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 msowden@worcestershire.gov.uk

The Hive screens a selection of films in the 50-seater Studio. Tickets are £3.50 and refreshments can be purchased from the café. We adhere to film classification guidelines, so proof of age will need to be shown for entry in to those films classified 15 and above.

Please note that we do not give refunds on tickets booked in advance.

  • Battle of the Somme Film - Sun, 03 July Sat, 16 July 2016

    The Battle of the Somme film, courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, will be showing in the studio on the following dates and times. The film was shot and screened in 1916 and was the first feature length documentary reaching approximately 20 million people in the year of its release. The film is free to watch but we do advise you reserve a seat. On 14 July Michael Stedman, published expert on the Battles of the Somme will accompany the evening film showing with a talk. 

    Sunday 3 July, 7 - 8.30pm reserve a seat
    Wednesday 6 July, 11am - 12.30pm reserve a seat
    Saturday 9 July, 12 - 1.30pm reserve a seat
    Wednesday 13 July, 3 - 4.30pm reserve a seat
    Saturday 16 July - includes talk by Paul Elliott, 12 - 1.30pm reserve a seat    
    Thursday 14 July, 7 - 9pm with Michael Stedman reserve a seat

  • Journey of the Turtle - Thu, 28 July

    Lempen Theatre 

    In the beginning turtle was shiny and fast, always impatient, always in a hurry, but then one day he had a terrible accident… 

    A charming tale, created through the imagination of two children and the atmosphere of a special hill, which follows the story of one crazy turtle. A beautiful story told with table top puppets, shadows, traditional storytelling and atmospheric sound-scape. 

    Suitable for everyone over the age of 5. Adults £5, children £3, babes in arms free. 

    Performance starts at 2pm (50 minutes) 

    Book tickets

  • Visit the Book Doctor

    Stuck in a reading rut? Gone off reading? Want to try something new or different? Consult with our Book Doctor who can help advise on new or interesting titles or genres you may not have heard of. Sessions last for around ½ hour.  

    Thursday 28 July, 6 – 8pm  
    Wednesday 10 August, 10am – 12pm 

    Book session



  • Lady in the Van - Sun, 31 July

    Certificate 12
    Maggie Smith steals the show as The Lady in the Van. A fascinating true story of Miss Shepherd who parked her van on Alan Bennett’s driveway for 15 years. A funny and poignant tale of a relationship that changed both of their lives. Packed full of comedy, wit, and more wit!

    Film starts 3pm.  Runtime:104 minutes
    Tickets £3.50
    Book tickets

  • Room - Sun, 28 August

    Certificate 15
    Adapted from the novel by Emma Donoghue starring Brie Larson awarded Oscar and BAFTA for best leading actress. A unique tale that explores an emotional journey for Jack and his Ma as the five year old child experiences the outside world for the first time, following a lifetime of imprisonment. A deep, emotional film. 

    Film starts 3pm.  Runtime:118 minutes.
    Tickets £3.50
    Book tickets