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.

Dec

3

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats


Tickets from £7

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

3

Fri

20:00

Transit


Tickets from £6

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Germany, 2019, subtitled 102 mins, cert 12

This 1940s tale of refugees, riot police and stolen identities is cleverly set in present day Marseilles. As the protagonist steals an identity to make his escape to Mexico, deeply disturbing results follow.

Dec

4

Sat

10:30

Home Alone


Tickets from £6

1990, 1hr 43mins, cert PG

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. Directed by Chris Columbus and starring a young Macaulay Culkin in his breakout role, this has become essential family viewing at Christmas time.

Dec

4

Sat

12:30

Christmas Craft Workshops


Tickets from £5

Why not sign up for one of our Christmas Craft workshops? These 1-hour sessions will take place directly after our festive films. Local artists will assist participants in the creation of unique and imaginative seasonal decorations, all materials included. Children must be age 5 years + and accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 4th December: Festive Tree Decorations - Create simple, handmade Christmas decorations for you to make your Christmas tree unique, with artist Jamila Walker.

Saturday 11th December: Festive Pom Poms - Join Stephanie as she guides you through a festive hour of tissue paper fun. By the end of the session will have created some wonderful winter Pom Poms to decorate your window, tree or ceiling.

Saturday 18th December: Snow Birds - Join Stephanie as she shows you how to create beautiful hanging snow birds in this one-hour long Christmas Craft workshop. Learn how to cut, fold and decorate paper to produce a family of snow birds to adorn your home.

Sunday 19th December: Festive Tree Decorations - Create simple, handmade Christmas decorations for you to make your Christmas tree unique, with artist Jamila Walker.

Dec

6

Mon

19:30

Minari


Tickets from £5

Shropshire Supports Refugees, Shropshire Ethnic Minority Alliance, The Hive and Arts Alive present an International Film selection of 3 diverse films exploring what it is to be human. Sponsored by LApero French Bistro. Tickets £5 per film / £10 for all three films .

Minari

A Korean family moves inthe 1980's to rural Arkansas to start a farm. Light/Heart-warming drama. Rated 12A / Mild swearing / Explores Race.

Sound of Metal (2019)

Monday 4th October 7.30pm.A heavy-metal drummer, Ruben (Riz Ahmed again), begins to lose his hearing. Drama about disability, mental health, hope. Rated 15 / Heavy swearing / Scenes of a sexual nature / References to self harm / References to mental illness

Minding the Gap

Monday 1st November 7.30pm. The bond of a decade long friendship is tested as three young men encounter adult responsibilities and unexpected revelations after trying to escape volatile families in their hometown. Impacting documentary dealing with abuse, marginalisation, masculinities, friendship and skateboarding. Rated 15 / Heavy swearing / References to child abuse, domestic physical abuse, police violence, alcohol and drug abuse

Dec

10

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats


Tickets from £7

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

Sat

10:30

The Polar Express


Tickets from £6

2004, 1hr 40mins, cert U

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. The enigmatic voice of Tom Hanks drives the story in every meaning of the word, depicting a range of characters on the way. Dont forget your hot chocolate for this one!

Dec

11

Sat

12:30

Christmas Craft Workshops


Tickets from £5

Why not sign up for one of our Christmas Craft workshops? These 1-hour sessions will take place directly after our festive films. Local artists will assist participants in the creation of unique and imaginative seasonal decorations, all materials included. Children must be age 5 years + and accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 4th December: Festive Tree Decorations - Create simple, handmade Christmas decorations for you to make your Christmas tree unique, with artist Jamila Walker.

Saturday 11th December: Festive Pom Poms - Join Stephanie as she guides you through a festive hour of tissue paper fun. By the end of the session will have created some wonderful winter Pom Poms to decorate your window, tree or ceiling.

Saturday 18th December: Snow Birds - Join Stephanie as she shows you how to create beautiful hanging snow birds in this one-hour long Christmas Craft workshop. Learn how to cut, fold and decorate paper to produce a family of snow birds to adorn your home.

Sunday 19th December: Festive Tree Decorations - Create simple, handmade Christmas decorations for you to make your Christmas tree unique, with artist Jamila Walker.

Dec

11

Sat

20:00

Nigel Price Organ Trio +1


Tickets from £23

The eloquent guitarist Nigel Price returns to SJN at the Hive with a superb band including Ross Stanley (B3 Hammond organ), Joel Barford (Drums) and long-time collaborator Vasilis Xenopoulos (Tenor sax). Hot on the heels of the recent launch at Ronnie Scott's of the new album 'Wes Re-Imagined' we can expect an evening of exciting interplay and virtuosic blues-drenched soloing.

