MYCollege is a project run by The Hive for 16-35 year olds, funded by National Lottery Community Fund, with a variety of creative activities to take part in. Including; music making, DJ skills, writing workshops and more. Please note that access to these workshops is by referral, please email for more details.

Below is a list of workshops we have coming up.
Music Club
in person workshops at The Hive - Song-writing, Jamming, Recording, Performance with The Hive Musicians / weekly on Tuesdays 1.30pm - 3.30pm (term-time only)

These are for individuals who have a degree of musical interest, experience, or ability – participants will be encouraged to expand on their skills through working together, and to try new things such as music production, tech and programming.

Art Club
blocks of six workshops – on Zoom at in person at The Hive, delivered by workshop artist Stephanie Kelly / weekly on Wednesdays 4 – 6pm (term-time only)

Weekly arts and crafts sessions in a supportive atmosphere, exploring different techniques and styles of working and looking at the artwork of other artists. Working towards a group exhibition in The Hive gallery. Opportunities to advance towards ASDAN expressive arts course qualification.

Creative Writing
1 taster session followed by 4-week short course, in person at The Hive, delivered by novelist, poet and transformative writer Bethany Rivers. Taster session: Mon 25 April 2-4pm, then weekly on Mondays 2-4pm (starting 09/05/22)

Writing is all about painting pictures with words. In this course we look at paintings and photos to inspire different ways of expressing yourself. Images often evoke an immediate response in us, and they’re a fun starting point to find ways of telling your own stories and poems. Click here to listen to the podcasts in advance.

The Fire Inside
Four in-person workshops at The Hive, followed by 1-2-1’s and group momentum sessions, delivered by Seeds of Change / weekly on Mondays 1.30-3.30pm (starting 14/03/22)

Designed around broad themes, this short series of workshops seeks to encourage participants to consider their future plans – what they would like to do and what is getting in the way of them achieving that. Focussed on building rapport, finding common ground, self-awareness, vision and planning, celebration, and next steps.

DJ Skills
A short course of four in-person workshops delivered by experienced professional artists at The Hive / Taster session: Wed 6 April 10.30-12.30, then weekly on Wednesdays 10.30-12.30 (starting 27/04/22)

This short course takes an individual approach to help take abilities to the next level – whether it’s scratching, mixing techniques or tailoring mixes to suit a target audience. Also the option to develop beat making skills, whether the taste is hip hop, grime, drum n bass or whatever else, with the aim to demonstrate how to realise the ideas, and pump them out of the speakers!