We are delighted that The Hive is one of the many venues across Birmingham that will be hosting the Shakespeare's First Folio tour as part of the 'Everything to Everybody' project, which aims to bring Shakespeare back to the people of Birmingham. The first folio was published in 1623 and was the first published collection of Shakespeare's plays.

The Shakespeare Memorial Library in the Library of Birmingham is home to the first folio produced and published entirely for the people of Birmingham, for the public to use and share. The 'Everything to Everybody' project aims to celebrate the city's connection with Shakespeare and recognise the importance, both local and national, of this amazing artefact.

The folio will be exhibited in our Gallery on 26 October from 1-6pm. Entry is free and all are welcome.


The Hive is part of the ‘Everything to Everybody’ Project – an ambitious three‐year celebration of one of the UK’s most important cultural assets: the vast Shakespeare Memorial Library housed within the Library of Birmingham. Everything to Everybody will give the city’s uniquely democratic Shakespeare heritage back to the people, and is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council, with funding also contributed by National Lottery Heritage Fund and History West Midlands.

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