The Hive is now closed until further notice due to the current public health situation.

You can still contact us with enquiries via our Contact Us page and download a free guide to our on-line resources here.

Please be aware that we will not have access to original documents until The Hive re-opens. When we have any information about re-opening we will update you via the Explore The Past website and our social media.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding at this time.

News

Concrete and Gold – A Poem Inspired by WAAS

  • 29th October 2018

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service are delighted to present “Concrete and Gold” a poem  we commissioned from Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate, CJ.

 It was the idea of Victoria Bryant, Archive & Archaeology Manager. “I took CJ around the Hive  one sunny Saturday afternoon  in June this year.  We wandered through the light bright public areas and then went downstairs to look at some of the beautiful and strange things  in our archaeology and archive collections.  We chatted about time and people and landscapes  and the past, present and future. CJ went away and produced “Concrete and Gold”. It was so amazing that we felt we needed to capture CJ ‘s performance and so this short film was made.”

 We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related news


  • 23rd March 2020
Online Resources – Ice Age Worcestershire

A couple of years ago we ran Lost Landscapes, a project on Ice Age Worcestershire, along with Museums Worcestershire. Funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England we drew together research and information on half a million years of history, from the time our first ancestors arrived until the end of the last...

  • 29th November 2019
Image Gallery – Black Friday Sale

Within our collections we have many wonderful images. Some of these we share on social media and, unsurprisingly, they are a big hit with lots of re-shares, likes and comments. Other images you may have found yourself  when you used our collections at The Hive . On our Website we now have an image gallery....

  • 1st June 2019
Volunteer Week – Conservation

Volunteers contributed 3281 hours (444 days!) last year across the service and provide fantastic help in many different ways. Some have been volunteering with us longer than we can remember and we appreciate them so much. In most cases they are doing ‘value added’ work which we would not be able to do otherwise as part...