Another month, another exciting line up and this month with a heritage flavour as we take part in the Birmingham Heritage Week and Heritage Open Days programmes. The jewellery quarter has a long history of jewellery, button, medal and badge making and our adult craft workshops will be referencing this tradition of making as you create your own jewellery, contemporary badge or medal.

Families can have fun with us all day making jewellery in our craft drop in.

You can book tickets to the adult craft workshops. There is also an extra tour of the building as we think we'll be busy!

10am-4pm Free family craft activity session
This month make your own jewellery using beads and metal stamping.
Just drop-in. Last entry 3.30pm. 'Pay as you feel' for craft materials.

10am-4pm Explore & relax
Hive Cafe & Bakery open for drinks and cake. Explore our heritage exhibitions & discover the history of our building. Just drop in. Last entry 3.30pm. Free entry to exhibitions.

10.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm Guided building tours (40 mins)
Explore all four storeys of our Grade II listed building; from derelict basement to inspiring rooftop urban micro-farm.


11am-1pm Jewellery making (Two-hour Taster Workshop)

Join multi-disciplinary artist Anwa Essien-Johnson in The Maker's Studio for a jewellery-making session where you will hand craft your own pendant using metal working techniques and tools. £18 per person (inc. VAT), plus free hot drinks. Over 18s. Advance booking essential.

Anwa Essien is a practising designer and artist, and also a jewellery tutor at Argent College, based in the same building as The Hive. Her multi-disciplinary approach to art and design will inspire anyone who wants to learn and develop their own original, designer jewellery.  

2pm-4pm Foling and stitch textile jewellery (Two-hour Taster Workshop)

Join Claire Leggett in The Makers Studio to make your own contemporary badge or medal using some simple hand stitches, appliqué, foiling of fabric, beads and other textile treasures. £18 per person (Inc. VAT), plus free hot drinks. Over 18s. Advance booking essential.

About Claire and her work

Claire is a colour, pattern and print loving painter and designer, living in Birmingham UK.

Alongside her own commercial practice of Painting and Surface Pattern Design, she also delivers workshops and creative opportunities for all ages in the Midlands. A typical week will see her combining her love of educating and teaching with time spent as Artist in Residence at University of Birmingham Winterbourne House and Gardens where she finds much inspiration for her own art and pattern designs.

In the home studio you’ll find her inspired by colour, pattern, nature, printing, stitch and mixed media techniques.



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Jewellery Making (metal) 11am

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Jewellery Making (textile) 2pm

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