What's On

Festival Highlights 2024

Sat 15th June  FREE 
Day of Events

Festival Family
Fun Day

Enjoy a variety of music acts, food stalls, face painting, circus skills, interactive craft stalls, garden games and much more! 

Tue 18th & 25th June
Take part! Visual Arts

Drayman's Son Workshops

Grab a drink and join a ceramics (18th) or a linoprint (25th) workshop - or both! Suitable for all abilities. 

Fri 21st June
Music 

Songs of the Sea
Community Concert

Featuring local school children, a live orchestra, choirs and professionals performing a varied mix of water-themed music

Fri 28th June
Theatre

A Midsummer Night's Dream & Twelfth Night

Experience the hilarity as 440 Theatre distil the essence of Shakespeare's best comedies into two 40 minute uproarious performances!

Varied Dates  FREE 
Music 

The Sessions at Sessions House

Sessions House throws open its doors to host a series of classical lunchtime concerts across the duration of the Festival.

Sat 29th June
Music Spoken Word 

Festival Finale: Showcase Concert

Celebrating the best in the area including performances from Ely Choral Society, Ely Sinfonia, King's Ely, Witchford Voices and more!

Full Programme

From Sat 15th June  FREE  Visual Arts

Ely Watercolour
Works Exhibition

Sat 15th June  FREE  
Mixed Events! 

  HIGHLIGHT   
Festival Family Fun Day

Sat 15th June
Music

Littleport Brass
with Mike Lovatt

Sun 16th June  FREE 
Visual Arts

Meet the Artists Event:
EAST

Mon 17th June  FREE 
Music

  HIGHLIGHT  
The Sessions at Sessions House: Duo Tanwen

Mon 17th June
Take part!

Ely Arts Festival
Quiz

Tue 18th June
Take part! Visual Arts

  HIGHLIGHT  
Drayman’s Son
Art Workshops: Ceramics

Tue 18th & 25th June  FREE  Music Take part!

Open Mic
Tuesdays

Tues 18th June  FREE 
Music

Ely Military Band
Concert

Wed 19th June  FREE 
Music

  HIGHLIGHT  
The Sessions at Sessions House: Joan Furió Vivas

Wed 19th June
Music 

Live in the Crypt
Cinematic Piano with Jon Brigg

Thur 20th June  FREE  
Music Take part!

The Townhouse Irish Music
Session & Dance Night

Thur 20th June  FREE  
Take part! Music Spoken Word

Open Tree

Fri 21st June  FREE 
Music

  HIGHLIGHT  
The Sessions at Sessions House: Kapau Brass

Fri 21st June
Music 

  HIGHLIGHT   
Songs of the Sea
Community Concert

Sat 22nd June  FREE   
Take part! Music Visual Art

Pop-Up Market:
Community Mural & Music

Sat 22nd June
Music Take Part!

Musicals Singing Workshop with Gaz Brown 

Sat 22nd June
Visual Art Take Part!

Embossed Eel Workshop
with Lizzie Ault

Sat 22nd June
Spoken Word Take Part!

Creative Writing
Workshop with Artemis Writers

Sat 22nd June
Music

Re:Imagine - The Four Seasons, Recomposed

Sat 22nd June
Music

Lantern Brass -
Best of Brass!

Sun 23rd June
Music Take Part!

Samba Drumming
Workshop

Sun 23rd June
Theatre

My Friend, 

Mr Dickens

Sun 23rd June
Cinema

Elizabeth: The Golden Age + Roundtable Q&A

Mon 24th June  FREE 
Take part! Spoken Word Visual Art

Robyn Wilson Owen -
Hedge Lion

Mon 24th June  FREE 
Music

  HIGHLIGHT  
The Sessions at Sessions House: King's Ely

Mon 24th June
Comedy

Fringe Previews: Finlay Christie & Dan Tiernan

Tue 25th June
Take part! Visual Arts

  HIGHLIGHT  
Drayman’s Son
Art Workshops: Linoprint

Wed 26th June  FREE 
Music

  HIGHLIGHT  
The Sessions at Sessions House: Duo Fisarco

Wed 26th June  FREE  
Take part! Visual Art

Sketchbook Wednesday Club

Thur 27th June
Music 

Palisander Recorder
Quartet

Thur 27th June
Music 

Live in the Crypt
Cliff Ward & Guests

Fri 28th June  FREE 
Music

  HIGHLIGHT  
The Sessions at Sessions House: Skadi Quartet

Fri 28th June  FREE  
Take part! Music Visual Art

Festival
Foodie Friday

Fri 28th June
Theatre

  HIGHLIGHT 
Midsummer Night's Dream & Twelfth Night

Sat 29th June  FREE
Visual Art

Isle of Ely Art Society
Pop-Up Art Exhibition

Sat 29th June
Music

Trumpet & Organ Recital
Chris Parsons (Trumpet) & Alex Berry (Organ)

Sat 29th June
Music & More!

  HIGHLIGHT 
Festival Finale - Showcase Concert

Throughout  FREE 
Visual Arts Take part! 

Share your best festival moments with us! 

#ElyArtsFestival2024