Sat 21st Mar -Festival of Imagination – Celebrating British Science Week

Saturday March 21st  10am to 3pm  Admission FREE

The Beehive are staging their first Science-Arts Fair to coincide with British Science Week.  Children will be able to take part in lots of activities and hands-on science, listen to  story-telling, and watch  pop-up theatre performed by Honiton Community College students. Adults will have opportunity to visit the various exhibits, watch the pop-up theatre or enjoy one of a series of short talks.

The café will be open throughout the event for light snacks, and hot and cold drinks.

Main Hall – Activities

  • Honeycomb Art
  • Using CD spectroscopes
  • Making and viewing pollen slides
  • Story corner (on the hour from 11am)
  • Flight
  • See like a bee
  • Making a flower meadow
  • Honeycombs – making, testing, puzzles

Main Hall – Exhibits

  • Devon Beekepers’ Association – All about bees and honey
  • Honiton Museum
  • Devon Wildlife Trust
  • EDDC Countryside Wardens
  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum (Exeter) – Bee costumes

Hayward Room (next to the cafe)

  • Pop-up Theatre – Community College students
  • Pop-up Poetry
  • Stories for all ages

Tirard Room (upstairs) – Short Talks for Adults

  • ‘Beeswax in Old Skin Remedies?’ – Andrew Hardy (10.30)
  • ‘Star Swarms’ – Peter Williams (11.30)
  • ‘Pollen Sculpture – The Big Sneeze’ – Jo Golesworthy (12.30)
  • ‘How do Insects Fly?’ – Robin Wootton (1.30)
  • ‘Massacre of the Males’ – Bill Tydeman (2.30)
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