Hive events in July

Hive’s special sign up day for Summer Reading Challenge – Saturday 1 July, 10am – 3pm
All families with children aged 4 – 12 years are invited to The Hive to sign up to this year’s Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge, take part in free activities and meet experts from several local animal organisations. There will be a chance to meet the Pets As Therapy Dogs and Guide Dogs.
More information about the Summer Reading Challenge and activities over the holidays.

Websites for Your Business Made Simple – Tuesdays from 4 July
5 week course run by Worcestershire County Council Libraries and Learning Service
10am–12pm, £50.00.  For more information and to book a place see

First Steps in House History – Thursday 6 July, 10am
1 hour introduction to guide you round the most useful local or house history resources we held on the Explore the Past floor and give tips on getting started. £5.00 per person.
Book tickets

First Steps in Family History – Thursday 6 July, 11.30am
1 hour introduction to guide you round the most useful family history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give tips on getting started. £5.00 per person.
Book tickets

Map Art – Thursday 6 July, 10am – 12pm
Do you love maps? ancient, illustrated, OS, personal maps… Would you like a new interest or hobby? Map Art workshops offer a chance to explore maps in the library archive and share ideas on making your own using embroidery, textiles, printing, acrylics, collage, or simply drawing. For more information and to book: contact Rosie 07789 968945

Hive at Five Community Celebratory Day – Saturday 8 July, 10am – 4pm
Take part in fun children’s activities, enjoy live music, take part in behind the scenes Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology tours, visit local food and drink stalls, and watch the judging of the Great Hive Cake-Off competition.  Full programme and cake competition details

Local Adult Learning Showcase – Thursday 13 July, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Come and meet local providers to find out more about learning opportunities in Worcester. Speak to the tutors, get advice on your next career move and find out more about gaining professional qualifications in marketing, accountancy and lots more. Representatives from the University of Worcester, HoW College and Worcestershire County Council Adult Learning team will be on hand to discuss your options.

Online Skills- Mini Course – Monday 17 July, 10 – 11am
Want to learn something new? How to use the internet for online services such as banking, shopping, Facebook or even emailing in our free bookable sessions. Basic keyboard and mouse skills needed.  Book a free place

Watch Out Worcester Dancefest – The Bodyguards – Saturday 22 July, 12 noon
Watch Out Worcester (WoW) Dancefest is coming to The Hive.  Meet InfuseDANCE’s The Bodyguards. Protect and Serve, the highly trained dancing bodyguards, will perform their cool and original choreography in a fun filled interactive performance outside of The Hive’s main entrance from 12pm.

WW100 – display cases on Level 3, July & August
An exhibition commemorating the centenary of the First World War and particularly the history of Worcestershire’s men and women, fighting and the Home Front. From 31 July the exhibition focuses on the battles of Third Ypres – “Passchendaele Campaign”.

Worcester Sixth Form College Student Show – 11 to 23 July
A selection of current AS Art & Design student work in the areas of: fine art, graphics, photography and textiles. Students have developed original ideas in a variety of media responding to themes including people, places, objects and narrative.

A Slice of Worcestershire Open Studios – 24 July to 20 August
A sample of work created by artists taking part in this year’s Worcestershire Open Studios (26-28 August) in the café area and cabinets. A range of local artistic talent in a variety of styles and media will be on display including painting, printmaking, photography, textiles, jewellery, ceramics and mixed media.

Computer Coding for Children – Monday 31 July, 10 – 11.30am
Drop-in taster session introducing children aged 8 – 12 years to computer coding.

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