Music News

Thursday, September 24, 2020

After a six-year hiatus, the band made a long overdue return in 2019 with their latest studio album Cause and Effect and a triumphant sold-out UK tour.

A folk heritage day at Burwell Museum included a celebration of 200 years of Stevens’ Mill, the windmill which stands next to the museum site.

As a music-lover who would - pre-pandemic - attend festivals in this country and around the world most weekends of the year, I was excited (and, admittedly, a little apprehensive) about the prospect of my first event in six months.

One of this century’s most successful British bands is set to play at Thetford Forest in 2021.

Theatre News

Monday, September 21, 2020

An Ely based theatre company is planning to save Christmas by bringing their Covid-cancelled family production to The Maltings.

Creatives have confirmed Cambridge’s ADC Theatre will finally reopen this autumn.

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Shows at the ADC Theatre can be viewed from home and in a socially-distanced auditorium.

Arts News

Yesterday, 07:30

Although his pop-up gallery on Ely’s Waterside has been closed this year because of the pandemic, local artist Ted Coney has been busy raising money for the NHS Charities Together appeal.

An Ely artist is to showcase paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely at the Babylon Gallery.

The Stained Glass Museum and Babylon ARTS are calling on East Cambridgeshire residents to make an illuminated window display in their home as part of Ely’s first ‘window wanderland’.

Cambridgeshire sculptor and installation artist Theo Gayer-Anderson will exhibit ‘Oracle’ at the Tithe Barn in Landbeach.

After nearly two years in planning, the Babylon Gallery will host Anglia Textile Works’ ‘In The Fens’ exhibition from September 10 to 27.

Entertainment News

Yesterday, 15:54

From superstar singers to television favourites, we count down the top six celebrities spotted in and around the Fens over the last few years.

An apple-finding competition, quiz, wordsearch and a longest peel competition are among the highlight’s of this year’s mini Ely Apple Day.

Wisbech will shake off lockdown blues with not one but TWO Christmas trees – one at each end of the market place.

Ghost walks organised by Visit Ely will begin next month - with a range of new tours on offer for 2020.

An Ely tea house has closed its doors for good after eight years because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, with the business instead moving online in its mission to become a ‘nationwide loose tea brand’.

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