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Have A Creative Christmas!

If written a decade ago, this blog post might have given you a bullet-pointed list of all the new accessories you simply must-have in order to brighten your home, keep the turkey warm, and stitch a two-toothed smile on the face of every 5-year-old bundle of anticipation and endless energy.

But faded now are the bullet-points that played peekaboo across the internet, as nostalgic sentimentality prompts the mind to remember the days of simplistic family-centred Christmas; stripped naked of balls and bells, returning once again to laughter by the fire. Family, friends, flicking through Christmas films, and playing funny games.

Have we understood the point?

Or have we found another bullet-point list to label with value?

The most valuable item or element of Christmas is not an oven timer, silk Santa-nighties, fairy-lighted homes, or the new iPhone. Yet neither is it (dare I say) family, friends, or a lover come to stay.

The most valuable treasure to tick off your checklist this year, is…

Creativity, blossoming in beloved company.

It is not about who, or what, or when – it is about what you create with them.

Memories of creativity with company are the gifts of time that cannot be stapled with ‘value’ or ‘sold’.

What kind of Christmas will you create this year?

The Printhouse is available for hire this December between the 1st-20th. If you would like an opportunity to explore your creativity with family and friends this year, why don’t you organise an event and use this space? We welcome your creativity this Christmas.

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Upcoming Events at The Printhouse

Autumn is upon us along with cold mornings and rainy afternoons. September has already been and gone but with the changing temperature, we’re excited for a new rhythm of life as a new term of events bring some much needed warmth and colour to the dreary weather we’ve been graced with.

WorkSpaceFirst up, we have Space to Breathe back in later this month for another Work:Space Pop Up. More of these to come in November as well. Check out the dates for these here.

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We’ve been delighted to welcome The Poetry Business to our space last month and they’ll be back for some more Poetry Writing Workshops in October, November, and December. More details of these events can be found here.

Grow_Logo_Strap-Line_LargeGrow have also back in The Printhouse as a new program starts and we’re enjoying all the plants that are decorating our office, bringing some life and colour to daily proceedings. Do check out Grow and what they are up to here.

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Alongside some private events and local business events, we continue to welcome Carl of Network Chilli Sheffield into the venue to host several curry making workshops spicing things up a bit! Get in touch with Carl to find out more about what he does here.

So, things may have got a little dreary outside but here at The Printhouse, we’re just warming up for winter and looking forward to all the different seasonings that we have on our plate over the next few months!

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Follow us on Social Media

We have been busy over the past few months getting our social media game on.

You can now follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where we have been hard at work creating an acrostic (meaning a poem, word puzzle, or other composition in which certain letters in each line form a word or words) overview of what we are all about here at The Printhouse.

You can check it out and follow us at:

If you have comments or suggestions as well, we’d love to hear from you.

 

 

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Something Old and Something New

Here at The Printhouse, we are looking forward to the Spring and excited to welcome old friends and make new ones over the coming months. Whilst we look forward to what’s coming up, we’re also looking back at what this space has been used for in the past.

The place where the Printhouse stands today has served all manner of purposes. Originally it was a printers under the name of Parker & Honey, producing stationary for various law firms based in Sheffield city centre. That’s why we’re called The Printhouse, remembering what has been and still serving the city centre…just in a slightly different way than before!

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Some printing tools we have lying around the office…

Since then, it has also been home to various restaurants and bars until it was turned into The Printhouse in 2014. It’s quite remarkable to think of all the different things that have taken place over the years on just this one site let alone across the whole of Sheffield city centre.

Today, we hope to welcome you to our space to create more memories, whether that’s for your baby shower, your wedding reception, your business event, or anything else you might have in mind! Get in touch with events manager Joe on 0751 7511 793 or joe@stphilipssheffield.org to book your event today (and check out our new Instagram feed at theprinthousesheffield to follow more of what we’re up to…)

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Spring at The Printhouse

We’re halfway through February already and before we know it, 2019 will be long gone, so here at The Printhouse we’re already looking towards (and forward) to Spring this year.

Here at the Printhouse we have been through a few changes with Events Manager, Jo, going on maternity leave and maternity cover, Joe, stepping in to fill her place whilst Jo is on leave… aJoe for a Jo… Anyway, we wish all the best for Jo and family as they welcome a new member to the family!

Meanwhile, we have several events kicking off over the next few months, with Grow UK continuing to use the space – do check out what they’re up to at Grow UK or follow them on Instagram at grow_uk – and we are also looking forward to welcoming Space to Breathe to The Printhouse over the next few months. More on that soon. On top of all this, we also have some private parties going on so do get in touch if you are looking for somewhere to host your event as the dates are booking up!

Finally, you can now follow The Printhouse on instagram at theprinthousesheffield where there’ll be some updates very soon…

 

 

 

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Christmas at The Printhouse

We are very excited to announce that we are launching Christmas at The Printhouse ; a special package deal offering you exclusive use of our venue, a Christmas meal catered for by the Real Junk Food Project Sheffield and a welcome drink. If you’re still searching for the perfect space for your office party, a get together with friends or somewhere for your sports club, craft group or board games club to meet then we could be it.

One of the perks of hiring The Printhouse for your Christmas celebration is that the space is available exclusive to you. This means that you have entire use of our venue yourself, so you can use the space for that all important Christmas entertainment that makes the party what it is! Think photo booth props, Christmas themed charades, festive quizzes.

As part of Christmas at The Printhouse you will also have access to our Spotify account so you can either use our Christmas party playlist or come up with your own. The venue will be ready decorated but you’re also welcome to add your own touches and personalise it to your party theme if you have one.

With bookings available for three – four hours, any time from 1pm – 9pm, let us know what your requirements are and we’ll see if it works. Minimum booking 25 people. Cost £35 per head.

Dates still available are: Friday 23rd November, Wednesday 28th November, Thursday 29th November, Friday 30th November, Saturday 1st December, Thursday 6th December, Monday 10th December, Wednesday 12th December, Monday 17th December, Wednesday 19th December, Thursday 20th December.

If you’re interested in booking your Christmas celebration with us fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch!

 

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Eventful October

Eventful October is just that this month at The Printhouse and we’re excited to be welcoming lots of new people into the venue.

Grow UK started their training programme last week, which will be running throughout the next couple of months. Grow is a local youth employment charity specialising in working with 16 – 24 years old with barriers to employment whether through confidence, background, experience or personal circumstances. Follow them on Instagram at grow_uk to see what they’re up to and to see The Printhouse in action.

Off the Shelf Festival Of Words kicked off their events yesterday at The Printhouse with Poetry with Finuala Downing and Elizabeth Barrett and there are six more events lined up over the next couple of weeks as part of their literature festival. In fact they’re running a whole host of events across the city throughout October. Check out their website for more information.

We’ve also had our first baby shower and will be hosting some corporate training. This Thursday we’re also holding another pop up co-working space in partnership with Space to Breathe in the venue. If you’re a local business, sole trader or social enterprise, pop along and enjoy the unlimited wifi, free refreshments and inspiring company; I’ve really loved being part of this space.

If you want to get any of these dates in your diary, they’re all listed on our Events This Month.