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Peter Marlow Exhibition 'The English Cathedral'

Peter Marlow Exhibition 'The English Cathedral'

11 Feb 2017 - 05 Apr 2017

42 photographs representing all 42 cathedrals of the Church of England are to be exhibited in The Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral. This is only the second time this work has...
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Organ Recital - Alexander Goodwin

Organ Recital - Alexander Goodwin

03 April 2017 7:30pm

A varied programme spanning five centuries of music designed to explore some of the many tonal colours available on Ely's Harrison & Harrison Organ: Praeludium in D major BuxWV 139 (Buxtehude) Schmücke dich,...
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Easter Holiday Drop-in Session Monday

Easter Holiday Drop-in Session Monday

03 April 2017 10am - 12pm

Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 3, 5 10 and 12 April. Activities include: Story Telling Brass Rubbing Arts and Crafts Puzzles and Games Plus on 3 & 5 April...
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Easter Holiday Drop-in Session Wednesday

Easter Holiday Drop-in Session Wednesday

05 April 2017 10am - 12pm

Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 3, 5 10 and 12 April. Activities include: Story Telling Brass Rubbing Arts and Crafts Puzzles and Games Plus on 3 & 5 April...
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Ely Cathedral Business Group 'Mayoral Election Hustings'

Ely Cathedral Business Group 'Mayoral Election Hustings'

06 April 2017 6:30pm

The First Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is to be elected by direct mandate in May 2017 Ely Cathedral Business Group has arranged a Hustings between all the candidates, providing an opportunity...
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Lunchtime Concert - Santa Monica High School Choir

Lunchtime Concert - Santa Monica High School Choir

07 April 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection POSTER For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Ely Choral Society Concert - Handel Messiah

Ely Choral Society Concert - Handel Messiah

08 April 2017 7:30pm

Ely Choral Society Ely Youth Choir Andrew Parnell conductor Elizabeth Rauch soprano Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano Oliver Martin-Smith tenor William Gaunt bass Ely Youth Choir Ely Festival Orchestra Helen Medlock leader Edmund Aldhouse organ Regular concert-goers will need no introduction to Messiah. It...
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'Space' - Stations of the Cross

'Space' - Stations of the Cross

09 April 2017 6:30pm

Part of 'Space' our monthly series of evening services. A chance to move round the Cathedral and through readings, prayers and music, reflect on the events leading up to the death...
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Fašade Ensemble - Arvo Part PASSIO

Fašade Ensemble - Arvo Part PASSIO

12 April 2017 7:30pm

Ely Cathedral is pleased to welcome The Fašade Ensemble for a performance of Arvo Pärt's 1982 composition 'Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem'. Pärt's compelling and profoundly beautiful setting of...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Granta Chorale

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Granta Chorale

22 April 2017 2:30pm

Granta Chorale, formed in 2007, is a chamber choir of 24 to 30 singers from the Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Herts and Essex areas. They perform a wide variety of music from the...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - University Singers, University of British Columbia

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - University Singers, University of British Columbia

24 April 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City

25 April 2017 1:10pm

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Choir School's founding, The Cathedral Choir and the Choristers of The Madeleine Choir School will travel to England and France performing both in...
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Libera in Concert

Libera in Concert

29 April 2017 7:30pm

The boys who make up the South London based vocal group Libera have been described as "normal" and "ordinary". However, as their recordings and performances demonstrate, the music they produce is...
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Ely Sinfonia - Symphonic Metamorphosis

Ely Sinfonia - Symphonic Metamorphosis

06 May 2017 7:30pm

A feast of European music. Paul Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis, César Franck's Symphony in D Minor and Maurice Ravel's exquisite Le Tombeau de Couperin. If you haven't heard Symphonic Metamorphosis, you are...
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Lunchtime Concert - Neil Colledge (piano)

Lunchtime Concert - Neil Colledge (piano)

11 May 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Preview Evening and Launch of the Science Festival

Preview Evening and Launch of the Science Festival

19 May 2017 6:30pm

Come to this special preview evening and launch of the Ely Cathedral Science Festival. With Music from Ely Cathedral Boy Choristers, a drinks reception and the opening of a major exhibition...
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From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition

From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition

20 May 2017 - 18 Jun 2017

This exciting and informative exhibition in the magnificent Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral will pinpoint key moments in the history of science which have changed the world forever. From major scientific...
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T-Rex and Dino Dig

T-Rex and Dino Dig

20 May 2017 11am - 3pm

A Dinosaur in a Cathedral? Come and meet T-Rex, our friendly dinosaur who will be walking around the cathedral and helping launch the Science Festival. There will also be a dinosaur...
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The Science of Stained Glass

The Science of Stained Glass

20 May 2017 7pm

Lecture Sponsored by the Stained Glass Museum Dr David Dungworth (Historic England) Stained glass is a unique and colourful art, popular since the medieval period. But what can science tell us about the...
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A Night at the Cathedral

