Welcome to the website of Hive. We are a community arts organisation with a 30 year track record of delivering arts and crafts activities from our base in Shipley, and across Bradford District. We firmly believe that creativity can contribute to health and well-being and community regeneration.
In our unique non-traditional learning environment, with access to all areas of visual arts & crafts, we provide opportunities for personal development through courses and a creative space.
Watch a video about Hive and it's work.
An introductory course in the skills and techniques of furniture making, including preparing timber; safe use of woodwork machinery and jointing techniques.
A course to discover how to prepare and use different clays, decorative slips and glazing techniques to make your own original ceramic work.
Made possible through a grant from the Ecominds Changing Spaces Programme, the aim of this project is the reduction of stigma surrounding mental health distress by helping people with direct experience of this become involved in community public art projects. These projects aim to improve mental and physical health as well as community spaces. A combination of creative and 'green' activity has lead to some fantastic outcomes.
03 Dec 2013
On Wednesday 4th December we are hosting a Cake and Crafts fair in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. The fair starts at 12 noon with cakes, craft stalls open from 12.30, closing at 4.00 pm. There will be no drop in facilities in the Birkland room Wednesday afternoon.
28 Nov 2013
We are again offering gift vouchers for one to one pottery wheel sessions, ideal as a Christmas gift.
27 Nov 2013
Two places have become available on our Beginners Stained Glass (Leaded Lights) weekend course this coming Saturday and Sunday.
25 Nov 2013
We now have the details of the funeral arrangements for Ray Bell, who died this weekend after a short illness. The funeral will be held on Monday 2nd December from 1.30. Hiive will not be open for drop in use on Monday 22nd so that staff can attend the funeral.