#HiveHug


#HiveHug is a campaign launched by The Hive in 2020 to provide online creative content and activities to people during the covid-19 pandemic. #HiveHug features music sessions, illustration exercises, photography courses, creative writing workshops and much more. Check out what has been released so far below.


Are you enjoying the #HiveHug activities?

Please consider making a donation to support the well-being projects we run across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.


Hidden Waterways Colouring-in


We've worked with the illustrators Saffron Russell and Matt Sewell to create some original colouring-in images for our Hidden Waterways project, which has currently been postponed. Download and print them out and remember to share them with us on social media with the hashtag #HiveHug @HiveShrewsbury 

We'll be releasing a new one each week. DOWNLOAD HERE!


Block Printing with Jack from Art Shack


In this #HiveHug video we join Jack from Art Shack as he talks us through making our own block print artwork at home.


Smartphone Portrait Photography with Matthew Johnson


In this #HiveHug video, professional portrait photographer Matthew Johnson shows us how to capture the perfect portrait photo using just your smartphone. No fancy equipment needed!


Planting garden peas with LovelyLand


We collaborated with Clare from LovelyLand to show us the stages of planting and growing our own garden peas. From planting the seed, to moving them onto a bigger pot - we learn all we need to know to get started!


Create your own superhero with Vicki Duckett


In this #HiveHug video, theatre maker Vicki Duckett teaches us how to make our own exciting superhero character with special abilities, characteristics and of course a cool name - because no superhero would be complete without one of those!


Make a cushion cover with Jo Bloodworth


In this #HiveHug video, we learn how to make a cushion cover with Jo Bloodworth. Jo talks us through the process of making an easy cushion cover using printed fabric of your choice.


Crafty Sock Creatures with Jamila Walker


In this #HiveHug video, artist Jamila Walker leads us through a fun craft session for little ones. Make your own crafty sock creature using items you can find around the house!

Garden Story Time with Sal Tonge


Take a stroll in the garden with musician and storyteller, Sal Tonge in our latest #HiveHug video.
Meet some chickens 🐣, have a little sing-song 🎸 and hear the tale of the little boy who was always bored.

Writing a rap with SPOZ the spoken word poet


Spoz the spoken word poet leads a short session on how to write your own rap. All you need is a bit of paper, a pen and some ideas to get going!

Crafty Animal Hands with Jamila Walker


Here's another fun activity for the little'uns! Create your own crafty animal hands with artist Jamila Walker Visual Artist. All you need is some card, glue, a pen, a pencil and some scissors 🙌

Are you enjoying the #HiveHug activities?


Please consider making a donation to support the well-being projects we run across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.


A morning with Comic Book illustrator Charlie Adlard


Spend a morning with comic book illustrator Charlie Adlard and watch him as he illustrates a whole page from the latest comic book he's working on.


Home photography with Matthew Johnson


Grab your smartphone and take some social media-worthy pictures using your camera and a free app. This short lesson is led by professional photographer Matthew Johnson.


Buzzy Beats with Mary Keith


Sing along with Mary Keith in this special version of Buzzy Beats. Perfect for little ones aged under 5 and their parents/carers.



Are you enjoying the #HiveHug activities?


Please consider making a donation to support the well-being projects we run across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.


