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Hive Looking Forward to Events in the New Year

The Hive’s What’s On Guide for the New Year is launching today, with a new season of events from January to April 2018 including the annual Harry Potter Night and Royal Photographic Society Exhibition.

Laura Worsfold, Business Development Manager at The Hive, said: “2017 has been a great year for The Hive. Our five year anniversary celebrations were a success and each year we notice a growth in popularity for our events and themed days.

“The anniversary celebrations in the summer were a great reminder of all The Hive’s achievements over the last five years and the difference it has made to the local community. We have hosted some incredible events and exhibitions and been fortunate enough to welcome some of the country’s most famous poets and children’s authors.”

The Hive has attracted former children’s laureates Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Rosen, the first female poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy, and winner of the prestigious Ted Hughes Poetry Award Holly McNish, among many other big names.

Mrs Worsfold said: “Adding value to the experience of students, the local community and the business community is at the heart of everything we do at The Hive. The numerous awards we have won are proof of how successful the shared services are and support the view that we are a ‘library of the future’.”

Since July 2012 The Hive has won 20 national and international awards, including Outstanding Library Team Award in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards and The Guardian University Awards, and short listed or runner up for 43 awards. Most recently the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, based within The Hive, was voted the 2017 Record-Keeping Service of the Year.

Mrs Worsfold concluded: “We had our highest number of people attending this year’s Christmas lantern parade, which is a great example of the hard work our staff put in to our events and also the brilliant support from our visitors, who clearly enjoy what we do. The New Year promises to bring many more inspiring, creative and fun events and exhibitions.”

From Christmas Eve The Hive’s opening times will change. This year it will close on Sunday 24 December and remaining closed until Wednesday 27 December when it will reopen from 8.30am to 7pm until Saturday 30 December. It will close on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and reopen on Tuesday 2 January when it will return to its normal hours of operation, 8.30am to 10pm.