February events at The Hive

Stan Young – A Life in Painting – Thursday 12 January to Sunday 5 February Exhibition of work by Stan Young who has been a painter for more than sixty years, inspired by people, politics and the world around. www.stanyoungandmurielwood.com

New College Worcester Oral History Project – sound domes Level 2 Extracts of memories and experiences of New College former pupils and staff who had attended the college between the 1940s and 2016. This oral history collection – consisting of over 30 hours of interviews – is available to the public in the Records Office at The Hive.

eBook and eAudiobook drop-in sessions – 31 January 7 – 8pm, 4 February 11.30 – 12.30pm, 5 February 3.30 – 4.30pm, 10 February 11am – 12pm, 14 February 6 – 7pm, 15 February 3 – 4pm. Worcestershire County Council Libraries and Learning Service have switched to a new supplier for their eBooks and eAudiobooks – read more online http://www.thehiveworcester.org/ebooks.html For help getting started join a drop-in session listed above.

Domestic Violence Intervention Programmes – Wednesday 1 February, 6pm Talk by Professor Erica Bowen looking at how effective current domestic violence intervention programmes are and how we measure their effectiveness. This is free but we do recommend you reserve a seat.  Reserve seat

First Steps In House History & Family History – Thursday 2 February, 10am & 11.30am One hour introductions to guide you round the most useful house and family history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. £5.00 per person, per session. Book House History tickets     Book Family History tickets

Harry Potter Book Night – Thursday 2 February, 4.30 – 6.30pm Design your own wand, learn the rules of Quidditch, get stuck in to some potion making and come dressed as your favourite character. Maybe you’ll uncover some Fantastic Beasts? Free, no booking necessary.

Introduction to Business Accounts for Sole Traders, 6 & 7 February, 10am – 12.30pm £22.50  More information

Mental Health First Aid Lite Training – Monday 6 February, 4 – 7pm Covering common mental health problems, supporting others and yourself in distress and introducing extended courses for adults and youths £25.00  Book tickets 

Worcestershire’s Annual Entrepreneurship Research Seminar – Tuesday 7 February, 4.30 – 7.30pm Entrepreneurship is a fast-moving discipline and in this session, the University of Worcester aims to show you a diverse portfolio of their research, give real insight into Entrepreneurship and fuel true discussion, collaboration and opportunities. To reserve a place email s.docherty@worc.ac.uk

International Images for Science Exhibition – Wednesday 8 February to Wednesday 22 March 100 of the best photographic images of science. From professional researchers and photographers to dedicated amateurs and young scientists trying to capture science for the first time.

Starting Family History – Wednesday 8 & 15 February, 2 – 4.30pm Want to know how to begin tracing your ancestors and building your family tree? Two-part workshop to get you started. £15.00  Book tickets

Garage Lecture Series, Dominic Allan – Wednesday 8 February, 4.30 – 6.30pm Meadow Arts and University of Worcester present some of the most exciting contemporary artists working in the UK, talking about their practice in the Garage Lecture Series. Dominic Allan is the first to present. The talks are free and open to all, though booking is recommended for the public via www.meadowarts.org – also online is more about the artists.

Young at Art – Thursday 9 February, 10.30am – 12pm Art and story themed sessions for Under 5s. No booking is required. The costs are £3.00 per child, payable on the day.

Online Skills Mini Course – Thursday 9 February, 11am – 12.30pm How to use the internet for online services such as banking, shopping, Facebook and emailing. Basic keyboard and mouse skills needed.  Reserve a free place

Mindfulness and Well-being for Children – Thursday 9 February, 6 – 8pm Twilight session for teachers and staff who work with students, raising awareness of mental health. £2.00.  Book tickets

Explore Maps – Monday 13 February, 10am – 3pm It is said that all good adventures begin with a map. Find out about the different types we hold, the information they reveal and how to search for and use them here in The Hive. £15.00  Book tickets

Adult Reading Group – Monday 20 February, 5.30 – 6.30pm Join the monthly Adult Reading Group, discussing The Watcher by Charlotte Link at the next meet. Other books coming up are listed here. 

Hands-on History – Thursday 23 February, 10am – 3pm Part of Love Worcester Heritage Festival, hands-on history and archaeology activities led by archive and archaeology staff. This activity is free but there is a charge of £2.50 for children who want to make a mosaic.

Granny’s Game presented by Rhubard Theatre – Thursday 23 February, 1 & 3pm It’s all about travel, adventure and one really surprising grandma! Suitable for 5 years and upwards. Tickets are £5.00 adults, £3.00 children, babes in arms are free.  Book tickets 

Open Mic Night – Friday 24 February, 6 – 8pm Showcase your own music, poetry or dance… or just come as you are. For 12 – 19 year olds. Book your act in: thehivelibrary@worcestershire.gov.uk  or ask about our members’ Facebook page.

The Mystery of Shakespeare’s Marriage & Tudor Worcester – Saturday 25 February, 2 – 3.30pm Come with us behind the scenes to find out about the mystery of Shakespeare’s marriage, handle Tudor pottery and see documents about Queen Elizabeth I’s visit to Worcester. £6.00  Book tickets

Business Breakfast sponsored by Haines Watts – Tuesday 28 February, 7.30 – 9.30am Breakfast, networking and presentation. Free, reserve a place.

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