‘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.

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

June Music Evening – Jinski

Live Music at The Steel Rooms


Tickets £12.50 per person
Includes food – Margarita Twist Pizza

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 let us know if you have any dietary requirements

About Jinski:

“Folk for modern ears” MAVERICK magazine

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern.

Playing ‘live’ with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. They have recently played The Sage Gateshead,12 Bar Club London,The Met Theatre in Bury, The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, and The Musician in Leicester with festival appearances including Reading, Beverley, Shrewsbury and Broadstairs. Notable supports have been to Joe Jackson, Eliza Carthy, The Poozies,O’Hooley & Tidow, The Grahams, The Proclaimers and Lindisfarne.

They recently recorded the official Northern Ireland football song in support of their Euro ’16 tournament.They played this live on BBC 1 “The One Show” in May and were featured on Channel 4 News.

‘Down Here’ on Lucky Smile Records/Proper Music Distribution is the second album from JINSKI and delivers memorable tunes with a cutting lyrical edge, taking the little things that matter and revealing the bigger picture. Here are songs that capture the moment, ask simple questions and offer some reflection. JINSKI tell stories of love, joy, loneliness and longing, capturing the mundane and the magic in everyday life.

Guest artists include the English accordion queen Karen Tweed, New Rope String Band member Pete Challoner (banjo and fiddle), Jez Lowe’s pipes and piano man Andy May and JINSKI stalwart Neil Harland on double bass. It was produced and recorded by Dave Maughan (who has notably worked with Kathryn Williams and Maximo Park)

JINSKI released a 10” vinyl EP called ‘Live Long’ on Record Store Day Saturday April 18th 2015, and is now available as a download.

“It’s a thing of beauty, their warm balladry a true balm for the soul” (The Crack magazine, June 2015)

You can read more about them at their website – http://www.jinski.com/

A taste of their sound here –