What’s On at The Hive

COPY DEADLINE FOR THE HIVE WHAT’S ON GUIDE – 1 JANUARY to 31 APRIL 2018

The next copy deadline for The Hive What’s On guide is Monday 13 November 2017.  Please send the following to Min Sowden on or before this date:

  • Title
  • Copy – 50 to 75 words
  • Date and time
  • Cost
  • Web address
  • High res image – 300 dpi

The guide is covering events and activities from 1 January to 31 April 2018.


Half Term Activities for Kids at The Hive

Story Pit Tales – Sat, 21 October 2017

The last Saturdays during the University of Worcester Beeline Storytelling Festival for Story Pit Tales.

Saturday 21 October, 10.30am & 12.30pm – Amy Douglas

No booking required

Computer Coding for Children – Mon, 23 October

Drop-in taster session introducing children aged 8 – 12 years to computer coding

Come with headphones or purchase headphones from The Hive for £1.60.

Monday 23 October and Thursday 26 October – call in any time between 10.30am and 12pm.

No booking required.

Half-term Rat-a-tat Tales – Wed, 25 October

October half-term Rat-a-tat Tales.

Wednesday 25 October, 11am to 2.45pm.

The Ugly Duckling – Thu, 26 October

Presented by Sea Legs Puppet Theatre as part of Beeline. Meet a host of colourful characters, as they run the troubled duckling out of the farmyard into a cold, lonely wilderness. Journey through the seasons as the hapless creature finds his way in a hostile world. Set on the banks of a magical river, brilliant storytelling, fantastic puppets and a delightful new musical score make this a must see show.

Suitable for ages 3+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday 26 October, 11am & 2pm

Tickets are £4.00.

Book tickets

A Little Bit of Nature – Beeline Workshop – Fri, 27 October

Create your own very special book of nature with illustrator Sarah Millin who will encourage you to draw and collage through exploration of the magic of everyday waste materials. You will be taught the elements of how to write a book, using words and pictures. The workshop is designed for parents and children (children need to be accompanied).

Suitable for ages 6+. Booking essential.

Friday 27 October, 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

Tickets are £4.00.

Book tickets

 

Adult Events

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot – Thu, 02 November

What was the impact of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605? Professor Darren Oldridge and Dr Paddy McNally explore the consequences of this and other Catholic challenges to Protestant rule in the seventeenth century. They show how these events, and their fiery commemoration, shaped politics and religion for generations.

Thursday 2 November, 6pm

This is a FREE event, however booking is recommended.

Book tickets

Human Rights & Equality Law: Karon Monaghan QC, Matrix Chambers – Tue, 07 November

The University of Worcester School of Law is delighted to welcome Karon Monaghan QC who will be talking human rights/equality law. She is the leading equality lawyer and has acted in extremely high-profile cases such as the French Burqa ban and the challenge to allow opposite sex couples to apply for civil partnership.

Tuesday 7 November, 6 to 7.30pm.

This event is FREE however booking is recommended. Reserve your seat.

Book tickets

Discover More About Archaeological Finds (4 weeks) – Thu, 26 October

A short course providing the opportunity to learn more in depth about some select aspects of archaeological finds from local experts. Sessions to include a presentation combined with handling examples, so that you get a first-hand acquaintance with the objects. The panel of speakers for this session includes contributors to the recent book on the later prehistory of the West Midlands.

Thursday 26 October, 7 to 8.30pm.

£45 per person.

Find out more about the course and book tickets here.

Introduction to Archaeology (5 weeks) – Wed, 01 November

Introduction to Archaeology. This 5 part course will look at the practical archaeological techniques which archaeologists use, understanding how they identify, research and investigate sites. We’ll use lots of local and regional sites as examples, including some on the doorstep.

Starting Wednesday 1 November 2017, 2 to 4pm.

£45 per person.

Book tickets

Exploring Family History Websites: Ancestry.co.uk – Thu, 02 November

Ancestry & Find My Past are great resources, and both are available free in The Hive. How do you get started on them, how do you make the most of them, and what information is available? Our workshops focus on researching family history using these websites. Participants should already be familiar with computers and the internet. Exploring Ancestry.co.uk – This popular website has over 16 billion names. We’ll look at what the most useful sources on there are, what has been added in recent years, and key tips to find what you want and avoid being overwhelmed.

