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Student’s Song to be Performed during Hive Opening

A song written by a University of Worcester student will be performed during the official opening of The Hive next week.

The song, titled ‘Let’s Bring it To Life’, will be performed by second year Drama and Performance student, Becky Rose Lowe, along with children from Bishop Perowne CE Performing Arts College, St Clements CE Primary School and students from Worcester Sixth Form College. It forms part of a musical ensemble taking place inside The Hive shortly after The Queen has opened the building, with performances from a number of Drama and Performance students at the University.

Twenty-year-old Becky, from Worcester, said: “I wanted to write a song about The Hive from a different angle; as opposed to focusing on the building. I wanted to draw attention to the fact that the building can only become something special when the people enter it and explore its contents - the people "bring it to life" by reading the books, finding answers and opening up new worlds of fiction and facts.”

Becky has been working with the schools on the harmonies for the song and said she was over-whelmed to be performing it at the official opening, which will take place by Her Majesty The Queen on July 11th.

“I don’t think it has sunk in that I’ve written a song for the Queen’s visit and that it'll be performed to numerous important people in the building,” she said. “It’s quite daunting when I let myself think about it. However, at this stage, I tend to remain in ‘work mode’ so that I am focused on getting the job done and don't get too nervous. It is an incredible opportunity and not a day goes by that I don't get a buzz from the prospect of this performance.”

To hear Becky’s song visit the link