Array ( [_GET] => Array ( ) [_POST] => Array ( ) [_COOKIE] => Array ( ) [_FILES] => Array ( ) [GLOBALS] => Array *RECURSION* [_SERVER] => Array ( [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_UNIQUE_ID] => XtCNolKlViAAAOdvbeQAAAAm [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DOCUMENT_ROOT] => /kunden/homepages/37/d119242233/htdocs/hive2014 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_UI_SUEXEC_DEFAULT_CHROOT_ID] => 13 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_UI_SUEXEC_FSTATD_UNIXSOCKET] => /run/ui-fstatd.suexec.socket [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_UI_SUEXEC_STATISTICS_UNIXSOCKET] => /homepages/sclientMF/http.sock.bin [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_HTTPS] => on [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__RSCLVL_CPU] => 60 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__RSCLVL_MEM] => 896 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__RSCLVL_PROCSOFT] => 25 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__RSCLVL_PROCHARD] => 37 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__RSCLVL_JIMDO] => 800 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__RSCLVL_CPU_JIMDO] => 60 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__RSCLVL_MEM_JIMDO] => 768 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__RSCLVL_PROCSOFT_JIMDO] => 24 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__RSCLVL_PROCHARD_JIMDO] => 24 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY_HOST] => hiveonline.org.uk [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY_VALUE] => /kunden/homepages/37/d119242233/htdocs/hive2014:d0000#CPU 60 #MEM 524288 #CGI 524616 #NPROC 16 #TAID 37614611 #LANG 1 #PARKING 1 #RSCLVL 500 #STAT 1 #CHROOT 7 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY_DOCROOT] => /kunden/homepages/37/d119242233/htdocs/hive2014 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY_HASH] => d0000 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__CPU] => 60 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__MEM] => 524288 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__CGI] => 524616 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__NPROC] => 16 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__TAID] => 37614611 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__LANG] => 1 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__PARKING] => 1 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__RSCLVL] => 500 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__STAT] => 1 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY__CHROOT] => 7 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_DBENTRY] => /kunden/homepages/37/d119242233/htdocs/hive2014:d0000#CPU 60 #MEM 524288 #CGI 524616 #NPROC 16 #TAID 37614611 #LANG 1 #PARKING 1 #RSCLVL 500 #STAT 1 #CHROOT 7 [REDIRECT_REDIRECT_STATUS] => 200 [REDIRECT_UNIQUE_ID] => XtCNolKlViAAAOdvbeQAAAAm [REDIRECT_DOCUMENT_ROOT] => /kunden/homepages/37/d119242233/htdocs/hive2014 [REDIRECT_HTTPS] => on [REDIRECT_HANDLER] => x-mapp-php5.5 [REDIRECT_STATUS] => 200 [UNIQUE_ID] => XtCNolKlViAAAOdvbeQAAAAm [HTTPS] => on [HTTP_HOST] => www.hiveonline.org.uk [HTTP_USER_AGENT] => CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/) [HTTP_ACCEPT] => text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 [HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE] => en-US,en;q=0.5 [HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING] => br,gzip [PATH] => /bin:/usr/bin [SERVER_SIGNATURE] => [SERVER_SOFTWARE] => Apache [SERVER_NAME] => hiveonline.org.uk [SERVER_ADDR] => 82.165.86.32 [SERVER_PORT] => 443 [REMOTE_ADDR] => 34.204.176.125 [DOCUMENT_ROOT] => /kunden/homepages/37/d119242233/htdocs/hive2014 [REQUEST_SCHEME] => https [CONTEXT_PREFIX] => /system-bin/ [CONTEXT_DOCUMENT_ROOT] => /kunden/usr/lib/cgi-bin/ [SERVER_ADMIN] => webmaster@hiveonline.org.uk [SCRIPT_FILENAME] => /kunden/homepages/37/d119242233/htdocs/hive2014/index.php [REMOTE_PORT] => 35796 [REDIRECT_URL] => /index.php/hive-hug [GATEWAY_INTERFACE] => CGI/1.1 [SERVER_PROTOCOL] => HTTP/1.1 [REQUEST_METHOD] => GET [QUERY_STRING] => [REQUEST_URI] => /hive-hug [SCRIPT_NAME] => /index.php [STATUS] => 200 [ORIG_PATH_INFO] => /hive-hug [ORIG_PATH_TRANSLATED] => /kunden/homepages/37/d119242233/htdocs/hive2014/index.php [PHP_SELF] => /index.php [REQUEST_TIME_FLOAT] => 1590726050.5497 [REQUEST_TIME] => 1590726050 [argv] => Array ( ) [argc] => 0 ) [_SESSION] => Array ( ) [site] => Site Object ( [id] => 52 [tipe] => Site [parent_id] => [title] => the Hive [seq] => [stub] => [text] => [items] => [tags] => [sta] => [datetime_created] => [datetime_modified] => [start_datetime] => [end_datetime] => [data] => Array ( [header_id] => 0 [footer_id] => 51 [copyright] => the Hive [last_fb_fetch] => 1590710897 [socnet_facebook] => https://www.facebook.com/hiveshrewsbury [socnet_twitter] => http://twitter.com/hiveshrewsbury [socnet_vimeo] => https://vimeo.com/95742607 [socnet_instagram] => https://instagram.com/hiveshrewsbury/ [save_form] => Save ) ) [today] => 1590710401 [js_isotope] => N [js_carousel] => N [js_pinterest] => N [js_map] => N )