A Night at the Cathedral

22 May 2017 7pm

Explore the Cathedral by night with a Rocket Show by the Cambridge Science Centre (on 22 May), a special light show (30 May), interactive displays from local science and technology companies,...
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Science Festival Lecture - Professor Lynn Gladden

Science Festival Lecture - Professor Lynn Gladden

24 May 2017 6:30pm

'The magnetic eye': Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to advance medicine and engineering Lynn Gladden studied Chemical Physics at the University of Bristol before training as a schoolteacher, and then did a...
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The Clerks in Concert

The Clerks in Concert

26 May 2017 7pm

The Ascent of Song the first million years devised by Edward Wickham and Christopher Fox performed by The Clerks. Programme includes: Medieval chants, songs and carols, Renaissance polyphony by Ockeghem, de Wert;...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - University of London Chamber Choir

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - University of London Chamber Choir

28 May 2017 2pm

'One of London's most exciting young chamber choirs!' (Aled Jones on BBC Radio 3's The Choir) Free Admission Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353...
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Science Festival Lecture - Children's Lecture - Lord Robert Winston

Science Festival Lecture - Children's Lecture - Lord Robert Winston

29 May 2017 2:30pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT 'My Amazing Body Machine' Renowned scientist Lord Robert Winston explores each part of this living machine in this special lecture for children. From our intricately wired brain to...
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Science Festival Lecture - Lord Robert Winston

Science Festival Lecture - Lord Robert Winston

29 May 2017 6:30pm

'What makes us happy?' What led to French philosopher Michel de Montaigne thanking fortune for the pain he suffered? Or why did Mahler apparently stop composing after his meeting in Holland with...
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A Night at the Cathedral

A Night at the Cathedral

30 May 2017 7pm

Explore the Cathedral by night with a Rocket Show by the Cambridge Science Centre (on 22 May), a special light show (30 May), interactive displays from local science and technology companies,...
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Children's Drop-in Science Session

Children's Drop-in Science Session

31 May 2017 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in session for children of all ages, runs on the morning of 31 May. During half-term our regular holiday drop-in will have a science theme with mini-experiments and crafts. Other activities...
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Lunchtime Piano Concert - Seth Schultheis

Lunchtime Piano Concert - Seth Schultheis

31 May 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Sci-Fi Silent Movie Night

Sci-Fi Silent Movie Night

01 June 2017 8pm

A Sci-Fi Double-Bill of two iconic silent movies: The Lost World (1925) and Trip to the Moon (1902), with live musical improvisation by Edmund Aldhouse at the monster organ of Ely...
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Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair

Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair

03 June 2017 10am - 5pm

Supporting traditional English music with a traditional English fair The annual Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair takes place on Palace Green, surrounded by the splendour of Ely Cathedral and The Old Palace...
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Open University Graduation Ceremonies

Open University Graduation Ceremonies

03 June 2017 2:30pm - 8:30pm

The annual Open University Graduation Ceremonies take place today at 2.30pm and 6:30pm. PLEASE NOTE: The Cathedral will be closed to the general public from Midday. Each year, Ely Cathedral hosts the...
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Mini-beast hunt and Nature Walk

Mini-beast hunt and Nature Walk

04 June 2017 3pm

Local nature writer David Chandler leads an exciting hunt for mini-beasts, birds and cool creatures in the Almonry Garden. David is an environmental educator and loves introducing people to the natural...
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Science Festival Lecture - Dr Emily Shuckburgh

Science Festival Lecture - Dr Emily Shuckburgh

05 June 2017 6:30pm

Might Ely become an island once more? A future world of rising seas and changing climate. Polar Explorer and Oceanographer, Dr Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist and is deputy head of...
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Science Festival Lecture - Dr David Summers

Science Festival Lecture - Dr David Summers

07 June 2017 6:30pm

'What Darwin didn't know...' Charles Darwin published 'On the origin of Species' in 1859. This seminal text changed science for ever and completely changed our understanding of the natural world. But there...
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Exploring DNA: what are you prepared to share?

Exploring DNA: what are you prepared to share?

09 June 2017 6:30pm

Q&A with the experts: The DNA panel discussion will take place in the Lecture Hall at the Old Palace. Tickets £7.50, £4 students and children available ONLINE at tickets.elycathedral.org or from ELY...
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Blast Off! Dr Bunhead Science Show

Blast Off! Dr Bunhead Science Show

10 June 2017 4:30pm

The amazing stunt scientist Dr Bunhead presents his 'Blast Off' Show, bringing science to life with explosive experiments, mayhem and live music. This special show is for children and families- don't...
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Bead Buddies at the Stained Glass Museum

Bead Buddies at the Stained Glass Museum

10 June 2017 1:30pm - 4pm

Inspired by the colours and materials found in the Museum, join us for a weaving workshop where you can make lizards and snakes out of brightly coloured glass beads. £3.50 per child....
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'Space' does Science

'Space' does Science

11 June 2017 6:30pm

Alternative worship exploring the wonder of science. FREE Entry
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Science Festival Lecture - Dr Carolin Crawford