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Dec

17

Fri

10:30

Buzzy Beats


Tickets from £7

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

17

Fri

20:00

Some Like It Hot


Tickets from £6

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

USA, 1959, 117 mins, cert PG

One of the funniest films of all time, this classic starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe is a stunningly slick and quick-fire farce that fizzes with energy from start to finish. Seeing it on the big screen makes all the more impact!

Dec

18

Sat

10:30

Frozen (Sing Along)


Tickets from £6

2004, 1hr 42mins, cert PG

When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. Featuring the voices of Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell these songs will lift the spirit and lighten the heart. Singing is encouraged by audience members!

Dec

18

Sat

12:30

Christmas Craft Workshops


Tickets from £5

Why not sign up for one of our Christmas Craft workshops? These 1-hour sessions will take place directly after our festive films. Local artists will assist participants in the creation of unique and imaginative seasonal decorations, all materials included. Children must be age 5 years + and accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 4th December: Festive Tree Decorations - Create simple, handmade Christmas decorations for you to make your Christmas tree unique, with artist Jamila Walker.

Saturday 11th December: Festive Pom Poms - Join Stephanie as she guides you through a festive hour of tissue paper fun. By the end of the session will have created some wonderful winter Pom Poms to decorate your window, tree or ceiling.

Saturday 18th December: Snow Birds - Join Stephanie as she shows you how to create beautiful hanging snow birds in this one-hour long Christmas Craft workshop. Learn how to cut, fold and decorate paper to produce a family of snow birds to adorn your home.

Sunday 19th December: Festive Tree Decorations - Create simple, handmade Christmas decorations for you to make your Christmas tree unique, with artist Jamila Walker.

Dec

18

Sat

19:45

The Furrow Collective


Tickets from £15

The Furrow Collective is an English/Scottish band

consisting of Lucy Farrell (viola, voice & saw), Rachel

Newton (harp, fiddle, voice), Emily Portman (banjo,

concertina, voice) and Alasdair Roberts (guitars,

voice). Drawn together by a shared love of traditional

song and balladry.

Dec

19

Sun

10:30

The Muppet's Christmas Carol


Tickets from £6

1992, 1hr 29mins, cert U (suitable for audiences aged 4 years +)

The Muppet characters present their fantastical version of the classic tale of an old and bitter misers redemption on Christmas Eve. This musical retelling has become a firm festive favourite and continues to delight and amaze audiences of all ages. Directed by Brian Henson and starring Michael Caine as Scrooge and the legendary Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit.

Dec

19

Sun

12:30

Christmas Craft Workshops


Tickets from £5

Why not sign up for one of our Christmas Craft workshops? These 1-hour sessions will take place directly after our festive films. Local artists will assist participants in the creation of unique and imaginative seasonal decorations, all materials included. Children must be age 5 years + and accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 4th December: Festive Tree Decorations - Create simple, handmade Christmas decorations for you to make your Christmas tree unique, with artist Jamila Walker.

Saturday 11th December: Festive Pom Poms - Join Stephanie as she guides you through a festive hour of tissue paper fun. By the end of the session will have created some wonderful winter Pom Poms to decorate your window, tree or ceiling.

Saturday 18th December: Snow Birds - Join Stephanie as she shows you how to create beautiful hanging snow birds in this one-hour long Christmas Craft workshop. Learn how to cut, fold and decorate paper to produce a family of snow birds to adorn your home.

Sunday 19th December: Festive Tree Decorations - Create simple, handmade Christmas decorations for you to make your Christmas tree unique, with artist Jamila Walker.

Jan

7

Fri

20:00

The Chambermaid


Tickets from £6

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Mexico, 2018, 102 mins, cert 15

This is a modest, poignant story of life behind the scenes in a large Mexico City hotel. Class tensions, cultural misunderstandings, and the struggles for power amongst the back-stage staff create a powerful, moving atmosphere.

Jan

15

Sat

20:00

Estraven


Tickets from £23

An exciting start to SJN at the Hive 2022 with superb contemporary Jazz from a new band led by double bassist Chris Hyde-Harrison, featuring Duncan Eagles (tenor saxophone), Albarn Claret (guitar) and Matt Parkinson (drums). Estraven will preview their soon to be released new album 'Ignored advice'; Jazz with influences from contemporary classical and Arabic modal music interlinked with full-throttle improvisation. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Jan

21

Fri

20:00

Honeyland


Tickets from £6

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

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.

Jan

23

Sun

19:45

Dan Walsh & Rachel Baiman


Tickets from £15

Dan Walsh & Rachel Baiman

BBC Folk Awards Best Musician nominee Dan Walsh combines British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo. Joining him is singer-songwriter and fiddle player Rachel Baiman. Performing poignant songs coupled with lively humour for a truly memorable live show.

