Hive recognises that arts and crafts can be expensive, so we do everything that we can to make things affordable.

We offer a number of reduced fee places on all of our courses. Anybody on Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance or other low income benefits is entitled to three reduced fee places each year (one per term) – subject to availability.

On top of that we run a bursaries scheme to provide access to courses for those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them. In particular, the Christine Godfrey memorial bursary pays for a year’s worth of pottery courses for a talented newcomer, in memory of our wonderful friend Christine, who was a fixture in our pottery studio for many years.

We also run a number of supported drop-in sessions, for which no membership is required and which are free to attend:

Pathwork quilt

A relaxed volunteer-led session for anybody with an interest in textiles and fabrics, and a basic level of knowledge or ability.

Contact: [email protected]

Fern leaf

Draw and paint in the company of other like-minded people, sharing skills and learning new things.

Contact: [email protected]

Coffee around table

A relaxed drop-in session for creative-minded people to express themselves through poetry and creative writing. Not currently running but get in touch if you are interested.

Contact: [email protected]

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