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


Jubilee Exhibition - 26th May – 4th September 

The Hive will be holding a Jubilee exhibition that will celebrate the Queen’s visits to Worcestershire over the last 70 years, starting with her visit in 1951 whilst still a Princess, through to 2012 when she officially opened The Hive.  Photos within the exhibition have been sourced from collections across the county including historical societies, local libraries and Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service which is located at The Hive.  

Touring Jubilee Exhibition

A curated version of the exhibition will also be touring a selection of Worcestershire libraries on the following dates:

20th May – 10th June – Bromsgrove 
13th June – 4th July – Redditch
5th July – 25th July – Malvern
26th July – 17th August – Kidderminster
18th August – 5th September - Evesham

Basketball Archive Collection - 27th July - 5th September

A new exhibition has been curated by the University of Worcester's Library Research Collections team to coincide with the inclusion of basketball at the Commonwealth Games.

As well as basketball items related to the Commonwealth Games and other heritage artefacts, the exhibition contains a commemorative display to the late John Atkinson, one of the co-founders of the National Basketball Heritage Centre, the archive for which is held at The Hive and at St John's Campus. John was a significant contributor to British basketball, both as a statistician and historian of the sport.

Paper Memories Exhibition - 12th August - 24th August

Working with her parents’ photo archive, artist Judith Bach explores how old snapshots can acquire an alternative meaning over time, exploring concepts of love, loss and longing.  

People of the Hop Harvest - 27th August - 3rd September

People of the Hop Harvest is an exhibition by Paul Ligas, with photographs by Paul Ligas and poetry by Sara-Jane Arbury and Beth Calverley, that gives a face and a voice to seasonal farm workers who harvest hops for our beer. It explores rural community and diversity.