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Beyond The City Wall Exhibition at The Hive

Worcestershire residents are invited to come and explore the fascinating history of a busy corner of the city in a new exhibition and audio-visual display, now home to the city's latest iconic and soon-to-be unveiled landmark, The Hive.

The Hive scoops national sustainability award

The Hive scooped another impressive national award at a prestigious event in London last night (Thursday, May 31).

The Hive to host world’s first digital Spellathon Championships

Pupils from primary schools across Worcestershire will go head to head live at The Hive to compete in the Spellathon Championships in aid of the learning disability charity, Mencap.  

Want to get involved? Volunteering opportunities will create a Buzz at The Hive.

Worcestershire County Council and the University of Worcester are calling on people to consider becoming a volunteer at The Hive in anticipation of the opening of this iconic building on 2nd July 2012.

Pre-opening events at The Hive have been enjoyed by a staggering 5,600 visitors.

The latest event on Saturday saw Worcester Music Festival hosted at The Hive for an all-signing all-dancing, one-off spectacular public event to showcase some of the best musical talent from across the county.

Embrace Literature At “Literally In A Day At The Hive”

The Hive opens its doors to the Worcestershire Literary Festival on Saturday 14th April 2012 for a full day of spoken word performances, talks and workshops.

Public amazed at first sneak preview event at The Hive.

Thousands of people came out in Worcester on Saturday (24 March) to enjoy a day of dance as part of 12 Moves, the project to get Worcestershire dancing.

Children enjoy sneak preview of The Hive and learn about the big ideas behind the building

Local school children have been given a sneak preview of The Hive's sustainability features and futures uses.

Children to get sneak preview of Hive's sustainable green features

Children and young people from schools across Worcestershire have been invited to a one-off event next week to explore the big ideas behind The Hive as a sustainable building and to explore its future use as a Library and History Centre.

Preparations build for The Hive's first sneak preview event

Pupils from schools in Redditch, Bewdley, Malvern, Evesham, Bromsgrove and Worcester are involved in the first public sneak preview event inside Worcestershire's new landmark library and history centre.

Stone turret marks latest stage of Hive's development

A stone turret called Story Island, is the latest addition to The Hive as construction work on the landmark building draws to a close.

Local food & drink favoured by The Hive

A local Worcestershire catering firm will be keeping visitors to The Hive fed and watered after being awarded the catering contract this week.

The Hive to make social media BUZZ!

With just months to go before the opening of The Hive, new Facebook and Twitter pages have been launched to keep everyone up-to-date with the latest news and developments.

See your collection on display in The Cabinet of Curious Collectables at The Hive, Worcester.

Worcestershire County Council and the University of Worcester is calling on Worcestershire residents to reveal what makes them buzz with an exciting new photograph competition launched in anticipation of the opening of The Hive.

Bid farewell to County Hall's Record Office branch

Shakespeare's marriage bond and a letter sent from the doomed Titanic will take centre stage at an open day to say farewell to County Hall's Record Office branch

Start of Build Celebrations

Construction began on site in February, and project staff as well as pupils from Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School joined Professor David Green of the University, and Dr. George Lord of the County Council, on site to celebrate.

Why WLHC is an Award-winning Project

WLHC won the international Bentley Be Inspired Innovation in Generative Design in October last year, and was shortlisted for Best Designed Project and for Best Local Government Project Team in the Public-Private Finance awards in April.

Children Put Quill to Paper Thanks to a £3,000 MLA Grant

Schoolchildren at Pitmaston Primary School in Worcester were recently given the chance to trial an innovative range of activities that will be available at Worcester’s Library and History Centre, well in advance of its opening in 2012.

Press release archive

Please browse below to search and read the press releases issued about Worcester Library & History Centre.

Worcester's Library and History Centre Continues to Grab National Recognition 25.03.10

Worcester’s unique new Library and History Centre has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards.

Worcester Library & History Centre's award-winning architects donate prize to local community project 02.02.10

A firm of architects who won an award for their work on the Worcester Library and History Centre has donated its prize money to a Worcestershire youth project.

Start of build begins 01.02.10

Schoolchildren were given a close-up inspection of the site of the new Worcester Library and History Centre during a special event to mark the start of building work.

Webcams go live 29.01.10

Webcams show progress on new library site.

Culture Minister's call for a library revolution answered in Worcester 02.12.09

Europe’s first fully-integrated public and university library will be a model of the new era of libraries called for by Culture Minister Margaret Hodge yesterday (1st December).

Worcester Library & History Centre demonstrates new technology 26.11.09

Innovative new technology that could be used in the City's new library and history centre was showcased at the University of Worcester this week.

The Butts Dig Dayschool 07.04.09

The Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service have planned a day of presentations and of workshops around the findings of the excavations on the site of the Worcester Library & History Cetre.

Decision to be made on which Company will build the Worcester Library & History Centre 25.03.09

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet will meet next week to decide on which private company will be asked to build the pioneering Worcester Library and History Centre.

Worcester Archive Source Project 23.09.08

Five hundred years of documents relating to life in Worcester City are being made accessible....

The Butts Dig 03.09.08

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 Worcestershire County Council and the University of Worcester are inviting members of the public to an excavation at the future Worcester Library and History Centre site.

Archaeology work begins at Worcester Library & History Centre site 30.07.08

A special project that will see members of the public being given the chance to roll up their sleeves and help unearth Worcester's past has officially started.

Work starts on new Centre 23.06.08

A groundbreaking £60million Library and History Centre for Worcester will move a step closer to reality with the start of initial demolition works, later this month (June).

Project Website Launched

A new website has been launched to provide news and information about the Worcester Library & History Centre.

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