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Portland Works Celebrates Eight Years Since Being Saved

It’s eight years since a community effort saved the dilapidated cutlery factory at Portland Works in Sheffield. On February 28, 2013 the building was bought by a social enterprise of more than 500 community shareholders. Since then, this iconic grade2*…
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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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Event Update: Lectures in Lockdown

In March 2020 the nation went into lockdown, which meant being creative in the way we reached out to our community. A big challenge for Portland Works was changing our Heritage Lectures from face-to-face talks held in our volunteer-created Maker…
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New Portland Works Theater Season Featured in Press

The upcoming theatre season at Portland Works in collabaration with Only Lucky Dogs was featured in the Sheffield Telegraph today. The article praised the content and optimism of the plans and outlined each of the performers. “Theatre company Only Lucky…
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