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.

May

27

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?!

May

27

Fri

19:30

Ukraine Relief Gig


Tickets from £12

A Concert of Local Performers for Ukraine Relief

The Sound Of Shrewsbury Folk

(In memory of John Fellows)

Featuring the very best in Folk and Blues that Shrewsbury Performers have to offer

Tickets £12.00

For many years Shrewsbury Musicians have played in our pubs and clubs now theres a chance to see them in concert.

All money raised will go to Ukrainian Relief fund.

Jun

10

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?!

Jun

10

Fri

19:45

Midnight Skyracer


Tickets from £14

Midnight Skyracer have come a long way in a very short time. Since forming in 2017, the Anglo-Irish all-female quintet have become festival sensations across the UK, Europe and Australasia, toured regularly at home and released a critically-lauded debut album. They also carry the distinction of being the first British act nominated for an award by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Jun

11

Sat

20:00

Chris Batchelor - Zoetic


Tickets from £12

Renowned for his melodic and warmly lyrical trumpet playing Chris Batchelor returns to SJN at the Hive with a truly exceptional group of musicians: Margrit Hassler (viola), John Parricelli (guitar) Steve Watts (double bass) and Paul Clarvis (percussion). Music drawing on influences from a wide range of styles: East African guitar band grooves, wistful European folk themes and sinuous Arabic lines. This unique combination of musicians and instrumentation, the deep bonds which these players have formed through years of playing together, and the subtle sensitivity of their inviting sound makes Zoetic a special experience.

Jun

17

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?!

Jun

22

Wed

20:00

Mid-August Lunch


Tickets from £6

Presented by the Shrewsbury Film Society

Italy, 2009, certificate U, subtitled, 75 minutes

In this delightful comedy drama, Gianni - a middle-aged man living in Rome - is working hard to meet the demands of his 93 year-old mother and her friends. During Italys biggest summer holiday celebration, Ferragosto, an opportunity beckons as he struggles to stay solvent. Come and join us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Shrewsbury Film Society with this delightful and entrancing tale!

Jun

24

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?!

Jun

25

Sat

10:00

#SoftLads Creative Writing - Oliver Bliss


FREE

Sat 25/6/22 10:00-13:00

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

Artist Oliver Bliss, whose exhibition #SoftLads is exhibiting in the gallery in June, and Holly Winter Hughes, Director of The Word Association, host a free creative writing workshop to provide an opportunity to explore the themes within #SoftLads and write creative responses to the work. The exhibition is a portrait series that explores notions of masculinity, with themes spanning from contemporary hero worship, body image, activism, sexuality, gender variation and history of identity. The work explores why we promote ourselves on social media and its impact. The workshop will provide a nurturing environment to explore creative writing through simple writing prompts. Any level of experience is welcome, and you will have the opportunity to ask the artist questions about the work directly.

oliverbliss.blogspot.com

To book please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/softlads-creative-writing-oliver-bliss-tickets-319582849907?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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

Jul

1

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

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

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:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-weather-report-connection-jill-impey-tickets-319628636857?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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

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

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

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

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

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