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.