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Geology Trail Around The Hive

To celebrate GeoFest, The Hive has produced ‘Geology Trail Around The Hive’. A booklet that takes you on a self-guided journey around The Hive pointing out some of our outstanding local geological finds, including rocks in our glass show cases that span back millions of years in the Earth’s history. The booklet is available from today and coincides with Geofest, a celebration of Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark.DSCN1195




Hadrian’s Wall

You may all be aware that two teams from The Hive took part in the University of Worcester’s Charity Challenge this weekend. Walking the 84 miles of Hadrian’s Wall.

We would like to give them all a huge congratulations. I am sure we will hear some great stories about this fantastic team achievement on their return to work.

If you would still like to make a donation to the University’s Hadrian’s Wall Walk in aid of Maggs Day Centre, a charity who support vulnerable and homeless people, visit






Roald Dahl Summer Activities at The Hive

Last week saw the first of the Roald Dahl summer activities in The Hive. Children’s imaginations were stirred as they listened to extracts from Danny the Champion of the World outside a traditional gypsy caravan, the same as Danny’s home.

This Thursday children can listen to tales from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at 11.30am and 2.30pm, as well as create fabulous pretend candy sweet rings, magnets and broaches at 11am. The craft activity cost £2.50 per child and can be booked through The Hive, Family Events web pages.

The remainder of the Roald Dahl activities taking place on Thursdays through the summer holidays are:

11th August – The BFG – 11am make your own Dream Jar, 11.30am and 2.30pm story time

18th August – James and The Giant Peach – make your own bug wind chime, 11.30am and 2.30pm story time

25th August – George’s Marvellous Medicine – create your own George’s Marvellous Medicine Chest, 11.30am and 2.30pm story time

1st September – Fantastic Mr Fox – make your own Fantastic Mr Fox! 11.30am and 2.30pm story time

Lending an Ear – Sounds of Worcestershire Libraries

A collection of stories, music and poems inspired by local people working with professional artists have been captured in a unique art project and are now available to listen to online.

The collection are all part of Lending an Ear, a county-wide arts project funded by Arts Council England and the Elmley Foundation and co-ordinated by The Hive, Worcester. And so far 8 out of what will be a total of 22 unique artworks can now be heard by plugging into

Over the last 8 months the Lending an Ear project team have been working with all of Worcestershire’s libraries and local users to create an unusual, diverse and interesting range of projects which include radio plays, cello improvisations and soundscapes. The recorded pieces of art have all been inspired by library users and brought to life by working with professional artists. Each piece reflects a small part of what makes each library so unique and valuable.

Find out more about the libraries project by clicking on the video link below. Attached is the Lending an Ear booklet with overviews of all projects.

Lending an Ear booklet

Lending an Ear video

Lending an Ear website

Visit the Book Doctor

Spaces are available to visit the Book Doctor on Wednesday 10 August at The Hive at 10am and 12pm for help and guidance on selecting interesting new book titles and genres. Visit to book your place.


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