Celebrating The HiveAt10

The HiveAt10 celebrates a successful 10-year partnership between the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council which has seen the creation of Europe’s first fully integrated university and public library. The Hive has reimagined what a library should be in the 21st Century, connecting and engaging communities, creating opportunities, and promoting a love of learning.

The Hive will be marking this significant milestone throughout 2022 in a series of events, initiatives, exhibitions and social media campaigns that showcase its past, present, and future work within the partnership. The HiveAt10 activities centre around 10 themes that reflect The Hive’s key objectives in its work within the wider community.

These are:

                        • Heritage    • Children & Schools   • Education        • Getting involved   • Employability & skills

                        • Business   • Health & wellbeing    • Sustainability   • Digital inclusion    •  Arts & Culture

HiveAt10 Celebration Day

Celebrations for the 10th Anniversary will culminate on Saturday 2nd July when The Hive hosts Celebration Day, a FREE day of fun activities for children and families across Worcestershire. Running from 10:00am to 2:00pm activities will include: 

  • Art workshops (pre-book)
  • Storytelling  
  • Circus skills (pre-book)  
  • Giant marble run 
  • Johnny Fluffy Punk Performances
  • HiveAt10 Flag make and take 
  • Comedy performances 
  • Historical Medical Experience 

Check out the full agenda here

Do you need to book? 

Most of activities will be drop-in (no need to book), but you can pre-book for the Art Workshops and the Circus Skills session. We'll see you there! 


Did you know?

Upcoming HiveAt10 Events

For Creatives

Monday 4th July

9:45am – 6:30pm (events start at 10am but you do not have to attend all day)

This event is aimed at anyone who would like to make money from their creative talents or have a creative business that they would like to grow. There will be workshops, talks, opportunities to connect with like-minded creatives throughout the day and a chance for you to ask the experts about any business topics you need help with.

If you would like more information and to register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/for-creatives-tickets-346551925137?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


Get to know your teaching collection

Thursday 14th July - 4:00pm-5:30pm

Are you a teacher or educator? Want to discover more teaching resources? 

Join our education librarian for a guided exploration of the Teaching Collection. The collection is designed to enhance children’s learning and includes a variety of objects such as story sacks, historical artefact replicas, and books of teaching ideas. Come find out what we have for your subject, and let us know how else the collection could support you. This is a drop-in session and suitable for all educators, including home educators and teachers. 

Worcestershire Heritage Day

Saturday 16th July 10am-4pm

To help celebrate the HiveAt10 we will be hosting a Worcestershire Heritage day.  Over 25 local heritage venues and organisations will be joining us for this free ‘drop in’ event.  The event will include:

  • Stands and exhibitions
  • Archaeology sandpit excavation for children
  • Hourly talks
  • Archive film footage
  • Document conservation in action
  • Family and local history Q&A
  • Archaeological finds display

About The Hive

The Hive is the result of a ground-breaking partnership between the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council, whose shared belief in learning and inclusion, has provided a cultural, learning and information centre of excellence for the City and county’s residents, as well as the University’s 10,000 plus students.

By working together, the University and County Council management teams jointly developed a striking and sustainable building that acts as a highly popular focal point to support community and student access to essential public services, including library and historic archive facilities, and archaeology services.