One Great Workshop

In the 19th century, the city of Sheffield was referred to as ‘one great workshop’. The network of factories in Sheffield shaped the physical, social and economic landscape of the city.

The past, present and future of Sheffield’s industries​, large and small,​ is tied to changing relations with energy in the workplace. The Future Works strand of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project​ ​Stories of Change, based at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, aims to uncover stories about the relationship between energy, industry and landscape in the English Midlands.

One Great Workshop will focus on the stories of Sheffield and include a​ design ​exhibition ​and range of events.​​


13 – 28 June 2015
Weds – Sat 12.00-6.00pm


Sat 20 June:
12.30 pm – Industrial Walk led by Chris Bullivant of NOWnTHEN
3pm – Artist Talk with Nicola Ellis: Stories from the Steel Industry, past and present

Thurs 25 June:
6pm: Stuart Mitchell (Stuart Mitchell Knives) & Joe Smith (Open University / Stories of Change) in conversation.

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Part of ​Sheffield Design Week & ​the AHRC Connected Communities Festival​.

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Venue Info

Gallery address:
71 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 4RB

Correspondence address:
Bloc Projects
4 Sylvester Street
S1 4RN

Contact Info

Email: info [at]
Telephone: +44 (0) 7419 376401
+44 (0) 7419 376402


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