Beehive marks fifth anniversary with open day

The Beehive in Honiton is celebrating a milestone in its history with an open day.

Being staged on Saturday, June 15, the fifth anniversary event aims to showcase everything the Dowell Street venue has to offer the local community.

Local residents and community groups are invited to visit the purpose-built venue from 10am to 1pm.

There will be plenty to see and do.

As well as being able to view The Beehive’s facilities, there will be live entertainment, including performances from Theatre Kidz, Honiton Band and Honiton Community Theatre.

Beehive open day

Live music will be on offer in the cafe, provided by Sue King and Terry Stacey.

Mark Tipping’s music photography will be the basis of an exhibition in the gallery.

There will be stalls in the main auditorium and children will be able to participate in arts and crafts activities. Also on offer will be free refreshments and an anniversary gift.

While a controversial proposal when it was first mooted, a dedicated group of councillors and supporters fought tooth and nail to get Honiton a community building it could be proud of.

Negative town polls, a fair share of bad press and concerns over the costs all failed to stop the vision for The Beehive becoming a reality.

Join in the celebration by just turning up. It’s free to attend.

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