People of all ages joined in the activities at The Hive this weekend to mark five years since the opening of the iconic building.
Local Worcestershire food and drink stalls, choirs and bands, children’s entertainers and staff at The Hive put on an entertaining community day to thank users for their continued support of Europe’s first joint university and public library.
Laura Worsfold, Business Development Manager at The Hive, said: “It was lovely to see the children's library so packed with families enjoying plate painting, music, story-telling and fun activities put on by staff and volunteers.
“Thousands of new and regular visitors come to use The Hive every week and we aim to have something for everyone throughout the year. We continue to see a rise in attendance at our many events and I hope that the next five years will bring more entertainment, inspiring discoveries and a love of learning and reading for all.”
The community day also included The Hive Great Cake-Off competition, where Hannah Baker, aged nine-years-old, and Naomi Moorhouse, from Worcester, were crowned winners in their category for their ‘show stopper’ cakes. Naomi wrote across her cake: ‘Once upon a time in the beautiful city of Worcester they built a library full of books that brought the people happiness.’
There is also an ongoing schools' exhibition, highlighting children's thoughts, experiences and wishes for the Hive in the future, on Level 2 until the 30th July. It includes pictures, poems, models and stories focused on how they feel about the facility.
Further events will take place over the next year to commemorate The Hive’s first five years, including author talks and workshops for schools. The Hive will host professional dance group, The Bodyguards, performing outside its entrance on Saturday 22nd July, as part of Dancefest’s Watch Out Worcester, an afternoon of quirky, fun art events across the City.
For more information visit http://www.dancefest.co.uk/watch-out-worcester.
For further details about the forthcoming events you can follow The Hive on Facebook, Twitter or visit its website www.thehiveworcester.org