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.

The Hive What’s On guide – copy deadline 17 July

The next copy deadline for The Hive What’s On guide is Monday 17 July. Could you please send me details of your events before or no later than this date. The information I need is:

·         Title

·         Date and time

·         Brief summary (approx. 50 words)

·         Cost and how to get tickets

·         Web link

·         High res image (300dpi)

If you are hiring a room or space at The Hive and there is an admission charge for your event we are now charging for inclusion into the What’s On guide. Please contact me, Min Sowden for advertising details.

Please send the information to msowden@worcestershire.gov.uk. The guide will include events taking place from 1 September to 31 December 2017.

 

Calling Budding Bakers – 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 page.

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.

Invitation to the Images of Research Exhibition and Gala Evening

We are excited to announce the launch of the 2017 Images of Research Exhibition at The Hive which will run from 17th– 29th June. We have received over 40 entries showcasing the diverse and vibrant research from research students and staff from across the University.

We would like to invite all colleagues to join us for our drinks reception on 28th June from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at The Hive where the winners of the competition will be announced. We hope you can join us as we celebrate the excellent research of our staff and student community at Worcester.

If you would like to attend the Gala Evening, please rsvp to researcherdevelopment@worc.ac.uk by Monday 19th June.

You can visit the exhibition from 17th June and vote for your favourite images in the Public Choice category. Look for the box, located in the Atrium.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Exhibition and to the Gala Evening

The Researcher Development Team

Postgraduate Research Conference on Thursday 29 June at The Hive

The 2017 Postgraduate Research Conference Committee are excited to host the 4th annual Postgraduate Research Conference on Thursday 29th June 2017 at The Hive. Attendance is free and the programme includes a poster session and 3 oral sessions of a large variety of topics with over 40 speakers.

Registration is open – book your place now at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/postgraduate-research-conference-seeds-of-knowledge-tickets-32083026195 by Monday 26th June. For more information please contact worcspgrc@outlook.com and follow our twitter account @UoWPGC.

PG Conference Poster

 

Augmented Reality in Live Performance

You are warmly invited to a seminar ‘Augmented Reality in Live Performance

Dr Paul Golz (ISES), Dr Chris Bowers and Dr Marc Price (Computing) of the University of Worcester will be giving a talk on Augmented Reality in Live Performance at The Hive on Monday 12 June 2017.

Augmented reality is an area of active interest the world over. Corporations, both large and small, are investing heavily in R&D. Microsoft’s HoloLens is on the cusp of being released and Pokémon Go was the hit game of 2016. AR has the potential to significantly affect how we interact with the world around us.

Augmenting dynamic scenes, for example theatre, sporting events, or even lectures, is somewhat difficult given the speed of the environment and the potential for differing viewpoints on the scene. In this seminar we will introduce the world of AR within performance and show some of the work happening at Worcester into developing a dynamic AR system.

The seminar will include a very short dance performance by PE and Dance student Lauren Richards. Attendees will also be encouraged to try out their own moves in front of our equipment!

Details

Hive Studio, The Hive, Worcester

5.15 – 6:00pm    Tea, coffee, networking

6.00 – 7:00pm    Seminar

Please register your attendance by emailing Sally Docherty (s.docherty@worc.ac.uk). Please register as soon as possible to guarantee your place as places are limited.

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.

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.

Aspire rollover complete

All resource lists have now been rolled over, and the 2017/18 editions are available for you to start editing.

2017/18 lists should be sent for review and published by 1st August for Semester 1 so that new items can be ordered in time.

Please help us to ensure excellent library resources for your students by making a note of this important date.

Digitisation requests should also be made directly from your list – go to the Edit List view, click on Request Digitisation next to the item you want digitised and complete the pop up request form. Place your digitisation requests by 1st August for start of Semester 1.

If the module lead for 2017/18 is not known at the end of this academic year, then the outgoing module tutor should take responsibility for publishing the new Resource List.  The incoming tutor should not change the Recommended for Purchase text, or remove any Essential Reading. They can add Essential and Further reading and otherwise shape the list structure to suit their teaching.

