Browsing: What’s on in Honiton

Honiton folk rock bank Sweet Black Angels is preparing to launch a new single. Fly Away is the first single from a new album project to be released on all digital sites. It will be available to pre-order on July 12 and be officially released on July 15. Sweet Black Angels are performing at this year’s Jurassic Fields music festival in Bridport. They will take to the stage at 7pm on July 13 – a day after pre-orders for the single open. Other bands scheduled to perform at the event include Dreadzone and Coco and the Butterfields.

St Paul’s Church in Honiton is staging another of its popular Celebrate Together events. Taking place on Saturday, July 6 at 3pm, the celebration is especially geared to those with learning disabilities as well as their family members, friends and carers. Tea will be served after the service. The parish church holds Celebrate Together every other month. Further events are already planned for September and November. Level access is available from the drop-off point. For further information about this event in the parish church, call the Reverend Ann Stuckey on 01297 625433. __________________________ More What’s On

There is plenty going on at Honiton Library over the coming weeks – from computer lessons for beginners to talks On Wednesday, June 26, and on July 3 the library will host a free computer course for adults. Tailored to meet the needs of beginners, the sessions are being run by Elite Training. They aim to cover many topics, including how to use the internet. Other subject matter will include email, social media and technology. Booking for the course is essential. Speak to a member of the library team to register or find out more. Both sessions will run from 2pm…

Honiton Charter Day will this year remember Terry Farebrother, a former Honiton shopkeeper and leader of the town’s chamber of commerce. Mr Farebrother was instrumental in setting up the annual Charter Day celebrations, which will this year mark the 762nd anniversary of Honiton being granted a royal charter to hold a weekly market. He was also affiliated to the town’s street market, having served as the market supervisor. Participants are asked to wear a hat on the day in his memory and in support of Ferne Animal Sanctuary. The Wear A Hat Day will be incorporated into all the usual Charter…

After its well-received exhibition celebrating everything to do with paper, the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton is this week launching Who Am I? The new exhibition of self-portraits, being staged in the gallery’s upstairs Project Space, will feature a completely new collection of works created by local adults with learning difficulties. Arts-for-health charity Magic Carpet has been an important feature of the town’s community for many years and has benefited countless individuals, families and the wider town. It has a base in Exeter but works with adults from across the district. Who Am I? exhibition participants have created portraits using…

Battle re-enactments and early medieval crafts will be on offer when a Living History Weekend is staged at Escot Park. Taking place during the school summer holidays, on August 10 and 11, the event will shine a light on Anglo Saxon culture. See the Westencynn Warriors engage in epic battles. Watch as they make one of their trademark shield wall charges. Feel like you have travelled back in time with displays from The Vikings! re-enactment society. The Vikings! recreate life from the Dark Ages and the society was founded in 1971. Authentic-looking costumes promise to be a major crowd-pleaser, along…

The schedule has been published for this year’s Offwell Flower and Produce Show. Last year’s event was hampered by extreme heat and a clash with major sporting events. Taking place in the village hall on Saturday, September 14, the 2019 show has classes for everyone – from flower arrangers to vegetable growers. The subject of this year’s first competition in the decorative class is a flower display with an afternoon tea theme. A sporting theme is required for the traditional scarecrow competition. Other classes include: fruit; cut flowers; vegetables; home produce; home brew; photographic; and handicrafts. In class 39 of…

The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School will present The Canterbury Tales in Honiton as part of its West Country tour. Being staged at The Beehive on Saturday, June 22, Geoffrey Chaucer’s classic drama is directed by Kirtstie Davis and designed by Alex Berry. Penned more than 600 years ago, the drama tells the tale of a colourful cast of characters as they set off for a story-telling competition. They aim to compete with tales of love, lust, chivalry and adventure. The theatre school performed The Mill on the Floss at The Beehive last year. This year’s offering is said to…

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. Live music will be on offer in the cafe, provided by…

Farming will definitely be in the spotlight at this year’s Honiton Agricultural Show. Taking place at the showground on Thursday, August 1, the event is a traditional day out for not just farmers but the entire local community. However, the emphasis has always been on agriculture, farming and rural crafts. The 129th show, organised by Honiton and District Agricultural Association, will take place on a 140 acre site and is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors. Main Ring attractions will include Jamie Squibb and his freestyle motocross arena stunt show as well as The Devil’s Horsemen, a stunt and trick…

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