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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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Review of Florian Hecker’s Sound Work

There’s another mention for Portland Works today with The Quietus magazine reviewing Florian Hecker’s extraordinary sound-work installation in our newly-completed art space. You can read the full article here.
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Portland Works Featured in Yorkshire Post

We were delighted and very proud to see a triple-page article on Portland Works in today’s edition of the Yorkshire Post. It’s a great testament to the hard work of all our volunteers and supporters so thanks again. Read the…
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Portland Works Featured in The Guardian

Pick up a copy of The Guardian today to read about the future of ‪steel‬ and how quality is replacing quantity for our artisan craftspeople. Our own resident knife maker Stuart Mitchell is interviewed on page nine. You can read…
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