Worcester’s Hive shines as host venue for BBC Children in Need

Published Wednesday, 18th November 2015

Last Friday (November 13) The Hive in Worcester was put on the regional and national stage for BBC Children in Need.


It was selected to host the BBC’s Midlands coverage of the BBC Children in Need and as well as being "dressed" in BBC Children in Need livery  there were four live TV slots coming from The Hive during the evening’s broadcast on BBC One. 

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member for Localism and Communities said: “The Children in Need coverage has certainly put The Hive on the national stage.  It was wonderful to tune in and see the spotlight on our city and county and see the talents of our residents.  It has been a superb experience for everyone involved and while we appreciate there may have been some inconvenience for those wanting to use The Hive on this day, we hope people will agree that this has been a wonderful opportunity for Worcester, and an unmissable chance to be part of this valuable annual fundraising event."

Worcestershire has a great tradition of working together and this has recently been highlighted in the Worcestershire Viewpoint Survey that indicated 9 out 10 people in Worcestershire get on well with people from other backgrounds. 

This was in evidence as the Hive team worked closely with the BBC on the planning of the event and along with Hive volunteers  supported the BBC throughout the day and on the night.  Graphic Design and Multimedia students from the University of Worcester designed posters and bunting which were prominently on display throughout the building and Film Production students  gained valuable work experience assisting the camera crews throughout the day and evening.