Hive Fiction programme

Hive Fiction programme for writers (18-30s) – take your writing to the next level If you’re an aspiring short story writer, or novelist, keen to take your craft to the next level, Hive is running a monthly fiction programme offering a year-long set of workshops providing the help and guidance to get to where you want to be… deadline 31st Oct 2018

Moor Mother & Hive young writers

What better way to kick off the autumn than with the Ted Hughes Poetry Festival in Mexborough!? And we’re very excited that 10 young writers from Hive will be performing alongside the amazing Afro-futurist, Moor Mother, all the way from Philly USA for this Friday’s opening event…

Poetic narratives for performance with Andy Craven-Griffiths

Poetic narratives for performance – Sat 6th Oct – with poet & playwright Andy Craven Griffiths | Hive Young Writers’ Day in partnership with Off the Shelf. Write poetic narratives for performance with poet & playwright Andy Craven-Griffiths. Learn how to write work to be spoken as a satisfying story, and how to deliver with rhythm and (optional) rhyme. This is a workshop for writers of any form, at any….

Hive Verse Matters with Warda Yassin

This Verse Matters comes to you in conjunction with the wonderful Off the Shelf Festival of Words and Hive South Yorkshire. There’ll be featured performances from New Poets Prize 2018 winner and Sheffield based Somali poet, Warda Yassin, and guests (TBC), and open mic performances from young and emerging writers.

Young Writers’ Open Mic & anthology launch

Calling young people (14-25s) from across South Yorkshire! If you write poems, tell stories, compose lyrics, spit bars, or have anything else to say out loud to a supportive audience, this is an evening to celebrate your words, ideas and talents in a warm atmosphere. We’ll also be launching a bumper Hive anthology including the winners of our recent competition.

Alternative Theatre with Andy Cook

Alterative Theatre – knocking down the 4th wall & other creative vandalism | Does a play have to start with a huge script, or can one be written on the spot in less than 20 minutes? What happens if your actors don’t pretend they can’t see the audience? And how do you set a play in a staircase? Or down a phone? Or, what if your audience are the ones that have to do the acting!?

Young Writers’ Competition Results

We are delighted to announce the results of our inaugural Young Writer’s Competition! Open to young writers aged 14 to 25 across the South Yorkshire region, the competition spanned short story, flash fiction and poetry. We were amazed to receive a whopping 250+ entries, for this our first ever competition, which…

An introduction to writing for stage & radio with Char March

Do you have an interest in script writing but feel unsure where to start? Want to understand the differences between writing for stage and writing for radio? Or how to script great characters and storylines? If so, join multi-award-winning playwright and poet, Char March, to explore all things script.

Young Poets Writers’ Day: Putting together a pamphlet

Are you a young poet in South Yorkshire, between the ages of 17 and 24? Do you have a number of strong poems that you’d like to shape into a pamphlet submission for the New Poets Prize, but feel unsure how to go about it?

Arvon bursary opportunity for performance writers interested in facilitating creative writing

Calling young writers of poetry, theatre, or performance, 18-28 living in South Yorkshire & interested in develop skills in facilitation &the teaching of creative writing. Hive has teamed up with national creative writing charity, Arvon to offer two 90% bursaries for…

Young People’s Open Mic 30th Oct

All welcome, but the stage belongs to young people (14-25) from across South Yorkshire. If you write poems, tell stories, compose lyrics, spit bars, or have anything to say out loud to a supportive audience, this is an evening to celebrate your words and talents in a warm atmosphere.

SLAM BARz Off the Shelf Challenges

GOT BARz?? Slam Barz is a supportive South Yorkshire wide event for young emerging urban lyricists and rappers (aged 14 to 25) to come and show your skills through an open mic or by competing in a SLAM BARz 2017 challenge…

The Youth Word Up 2017

Working in partnership with Off the Shelf Festival of Words | Performance: Young people and poet Toria Garbutt | Events: 26th Oct 2017 -The Hubs, Sheffield | Free event. To book here click

When Aliens Write Poetry with Gavin Hudson

Drawing on the work and ideas of American poet Jack Spicer, and WB Yeats, you are invited to contact your inner ‘alien’ and write through ‘transmissions’ from the outside as Spicer saw it.You, might even meet…

Performance Theatre with Khadijah Ibrahiim 28th Oct

Write for performance and improve your confidence, stage presence, and delivery with poet and playwright Khadijah Ibrahiim. Khadijah combines art forms to re-imagine poetry as performance theatre. “One of Yorkshire’s most prolific poets.” (BBC).

SLAM BARz

24th August: GOT BARz?? Slam Barz is a supportive citywide event for young emerging urban lyricists and rappers to come and show their skills through an open mic or by competing in a SLAM BARz 2017 challenge.
Hip hop, grime, old school, lyrical word play, all styles welcome.

South Asian mehfil, Doncaster

In March, Cast Theatre in Doncaster approached Hive to see if we’d like to collaborate on an open mic ‘mehfil’ (the name for an Indian gathering of entertainment), during the Alchemy South Asian Arts Festival taking place at the theatre in June. The focus would be South Asian young voices…

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…

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.

Arvon Hive Young Writers residential

Hive is excited to announce a week-long Arvon rural writing residential at the beautiful Arvon Lumb Bank Writing Centre, West Yorkshire, taking place this Easter (10th-15th April), and open to young writers who attend a Hive young writers group in Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster…

Horror & Fantasy Writers’ Day – with Simon Bestwick & KT Davies

Love writing that makes the hairs on your arms stand on end? Or do you like to get lost in other fantasy worlds? Perhaps you’re just curious about genre fiction in general. If so, our February Writers’ Day is set to be a real treat with, not one, but, two brilliant genre writers…

Verse Matters Young Writers’ Open Mic

Hive Verse Matters Young Writers’ Open Mic
When: Thurs 1st Nov 7pm-10pm Ages: 14 to 25
Where: Theatre Delicatessen, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre Street, Sheffield S1 4QZ

Young Writers’ Open Mic

Hive Verse Matters Young Writers’ Open Mic
When: Thurs 23 Feb | 7.30pm – 10pm
Where: Theatre Delicatessen, the Moor, Sheffield, S1 4PF

Arvon Word Exchange at Tate Modern

Aged 18 to 25 and living in South Yorkshire? Do you like to write or express yourself with words?
Apply now to take part in The Word Exchange – a three-day intensive writing residency at London’s Tate Modern Switch House for emerging young writers, taking place 15-17 February 2017. The Word Exchange is programmed by Arvon, in conjunction with the Writing Squad and Hive South Yorkshire

The Youth Word Up 2018

Hive delivered poetry and spoken word workshops with young people through the Community Young Teams (CYT) and the Youth Offending Service (YJS). A selection of work from the project was…

The Youth Word Up 2016

Hive delivered poetry and spoken word workshops with young people through the Community Young Teams (CYT) and the Youth Offending Service (YJS). A selection of work from the project was…

Spoken word poetry workshop with Saju Ahmed in Sheffield (FREE)

Calling young people, (14 to 21) from anywhere in South Yorkshire, come and write some spoken word poetry with spoken word poet, Saju Ahmed, who will tell you about his own journey with spoken word and help you build the confidence to speak your words to a live audience. No experience needed…

Letters to the Future Workshop (FREE)

For Teens, 14-19 yrs | Sat 15 Oct | Workshops at 1pm, or 3pm
Where: Grimm & Co, 2 Doncaster Gate, Rotherham
Calling 14 to 19s from across South Yorkshire – What would you say to your older self? To your…