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.

  • Twilights - Children and Young People who are Anxious and Stressed - Tue, 24 April

    This session will focus on how to understand and support anxious children. You will find out how and why stress and anxiety can impact children's lives and why school can be a difficult experience for these children.


    £3 per person.

    Book ticket

  • Twilights for Teachers - ADHD & ASC in the classroom - Wed, 09 May

    ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) in the classroom (Dr Clare Smith)

    This session will help you to consider the uniqueness of these children struggling to manage the classroom environment with helpful tips on how best to support them.

    Although aimed at school staff our twilights are suitable for parents and carers. All twilights are led by Child and Adolescent Mental Health lecturers from the University of Worcester.

    Wednesday 9 May, 5pm - 6.30pm.

    Cost £3

    Book tickets

  • Writing comedy for TV and Film - a workshop with Henry Normal - Wed, 16 May

    Participate in a workshop with the hugely talented Henry Normal who has been working in TV and film for 25 years.  Henry was co-writer of the Royle Family, Mrs Merton, Paul Calf, Coogan's Run and the film the Parole Officer as well as producer of Gavin and Stacey, the Mighty Boosh, Moone Boy and the Alan Partridge film Alpha Papa and Philomena. Needless to say, Henry knows his comedy!

    Wednesday 16 May, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

    £15 per person and this price includes a free ticket for Henry's 'Raining Upwards' poetry performance in the evening.

    Book ticket

  • Henry Normal - Raining Upwards - Wed, 16 May

    The Hive is delighted to welcome the award-winning producer and poet Henry Normal as he reads from his latest collection entitled Raining Upwards.

    Henry, born in Nottingham, is a writer, poet and TV and film producer. He is the founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival.

    Since retiring in April 2016 Henry has written and performed two BBC Radio 4 shows 'A Normal Family' and 'A Normal Life' combining comedy, poetry and stories about bringing up his autistic son.

    Raining Upwards is Henry's first book with all new poetry in over 20 years. It contains 100 poems exploring science, nature, humanity and other important matters we are usually too busy to think about.

    'Succinct, heartrending and peppered with gentle punchlines’ - Hannah Verdier, The Guardian

    Wednesday 16 May, 7 - 8.30pm.

    £10 per person. £5 for concessions.

    For those who have booked onto Henry's 'Writing Comedy for TV and Film' have their admission for this performance included in the original price.

    Book ticket


  • The Hay Festival - Fri, 25 May Thu, 31 May 2018

    The University of Worcester is delivering a series of four panel talks at the Hay Festival, one of the world’s top literary festivals on Friday 25 May, Tuesday 29 May, Wednesday 30 May and Thursday 31 May. The talks will explore the changing role of women, how children growing up in violent households can break the cycle of abuse, the future of the NHS, and the future of universities

    For tickets to any of the events please visit the Hay Festival website at www.hayfestival.org

  • The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope - Wed, 27 June

    This one hour documentary film explores how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can shape a child's physical and mental health. It will be followed by a panel session chaired by a senior lecturer from the University of Worcester’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health team; and featuring speakers from national charities, a clinical psychologist and other trauma specialists.

    Wednesday 27 June, 5pm to 7pm

    Cost £6

    Book ticket