Thursday 2 November, 7 to 9pm.

Tickets are £6.

Book tickets.

Worcestershire Archaeology Day 2017 – Sat, 04 November

Our popular annual event featuring talks on archaeological news and projects. Talks this year will include the big dig at Broadway, Ridge & Furrow, Palaeolithic Worcestershire, Fascinating finds and Eastham Bridge & Crossings.

10am – 5pm

This event is at University of Worcester, St. John’s Campus.

Tickets £20.00.  Book tickets

Exploring family History Websites: Find My Past – Thu, 09 November

Ancestry & Find My Past are great resources, and both are available free in The Hive. How do you get started on them, how do you make the most of them, and what information is available? Our workshops focus on researching family history using these websites. Participants should already be familiar with computers and the internet. £6 each Exploring FindMyPast.co.uk Discover more about this useful website which we have been able to offer free access to for the past year.

Thursday 9 November, 7 to 9pm.

Tickets are £6.

Book tickets.

 

Library news: askalibrarian on Tour, Live Chat, Archive of 16/17 Resource lists, The Hive for events, Ebook reader

askalibrarian on Tour & Hive on Tour

This is taking place on Tuesday 24th October 10:00-16:00, Main Reception, Edward Elgar. Drop in and meet your friendly library team. Academic Liaison Librarians and members of the Hive team will be on hand to answer your questions and talk all things library. Struggling to get stuck into your research? Got a burning referencing query? Just Ask! Library.worc.ac.uk/study-Happy

Live chat with askalibrarian

Following a trial of live online chat in semester 2 2016/17, Library Services will be providing this service 13:00-16:00, Monday-Friday, from 23rd October. From that date we can be contacted via the ‘Can we help? Live chat’ tab on the Library Services webpages. This is in addition to emailing askalibrarian@worc.ac.uk,  texting us at 01902 504126 and visiting the desk on Level 3 in The Hive. Please help us by promoting the chat service to your students.

Archive of 2016/17 Resource Lists in TARL (Talis Aspire Resource Lists) scheduled for Friday 27th Oct

What happens when lists are archived? Archived lists are hidden on the Resource List system and cannot be discovered via the search function in Talis Aspire. Only published Resource Lists for the current academic year 2017/18 will be visible (staff must continue log in to access draft 2017/18 lists required for publishing).

Do I need to do anything? No. This is a background job and there is no downtime.

How do I find a Resource List that has been archived? Links to archived lists are accessible if previously saved in ‘My Lists’ or via a direct url

Teaching staff can contact their Academic Liaison Librarian quoting the module code and year, and a request can be placed to check the archive. If an archived list needs to be reinstated a copy can be created.

Holding events at The Hive

Are you looking for a way to disseminate recent research outside of the usual channels? Would you like to connect with the wider public or schools? Are you aware that The Hive can help with this? Part of the role of Community Liaison Librarian is to forge closer links between academia and the general public. This is in line with the University’s mission points:

  • To foster and disseminate independent and distinctive scholarship and research, to achieve major, beneficial, social impact.
  • To make a transformational contribution to the positive development of the cultural, social and economic life of the City of Worcester and our wider region.

Previous events have been held on dementia awareness, Shakespeare, palliative care, gardening and children’s mental health. Future events include twilight sessions for PE and early years teachers. If you’re interested in holding an event to showcase your research or perhaps to work with schools regarding your subject area; get in touch to discuss content, room booking and other practicalities.

Natasha Skeen, Community Liaison Librarian, n.skeen@worc.ac.uk, 01905 542567

Using ebooks in epub format

Our academic e-book providers are increasingly moving away from PDF to the EPUB format, meaning that rather than using the standard Adobe Reader software you will also need an EPUB reader to view – and especially to download – some of our e-books. One such e-book reader application is Bluefire. You can run Bluefire on phones, tablets, laptops and desktops (on Windows, iOS and Android operating systems) and is free to download. You will also need an Adobe ID to access rights-controlled epub content like our subscription ebook services. To use Bluefire on your own devices, just follow the steps beneath to be ‘e-book ready’!

