Chance to take a crafty look inside the ‘Triangle’

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A corner of Sheffield that was once home to ‘Little Mesters’ will welcome visitors on Sunday.

The John Street ‘Triangle’ includes former industrial buildings now used as metal craft workshops, artists’ and musicians’ studios, jewellers, tattooists, photographers and a climbing wall.

Four old factories - Portland Works in Randall Street, where stainless steel cutlery was first made, Stag Works, Clifton Works and Harland Works in John Street and a studio in Harwood Street will be open to the public from 11am to 3pm.

Activities will include seeing how a bespoke, servicing your bicycle and learning about the story of the metal trades in Sheffield. ‘Inside The Triangle’ ends with a concert in Portland Works to launch ‘The Sound of Portland Works 2013’, a ten track CD featuring the music of bands and producers making music in the complex. Portland Works will continue to accommodate workshops after being saved through a community share issue. It was once due to be turned into flats.