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Seven Ages of Man

Sat 1st Sep 2018 - Sun 31st Mar 2019

The Seven Ages of Man illustrate seven stages of life, from infancy to death. Inspired by the words of Shakespeare, the artist Rachel Mulligan made these panels as a personal tribute to her father, Jim Mulligan. His life is seen unfolding through the frame of a grapevine, and each scene is linked to a changing season.

These panels were made between 2015 and 2016 and first exhibited at Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham in 2016. Rachel Mulligan studied Fine Art at Coventry, and specialised in printmaking, before discovering stained glass. Artistry and craftsmanship are equally important to Rachel. She learns about stained glass by sketching historic and contemporary windows. Rachel designs and makes her windows using traditional techniques alongside new innovative techniques of her own.  Exhibition in The Stained Glass Museum gallery is included in standard admission fees. 

http://stainedglassmuseum.com/exhibitions.html


Taken by Storm, the art of Storm Thorgerson and StormStudios

Sat 17th Nov 2018 - Sat 22nd Dec 2018

Open Tuesday - Sunday 12 - 4, free entry.  Closed Monday

This stunning Christmas Exhibition will feature work by the much-celebrated Storm Thorgerson and StormStudios. This man designed half your record collection. Although many will not know Storm by name, his iconic designs appear on the album covers of some of the worlds most famous bands. Babylon Gallery first hosted an exhibition of some of his best known photographs in 2009.

Storm had a special connection to Cambridgeshire “ it was his stomping ground. He attended both primary and high schools in Cambridge (Brunswick Primary School and the Cambridgeshire High School for Boys), and would often hang out in Ely with his friends. This exhibition at the Babylon Gallery is set to feature a range of Storm's work created throughout his 30 year career with Storm Studios.

The exhibition will also feature the cover from Biffy Clyro, Opposite, which was the last album sleeve conceived by Storm, and poignantly was photographed on the day he died in 2013. Music fans will be able to buy limited edition prints books, and other work created by this immensely talented designer. 

www.babylonarts.org.uk/gallery/view,taken-by-storm-the-art-of-storm-thorgerson-and-stormstudios_20148.htm


Brin Edwards

Wed 28th Nov 2018 - Sun 23rd Dec 2018

Brian Edwards - Wildlife Artist & Illustrator

"My interest in birds dates from a childhood spent in Singapore where I was captivated by the colourful tropical species in our back garden. Back in the UK I also recall meeting Peter Scott at the Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust when I was ten years old and his ecouraging words for my likeness of a flamingo in crayons. I have developed a personal and expressive way of depicting the natural world in my oil paintings. This looser and atmospheric approach acts as a kind of antidote to the precision of my illustration work. I am very fortunate to live and work in the beautiful Suffolk countryside and much of the inspiration for my paintings comes from close to home." 

http://www.theoldfireenginehouse.co.uk


Anthony Day - With More in Mind

Wed 28th Nov 2018 - Sun 23rd Dec 2018

Returning with a mix of retrospective and new work, Anthony has been the sole annual exhibiting artist since the restaurant and gallery opened in 1968. "Although last winter put a brake on production I still find the studio bracing, always promising better. But this and any future exhibition is likely to be retrospective, taken from bulging portfolios. The earliest shown are from 1979, the latest a single work from May this year, with more in mind." 

http://www.theoldfireenginehouse.co.uk


Jack & the Beanstalk

Fri 14th Dec 2018 - Wed 2nd Jan 2019

KD Theatre Productions once again return to The Maltings (Oh Yes they do!) to present this year’s GIANT of a pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’ 

www.kdtheatre.co.uk


Cambridge Voices Christmas Concert, Babylon ARTS

Wed 19th Dec 2018

Fundraising event for Babylon ARTS The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: A 100th anniversary concert celebration led by Cambridge Voices Precisely 100 years ago, the very first Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was held in the candlelit chapel of King's College, Cambridge. With Its timeless mixture of carols, old and new, this annual harbinger of Christmas has now become famous the world over through its live broadcast, by the BBC, to over half a billion listeners every Christmas Eve. This intimate celebration concert, directed by Ian de Massini, himself a former choral scholar of that illustrious choir, presents a richly varied and entertaining sequence of carols that have featured in that annual carol service since 1918. 

https://www.babylonarts.org.uk/gallery/view,cambridge-voices-christmas-concert-at-babylon-gallery_21223.htm


Breakfast with Santa

Fri 21st Dec 2018 - Mon 24th Dec 2018

Breakfast with Santa, Organised annually by The Lions Club of Littleport 21st, 22nd & 24th Dec 2018. Starts 8am Adults £3.50, children £6.50 (All Children get a present from Santa) Contact, breakfastwithsanta1@yahoo.com and leave a contact phone number or phone 07817 592438 

www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/littleport

 

 

 


