Marvellous March events at The Beehive!

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Hurrah! Spring has sprung so it’s time to hop along to The Beehive as there is sure to be something to take your fancy.

We begin March with Comedy duo O’Shea and O’Gaukroger’s scratch show; “The Good Stuff” on Thursday 3rd at 7.30pm in the bar with support from comedian Richard James, for only £5. come along for a drink and a laugh.

There’s a terrific performance from Lily Tomlin in the intergenerational comedy drama “Grandma”(15) on Fri 4th March at the Beehive cinema. There’s also a free screening for all on Sat 5th at 1.15pm of “Alive Inside” a profoundly moving, award winning documentary about the power of music on the hearts and minds of those with Dementia or memory loss. On the evening of Sat 5th at 8pm we have a splendid cabaret of Blues, Ragtime, 20’s & 30’s hot jazz and songs from long ago with the wonderful FB Pocket Orchestra.

On Weds 9th at 8pm we have our free Beehive folk night in the bar, hosted by Sue King, this month it is with an Irish twist come along to hear special guests “ Mrs Doyle” and “The Fountaineers”. Enjoy the craic! The Tea dance is back at 2pm on Friday 11th and in the evening we have “Carol”(15) showing at the Beehive cinema. Fraich Airs, the four piece, folk band come to the Beehive on Sat 12th at 7.30pm. They sing and play an amazing array of instruments from bombard and melodeon to violin and double bass. With Breton, French and English Ceilidh music, callers Gill Spence and Patricia Long along with the band, will ensure a great, family friendly evening of song and dance. Macbeth (15) the stunningly visceral film starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard is on Friday 18th March, essential viewing for Shakespeare lovers and students. On Sat 19th we also show “The Big Short”(15) Oscar winner of best adapted screen play at 7.30pm.

We are thrilled to introduce our new Nostalgic Cinema, a special monthly, dementia friendly showing of great oldies. These films are for everyone and will be screened at 2pm on the third Thursday of each month, tickets are £3.50 and include tea and biscuits. Our first film on Thurs 24th March will be “Calamity Jane” (U) starring Doris Day and Howard Keel. We look forward to seeing you in your cowboy/girl gear in fine voice and ready to sing along!

The next treat in store are two showings of “Dad’s Army”(PG) with a fabulous cast of British actors including Michael Gambon, Toby Jones, Tom Courtney and Bill Nighy at 3pm and 7.30pm on Sat 26th. Finally from 31st March- 2nd April WHOOPS (the West Honiton & Ottery occasional players), who brought us Voyage of the Viqueens return with a musical comedy, thriller, action, romance! “Kiss your love goodbye”. See you there!

Wendy Van der Plank