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.

  • Poppy Craft Circle at The Hive - Tue, 21 August

    An informal drop-in poppy crafting circle is taking place at The Hive, Tuesday 21 August, 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

    Keen crafters who enjoy knitting, crocheting or sewing are all welcome. We would love for your poppies to become part of a stunning display at The Hive in November to commemorate the centenary of World War One. Our aim is for over 10,000 poppies to be created to represent each serviceman and woman who lost their lives in the Great War. The poppies will be sewn together in October to create a weeping wall in The Hive atrium.        

    If you would like to contribute a handmade poppy then please join the crafting circle. However, if you cannot make the event, we welcome any poppy contributions made at home or in clubs and groups. You can hand in your handmade poppies to members of staff at The Hive. All poppies need to be received by early October so that we can sew them together in time for the display in November.

    Please note, the materials for the poppies are not provided. We ask for crafters to bring their own poppy making materials.

    Click for a knitted poppy pattern, or alternatively please feel free to download your own choice of pattern from the internet. More information and future poppy crafting events.

  • Discovering Lost Landscapes - The William Smith Geology Map - 23 August

    This summer, as part of the Lost Landscapes project, we are exhibiting a copy of the first geology map of Great Britain, produced in 1815 by William Smith. A private donor is kindly lending us his copy of this rare map for the Ice Age exhibition in the Art Gallery and Museum. We also have a giant print of the map in The Hive as part of the Origins of Us exhibition. Dr Jonathan Larwood will be delivering a lecture on the origins of this groundbreaking map. Free to attend, but booking required.

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  • Geology and Climate Change Ice Age Talk - Mon, 03 September

    Professor Ian Fairchild, Emeritus Professor of Geology and the University of Birmingham, completes out talk series with a look at Worcestershire's Ice Age geology and climate change past, present and future.

    Monday 3 September, 7pm to 9pm.

    Free talk.

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