Regular users of our service may have noticed that our packed programme of events has been on pause. With our move to The Hive taking up so much time we had to curtail our activities. Quite a few people have contacted us to find out when our courses will be running and when we will have our events back up and running.
So what have we been doing? Paul, Su and colleagues who help with outreach have been busy helping colleagues with the move and then with settling into our new home and we concentrated on ensuring that all our visitors were helped to find their way around the Explore the Past area. We have managed a few activities though.
At the end of August we went to West Midlands Family History Fair at Sixways. We almost spoke ourselves hoarse as we spoke to many of you who had come along telling everyone about our new home. It was encouraging hearing about the positive reaction to our new home, and hopefully we managed to encourage those who were putting off visiting to come along and try us out.
During the summer we also organised a 'Worcester Stories' day where children could hear stories from the city's past. This was held to run alongside the 'Beyond the City Walls' exhibition in the Studio. The children loved it, and we hope that this will be the first of many events we run for children in The Hive.
We've also continued Walkpast, our popular series of guided walks, now in their 25th year. Leigh Sinton and the Clent Hills have been visited amongst other places, with Wick to come this weekend.
A lot of our time is being spent planning next year's programme. Our new facilities provide new opportunities and we are also looking at new ideas, as well as continuing popular favourites, such as the Archaeology Day School (17th November). Keep checking back to find out what we have planned.