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

  • The Wishing Fish - Sat, 21 April Thu, 10 May 2018

    Come visit the six-foot sculpture of The Wishing Fish now on display at The Hive celebrating Severn River Trust’s Unlocking the Severn project.  

    This is one of the most ambitious environmental projects in Europe. It aims to reintroduce migratory fish to the River Severn. This will include a little known species called the Shad which has been missing from the Severn for generations. This display includes community artworks created to celebrate World Fish Migration Day 2018.

    Families are encouraged to come visit and take a selfie using #wishingfish on social media.

  • Heather & Ivan Morison Sculptures - Thu, 01 February Sun, 01 July 2018

    Heather and Ivan Morison were ‘artists in residence’ at The Hive and University of Worcester in 2017.

    Their sculptures will interact with the bookshelves and respond to the consumption of knowledge and the library’s wealth of information in a Meadow Arts project: look out for their artists’ talks.

    From Thursday 1 February

  • #NeoNo - Tue, 01 May Mon, 14 May 2018

    This project is a window into the world of pesticide abuse within the UK, specifically Neonicotinoid. Something that can be seen as very beneficial to our lives that actually hides dark secrets. The closer you get the more you understand.

    Find this exhibition in the Café.

  • Perception is Personal - Tue, 22 May Tue, 29 May 2018

    An exhibition exploring handwriting, poetry and texts. The artist uses a unique process of using paint, graphite and ink.

    You can find this exhibition in The Hive café.

  • Images of Research - Sat, 02 June Sun, 10 June 2018

    The third annual Images of Research exhibition displays images and commentaries submitted by University of Worcester research staff and students that encapsulate their research. We welcome all visitors and invite you to vote in our Public Choice competition to identify the best entry.


  • Lost Landscapes - Sat, 16 June Tue, 18 September 2018

    An exhibition detailing all aspects of what it meant to be human in the Ice Age. Drawing on collections from the Worcester Museum and Art Gallery.

    Visitors’ own understanding of what the term Ice Age means will be interpreted through the discoveries of nineteenth century antiquarians and geologists.


  • Through the Mists of Time - Sat, 16 June Sat, 08 September 2018

    Commissioned by SDNA, a creative studio based in London, this is an immersive experience inspired by the evolution of humans towards the end of the last Ice Age that led to the birth of modern society.


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