  1. If you don’t already have one, create an Adobe ID using your University e-mail address here.
  2. You can download Bluefireon your own devices here or from iTunes or Google Play.
  3. Follow the instructions on your device to install Bluefire.
  4. Once installed, open the Bluefire reader, and in the ‘Edit’ menu, select ‘Authorize App’.
  5. When prompted, enter your Adobe ID details.
  6. DONE! You’re all set to choose, download and read all our e-book content which is provided in epub format!

(One last thing to note, some supplier sites tell you that you will need Adobe Digital Editions software. The fact is – you don’t. Ignore that and go onto the next step to download and view with Bluefire.)

We are also working with ICT to have Bluefire included as part of the standard UW PC image across all our campuses.

 

 

 

Copy deadline for The Hive What’s On guide

COPY DEADLINE FOR THE HIVE WHAT’S ON GUIDE – 1 JANUARY to 31 APRIL 2018

The next copy deadline for The Hive What’s On guide is Monday 13 November 2017.  Please send the following to Min Sowden on or before this date:

  • Title
  • Copy – 50 to 75 words
  • Date and time
  • Cost
  • Web address
  • High res image – 300 dpi

The guide is covering events and activities from 1 January to 31 April 2018.

Library News: Live Chat, Oxfam & Resource Lists

Live chat with askalibrarian

Following a trial of live online chat in Semester 2 2016/17, Library Services will be providing this service 13:00-16:00, Monday-Friday, from 23rd October. From that date we can be contacted via the ‘Can we help? Live chat’ tab on the Library Services webpages. This is in addition to emailing askalibrarian@worc.ac.uk, texting us at 01902 504126 and visiting the desk on Level 3 in The Hive. Please help us by promoting the chat service to your students.

Over £1000 raised for Oxfam at the Great Hive Book Rescue

Thank you to all staff who donated books to the Great Hive Book Rescue. At the event on 4th October we sold over 2,000 books to students and raised over £1000 for Oxfam!

Made a mistake linking your Resource List using the LTI tool in Blackboard?

Good news! There is now a relink option when using the Resource List LTI tool in Blackboard should you need to make any changes. Your 17/18 Resource Lists will need to be published in order to link in Blackboard and for students to view them. Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian or askalibrarian@worc.ac.uk if you need assistance.

 

What’s On at The Hive in October

We hope you can join us on Saturday 7 October for Space Day, our biggest event in October. From 11am – 4pm there will be talks by Space professionals, storytimes with children’s author Hazel Hiles, displays, hands-on activities and a whole host of Space experts to talk to.  During October we have also got several new exhibitions in the atrium, cafe, cabinets next to the cafe and on Level 2 to look out for,  a book signing with Chris Riddell, illustrator extraordinaire and workshops and theatre, both part of Beeline – University of Worcester Storytelling Festival for Children.

All of our October highlights are listed below.  For our full Autumn programme please visit our website. We look forward to seeing you in The Hive.

Get Online Week  (2 – 8 October) free drop-in sessions Using your Tablet or Smartphone for eBooks – Monday 2 October, 10 – 11am Finding and Booking Holidays Online – Thursday 5 October, 10 – 11am Understanding Social Media – Thursday 5 October, 10- 11am

Picture This! – 29 September – 30 October Exhibition of prize-winning entries from the Picture This! Illustration Competition. Featuring three winning UK entries.

Every Picture Tells a Story – 3 – 30 October Collection of illustrated poems and stories created by graphic designer and illustrator Mercedes Pearson on display in the café.

Baat Region 6 Presents – 4 – 30 October Selection of artworks made by therapists from the British Association of Art Therapists (Baat) Region 6 on display in the cabinets next to the café.

Starting Family History (2 parts) – Wednesday 4 October, 2 – 4.30pm Want to know how to begin tracing your ancestors and building your family tree? This two-part workshop will explain how to get started, key tips and the main sources you will need. Tickets £15.00 Book tickets

First Steps in Family History – Thursday 5 October, 11.30am One hour introduction to guide you round the family history resources held on the Explore the Past floor.  £5.00 Book tickets

The Great Hive Book Rescue – Wednesday 4 October, 12 – 2pm Rummage through our wide range of academic and non-academic titles, all for 50p each, and raise money for charity.

