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Great event with free pizza!

Great event with free pizza!

Posted on March 2, 2015 in Events, News

7pm, Friday 20 March! We're holding a  fabulous evening for local tradeswomen this March. Tired of hard labour and being out in the cold? Hear what it’s like to teach the trades Find out about possible jobs at Sheffield College Most importantly – a chance to socialise and network Beer…

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Welding girls video!

Welding girls video!

Posted on March 2, 2015 in News

What a great day we all had! See our great video of Sheffield school girls learning chocolate welding, spot welding and programming robots! All with help and support from female engineering students at The Sheffield College - Carly, Megan, Alex, Ayesha, Delaney and Shania.  Thanks everyone! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek2DLJpmM-c  

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Meg Munn says Yes We Can!

Meg Munn says Yes We Can!

Posted on March 2, 2015 in Events, News

Friday 13 March, 4pm - 6pm Room 941, Centre for Science Education, 9th floor Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University S1 1WB Join Pat Morton and a panel of women - including brilliant handywoman Laura Birchenough - who work and study in jobs and careers not traditionally associated with girls and women, like construction,…

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Start the new year…

Start the new year...

Posted on January 5, 2015 in News

...learning how to build a dry stone wall with WICAT. NEW DATES - and now it's free! Experienced tutors will teach you this brilliant heritage craft. They've got gloves and some safety books. Please wear warm clothing for working outside and stout boots. They will have refreshments, but you'll need…

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WI try furniture making

WI try furniture making

Posted on October 19, 2014 in News

The Madskilz group of Seven Hills Women's Institute had a great time at the Women's Furniture Making Workshop recently. At the taster session, organised by Anna Childs from the workshop and WEST, they used pillar drills and sanding machines to make some cracking shelves. There may still be places on the…

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WEST film night!

WEST film night!

Posted on October 17, 2014 in News

Please join us for our annual fundraising film night. This year we're showing the amazing, Oscar-winning 20 Feet from Stardom. The film follows the behind-the-scenes of backup singers and stars Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega, and Jo Lawry, As well as brilliant music and stunning singing, it also touches on…

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WEST on Newsround

WEST on Newsround

Posted on October 7, 2014 in News, Yes We Can! Kids Books

We're thrilled to bits to have our Yes We Can kids' activity book featured on CBBC Newsround! Big thanks to Laura the Handywoman and the kids who tested out the book which features illustrations of real life local tradeswomen. The activities show all sorts of tradeswomen and scientists doing their jobs,…

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Bring kids to meet us!

Bring kids to meet us!

Posted on September 17, 2014 in News, Yes We Can! Kids Books

Have you got young kids..? We are really excited to be launching Yes We Can, our brand new - and free - activity book especially for them! Come and meet Kay the plumber, Mandy the electrician & Tracy the bricklayer Have a go at colouring, dot-to-dot and spot the difference and…

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New term…

New term...

Posted on August 22, 2014 in News

The Women's Furniture Making Workshop at Sheffield College is recruiting now! Have you ever fancied having a go at woodwork? Wondered about taking up furniture making as a career? Learn how to make, restore and upcycle furniture Gain new skills and confidence Women-only class with female tutor and technician Fits in…

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8 Ages of Engineering Women!

8 Ages of Engineering Women!

Posted on July 22, 2014 in News

To celebrate National Women in Engineering Day last month, WEST got together with our partners at WISET and 8 very talented women to take this photo. The 8 engineering women from left to right are: Kathleen Roberts (92). One of Sheffield's Women of Steel, Kathleen worked in the steelworks during…

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