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February View from The Beehive

After having some great films in January we are revving up to show some great Oscar-nominated ones for February and later on in the season. Matt Damon is up for Best Leading Actor for his role in The Martian 7.30pm next Friday at the Beehive. A brilliant film, thoroughly entertaining despite the fact he’s stuck on Mars!

We are thrilled to announce that our home boys from Sweet Black Angels will be supporting Mark Chadwick, leading singer and songwriter from The Levellers, in an acoustic set. This gig will now be a standing event with some seating around the perimeter on Sat 6th Feb with Doors at 7.30pm.

He named me Malala’ (PG) the really touching and profound film about Malala Yousafzai will be screened on Friday 12th Feb.  Nobel Prize Laureate, Malala is an inspirational role model and leading advocate for children’s rights across the globe and this film should be on every school syllabus!

Fancy something a little bit different and sophisticated for your valentine? Treat him/her to an evening of fabulous French song with Magdalena Atkinson who has a delectable repertoire of great classic songs and new interpretations from Aznavor to Piaf. Magdalena will be accompanied by popular pianist Philip Clouts and they will be performing in the Beehive Bar on Saturday 13th Feb.

Meanwhile, in the main Joanna Leach Auditorium, preparations will be underway for the hotly anticipated half-term holiday pantomime- ‘Peter Pan’.

This annual event produced by the newly named Honiton Community Theatre Company gathers talent from Honiton and beyond and tickets are selling like hotcakes for this firm favourite in the February calendar! Tues 16th– Sat 20th.

On  Monday 15th Feb there is an all day Puppet making and performance workshop for 8-14 year olds with a short performance for friends and family at 4.45pm, please visit the website for details of this fab half- term opportunity.

The following Friday 26th we have ‘Brooklyn’ another fantastic Oscar-nominated film and on Sat 27th at 7.30pm we are incredibly pleased to be having’ The Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra’ performing in a whopping fundraising concert organised by the Honiton Lions for the marvellous community transport organisation: TRIP. So order those tickets quickly these are some of the most talented young players in the South West and they are playing for a great local charity.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Wendy Van der Plank