Outreach and Education

Spreading the cultural heritage of Sheffield across the world

One of Portland Works’ key objectives is to build an accessible educational resource for the community and we regularly work closely with both Sheffield universities to welcome their students from across the world. They often become volunteers while here in…
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Hear Portland Works on BBC Radio Sheffield

There’s been a lively discussion on BBC Radio Sheffield recently about cutlery, with listeners phoning in about all the different knives, forks and spoons they use. Who knew pickle forks were a thing? Our outreach and education officer Stella Howe…
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Joe Scarborough – Life in the Big Village

Museums Sheffield recently announced the following event from the creator of our commemorative Portland Works painting, Joe Scarborough. We still have a few of these prints remaining and you can order here. The announcement follows: A brand-new exhibition celebrating Joe…
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Video: Open Day at Portland Works

The Sheffield Star newspaper has posted a video interview with Stella Howe, our outreach and education officer, ahead of this Saturday’s Portland Works open day. You can view the video online here and we hope to see you on Saturday!…
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Thomas Tietzsch-Tyler Featured in Huck Magazine

Our resident guitar maker, Thomas Tietzsch-Tyler, has been featured in the Huck magazine this week. This youth culture channel is dedicated to celebrating independent culture and Thom was one of four craftspeople highlighted as amongst the country’s most interesting small…
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BBC Radio Sheffield Broadcasts from Portland Works

On Sunday 17 February, the popular Rob Rouse show was broadcast on BBC Radio Sheffield and was recorded entirely on-site at Portland Works. The two-hour show featured a brief history of the works followed by interviews with a number of…
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200 People Attend Inaugural Portland Works makers market

Portland Works held its first ever Makers Market recently with a couple of hundred people braving the December weather to attend. Thanks to our volunteers’ hard work the previous weekend, festive decorations adorned the Maker Space where the stall holder…
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