‘Bird After Bird’ – Artist + Ecologist Round Table Chat

Join artist Linda Ingham and Ecologist Bill Meek for an informal get-together, chatting around subjects related to art and ecology.

This is a free event but places are limited.

To book, call into the shop or telephone 01652 657256.

‘Bird After Bird’ – RSPB and Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Talk


Join Pete Short and Leanne Smart for an informative illustrated talk from the point of view of working on our Humber Reserves.

Pete writes: ‘A personal meander down the Humber looking at its fantastic wildlife and the work of the RSPB that focuses on the protection and management of this raw and untamed wetland landscapes which form’s one of Europe’s most important estuaries for many thousands of shorebirds’.

Tickets cost £5. To book, call into our shop or telephone 01652 657256.

February Music Evening – Luke Todd

The Steel Rooms Music Evenings

Luke Todd will be playing live at The Steel Rooms Friday 23 February

Tickets £12.50 per person
Includes food – Margarita Twist Pizza

Licensed bar available.

For tickets call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256.

Doors open at 7pm, please arrive as close to 7.15pm as possible as food will be served then

* Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements

About Luke Todd:

It’s not hard to imagine the humble beginnings of ‘Time Will Tell’ taking place on some endless grassy plain beneath the last fading slivers of the sunset, or along some wind-battered shoreline staring out towards the horizon, or sat atop a hill looking down at the world below and pondering what it all means. Although this pensive pastoral folk track conjures up images of someone lost in thought deep in the far-off countryside, its origins are quite different.

Scunthorpe’s own Luke Todd had been working at the local Steel Works before discovering such artists as Frank Turner, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. Their heartfelt storytelling, building whole worlds and narratives around just a simple acoustic guitar, captured his imagination and provided an escape from the claustrophobic confines of industry. His inspiration grew into dedication; a drive to tell his own story, that compelled him to leave his job behind and pursue his passion.

Luke describes his new single as “ a song about growing up and asking the questions which most of us ask ourselves. Where will we be in ten years’ time? What will we end up doing with our lives? Will any of us make a difference and if so then how? Is life about achieving something not many others do or is it about family and the simpler things in life? ” It is more than just the questions we ask ourselves however, it also tells of those who stand by us while we find ourselves wondering what really matters and what the world may have in store. This is reflected in the single’s artwork, showing Luke surrounded by those who have shown him love and support each and every step of the way.

Performing all across his hometown, and further afield to such locales as Leeds and Newcastle, has only fanned the flames of Luke’s passion for music. Playing each gig like it could be his last, like the whole world was watching, he is an artist that pours his heart and soul into all that he does.

Delighting patrons with his own sublime storytelling, as well as performing tracks from other like-minded troubadours that have influenced him. With his poignant lyricism, he paints his own thoughts in a way that captures how many of us feel, but all too rarely find the words to express, and he is determined to share that message with anyone who would care to listen.

You can find Luke Todd on Facebook , Instagram and SoundCloud

Press release by Belwood Music

Hear and Read more at:

Website:  www.luke-todd.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LukeToddMusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LukeToddMusic/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/luketoddy

Youtube: https://www.youtube.c om/channel/UCDo6VAJ4Nt92-9Guo7 IjI-A

November Music Evening – Joie De Vie

Joie De Vie will be live in The Steel Rooms Cafe on Friday 10 November 7pm onwards

This trio played at The Steel Rooms the last two years and have proved both times to be a real crowd pleaser who get the place swinging. They’ll be joining us again for more live music on Friday 10 November, 7pm – 10pm.

Tickets are £12.50 per person

includes food
with a licensed bar available too.

Food served on the evening is Beef, Sun-dried tomatoes, Mozzarella + Basil Pesto dressing in Tasca bread with the Vegetarian option as Mozzarella, Sun-dried Toms + Basil Pesto dressing
in Tasca bread.

For tickets call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256.

Please arrive as close to 7 – 7.15pm as possible as food will be served around this time

* Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements

Music Evening The Steel Rooms

September Music Evening – Dive Bar

Live Music at The Steel Rooms

Dive Bar will be playing live at The Steel Rooms Friday 29th September

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Tickets are £5

Licensed bar available.

The band will be performing upstairs, on the third floor in our Gallery space.

About the band…

Dive Bar are a trio of experienced musicians who have come together to explore their shared passion for country and blues music. They are right at the start of their musical journey and whilst the destination is unknown the direction is very much towards creating and reproducing songs in unique ways merging influences from country, blues, folk and rock rather than following any particular form of musical tradition.

They deliver songs in a stripped down form using both acoustic and electric instruments to produce a performance with guts and edge and play a mixture of original material and non-mainstream covers.

Hear more at:



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For tickets call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256.

Neither Use Nor Ornament Talk With Amy Hewitt

Neither Use Nor Ornament Talk with Amy Hewitt 

This talk discusses the reasons behind why Contemporary Art is often cast aside; by examining the Art World and its actions in where Contemporary Art is positioned in today’s society. Utilising pop culture references and humour Hewitt makes this talk suitable for any audience.

