What's On


Below is a list of all the exciting events and activities we have coming up. From gigs and films to creative workshops for children and adults, there's something for everyone at The Hive.

Jul

8

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Summer 2022


Tickets from £6

Join musical magpie Mary Keith on a busy, buzzy beat-filled musical journey. Using bodies, percussion instruments and voices we will fill the morning with joyous sound and song! No background tapes here! For babes in arms, crawlers, walkers under 5's and their carers. We encourage the carers and parents to be fully involved - why should the little ones have all the fun?!

Jul

8

Fri

18:00

The Weather Report - Jill Impey (Launch Night)


FREE

Exhibition launch night: Friday 8th July, 6pm

FREE

8th July 2nd August @ The Hive Gallery

In this exhibition artist Jill Impey curates a creative space in which to show the film she completed in 2021 - a powerful and moving record of the thoughts and voices of women from coastal, immigrant and creative communities (in England in 2021 and New Zealand in 2019). Impey made the recordings after small group local workshops, and the participants engaged with the artists creative processes that facilitated reflection on their relationships with heritage. They explored feelings about the weather, the sea, immigration, colonisation, notions of connection and what it means to be a good ancestor. The Weather Report exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to take inspiration from the film and engage with the artists creative process, of gathering and sharing wisdom and understanding through a range of materials including postcard making and finding new ways of connecting.

www.jillimpey.com

Jul

9

Sat

17:30

Hive Young Programmers Present: Sounds to Look Forward To


Tickets from £10

Participants of The Hive's Young Programmers project invite you to an evening of music and sounds to look forward to, featuring performances by UK musicians: Calum Ingram / Spilt Milk Society / Savannah / Ruby Allen / DJ Buzzword

Doors open 4pm, show time 5pm - 10:30pm

Jul

14

Thu

15:00

The Weather Report - Jill Impey


FREE

The Weather Report - Connection

Thurs 14th July 15:00-16:00 (one hour)

FREE TO BOOK and open to all (to book see below)

Artist Jill Impeys alternative persona, Lucida, will host a mixture of performance and creative activities engaging with her current gallery exhibition The Weather Report. Lucinda, a mental health nurse just returned from New Zealand in 1948 will lead participants through a film viewing, handling of a conch shell, drawing, making postcards and collaborative poem snippets on being a good ancestor. Visitors are invited to make postcards and share their own 'internal weather reports. This workshop aims to bring more out around ideas of migration, colonisation, and mental health; acting as a method to take people out of their every-day world and be transported through time and space, using an element of performance and play, and bringing some levity to an otherwise difficult topic.

www.jillimpey.com

TO BOOK please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

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Alternatively, search "The Hive" on Eventbrite to find all of our free gallery events.

Jul

15

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Summer 2022


Tickets from £6

Join musical magpie Mary Keith on a busy, buzzy beat-filled musical journey. Using bodies, percussion instruments and voices we will fill the morning with joyous sound and song! No background tapes here! For babes in arms, crawlers, walkers under 5's and their carers. We encourage the carers and parents to be fully involved - why should the little ones have all the fun?!

Jul

15

Fri

20:00

Stochello Rosenberg Trio


Tickets from £28

Friday 15th July (8pm start)

Tickets priced at £28

Without doubt the most celebrated gypsy jazz guitarist since Django Reinhardt and arguably the finest jazz guitarist in Europe right now...

To catch Stochello Rosenberg live in the UK, let alone at a venue as intimate as Shrewsbury's Hive is a major event. The night before the bands major London concert at Kings Place the Stochello Rosenberg Trio features British guitar virtuoso and master gypsy jazz accompanist Chris Quinn and leading Dutch double bassist Arnoud Vandenberg. Expect the hottest guitar playing you have efver heard!...