Workplace Skills courses organised by Worcestershire County Council Adult Learning Team Emergency First Aid in the Workplace – Thursday 5 October, 9am – 4pm, £57.00. Introduction to Business Accounts for Sole Traders – Thursday 5 October, 10am – 3pm, £36.00.

Space Day – Saturday 7 October, 11am – 4pm Join us for a day of space. Talk to experts, look through powerful telescopes, find out how astronauts live in Space and what it takes to launch a rocket.  Book a place to hear Alan Brunstrom from ESA talk about how Space helps you every day and Dave Shayler talking about How the Space Shuttle Assembled and Supplied the Space Station.  Find out more and book tickets

Explore House History – Saturday 7 October, 10am – 1pm Interested in discovering more about the house you live in, or another historic building? Book onto this three hour workshop to find out about the resources held in The Hive that could help you discover more.  £15.00 book tickets

Book signing – Chris Riddell, Illustrator Extraordinaire – Monday 9 October, 4.30pm onwards

Story Pit Tales – 10.30am – 12.30pm On three Saturdays during the University of Worcester Beeline Storytelling Festival we will be joined by professional storytellers who will tell stories from around the world. 7 October – Peter Chand,  14 October– Sally Tonge,  21 October – Amy Douglas No booking required.

Shopify: A Guide to Selling Online with eCommerce – Tuesday 10 October, 4 – 6pm Introduction to the world of ecommerce with Shopify.  Covering domain names, Shopify platform, Payment Gateways, website design, products and orders, shipping and taxes, order notifications and apps.  Book tickets

Migrant Press (Revisited) – 12 – 26 October on Level 2 New works by artists Sonia Boyce, S Mark Gubb and David Blackmore responding to the 1960’s transatlantic poetry publisher. Level 2.

Young at Art – Thursday 12 October, 10.30am – 12pm Art and story themed sessions for Under 5s.  No booking required. £3.00 per child.

Resources for supporting A-level coursework – Wednesday 18 October, 6 – 8pm An introduction for teachers to the 45,000 online journals and other resources available to students at The Hive.  £3.00 Book tickets

October half term holiday Rat-a-tat Tales – Wednesday 25 October, 11am and 2.45pm The Ugly Duckling children’s theatre – Thursday 26 October, 11am & 2pm, tickets £4.00. Book making workshop with illustrator Sarah Millin – Friday 27 October, 10am & 1pm, tickets £4.00.

International Open Access Week – 23 – 29 October   Exhibition of original photographic images and records used in University of Worcester research. See and understand the research that the University of Worcester carries out and explore the role of open access – a vehicle for research dissemination.

Discover More About Archaeological Finds (4 weeks) – Thursday 26 October, 7 – 8.30pm £45.00 more information and to book tickets.

Creative Digital Media – 30 October – 3 November Exhibition of work by students completing the Masters in Creative Digital Media.

What’s On at The Hive in October

We hope you can join us on Saturday 7 October for Space Day, our biggest event in October. From 11am – 4pm there will be talks by Space professionals, storytimes with children’s author Hazel Hiles, displays, hands-on activities and a whole host of Space experts to talk to. During October we have also got several new exhibitions in the atrium, cafe, cabinets next to the cafe and on Level 2 to look out for, a book signing with Chris Riddell, illustrator extraordinaire and workshops and theatre, both part of Beeline – University of Worcester Storytelling Festival for Children.

All of our October highlights are listed below. For our full Autumn programme please visit our website. We look forward to seeing you in The Hive.

Get Online Week  (2 – 8 October) free drop-in sessions Using your Tablet or Smartphone for eBooks – Monday 2 October, 10 – 11am Finding and Booking Holidays Online – Thursday 5 October, 10 – 11am Understanding Social Media – Thursday 5 October, 10- 11am

Picture This! – 29 September – 30 October Exhibition of prize-winning entries from the Picture This! Illustration Competition. Featuring three winning UK entries.

Every Picture Tells a Story – 3 – 30 October Collection of illustrated poems and stories created by graphic designer and illustrator Mercedes Pearson on display in the café.

