The Beehive in November

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Is it really November already?

We begin November with a wondrous mix of cinema: “Bridget Jones’s Baby”(15) on Nov 4th, “Anthropoid”(15) on Nov 5th, a taut WWII resistance drama based on the true story of the operation to assassinate General Heydrich in Prague, starring Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan and Toby Jones and then on Friday 11th Nov we have “Café Society”(12A) Woody Allen’s stylish, darkly comic look at 1930’s Hollywood with Kirsten Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg. We also have “The Girl On the Train” starring Emily Blunt on Friday 25th Nov.

The live screening of the Royal Ballet’s “Anastasia” is on Weds 2nd Nov, Kenneth Macmillan’s ballet about an identity in crisis; a country in revolution and one of the great historical mysteries of the 20th century, only recently solved. At the height of the Russian Revolution the royal family were executed, but afterwards a young woman appeared – apparently a surviving royal princess, the Grand Duchess Anastasia. Many wanted to forget the massacre and the Revolution; many believed, or hoped, that a princess could have survived, a remnant of the old world.

There are some wonderful stalls and activities booked for our Beehive annual Craft Fair on Sat 5th Nov from 10am until 3pm and this year entrance is free! So do pop along and have a look at all of the lovely things on offer, refreshments will be served in our café bar so you can relax after doing your Xmas shopping!

PRIVATE PEACEFUL is the play we have all been waiting for from the Honiton Theatre Company, rehearsals are going extremely well and this promises to be a very special show. Michael Morpurgo, former Children’s laureate and award winning novelist who wrote War Horse, also penned this very poignant novel. Even if you or your children haven’t read this, I would urge you to come and see it. Honiton Town Band are also making an appearance! 7.30pm 17th -19th Nov.

To top all of this we also have our Folk café absolutely free to all to come along on Weds 9th Nov and two very special gigs; Jo Harman on Sat 12th Nov 8pm
An intimate evening with Jo Harman – Voice & Piano tour Recently voted ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ at the British Blues Awards, Jo is an original British singer-songwriter/bandleader whose work is broadly influenced by blues, gospel, soul, country and rock. This very special, intimate, show will feature soulful, compelling performances featuring not only ‘bare-to-the-bone’ versions of Jo’s own songs but also her own take on songs that mean something special to her.

On Sat 26th Nov PETER KNIGHT’S GIGSPANNER will play the Beehive. Whilst traditional music forms the bedrock of the trio’s repertoire the stretching of the music to embrace other influences is what makes it appealing not only to lovers of folk music, but to anyone who has an appreciation of beautiful and inspiring music.

We look forward to seeing you soon.