Arts & exhibitions

The Hive has a rich and varied programme heavily influenced by the aim to support and promote the work of new and emerging artists alongside experienced local artists, groups and organisations.  

For information about exhibiting and performing at The Hive see Arts@The Hive

  • Picture This! - Tue, 04 October Mon, 31 October 2016

    An exhibition of prize winning entries in the World Wide Picture Book Competition. Featuring three winning UK illustrators - Anna Doherty, Cindy Wu and Ya Ling Huang - and three winning illustrators from each of the other participating countries, The Netherlands and Germany.

    The competition, previously known as the Lemniscaat Competition is being promoted in the UK by the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society and Walker Books.

  • Art of Conversation - Sat, 24 September Thu, 20 October 2016

    Art of Conversation 2016 is Art in Minds Foundations' annual exhibition to mark World Mental Health Day (10 October).

    Art in Minds works with adults in the community with experience of mental ill-health. By creating opportunities to exhibit member's artwork, sharing new creative skills and keeping members and volunteers actively engaged in the local community the charity helps foster their personal and professional creative interests.

    Art displayed in the cabinets next to the café.



  • The Hop Project - Thu, 03 November Tue, 13 December 2016

    The Hop Project is a contemporary art exhibition touring Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham and the Black Country in 2016/17.

    Funded by Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Programme, the project's starting point in an exploration of the social and political implications of hop production in the West Midlands. The Hop Project is conceived and produced by General Public (artists Elizabeth Rowe and Chris Poolman).

  • The Hungry Caterpillar

    This exhibition has been postponed.  The new date for the exhibition will be posted on the website as soon as it is confirmd.

    A walk-through sensory exhibition for children based on a new tactile edition of this classic book. 

    The new book, which is also available in braille, has been produced by Lemniscaat Publishers (Netherlands) and Dreaming Fingers (India). The brilliant illustrations, collages of specially prepared paper, and the cleverly die-cut pages show what the Hungry Caterpillar ate on successive days, graphically introducing sets of up to ten objects and also the names of the days of the week in rotation, as well as telling the central story of the transformation of the caterpillar. The books are for all children, including the visually impaired and children with special needs.

  • Explore the Past - Bromsgrove

    Working with The Bromsgrove School, Bromsgrove Library and the District Council's Townscape Heritage Initiative, Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service has produced short audio stories from 19 local people who shared their memories of the shops, cafes and pubs along Bromsgrove's High Street from the 1940s onwards.  Listen to the audio stories in the sound domes on level 2 and see the virtual exhibition of images on the touch table also on level 2.

    Image: Pat and John