The performance of ‘Churchill’ by Pip Utton on Saturday 5th July was an opportunity to thank Honiton businesses, volunteers and Friends of The Beehive for their support in getting The Beehive up-and-running. They were treated to a portrayal of Winston Churchill that was funny, insightful and poignant. Pip Utton pulled this off with great skill and kept his appreciative audience fully entertained.
Local businesses making made major contributions to fitting out the centre have been acknowledged by a series of hexagonal plaques on a wall in the reception area and include, Halse of Honiton, Quested, MC2, Soft Options, Wine World, Otter Brewery, Core Office IT, Moshulu and Denhay Farms. Joining these plaques will be one to celebrate the award of £10,000 from “Awards for All” (Lottery) that The Beehive received last month.
Of the £110,000 that was the fundraising target for Friends of The Beehive, £70,000 has been raised and spent to-date. This is the result of two year’s hard work, securing grants, putting on fundraising events and the generosity of local people. Thank you.
A fully equipped Cinema at The Beehive is the next target. With the funds currently held by Friends of The Beehive, a grant from “Parishes Together” and with other funding, it is hoped to have a cinema in place by September/October. In the meantime Honiton Community Cinema continue their sterling work in bringing Oscar winning films to the town with their showing of ‘12 Years a Slave’ at The Beehiveon Friday, July 18th at 7.30pm.