Baat Region 6 Presents – 4 – 30 October Selection of artworks made by therapists from the British Association of Art Therapists (Baat) Region 6 on display in the cabinets next to the café.

Starting Family History (2 parts) – Wednesday 4 October, 2 – 4.30pm Want to know how to begin tracing your ancestors and building your family tree? This two-part workshop will explain how to get started, key tips and the main sources you will need. Tickets £15.00 Book tickets

First Steps in Family History – Thursday 5 October, 11.30am One hour introduction to guide you round the family history resources held on the Explore the Past floor.  £5.00 Book tickets

The Great Hive Book Rescue – Wednesday 4 October, 12 – 2pm Rummage through our wide range of academic and non-academic titles, all for 50p each, and raise money for charity.

Workplace Skills courses organised by Worcestershire County Council Adult Learning Team Emergency First Aid in the Workplace – Thursday 5 October, 9am – 4pm, £57.00. Introduction to Business Accounts for Sole Traders – Thursday 5 October, 10am – 3pm, £36.00.

Space Day – Saturday 7 October, 11am – 4pm Join us for a day of space. Talk to experts, look through powerful telescopes, find out how astronauts live in Space and what it takes to launch a rocket.  Book a place to hear Alan Brunstrom from ESA talk about how Space helps you every day and Dave Shayler talking about How the Space Shuttle Assembled and Supplied the Space Station.  Find out more and book tickets

Explore House History – Saturday 7 October, 10am – 1pm Interested in discovering more about the house you live in, or another historic building? Book onto this three hour workshop to find out about the resources held in The Hive that could help you discover more.  £15.00 book tickets

Book signing – Chris Riddell, Illustrator Extraordinaire – Monday 9 October, 4.30pm onwards

Story Pit Tales – 10.30am – 12.30pm On three Saturdays during the University of Worcester Beeline Storytelling Festival we will be joined by professional storytellers who will tell stories from around the world. 7 October – Peter Chand,  14 October– Sally Tonge,  21 October – Amy Douglas No booking required.

Shopify: A Guide to Selling Online with eCommerce – Tuesday 10 October, 4 – 6pm Introduction to the world of ecommerce with Shopify.  Covering domain names, Shopify platform, Payment Gateways, website design, products and orders, shipping and taxes, order notifications and apps.  Book tickets

Migrant Press (Revisited) – 12 – 26 October on Level 2 New works by artists Sonia Boyce, S Mark Gubb and David Blackmore responding to the 1960’s transatlantic poetry publisher. Level 2.

Young at Art – Thursday 12 October, 10.30am – 12pm Art and story themed sessions for Under 5s.  No booking required. £3.00 per child.

Resources for supporting A-level coursework – Wednesday 18 October, 6 – 8pm An introduction for teachers to the 45,000 online journals and other resources available to students at The Hive.  £3.00 Book tickets

October half term holiday Rat-a-tat Tales – Wednesday 25 October, 11am and 2.45pm The Ugly Duckling children’s theatre – Thursday 26 October, 11am & 2pm, tickets £4.00. Book making workshop with illustrator Sarah Millin – Friday 27 October, 10am & 1pm, tickets £4.00.

International Open Access Week – 23 – 29 October  Exhibition of original photographic images and records used in University of Worcester research. See and understand the research that the University of Worcester carries out and explore the role of open access – a vehicle for research dissemination.

Discover More About Archaeological Finds (4 weeks) – Thursday 26 October, 7 – 8.30pm £45.00 more information and to book tickets.

Creative Digital Media – 30 October – 3 November Exhibition of work by students completing the Masters in Creative Digital Media.

We would love to hear what you think about our events programme. Are we getting it right? Please help us by completing our short online questionnaire – thank you!

Great Hive Book Rescue, 4 October

The Great Hive Book Rescue is back! Thanks to your donations and those of your students, we have a huge range of books covering all subjects from education to arts to sciences and even fiction. The massive book sale will be taking place on Wednesday 4 October, 12-2 in Level 0 of The Hive. All books will be 50p, so please come along to grab some bargains. This year all proceeds will go to Oxfam.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot lecture at The Hive

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
2 November, 6pm
The Hive

What was the impact of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605? Professor Darren Oldridge and Dr Paddy McNally explore the consequences of this and other Catholic challenges to Protestant rule in the British Isles in the seventeenth century. They show how these events, and their fiery commemoration, shaped politics and religion for generations.

