Arts & exhibitions

The Hive has a rich and varied programme heavily influenced by the aim to support and promote the work of new and emerging artists alongside experienced local artists, groups and organisations. 

If you are interested in hiring exhibition space please read our terms and conditions before completing and submitting an exhibition enquiry form.  Completed forms or any enquiries about exhibiting at The Hive can be sent to


Original Garden Art - 1st November - 30th November

Original Fence Art is a not-for-profit business that raises funds for the Alzheimer's Society.  Business owner, Pete Johnson, returned to photography when he realised there was an opportunity to inexpensively introduce art work features into the garden, which could be displayed on fence or wall, and enjoyed for many years.

Chinese and British - 24th November - 17th December

Chinese communities have been calling the UK home for much longer than many realise. Tracing their heritage back to regions in East and South-East Asia, they’ve established a rich and diverse culture across the UK.  

As part of The Hive’s Migrating Communities cultural programme, this FREE exhibition from the British Library, reflects on this long history through photographs, manuscripts and interviews with those who have lived through it.   

Discover remarkable individuals from British Chinese communities around the UK. Get to know the business owners who set up Europe’s first Chinatowns.  Read personal accounts from the descendants of merchant seamen. Be inspired by the scientists, artists and writers breaking new ground and uncover the challenges that British Chinese people have encountered through the centuries and continue to face today.  

Join us to celebrate the history and lasting legacy of this vibrant community, and to understand what it really means to be Chinese and British.  

If you'd like to watch an introductory video to the exhibition, featuring the editor in chief of Vice UK, Zing Tsjeng, you can watch the intro video here -


Explore Your Archive - 28th November - 17th December

Worcestershire Archives & Archaeology Service will be showcasing materials from the archives as part of Explore Your Archive Week delivered in partnership with the Archives and Records Association. Running from the 28th November – 6th December the display will also be supported by a social media campaign via @ExploreThePast and @WorcAAS on the themes of #EYAMapsPlans #EYATime #EYABeards #EYAThrowback #EYAParty #EYANews #EYALanguages and #EYAHumour  

This showcase will also include a display of selected items from our archive near the Hive café, running from 1st December – 17th December.  Linked to The Hive’s Migrating Communities cultural programme, the display will be exploring what is unique, special or treasured about the archive’s collections. 

More information about Explore Your Archive can be found at and you can use the #ExploreYourArchive hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see archives held by institutions across the UK and Ireland, whatever their size and scale, and wherever they are.