Ely Cathedral and the creative community

Fresh from a hectic few weeks at Ely Cathedral, where a production of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard is being filmed, Lesley Ann Thompson (the Cathedral's Director of Communications) will join us to discuss how they play a part in the creative community.

With concerts, cultural events and film screenings, Ely Cathedral is part of the creative community in Ely as well as a place of worship. Just ask anyone who was in the massive queues for recent Toppings events with Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, or who marvelled at the river snaking down the aisle during the recent flower festival.


It's also become a favourite among movie location scouts, who picked it for The Kings Speech, The Other Boleyn Girl and the soon-to-be-released Jupiter Ascending.

With all the recent goings on at the Cathedral (see below!) we're sure Lesley will have lots of exciting news to share. Don't miss out!

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  • Geoffrey E.

    As everyone else has said, it was really interesting and thanks for making me feel welcome. It was nice to be able to chat to a few of you and I hope to be at the next one.

    1 · April 3, 2014

  • Karen C.

    Really enjoyed Lesley's talk about Ely's stunning cathedral. It was exciting learning about possible future creative events.

    1 · April 2, 2014

  • Dave H.

    A very interesting talk. Look forward to the outdoor cinema!

    2 · April 2, 2014

  • Patrick B.

    Thank you very much. I really enjoyed the presentation and the realisation of what could be possible.

    2 · April 2, 2014

  • Lizzy D.

    Really interesting and entertaining talk - thank you Lesley!! & Sue for organising. The Cathedral is one of my favourite buildings in the world and such a privilege to live so close to it.

    2 · April 1, 2014

  • Nick

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it, have a good time

    April 1, 2014

    • Sookio

      See you at the next one!

      April 1, 2014

  • Sookio

    Thanks to Lesley Ann Thompson for such a great talk, lovely to see everyone again!

    3 · April 1, 2014

  • Phil T.

    Excellent talk. I left feeling excited about the future of the arts in Ely.

    3 · April 1, 2014

  • Kieran Guy D.

    Not sure if I should go. I have an assessment the following afternoon unfortunately.

    March 24, 2014

    • Kieran Guy D.

      I've decided I can't come tomorrow. I hope its a good night though.

      March 31, 2014

  • Margherita M.


    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Chris T.

    Can't make it this time as I have a prior engagement, but hope you have a great time

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Sookio

    Thanks Elaine!

    March 11, 2014

  • Elaine E.

    Sorry I can't make this one! Hope it goes well.

    March 10, 2014

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