The Hive is an evolution of the free social centre, intelligently reusing empty buildings and wasted resources to create an independent environmental and cultural social space.

We host cultural and political events, facilitate workshops,  hold seminars and meetings, film screenings, art exhibitions and run campaigns on major social issues. The Hive is a venue, a social project and a solutions building. We are not-for-profit and voluntary.

Follow the links above and below for more information on our full schedule or our social activities.

The Hive is the showcase building of ReSpace Projects – an organisation set-up to facilitate the use of empty buildings and wasted resources. Click the logos to visit our website – http://www.respaceprojects.org

Watch this short video for a brief introduction to what we do:

The Hive in the Media:

Check out our new press page for links and to see what people are saying about us:

Click here for Hive in the Media

The Hive in politics:

Check out our latest conference where mainstream and underground politics meet:

For a brief review of the event and links please click here…

Changing the Law: 

We’ve launched our 38 Degrees campaign for the introduction of the ‘Respace classification’ into modern planning law. This new flexible and pragmatic classification will encourage the easy and sensible use of empty buildings for measurable social good.

Radio 4 Documentary: 

The BBC Radio documentary “A Waste of Space” aired Monday 11th April at 8pm. You can catch it here on the iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b076mllv

When Torus and Creative Opportunities came to the Hive:

Hive installation by Sam Smudger:

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