Music Box: Street’s exhibition

Neil McSweeney
Neil McSweeney

ARTIST, poet and musician Emmanuel Street is exhibiting several of his artistic creations at Bank Street Art Space in an exhibition entitled Food For Thought”.

The lead singer in Motown, Soul and Reggae duo The Motown Knights is showing visual arts works created using various media, mainly acrylic paint. but also pen and ink.

While many are in vibrant colours that somersault off the canvass, others are more subtle in presentation.

Numinous – “pertaining to the spiritual or divine” according to various online dictionaries – is a word applied to the general theme that seems to course through both this artist’s paintings and – poetry.

His book of poetry and prose – also entitled Food for Thought - will available for the duration of the exhibition along with a collection of unusual greeting cards by one of the unsung heroes of the UK and Sheffield art scene.

Wagonwheel event

ON Friday three outstanding live acts are lined up in a Wagonwheel promotion at the Shakespeares on Gibraltar Street. Making their WagonWheel debut, but no strangers to Sheffield in recent years, are The Lucky Strikes. From Leigh-On-Sea they thus carry the finest musical traditions of the Thames Delta, from initial forays in garage-blues towards an impressive melange of roots music and southern rock.

Also on the bill is Sheffield’s own Neil McSweeney (pictured) who is set for a busy summer of gigs ahead of the eagerly awaited release of his third album later this year. On Friday he will be performing as a trio and previewing some new material for the first time.

Opening the night is Quiet Loner, aka songwriter Matt Hill, fresh from a wave of praise and reviews for his new live album.

Reilley at Greystones

ON Sunday singer songwriter John Reilly, the voice of Boy on a Dolphin and Acoustic Angels brings something new and creative to The Greystones He will be performing an intimate acoustic set showcasing songs from his latest album solo album Zebulon and playing favorites from his Tea Cozy Hat, and Boy on a Dolphin albums. There will also be lively chat with the audience and the stories behind some of the new songs which are now being heard on BBC Radio 2 and stations all over the world. John will be joined on stage by his mucker, pianist, songwriter, composer Lewis Nitikman from Vancouver Canada.

Talking about words

HARLEY Live are launching a new series of events focusing on books and the spoken word. Under the banner The Harley Live Book Group the inaugural event at Queens Social Club on June 12 will feature revered writer and broadcaster Paul Morley. The evening will be mainly structured around a conversation between Paul Morley, famed Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam and Sheffield’s very own Richard H. Kirk.