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National acclaim from the Royal Institute of British Architects for Union St’s anchor tenants Studio Polpo

“Studio Polpo offers an example to the whole profession on bringing together unexpected disciplines, marginal communities, artists and funding to tackle important issues of our day, while having fun.”  The full article is here and you can see their 4 minute interview filmed from their studio at Union St by clicking on the image below;

Filming with Will and the Art & Design Department

Sheffield based graphic illustrator Will Rea aka Willustration was interviewed for a film by Sheffield Hallam Uni’s Department of Art & Design in our ground floor, this week it was brilliant to see the final video online and hear Will saying that it was the first commission for Union St that encouraged him to believe he could make his illustration work as a future and as a job, you can click on the large image below to hear Will’s 1 minute 45 seconds interview;

 

Developing Gratitude When Times Are Tough, Thursday 4th March from 3-4:30pm...

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This workshop will explore approaches we can try using to survive and thrive during lockdown through practising awareness of our emotional responses to people and events. Co-hosted via Zoom by Union St and Sheffield Buddhist Centre the event will introduce practical methods for transforming negative emotions into positive actions, with a ‘homework’ task to try over the next month or so, before a follow-up session in April where we’ll review our experiences and introduce the next method in the Buddhist ‘toolkit’. You can find more info and register your free ticket here
Lunchtime Q&A with Forge Bakehouse founder Martha Brown, Monday 29th March 12:30-1:30pm
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Join us for a lunchtime chat with Martha Brown from the city’s most in-demand baker of breads and pastries Forge Bakehouse on Abbeydale Road, where I’ll be asking for Martha’s tips and advice on starting an independent business in Sheffield, and how Forge have pivoted during lockdown to offer a community drop-off model. Hosted by The School for Pop-Ups as an informal Q&A it’ll also be a chance to ask any questions, alongside Business Advisor Greg Tipper and Danny from Pellizco, recent Winner of Best Newcomer at the British Street Food Awards. You can find more info, register for your ticket and add the event to your diary here.
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