Need any help?

Children’s workshop at The Hive library

ANIMAL PRINTING WORKSHOP

Saturday 8 April

Inspired by screenprints and rubber stamp illustrations included in Hatched! The Hive’s current exhibition of picturebook illustration, this workshop offers children and their carers a chance to try printmaking: participants will make their own animal prints using vegetables and other objects, and collaborate on a giant print which will become part of the exhibition. The workshop will be led by two of the illustrators featured in Hatched!  Becky Palmer and Daisy Hirst both also teach illustration at the University of Worcester and have led many workshops for children and families. Becky is an author-illustrator of picturebooks and comics whose illustrations for Dorothy Clark’s Ellie and Lump’s Very Busy Day (Walker Books) and Jamie Rhodes’ A Castle in England (Nobrow) feature in Hatched! Daisy Hirst has written and illustrated three picturebooks for Walker Books, the latest of which, Hilda and the Runaway Baby, also features in the exhibition.

Suitable for children aged 4 – 9

Workshop times: 10 – 11am and 11am – 12pm

The workshop is free, but booking is recommended as places limited. To book a place, visit:

https://e-services.worcestershire.gov.uk/LibraryEvents/EventDetails.aspx?id=350

 

Events at The Hive

Hatched! – 27 March – 26 April Recent picture book publications from the University of Worcester Illustration staff team. The books featured are illustrated and written by Piet Grobler, Rebecca Palmer, Stephen Fowler and Daisy Hirst.

Using Social Media to Promote Your Business Tuesday 4 April, 9.30 – 11.30am  & Thursday 6 April, 12.30 – 2.30pm Discover how Social Media can be used to market your business. Learn how to build up followers, expand contact links and target your audiences. £22.50  Book a place

A Theory of Everything for the NHS – Wednesday 5 April, 6 – 7pm The NHS constitution contains many principles, values and ethical codes, but offers no definition of health. Drawing on three decades of research and writing about the nature of health, Professor David Seedhouse will explain how this single oversight has caused massive fragmentation and inconsistency of care. David Seedhouse also offers a powerful solution – a theory of everything for the NHS which unites the best clinical practice with the most thoughtful ethical reflection. This is a FREE event. Book a place

First Steps in Family History – Thursday 6 April, 11.30am – 12.30pm One hour introductions to guide you round the most useful family history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. £5.00 Book tickets 

First Steps in House History – Thursday 6 April, 10 – 11am These one hour introductions guide you round the most useful local or house history resources we hold on the Explore the Past floor and give you some tips on getting started. £5.00 per person. Book tickets 

Animal Printing Workshops – Saturday 8 April, 10am & 11am Inspired by screenprints and rubber stamp illustrations included in Hatched! The Hive’s current exhibition of picturebook illustration, this workshop offers children and their carers a chance to try printmaking: participants will use vegetables and other objects to make their own animal prints, and collaborate on a giant print which will become part of the exhibition. Suitable for children aged 4 – 9 years. Book a free place

Fantastic Beasts Easter Trail – 8 – 23 April, all day Follow the trail for a Fantastic Beasts treat. 50p per child.

Wild about Worcester  Wednesday 12 April, 10am – 12.30pm Come and find out what’s wild in Worcester with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. Treasure trail around the library, crafts and plenty of fun activities for all the family.

Mini Medics – Monday 10 April, 9.30am–12.30pm A fun and informative introduction to first aid for children. Each child will receive a certificate of completion and a pack to take away. Only suitable for ages 8–11 years. £30.00 per child. Book online www.worcestershire.gov.uk/courses

Business Breakfast sponsored by Haines Watts – Tuesday 25 April, 7.30–9.30am Innovation presentation, networking and breakfast. Book a place.

Online Skills Mini Course – Friday 28 April, 10am–11:30am 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. You should have basic keyboard and mouse skills already. Book a place.

