Ely was incredibly proud to host the British Town Criers Championship as well as hosting a Morris Festival as part of our amazing family, fun packed Eel Day celebrations. With our Eel Parade and World Throwing Competition - what a way to celebrate 15 years!
Our fabulous Ely Food and Drink Festival returned for its fifth year - yes we can't believe it either! We were delighted that Brian Turner and Rosemary Shrager joined us our guest celebrity chefs this year and so enjoyed seeing them in our Cookery Theatre along with so many talented chefs and experts.
Thanks to our wonderful eateries and food outlets, we were so pleased by everything they did and we saw the best selection of eel related and heavily punned upon dishes and drinks for 2018's Safari. We have even created a mini Riverside Food Safari and so many people enjoyed a whole three course, eel inspired menu!
Both Rosemary Shrager and Brian Turner joined us for our In Conversation With programme, giving a select number of people the opportunity to personally meet and greet our celebrity chefs and hear a little more about their lives and careers. There was laughter, inspirational moments and just all round wonderful feelings.