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.

  • Spoken Word Events - Tue, 04 February

    All of the spoken word events are FREE to attend but booking is essential. Doors open at 7pm, events start at 7:30pm.

    Poetry Reading with Jamie Thrasivoulou and guests

    Tuesday 4th February 2020, 7pm

    In his book, Our Man, Jamie Thrasivoulou explores aspects of masculinity, mental health, criminality, class, loss and addiction within the climate of neoliberal Britain. Thrasivoulou combines strong imagery, wordplay and a distinct Midlands vernacular to convey the world he writes about. The narrative is layered with charismatic wit, dark humour and wry observation. These poems are grounded in a harsh reality that tears through the curtain of manners to reveal the wildlife lurking behind.

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  • Harry Potter - Thu, 06 February

    Harry Potter Night

    Thursday 6th February 2020, 4.15-6.15pm

    Come and celebrate our favourite wizard’s entry into the Triwizard tournament with our Goblet of Fire inspired Harry Potter night. Join us as we magically turn the children’s library into a school of witchcraft, providing fun activities for all aspiring wizards. Remember to come dressed in your favourite Hogwarts clothes. Muggles also welcome.

    FREE drop-in

  • Harry Potter - Thu, 06 February

    Mad Science Harry Potter Potions Shows

    Thursday 6th February 2020, 4.30pm, 5.15pm and 6pm

    Experiments such as Wanda of Weir’s Fantabulous Rainbow Potion and Voldemort’s Volcano of Foam await you!

    Duration: 30 minutes.

    Suitable for children aged 5+

    £3.50 per child and £4 per adult

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  • Harry Potter - Thu, 06 February

    Make and Take a Triwizard Cup

    Thursday 6th February 2020, 4.30pm, 5.05pm and 5.40pm

    £2.50 per child

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  • The Battle of Worcester Society presents a Winter Season of History Talks - Wed, 19 February Wed, 19 February 2020

    7.15 p.m

    Robbie Porter:  The Worcestershire Regiment at Gallipoli

    This present talk will examine the military and political background to the campaign, the 4th Worcestershire's difficult landing at Cape Helles as well as critical engagements including the First and Third Battles of Krithia

    Bio - 'Robbie Porter is a lecturer and charity worker originally from Hawick, Scotland. He studied History at Sunderland and has lived in Worcester since 1991. He became interested in Gallipoli after discovering that his grandfather took part in the attacks at Achi Baba Nullah on 12 July 1915'.

    Tickets to all events are £3 students, £5 member and £7 guests (or non members) can be purchased on the door on the night or from the Tourist Information Centre or from Christine on 01905 358640.

  • Safer Internet Day - Tue, 11 February

    Tuesday 11th February 2020, 10am-12pm

    Come to this FREE drop-in event to find out how to secure your passwords and stay safe online. Join our staff for tips and tricks on how to browse the internet more responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

  • Living Knowledge Network Events - Fri, 28 February

    These talks take place at the British Library in London and are streamed live at The Hive. Each event is FREE to attend but booking is essential.

    One of Them: Michael Cashman in Conversation

    Friday 28th February 2020, 7-8.30pm

    Michael Cashman has lived many lives, all of them remarkable: as an actor of stage and screen; as a campaigner for gay rights; as an MEP and as a life peer. To mark the publication of his biography One of Them he is in conversation about his extraordinary life.

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  • The Battle of Worcester Society presents a Winter Season of History Talks - Wed, 18 March Wed, 18 March 2020

    7.15 p.m

    Steve Dunn: another local author who has published at least four history books and another is due out at the end of January 2020.  His books include The Coward? and The Scapegoat.

    Steve R Dunn is an author who has a special interest in the British Navy of the early 20th century and World War One. He has seven published works to his credit with another two commissioned for 2020 and 2021. When not writing Steve plays tennis and cooks.  He lives in Worcestershire and South West France. “Steve Dunn is an accomplished author with a strong record of revealing aspects of First World Ward naval history that has been overlooked in popular histories”. (Military History Monthly July 2018)

    Tickets to all events are £3 students, £5 member and £7 guests (or non members) can be purchased on the door on the night or from the Tourist Information Centre or from Christine on 01905 358640.

  • Spoken Word Events - Tue, 03 March

    All of the spoken word events are FREE to attend but booking is essential. Doors open at 7pm, events start at 7:30pm.

