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The College, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4DL

The English Cathedral By Peter Marlow

42 photographs representing all 42 cathedrals of the Church of England by Magnum photographer Peter Marlow (1952 - 2016) are to be exhibited in The Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral. This is only the second time this work has been displayed in one of the spaces featured in the series and the first time the project has been exhibited in this region of the UK. In 2008, Marlow was commissioned by Royal Mail, on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the completion of St Paul's Cathedral, to photograph six cathedrals. The resulting images of Lichfield, Belfast, Gloucester, St David's, Westminster, and St Magnus in Orkney were issued as a set of six commemorative stamps and a miniature sheet. Once the commission was complete, Marlow was inspired to continue the project and in the following four years shot all 42 of the cathedrals of the Church of England. This endeavour can be viewed as a contemporary update to tradition of church photography in England, particularly the work of Frederick Evans and Edwin Smith. Marlow's photographic typology of England's Anglican cathedrals was published in a monograph by Merrell in 2012. Marlow developed the strategy of shooting a majority of the cathedrals from the same position: looking east towards the altar as the natural light of dawn broke through the main window. Each shoot was devoid of artificial lighting creating a representation of each cathedral removed from the modern age. This viewpoint and lighting adds depth to the visual experience of the building, and the discipline of this strict approach allowed the power of the spaces to unfold in the dark. Each cathedral was shot on large format film, bringing into sharp relief the splendour of the architecture, regardless of the style. Peter Marlow (1952 - 2016) embarked on his professional photojournalistic career in 1975. He joined Magnum Photos in 1980, became a full member in 1986, and held the post of President of the agency for five years. His major projects have been concerned with aspects of contemporary British life and 1993 he published Liverpool - Looking out to Sea (Jonathan Cape), the culmination of a six-year project photographing the city. In recent years, Marlow worked more extensively in colour and concentrated on his exploration of the physical and personal landscape.

Tue 28 Feb

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The Wind In The Willows

Gates open (for picnics) at 12.30pm. Performance starts 1.30pm.

Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades. With the bumptious Toad's heart set on a shiny new motorcar and his very liberty soon at stake, will his faithful friends come to his rescue and will he let them? Alive with music and song, this magical family show is presented in beautiful traditional costume and features a woodland parade during the interval for everyone to join in with! Fun and frolics aplenty with this adaptation of the classic novel loved by children and adults alike, performed in the grounds of some of the UK and Ireland's most beautiful open-air venues. Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating, picnics welcome.

Ticket types : Adult £15 / Child £10 / Family & Friends (2 adults & 2 children) £44. Group discounts available on request (10+) - please contact the box office for more information. All tickets are non-refundable.

Sat 1 Jul

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