• Poetry workshop & talk with James Giddings

    Hive Young Writers’ Afternoon with poet James Giddings | Finding poetry in unexpected places – Talk, reading & workshop Saturday 24th June | James Giddings is a 26 year old poet based in…

  • My Arvon Experience – Louisa Rhodes

    For the first week of the Easter holiday, I was lucky enough to go off on a Hive adventure with a big band of South Yorkshire young writers, not quite knowing what to expect, to the wonderful Arvon Lumb Bank centre near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. I can still feel myself stepping off…

  • Wild Poetry – call for submissions

    Hive is thrilled to announce Wild Poetry, a fabulous spring-into-summer poetry project open for submissions until 22nd May. The project, funded by Grow Wild UK, encourages young writers in South Yorkshire to write a wide range of poems inspired by UK native wild flowers, plants, & fungi. Work selected will be made into a book accompanied by interesting and relevant facts.

  • Open Mic Mehfil at the Alchemy Festival at Cast in Doncaster

    Calling young writers and word-lovers from across South Yorkshire, (particularly of South Asian heritage), bring your words and join us at the Alchemy on Tour Festival at Cast in Doncaster on 3rd June as part of a daylong celebration of South Asian culture.

  • Poetry workshop for young people of South Asian heritage in Doncaster (16-25)

    Calling young people of South Asian heritage (16 to 25yrs) in Doncaster who’d like to try something new and empowering in the form of poetry & spoken word! Workshop: Saturday 29th April at Cast in Doncaster, 2 to 4pm.

Satdee Poetry (for 16-25s) FREE

Satdee Poetry | For: young people 16 to 25 yrs from across Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster & Barnsely (who do not attend a Hive group in South Yorkshire)
FREE | Next session: Saturday 17th June 4-6pm Write poems, read poems, enjoy poems, get ideas…

Young writer performances May-June

There are 3 opportunities to catch young writers reading and performing, (or to perform as a young writer yourself!) during May and June, plus some great talents you can catch alongside them. We thought we’d round them up as we’re good like that!

These poets, our kin / These poems, our stories

Doncaster is currently hosting the first ever poetry exhibition in a commercial shopping space in the UK, possibly even the world (Google has yet to provide a final answer on this one so let’s go with it…WORLD!)
In February this year I was contacted by the Frenchgate Centre about a ‘dead space’ in the shopping centre. Rather than fill it with adverts…