Festival of Imagination set to return to Honiton this month

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:05 17 April 2018

Tommy Greenhalgh with mum Amy building a clock at the festival of imagination. Ref mhh 19 17TI 2220. Picture: Terry Ife

Tommy Greenhalgh with mum Amy building a clock at the festival of imagination. Ref mhh 19 17TI 2220. Picture: Terry Ife


A two-day festival bursting with science and arts will be staged in Honiton at the end of this month.

The Festival of Imagination is a popular annual fixture in the Honiton calendar, and will return for the fourth time on Friday, April 27 and Saturday April 28, at The Beehive.

This year’s festival is the first to be held following the death of its organiser Dr Sue Waring.

Questions were asked of the festival’s longevity following Dr Waring’s sudden death in September last year, but organisers vowed to carry it on.

The festival’s committee say this year’s event will be held in memory of Dr Waring, who was an ‘excellent organiser’.

In a statement, it said: “[We] decided unanimously to continue and plan to carry on running the festival annually. We hope we do her enthusiasm for the festival justice and people will come along support this year’s event.”

In memory of Dr Waring, there will be a memorial lecture with demonstrations by Professor Peter Vukusic, called ‘Light Fantastic: The Science of Colour’ on the Friday, at 4.30pm.

Featuring slides and demonstrations, this lecture will show how colour and light are produced in the natural world and will offer a glimpse of how the use of light and colour engineering might shape our future. The lecture will be free of charge and enjoyable for all ages over eight years old.

During the daytime on Friday, local primary schools will be taking part in workshops, presentations and activities at The Beehive.

At 7.30pm, on Friday, in the Beehive’s cinema, there will be a screening of Loving Vincent - ‘an animated masterpiece!’.

On the Saturday, there will be a wide range of exhibits and a variety of activities taking place from 10.30am including puzzles and challenges, storytelling, animation and colour, experiments, Fizz Pop Science workshops, a walk-in Camera Obscura in town, and free talks.

These talks include ‘Colour in the Sky’, ‘Colour in Literature’, and ‘Astronomical Spectroscopy.’ The café will be open selling cakes until 3.30pm.

The day will culminate with a Fizz Pop Family Science show ‘Rainbow Bubbles’ at 3.30pm and in the evening at 7.30pm there will be a screening of Star Wars – The Last Jedi.

This year’s festival has been sponsored by Mantracourt, Battishorne Trust, Mullins Trust and The Beehive.

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