Introducing the Hive Community

Welcome to the latest Hive Blog:: In this post I am launching our Open Door series:: Introducing you to the Hive community and giving you some dates for your diary, as always I’d love to hear your comments and feedback…


Today we are kicking off our Open Door series:: The aim of this series is to enable you to get to know the staff, volunteers, members, committee and people whose lives have been influenced by being involved with Hive. I am super interested in your stories and would love to feature Guest Bloggers so if this is something you may be interested in please drop me a line.

To embark on this series of introductions I thought it only fair to use myself as the guinea pig so here are a few things about me.

Open Door Series:: Emma, Hive Staff member

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I’ve been a member of staff at Hive since June 2014 and I can honestly tell you it is one of my favourite jobs ever. Hive came into my life at the most appropriate of times. I was near to the end of my first year of an Art Psychotherapy Masters Degree and looking for an inviting, creative environment in which to work while continuing my university course.

At my first visit to Hive I witnessed an environment that made me really want to be a part of the team. Luckily for me I got the job!! My role at Hive is to look after our members, make sure we are communicating in ways that are best for you and keep shouting from the rooftops about how amazing Hive is. (Ok there’s a bit more to it than that, but those are the really important bits).

So what else can I tell you about me? I am a mum of 2 superb kids (I really am), and a family that likes to explore and learn, play and create stuff. I am anEm Inman Profile 1 artist working mainly through sculpture and drawing and have recently exhibited work in Norwich and Leeds. When I qualify as an Art Psychotherapist in May I will specialise in working with children and adolescents. I love to read (book club anyone?), cycle and bake. I also love being outside in the sun, being near the sea is my favourite place to be. I have a bunny rabbit called Boing, love tea from a teapot and I still believe in Father Christmas.

Through Hive I have become a part of a caring, inspirational and creative community and that makes work a very positive part of my life.


Dates for the diary

26 – 30 October – Half Term, no WEA classes

27 October– Spooky Halloween Workshop – Mask making for Children & Families, click here for more details

28 – 30 October – Free Robotics course, click here for details

9 November – Free workshop – Introduction to Self-Employment, click here for details

30 November – FREE Open Crafternoon 1-3pm

14, 15 December – Seasonal workshops – Design & Print your own cards and gift wrap 10am – 2pm @The Hale Shop

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