Tremendous line up in store at The Beehive in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 January 2018

Midlands-based duo Bookends will be performing at The Beehive in 2018.

Midlands-based duo Bookends will be performing at The Beehive in 2018.

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The Beehive, in Honiton, has launched into 2018 with renewed vigour with a huge variety of events for all tastes, writes Wendy Van der Plank, from the venue.

After being awarded ‘Community Centre of the Year’ award in the 2017 Devon Community Honours, The Beehive, in Honiton, has launched into 2018 with renewed vigour, a refreshed team of wonderful volunteers and a huge variety of events for all tastes, writes Wendy Van der Plank, from the venue.

The cinema will be screening ecological documentaries ‘Earth-One Amazing Day’ and Ai Weiwei’s, ‘Human flow’ then there are several Oscar contenders and Golden Globe winners too.

New for this year are the NTLive screenings, beginning with ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ on the Thursday, February 22, and the continued live screenings of ballet and opera from The Royal Opera House.

The monthly ‘Comedy Avengers’ continue, along with the free folk and acoustic café evenings. ‘Jethro’ returns and comedian Alun Cochrane.

Honiton Community Theatre Company will perform its much-anticipated production of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ during the half term holidays.

The annual ‘Festival of the Imagination’ is set to take place on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.

There’s also a fundraising concert for the Admiral Nurse Campaign, performed by the Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, May 5.

Beehive gigs include festival favourites ‘Echo Town’ and their guests - ‘True Strays’.

The legendary blues band, ‘The Producers’ play in March and hometown boys, Cole Stacey and Joe O’Keefe return with ‘India Electric Co’.

‘Show of Hands’ are opening their tour at The Beehive in April with guest Geoff Lakeman.

Irish songstress Cara Dillon will also be along in May, along with husband Sam Lakeman. ‘Six Hands’ another special concert, with John Williams, John Etheridge and Gary Ryan will be performed in June.

There’s live dance with James Wilton Dance in their production of ‘Leviathan’ in April.

Bristol Old Vic theatre school will perform this year’s production, ‘Mill on the Floss’ in June.

Everyone loves a good tribute band and the venue has several this year with: Kytsun Wolfe’s, ‘The Image of Cliff and Sounds of the Shadows’, ‘Dire Streets’, ‘Through the Decades with Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly’ and ‘Simon and Garfunkel’ by Bookends.

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