Leap into dance at Ely Markets this half-term holiday


This half-term Ely Markets is hosting a spectacular dance and circus event for all the family. There will be two performances of ‘Moon’ by the 2Faced Dance Company on Wednesday 23 October in the Market Place. This is a free event, brought to the city by Babylon Arts and The Library Presents as part of their Leap into Dance Festival.

“Children and their grown-ups are in for a real treat,” says Claire Somerville, Chief Executive of Babylon Arts. “This dance production is all about a boy called Jack meeting the Moon. Together they’ll embark on an amazing adventure on Ely's Market Place. It’s going to be a spectacular experience for everyone, with a combination of circus, dance and puppetry.”

As well as watching the performance, children can visit the market stalls and have a go at making a lolly with Cocoa Cave Chocolates. There will also be food and refreshments available from a selection of family-friendly street food vendors.

“Ely Markets is delighted to be showcasing this unique event as part of the Leap into Dance Festival,” says Emma Grima, Commercial Director of East Cambridgeshire District Council. “This free performance of ‘Moon’ is a great way to introduce children to the magic of dance – and our selection of market stalls, street food and activities will keep the whole family happy. We hope you enjoy the show!”

‘Moon’ is aimed at young children aged 3-9 years and their families. There will be two chances to see the dance performance on Wednesday 23 October at 12 noon and 2.15pm on Ely Market Place. The performances are free to attend, and no tickets are required.

The performance contains British sign language and audio description. Each performance is preceded by a touch tour of the set for the visually impaired.