Special events

For up to date information regarding events and event cancellation due to COVID-19 please visit our Coronavirus information page: http://www.thehiveworcester.org/coronavirus.html

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.

  • Psychology Postgraduate Open Evening - Wed, 18 March

    Wednesday 18th March, 6-8pm - This event is now cancelled

    Join us for an opportunity to speak to lecturers and current students about our taught postgraduate psychology courses, including:

    • Counselling MSc
    • EMDR Therapy MSc
    • Occupational/Business Psychology MSc
    • Psychology MSc
    • Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence MA/PG Cert/PG Dip

    There will also be an introduction from our Head of School of Psychology and the chance to speak to our experts in accommodation, admissions and money advice. If you have any questions please get in touch with us on 01905 543346 or email debra.fellows@worc.ac.uk.


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

    ‘Battle of the Baltic’, 7.15 p.m - CANCELLED 

    A vivid account of the Royal Navy’s battle to secure the freedom of the Baltic states and save the region from Bolshevik terror and German hegemony. One hundred years ago, British sailors died to protect Baltic independence from Russian invasion, a threat they still face. Then, as now, politicians cavilled, but the navy’s intervention saved the cause of liberty.

    Steve Dunn: a 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 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 or from Christine on 01905 358640.

  • Living Knowledge Network Events - CANCELLED - Fri, 20 March

    These talks take place at the British Library in London and are streamed live at The Hive. Each event is FREE to attend but booking is essential.

    Simon Armitage: The Laureate’s Library Tour - CANCELLED

    Friday 20th March 2020, 7.30-9pm

    This year the UK Poet Laureate embarks on his A-Z Libraries Tour. Using the alphabet as a guide, each spring for the next decade Simon Armitage will give readings across the UK. It’s a journey that will celebrate the library as one of the great and necessary institutions of human civilisation. In the first week of his ten-year adventure, join us for this headline reading at the British Library.

  • Online Course - CANCELLED - Tue, 31 March

    Grow Your Career - CANCELLED

    Tuesday 31st March 2020, 1-2pm

    Learn about how digital is changing the world of work and how you can successfully grow your career in the digital age. Join us for this FREE online Accenture course available via futurelearn.com. Make a start at The Hive with library staff on hand to guide and support you and then finish the course at home. FREE but booking is essential. Free drink provided.

  • Spoken Word Events - CANCELLED - Tue, 07 April

    All of the spoken word events are FREE to attend but booking is essential. Doors open at 7pm, events start at 7:30pm.

    Poetry Reading with Helen Ivory and Martin Figura - CANCELLED

    Tuesday 7th April 2020, 7pm

    Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist. She has won an Eric Gregory Award and her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection, the semiautobiographical Waiting for Bluebeard was short-listed for the East Anglian Book Awards (2014). She received an Arts Council of England Award to work on her fifth collection for Bloodaxe The Anatomical Venus, which centres on women and otherness and was published in May 2019.

    Martin Figura’s most recent collections Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine (Cinnamon Press) and pamphlet Shed (Gatehouse Press) were both published in 2016. The spoken-word show of Dr Zeeman began touring in 2016. He was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and won the Best Spoken Word Show Saboteur Award for his previous show Whistle. A new edition of Whistle was published by Cinnamon Press in 2018.