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  • Hive Tops West Midlands Poll for Visits and Book Borrowing
    Tuesday, 16 December 2014

    The Hive in Worcester has been named the most popular library in the West Midlands and in the top five in England.

  • Christmas Celebrations at the Hive
    Tuesday, 18 November 2014

    The Hive has a weekend of Christmas celebrations on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December, starting with a Christmas Lantern Parade on the Friday evening.

  • Home Front Book Launch at the Hive
    Monday, 10 November 2014

    A new book exploring the British Home Front, the experiences of families and the shift in domestic and working lives during war is being launched at The Hive on Remembrance Day.

  • National Youth Work Week Events Coming to The Hive
    Friday, 31 October 2014

    Young people will have the opportunity to join in with activities to help increase awareness of health and wellbeing during National Youth Work Week at The Hive.

  • Hive Hosts Book Launch of Worcestershire's War
    Wednesday, 22 October 2014

    Authors of a new book drawing on the experiences of Worcestershire’s locals during the First World War will be at The Hive for a book launch and signing on Tuesday 28 October.

  • HIve Hosts Debate on the Horrors of War
    Monday, 13 October 2014

    As veterans who served in the armed forces continue to relive the terrors they experienced, is it easy to forget the horrors of war when you cannot see it up close?

  • Are our Education Institutes a Gateway to Employment?
    Monday, 15 September 2014

    Worcester’s MP Robin Walker will be one of five speakers to debate whether there is a great enough focus on employability in our education institutes at a Question Time-style debate at The Hive on Tuesday 16 September at 6pm.

  • The Hive Hits the Two Million Mark
    Monday, 08 September 2014

    Two years since the £60 million Hive opened in Worcester and the public and university library and history centre has reached another major milestone with two million visits.

  • Exhibition at The Hive Marks 100th Anniversary of First World War
    Friday, 01 August 2014

    An exhibition by the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service is being held at The Hive to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

  • Hive of Activity for Children This Summer
    Monday, 21 July 2014

    Arts and crafts, magical story time and creative writing at The Hive will entertain children through the long holidays.

  • Hive Film Society Puts Book-to-Film Adaptations to the Test
    Monday, 30 June 2014

    Is the film as good as the book? This was the question being asked at The Hive with a number of film screenings based on popular fiction shown during The Hive Film Society’s cinema weekend.

  • Worcestershire Sculptor Exhibits Work at The Hive
    Wednesday, 11 June 2014

    A talented local artist is exhibiting his life-size wooden sculptures at The Hive from the 12 June to 18 July.

  • Birmingham REP Starts its Regional Tour at The Hive
    Wednesday, 11 June 2014

    The Birmingham Repertory Theatre will begin it tour of its bold new play ‘Circles’ at The Hive later this month.

  • National Poet Laureate Brings Poetry to Life for Dozens of Worcester Pupils
    Tuesday, 10 June 2014

    Carol Ann Duffy entertained over two hundred and fifty children at Huntingdon Hall as part of the University of Worcester’s annual Beeline Storytelling Festival for Children.

  • Volunteers Can Make a Difference
    Monday, 02 June 2014

    The Hive is gearing up for National Volunteering Week (1 – 7 June) and is ready to recruit new volunteers who can welcome visitors to The Hive, offer support with using computers and the internet and assist at events.

  • New Seminar for Grandmas-to-be at The Hive
    Thursday, 15 May 2014

    Grandparents-to-be can brush-up on their parenting skills in a new seminar at The Hive designed to help new grandmas support the mother of their grandchild and find out the latest parenting advice.

  • The Hive Welcomes Powerful New Play to the Stage
    Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    Touring theatre companies Paines Plough and Pentabus will be bringing their moving new play, ‘Every Brilliant Thing’, to The Hive later this month.

  • Local Poets Join in the Buzz
    Tuesday, 29 April 2014

    Worcestershire poets Ruth Stacey and Sarah James will be headlining next week in the second of the poetry events, ‘Poetry and Pollination’, held at The Hive.

  • Hive Hosts 'Sports-Themed' World Book Night
    Wednesday, 09 April 2014

    The Hive has been selected as the West Midlands’ ‘flag-ship’ library for this year’s World Book Night on Wednesday 23 April.

  • Artists Come Together for Poetry at The Hive
    Thursday, 03 April 2014

    National Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, will be headlining at one of three poetry events taking place at The Hive.

  • Public Invited to Flood Debate at The Hive
    Wednesday, 19 March 2014

    Environment Agency, Partnership and Strategic Overview Team Leader, Christian Wilcox will be one of a panel of speakers at the forthcoming RSA Debate on ‘Is a major investment in flood defences really the answer?’ held at The Hive, Tuesday 8 April at 6pm.

  • Hive Shortlisted for Library of the Year Award
    Tuesday, 18 March 2014

    The Hive, Europe’s first fully integrated university and public library, is in the running to win Library of the Year at the 2014 Bookseller Awards.

  • University Welcomes Shadow Secretary of State for Education
    Wednesday, 26 February 2014

    The Shadow Secretary of State for Education, the Honourable Tristram Hunt MP, visited the University of Worcester last week to meet teacher training students and view how the University is engaging and interacting with the local community.

  • University of Worcester Set to 'Go Green'
    Friday, 07 February 2014

    University of Worcester students have organised a week of activities designed to encourage their peers to ‘Go Green’.