The Saturday Sessions; themed craft, food & heritage experiences at The Hive

The Saturday Sessions run on the second Saturday of each month. Join us for craft workshops, heritage exploration, freshly-prepared food and entertainment; devised around a different monthly theme.


Free entry to exhibitions. Adult craft & creative workshops, evening dining & entertainment are pre-bookable ticketed experiences.


Saturday 12 January highlights:


  • Taste Bee9 honey from hives at The Custard Factory, with our freshly-baked bread, and learn about urban bee keeping
  • Free tapestry bee stitching workshop with Tina Francis in The Maker's Studio. Add yours into our next community exhibition.
  • Meet the Makers delivering some of our Saturday Sessions' adult craft experiences later in the year. See what you can make.
  • Wine tasting experience with Connolly's, the JQ's own wine merchants. Advance booking required. £18/head.
  • Evening dining - The Hive's tapas menu - Flavours crafted for big tastes and lots of different food to try
  • Short film selection before and after dinner to get the conversations started and to relax after a delicious meal.


The Hive at New Standard Works is located on the ground floor of a recently restored historic factory in Vittoria Street in the Jewellery Quarter. The Hive is full of creativity, enterprise & heritage; the grade II listed building's industrial past is reflected within its Café & Bakery, Makers' Studios and Exhibition Spaces.



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