Arts Update: On track for a unique event

Alan McGee
Alan McGee

For the first time Sheffield railway station is hosting an art exhibition.

You’re Not Alone: photographic observations of The Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, which have previously been exhibited at the hospital and the Millennium Gallery are now being shown at a further two locations.

Panni Poh Yoke Loh painting in her studio

Panni Poh Yoke Loh painting in her studio

Photographers Shaun Bloodworth, Andy Brown and Richard Hanson were given unlimited access to the hospital’s wards and departments where they documented some truly inspirational stories. The pictures are being displayed throughout May at The Workstation and in the waiting rooms on Platforms 2 and 6 at Sheffield Train Station.

“East Midlands Trains are one of the supporters of our charity and agreed to put on an exhibition,” explained Cat Powell, Arts for Health co-ordinator at the Children’s Hospital. “Some of the pictures were taken in the waiting rooms at the hospital and so it seemed appropriate to have them on display for people waiting in a very different context.”

Alan McGee of Creation Records, who promoted such big names as. Primal Scream, Oasis and The Libertines, will be in Sheffield at The Green Room, on Saturday, May 25. He will be there to champion his new signing, Doncaster-born John Lennon McCullagh who is one of two live acfs on the night followed by a DJ set by McGee, famed for his international club night, Death Disco.

A painting of a sunset over Attercliffe is being shown in Moscow. Sheffield artist Panni Poh Yoke Loh was so taken with the beautiful winter setting sun one evening she painted the skyscape scene and entered the it along with one of her dream paintings entitled Earth, for the Moscow International Spring Festival on the theme of Women in Art the Contemporary World.

Both were selected to be shown in the international hall of artists opening on Monday. The show is funded by the Ministry of culture of Russian Federation, the Russian Academy of Fine Arts and Moscow department of culture.

“I am very much looking forward to visitng Moscow, to meet with Russian artists, to paint a sunset over the Kremlin and to visit the countryside of Pereslavl-Zalessky the golden ring of Russia,” says the artist.

Headlining at Funhouse Comedy at the New Barrack Tavern on Sunday is Ben Schofield, known for a lively and animated delivery of his unique tales and punch lines.

In support is the personable Lou Chawner, with his mix of dark, crazy and smart one-liners, the appealing and quick-witted Ben Briggs and the exceptionally smart and unsociable killjoy, Michael J Dolan with his tales of misery and woe.

Compere for the night is the confident and lively Kiri Pritchard McLean.

Mercury prize winners M People have announced a massive UK tour which stops at Sheffield City Hall on Friday, October 18. The tour will be in celebration of their 20th anniversary since the release of their acclaimed album Elegant Slumming.