Moving Pictures

Buzzing at the Beehive

HONITON’s Beehive centre is open again, happy to be welcoming audiences for live performances in June, with gigs by The Undercover Hippy and the Simon and Garfunkel Through The Ages in June, as well as a choice of top recent films. Beehive spokesperson Jemma Browning says: “Following the government’s roadmap, we have been gradually reopening…

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A woodland adventure in your living room

EXPLORE the magic of night-time woods with a new dance theatre piece online from Pavilion Dance South West, from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February . The film, Night Tree, by Second Hand Dance, has been co-commissioned by the Bournemouth-based regional dance umbrella, for families to enjoy this half term. Based on Eve Bunting’s book…

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The Mother of All Pageants inspires documentary

FANS of the Mapp and Lucia books and television adaptations may remember the pageant (in which Lucia, predictably, played Elizabeth I), EF Benson was inspired by the popularity of pageants in the years of the 20th century – and one of the finest was staged in Sherborne. A documentary film inspired by the Sherborne Pageant…

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The call of the sea

THE autumn edition of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is a virtual event, with a series of dramatic, beautiful, lyrical and exciting new short films being shown online on 17th to 19th November. The films, as always, are stories of seafaring adventure, carefree characters and fascinating marine life, often with a particular conservation, ecological…

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Windrose launches new website

RURAL media charity Windrose Trust has a new website – windroseruralmedia.org – where you can view old film, listen to audio and order DVDs. All Windrose’s projects were cancelled or postponed because of the pandemic, but a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund has enabled the charity, which was set up in 1984 under…

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Award joy at Strode Theatre

THERE was understandable joy at Strode Theatre, Street, when the Culture Secretary announced the list of venues and organisations which would be receiving grants from the government’s Covid-19 Culture Recovery Fund. Strode Theatre, which has been closed since the lockdown started in March, has been awarded a grant of £246,911. General manager Robin Peters, who…

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