FOR one week in October the Bishops Palace in Ely will be transformed, hosting an exhibition of internationally renowned artists and makers – all of whom happen to be Old Eleans.

The idea for the show came from Jeanie Schaniel who taught art at King’s Ely Junior for many years. Jeanie has stayed in touch with many of her pupils over the years and wanted to celebrate their success as well as provide inspiration to current students who may be considering a creative career.

The show called ‘Kaleidoscope’ will reflect the diversity of creative talent that has emerged from King’s Ely in the last fifty years. Among the artists exhibiting are Aubrey Powell, Edward Waites, Charlie James, Cassie Hone and Alex Allpress.

The show will feature fine art, photography, graphic design, sculpture, textiles, jewellery and more. It is open to the public on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October, 10am to 4pm in the Bishops Palace. The show is free and all are welcome.

The Principal of King’s Ely, Sue Freestone, commented on the show: ‘We believe that this exhibition is the first of its kind in King’s Ely’s long history. Not before time, one might say, since the plethora of artistic talent that has blossomed in Eleans, young and not so young, is phenomenal. The creative energy that emanates from this exhibition embodies the spirit of King’s Ely; each artist has found a means of expressing his or her uniquely individual vision with courage and integrity.’

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