Wednesday, April 9, 2014
There was definitely a buzz in Honiton as the town’s new community centre opened its doors.
Local groups and organisations, including Honiton Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Honiton Pantomime Society, Honiton and District Carnival, Honiton Senior Voice and TRIP Community Transport Association, showcased what the town has to offer at a community fair and open day last Saturday held at the new Beehive community centre in Dowell Street.
Entertainment was provided by Honiton Youth Orchestra who performed a special Beehive overture, and there was belly dancing and a dance performance from Lyme Bay Lindy. The entertainment continued into the evening with the Big Beehive Bash with music from soul, disco and funk band Area 52.
Vernon Whitlock, the chairman of the Beehive Company, which was set up to run the centre by Honiton Town Council, said: “The fantastic and supportive response to our opening events exceeded our dreams with good audiences including two full houses. In all, well over 1,200 people visited the building over the weekend. At the community fair on Saturday there were opportunities to view the building, find out more about the opportunities to join local groups and also see displays from the many organisations who have booked space from The Beehive.”
He thanked all the volunteers for their hard work.
The Midweek Herald has been told that ticket sales for the various events at the centre have been steady and three events, including Christ Crucified, have been sell-out events. For more information about forthcoming events visit www.beehivehoniton.co.uk