Hundreds attend Honiton’s Festival of Imagination

PUBLISHED: 11:00 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:05 04 May 2018

Making slime putty at the Festival of Imagination. Ref mhh 18 18TI 1847. Picture: Terry Ife

Making slime putty at the Festival of Imagination. Ref mhh 18 18TI 1847. Picture: Terry Ife

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Colour was the theme of this year’s event dedicated to the memory of founder Dr Sue Waring

Wyatt and Dylan Bigwood trying the diffraction glasses at the Festival of Imagination. Ref mhh 18 18TI 1850. Picture: Terry IfeWyatt and Dylan Bigwood trying the diffraction glasses at the Festival of Imagination. Ref mhh 18 18TI 1850. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton’s Beehive was buzzing with activity during the fourth Festival of Imagination on Friday and Saturday.

‘Colour’ was the theme of this year’s hands-on science and arts event for all ages.

Staged in memory of festival founder Dr Sue Waring, who sadly died last year, there was a Memorial Lecture with demonstrations by Professor Peter Vukusic called ‘Light Fantastic: The Science of Colour’.

On Friday local primary schools took part in workshops, presentations and activities.

Ethan and Sophie Brown with the parrots they made at the Festival of Imagination. Ref mhh 18 18TI 1851. Picture: Terry IfeEthan and Sophie Brown with the parrots they made at the Festival of Imagination. Ref mhh 18 18TI 1851. Picture: Terry Ife

In the evening the Beehive cinema presented ‘Loving Vincent’ - the world’s first painted feature film about the life, work and untimely death of Vincent Van Gogh.

On Saturday some 500 people enjoyed a variety of free events which included talks with interesting displays, puzzles, science and animation workshops finishing with a Fizz Pop Science Show then a screening of ‘Star Wars: The last Jedi’.

Committee member Wendy Van der Plank said it had been an excellent two days – ‘exceeding all our expectations’.


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