• Our Young Writers Groups (14-19)

    If you’re a secret scribbler, vocal wordsmith, closet novelist or part-time poet, Hive runs a network of young writers groups in Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. We’re looking for new members to start autumn 2022…

  • Slambarz22

    SLAMBARZ The Challange 2022: At the Youth Word Up | Calling young rappers, hip-hop heads and audience urban music lovers from across Sheffield, South Yorkshire and the nearby north! Join us for a night of rap, lyricism &…. Thursday 10th Nov 7-10pm | Leadmill, Sheffield

  • Spit out your Script!

    Got a great idea for a script, but aren’t sure how to get it onto the page? Or are you seeking inspiration to get started? Perhaps you want tips and tricks for sending your scripts out into the world? Join inspirational Sheffield actor and theatre/screen-writer Stacey Sampson to explore the myriad ways IN to getting your script ideas OUT….

  • Dream Big Book Launch

    Hosted by Hive’s The1Devotion, this event launches the latest print anthology of spoken word by Sheffield’s creative voice and influence groups for care-experienced young people aged 7-25 years: Sheffield Children in Care Council (CiCC) and Sheffield Care Leaver’s Union (SCLU).  This second anthology…

  • Dear Life Anthology 2022

    We are excited to say, Dear Life is now available to buy! This brilliantly inventive, powerful and vibrant anthology of poetry and short fiction showcases writing by the next generation of writers in the North. Many are members of Hive young writers’ groups or have attended Hive programmes and projects across the region. Some have been placed in our competitions. There’s also work from Hive award-winning writers: Beth Davies, Safia Khan, Lauren Hollingsworth Smith, Naomi Thomas, Georgie Woodhead, Lacey Williamson and Warda Yassin….

Hive Young Writers Competition 22/23

Hive Young Writers’ Competition is open to young people, aged 14 to 30, from across Yorkshire and the nearby north (By this we mean a home or term address in: All of Yorkshire and Humber, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham & Lincolnshire). Whether stories or poetry (or both) are your thing, you can….

Spit out your Script! With Stacey Sampson

Got a great idea for a script, but aren’t sure how to get it onto the page? Or are you seeking inspiration to get started? Perhaps you want tips and tricks for sending your scripts out into the world? Join inspirational Sheffield actor and theatre/screen-writer Stacey Sampson to explore the myriad ways IN to getting your script ideas OUT…

Linton Kwesi Johnson & Danae Wellington 22nd Oct

We are absolutely thrilled for Hive poet, teacher, activist and all-round creative star, Danae Wellington, who will be performing with the legendary Linton Kwesi Johnson at this October’s Off the Shelf. This is a huge moment in Hive history! Johnson is a veteran Jamcian poet we much admire…