Celebrating The HiveAt10

The HiveAt10 celebrates a successful 10-year partnership between the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council which has seen the creation of Europe’s first fully integrated university and public library. The Hive has reimaged what a library should be in the 21st Century, connecting and engaging communities, creating opportunities, and promoting a love of learning.

The Hive will be marking this significant milestone throughout 2022 in a series of events, initiatives, exhibitions and social media campaigns that showcase its past, present, and future work within the partnership. The HiveAt10 activities centre around 10 themes that reflect The Hive’s key objectives in its work within the wider community.

These are:

                        • Heritage    • Children & Schools   • Education        • Getting involved   • Employability & skills

                        • Business   • Health & wellbeing    • Sustainability   • Digital inclusion    •  Arts & Culture

HiveAt10 Celebration Day

Celebrations for the 10th Anniversary will culminate on Saturday 2nd July when The Hive hosts Celebration Day, a FREE day of fun activities for children and families across Worcestershire. Running from 10:00am to 2:00pm activities will include: 

  • Art workshops (pre-book)
  • Storytelling  
  • Circus skills (pre-book)  
  • Giant marble run 
  • Johnny Fluffy Punk Performances
  • HiveAt10 Flag make and take 
  • Comedy performances 
  • Historical Medical Experience 

Check out the full agenda here

Do you need to book? 

Most of activities will be drop-in (no need to book), but you will need to pre-book for the Art Workshops and the Circus Skills session. Follow the links below to book your place.

Pre-Bookable sessions

Folk Beasts Workshop: 45 mins

Create your own fantastical beast in this creative workshop provided by the University of Worcester.


Circus Skills Workshop: 45mins

Try your hand at stilts, juggling balls, clubs, diabolos, as well as peacock feathers for balancing and fabric scarves for juggling.


Collective Artwork Creation: 30mins

Help make a collective artwork to commemorate The Hive’s 10th Birthday which will be on display in The Hive after the Celebration Day.



Did you know?

About The Hive

The Hive is the result of a ground-breaking partnership between the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council, whose shared belief in learning and inclusion, has provided a cultural, learning and information centre of excellence for the City and county’s residents, as well as the University’s 10,000 plus students.

By working together, the University and County Council management teams jointly developed a striking and sustainable building that acts as a highly popular focal point to support community and student access to essential public services, including library and historic archive facilities, and archaeology services.

Upcoming HiveAt10 Events

Heaven, Hell, and the English Civil War: Treasures from the Stuart Collection Workshop

Saturday 11th June – 11:00am-12:00pm

The Hive is home to hundreds of seventeenth-century books, many of which were printed during the English Civil War.  As part of the Hiveat10 celebrations, The Hive will be offering rare access to these historical texts and revealing the secrets that lie within them.  

In this exclusive ‘hands-on’ session, Professor Darren Oldridge from the University of Worcester will present a selection of these extraordinary works, which reveal a lost world of faith, fear, and political revolution.  This session is free of charge and is suitable for those aged 18+.

Book your FREE place here