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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

December 2018

The Scarlet Pipistrelle

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 18th December 2018 at 4:00pm

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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January 2019

Strawbs Acoustic

19th January 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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£20

As Strawbs move gracefully into their fifth decade of music making, it is still difficult to categorise the unique sound that has made them Britain’s most successful international progressive folk-rock band. Although forming in the mid 60's, coming out of the exciting British Folk Movement alongside Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Al Stewart and Roy Harper, this tour will mark the 50th Anniversary of their first major recording, being the first UK band to be signed by the famous Hollywood label A…

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Catfish + support

25th January 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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£12

UK and British Blues Award winners Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 23 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who plays with a real passion for the blues. In 2016 they won a British Blues Award and in 2018 won the UK Blues Award for Blues Act of the Year (England). The band crashed onto the blues scene in January 2015, with their debut album 'So Many Roads' going straight in…

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Granny’s Attic + support

29th January 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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£12

Granny’s Attic are a folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. We are excited that these guys are coming to Stowmarket on Tuesday of Independent Venue Week 2019! These three young men are all exceptional musicians and fine singers and play English traditional and original music. Formed in 2009, they have since played at clubs and festivals up and down the country, and have been heralded for their lively performances and maturity beyond…

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February 2019

Pip Blom + Eton Crop

1st February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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£10

We are thrilled to have Pip Blom performing here as part of Independent Venue Week 2019! 22-year-old Amsterdam-based Pip Blom started writing, recording and releasing her own indie-pop tunes with a twist in 2016. Early songs, which were simply uploaded to the internet, quickly amassed thousands and thousands of plays – prompting Pip to recruit a band and start playing them live. In stepped brother Tender Blom on backing vocals and guitar, Darek Mercks on bass and Gini Cameron on…

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Beans on Toast + Support

2nd February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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£18

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. This extensive UK tour will see the unique live performer, on stage in his element…

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Something Left Behind + Q&A

3rd February 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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'The Wedding Present: Something Left Behind' is a new music feature documentary about the “greatest break-up album of all time”. Exploring music, obsession, love, loss and fading youth over the 30 year lifespan of The Wedding Present’s much-heralded 1987 debut LP, 'George Best'. Directed by Andrew Jezard the film features interviews with all four original band members, key players in the record’s history, plus the major influence behind its very existence. Something Left Behind also follows the album’s story through…

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Mik Artistiks Ego Trip + support

16th February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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£9

The surreal and beautiful beast that is Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip are on their 2018 ‘World Tour’ …and it promises to be an ‘exotic’ adventure. Mik Artistik spouts lyrics, throws straws, and generally amuses himself over the top of an exquisite layer of rock, soul, and punk created by partner in crime Jonny Flockton on guitar, a drum machine, and one of a crack squad of bass players. The cult band have delighted and unnerved Glastonbury audiences for over ten years…

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March 2019

Kaz Hawkins + Sam York

22nd March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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£13

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…

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May 2019

The Ukrainians

4th May 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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£11

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…

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