Special events

The Hive offers a varied events programme for everyone to enjoy, from music, drama and art to learning opportunities, workshops, book clubs and lectures.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to get monthly updates on the forthcoming events at The Hive please email msowden@worcestershire.gov.uk

Please note that we do not give refunds on tickets booked in advance.

  • An Alternative History of Opera - Mon, 18 September

    Dr Daniel Somerville (University of Worcester) offers an insight into opera and its rich history of queer aesthetics and conventions. The talk will explore the gender bending traditions of the castrati and the cross-dressing ‘trouser roles’, as well as exposing the history of queer inference in opera, representations of homosexuality, and the influence of lesbian and gay fans and composers. The talk is part of Worcestershire Pride’s Festival of Arts & Culture 2017.

    Talk starts at 7pm

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  • Online Skills Mini Course

    Want to learn something new? How to use the internet for online services such as banking, shopping, Facebook or even emailing in our free bookable sessions. Basic keyboard and mouse skills required. 

    Thursday 28 September, 11am - 12.30pm
    Friday 6 October, 10 - 11.30am
    Saturday 11 November, 11am - 12.30pm
    Monday 4 December, 10 - 11.30am 

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  • Spidarlings - Thu, 28 September

    Splendid Cinema and Troma present the UK premier of this new British film that has been receiving great reviews at international festivals. A queer, punk, musical, horror, serial killer, drag, comedy mash-up film about a lesbian couple who buy a spider.

    Thursday 28 September, 7pm

    Tickets are £5.

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  • Using your Tablet or Smartphone for eBooks - Get Online Week - Mon, 02 October

    Whether you’re brand-new to the internet, or you want a bit of help making more out of being online, Get Online Week, 2 – 8 October is all about helping you take the next step.

    Monday 2 October, 10 - 11am

    The event is FREE but booking is recommended.

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  • The Great Hive Book Rescue - Wed, 04 October

    This year we are working in partnership with Oxfam Books which means there will be even more academic and non academic titles to choose from. Rummage through our wide range of books, all for 50p each, and raise money for charity.

    Book sale Wednesday 4 October, 12 - 2pm, Level 0

  • Finding and Booking Holidays Online - Get Online Week - Thu, 05 October

    Thursday 5 October, 10 - 11am

    This event is FREE.

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  • Understanding Social Media - Get Online Week - Thu, 05 October

    Whether you’re new to the internet, or you want a bit of help making more out of being online, Get Online Week, 2 – 8 October is all about helping you take the next step.

    Thursday 5 October, 10 -11am

    This event is FREE but booking is recommended. 

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  • Resources for supporting A-level coursework - Wed, 18 October

    An introduction for teachers to the 45,000 online journals and other resources available to their students at The Hive. It will be of interest to teachers of History, Film Studies,English literature and other A-level/ Baccalaureate courses that involve coursework or independent research.

    Wednesday 18 October, 6 to 8pm.

    Tickets are £3.

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  • Gunpowder, Treason and Plot - Thu, 02 November

    What was the impact of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605? Professor Darren Oldridge and Dr Paddy McNally explore the consequences of this and other Catholic challenges to Protestant rule in the seventeenth century. They show how these events, and their fiery commemoration, shaped politics and religion for generations.

    Thursday 2 November, 6pm

    This is a FREE event, however booking is recommended. 

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  • Human Rights & Equality Law: Karon Monaghan QC, Matrix Chambers - Tue, 07 November

    The University of Worcester School of Law is delighted to welcome Karon Monaghan QC who will be talking human rights/equality law. She is the leading equality lawyer and has acted in extremely high-profile cases such as the French Burqa ban and the challenge to allow opposite sex couples to apply for civil partnership.

    Tuesday 7 November, 6 to 7.30pm.

    This event is FREE however booking is recommended. Reserve your seat.

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  • Armistice Day Talks - Sat, 11 November

    Three talks by Worcestershire World War One Hundred in commemoration of Armistice Day. 1pm to 3.30pm

    Dr Martha Stewart

    Talk by Worcestershire World War One Hundred in commemoration of Armistice Day. Dr Martha Stewart the First Female Resident Medical Officer, Worcester Royal Infirmary by Rebecca Wynter.

    Research into Medical Developments

    Talk by Worcestershire World War One Hundred in commemoration of Armistice Day. Research into Medical Developments in Worcestershire in WW1 talk is by Alice Brumby.

    Stretcher Bearers

    Talk by Worcestershire World War One Hundred in commemoration of Armistice Day. Stretcher Bearers and the Casualty Evacuation Chain is by Emily Mayhew.

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    See www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk for more information.

  • Study Happy Fair - Wed, 15 November

    Join us to find out more about how you can study healthier, happier, smarter. Meet local wellbeing practitioners, learn techniques to help you combat study stress and try energy-boosting activity sessions.

    This event is open to all but is aimed particularly at sixth form, further education and university students.

    Wednesday 15 November, 11am - 5pm

    If you wish to bring a group along to this event please contact hiveadminteam@Worcestershire.gov.uk in advance.

  • Teens & PE - Tue, 05 December

    Teenage disengagement from physical education lessons is well documented. The University of Worcester have been using gerontological (ageing) suits to challenge students perceptions of ageing. This twilight is for PE teachers who may wish to use GERT suits to encourage their students to engage in PE to maintain their health in later years.

    Tuesday 5 December, 6 to 8pm.

    Tickets are £3.

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