawley has become a critically acclaimed new voice in comedy. A well honed live act, Jacob regularly performs at some of the biggest and best clubs in the UK has recently been showcased on The Russell Howard Hour.

Rich Wilson's 'tour de force' (Leicester Mercury) performances have earned him a win for Best International Guest at the New Zealand Comedy Awards, followed by a sell out run in which saw him nominated for the same award again. 

This show is not to be missed! Strictly Over 18s Only. Line up subject to change.

Libera at Ely Cathedral

Sat 21st May 2022

Libera make a welcome return to Ely Cathedral this May for a re-scheduled and much anticipated concert. The magical sounds of Libera enchant audiences across the world - from Moscow to Manila, from Westminster to Washington, from Tokyo to Toronto, from Shanghai to Singapore.

The boys distinctive white robes recall Libera's traditional origins, yet their music - which is at once both ancient and modern - reaches across the generations to a wide audience. Their success in album charts around the world and over 110 million hits on YouTube bear witness to the extraordinary appeal of this unique boy band. In the UK Libera are often to be heard on Classic FM and have appeared on many TV programmes including Songs of Praise and This Morning. The boys who in their staged performances are aged between 7 and 14 - attend many different schools in South London.

Tickets: £35, £25. Concessions £25, £20.

Mad Hatters Music Festival 2022

Fri 1st Jul 2022 - Sun 3rd Jul 2022

Mad Hatters Festival just outside of Ely - promises an amazing weekend of live music and entertainment. With two stages, twenty amazing bands, Fairyland Trust Activites, Demos, Neon Disco, DJ Miss Chivers for the whole weekend and loads of fresh air for the whole weekend set in 12 acres with Ely Cathedral as the backdrop.

Book your camping weekend for that full festival vibe.

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Steve Harley Acoustic Band at The Maltings

Sun 3rd Jul 2022


Widely considered one of the most charismatic performers on stage, Steve Harley continues to play to sold-out venues across the UK and Europe.
For Steve, life on the road is more than just a job: it is almost his life’s blood.

And with the February 2020 release of the all-acoustic CD, “UNCOVERED”, the original Cockney Rebel shows no sign of slowing down.

The Acoustic Band for 2021 will find Steve supported by long-standing violinist/guitarist Barry Wickens, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, and Dave Delarre on lead guitar.

Steve has been playing Live shows around the world for over 45 years and the thrill of another night in another place to another audience has not dimmed at all.

Dads Army Special & Guests at The Maltings

Sun 31st Jul 2022


Come and celebrate Golden Memories with special guests George Formby, Vera Lynn, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and Gracie Fields, Marie Lloyd, Harry Lauder and FLANNINGAN & ALLEN and a special recreation of WINDSOR DAVIES & DON ESTELLE.

The Ultimate Wartime Variety Show to celebrate 75 years of Victory In Europe with a special commemoration to the artistes from both WW1 and WW2. 

Prepare yourself for an afternoon of pure entertainment. This show will have you on your feet singing along and waving your flags with pride. It is all held together by your very own air raid warden, Warden Braithwaite.

As soon as you walk into the room, you will be transported back into the 1940’s with flags, posters and bunting. This is truly a memorable show and will finish in a truly patriotic finale which will have you bursting with pride.