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.

  • Music Together for Dementia

    Fridays, 4 October, 1, 15, 29 November, 13 December, 11:00am -12:00pm

    Aimed at people with dementia and their carers, these sessions use music and song to stimulate communication and interaction, prompting memory and brightening mood.

    The groups are run by a HCPC-registered Music Therapist, experienced in dementia care.

    Everyone is welcome to come along: no musical skill or experience is necessary to take part and it doesn’t matter if you can't sing!

    Costs £2 per session. Carers are welcome to attend for free.

    Book ticket.

  • Remembrance Poppy Display - Fri, 01 November Sun, 17 November 2019

    1 - 17 November

    The beautifully handcrafted poppies from local residents and as far afield as New Zealand will be returning to The Hive and displayed in the atrium as a mark of remembrance to all the Worcestershire service men, women and animals who lost their lives during the First World War.

     

     

     

  • Being Human: Festival of Humanities

    Secrets and Discoveries: Histories from Worcestershire and Beyond

    14 - 23 November, Atrium

    An exhibition of fifty secret histories, including the Lost Village of Croome, an Amputation Chair, Tudor demons, a secret porcelain recipe, a nuclear bunker and where royalty was to be evacuated in a Nazi invasion.

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    Blue Potatoes and Invasion Fears

    Wednesday 20 November

    Drop-in activities: 11am - 5pm

    Talk: 6:30pm

    Throughout the day there will be activities in The Hive Studio giving you a chance to listen to oral histories, view archive film, answer quizzes, examine extracts from Worcestershire wartime newspapers, take a look at weekly ration allowance and taste wartime foods such as carrot jam.

    In the evening, enjoy a talk about some of the secret invasion fears that haunted Worcestershire during the Second World War, and discover some of the weird and wonderful food people ate to eke out their rations.

    Book tickets for 6:30pm talk

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    ‘Protest’ | Britain on Film

    Monday 18 November, 6:30pm

    At a time of intense public activism, both at home and across the globe, explore the varied and fascinating history of public protest in the UK with this new archive film programme. Featuring footage all the way from a 1910 suffragette demonstration to striking coal miners in the Rhondda Valley. Introduced and discussed by a Principal Lecturer and PhD student from the University of Worcester.

    BBC film certificate: (12A)

    Adults £2 | Students £1

    Book tickets

  • CANCELLED - Screen Writing Festival - Fri, 22 November Sat, 23 November 2019

    University of Worcester Screenwriting Festival

    Friday 22 and Saturday 23 November

    It is with regret that the 2019 Screenwriting Festival has been cancelled.

  • The Autumn Creative Writing Series hosted by the School of Humanities - Thu, 05 December

    Powerful Poetry (continued)

    7pm for a 7:30pm start

    Original and fresh poetry from the winner of CoachesSLAM 2018, Hannah Swingler, and activist poet Kamil Mahmood who uses words as tools for change. Both poets are from the new and dynamic Birmingham based publisher, Verve Poetry Press. Join us for the last lively poetry event of 2019!

    FREE but booking is essential

    Book tickets

  • Christmas Open Mic Night - Thu, 12 December

    Join the University of Worcester Creative Writing department for a Christmas open mic event.

    Hosted by Dr Jack McGowan. Drop-in and or sign up by emailing j.mcgowan@worc.ac.uk for a reading slot on the night!

    Suitable for ages 16+

  • 'Welcome to Britain' - Britain on Film - Wed, 18 December

    Wednesday 18 December, 6:30pm

    In a time of constant debates around immigration both nationally and internationally, Britain on Film: ‘Welcome to Britain’ looks back to chart a century of arrivals to the UK.

    Featuring the voices of different generations of British immigrants themselves. Introduced and discussed by senior lecturers from the University of Worcester and volunteers from the Beacons Development Education Centre.

    Including readings from the recent anthology Out of Bounds: British Black & Asian Poets.

    BBFC film certification: (PG)

    Adult £2 | Students £1

    Book ticket

     

  • The Battle of Worcester Society presents a Winter Season of History Talks - Wed, 15 January Wed, 15 January 2020

    7.15 p.m

    Guy Little:   Pirates, Slavers, Old Adversaries and Emerging International Rivals.

    The limitations of Mid-Victorian naval coercion explored circa 1846-1871

    Guy is an amateur historian with a keen interest in the role of the Royal Navy generally. This led to completion of a Master’s Degree in Naval History through the University of Portsmouth in 2019 where the 19th century was of particular interest to him.

    Tickets to all events are £3 students, £5 member and £7 guests (or non members) can be purchased on the door on the night or from the Tourist Information Centre of from Christine on 01905 358640.

  • The Battle of Worcester Society presents a Winter Season of History Talks - Wed, 19 February Wed, 19 February 2020

    7.15 p.m

    Robbie Porter:  The Worcestershire Regiment at Gallipoli

    This present talk will examine the military and political background to the campaign, the 4th Worcestershire's difficult landing at Cape Helles as well as critical engagements including the First and Third Battles of Krithia

    Bio - 'Robbie Porter is a lecturer and charity worker originally from Hawick, Scotland. He studied History at Sunderland and has lived in Worcester since 1991. He became interested in Gallipoli after discovering that his grandfather took part in the attacks at Achi Baba Nullah on 12 July 1915'.

    Tickets to all events are £3 students, £5 member and £7 guests (or non members) can be purchased on the door on the night or from the Tourist Information Centre of from Christine on 01905 358640.

  • The Battle of Worcester Society presents a Winter Season of History Talks - Wed, 18 March Wed, 18 March 2020

    7.15 p.m

    Steve Dunn: another local author who has published at least four history books and another is due out at the end of January 2020.  His books include The Coward? and The Scapegoat.

    Steve R Dunn is an author who has a special interest in the British Navy of the early 20th century and World War One. He has seven published works to his credit with another two commissioned for 2020 and 2021. When not writing Steve plays tennis and cooks.  He lives in Worcestershire and South West France. “Steve Dunn is an accomplished author with a strong record of revealing aspects of First World Ward naval history that has been overlooked in popular histories”. (Military History Monthly July 2018)

    Tickets to all events are £3 students, £5 member and £7 guests (or non members) can be purchased on the door on the night or from the Tourist Information Centre of from Christine on 01905 358640.