Jul

16

Sat

12:00

Strettfest 2022 (Donations)


Tickets from £2

Strettfest 2022 is a carnival street parade around the centre of Church Stretton on Saturday, 16th July, involving all the community, followed by a Fringe Festival week of performances and workshops. All are welcome to come and to celebrate.

To create a carnival style atmosphere of costumes, flags and banners, we need to fund our local visual arts makers to run workshops for all ages and abilities. Please do crowdfund us. Our target is £1500. Donations will be collected by The Hive and used to fund workshops and materials.

Date: 16 July 2022 (from midday)

Donations*: £2, £5, £10, £20, £50, £100

Jul

25

Mon

13:30

Summer Potters - Garden Rock Pools


Tickets from £14

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Bring the seaside to your own garden and create a rock pool ornament in this Summer Pottery workshop for 4 - 13 year olds. This will be filled with melted marbles to give a realistic watery look and fired to stoneware which can live happily in the garden all year round. Materials and firing costs included. Parents and carers free, under 11s need to be accompanied by an adult.

Jul

27

Wed

10:00

Summer Sounds


Tickets from £28

10:00am - 3:00pm

Learn how to create melodies, music and write songs guided by industry professionals. Suitable for young budding musicians, you dont need any previous experience to take part in this music masterclass for 8 - 13 year olds. Please bring your own lunch.

Aug

13

Sat

10:30

Graffiti T-Shirt and Tote Bag Making


Tickets from £16

10:30am - 12:00pm

Make stencils and use fabric spray paint to create your own street art in this Graffiti T-Shirt and Tote Bag making workshop for 8 - 13 year olds. Learn print techniques and be inspired by street artist Banksy. Tote bags provided, please bring your own plain white T-shirt to graffiti.

Parents and carers free, under 11s need to be accompanied by an adult.

Sep

2

Fri

18:00

John Wragg Alternative Spaces: Paintings, Prints & Constructions (Launch Night)


FREE

Exhibition launch night: Friday 2nd September, 6pm

FREE

2nd 28th September @ The Hive Gallery

This retrospective exhibition spans 25 years from 1977 to the present day, exploring John Wraggs fascination by space in all its manifestations. These often bright and multi-coloured artworks are geometrical and abstract, though sometimes combined with representational references. Shadows, mirrors, reflections, light, perspective, geometry and higher dimensions all contribute towards his sources of ideas, and play with the spatial characteristics of the image to confront and challenge the viewer to see beyond the everyday. Through a complimentary colour palette, luminous glazes and a wide-range of mixed materials, he reveals new spaces and known spaces in a completely mind-bending way.

www.johnwragg.net

Sep

7

Wed

14:00

From Sketchbooks to Completion: How Ideas Develop - John Wragg


FREE

Wednesday 7th September 14:00-15:30 (1.5 hrs)

John Wragg

FREE TO BOOK and open to all - (to book see below)

John Wragg

Current gallery exhibiting artist John Wragg will be giving an informal talk about his ideas, artwork development, and inspiration sources for the exhibition on show, Alternative Spaces: Paintings, Prints & Constructions. A selection of his sketchbooks will be available for participants to look through and explore his creative process. These resources give an insight into the technical issues arising from making an image, together with concepts concerning higher-dimensional geometry, with a special focus on the fourth dimension. Please come along and feel free to leaf through the artists sketchbooks, delve deeper into the artwork and ask anything you would like to know more about his work.

www.johnwragg.net

Sep

25

Sun

19:45

Luke Jackson and Julie Aubé


Tickets from £14

A one-off collaboration between the UK and Canada, and two exceptional solo artists presented in a one-off double bill over five UK dates, in intimate venues.

The show feature solo sets from both artists, plus unique collaboration performances throughout the night, and a memorable show for both audiences and artists.

This tour featuring Julie Aubé and Luke Jackson had to be rescheduled twice since 2020, and finally happened in Canada in April this year to great success, with Luke and Julie winning over audiences across New Brunswick - this unique collaboration returns to the UK in September.