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Hear the Harry Brearley Story on 17 October from 7 to 9pm

Harry Brearley – Much more than Stainless (1871-1948) An illustrated talk by Robin Fielder, formerly of Sheffield Industrial Museums On Wednesday 17 October, Portland Works will be delighted to welcome Robin Fielder who will deliver the first in a series…
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Portland Works Joins the “Great Get Together”

Portland Works recently held an open coffee morning as part of the national “Great Get Together” campaign. Inspired by the late Jo Cox, the movement is aimed at the groundswell of people that reject divisive politics and simply want to…
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Portland Works Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Purchase

On Friday 22 June 2018, Portland Works celebrated the 5th anniversary of its purchase. The event was held in the MakerSpace and was a wonderful opportunity for supporters. shareholders, tenants, Directors, Friends of Portland Works, the Buildings and other Tuesday volunteers…
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Portland Works “Open Up” 2018

Saturday 12 May was the first of our open days for the year and we joined our artists to take part in “Open Up!” This annual event gives artists the chance to welcome visitors to their studios, and in some…
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Visit the Works on a “First Tuesday” Tour

There’s an opportunity to see what goes on within the walls of Portland Works as our regular “First Tuesday” tours are scheduled to start again next month. The first tour will be on Tuesday 6 March at 2pm. This is…
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Over 300 visitors enjoy the Heritage Open Day

The Heritage Open Day on 10th September drew over 300 visitors, many of them first-timers to Portland Works. It was a great day, and the tenants who opened up reported huge interest and plenty of business too! Around 25 volunteers…
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Portland Works Open Day

500 People Attend “Open Up” Event

Almost 500 people came through our gates on Saturday and had a great time!  The ‘Open Up’ and “Art Sheffield’ boosted numbers of course, but the 18 open workshops and studios, the forge demonstrations and the fabulous Whirlow barbie all…
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Summer Open Day Raises £1000

The first Open Day of the year was held on Saturday 11 April, moved from our usual because of the Sheffield Half-marathon. Fears of the unknown were unfounded and this was one of our best Open Days ever – helped…
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Reimagining Portland Works – The Book

We recently launched Sheffield’s first community share issue to fund the purchase and refurbishment of Portland Works. In order to get to this stage we explored the options, learnt from the precedents set by other projects, constituted as an IPS,…
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