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 hiveadminteam@worcestershire.gov.uk  

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

  • The Hay Festival - Fri, 25 May Thu, 31 May 2018

    The University of Worcester is delivering a series of four panel talks at the Hay Festival, one of the world’s top literary festivals on Friday 25 May, Tuesday 29 May, Wednesday 30 May and Thursday 31 May. The talks will explore the changing role of women, how children growing up in violent households can break the cycle of abuse, the future of the NHS, and the future of universities

    For tickets to any of the events please visit the Hay Festival website at www.hayfestival.org

  • Mental Health and Schools - Wed, 06 June

    This session will provide you with the basics on children, young people and parental mental health. It will include mental health tips for looking after yourself and how to promote it in the classroom and school.

    Wednesday 6 June,

    Cost £3

    Book tickets

  • Ice Age Exhibition Launch Day - Sat, 16 June

    Celebrate with us at the opening of the exhibitions in The Hive and the Art Gallery and Museum, and explore Through the Mists of Time art installation on Level 0 of The Hive.  

    There will be FREE events and activities throughout the day at both venues, including 'Meet the Artists' and 'Meet the Curator' opportunities and 'Make and Take' crafts.

    Let's Celebrate!

    Saturday 16th June, 11am – 4pm

    The Hive and Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

  • Research Seminar - Healthy ageing - Thu, 21 June

    Dr Jennifer Joyce, Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science and Dr Clare Rhoden, Principal Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science will be delivering a research seminar into healthy aging: exploring the psychological, physical and cognitive dimensions of ageing and physical activity.

    Thursday 21 June, 1pm to 2pm       

    This is a FREE event.

    Please book tickets via emailing l.jackson@worc.ac.uk

  • The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope - Wed, 27 June

    This one hour documentary film explores how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can shape a child's physical and mental health. It will be followed by a panel session chaired by a senior lecturer from the University of Worcester’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health team; and featuring speakers from national charities, a clinical psychologist and other trauma specialists.

    Wednesday 27 June, 5pm to 7pm

    Cost £6

    Book ticket

  • Family Art Workshop - Sat, 30 June

    Meadow Arts Inspires is running a FREE Family Art Workshop as part of the Ice Age project. Suitable for children ages 7 and above.

    Saturday 30 June, 11am to 2pm.

    Drop in and join us.

  • People of the Ice Age Talk - Mon, 16 July

    Join us for the first of four lectures exploring aspects of Palaeolithic life in ancient Britain and the evidence that we have here in Worcestershire right beneath your feet.

    When did humans first inhabit this area? What were they like? We will explore how these people lived and look at the latest research helping us to understand our earliest ancestors.

    Monday 16 July, 7pm to 9pm

    Free talk.

    Book ticket.

  • The Ice Age Environment Talk - Mon, 30 July

    Join Nick Daffern for the next of our Palaeologist Life and Environment lectures.

    Nick is an environmental archaeologist and palynologist with a particular interest in the environment of the West Midlands during the Ice Age.

    Monday 30 July, 7pm to 9pm.

    Free talk.

    Book ticket

  • Ice Age Fauna Talk - Mon, 13 August

    In this talk we look at animals that lived in ancient Britain during the last half million years.

    Monday 13 August, 7pm to 9pm.

    Free talk.

    Book ticket





  • Geology and Climate Change Ice Age Talk - Mon, 03 September

    Professor Ian Fairchild, Emeritus Professor of Geology and the University of Birmingham, completes out talk series with a look at Worcestershire's Ice Age geology and climate change past, present and future.

    Monday 3 September, 7pm to 9pm.

    Free talk.

    Book ticket