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Endlings – a Story Creature workshop

24th May 2017 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm


The word ‘Endling’ was coined to describe the last named survivor of a family, but has now come to mean the last survivor of a species. Usually with a name, such as Martha, the last passenger Pigeon; Benjamin, the last Thylacine; and Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island Tortoise. Sadly, the world we live in now is likely to be full of endlings. So, to give space for play and happier thoughts, this creative workshop is set to allow you to dive into the personal stories of endlings by making your very own, and allowing its story to be heard, before taking it home for snuggles and reassurances that even though it is the only one of its kind in existence, it will never be wanting for a friend.


This workshop will teach you ways of (I would say ‘how to’, but that implies there is only one right way) making amazing creatures out of socks and gloves – themselves often lost, lonely endlings in their own right – and seriously, no advance knowledge of sewing or creating is required! All materials, teaching, and hot beverages supplied. Come along and create your own creature: tell us its name, and its story, and how it came to be an endling.

Workshop is approx 2.5 hours to include time for people to share their endling stories, and suitable for age 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).  Tea and bikkits will be provided, and there is also a lovely cafe nextdoor if you want to get lunch. Tickets available below. Concessionary rate of £15 available to those in receipt of benefits or on a very low income, just apply the code “Martha” at the checkout 🙂


Please note this studio space is not wheelchair accessible, sorry. I’m working on finding a space that is, so please do get in touch if you would like to be notified when that happens.

Cancellations and refunds: Cancellations more than 48hrs before an event will be refunded in full. Between 48 and 24hrs will be refunded 50% of the ticket price. Any cancellations less than 24hrs before an event will not receive a refund, unless exceptional circumstances apply. Any cancellation of the event by the organiser will return all participants a full refund.


24th May 2017
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Bank Street Arts
32-40 Bank Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2DS United Kingdom
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