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Our range of courses include woodwork, pottery, stained glass, painting and drawing, textiles and more.


Join Hive for discounts on course fees, use of our studios and other benefits.


Volunteering opportunities for adults and young people, supporting others to unleash their creativity.

5 ways to wellbeing - connect, be active, take notice, give, keep learning

Hive is a community arts charity in Shipley, Bradford. We deliver arts and crafts courses, workshops and projects from our centre in Shipley and across Bradford District.

We believe that creativity contributes to good health and well-being and helps to bring communities together.

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What people say



"Hive offers a vitally important service in the community whereby anyone of any ability can attempt to learn new crafts, explore the arts and be creative in an encouraging environment"

Course participant

Course participant

Great place to learn with like minded people, booked again for next course, highly recommend.



"Hive is very supportive and flexible, there is a drop in service as well as tutor-run courses and user led events. It is a very supportive community; there are opportunities to be involved in all sorts of ways"

Service user

Service user

My visit to Hive was very pleasant: nice, friendly and helpful people.

Participant and volunteer

Participant and volunteer

Loved my time here hopefully going to go back to give back help to others.

Course participant

Course participant

Fantastic place with amazing workers who support and encourage everyone to explore their artistic side.

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Handmade face masks

Hive volunteers have been busy making reusable face masks, which we’re making available for a suggested donation of £6 per pair. Masks are available in small (fits most women) and medium (fits most men) and Read more…

Get in Touch

We'd love to hear from you! Drop in and see us, or get in touch using one of the methods below.

Find us at the office

We're open 09:30 to 16:45 weekdays
(except Monday when we open at 12noon).

BD18 3EH

(Opposite the town hall, underneath the Kirkgate Centre - car park and entrance around the back).

Give us a ring

01274 598928

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