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Portland Works Open Day (12 May 2018)

On Saturday 12 May 2018 there will be a rare opportunity for visitors to visit Portland Works and find out more about our history and makers. We will be open to the public from 11am to 5pm with lots to…
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Roofing Works Update

The volunteers continue to work hard to deal with broken windows and damaged pointing, where the scaffolding gives them access. The quality of the pointing work and the speed with which it is carried out is increasing, and the confidence…
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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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The first new slates are on!

Work has begun re-roofing Portland Works with the aid of Heritage Lottery Funding. After months of planning, the first section of scaffolding was erected this month for Richard the roofer to do his thing… and doesn’t he do it well?…
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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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Volunteers Celebrate Newly Restored Windows and Brickwork

Volunteers on the “Tuesday gang” have just completed a winter working outdoors. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, seven windows and the surrounding brickwork which were previously in awful condition have been returned to good order. Surprisingly the woodwork…
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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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Portland Works in the Sheffield Telegraph

The recent success of Portland Works is a “shining example” of heritage renewal according to Brian Holmshaw, steering committee chair of Sheffield’s first-ever heritage conference. You can read his full comments in this excellent Sheffield Telegraph article. As luck would…
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