In light of recent Covid restrictions being put in place, we've updated our plans for the beginning of the New Year.
[Pictured right: Babylon Gallery illustration credit Clare Barry, as part of the Alphabet of Ely.]
To help keep the community safe, we’ve temporarily closed the Babylon Gallery and must delay the re-opening of our cinema for the time being.
Before Christmas, we’d made plans to commence bookings for a revitalised film programme at our cinema, which was due to reopen on 4th February. We obviously need to delay this reopening for now, but will let you know as soon as it looks possible to welcome you back. We can, however, reveal our new brand, which brings together our name with the unique venue in which the cinema is based; our cinema will now be: Babylon Cinema at The Maltings.
When we do release the new programme, you’ll also see a wider variety of films, including those with subtitles (both mainstream and foreign language) and the opportunity to pre-book cabaret-style tables, and pre-order drinks from the bar to enjoy whilst you watch the film on the big screen!
Whilst the Babylon Gallery remains closed you can enjoy Clare Barry’s Alphabet of Ely in the gallery windows, illuminated from dusk until around 10pm each evening until Sunday 9th January. After this, we’ll be installing a display of Ely Rocks in our windows, so do come and take a look in daylight hours.
For those who didn’t get a chance to see Helen Murray’s exhibition before Christmas, you can see the short Q&A I did with Helen on our YouTube page.
Our Study Day with Kajsa Berg is being rescheduled, so if you booked a place on this, Chris will have been in touch by email with more information.
We do hope we can welcome you back to the Babylon Gallery and Babylon Cinema at The Maltings soon. In the meantime, stay safe, look after yourselves and each other.
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