Point Blank is a community organisation which delivers a wide range of arts-based activities with individuals and communities facing disadvantage.
The organisation runs a schools programme, community programme and a successful national touring theatre programme. In 2009 Point Blank became the proud owners of The Riverside, the bar by the River Don at the bottom of Pitsmoor Road.
The Riverside has been around under different names since the 1850s and is still open as a bar, but with plans underway to create a flourishing live arts space. A multi-purpose arts and events space will soon be completed and will support emerging artists and members of the community.
Exciting plans to create a 100-seat studio theatre on the site are also underway. The venue will be used as a springboard for a range of social enterprise projects including a community kitchen, micro brewery, environmental trust and community garden.
If you're a local artist or community organisation and you're interested, get in touch on 249 3650 or at www.riversidesheffield.co.uk
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