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.

  • Garage Lecture Series

    Meadow Arts and University of Worcester present some of the most exciting contemporary artists working in the UK, talking about their practice in the Garage Lecture Series.

    Wednesday 29 March - Heather & Ivan Morison

    This is the second year that the contemporary arts organisation and the university’s Fine Art department have worked together on the lecture series.  All talks take place in The Studio at The Hive, except AJ Stockwell & Ben Owen* who will be talking at The Garage, Hylton Road, Worcester.

    Talks take place from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, including a chance to ask questions after each presentation. The talks are free and open to all, though booking is recommended for the public via www.meadowarts.org - also online is more about the artists.


  • Map Art - Thu, 23 March Thu, 06 July 2017

    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


  • 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.

    Friday 28 April, 10am–11:30am

    Book tickets here



  • Employment Law Advice

    Problem at work?

    Drop in for a brief chat about your case and to book a date for an advice appointment.  The drop-in sessions are being run by qualified lawyers assisted by University of Worcester law students.

    Tuesday 28 March in the Business Centre, Level 2 from 5.30 - 7pm.

  • Meditation in Movement (Qigong) Workshops

    Study Happy is a year-round programme for students in Worcester to help study healthier, happier and smarter.

    At this workshop you will participate in some exercises that quickly release the physical and mental tensions that are caused by stress. The exercises will culminate in a very effective meditation. Provided you are able to stand-up, lie-down, and move your arms, legs, and spine, you should be able to participate without any problems.

    The session will be led by Dr Marc Price 


    Weekly sessions from Thursday 26 January, 2.30–4pm


    Book your place here

  • I, Daniel Blake - Fri, 31 March

    When an ill carpenter finds himself in need of state welfare, he meets a desperate single mother who needs the same thing. Together, the duo discovers that negotiating through the red tape is a challenge.

    Friday 31 March at 6.45pm.

    Doors Open 6.45pm, films usually start at 7.15pm. Discussion follows film. Ends 9.30pm.

    Tickets are £5 and £1 for students.

    Ticket sales will be on the door or a season pass is available online. Book via www.worfs.org

  • A Theory of Everything for the NHS - Wed, 05 April

    The NHS constitution contains many principles, values and ethical codes, but offers no definition of health.

    Drawing on three decades of research and writing about the nature of health, Professor David Seedhouse will explain how this single oversight has caused massive fragmentation and inconsistency of care.

    David Seedhouse also offers a powerful solution – a theory of everything for the NHS which unites the best clinical practice with the most thoughtful ethical reflection.

    This is a FREE event.

    Book your place here.

    Wednesday 5 April, 6–7pm


  • David Savill - Authors Spotlight - Sat, 29 April

    How Personal Stories Become Political

    Debut novelist David Savill tells us how personal stories can become political drama, and gives advice about how to get your first novel published. They Are Trying to Break Your Heart, David’s first novel, is set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war and follows the story of a Bosnian man seeking the truth about his childhood friend. His second novel, Disinformation, tells the story of a journalist caught up in Vladimir Putin’s rise to power.  

    “an enthralling story about destruction and justice” – Publisher’s Weekly 

    Event starts at 6pm.  Adults £5.00, students £3.50.  Book tickets

  • Demons of the Mind: Madness and Temptation in Tudor and Stuart England - Wed, 03 May

    This talk will be given by Darren Oldridge, Professor of Early Modern History. 

    Once it was widely believed that evil spirits could manipulate human consciousness, and even plant thoughts in a person's mind. This lecture explores the role of this idea in Tudor and Stuart religion and medicine, and its implications for modern concepts of mental health.

    Talk starts at 6pm.

    The talk is free to attend but as seats are limited we do advice reserving a place.

    Reserve a place