Open Mic Night – Friday 28 April, 6 – 8pm For 12 – 19 year olds. Showcase your own music, poetry or dance… or just come as you are. Book your act in: thehivelibrary@worcestershire.gov.uk or ask about our members’ Facebook page.

David Savill – Authors Spotlight – Saturday 29 April, 6pm How Personal Stories Become Political – Debut novelist David Savill tells us how personal stories can become political drama, and gives advice about how to get your first novel published. They Are Trying to Break Your Heart, David’s first novel, is set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war and follows the story of a Bosnian man seeking the truth about his childhood friend. His second novel, Disinformation, tells the story of a journalist caught up in Vladimir Putin’s rise to power. Adults £5.00, students £3.50. Book tickets

 

Hive What’s On deadline

Deadline for Hive What’s On

The next deadline to get your events into The Hive What’s On is approaching. All text, dates and images need to be with Min Sowden by Monday 20 March. Please can you send all of the details for your events from May to August that are taking place at The Hive to msowden@worcestershire.gov.uk

EVENTS at The Hive

‘The Science of Beauty’ Talk at The Hive

In celebration of the Royal Photographic Society’s (RPS) international touring exhibition at The Hive a free and public lecture is being held on ‘The Science of Beauty’. The talk by David James, lecturer at the University of Worcester and fellow of the RPS, will be held at The Hive on Tuesday 14 March at 2pm and will look at beauty in art.

Mad Science Event at The Hive

Following on from the success of last year, the Mad Science team are back with their zany activities for this year’s Science Night at The Hive on Thursday 16 March. This hands-on event gives families the opportunity to meet the experts and learn about science in a fun and interactive way. The Mad Science team are running three workshops on the evening to reveal the science behind how planes can fly. The ‘Up, Up and Away’ workshops are at 4.30pm, 5.15pm and 6pm and cost £3.50 for adults and £3 for children. To book your place visit www.thehiveworcester.org/family-events

Gardening for Wildlife Workshop at The Hive

Join experts in gardening from the University, St Peter’s Garden Centre and BBC Hereford & Worcester’s radio gardening expert for tips and advice on wildlife gardening and receive a free packet of wildlife seeds and £5 St Peter’s Garden Centre voucher. This workshop is taking place on Tuesday 21 March, 6 to 7.30pm and costs just £2. Book your place here https://e-services.worcestershire.gov.uk/LibraryEvents/EventDetails.aspx?id=313

The Royal Photographic Society, International Images for Science Exhibition and British Science Week

The Royal Photographic Society, International Images for Science Exhibition is at The Hive 8 Feb to 22 March

An exhibition of the world’s best scientific photography with beautiful and striking images of interest to all.

Science has always been an important interest of the Royal Photographic Society in terms of showing the beauty of science through art and in supporting science, medicine and engineering through the application of new imaging techniques.

The exhibition is in the Atrium at The Hive and is free for all.

For full details: www.thehiveworcester.org/arts-exhibitions and www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/achievements-upcoming-events

In addition to this exhibition there are a number of other events planned for British Science Week which runs from 10 to 19 March; all the events and exhibitions that are planned for British Science Week are shown on the attached poster: rps-all-events

Hive What’s On Deadline

Deadline for Hive What’s On

The next deadline to get your events into The Hive What’s On is approaching. All text, dates and images need to be with Min Sowden by Monday 20 March. Please can you send all of the details for your events from May to August that are taking place at The Hive to msowden@worcestershire.gov.uk

EVENTS at The Hive

Movie Night – Pride

True story based on the events of striking miners and gay activists. An inspiring film that tells a wonderful story about solidarity.

Friday 10 March at 6.45pm. Tickets are £5 and £1 for students. Ticket sales will be on the door or a season ticket is available online. Booking via www.worfs.org.

