Live electronics, music, screenings and performance art
There was a big boost last month for the campaign to save Portland works when the planning application to convert the grade II* listed building into flats was withdrawn.
People are now being invited to help purchase the building in order to bring it back into the hands of people that work there and the community.
The campaign has gained many friends along the way and as part of the efforts to raise the profile of Portland works some great events have taken place there including open days and the Steel city pulse event at the Sensoria festival (watch the drumming here).
On Saturday 11 June a new cultural night is kicking off at the Portland works. Vex promises ‘innovative live electronics, audiovisual work and performance art mixing accessible and exciting electro-acoustic music with light, film and other media.’
Vex is free and there is a cheap, licensed bar. Doors open at 7pm.