Jazz at the Babylon

Fri 21st Dec 2018

A monthly Jazz Club with all styles of Jazz 

Early booking advisable

http://www.babylonarts.org.uk

 


Hark! The Herald

Sat 22nd Dec 2018

All tickets sold out

A memorable evening of traditional Christmas carols and seasonal music in the magical setting of Ely Cathedral. The magnicent 30ft Christmas tree and soaring voices of the Cathedral Choir accompanied by Ely Sinfonia creates a very special Christmas event for family and friends. Tickets: £20, £16, £10. Interval champagne and canape's reception tickets an additional £12.50 available from Box Office: 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or www.elycathedral.org

 

 


Carol Service 1

Sun 23rd Dec 2018

A carol service featuring featuring the Boys, Girls and Lower Voices of Ely Cathedral Choir in the wonderful setting of Ely Cathedral. 

www.elycathedral.org


Children's Crib Service 1

Mon 24th Dec 2018

Featuring the Ely Cathedral Children's Choir, The Ely Imps. The children of the Cathedral re-tell the story of Christmas in this wonderful tableau of shepherds, angels, wise men and very special VIP guests from the local donkey sanctuary. Sing carols and experience the awe and wonder as we enjoy the celebrations to mark the birth of Jesus. Dressing up optional. 

www.elycathedral.org


Children's Crib Service 2

Mon 24th Dec 2018

Featuring the Ely Cathedral Children's Choir, The Ely Imps. The children of the Cathedral re-tell the story of Christmas in this wonderful tableau of shepherds, angels, wise men and very special VIP guests from the local donkey sanctuary. Sing carols and experience the awe and wonder as we enjoy the celebrations to mark the birth of Jesus. Dressing up optional. 

www.elycathedral.org


Carol Service 2

Mon 24th Dec 2018

A carol service featuring featuring the Boys, Girls and Lower Voices of Ely Cathedral Choir in the wonderful setting of Ely Cathedral.

www.elycathedral.org


Guided Walks - City Walk

Sat 29th Dec 2018

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

www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk

 


Guided Walks - Architecture of Ely

Sun 30th Dec 2018

Architecture of Ely

Discover the wealth of architecture of some of Ely’s period, historical buildings during this walk with our informed guide. Ely is truly a magical mix of buildings constructed in dramatically different periods of British History.

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

Distance approx 1 mile

time 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins

www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk


New Year's Eve Country Line Dance with Nigel Slater & Chris Disco

Mon 31st Dec 2018

Tickets in advance: £11.50 for Members. £13 for Non-members. To book, phone Wendy on 01353-860187 or 07729-790698 or email the treasurer at info@hiam.org.uk Tickets at the door on the night: Members £13.50. Guests: £15. Doors open at 7:00p.m. 

http://www.hiam.org.uk


Winter Wildlife Safari

Sat 12th Jan 2019

A walk around the reserve with a Ranger, finishing the walk at the Visitor Centre to (hopefully) watch the Hen Harriers coming into roost over the Sedge Fen at sunset. Includes hot drink.

Ticket Price £8.00

 https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wicken-fen-nature-reserve


Festival of Swans

Sat 19th Jan 2019 - Sun 20th Jan 2019

Enjoy a packed weekend of swan related activities including talks, walks and feeds. Speakers include experts from WWT and the Netherlands, a photojournalist who followed the Bewick's swans along their migration and a special guest.

Time: 10am - 8pm both days  

Limited places on talks and guided walks.  

https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/welney/whats-on/2019/01/19/festival-of-swans/


Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight Valentine's Concert

Sat 16th Feb 2019

Serenade your loved one this year at the 2019 Sparkling Valentines Concert on Saturday Feb 16th with an evening of romance and virtuosity in the spectacular setting of Ely Cathedral by candlelight.

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta performs Vivaldi's Four Seasons, featuring the breathtaking international violinist, Harriet Mackenzie. The programme also includes Albinoni's Adagio and the exquisite Mozart Piano Concerto no. 21 in C. This romantic extravaganza concludes with soprano Susan Parkes in Handel's Lascia ch'io pianga. With a glass of interval bubbly included, the evening promises to entertain and enthral with more than a drop of romantic sparkle!

https://www.elycathedral.org/events/sparkling-valentines-concert


Lions Sports Academy Ely Rugby Camp

Wed 20th Feb 2019 - Fri 22nd Feb 2019

A three-day mixed rugby camp at the home of Ely rugby, for ages 6 to 12 years old (U7 to U12). It's all about having fun, building confidence, making new friends and developing the basic rugby skills needed to perform well and reduce the risk of injury. This is certainly not a camp to be missed as we have performed many fantastic camps at Ely RFC before and our expert coaches are sure to deliver another brilliant camp and one that will want you coming back for more! Lions Sports Academy camps focus on: Playing With Purpose Learning in a Fun Environment Team Comes First Leaders Create Leaders Price: £35 per day or £95 for 3 days!

www.lionssport.academy