The Hive JQ

The Hive is a community hub for Birmingham in an historic building, with an award-winning organic café and bakery, craft workshops, exhibitions and event spaces.

The Machinery is an immersive audio-visual installation capturing the earliest known machine dance. 

The dance performed by Caroline Radcliffe and captured by filmmaker Jon Harrison is augmented with the sounds and movements of the Industrial Revolution’s textile industries by composer and digital artist Sarah Angliss, evoking the working conditions of the 19th century factory worker with those of the 21st century call centre worker.

Exhibition open to the public: 1st June - 25th June

Book your FREE timed ticket via Eventbrite

Caroline will be available for Curator led tours on the following dates:

Wednesday 2nd - 1.00pm, 2.30pm

Wednesday 9th - 1.00pm, 2.30pm

Saturday 12th - 1.00pm, 2.30pm

Wednesday 16th - 1.00pm, 2.30pm

On Saturday 12th June at 3.30pm we will also be hosting a group 'Clog-Dance' led by Caroline - Tickets are limited to 40 people, available to book via Eventbrite via this link -

Please Note: Social distancing measures are in place to reduce the number of visitors in the gallery at any time, cleaning of the area is carried out in between timed sessions, and a through route is in place to reduce gathering. 


Booking for this event has now closed.