Visit the Hive Website for more information.

Hive dates for your social calendar

For children, this autumn is packed full of live theatre and educational events:

  • Saturday 30 September, 2pm – The Wind in the Willows performance
  • Saturday 7 October, 11am to 4pm – The Hive’s annual Space Day
  • Saturdays from 7 to the 21 October, 10.30am and 12.30pm – Beeline Story Pit Tales from professional storytellers
  • Monday 9 October, from 4.30pm onwards – Chris Riddell, illustrator extraordinaire will be signing books.
  • Monday 23 October and Thursday 26 October 10.30am to 12pm – Computer coding drop-in sessions during half-term
  • Thursday 26 October, 11am and 2pm – The Ugly Duckling.
  • Friday 27 October, 10am and 1pm – A Little Book of Nature workshop

For adults, business workshops, exhibitions, mini courses, family history and film:

Donations Wanted for Great Hive Book Rescue

It’s back!.

It’s that time of the year again when we need to start collecting any unwanted books from you in order to find them a new home. We are collecting books at The Hive, firstpoint building and Charles Hastings. All books will then be sold for at our October event and you can come along and find some hidden gems yourself! All profits will go to charity, and we desperately want to beat last year’s total of nearly £700.

So please, make some room on your book shelf and donate any spare books at our drop off points. Help us raise money for charity and make your old books feel wanted again.

Tea & Cake With Your Librarians

Stuck with your resource lists? Need support in helping students understand referencing or how to evaluate sources critically? The askalibrarian team will be hosting their annual askalibrarian Tea & Cake on Thursday 14 September. Stop by Level 2 of The Hive between 12-3 to meet your librarians and find out how they can support you. All staff welcome; come with questions!

Hive Autumn What’s On

We have a packed Autumn programme for you to explore and hope you will find something to interest you. Highlights between now and December include the return of Michael Rosen, who opened our children’s library in 2012, book signing with illustrator and former Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell and a whole raft of other events and activities including Space Day, Beeline Storytelling Festival and our legendary Christmas Lantern Parade! We also have our usual regular activities and advice, talks and information sessions for everyone to take part in.

Our September highlights are listed below. For our new Autumn programme visit our website. We look forward to seeing you in The Hive.

Playback Touring Exhibition – 1 – 21 September Watch over 200 bold and creative short films made by young artist filmmakers. The award-winning short films that feature in this interactive exhibition have been created by 16-24 year-olds from all over England, including many young filmmakers from Worcestershire.

Also during the exhibition: Ink, Paper & Plasticine: an introduction to the basics of animation
Free workshop suitable for 9 – 16 year-olds Saturday 9 September, 2 – 5pm Book a free place

Filmmaking: where do I start? Free workshop suitable for 16-24 year-olds Wednesday 20 September, 4 – 7pm Book a free place

First Steps in Family History – Thursday 7 September, 11.30am One hour introduction to guide you round the most useful family history resources held on the Explore the Past floor and give tips on getting started. £5.00. Book tickets

First steps in House History – Thursday 7 September, 10am One hour introduction to guide you round the most useful local or house history resources held on the Explore the Past floor and give tips on getting started. £5.00. Book tickets

Maths Homework Support – Tuesdays from 12 September, 3.45pm 6 sessions, £75.00. Suitable for Year 3–Year 6 children.

Spanish for Beginners – Saturdays from 16 September & 4 November, 10am 5 weeks, £50.00

Spanish for Pre-improvers – Wednesdays from 13 September & Thursdays from 14 September, 6.30pm 5 weeks, £50.00

Spanish for Improvers – Tuesdays from 19 September, 6.30pm 5 weeks, £50.00

Creative Writing – Saturdays from 30 September, 10am 5 weeks, £69.00

ESOL for Beginners, ESOL for Improvers and Preparation for IELTS Free Assessment Days: Tuesday 29 August, Friday 1 September, Saturday 2 September – 10 – 11am. A range of ESOL courses are offered at different times throughout the week. Learners must have attended an Assessment Day in order to book onto a course.