    Poetry Reading with Luke Kennard and Isabel Galleymore

    Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 7pm

    Tricksy, acerbic and laugh-out-loud funny, Cain, is the dazzling new collection from Next Generation Poet Luke Kennard. Isabel Galleymore’s debut collection, Significant Other, is a vividly detailed poetic chronicle of some of the world’s most fascinating species.

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  • Living Knowledge Network Events - Fri, 06 March

    These talks take place at the British Library in London and are streamed live at The Hive. Each event is FREE to attend but booking is essential.

    Feminist Perspectives On Islamic Sacred Texts

    Friday 6th March 2020, 7-8.30pm

    Feminist engagement with Islamic sacred texts is rich and diverse. But how do feminist scholars make space for multiple visions of gender equality in Islam? And how does their work filter into communities and mainstream religious spaces? Renowned academics Amina Wadud, Ziba Mir-Hosseini and Suhraiya Jivraj come together to discuss for International Women’s Day. Chaired by the Inclusive Mosque Initiative. In partnership with Maslaha and the Inclusive Mosque Initiative.

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  • British Science Week - Mon, 09 March

    Science for Teachers: Continuing Professional Development by the Royal Institution

    Monday 9th March 2020, 4.30-5.30pm

    Using examples from their ExpeRimental video series, the Ri will demonstrate how teachers can bring the ideas of Play, Look and Ask into their classroom. Focusing on presentation tips, investigation of ideas and interactive demonstrations, this session aims to get any teacher not just confident, but excited about bringing science to life in the classroom.

    Suitable for primary school teachers.

    Adults £3

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  • British Science Week - Tue, 10 March

    Library STEM Laboratory - Revealing Fingerprints

    Tuesday 10th March 2020, 4.15-5.15pm

    Bring science to life in our Library STEM Laboratory. Learn how every person’s fingerprints are different and how they can be used to identify people, in particular those who have left fingerprints behind at a crime scene.

    FREE but booking is essential.

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  • British Science Week - Tue, 10 March

    Bringing Science to Life - Family Show

    Tuesday 10th March 2020, 5.30-6.45pm

    This fun and energetic family show from the Ri is a fantastic opportunity to engage in science education. Get ready to be amazed with surprising experiments, shocking science facts and some big demonstrations combined with versions that families can do at home to encourage learning outside school. Specifically designed with a broad audience in mind this show is an ideal introduction to science for all the family.

    Adults £4 | Children £3.50

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  • Living Knowledge Network Events - Fri, 20 March

    These talks take place at the British Library in London and are streamed live at The Hive. Each event is FREE to attend but booking is essential.

    Simon Armitage: The Laureate’s Library Tour

    Friday 20rh March 2020, 7.30-9pm

    This year the UK Poet Laureate embarks on his A-Z Libraries Tour. Using the alphabet as a guide, each spring for the next decade Simon Armitage will give readings across the UK. It’s a journey that will celebrate the library as one of the great and necessary institutions of human civilisation. In the first week of his ten-year adventure, join us for this headline reading at the British Library.

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  • Online Course - Tue, 31 March

    Grow Your Career

    Tuesday 31st March 2020, 1-2pm

    Learn about how digital is changing the world of work and how you can successfully grow your career in the digital age. Join us for this FREE online Accenture course available via futurelearn.com. Make a start at The Hive with library staff on hand to guide and support you and then finish the course at home. FREE but booking is essential. Free drink provided.

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  • Spoken Word Events - Tue, 07 April

    All of the spoken word events are FREE to attend but booking is essential. Doors open at 7pm, events start at 7:30pm.

    Poetry Reading with Helen Ivory and Martin Figura

    Tuesday 7th April 2020, 7pm

    Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist. She has won an Eric Gregory Award and her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection, the semiautobiographical Waiting for Bluebeard was short-listed for the East Anglian Book Awards (2014). She received an Arts Council of England Award to work on her fifth collection for Bloodaxe The Anatomical Venus, which centres on women and otherness and was published in May 2019.

    Martin Figura’s most recent collections Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine (Cinnamon Press) and pamphlet Shed (Gatehouse Press) were both published in 2016. The spoken-word show of Dr Zeeman began touring in 2016. He was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and won the Best Spoken Word Show Saboteur Award for his previous show Whistle. A new edition of Whistle was published by Cinnamon Press in 2018.

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