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.

  • Worcester Radical Film Society

    Exciting, challenging and inspiring films. 

    Friday 9 June – Where to Invade Next

    WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is a provocative and hilarious comedy in which Michael Moore will stop at nothing to figure out how to actually make America great again.

    Thursday 15 June – Refugee Shorts

    A collection of short films about the refugee crisis. The evening will include speakers from communities and organisations connected to the refugee crisis, discussion and ideas for action you can take to help.

    Friday 23 June – Into the Fire

    Greece is in crisis. But the economic crisis is not the only one. An asylum crisis has gripped the country at this time of severe austerity. And it hits the most vulnerable: Refugees, including minors, who have left everything behind fleeing their countries to find safety.

    Friday 30 June – Spirit of ‘45 

    An impassioned documentary about how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

    All films in The Hive Studio. Doors open 7pm, film starts 7.15pm.  Tickets on the door or from www.worfs.org

  • Reduce Pain, Move Freely - Sat, 10 June

    90 minute workshops with Total Somatics. Ideal for people suffering with neck, shoulder and back pain. Learn gentle movement exercises to relax tight muscle and improve mobility.

    Saturday 10 June at 9.30am or 11.30am, £10.

    Wear loose clothing. Bring a yoga/gym mat and cushion

    To book, contact support@totalsomatics.com

  • 30-40-60 Kathy Gee, Nina Lewis and Claire Walker - Sun, 11 June

    30-40-60 is a combined reading on womanhood, sharing fun and fury – winning and losing, past, present and future. 

    Poems from Book of Bones by Kathy Gee, Fragile Houses by Nina Lewis and The Girl Who Grew Into a Crocodile by Claire Walker form the basis of this multimedia show. There will be an open mic beforehand, contact 304060@mail.com for a pre-booked slot. 

    7pm for a 7.30pm start. 

    Tickets £5.00 from Worcester Live. 
    Box Office 01905 611427 or www.worcesterlitfest.co.uk 

    This event is part of Worcestershire Literary Festival & Fringe.





  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing for Children - Mon, 12 June

    The University of Worcester's Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) team of staff and students invites primary schools to join a workshop to help build resilience and support coping skills. 

    The day includes a mindfulness session for Year Fives, hosted by Mindful Beginnings and several other activities. Holywell School, Rubery, will also be sharing some of their good practice including the 'Butterfly effect' project they have implemented in their school. 

    9.30am - 2pm

    This is a free event.  Booking essential, 10 places per school.

    This event is now full.

  • The Murderer by Clown Funeral - Tue, 13 June

    Produced and performed by Christina Owen and directed by Sam George. A moving, thoughtful and funny piece of theatre based on the poem of the same name by Luke Kennard. 

    Doors open 7pm, performance starts 7.30pm.
    Adults £8.00, students/concessions £6.00 when purchased in advance www.worcslitfest.co.uk 

    This event is part of the Worcestershire Literary Festival & Fringe.

  • Natalie Haynes needs to talk about 'The Children of Jocasta' - Fri, 16 June

    Star of the BBC Radio 4 series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, Natalie brings her unique combination of ancient history and stand-up comedy to theatres and festivals in 2017.

    Natalie spent 12 years as a comedian, before returning to her first love with her book, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life. To coincide with her latest novel, The Children of Jocasta, she will take audiences on a tour through the earliest Greek Tragedies and Comedies, from the first performance by Thespis to the raucous sex-strike of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, via the great tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.

    The focus of the show is, in part, decided by the audience, who are invited to choose what they would like to hear more about: comedy, tragedy, the historical period which gave rise to these timeless plays or, if they prefer, a bit of everything. Ancient history has never been so much fun!

    Tickets available from Worcester Live Box Office and can be purchased online by visiting: worcslitfest.co.uk/programme-tickets-2017

    We expect a high demand for tickets for this event and would advise booking early.

    Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

  • Local Learning Showcase - Thu, 13 July

    Come and meet local providers to find out more about learning opportunities in Worcester. Speak to the tutors or try out a range of leisure courses like Thai Chi, creative writing and guitar playing or learn new languages like Spanish or Russian.

    You can also get advice on your next career move and gaining professional qualifications in marketing, accountancy and lots more. Representatives from the University of Worcester, HoW College and the Adult Learning team will be on hand to discuss your options. Be inspired and try your hand at some of the course available.

    Thursday 13 July from 5.30pm to 7.30-pm.

  • 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. You should have basic keyboard and mouse skills already.

    Book your place here        

    Saturday 24 June - 13:30-15:00

    Monday 17 July - 10:00-11:30

    Friday 11 August - 10:00-11:30

  • Map Art

    Do you love maps? ancient, illustrated, OS, personal maps… Would you like a new interest or hobby? Map Art workshops offer a chance to explore maps in the library archive and share ideas on making your own using embroidery, textiles, printing, acrylics, collage, or simply drawing.  

    Thursdays – 18 May, 6 July, 10am–12pm  

    For more information and to book: contact Rosie mapartworcs@gmail.com 07789 968945


  • Hive at Five - Sat, 08 July Sat, 22 July 2017

    Hive at Five logo

    This July the Hive is turning five-years-old and we want you to help us celebrate it.

    The celebrations for the anniversary begin on Saturday 8 July where a community event will be held.

    Saturday 8 July

    Visit local food and drink stalls, take part in fun children's activities, enjoy some entertainment and enter the Great Hive Cake-Off competition.

    Great Hive Cake-Off information and entry form.

    Saturday 25 July

    Check out the Watch Out Worcester Dancefest and meet The Bodyguards outside The Hive.

    Hive at Five Exhibition

    In the week leading up to the community event there will be an exhibition celebrating the achievements of The Hive over the last five years. We would love for you to contribute! If you have any photos, memories, or thoughts about The Hive and what you would like to see in the future please email them to hiveadminteam@worcestershire.gov.uk by Thursday 1 June so that they can be a part of this celebratory exhibition.

    A year of celebrations 

    More Hive at Five events will take place throughout the year, including author talks, further exhibitions, workshops for schools and a keynote speaker conference in March 2018. For regular updates on Hive at Five events, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TheHiveWorcs.