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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

August 2018

Come Follow The Band

August 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until 25th August 2018

John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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September 2018

Bridget St. John + Tilly Moses

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Bridget St. John visits the UK in September 2018 for a short tour. The tour begins with an appearance at Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham, on September 2nd. Bridget then visits some of the UK’s intimate acoustic venues, including the John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, before concluding the tour with two shows in Ireland. The late John Peel helped to launch Bridget’s musical career and her first three albums were released on his Dandelion label in the late 1960s. Bridget and John’s…

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emerge: Unit 33, Kursk, Charcoal, Red Glass

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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"Worth supporting if you live locally, these emerge nights" - Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6 Music 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! We are pleased to announce that Unit 33, Red Glass, Kursk, and Charcoal (not necessarily in that order!) will all be performing. Remember, emerge nights are for bands to perform and be supported by an appreciative crowd…

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A Woman of No Importance

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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A scandalous melodrama by Oscar Wilde Lady Hunstanton's house party is in full swing when Gerald Arbuthnot is announced as secretary to the witty Lord Illingworth. However once Gerald's mother makes an appearance, suddenly his future is uncertain. "I can never repent. I would rather be your mother than pure" - Mrs Arbuthnot Should Mrs Arbuthnot tell her son the truth she has hidden all these years? Would Gerald and Society ever forgive her? With a cast of 6 and DOT…

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Let’s Bop!

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on 24th October 2018 at 7:30pm

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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Zion Train + Beard FX + DJ Tree Gilroy

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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One of the most unique and enjoyable live dub acts on the planet, their use of dynamic onstage dub mixing whilst performing alongside acoustic instruments and exceptional vocalists, make Zion Train one of a kind. The group will celebrate 30 years in 2018, and have played well over 2750 shows, including Woodstock (Poland), Madasound (Martinique), Fusion Festival (Germany), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (USA), Rototom Sunsplash (Italy/Spain), Outlook (Croatia), Boomtown (UK), Glastonbury Festival (UK) 14 TIMES , Seasplash Festival (Croatia),…

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October 2018

The Whole Shebang Open Mic Night

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Free

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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Burning Books

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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- a play by Jess Green On Teach First student Kat’s first day at Hurstville Community College, Nicky Morgan announces forced academistation for all state schools. Kat is ready for the picket line but her attempts to join the NUT are met with contempt by union stalwart Janine. The head teacher is invisible and the staff are more concerned about losing their staff room, disappearing books, and a History teacher who hasn’t been seen for weeks. A powerful and humorous…

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Baka Beyond + support

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Originally inspired by the music of the Baka Forest People, Pygmies whose music and dance have been celebrated since the time of the Pharaohs. Baka Beyond use the Baka rhythms to fuse music from the band-members’ Celtic and African roots. The resulting music is highly infectious and crosses boundaries of genre, age and ethnicity. 2018 is Baka Beyond’s 25th anniversary. In October 1993 their groundbreaking album ‘Spirit of the Forest’ hit the scene to great acclaim. The release is regarded…

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The Mariner

October 17 @ 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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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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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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