Platinum memories and rock nights

HONITON’s Beehive Centre celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with two special events over the anniversary weekend, followed by the usual eclectic programme of live music and film, including a celebration of three legendary names for the rock scene..

Happy Days, on Thursday 2nd June at 2.30pm is a “street party on stage” with a sing-a-long and lots of laughs.

And on Friday 3rd at 4pm, there is a screening of Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts, directed by the late great Roger Michell (whose famous films include Notting Hill and the brilliant recent Jim Broadbent/Helen Mirren true story, The Duke).  This new film is a nostalgic, uplifting and fresh modern chronicle of the extraordinary 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth.

The month’s other films include the new Downton (Downton Abbey: A New Era), with two screenings on Friday 10th, the 1953 musical comedy The Band Wagon (Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse), on Thursday 27th at 2pm, and Top Gun: Maverick on Friday 24th.

Live music kicks off on Saturday 11th with Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton and Cream, a noisy homage to these rock legends, followed by an acoustic night on Wednesday 15th, and the award-winning blues band The Producers on Thursday 16th.

Do you know the way to … join Tony Christie of Is This The Way To Amarillo fame, as he makes a Honiton stopover en route to Glastonbury Festival on Tuesday 21st.

Pictured: Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts; Voodoo Room reliving the legends of rock; Tony Christie, on the way to Glastonbury.