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

19

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats - Summer Term 2024


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?!

Please book for EACH child attending, and we recommend booking in advance wherever possible. We can take bookings on the door, however we cannot always guarantee there will be space due to capacity constraints.

Sep

20

Fri

20:00

Fallen Leaves


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

Finland, 2023, subtitled,

78 mins, cert 12

A gentle, hopeful and ultimately uplifting love story from Aki Kaurismaki, the Finnish master of deadpan comedy. Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Oct

4

Fri

20:00

Cairo Conspiracy


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

Egypt, 2022, subtitled,

120 mins, cert 12

When the Grand Imam at Egypt's most prestigious university suddenly dies, a ruthless power struggle develops and new student Tarik becomes a pawn in the power-play.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Oct

13

Sun

19:45

Salt House


Tickets from £15

Salt House have been a mainstay on the folk scene for over a decade. The band’s reputation as thoughtful and innovative interpreters of both old ballads and contemporary songs has been solidified with acclaimed album releases and extensive touring. Described as a "gentle, lulling delight" by The Guardian, Salt House blend heartfelt vocal and instrumental interplay, offering listeners a moment of reflection and connection.

New songs that sound like they’ve always been here, ancient ballads woken up. Poems given melodies they’ve long deserved.

Salt House's sound is influenced by the landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, Northumberland and Shetland, the respective homes of band members Ewan MacPherson (vocals, electric and acoustic guitars), Anna Hughes (vocals, fiddle, viola, tenor guitar) and Jenny Sturgeon (vocals, keys, guitar). They incorporate their natural surroundings into the fabric of the music that speaks of a shared love of place, people, and evolving tradition.

Oct

18

Fri

20:00

The Eight Mountains


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

Italy, 2022, subtitled,

147 mins, cert 12

In the remote Italian Alps, a childhood friendship between two boys blossoms into a life-long brotherhood, and is tested as the men take different paths, then finally reunite.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Nov

1

Fri

20:00

Mr Klein


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

France, 1976, subtitled,

119 mins, cert 12

Joseph Losey's gripping political thriller, set in Paris in 1942, stars Alain Delon in one of his best roles as an art dealer whose opportunistic business unravels when a dopplegänger appears.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Nov

8

Fri

19:45

Joachim Cooder


Tickets from £20

Joachim Cooder grew up surrounded by music alongside his father, legendary guitarist Ry Cooder who took him on the road at an early age on the drums, playing both live and in the studio.

These touring and recording projects allowed him to share stages and recordings with Johnny Cash, Ali Farka Touré, V. M. Bhatt, Steve Earle, John LeeHooker, Dr. John, Nick Lowe, Mavis Staples, The Happy Mondays, and most notably the award winning project The Buena Vista Social Club.

Joachim discovered the joys of playing an electric mbira through a small amp, and the sound that emanated was inspired by the world music that always captivated him, “I’m always hearing some sort of defunct cosmic ice cream truck in my head – that’s the sound I’m after with my mbiras and tank drums and other tuned percussion."

Nov

15

Fri

20:00

Totem


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

Mexico, 2023, subtitled,

95 mins, cert 12

Lila Avilés, director of "The Chambermaid", creates a richly textured, deeply compassionate portrait of Mexican family life centred on a birthday party that is also a farewell ceremony.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Nov

29

Fri

20:00

Uzak


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

Turkey, 2002, subtitled,

110 mins, cert 15

A fashionable photographer in Istanbul has his life upended by the arrival of his dopey country nephew. Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan develops a beautiful, gentle drama about human dreams and longings.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Dec

13

Fri

20:00

The Holdovers


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

USA, 2023,

127 mins, cert 15

Our Christmas film is this hugely entertaining and enjoyable comedy drama, set in a New England boarding school in 1971 over the holiday break when all but a handful of staff and pupils have departed.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Dec

15

Sun

19:45

The Magpies


Tickets from £14

They’re a breath of fresh air peddling engaging, bright and breezy transatlantic folk and making it seem as easy as breathing.

All under 30, The Magpies are one of the most exciting acts on the roots scene, combining first class musicianship with sublime harmonies and increasingly impressive song and tune writing. A fervent thread of feminism runs through their music and indeed the three are champions of gender equality in the music industry. Here are themes of sisterhood and solidarity , tricky relationships and rueful reflection as they seamlessly switch between Anglo and American roots – traversing traditional folk, bluegrass , Celtic and Appalachian trails. It’s a rich melting pot of luminous , flawless music by gifted young performers.

In their live performances The Magpies have been exceptionally well-received, with festival performances including Glastonbury Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, Shambala Festival, Towersey Festival and Deer Shed Festival and international shows in Canada, Ireland and Portugal, including Folk Music Ontario.

“A no-brainer booking on the live roots circuit” – FATEA

“One of those effervescent albums you’d be happy to recommend to people who might not consider themselves folk fans.” – The Sunday Times

Jan

3

Fri

20:00

No Bears


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

Iran, 2022, subtitled,

106 mins, cert 12

An Iranian director tries to make a film about his own country by directing a cast and crew just over the border in Turkey by remote control. Suspicions and traditions provide quite a challenge.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Jan

17

Fri

20:00

Godland


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

Iceland, 2022, subtitled,

143 mins, cert 12

In the middle of the 19th century, a young Danish priest is sent to a remote Icelandic outpost to establish a church. He faces physical, spiritual and social challenges in carrying out his mission.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Feb

14

Fri

20:00

Past Lives


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

Korea/USA, 2023, subtitled,

101 mins, cert 12

Two Korean childhood friends reunite in New York as adults for just one fateful week. Their reflections on love, destiny, and life-choices make for a compelling drama.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Feb

28

Fri

20:00

1976


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

Chile, 2022, subtitled,

95 mins, cert 15

Three years after General Pinochet's coup, his opponents are being hunted down. When one is given refuge by a stranger, both of their lives develop along unforeseen paths.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Mar

14

Fri

20:00

Still Walking


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

Japan, 2008, subtitled,

114 mins, cert U

A moving portrait of the day in the life of a Japanese family, focusing on tensions between its members and the changing values of the different generations as they confront the past.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Mar

28

Fri

20:00

The Seventh Seal


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

Sweden, 1957, subtitled,

92 mins, cert PG

This is the definitive "art house cinema" film - endlessly discussed, widely cited, but rarely shown on the big screen. Don't miss this chance to see Ingmar Bergman's masterpiece.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Apr

11

Fri

20:00

R.M.N.


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

Romania, 2022, subtitled,

125 mins, cert 15

The local baker in a Transylvanian village close to the Romania-Hungary border hires migrants to supplement her local workforce, setting off a troubling set of consequences that soon absorb all the locals, sometimes in unexpected ways.

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Apr

25

Fri

20:00

Rye Lane


Tickets from £6

Tickets from £6

UK, 2023,

82 mins, cert 15

A romantic comedy set in South East London, this is the story of two strangers, a chance encounter, and an entertaining series of adventures. An uplifting end to our

season!

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society