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.

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

9

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Sep

16

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Sep

23

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Sep

23

Fri

20:00

Parallel Mothers


Tickets from £6

Spain, 2021, subtitled,

123 mins, cert 15

Pedro Almovodar's latest film is undoubtedly one of his best - a gripping drama of parallel lives and time-travel through Spain's troubled past, all in the director's characteristically vibrant colours!

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

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.

Sep

30

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Oct

4

Tue

18:00

Monument to the Vanquished: Part 1 - The Commoners (Exhibition)


FREE

All welcome to the FREE Launch Night on Tuesday 4th October 2022, 6pm. No booking necessary.

Exhibition: 3 October - 11 November (open to public Tuesday to Friday, 10am - 4.30pm)

A Meadow Arts project by Leah Gordon and Annabel Edwards

There are 1.3 million acres of common land in England and Wales. Artist Leah Gordon and researcher Annabel Edwards identified pockets of such land in Shropshire and took pictures of those who still hold common rights there. These could be the rights to right to graze animals or collect firewood. This exhibition of black and white photographs, made on an analogue medium-format camera were then hand-tinted, imbuing them with a magical, mystical air, a snapshot back to the 17th Century. The photos are accompanied by personal stories, the commoners status of the sitters as well as explorations of the local history and myths of the land.

www.meadowarts.org

Oct

7

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Oct

7

Fri

20:00

Martin Eden


Tickets from £6

Italy, 2019, subtitled,

127 mins, cert 15

A thrilling historical drama based loosely on Jack London's novel. Rising to fame and fortune as a writer from modest roots, Martin learns that every success has its price...

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Oct

14

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Oct

21

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Oct

21

Fri

20:00

The Chambermaid


Tickets from £6

Mexico, 2018, subtitled,

102 mins, cert 15

A poignant story of life behind the scenes in a large Mexico City hotel. Class tensions, cultural gaps, and the struggles for power amongst the staff create a moving atmosphere.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Oct

29

Sat

19:45

Laura Cortese & Friends


Tickets from £15

Laura is on a rare UK tour, collaborating with a number of musicians she has met over the years. They will be exploring and exalting in their shared passion of American roots music.

thisislauracortese.com

Nov

4

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Nov

4

Fri

20:00

Central Station


Tickets from £6

Brazil, 1998, subtitled,

106 mins, cert 15

Winner of the "best film" award at the Berlin Film Festival, this is the remarkable story of a nine year-old orphan and his adventures in contemporary Rio de Janeiro.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Nov

11

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Nov

15

Tue

18:00

Life (Exhibition)


FREE

All welcome to the FREE Launch Night on Tuesday 15th November 2022, 6.30pm. Artist Charlie Adlard will be signing copies of his new book Life, with all proceeds being generously donated to The Hive. No booking necessary.

Charlie Adlard The Hive Patron

Exhibition: 15 November - 9 December (open to public Tuesday to Friday, 10am - 4.30pm)

This selection of figurative sketches was produced by comic artist and Hive Patron Charlie Adlard during The Hives Tuesday Life Drawing classes before the pandemic, created both on physical paper and digitally using an iPad. In stark contrast to his Walking Dead work, this show offers an alternative perspective on his creative work.

"Life drawing, to a cartoonist like me, is incredibly important. I always advise potential comic artists how important it is to try to find classes or sessions and join them because drawing the human figure is essential to what we do. You can never stop learning from it!"

www.charlieadlard.com

Nov

18

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Nov

18

Fri

20:00

Honeyland


Tickets from £6

Macedonia, 2019, subtitled,

90 mins, cert 12

An absorbing and moving documentary that was filmed over three years, this film shows the life of Hatidže Muratova, one of the last independent keepers of wild bees in Europe.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Nov

19

Sat

19:45

Lady Maisery


Tickets from £18

Award-winning vocal trio Lady Maisery are long celebrated for their innovation at the forefront of the English folk scene. Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song.

ladymaisery.com

Nov

25

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Dec

2

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Dec

2

Fri

20:00

There Is No Evil


Tickets from £6

Iran, 2020, subtitled,

151 mins, cert 15

Set in present day Iran, this multi-award winning drama tells four interconnected stories of men carrying out the death penalty, and its impact on them and their victims families.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Dec

9

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Dec

11

Sun

19:45

Bella Hardy Christmas Show


Tickets from £16

Celebrate the festive season with the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year. Featuring local carols and well-loved classics, Christmas songs have long been Bellas local speciality.

bellahardy.com

Dec

16

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats Autumn Term 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?!

Dec

16

Fri

20:00

Another Round


Tickets from £6

Denmark, 2020, subtitled,

112 mins, cert 12

An implausible claim that "modest" amounts of alcohol in the bloodstream will improve their performance at school leads four teachers to carry out ever bolder and more unorthodox actions.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Jan

6

Fri

20:00

Fill The Void


Tickets from £6

Israel, 2012, subtitled,

88 mins, cert U

A fascinating insight into the closed-off world of orthodox Hassidic Jews, this is a powerful story of the tensions between the desires of the heart and individual freedom set agains the social duties and family expectations.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Jan

20

Fri

20:00

Charlatan


Tickets from £6

Czech Republic, 2020, subtitled, 118 mins, cert 15

A true story, based on the healer Jan Mikolášek, about a man who cured hundreds of people using plant-based remedies, attracting the interest of both the ruling Nazis and the communists.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Feb

3

Fri

20:00

You Will Die At Twenty


Tickets from £6

Sudan, 2019, subtitled,

103 mins, cert 12

Muzamil, growing up in a small village in Sudan, attempts to live his life in the shadow of a holy man's prediction that he will die when he turns twenty. A film projector then opens up his world...

Presented by Film Society.

Feb

17

Fri

20:00

Petite Maman


Tickets from £6

France, 2021, subtitled, 73 mins, cert U

Using a mix of fairytale and ghost story with added time-travellling, this is a magical, wonderfully moving and engrossing tale of an eight year-old coming to terms with her grandmother's death.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Mar

3

Fri

20:00

After Love


Tickets from £6

UK, 2020,

98 mins, cert 12

A widow travels to Calais to try to reconstruct the life of her recently de- ceased migrant husband. Family secrets are then unveiled in this acclaimed independent British drama.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Mar

17

Fri

20:00

Shun Li And The Poet


Tickets from £6

Italy, 2011, subtitled,

93 mins, cert 15

A Chinese migrant works at a small bar near Venice. She strikes up a rapport with a Slavic fisherman and they form an unlikely bond in the face of opposition from both of their communities.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Mar

31

Fri

20:00

The Promise


Tickets from £6

Belgium, 1999, subtitled,

90 mins, cert 15

15 year old Igor helps his small time crook father to run a scam employing illegal immigrants on building sites. Before long, his life is changed forever by a promise made after a serious accident...

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Apr

14

Fri

20:00

Flee


Tickets from £6

Denmark, 2021, subtitled,

89 mins, cert 15

This full length animated film tells the remarkable story of Amin as he flees from Afghanistan by land and sea, facing numerous obstacles as he seeks security and asylum in Denmark. His painful secret only emerges late-on.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Apr

28

Fri

20:00

The Worst Person In The World


Tickets from £6

Norway, 2022, subtitled, 123 mins, cert 15

A wistful romantic drama about the quest for love and meaning which won the best actress award at Cannes 2022 provides an enjoyable finale to our season!

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.