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Chocolate welding at Bradfield

Chocolate welding at Bradfield

Posted on December 2, 2013 in News

Thanks for Bradfield School's new girls' technology club for inviting WEST down to do some chocolate welding! 23 enthusiastic girls made box girders out of Milky Bars and then tested their strength - with the top load reaching over 4 kilograms. The plan is for the club to now visit Sheffield…

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Well done, winners!

Well done, winners!

Posted on November 26, 2013 in News

Well done to all seven of WEST's bursary winners this year. And thank you to everyone who came along to our recent film night to celebrate their success, and help us fundraise for next year. We showed the popular film Made in Dagenham, and heard from Audrey Chivaura, Carolyn Wright and Nicole…

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Join us for WEST’s film night

Join us for WEST's film night

Posted on October 14, 2013 in News

Please join us for our annual fundraising film night. This year we're showing the brilliant Made in Dagenham. Starring Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Jaime Winstone and Bob Hoskins,  it tells the story of the Ford women car workers' strike of 1968, when female staff went on strike for the same wage as the…

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Bricklayer Tracy thanks volunteers

Bricklayer Tracy thanks volunteers

Posted on October 9, 2013 in News

Sheffield bricklayer Tracy Brindley is thanking volunteers who helped to spruce up the Women’s Construction Centre's community garden in Burngreave last weekend. A band of willing helpers have improved access to the garden, and built a low wall. Tracy and another female bricky were on hand to show people how to lay bricks…

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New! Free computer drop-in

New! Free computer drop-in

Posted on September 17, 2013 in News

Are you a complete beginner? Do you want to find out how to use the internet to pay your bills? Or want to know more about what your tablet can do?   Starting - Tuesday 1 October! WICAT (Women in Construction, Arts and Technology) are running free weekly sessions for women -…

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Learn to bricklay for free

Learn to bricklay for free

Posted on September 11, 2013 in News

Join WICAT (Women in Construction, Arts and Technology) for volunteer weekends this autumn: Learn new skills Have a go at bricklaying and mixing mortar Help make a better community garden When Saturday 5 October & Sunday 6 October 3 sessions each day - 9.30 - 11.30, 12.30 - 2.30 & 3.00 -…

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WI DIY! Brilliant event

WI DIY! Brilliant event

Posted on September 11, 2013 in Events, News

WICAT (Women in Construction Arts and Technology) combined forces with Seven Hills Women's Institute for a brilliant DIY taster session. Read all about it on SHWI's website. The event even made it into the Guardian, in a feature about the resurgence of Women's Institutes.  

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Furniture making – September!

Furniture making - September!

Posted on September 4, 2013 in News

The Women's Furniture Making Workshop at Sheffield College is recruiting students now! The new full time furniture making course states on Monday 23 September. The women's part time DIY and joinery course states on Friday 20 September. The workshop has been going for over 20 years, and launched the careers of…

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Government call for more women!

Government call for more women!

Posted on September 3, 2013 in News

Women and Equalities minister Jo Swinson recently met with experts from the academic and business sector to kick start a new focus on getting more women and girls to choose Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and careers. Women now make up 46 per cent of the UK’s work force,…

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Becca made headlines

Becca made headlines

Posted on August 22, 2013 in News

Former student of the Women's Furniture Making Workshop at Sheffield College, Becca Hopkinson, was recently featured in the Sheffield Star Becca started her own business Beba Bespoke making furniture and wooden gift items  two years ago after finishing a woodworking course with the Women's Workshop. Some of Becca's work was…

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