Ely Cathedral hosts a very special exhibition focusing on the written word
“In the beginning was the word” proclaims the byline of Ely Cathedral’s Lettering Exhibition, which runs 4-28 February. Dedicated to letters, be they cut, written or printed, the show will celebrate contemporary calligraphy, letter carving and fine printing, running in conjunction with a series of workshops, activities and lectures to attend for children and adults.
Since its inception in 673, Ely Cathedral has had a close relationship with the written word, and this month-long event explores all aspects of that, from printed prayer books to graffiti on the cathedral walls.
Featuring the work of William Morris and live printing demonstrations in the Lady Chapel, there’s a preview evening on 3 February at 6.30pm; tickets are £5. During the main exhibition, tickets are £8 for adults and £2.50 for students whilst children under 16 go free. All can either be booked online or at the cathedral box office.
Alongside the main exhibition, you can join in with events that range from calligraphy workshops with Gaynor Goffe to talks on 20th century stone carving. Visit the cathedral website to find out more.