Science Festival Lecture - Dr Carolin Crawford

12 June 2017 6:30pm

Exploring the Solar System Carolin is Public Astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy in the University of Cambridge and Admissions Tutor, College Lecturer and Fellow of Emmanuel College . Carolin is an...
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Science Festival Lecture - Dr Gina Radford

Science Festival Lecture - Dr Gina Radford

14 June 2017 6:30pm

The Health of the Nation - Challenges and opportunities for the 21st Century Gina is Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, a post she took up in January 2015. Her main...
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Solemn Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi

Solemn Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi

15 June 2017 7:30pm

The Feast of Corpus Christi is the day on which the Church gives thanks for Our Lord's institution of the Eucharist. It emphasizes the joy of the institution of the Eucharist,...
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Science Festival Prom

Science Festival Prom

17 June 2017 7:30pm

An evening of spectacular music exploring the wonder of science and science-fiction including music from Haydn's Creation, and The Planets by Holst, themes from Dr Who and Star Wars films, ethereal...
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Science Festival Eucharist

Science Festival Eucharist

18 June 2017 10:30am

The Christian community come together to give thanks to God in bread and wine in a Sung Eucharist bringing the Science Festival to a close. With Guest Preacher Dr Andrew Davidson....
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Messy Church does Science

Messy Church does Science

18 June 2017 1pm - 3pm

The national launch of the brand new Messy Science Project! With experiments and activities for children and families and a chance to buy the new resource book. Sponsored by the Church...
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Science Festival Lecture - Professor Sarah Coakley

Science Festival Lecture - Professor Sarah Coakley

18 June 2017 6:30pm

'Is there a Future for "Natural Theology"? Evolution, Cooperation and the Question of God' Sarah Coakley is Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and an honorary canon of Ely...
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Lunchtime Concert - Washington National Cathedral Choir

Lunchtime Concert - Washington National Cathedral Choir

22 June 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Lunchtime Concert - First United Methodist Church Choir, Birmingham, Alabama

Lunchtime Concert - First United Methodist Church Choir, Birmingham, Alabama

30 June 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Topping & Company Book Event - Tony Robinson

Topping & Company Book Event - Tony Robinson

05 July 2017 7pm

Topping & Company Book events provide rich illumination into an author's work and help deepen the experience of reading. They are lively experiences with the emphasis on direct communication between author...
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Cambridge Philharmonic - An Alpine Symphony

Cambridge Philharmonic - An Alpine Symphony

08 July 2017 7:30pm

PARRY (arr. Jacob): I Was Glad ELGAR: The Spirit of England STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony Soloist: Stephanie Corley (Soprano) Tickets: reserved: £25, £20, £15, unreserved: £10 (students and under-18s £10 on the...
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Lunchtime Concert - Stuart Raeburn (piano)

Lunchtime Concert - Stuart Raeburn (piano)

13 July 2017 1:10pm

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Isle of Ely Festival Concert

Isle of Ely Festival Concert

15 July 2017 7:30pm

Ely Sinfonia, Ely Choral Society Vaughan Williams In The Fen Country, the premiere of a new orchestral / choral work by Andrew Parnell, and Beethoven Symphony no.9 Choral. Further details to follow...
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Antic Disposition presents RICHARD III by William Shakespeare

Antic Disposition presents RICHARD III by William Shakespeare

17 Jul 2017 - 18 Jul 2017

Both performances begin at 7.30pm. The Wars of the Roses are over. The Yorkist Edward IV rules England. But the king's brother, Richard of Gloucester, is in no mood to join the...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers

22 July 2017 1:10pm

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Lunchtime Concert - Box and Cox Opera

Lunchtime Concert - Box and Cox Opera

17 August 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Lunchtime Concert - Stephen Armstrong and Harry King

Lunchtime Concert - Stephen Armstrong and Harry King

24 August 2017 1:10pm

Harry King, horn Stephen Armstrong, piano Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3 K. 447 Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353...
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Lunchtime Concert - Katharina Nohl (piano)

Lunchtime Concert - Katharina Nohl (piano)

07 September 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Topping & Company Book Event - Robert Webb

Topping & Company Book Event - Robert Webb

13 September 2017 7pm

Topping & Company Book events provide rich illumination into an author's work and help deepen the experience of reading. They are lively experiences with the emphasis on direct communication between author...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Lucy Cavendish Singers

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Lucy Cavendish Singers

22 October 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Christmas Gift & Food Fair

Christmas Gift & Food Fair

17 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017

The hugely successful Christmas Gift & Food Fair at Ely Cathedral promises to be one of East Anglia's exceptional Christmas shopping experiences for 2017.
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G4 Christmas By Candlelight Tour 2017

G4 Christmas By Candlelight Tour 2017

23 November 2017 7:30pm

Expect to hear timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent Night and All I Want For Christmas, as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit, all...
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Ely Cathedral Flower Festival 2018

Ely Cathedral Flower Festival 2018

21 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018

Ely Cathedral's eagerly awaited Flower Festival returns in 2018 and promises to be one of the most spectacular events in East Anglia. Attractions include eye-catching displays, musical recitals, floral demonstrations, restaurants...
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