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.

  • David Savill - Authors Spotlight - Sat, 29 April

    Apologies this event has been cancelled.       

    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 

  • 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

  • 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 a free place

  • Map Art - Thu, 18 May 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 19 May, 11am - 12.30pm  Book a free place