The Hive Heritage Hub is the newest edition to the New Standard Works building, home to Argent College for Special Education Needs Students, owned and operated by the Ruskin Mill Land Trust. The Hub offers a very ‘hands on’ experience to heritage, and seeks to tell more hidden social histories of the JQ; women, children, deaf and disabled workers and migration.
Throughout Heritage Open Days, in the Hub you can get hands on with some free craft sessions, recreating products made in the building over the past 150 years. We will also be opening up our basement and walk-in safe, for a special art instillation. As you descend into the dark, projected onto the walls will be trade catalogues, and pictures from newspaper clippings to create an amazing animation.
On the 8th and 15th of September, there will be a chance to see the whole building, including the urban roof top micro-farm, which provides organic produce for the café and is maintained by the students. On hand will be our Horticulture tutor, who will offer all the advise you need to start your own biodynamic micro-farm.
Tickets for the roof-top tours are timed, so please make sure you select the correct ticket at regestration. Book your ticket here
This event is free