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John Peel Centre

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Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom

A beautifully converted corn-exchange in the heart of Suffolk and just 5 mins walk from the London railway line. We take pride in hosting a variety of original music, from established acts to emerging talent. We also host poetry, film, theatre, and comedy. Our bar serves wines, spirits, lager and local ale: all pints are £3. Most events are also open to under-18s

October 2018

The Mariner

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 18th October 2018 at 7:30pm

John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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COMMON GROUND THEATRE COMPANY present THE MARINER BY PAT WHYMARK After their acclaimed productions of The Old Curiosity Shop & Sherlock Holmes and The Hooded Lance in 2017, Common Ground Theatre Company return with this enthralling, slightly surreal adaptation of Coleridge's The Rime of The Ancient Mariner, with its themes of ecological disaster, man's destructive compulsions, and the death and rebirth of imagination and faith. The show will feature live action, puppetry, film and original music by Pat Whymark, sung…

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Let’s Bop!

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on 21st November 2018 at 7:30pm

John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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£5

Let's Bop! is an opportunity for women to have a Bop at an alternative night out, mid week. If you are one of those women who love to get out on the dance floor, for a bit of a boogie, but only get the chance to dance at the occasional family wedding/party, of the works Xmas 'do' - this could be for you! Our venues are giving you the experience of 'a night out with the girls' - we try…

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November 2018

Miles Hunt

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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The Wonder Stuff’s Miles Hunt embarks on a solo acoustic tour of the UK in October and November this year under the guise of The Custodian. With a back catalogue of over two hundred self penned songs to choose from, written over the last four decades, Hunt says that the idea of becoming The Custodian came from a conversation with one of his musical heroes. “I was in New York a few years back and was invited to guest at…

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emerge

November 16
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Local Band Night

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East Town Pirates + For The Hornets

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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From smugglers dens along the East Suffolk coastline, through the punk dives and back bars of ye Olde Ipswich Towne they have come, armed to the teeth with infectious new tunes. East Town Pirates have been sharpening their hooks in raids on taverns and alehouses around East Anglia before taking their explosive live show on the road and laying waste to the rest of England, Ireland and France. ETP shows tend to see audience members turning up in full pirate…

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December 2018

Thy Last Drop + Aartwork

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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£10

Victorian murderpunk/vagabond folk quartet from Bury St Edmunds, Thy Last Drop, return to the John Peel Centre after a very well-received gig earlier this year during Independent Venue Week 2018. Expect macabre tales set to foot-stomping folk with a touch of cabaret! Based in Suffolk, Aartwork produce original “fiery, liquid” fiddle dance tunes and songs with jazzy Celtic grooves, from a 5 piece band. It is difficult to pigeon hole a genre for Aartwork: The music is a fusion of…

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The Whole Shebang Open Mic Night

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Our very own Whole Shebang Open Mic Night returns with another evening of Whimsical, Homegrown, Organic Live Entertainment. No fire, no nudity, no animals! Other than that we like to keep the “open” in “open mic” so no matter what it is you do, music, poetry, juggling, dance, magic, exotic bird mating call impersonations, whatever, we’d love to have you along! Anyone interested in taking part should email jane@johnpeelcentre.co.ukSuccessfully Encoded with details of what they would like to do and…

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The Scarlet Pipistrelle

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 18th December 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on 19th December 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on 19th December 2018 at 7:30pm

John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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COMMON GROUND THEATRE COMPANY present THE SCARLET PIPISTRELLE by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries   They seek him here, they seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or an Arts Centre in Suffolk - who can tell? 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Creme-Brulée is to be guillotined on the morrow. His only hope, a daring swoop by that dashing master of disguise and echo-location, The…

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February 2019

Beans on Toast + support

2nd February 2019 @ 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Cult Folk Legend, Beans on Toast is coming to Stowmarket to promote his new album “A Bird in The Hand’ and he’s bringing a full band with him. His 10th studio album out 1st December was produced by Mumford & Sons Ben Lovett at the legendary Church Studios (Bob Dylan / Radiohead / Adele) and is quite possibly his finest, most accomplished work to date. Support TBC. 

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