Songs for survivors

IT feels as if we are living through apocalyptic times, so what better entertainment than Armageddon Attenborough, at the Beehive centre, Honiton, on Friday 15th July when Bumnote – Chris White and Hal Kelly – perform their lo-fi comedy musical about the apocalypse, people, and what it means to survive. You are promised a story that begins near the end, and is filled with dread, hope and annoyingly catchy tunes.

On Saturday 16th, the Beehive hosts Imagining Our Festival, a small-scale event that will lead into 2023’s Festival of Imagination with the theme of “Our Environment.” At 10am there will be a guided walk through Honiton’s green spaces, returning to the centre for coffee and chat. From noon to 1.30pm there will be a Q&A session with Devon’s Climate Change Officer, on the theme of “How we can help the planet in small steps?”

During the day there will also be drop-in art sessions with Isgard Wild and a creative writing workshop for aspiring writers with poet/dramatist Chris White (this event must be booked).

As well as new films, and a screening of Prima Facie, direct from the West End, starring Jodie Comer in a critically acclaimed solo performance, there will also be a dementia-friendly screening of the comedy thriller Western, The Sting (1973) starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, on Thursday 28th July at 2pm.