Jam-Packed 2022 Festival concludes.
From Friday 17th June to Friday 1st July, the city of Ely was host to a jam-packed programme of arts events and activities for all ages, including live music, crafts, theatre and art, as part of the annual Ely Arts Festival.
Organisers were delighted to welcome an estimated 5000 people to festival events and activities over the two weeks.
Ely Arts Festival Chair, Chris Parsons said “What a festival! We’re so pleased to have welcomed so many people to events across the festival and we’re really grateful for all the support we’ve received. Highlights included the free family day at Jubilee Gardens, ‘Jubilee Jamboree’ with over 2000 people attending across the day. There was a lovely family vibe in the gardens, with everyone enjoying a real variety of music on the bandstand, as well as free children’s art workshops from Louise Beale and local artist stalls.”
Chris continued “The festival finale was a wonderful occasion in Ely Cathedral bringing together over 300 children from across the Ely area singing in ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ with a live orchestra and professional soloists. The children paraded down the nave led by the giant eel-lizabeth from the Jubilee celebrations. All this would not have been possible without our festival sponsors and the festival committee for all their hard work. We’re excited about what the future holds for the festival and we hope to see you in 2023!”
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