Explore the past

The Hive offers a varied events programme for everyone to enjoy, from music, drama and art to learning opportunities, workshops, book clubs and lectures. 

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

  • First Steps in Family History - Thu, 06 September Thu, 06 December 2018

    These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful family history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people. 

    Thursdays, 11.30am to 12.30pm, 6 Sept, 4 Oct, 1 No, 6 Dec.

    £6.00 per person

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  • First Steps in House History - Thu, 06 September Thu, 06 December 2018

    These 1 hour introductions will guide you round the most useful local or house history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. The sessions take up to 5 people and are £5 per person.

    Thursdays, 10 to 11am, 6 Sept, 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 6 Dec.

    £6 per person 

  • Explore Family History Websites - Ancestry.co.uk - Tue, 30 October

    Ancestry & Find My Past are great resources, and both are available free in The Hive. How do you get started on them, how do you make the most of them, and what information is available? Our workshops focus on researching family history using these websites. This week is Ancestry.co.uk, with over 16 billion names. Participants should already be familiar with computers and the internet.

    Tuesday, 30 October, 7 to 9pm.

    Tickets cost £6

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  • Explore Family History Websites - Find My Past - Tue, 06 November

    Ancestry & Find My Past are great resources, and both are available free in The Hive. How do you get started on them, how do you make the most of them, and what information is available? Our workshops focus on researching family history using these websites. This week is Find My Past Participants should already be familiar with computers and the internet.

    Tuesday, 6 November, 7pm to 9pm

    Tickets cost £6

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  • Remembrance at The Hive - Fri, 09 November

    9 November, 10am - 8.30pm       

    Join the Worcestershire World War One Hundred team for a day of remembrance and commemoration including:

    • All day - visit the WWW100 Bell Tent and discover Worcestershire in the First World War at Home and at the Front

    • 6pm - join members of Dancefest’s Gifted and Talented group and Worcestershire Junior Youth Dance Company for a free performance of When They Come Home. This moving dance piece explores the support of the soldiers for each other during World War One and how this support helped them to get through horrendous and unimaginable times.

    • 6:30pm - Screening of The Battle of the Somme film with specially commissioned score by composer Laura Rossi - Book free ticket

  • Drop-in Armistice activities - Sat, 10 November

    10 November, 10am - 4pm

    During the day you can view the display of handcrafted poppies in the atrium, representing Worcestershire men and women who lost their lives in the Great War, and get involved with family activities including making your own poppies.        

    1pm - Paul Hudson from Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology is talking on World War One research.

    2pm - Stories from Worcestershire’s First World War featured in The People’s Collection; and a talk about Worcestershire’s Health during the war by Gillian Roberts. - Book free ticket

    2.30pm - Christine Shaw "I was there: The Great War Interviews" A presentation of illustrated verse inspired by a powerful collection of interviews of veterans and civilians who lived through World War One.

    3pm - Sarah Ganderton Exploration of the Impact of the First World War on Mental Health in Worcestershire.       

    4pm – Final chance to watch The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of The Tanks (1917) - Book free ticket

  • The Story of a War Memorial - Sat, 10 November

    The story of the All Saints Worcester war memorial, just one of the thousands of war memorials erected after the end of WWI. Using the rare surviving papers from the committee which organised it we'll tell the fascinating story of how a parish went about commemorating their dead, how they decided what to do, how they raised the money, and the stories of some of the men remembered.

    Saturday 10 November, 1 to 2pm.

    Free event

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  • Worcestershire Archaeology Day - Sat, 17 November

    Come and join us for our yearly Archaeology Day, with talks from staff and guests about excavations, discoveries and projects around the county.  

    Talks include: Fascinating Finds 2018 The Charles Archive The Aldington Beaker Origins of Worcester Revisited Testpits in White Ladies Aston, Worcestershire, Farmsteads Excavations at Bredon & Offenham.

    £22 per person

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  • Behind the Scenes Tour - Medieval Worcestershire - Thu, 22 November

    Come with us behind the scenes to find out about Medieval Worcestershire through documents, books and archaeology in our collections. You'll also get to see the places the public don't usually get to see.

    Thursday, 22 November, 2pm to 3.30pm

    Tickets cost £6

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