To book onto Homework Support, Spanish, Creative Writing and ESOL see www.worcestershire.gov.uk/courses

Young at Art – Thursday 14 & 28 September, 10.30am Art and story themed sessions for under 5s. No booking required. £3.00 per child, payable on the day at each venue.

Roald Dahl Day – Saturday 16 September, 10am – 4pm A scrumdiddlyumptious fun-packed day to celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday (13 September). Make and take a Danny Champion of the World Romany style plate. Sessions at 10am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm – £2.50. Listen to Roald Dahl Rat-a-tat stories at 11am and 2.45pm and watch us recreate one of George’s Marvellous experiments at 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Find out more here.

An Alternative History of OperaMonday 18 September, 7pm Dr Daniel Somerville (University of Worcester) offers an insight into opera and its rich history of queer aesthetics and conventions. The talk is part of Worcestershire Pride’s Festival of Arts & Culture 2017. Reserve a seat

Pride Art – 18 – 29 September, Level 0 A collection of works celebrating LGBT+ identities and aesthetics by contemporary artists with a connection to Worcestershire.

Make and Take Animal Agents Crafts – Saturday & Sunday 23 & 24 September, 10am–3pm £2.50. No booking required.

Online Skills Mini Course – Thursday 28 September, 11am Want to learn something new? Learn how to use the internet for online services such as banking, shopping, Facebook or even emailing. Basic keyboard and mouse skills required. Book a free place

Spidarlings – 28 September, 7pm Splendid Cinema and Troma present the UK premier of this new British film. A queer, punk, musical, horror, serial killer, drag, comedy mash-up film about a lesbian couple who buy a spider. £5.00. Book tickets

The Wind in the Willows – Saturday 30 September, 2pm Presented by Box Tale Soup, a beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much loved classic, The Wind in the Willows features unique handmade fabric puppets and a charming original score. Tickets £7 adults, £3 children, babes in arms free. Book tickets

Introduction to Social Media for Small Enterprises – Tuesday 26 September, 7.30am Sponsored by Haines Watts with Richard Brown, Impact 9 Limited. The workshop will look at different social media platforms, review which are best for your business and how to get the most from them. Breakfast and networking too! Book free place

We would love to hear what you think about our events programme. Are we getting it right? Please help us by completing our short online questionnaire – thank you!

Library news – Resource list drop-ins, Great Hive Book Rescue

Resource list support: Library Services drop-in times

Library Services will be holding a series of drop-in sessions throughout July to support staff with publishing their resource lists in preparation for the 2017/18 academic year. There is no need to book in for these sessions; just turn up with your questions. Times and locations are below:

 

Date & time Location
Thursday 27 July 10-12 SJC reception
Friday 28 July 1-3 Hive Business Centre, L.2
Monday 31 July 2-4 SJC reception

 

Great Hive Book Rescue

Donations wanted for Great Hive Book Rescue

It’s back!….

It’s that time of the year again when we need to start collecting any unwanted books from you in order to find them a new home. We are collecting books at The Hive, firstpoint building and Charles Hastings. All books will then be sold for at our October event and you can come along and find some hidden gems yourself! All profits will go to charity, and we desperately want to beat last year’s total of nearly £700.

So please, make some room on your book shelf and donate any spare books at our drop off points. Help us raise money for charity and make your old books feel wanted again.

Resource list drop-ins and Great Hive Book Rescue

Library Services will be holding a series of drop-in sessions throughout July to support staff with publishing their resource lists in preparation for the 2017/18 academic year. There is no need to book in for these sessions; just turn up with your questions. Times and locations are below:
 
Date & time
Location
Wednesday 19th July 10-12
Hive Business Centre, L.2
Thursday 20th July 2-4
SJC reception
Friday 21st July 10-12
Hive Business Centre, L.2
Monday 24th July 2-4
Hive Business Centre, L.2
Thursday 27th July 10-12
SJC reception
Friday 28th July 1-3
Hive Business Centre, L.2
Monday 31st July 2-4
SJC reception

 


Great Hive Book Rescue
Donations wanted for Great Hive Book Rescue
It’s back!….
It’s that time of the year again when we need to start collecting any unwanted books from you in order to find them a new home. We are collecting books at The Hive, firstpoint building and Charles Hastings. All books will then be sold for at our October event and you can come along and find some hidden gems yourself! All profits will go to charity, and we desperately want to beat last year’s total of nearly £700.
So please, make some room on your book shelf and donate any spare books at our drop off points. Help us raise money for charity and make your old books feel wanted again.

