May will be marvellous at The Beehive!

Honiton’s third Science & Arts, ‘Festival of the Imagination’ begins on Friday 5th May with a series of very interesting lectures during the day, culminating in a Sundial making workshop after ‘The Fascinating world of Sundials’ talk. We are thrilled to once again, welcome pupils from the local primary schools, who will take part in interactive talks, demonstrations and give their own artistic and scientific presentations all to do with this year’s theme of TIME.

In the evening of 5th at 7.30pm we have a special screening of award winning film “Interstellar” (12A) A thrilling space, time travel movie. Tickets are £4, or a Family of four ticket £12.

Saturday 6th May from 10.30am- 3pm there are free talks, activities and loads for all to see and do with pop up performances, exhibits and clock making kits & workshops. In the evening we have the brilliant Tangram Theatre co performing the Edinburgh Award winning:

The Element in the RoomA Radioactive Musical Comedy about the Death & Life of Marie Curie. This show comes highly recommended, excellent entertainment, a mad mix of science, history and utterly accessible for all over 8yrs. Tickets £8/£6 child/student or family £25.

Soulful singer songwriter Nikki Loy comes to gig at The Beehive on Sunday 7th May at 7.30pm along with Support act: In2the Blue, lovely locals, Chris & Ollie Rowley, it’ll be a fab celebration of hometown talent. Tickets £7 adv. or £10 Otd.

Sue King will be hosting the free Beehive Folk Café at 8pm on Weds 10th May, just pop into the bar to relax and listen or rock up and play!

The award winning, Honiton Community Theatre Co. make a welcome return to the Beehive and this time they are treating us to a staged concert of songs from your favourite West End and Broadway shows. “A Night at the Musicals” on the 19th & 20th May. Featuring the company’s best vocalists, (and there are some great ones!) this promises to be a delightful, uplifting evening.

From 10am-4pm on Saturday 20th do drop in, as we have the Honiton Health & Wellbeing day. Come along to learn about a whole range of health care issues & services in Honiton with a selection of stalls and talks throughout the day from various community groups, social services, our Hospital and surgery, plus the mental health team. This is also your chance to sign up for the “Couch to 5K challenge on dementia’- get those trainers on!

There is an eclectic choice of films for everyone this month with the (real) Oscar winner for best picture- ‘Moonlight’ (15) on Friday 12th May at 7.30pm and the mad cap caper starring Joan Collins & Pauline Collins in ‘The Time of Their Lives’(12A) on Saturday 13th May at 7.30pm. I can’t wait to sing along with ‘Mary Poppins’ (U) at 2pm on Friday 26th May, this is our Nostalgic cinema, dementia friendly screening and it’s during half term so do bring the children along. There’s nothing like a wonderful mix of all ages watching old favourites on the big screen, there’s also drinks and biscuits as a part of the £3.50 so what’s not to like?!

An all-star cast bring the tale as old as time to life in the live-action remake of the animated classic. ‘Beauty and The Beast’ (PG)on Saturday 27th May at 5pm & 7.30pm.

Finally on Friday 26th May we have the Irish Guitar wizard that is ‘John Doyle’ “Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now.” (The Wall Street Journal).If you haven’t heard of John then check him out on YouTube. He’s good! Tickets: £10 in advance, £13 on the door. We all look forward to seeing you down at The Beehive soon.

Wendy VDP