Autumn at The Hive

What’s On at the Hive

September 2023

School Records workshop

Saturday 9th Sept, 10am – 12pm

Discover the wealth of local and family history available within school records spanning 1870 – 1920. Limited spaces - £12.

Find out more and book your space.


Behind the Scenes tours (with BSL)

Saturday 9th September

Letters from the Titanic, Shakespeare’s marriage bond, historic photos and much more lie within 12 miles of collections at Worcestershire Archives! Go behind the scenes to discover fascinating and inspiring items.

Free – British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation available

Book for 1-2pm tour

Book for 3-4pm tour


History in the Making

9th, 12th, 16th & 26th September

Telling Worcester’s stories through art, creative writing, photography and zine making – this project, supported by Explore the Past and The Hive, is celebrating our rich heritage and the voices of underrepresented communities through a programme of free creative workshops. September’s theme is ‘Food & Family’ – see details of upcoming workshops.


Roald Dahl Day –

Saturday 16th September, 10am-3pm

Get stuck into some jumpsquiffing activities at the Hive to celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday and have some Phizz-wizzing fun!

This year we’ll be celebrating Roald Dahl’s animals! Available throughout the day, there will be a selection of Roald Dahl inspired games, a selfie station, colouring, and activities for you to enjoy. As well as themed Ratatat Storytimes at 11:30am and 3pm.



Media and Culture Short Course Part 1 –

Wednesdays from 27th September-1st November, 12pm-2pm

The University of Worcester are hosting a FREE adult Media and Culture taster course at the Hive for anyone interested in the subject of media and culture, getting back into studying or developing their professional skills in an informal and flexible way. Please note – This is a repeat of the sessions that we ran in the Spring.

Places on the course are limited and you will need to book each session individually below.  There are no qualifications or prior knowledge necessary to join us, but participants will need to access course reading and writing materials and be able to participate in classroom discussions. Each session is stand-alone, and you can choose to join us for individual sessions or the full course.

Find out more and book your space.


Mike Gayle in Conversation -

Saturday 23rd September 11am-12pm

Bestselling author Mike Gayle will be in conversation at The Hive to talk about his seminal and poignant novel All the Lonely People (2021) which is a reflection on the impact of isolation and how human connection ultimately triumphs. H will also be talking about his new release A Song of Me and You (2023) Tickets to this event are £2.00 - book your place here