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 www.worcestershire.gov.uk/courses

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 mapartworcs@gmail.com 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”.   www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk

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.

Library news – Resource list drop-ins, Great Hive Book Rescue

Resource list support: Library Services drop-in times Library Services will be holding a series of drop-in sessions throughout July to support staff with publishing their resource lists in preparation for the 2017/18 academic year. There is no need to book in for these sessions; just turn up with your questions. Times and locations are below:

Date & time Location
Tuesday 11th July 2-4 SJC reception
Friday 14th July 10-12 Hive Business Centre, L.2
Monday 17th July 2-4 SJC reception
Wednesday 19th July 10-12 Hive Business Centre, L.2
Thursday 20th July 2-4 SJC reception
Friday 21st July 10-12 Hive Business Centre, L.2
Monday 24th July 2-4 Hive Business Centre, L.2
Thursday 27th July 10-12 SJC reception
Friday 28th July 1-3 Hive Business Centre, L.2
Monday 31st July 2-4 SJC reception

Great Hive Book Rescue

Donations wanted for Great Hive Book Rescue

It’s back!….

It’s that time of the year again when we need to start collecting any unwanted books from you in order to find them a new home. We are collecting books at The Hive, firstpoint building and Charles Hastings. All books will then be sold at our October event and you can come along and find some hidden gems yourself! All profits will go to charity, and we desperately want to beat last year’s total of nearly £700.

So please, make some room on your book shelf and donate any spare books at our drop off points. Help us raise money for charity and make your old books feel wanted again.

Hive News

Enter The Great Hive Cake-Off

Budding bakers of all ages are invited to create a show-stopping cake as part of The Hive’s 5th anniversary community day on Saturday 8 July. The Great Hive Cake-off is a fun competition for anyone who enjoys baking. The cakes can be anything, as long as they take inspiration from The Hive.

There are two categories for ages 16 and under and 16 and over. The baking battle winners will be crowned The Hive at Five Star Bakers and each receive a £25 voucher and golden wooden spoon.

Competitors are asked to bring in their cake between 12 to 2pm to be displayed on the table and judging will begin at 3pm. Entry forms can be downloaded from The Hive events webpage.

The community event is 10.00am to 4.00pm and will include local food and drink stalls, entertainment, craft activities, story time for kids as well as the Hive at Five exhibition.

 

Enjoy The Hive at Five Community Party

A big family event for all the community is taking place on Saturday 8 July to celebrate The Hive’s fifth anniversary.

Music, children’s entertainment, food and drinks stalls, an exhibition and a Great Hive Cake-Off competition have been organised to provide something for people of all ages and bring the community together.

Activities for children under five will begin at 10am with children’s entertainers Jungle Jiggle and staff from The Hive will present a birthday themed imagination station. Children can join in with storytelling, treasure hunts and crafts throughout the day.

The Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service will be hosting a behind the scenes tour of The Hive archives and collections, plus there will be an exhibition in taking visitors on a journey of The Hive’s achievements, successes and events since the opening in 2012.

Live music will take place throughout the day with performances from Vocal High choir, performance choir of St Clements Primary, St John’s will begin at 10am, and the Worcester Ukulele Club are playing from 1pm to 1.45pm.

On Thursday 6 July from 5pm to 10pm The Hive will be closed for a special event. If you have any concerns regarding accessing services please contact hiveadminteam@worcestershire.gov.uk.

For further information on the community day you can visit The Hive website or follow The Hive on Facebook and Twiter, @TheHiveWorcs.

Hive Closure Notice

On Thursday 6 July from 5pm to 10pm The Hive will be closed for a special event. If you have any concerns regarding accessing services please contact hiveadminteam@worcestershire.gov.uk.