Welcome to the website of Hive, formerly known as Kirkgate Studios and Workshops. We are a community arts organisation with a 30 year track record of delivering arts and crafts activities in Bradford. We can offer a large number of activities, including Life Drawing, Painting and Drawing, Pottery, Sculpture, Stained Glass, Creative Textiles and many more. We run projects, in partnership with community organisations in the Bradford City area, and provide courses and drop in facilities at our centre in Shipley.
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Hive is a very warm and welcoming place to go. I have never come across a place like Hive and hope it continues for many years
Hive Service User.
A free course for over 50s and means tested benefit recipientsThis course develops skills in a variety of crafts directed by participants and can include; card making, basketry, glass etching and much more.
A course to learn about the craft of natural dyeing and the glorious colours that can be found in nature.
Funded by a "Your Heritage" grant from Heritage Lottery Fund, The Fabric of Bradford will explore the textile dyeing heritage of Bradford with hands-on learning opportunities and workshops that celebrate the city’s rich textile heritage and provide shared learning opportunities.Over the course of the project Hive will be working in partnership with the Colour Experience and others. If you are part of a community based group that might be interested in taking part contact firstname.lastname@example.org
20 May 2013
We still have some massage vouchers left. They cost just £10 for a one hour session, and all the money goes to Hive. But hurry! The vouchers run out on 31st May, so get in touch with Judy before then on 01274 598751 or 07947 168916.
16 May 2013
As Hive's contribution to the Saltaire Arts Trail we will be opening the Aire Sculpture Trail on 25th May, next to the octopus!
13 May 2013
This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (May 13-19) is focused on the benefits of physical activity and exercise on mental health and wellbeing. To celebrate the event, Hive would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Bradford Metropolitan District, who have supported the project’s work connecting those with mental health problems to ‘green exercise’ therapy.
17 Apr 2013
Adult Carer? Or over 50? Or on a means tested benefit? Fancy learning some DIY skills? Then our new FREE Repair Hub project could be just the thing your looking for!