Jubilee Celebrations

The Queen’s Jubilee at The Hive

Jubilee Exhibition 26th May – 4th September 

The Hive will be holding a Jubilee exhibition that will celebrate the Queen’s visits to Worcestershire over the last 70 years, starting with her visit in 1951 whilst still a Princess, through to 2012 when she officially opened The Hive.  Photos within the exhibition have been sourced from collections across the county including historical societies, local libraries and Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service which is located at The Hive.   

Exhibition Introduction Talk and Live Screening with Joanna Lumley – 26th May 

The exhibition will launch on Thursday 26th May at 6:30pm with a short talk by Paul Hudson, Learning and Outreach Manager from Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, who will introduce the collection and share some of the stories behind the archive.  

This will then be followed by a live streaming at 7:00pm of an event, hosted by the British library - A Queen for All Seasons: A Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II. Actor Joanna Lumley and Sunday Times Royal Editor Roya Nikkhah will talk to host and broadcaster Moira Stuart about the 70-year reign and extraordinary life of service of Queen Elizabeth II, from the early 1950s to the present day.  

Places for both these events are FREE and can be booked here.

Children’s Activities 

The Hive will also be holding a variety of FREE drop-in children’s activities from Sunday 29th May – Wednesday 1st June at 11:00am and 3:00pm daily, where make your own Jubilee crown and bunding ready for your celebrations! 

Touring Jubilee Exhibition

A curated version of the exhibition will also be touring a selection of Worcestershire libraries on the following dates:

20th May – 10th June – Bromsgrove 
13th June – 4th July – Redditch
5th July – 25th July – Malvern
26th July – 17th August – Kidderminster
18th August – 5th September - Evesham

To find out what else is happening in Worcestershire and how you can get involved in celebrations visit the Worcestershire County Council page.