The Hive Celebrates Five Years of Success

Hive at Five celebrations
5 Year Anniversary Celebrations
Published Wednesday, 10th May 2017

The Hive is kicking off celebrations for its fifth anniversary this summer. Celebrating both its achievements and its dedication to the local community.

The festivities will begin on Saturday 8 July and will run for three weekends starting with a Great Hive Bake-Off. A competition for both junior and senior bakers who have what it ‘bakes’ to create a winning, show-stopping cake. Further information on this culinary competition will be available on The Hive Facebook and Twitter pages in the coming weeks.

A dance performance by Watch Out Worcester Dance Fest will be taking place on Saturday 22 July. There will also be an exhibition celebrating The Hive from the 2 - 9 July.

Laura Worsfold, Business Development Manager at The Hive, said: “The Hive has achieved so much in just five years. It has had a huge impact on the community and has redefined the way that people use libraries.

“We would love for everyone to help us celebrate this year and tell us why they love The Hive and what we can do in the next five years to help us move forward to even greater things.”

Members of the public are encouraged to send their thoughts, photos, poems and memories of The Hive to  So that they can be included in the celebratory exhibition.

Since the cutting-edge library was opened in 2012 by HRH The Queen it has won 18 awards, including recognition for its impact on the community, welcomed over 10,000 schoolchildren, received over 4 million visits and seen a rise in book issues of 174%.

Other Hive at Five events taking place throughout the year, include author talks, further exhibitions, workshops for schools and a keynote speaker conference in March 2018.

For further details about the forthcoming events you can follow The Hive on Facebook, Twitter or visit its website

The new May to August Hive What’s On is available online and with hard copies in and around Worcestershire.