Jump Start Theatre Performance comes to The Hive

Be the first to see new theatre from some of the region’s up and coming theatre makers before it goes on tour. Sunday 12 March, 7pm. No booking required, turn up and give what you can.

‘The Science of Beauty’ Talk at The Hive

In celebration of the Royal Photographic Society’s (RPS) international touring exhibition at The Hive a free and public lecture is being held on ‘The Science of Beauty’. The talk by David James, lecturer at the University of Worcester and fellow of the RPS, will be held at The Hive on Tuesday 14 March at 2pm and will look at beauty in art.

Mad Science Event at The Hive

Following on from the success of last year, the Mad Science team are back with their zany activities for this year’s Science Night at The Hive on Thursday 16 March. This hands-on event gives families the opportunity to meet the experts and learn about science in a fun and interactive way. The Mad Science team are running three workshops on the evening to reveal the science behind how planes can fly. The ‘Up, Up and Away’ workshops are at 4.30pm, 5.15pm and 6pm and cost £3.50 for adults and £3 for children. To book your place visit www.thehiveworcester.org/family-events

Gardening for Wildlife Workshop at The Hive

Join experts in gardening from the University, St Peter’s Garden Centre and BBC Hereford & Worcester’s radio gardening expert for tips and advice on wildlife gardening and receive a free packet of wildlife seeds and £5 St Peter’s Garden Centre voucher. This workshop is taking place on Tuesday 21 March, 6 to 7.30pm and costs just £2. Book your place here https://e-services.worcestershire.gov.uk/LibraryEvents/EventDetails.aspx?id=313

 

The Royal Photographic Society, International Images for Science Exhibition and British Science Week

The Royal Photographic Society, International Images for Science Exhibition is at The Hive 8 Feb to 22 March

An exhibition of the world’s best scientific photography with beautiful and striking images of interest to all.

Science has always been an important interest of the Royal Photographic Society in terms of showing the beauty of science through art and in supporting science, medicine and engineering through the application of new imaging techniques.

The exhibition is in the Atrium at The Hive and is free for all.

For full details: www.thehiveworcester.org/arts-exhibitions and www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/achievements-upcoming-events

In addition to this exhibition there are a number of other events planned for British Science Week which runs from 10 to 19 March; all the events and exhibitions that are planned for British Science Week are shown on the attached poster: rps-all-events

The Royal Photographic Society, International Images for Science Exhibition

The Royal Photographic Society, International Images for Science Exhibition is at The Hive 8 Feb to 22 March

An exhibition of the world’s best scientific photography with beautiful and striking images of interest to all.

Science has always been an important interest of the Royal Photographic Society in terms of showing the beauty of science through art and in supporting science, medicine and engineering through the application of new imaging techniques.

The exhibition is in the Atrium at The Hive and is free for all.

For full details: http://www.thehiveworcester.org/arts-exhibitions and http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/achievements-upcoming-events

The Royal Photographic Society, International Images for Science Exhibition

The Royal Photographic Society, International Images for Science Exhibition is at The Hive 8 Feb to 22 March

An exhibition of the world’s best scientific photography with beautiful and striking images of interest to all.

Science has always been an important interest of the Royal Photographic Society in terms of showing the beauty of science through art and in supporting science, medicine and engineering through the application of new imaging techniques.

The exhibition is in the Atrium at The Hive and is free for all.

For full details: http://www.thehiveworcester.org/arts-exhibitions and http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/achievements-upcoming-events

The Royal Photographic Society, International Images for Science Exhibition

The Royal Photographic Society, International Images for Science Exhibition is at The Hive 8 Feb to 22 March

An exhibition of the world’s best scientific photography with beautiful and striking images of interest to all.

Science has always been an important interest of the Royal Photographic Society in terms of showing the beauty of science through art and in supporting science, medicine and engineering through the application of new imaging techniques.

The exhibition is in the Atrium at The Hive and is free for all.

For full details: http://www.thehiveworcester.org/arts-exhibitions and http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/achievements-upcoming-events