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The Beehive in August

The summer holidays have certainly begun judging by the A30 last weekend! We are also gearing up for our annual summer show from the Honiton Community Theatre Company and thrilled that after all their hard work, ‘Annie’, the wonderful family musical, is a sell-out. Good luck to the company for the run and everyone is really looking forward to seeing it.

For those of you who love to sing and would like a lovely supportive atmosphere to experiment with new songs or try out material then you are always welcome to come along to the Beehive Acoustic café – Terry Stacey will be hosting this August’s session from 8pm in the bar on Wednesday 9th.

Next month Sue King will host the Folk Café on Sept 13th, if you prefer Folk! Come along to perform or just listen, everyone is welcome and it is free for all.

We also see the launch of our new Chess and Backgammon club, also free and open to all, which we will run fortnightly from Thursday 7th Sept. If you enjoy these games or would like to learn, please do come along to the café from 7-9pm and Joe Adhamy will kindly be hosting this. If you have a board and pieces please bring them along and don’t worry if not, as some will be provided.

Throughout the summer holidays every Monday morning from 10am- 10.50am, The Creation Station is running Little Explorers arts classes for children aged 15 months-5 years for painting, creating and lots more (And they’ll take care of the cleaning up afterwards!) For more info or to book a place please call Tracey on 07716 161250.

There are lots of terrific films to look forward to over the summer, we begin with a bit of Girl power in ‘Wonder Woman’ (12A) on Friday 11th August at 7.30pm, this has had great reviews and rumour has it that Gal Gadot will be nominated for an Oscar for her performance as the Super Heroine.

There are two cinema showings of ‘Despicable Me 3’ (U) at 3pm and 5pm on Sat 12th Aug, a fab film for all the family with the return of Gru and those adorable Minions! Prepare to laugh lots!

For something completely different at 7pm on Friday 18th August we are screening a documentary from the British Museum ‘Hokusai- Beyond the great Wave’. This is a great opportunity to experience the beautiful and sublime work of one of Japan’s greatest artists without having to travel to London. Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, modern Tokyo.

On Sat 19th at 7.30pm we are showing ‘A Dog’s Purpose ‘(PG) starring Dennis Quaid and an array of marvellous acting pooches! This is described as an adorable heart-warming film and a must see for dog lovers.

For all you hopeless romantics we are showing ‘Casablanca’ (U) starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. This great classic is being screened as a part of our Nostalgic Cinema at 2pm on Friday 25th. This is a dementia friendly screening, it is open to anyone who loves the old films and wants to come along. Tickets are £3.50 with free tea and biscuits.

Finally, we have two screenings of Christopher Nolan’s extraordinary film, Dunkirk’ (12A) Fri 25th and Sat 26th at 7. 30pm. This is definitely one to experience on the big screen and with the Beehive sound system (Hans Zimmerman uses Honiton’s Quested equipment in his studio) I chewed a hole through my water bottle during this film, the tension was almost unbearable. Zimmerman should get an Oscar for this one and I’m pretty sure Nolan will too!

Have a sizzling summer from Wendy and the Beehive team.