Browsing: What’s on in Honiton

Internationally-acclaimed British artist Richard Long has launched an exhibition at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in Honiton. Being in the Moment, part of the national Artist Rooms programme, will run at the Dowell Street venue until May 23. It opened with a private viewing today (Saturday, February 22) and explores the relationship between man and the natural world. The exhibition presents pieces spanning 40 years of Richard’s career – starting with his early experiments near his home city of Bristol. There will be 21 works on show including photography, sculpture, text, drawings, maps and diagrams. The exhibition launches the gallery’s Culture…

People in East Devon affected by cancer are being offered a new course in Honiton to help cope with anxiety after a diagnosis. The programme is part of Force Cancer Charity’s support service in Honiton. Sessions in learning to understand and manage anxiety through relaxation will begin at Honiton Hospital on Friday, April 3. The monthly drop-in group will be held on the first Friday of each month from 1-2pm. Run by a qualified oncology support specialist, there will be a continuous rotation of four structured sessions for patients, families and carers affected by cancer. Each session stands alone and…

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery has the following programme of exhibitions and events from now until the end of February: Thursday, January, 30: 1.30pm-3pm Early years workshop. Drop in for a fun creative session for babies and toddlers. Free Saturday, February, 1: 10.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-3.30pm. Comic Book Workshop, Suitable for ages 11+. £10/£8 THG Friends Friday, February 14: 10.30am-2pm / 1pm-2.30pm. Love letters to the landscape – Valentine’s Special Write a love letter to the landscape with our resident poet. £10/£8 THG Friends Saturday, February 15/Saturday, February 22: 11am-3pm. Half term family workshops. Free drop-in art sessions. Create your own nature-based artwork. Free Saturday, February, 22:…

A Honiton supermarket is showing its support for Hospiscare’s coffee morning appeal by donating raffle prizes. Honiton Tesco has donated two £50 vouchers to Hospiscare for coffee morning-themed hampers up for grabs. Hospiscare’s community fundraising team will be at Honiton Tesco on Friday, February 14, Thursday, February 20 and the following day, February 21, from 8.30am until 11.30am, with help, advice and ‘bags of enthusiasm’ to support those organising coffee mornings for the charity. I have seen first-hand how the money raised from this event can support local people with terminal illnesses… March is Hospiscare’s official coffee morning month. Last…

Firefighters in Honiton are to stage a fundraising car wash for Prostate Cancer UK. The event, taking place at the fire station on January 19, has been organised in support of a colleague and friend who was recently diagnosed with the cancer. All the money raised will be donated to the charity, which funds vital research into prostate cancer and supports those diagnosed with the condition. It also raises awareness about prostate cancer so more men can receive life-saving treatment. Firefighters from other stations across East Devon are also raising money for the cause. The car wash will run from…

The Bishop of Exeter, The Right Revd Robert Atwell, will be the special guest at the first Let’s Celebrate Together service of 2020 in Honiton. Fully accessible, the service is open to people of all abilities and the theme is The Wise Men. Tea will be served after the January 11 service in St Paul’s Church, High Street. The service will start at 3pm. Level access is available from a designated drop-off point. Future Let’s Celebrate Together Services are planned for March 7, May 2 and June 4. Bishop Robert is the 71st Bishop of Exeter Cathedral. He was installed…

The Tony award-winning Kinky Boots – The Musical is being screened at The Beehive in Honiton on Valentine’s Day. Filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre, London, the movie features songs from Grammy and Tony award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper. Direction and choreography is by Jerry Mitchell. A glorious high-kicking romp’  – Evening Standard Inspired by true events and based on the film by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, this big-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and…

Honiton Community Theatre Company’s 2020 pantomime is Dick Whittington. Considered one of the oldest and best-loved pantomimes of all time, it promises to be a fitting follow up to last year’s well-received panto Cinderella. The traditional storyline, by Gail Lowe, charts the adventures of Dick and his friends as they travel from London to Morocco in search of fame and fortune. Meet entertaining new characters along with favourites like Kitty, Sarah the Cook, King Rat and the Sultan. Alderman Fitzwarren and his motley crew are sailing for Morocco when King Rat manages to sink the ship on the shores of…

Open Arms East Devon, the Honiton-based mental health group, are launching their first ever exhibition at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in the town. A thought-provoking exhibition, it will feature work created by members of Open Arms in their weekly art sessions. On display will be paintings, clay masks, prints, ceramics and sculptures. At first some people didn’t want to take part in the art sessions but we slowly built up their confidence and encouraged them to join in and feel comfortable in their surroundings – Gary Wakeham Open Arms East Devon is a group founded by Garry Wakeham, who…

Get the family together and enjoy a real festive treat this weekend – Honiton Christmas Carnival. Organised by Honiton and District Carnival, the spectacular event will take place on Saturday (December 14). The procession, which travels along the High Street, will start at 5.30pm. Be aware that road closures will be in place – from approximately 5pm to around 6.30pm. Honiton Christmas Carnival traditionally sees local carnival clubs revamp this year’s entries to offer a real flavour of Christmas, with plenty of singing and dancing along the way. Sheldon Singers to give complete performance of Handel’s Messiah in Honiton

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