View from The Beehive in February

Whilst enjoying a flurry of Oscar nominated movies such as La La Land, Lion, Jackie and Manchester by the Sea, we are also getting into the swing of our live events here with two great sell out shows coming up, namely Jethro the Cornish comedian and even more hotly anticipated is the Wizz Jones and Ralph McTell concert. These folk legends launch their ‘About Time’ album tour and The Beehive is lucky enough to be their only Devon date.

The building is positively reverberating with laughter and absolutely fab singing in the run up to our annual panto from the Honiton Community Theatre Co. This year we are being treated to ‘Aladdin’ with hi-jinks from all of the usual suspects (firm Honiton favourites!) playing the lead roles and a huge youth chorus.

Our new nostalgic cinema season has just been announced and after Broadway Melody of 1940(with sublime tap routines) we have the likes of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid and Mary Poppins! Hooray, can’t wait.

We have just had confirmation of some more great films we have during the Easter Hols; Sing and The LEGO Batman Movie for family fun and I, Daniel Blake and Denial for those with a social conscience.

The stunningly beautiful Royal Ballet Live screening of The Sleeping Beauty will also be shown at 7pm on Tuesday 28th February. We sell family tickets and have allocated seating for this event.

Our Folk and Acoustic café sessions, usually held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month are very relaxed and friendly, with so many talented people just strolling along to play, always worth popping in to the bar to listen or come along to perform.

Speaking of fab folk we are really delighted to be welcoming Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston to the Beehive on Sat 24th Feb. An amazing, dynamic duo, Miranda and Rex continue to build a repertoire of contemporary and narrative songs that are showcased to critical acclaim. The unusual pairing of double bass and mandolin, has a timeless feel and universal appeal. Their brand new album– The Watchmaker’s Wife – although not a parable of their personal lives, is most certainly a reflective, powerful and moving collection of tales of love and loss; some traditional and delivered in a way that maintains the dignity of the old songs; some original and with very modern arrangements; some are covers; all with a vibrant, immediate and edgy feel. This promises to be a very special evening.

Now for something totally different! An hilarious night of Food lover’s guidance with Jay Rayner – an audio visual romp through the Ten Food Commandments on Sat 4th March. He’ll explain why thou shalt always eat with thy hands, why thou should most definitely worship leftovers, and why thou must celebrate the stinkiest of foods. Plus he’ll invite thee to honour thy pig – and so much more besides. Although I find him a rather terrifying presence when judging on MasterChef, I love his no nonsense approach and brilliantly acerbic restaurant reviews in the Observer, he’s also great as presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet. Yikes, am I cooking his supper??

To find out more about our upcoming events check out the website,grab our latest flyer or pop in and see us, you’re always welcome!

See you soon. Wendy

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