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.

  • Journey of Discovery Trail - Fri, 02 February Sun, 18 March 2018

    Take the Journey of Discovery Trail with BBC Focus Magazine. From the dark heart of the black hole to the inner workings of toothpaste, science is everywhere if you know where to look. Pick up a quiz sheet in The Hive, find the boards and start exploring.

    Part of the Micro Science Festival and British Science Week.

    Taking place within The Hive and the University of Worcester City Campus grounds.

    For full details: www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/arts-and-culture


  • Garage Lecture Series - Wed, 07 February Wed, 14 March 2018

    Some of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists (David Bethell, Helen Maurer, Marianna Simnett and Jasleen Kaur) visit The Hive to talk about their artwork, ideas and the processes they use in a series of free talks, presented by Meadow Arts and the University of Worcester’s Garage Studios.              

    Wednesdays 7, 14, 21 February and 14 March

    Talks take place from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at The Hive, and include a chance to ask questions after each presentation.

    The talks are free and open to all, though booking is recommended via www.meadowarts.org

  • Theatre Directing Workshop - Sat, 17 February

    This workshop is part of Jump Start's Programme for aspiring theatre writers and directors. Led by Rob Watt who is renowned for his work with young people at the National Theatre, this is an opportunity to learn from one of the best in the country. 

    1.30 - 4.50pm, £5.00 

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  • Online Skills Mini Course - Mon, 26 February Sun, 18 March 2018

    Find out how to use the internet for online services such as banking, shopping, Facebook and emailing with the FREE online mini skills course. Basic keyboard and mouse skills needed.

    Monday 26 February, 10 to 11.30am

    Sunday 18 March, 12 to 1.30pm

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  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams - Mon, 26 February

    An introduction to Lost Landscapes of Worcestershire and screening of the Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a documentary exploring the Chauvet Cave in France.  

    Lost Landscapes of Worcestershire is a heritage lottery funded (HLF) project being delivered by Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive and Museums Worcestershire, bringing lost landscapes back to life. The project includes an exciting programme of education, research and exploration and two high profile exhibitions in The Hive and Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum in summer 2018. A free event.

    Monday 26 February, 7 to 9pm.

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  • Here I Belong by Matt Hartley - Fri, 09 March

    Presented by Pentabus Theatre

    Elsie has lived here all her life. She’s seen elections, weddings, wars, people coming, people going. We tell her story over six decades – from the coronation in 1953 to her birthday party today. Staged cabaret style, the action happens all around you, the audience. As we move forward through time the décor and actors change as we take you on a funny and moving journey through sixty years of village life. Bring your friends, bring your family or just bring yourself – there will be cake! 

    Performance starts at 7.30pm 

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  • Spotlight on Science Research - Mon, 12 March

    University research staff from the institute of Science and the Environment talk about their latest discoveries in human health.

    We recommend that you book tickets if you would like to attend this FREE event.

    Monday 12 March, 6.30 to 7.30pm.

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  • The Science Behind the Wildlife Camera - Tue, 13 March

    A talk open to everyone by Dr John Dutton from the University of Worcester who will be looking at BBC wildlife footage from the other side of the camera. This event is free but booking is essential to guarantee a space.

    Tuesday 13 March, 6.30 to 8pm.

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  • Saving the Earth Workshop - Thu, 15 March

    Go green this Science Week and find out how people affect our Fragile Earth. Experience live testing of the rubbish you throw away to find out what’s really left behind. Learn about the disposable packaging you can eat and find out how oceans turn to acid. This is a hands-on workshop and is sure to leave you excited and enthused about how you can make a difference and maybe even save the Earth! Suitable for children aged 6 to 12. Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult.

    Thursday 15 March, 4.30 - 5pm or 5.15 to 5.45pm

    £3.95 per person

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  • World Fish Migration Day - Sat, 21 April

    Throughout March Severn Rivers Trust will be getting ready to celebrate World Fish Migration Day on Saturday 21 April.

    Workshops and art sessions are being held at The Hive with school children as well as a number of workshops in the Easter Holidays. In Saturday 21 April there will be an event at Cathedral Square and a procession through Worcester City Centre, with the celebration ending in The Hive.

    Severn Rivers Trust will be working with local artists and schools and invite anyone interested to come and join in the celebration.

  • Author Spotlight - Alex Christofi - Thu, 26 April

    Join us for an evening talk with Betty Trask Prize-winning author Alex Christofi. Alex will be talking about his latest novel Let Us Be True. Let Us Be True charts the lives of two extraordinary characters through an era of great uncertainty, from the war and its aftermath to the deadly unrest of 1960s Paris.

    Thursday 26 April, 7.30pm to 9pm

    £5 per person

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