Special events

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.

  • Wildlife photography safaris from The Hive - Wed, 28 August

    Wednesday 28 August, 10.30am, 11.30am, 2.00pm and 3.00pm

    September, TBC

    Professional wildlife photographer Iain Green leads relaxed and inspiring 45 minute safaris. We’ll discover what’s blooming and buzzing just minutes from The Hive, Worcester, and towards the River Severn. You’ll learn photography tips and spend time outdoors engaging with nature.

    The safaris are free thanks to the Unlocking the Severn project. No need to book – just meet in the Atrium at The Hive by the exhibition. All you need to bring is a camera or smartphone, and dress for the weather including stout footwear.

    Unless there is torrential rain or a summer storm, the safaris will go ahead!

    Safari times are as follows:10.30am, 11.30am, 2.00pm and 3.00pm

    If you have any questions please contact Lucy Newton, Unlocking the Severn’s Informal Learning & Interpretation Officer at lucy.newton@canalrivertrust.org.uk or on 07484 912842.

  • Great Hive Book Rescue - Wed, 02 October

    Wednesday 2 October, 12pm - 2pm.

    Academic books, fiction, poetry, cook books and kids' books: we have 100s of previously owned books looking for a new owner. Our annual Great Hive Book Rescue raises money for Oxfam- a wide range of titles at bargain prices.

  • Space Day - Sat, 05 October

    Saturday 5 October, 10:30am - 4pm

    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landings at Space Day! There's something for everyone to enjoy.

    Unleash the inner astronaut in you with FREE interactive activities and exhibitions. Question the experts on all aspect of the universe and Space. Take an immersive 3D virtual reality planet walk. Observe static rocket firings, learn about weightlessness, what astronauts eat, how they go to the toilet and live in Space, try your skills with controlling robots. Experts from the University of Worcester will be exploring the challenges of using robots to explore planets such as Mars. Watch demonstrations and optical illusions from the University of Wolverhampton. Find out about Britain's Space program, check out the sky through a telescope with Bromsgrove Astronomical Society and take a photo in our space rocket Selfie booth.

    Check into The Studio for the exciting screening for the unique filming of "Space Queens". This free 25 minute film takes an in depth look at the women behind  Apollo 11 and the next generation inspired by the historical monumental event, to pursue careers in aerospace. This documentary features a mix of new and archive interviews to tell a story of equality at the heart of the space race. Book onto talks one of which is by David Hardy one of the world's distinguished space artists. He was a regular illustrator on Patrick Moore’s Sky at Night Programme, and for Arthur C Clarke and other classic books. He has documented ALL of our spaceflight history as it happened.

    If you are interested in pursuing a career in a subject related to Space, we will be conducting career tours.

    Immersive Dome Experience

    40 minutes sessions at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm.

    Experience and learn about the wonders of the night sky by booking onto a session in the 360 degree Immersive mobile planetarium.

    Suitable for children 6+ and adults.

    Cost is £4 for children and £5 for adults.

    Unfortunately, latecomers will be unable to enter the Dome once the show has started.

    For Children's tickets please book here.

    For Adult's tickets please book here.       

  • Get Online Week - Mon, 14 October Sun, 20 October 2019

    14 - 20 October

    Find out for FREE how to use the internet securely with the support of OneDigital experts and our Digital Champions.

  • What's on Your Mind - Wed, 23 October

    Wednesday 23 October, 6pm - 8pm.

    Join the Youth Cabinet at The Hive to find out about mental health services available to young people in Worcestershire.

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