Feb

4

Fri

20:00

In Bloom


Tickets from £6

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Georgia, 2013, subtitled, 97 mins, cert 15

A civil war in the former Soviet republic of Georgia provides the background to this remarkable teenage coming of age story in a turbulent, unpredictable and largely unforgiving society.

Feb

12

Sat

15:00

Darwin's Bees Pottery Workshop


Tickets from £10

Darwin was fascinated by bees and how they engineered their honeycombs. Join us in this Pottery workshop, to engineer your own honeycomb tile accompanied by a glazed bee. Well let you know when your bee tile has been fired in the kiln and ready to collect from us at The Hive. This workshop is part of the DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival 2022.

Feb

18

Fri

20:00

Three Faces


Tickets from £6

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Iran, 2018, subtitled, 96 mins, cert 15

An Iranian road trip movie that takes us deep into the countryside through the eyes of three generations of film makers, each with a different view on their country and its future.

Feb

19

Sat

20:00

Mark Lockheart - Dreamers


Tickets from £23

With his brand-new project 'Dreamers' saxophonist Mark Lockheart explores his multi-faceted outlook on music through a new set of original compositions. The quartet features three cunningly intuitive musicians: Elliot Galvin (keyboard), Tom Herbert (Bass) and Dave Smith (Drums). Urgent, exciting grooves and textures all cleverly crafted together within Lockhearts unique but memorable tunes with influences from Ellington and Shorter, to John Zorn, the Beatles and even Kraftwerk. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Mar

4

Fri

20:00

Who You Think I Am


Tickets from £6

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

France, 2019, subtitled, 98 mins, cert 15

Divorcee Claire creates a fake profile on social media and engages in a journey of self-discovery under her alias. But as the real and virtual start to mesh together, considerable complexities arise...

Mar

12

Sat

20:00

Brandon Allen - The Stanley Turrentine Project


Tickets from £23

Firmly established as one of the UK's most in demand saxophonists Brandon Allen returns to SJN at the Hive with his 'Stanley Turrentine Project. Soulful playing with a superb hard-swinging and funky rhythm section of Will Barry (keyboard), bassist Conor Chaplin and Dave Ingamels (drums). Drawn from Turrentines releases on the Bluenote and CTI labels together with some of his rock/pop hits of the 60s and 70s. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Mar

18

Fri

18:30

Everybody Knows


Tickets from £6

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Spain, 2018, subtitled, 128 mins, cert 15

Directed by Ashgar Farhadi, this is an intricately plotted drama starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem: a psychological thriller that uncovers family secrets the way only Fahardi can!

Mar

25

Fri

19:45

Blair Dunlop


Tickets from £15

From the outside, when listening to the music of Blair Dunlop, you get the impression that though hes something of a natural talent he continues to work hard to progress both his songwriting and musicianship. you can hear the folk heritage coursing through his veins as well as the originality he brings to the genre. (Songwriting Magazine 2021)

Apr

1

Fri

18:30

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp


Tickets from £6

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

UK, 1943, 156 mins, cert U

One of the greatest British films of all time, this is an epic tale of friendship, honour, romance and ageing. Shot in glorious Technicolour and beautifully restored, it still looks wonderful.

Apr

9

Sat

20:00

Matt Ridley - The Antidote


Tickets from £23

'The Antidote' is both an album released during 2021 (to widespread critical acclaim) and an exciting new band led by bassist Matt Ridley, featuring Alex Hitchcock (saxophones), Ant Law (guitar) Tom Hewson (keyboards) and Marc Michel (drums). With a line-up of this quality expect an evening of Jazz with a focus on melody while drawing on a rich history of influential rock, folk and classical music.

Apr

22

Fri

20:00

The Perfect Candidate


Tickets from £6

Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society

Saudi Arabia, 2019, subtitled, 105 mins, cert PG

From the director of "Wadjda" comes another tremendous drama from Saudi Arabia, this time telling the forceful tale of a local doctor running for office in the local city elections.

Apr

24

Sun

19:45

Charm of Finches


Tickets from £14

Charm of Finches from Melbourne, Australia, make intricate, dreamy indie folk with many stringed things, awash with seamless blood harmonies traversing melancholy and wonder in equal measure. The sister duo, Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, grew up busking old time tunes and singing on festival stages around Australia.

Their 2019 sophomore album Your Company won the 2020 Independent Music Awards' Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album and was nominated for the 2020 Music Victoria Best Folk Album Award and 2020 Australian Music Prize.

May

6

Fri

20:00

Under The Tree


Tickets from £6

Presented by the Shrewsbury Film Society

Iceland 2017, subtitled, 88 mins, cert 15

A dispute between neighbours escalates in extraordinary ways in this Icelandic black-comedy, leading to a bizarre encounter with a nail gun, and much else besides. A fun finale to our season!