A View from the Beehive in June

Mad May is over and what a month we’ve had! The crew and volunteers at the Beehive have been brilliant, helping to ensure the smooth running of some stonkingly successful events. Wonderful to have packed houses singing along at Police Dog Hogan and laughing like drains at Henning Wehn and Twelfth Night!

Thanks to Honiton Festival who programmed some fabulously exciting and diverse music events this year.

Now we launch into June and the rest of our Shakespeare celebration.

On Saturday 11th June at 7.30pm we have our “Wonderful Will” evening, a celebration of his life and works. A lovely informal evening with some favourite scenes, sonnets and soliloquies performed by Drama students from Honiton Community College and Stockland Primary school, some surprising guest performers, fab, funny scenes from Honiton community theatre co, beautiful live music and singing from Cole Stacey and Alex Jackson and all interspersed with fascinating facts about the life of the Bard!

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School are touring their production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to the Beehive on Friday 17th June. Having heard great things about this show, we are really looking forward to this.

As a part of our festival at 2pm on 22nd June, Pat Perryman is going to give a 40 minute talk about the origin of lacemaking in Shakespeare’s time to the present day with examples and a display. The event is free of charge with donations to Allhallows Museum.

The Branagh Live production of “Romeo and Juliet” is being shown on Thursday 7th July at 7.15pm and is our first live streaming event. The show stars Derek Jacobi, Meera Syall,Lily James & Richard Madden.

Amongst all of these Shakespearean treats we also have some fabulous films programmed for you throughout June.

“The Man who knew infinity”(12A) is on this Friday 10th June, which stars Dev Patel as the Mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan,along with Toby Jones,Stephen Fry and Jeremy Irons.

Then we have the very eagerly awaited “Jungle Book”(PG) at 3pm and 7.30pm on Saturday 18th June.

The Nostalgic Cinema film for this month is “Kind hearts and coronets” at 2pm on Thursday 23rd June followed by free tea and biscuits in the café bar.

On Friday 24th June at 7.30pm there is a Discover Arts showing of “Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius In Milan” which explores his work as never seen before, telling the story of the artist’s world and the treasures he left us.

Finally on Saturday 25th June there are 11am and 3pm showings of ”The Angry Birds Movie” (U) followed by “Florence Foster Jenkins” (PG) at 7.30pm that evening. Look forward to seeing you!