Staff at The Hive are getting set for a bustling week of activity as half-term approaches.
Families can expect plenty of theatre performances, storytelling, as well as a writing workshop and activity sessions from Saturday, 27 October.
Author and children’s poet, James Carter, is bringing his space-themed interactive performances, ZIM ZAM ZOOM and Once Upon a Star to The Hive on Monday, 29 October, at 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
James has toured his shows at the Roald Dahl and Oxford Story Museum as well as at Edinburgh Festival.
Speaking about the success of his books and performances, he said: “I have been space-crazy since watching Apollo 11 land on the moon in 1969. I’ll be bringing my two spacey books live with a Big Bang, so children can expect lively poems, space stories, drama and music.”
Also on Monday, The Hive is working in conjunction with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust on a bat-themed day from 11am to 1pm. Children can follow a bat trail, find out how they can help bats in the wild and book in for a bat craft activity session.
Lightbox Theatre Company will be coming to The Hive on Friday, 2 November, 2 to 3pm with the children’s wintery tale of ‘The Blue Bird’.
As well as all of this, the University of Worcester Beeline Storytelling Festival begins on Saturday, October 27 bringing puppet theatre model making with Oscar–winning animators, illustration and of course expert storytelling to the city.
The half-term events will take place at The Hive and at the neighbouring University’s City Campus over the last weekend of October.
‘Wacky Wednesdays’ will have fun interactive parent and child sessions for pre-schoolers from 1.30 to 3pm, and Bounce and Rhyme and Baby Bounce and Rhyme will continue as normal on Tuesdays 10 to 10.30am and Fridays 11 to 11.30am.
Janine Downes, Library Manager at The Hive, said: “It is wonderful that, once again, so many talented, engaging and interesting authors and illustrators will be visiting The Hive this half-term to pass on their love of stories and storytelling.”
For more information about the half term events at The Hive, or to sign up to the mailing list, go to The Hive's website.
The Hive September to December What’s On is now online and copies are available at The Hive and at venues around Worcestershire.