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.

  • Knit or Crocet Poppies for The Hive - Sat, 15 September

    We would love for your poppies to become part of a stunning display at The Hive in November to commemorate the centenary of World War One. Our aim is for over 10,000 poppies to be created to represent each serviceman and woman who lost their lives in the Great War. The poppies will be sewn together in October to create a weeping wall in The Hive atrium.

    If you would like to contribute a handmade poppy you can drop them off at your local library or give them to a member of staff at The Hive. All poppies need to be received by early October so that we can sew them together in time for the display in November.

    Click for a knitted poppy pattern, or crocheted poppy pattern alternatively please feel free to download your own choice of pattern from the internet.

  • Ice Age Talks - Animals of Ice Age Worcestershire - Wed, 26 September

    Join us for two talks in The Hive to mark the end of our Lost Landscapes Project, exploring the Ice Age in Worcestershire. On Wednesday 26th September, find out what we’ve learnt along the way about the animals of this rich and varied period: from wolves to woolly mammoth, from hippos to hyenas. What do they tell us about Worcestershire’s deep history? How did the natural world respond to changing climates and extreme conditions?

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  • Ice Age Talks - People of Ice Age Worcestershire - Thu, 27 September

    Join us for two talks in The Hive to mark the end of our Lost Landscapes Project, exploring the Ice Age in Worcestershire. On Thursday 27th September, discover what we’ve been able to piece together about the people who lived here in the Ice Age. From the first traces of human activity 500,000 years ago to new arrivals as the ice sheets retreated, humans have been making their mark for longer than you might expect.

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  • The Great Hive Book Rescue - Wed, 03 October

    Wednesday 3 October, 12 - 2pm

    Level 0

    Buy second hand text books, a good novel, or something for the kids, for as little as 50p.

  • The Battle of Ancre - film screening - Thu, 04 October

    Thursday 4 October, 5:30pm 

    The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of The Tanks (1917). This little-known masterpiece documents the autumn and winter stages of the Somme campaign on the Western Front and conveys the difficulties experienced by the British Army. Accompanied by a specially commissioned score by composer Laura Rossi.

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  • Get Online Week - Mon, 15 October Sun, 21 October 2018

    This year, Get Online Week is taking place from Monday 15 to Sunday 21 October. We have some helpful events to bring you up to speed with the ever-changing digital world. 

    Tea and IT

    Wednesday 16 October, 10am - 11.30am

    A great session to help build your confidence with computers and the internet. Have a cup of tea and learn how to get online. 

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    Family Coding

    Thursday 18 October, 4.30pm - 5.15pm

    A fun, family workshop aimed to get you and your child to think creatively and work together to design your own computer game. Suitable for children aged 6+

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    Digital Champions are available this week Monday to Sunday for one-to-one appointments. Please book in person at The Hive.

  • Student Money Advice - Tue, 16 October

    Tuesday 16 October, 10am to 3pm

    University of Worcester Student Money Advisers will be on call to answer questions on all aspects of student finance. Whether you’re at already at University or considering applying you can quiz them about Student Finance England, Welfare Benefits, Scholarships and Bursaries etc.

  • UCAS Personal Statement Workshop - Tue, 23 October

    Tuesday 23 October, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Meeting Room 2

    Make sure your statement stands out from the crowd. Get expert help to craft your personal statement when applying to University. Bring with you some idea of what you would like to include and be prepared to share these with the group.

  • Remebrance at The Hive - Fri, 09 November

    9 November, 10am - 7pm

    Join the Worcestershire World War One Hundred team for a day of remembrance and commemoration including:

    • All day - visit the WWW100 Bell Tent and discover Worcestershire’s history

    • 12:30pm - a performance by Bishop Perowne School

    • 6:30pm - Screening of The Battle of the Somme film with specially commissioned score by composer Laura Rossi

  • Drop-in Armistice activities - Sat, 10 November

    10 November, 10am - 4pm

    • All day - visit the People’s Collection exhibition and the WWW100 Bell Tent.

    • Morning - family activities including storytelling, music, poppy making and Fergus the Poet.

    • 1pm – Talk on World War One research

    • 2pm - Stories from Worcestershire’s First World War featured in The People’s Collection; and a talk about Worcestershire’s Health during the war.

    • 4pm – Final chance to watch The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of The Tanks (1917)

  • Christmas Lantern Parade - Thu, 06 December

    Thursday 6 December, 6pm

    The eagerly anticipated Christmas Lantern Parade is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Starting at Cathedral Square at 6pm, the parade will make its way to The Hive spreading Christmas cheer along the way. Bring your own lanterns that you made at our Lantern Making Workshops and add your light and help illuminate Worcester City centre. To welcome you back to The Hive there will be a performance from the fantastic Rock Choir.