A TASTE of Honey is the latest offering from the Teignmouth Film Society in Dawlish on Friday, May 19, at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Dawlish.

Described as ‘A ground-breaking and tender film’ ‘A Taste of Honey’ (UK, 1961) is based on the play written by the 19-year-old Liverpudlian, Shelagh Delaney.

‘The film confronts hard-hitting themes – teenage pregnancy, homosexuality, racism – with freshness and honesty,’ says the society’s Hilary Olek.

‘Sixty years on, the film still packs a punch. Rita Tushingham is especially moving as the young Jo – spiky and rebellious but also unsure of herself and longing for love.

‘Controversial in its time, the film was nevertheless widely admired and awarded no less than four Baftas.’

Doors open from 7pm and the film begins at 8pm with a running time of 1 hour 40 minutes.

Entry costs £5 at the door with free parking (from 6pm) on-street or round the corner in Barton Hill Car Park, Dawlish EX7 9QF.