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Colchester-based punk band Pet Needs present a line-up including Kulk and Strike The Sun. Pet Needs performed at the first of our emerge local band nights back in April 2017, and then performed here again during Independent Venue Week 2018 when BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq paid us a visit. When they were teenagers, Derby lads Johnny and George Marriott played in an unpredictable and chaotic punk band, storming the Midlands old-school scene with their often unintentional discordant pop. After…Find out more »
Sally Army, Motherfvnker, Suki Silvertongue, Sienna Potter, Roma, live poetry, short film, and panel discussion. John Peel Centre is proud to present International Women’s Day 2019. A huge festival flavoured event that features an all star female cast of local musicians, poets, storytellers, and artists. The event starts early at 6pm with two talented young singer songwriters from the local area, Roma and Sienna Potter. They will be performing a mix of covers and originals, in their own distinctive styles.…Find out more »
emerge is our local band night, showcasing exciting new local talent. Come along to support these talented artists and potentially see the international stars of the future! "Worth supporting if you live locally, these emerge nights" - Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6 Music This emerge will feature KYU, Powderhead, Salvador, and Swimsuit Competition (not necessarily in that order!). KYU are a 3-piece indie rock band based in Colchester, who write original music ranging from sweeping melodies to punchy riffs, complemented…Find out more »
Eastern Angles Theatre Company’s 2019 Spring Tour Show… The Tide Jetty by Tony Ramsay Two brothers, Tucky and Nathan grow up on the banks of Breydon Water alongside tomboy, Eliza. The three of them are inseparable. As they grow older the inevitable happens and both the boys fall for her. But tragedy tears the trio apart and years later it is time to discover the truth of what really happened… The Tide Jetty is a new and thought-provoking play, exploring…Find out more »
Multi award winning singer-songwriter Kaz Hawkins has now successfully relaunched as a solo artist with her sell out theatre show My Life And I. An intimate and personal show about her life in song that has been a hit with audiences now being introduced to the powerful, emotive new direction of a woman who owes being alive to the music she now performs. The Belfast born singer-songwriter has wowed fans with her emotional honest performances across the globe. Her music…Find out more »
Joining forces for an evening to showcase the best in contemporary Folk, Alden, Patterson & Dashwood and Honey & The Bear are proud to bring you their own twists on the tradition, storytelling woven in to song and harmonies abound in a magical night to remember. Norwich-based folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of…Find out more »
A hard hitting, intelligent, Performance Poetry show by Jess Green about Labour, Tories and the division of the left. When BBC Slam Champion, Jess Green joined the Labour Party at university in 2007 she doubled the number of members who met weekly in the Liverpool Philharmonic pub. Since then she’s stuck by them through the downfall of Tony Blair, the disappointment of Gordon Brown and the monolith of Ed Miliband. And now, after a decade of keeping her membership card…Find out more »
Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company present An Honest Gentleman by Cordelia Spence & Tim Lane A musical play about East Anglia’s very own Dick Turpin Little is known of Thomas Easter except that he was born in Aylsham in Norfolk in 1715 and was hanged at Tyburn 24 years later. However, his life was packed with adventure and intrigue. From North Norfolk to Putney Heath, Easter plied his trade as a Gentleman of the Road, ‘raising contributions upon the public’…Find out more »
The Ukrainians perform ‘Ukrainski Vistupi V Ivana Peela’ ‘Ukrainski Vistupi V Ivana Peela’ is a ground breaking album by The Wedding Present. Released in 1989 on RCA records, it reached number 22 in the national album charts – a remarkable achievement for a Ukrainian language album. The story of the record begins in 1987. The Wedding Present took a break from their northern indie rock love songs, and recorded two sessions for John Peel in a completely different style. Fired…Find out more »
The Wedding Present return to the John Peel Centre to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bizzaro, the band’s second studio album – and first “proper” album for RCA – which came soon after the Ukrainian John Peel Sessions / Українські Виступи в Івана Піла folk music side project (which is being performed here on 4th May). The Wedding Present have had eighteen UK Top 40 hit singles… not bad for a band that has, from its inception, stubbornly refused to…Find out more »