The talk will last around 40 minutes, with a chance for Q & A afterwards and an opportunity to buy some of Amy’s made things.

Date: Thursday 16 November

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

Cost: £2.50 includes a tea / coffee / hot chocolate / hot ribena and a biscuit

More about Amy

Amy Hewitt’s practice is concerned primarily with sculpture, performance and narrative. Her work focuses upon invoking the Other through the application of the Monstrous, the Abject and the Uncanny. She engages with phenomenology of the internal and external via the investigation of surface; with a fascination for what lies outside – beyond standard perception, cognition and experience. Her work aims to give a physical form to the narrative that underpins her practice. Through a process of intuitive making Hewitt binds disparate material into otherworldly forms. Hewitt graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the University of Lincoln 2016.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

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Photography Talk with Simon Gaddes

A Quiet Life Talk by Simon Gaddes at The Steel Rooms

A Quiet Focus Photography Talk with Simon Gaddes

Date: Saturday 4th November

Time: 1.45pm – A 60 – 90 minute talk

Cost: £5 per person or included in £10 cost of monthly photo hub

More about Simon

Simon goes back to basics and uses a single camera and lens when it comes to capturing his subjects, his own tiny little revolt against the complex, modern photography world. He specialises in close up work with a little landscape and portraiture thrown in, making images of subjects that we may ordinarily pass by, in conditions that are momentary and unique. True to his image making philosophy there is little desktop post production in Simon’s work, time is spent making the image not at a PC screen at his Retford home.
Simon’s informal talk will cover his development and practical approach to subjects with his own images shown throughout.

Look at some of his previous work here in his Quiet Life Photographs.


To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

Opening of new exhibition ‘Ruralban’ and Meet The Artist – Saturday 17 June

David Neve Photography

On Saturday 17 June between 12 and 3pm David Neve will be in our Top Floor Gallery to open his exhibition, with a special unveiling at 12.30. 

There will be nibbles and drinks to celebrate the opening of his exhibition and a chance to talk to him about his work.

All very welcome.

More details about David and his work on our gallery page.

July Music Evening – Different Oceans



Tickets are £5 per person

Licensed bar available.

For tickets call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256.

About the band…

Different Oceans are a local 3-piece alternative band who are currently based in Manchester. They consist of James O’Roarty (Bass/Vocals), Andre Ilkiw (Guitar), and Olly Tandon (Drums).

Writing and performing original tracks, they’re thought to be somewhere between the soulful sound of Vintage Trouble and the riff-driven post-Spiders from Mars sound of Glam Rock.
They have recently performed at venues such as The O2 Ritz and The Adelphi Club, whilst also sharing the stage with Manchester’s ‘Cabbage’ and ‘The Strawberries’.

The Steel Rooms have always been a massive supporter of this band and they continue to be a hit. We can’t wait to listen to their newest sounds and tracks.

You can find out more information on their Facebook page, including links to the debut EP “Bad Guy” and details of their upcoming single “Staying In Bed”.

The band will be playing in our gallery space on the top floor of The Steel Rooms.



May Music Evening – Andrew Valentine


Tickets £12.50 per person
Includes food – Butternut, Goats Cheese + Beet Burgers. *

Licensed bar available

For tickets call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256.

Please arrive as close to 7.15pm as possible as food will be served then

* Please inform us of any dietary requirements

About Andrew Valentine:
Andrew Valentine is an alternative country/folk singer songwriter from the small coastal town of Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders.

His earthy and honest song writing mixes styles from country, folk and rock. Over the last two years Andrew has released two self-funded home studio demos, ‘Sirens Song” and ‘Cast the Sails’. Both were met with great success in his native country as well as reaching over to Canada and the U.S.A.

In March 2016 Andrew released his debut E.P. ‘Hand Over Fist’ which saw him host a sold out launch event at the highly acclaimed Hemelvaart Bier Cafe. Andrew released the first single from his E.P entitled ‘Castles’ (via Independent Ear) on September 2 2016. This pays homage to his early work, whilst still showing the evolution of a talented musician to an artist. Over the last year Andrew has opened for acts such as Skinny Living, Georgie, Johnny Hates Jazz, Emily Middlemas and Hunter and The Bear to name just a few.

Over the summer months of 2016 Andrew and his band have played on stages Lindisfarne festival, Bedale Fringe Festival and String theory as well as other local and national events.

2017 looks bright for this emerging musician with his second E.P ‘Somewhere on the Moon’ dropping in February and already receiving praise from the brilliant Jim Gellatly as well as radio airplay on Amazing Radio.

In 2016 Andrew was signed to Independent Ear (a Universal Music subsidiary).

Listen to more of his incredible sounds below:

Make sure you check out his social channels to find out more about Andrew before seeing him play live at The Steel Rooms.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Andrewvalentinemusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/avalentinemusic

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/andy0681