Portland Works

Randall Street   Sheffield   S2 4SJ   England

Events

EVENTS

We love welcoming the public to see what we’ve been doing. THE NEXT EVENTS are A TALK ON 8TH MAY. THE BIKE RIDE AND CUTLERY FAIR FOLLOW IN JUNE 

8 May at the Works - "A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHEFFIELD'S INVOLVEMENT WITH CUTLERY MAKING"
A 30 minute talk plus quiz and questions by Paul Iseard owner of the Famous Sheffield Shop on Ecclesall Road
Tickets in advance - DETAILS TO FOLLOW
 

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HERITAGE BIKE RIDE - 1st June 2014

An easy but fascinating two part bike ride pointing out historical landmarks across the city. More info to come. Contact john@portlandworks.co.uk if interested.

Provisional route and a few of the stops ---

Part 1: Start - Portland Works 11am ; Sharrow Snuff Mill, Cemetery, Endcliffe Park and Shepherds Wheel;  then Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Millhouse Park and  railway, Abbeydale Picture Palace, return Portland Works 12.30 for lunch.

Part 2:  dep PWks 1pm - Norfolk Park Manor Lodge, Cholera Monument, Queens Head, Kelham Island and return to portland Works 3pm

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CUTLERY AND CRAFT FAIR - 29th June 2014  11–4pm

To celebrate 100 years since the first stainless knives, at Portland Works, we're holding a cutlery fair. A selection of artists and makers from across the United Kingdom come together with a variety of cutlery, vintage finds and handcrafted products, along with live music and a café.  Browse and buy cutlery and more. Stalls available - download form for more information and to book a stall.

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OPEN DAYS

Open days give you the opportunity to look around the building, meet some of our tenants and volunteers and hear about the work that they do over refreshments.

NEXT OPEN DAY 14th September 11-3pm and part of the National Heritage Open Days weekend

Book your tour of the Works by emailing opendays@portlandworks.co.uk with your preferred time and number in your group if more than yourself.  Tours start every half hour from 11am until 2.30pm, booking is worth doing to avoid a wait on the day.

Last Open day was 23 March - 'Celebrating One Year of Community Ownership' - a great success, so nice to see 150 visitors who enjoyed tours, displays, talks and goodies.

Please wear sensible shoes and warm clothes when visiting the Works!

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VISIT US

 ...AS A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL

Please come along to one of our Open Days or another event taking place in the Works.

…AS A GROUP

We can organise tours of the building for groups, which can also include meeting some of the makers. We ask for a donation - of £3 per head – as a gesture of support for the project. 

…FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES

The Works can provide a great backdrop for photography, and could be a venue for other commercial activities. Our basic rate is £40 per half day for access to the courtyard and other ‘public’ areas of the Works (i.e. not those occupied by private business).

…FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

We have had some brilliant partnership work with both of Sheffield’s universities. The Works offer great opportunities for architects, planners, historians, journalists and potentially others. We aim to make all projects rewarding both for students and for Portland Works. 

Please note that in its current state the Works is unsuitable for school visits. As we carry out the renovations we hope to make some of the facilities accessible for children.


…TO ORGANISE AN EVENT

We have had some spectacular cultural events at the Works (including Pecha Kucha and Sensoria, amongst others - see below) The Works is an unusual venue and we'd love to help you put on en event here. Facilities are improving all the time - proper toilets, warmer and dryer spaces, and still the unique atmosphere.  Do get in touch and see what we can offer. 

CONTACT US: visits@portlandworks.co.uk

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