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A busy time at the Beehive in June

We’re looking forward to some great films in our cinema this month beginning with the very popular “Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society” (12A) about the Island’s book club held during the Nazi occupation, a compelling romantic drama with an intriguing mystery at its heart. Then “That Good Night” (12A) stars John Hurt as a dissolute novelist coming to terms with his terminal illness in a poignant and humorous last role, along with Charles Dance and Sofia Helin (The Bridge).

On Tuesday 12th June at 7.15pm we have the live screening from the Royal Opera House when The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, Swan Lake (12A). Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Other screenings include the moving and uplifting road trip in “The Leisure Seeker” (15) starring Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren-‘Helen Mirren hits the road for a crushingly funny Alzheimer’s comedy’ 4*review The Telegraph. There’s classic comedy with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in “The Odd Couple”(PG) as a part of our monthly Nostalgic cinema on Friday 29th June and that evening at 7.30pm we are screening “On Chesil Beach”(15) Adapted from Ian McEwan’s bestselling novel, which centres on the relationship of a seemingly mismatched couple in the summer of 1962, a powerful, insightful drama about two people, both defined by their upbringing and bound by the social mores of another era.

There are three terrific concerts coming to the Beehive in June,”6 hands” which brings together guitar legends John Williams, John Etheridge and Gary Ryan and is sold out, (sorry folks!) then we welcome the return of the wonderful, “4 Girls, 4 Harps” as a part of the newly named East Devon Music Festival on Sat 16th June. On Saturday 30th June as a part of the festival, we also have “Isca Light Orchestra and Music Deco trio.

For fantastic theatre you must come along to Smeatharpe stadium for Miracle Theatre Company’s open-air adaptation of Chekov’s bittersweet comedy “The Cherry Orchard”, tickets may be bought for cash on the evening ( Friday 22nd June) or pre-purchased at the Beehive box office but do bring a rug, warm clothing, some friends and prepare for a fabulous evening of theatre under the stars!

We are thrilled to have the return of the Bristol Old Vic theatre school, touring their production of “The Mill on the Floss” on Thursday 28th June at 7.30pm. As Maggie Tulliver reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother Tom; hunchbacked Phillip Wakem, the son of her family’s worst enemy; and the charismatic yet dangerous Stephen Guest. I’d thoroughly recommend this, each year their productions seem to surpass the quality of the previous, so we anticipate another great show.

There is also our free Beehive Acoustic Night held in the bar and hosted by Terry Stacey on Weds 13th June and our lovely new exhibition in the gallery – colourful land and seascapes from artist Evelyn Bartlett. Pop along and see us,

We look forward to seeing you at the Beehive soon!

Wendy and the Beehive team.