Browsing: What’s on in Honiton

The team behind the Exmouth Pavilion Christmas Pantomime have confirmed TV Legend and all-round good fox, BASIL BRUSH, will join pantomime favourite Stuart Earp in this year’s production of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Basil Brush will feature as The Magic Mirror, alongside Stuart Earp as Muddles, Harry Moore as Nurse Nellie, Kassie Malam as Snow White, Jessica Fay Long as The Wicked Queen and Exeter’s own Sam Emmerson as The Prince. We cannot wait to get back to Exmouth and bring fun and laughter to our amazing audiences, Basil Brush is a great addition to our show… Producer Kevin Brown says “It’s going to be…

A host of yellow and blue teddies hidden in Honiton from the end of May are raising awareness of a friendship group for retired people. Honiton U3A (University of the Third Age) is marking National U3A Day on Wednesday, June 2, with a hunt the teddy competition, with prizes donated by local businesses. From Friday, May 28, until Friday, June 4, spot the knitted bears, in the blue and yellow colours of the U3A, in the windows of shops and businesses in the town centre. Entry forms for the Spot the Teddies competition are available from May 28 from the…

Free taster sessions to try your hand at bowling are being held during open days held in Honiton at the end of May. Honiton Bowling Club is offering pre-booked taster sessions for anyone aged 10-years-old and over, keen to try out a new sport. The organisers said the weekend sessions, available on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30, from 10am until 2pm, will be Covid-19 secure. There will be refreshments available on the day. Anyone wishing to take part will need to wear trainers or flat shoes to be allowed onto the green. A spokeswoman for the club said:…

Honiton Charter Day will return in July and the town’s memory café is to benefit from funds raised at the event. Honiton Memory Café members were ‘absolutely delighted’ to be picked as charity of the year, benefiting from the 2021 family-friendly event. Terry Darrant, Charter Day organising committee chairman, said: “We hope everyone will support us, and the shops participating in our window dressing competition, to raise as much money as we can for them.” Heather Penwarden, Honiton Dementia Action Alliance chairman, said: “Memory Cafe members were absolutely delighted to be chosen as the Charter Day official charity for 2021.…

Cinema screenings return to the Beehive community centre in Honiton after a seven-month break because of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Socially-distanced cinema screenings begin on Friday, October 30, at the Dowell Street venue, and run until Christmas. A spokeswoman for the events said: “We cannot wait to safely welcome our audiences back into the building to experience the sheer joy of escaping for a couple of hours and enjoying a film on the big screen in all its technicolour glory.” A half-term treat for families is being shown on Friday, October 30, at 3pm, with the screening of Cats & Dogs…

Outdoor food festival Honiton Gate to Plate has been shelved a fortnight after it was announced it would return in August with added Covid safety measures. Organisers Sarah Milner Simonds and Beverley Milner Simonds have spoken of their ‘disappointment’ over Honiton Town Council’s decision to postpone the event until 2021 – after it was announced on June 17 the outdoor food event would go ahead. The street market, backed by Honiton Town Council and East Devon District Council, had been set to return in August with a new layout, extra space and safety measures in place to safeguard visitors and…

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in Honiton is gearing up to reopen its doors on Saturday, July 11, with guided tours and new hours. The gallery, which closed its doors to the public when the UK was forced into lockdown by the coronavirus, will celebrate opening with the relaunch of the exhibition: Artist Room: Richard Long Being in the Moment. The gallery has measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff following government guidelines. Individuals and households of up to four people will be able to book a guided tour of the current exhibition (up to 45…

Honiton Gate to Plate street market returns for its third year this August, celebrating food and craft produced in East Devon. The annual street market this year will take place on Saturday, August 15, with a new layout, extra space and safety measures in place to safeguard visitors and traders against the coronavirus. The event, from 10am until 4pm, is free to attend and will showcase what Honiton has to offer alongside some of the best food and drink producers in the South West, plus traditional crafts made locally. COVID-19 precautions put in place by organisers include the introduction of…

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in Honiton is running online art to explore ways of connecting with nature during lockdown. The gallery has teamed up with East Devon AONB to showcase Nature Shorts – online art featuring the outdoors, land and space. The gallery said the Nature Shorts aims to connect with nature during isolation, sharing different artistic approaches to land and space – with the highlighted artists working across a range of materials and processes including land art, photography, printmaking and performance. Ruth Gooding, THG curator, said: “As we move our public programme into the digital realm, we are…

More than 160 people flocked to the opening of a new exhibition by internationally-acclaimed British artist Sir Richard Long at 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 on 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. It takes its title from the work Being in the Moment (1999) – a portfolio of…

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