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At Grapevine Magazine we are doing our best to keep on top of what is happening in LIVE entertainment in the region. Local restrictions and changing rules mean that some planned events get re-arranged at short notice – always check directly with the venue before planning an evening out.

Tell us about your LIVEgigs – email LIVEgigs@GrapevineLIVE.co.uk and we will, for a limited time, add them to our online listings for you.


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John Peel Centre

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Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom

A vibrant arts centre based in Stowmarket, in the heart of Suffolk and just 5 minutes walk from the Norwich-Ipswich-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.

In addition the centre is offered for hire to members of the public, to run their own events. Our licensed bar serves soft drinks, wines, spirits, Adnams, and Aspall.

September 2020

The Whole Shebang Livestream

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom

The popular John Peel Centre ‘Whole Shebang’ is coming back with added social isolation. The Open Mic event where almost anything goes (although we do draw the line at fire, nudity and animal acts) is making a come back! All with the aid of modern technology. We can promise entertainment and watching on a screen will not disappoint, the experience of fear and relief will be real! So, all you performers out there whether it is singing, playing, juggling, dancing,…

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October 2020

Beans on Toast

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Plus Special Guest TENSHEDS with tracks from his recently released and already acclaimed new album Deathrow Disco Essex born folk songwriter ‘Beans on Toast’ is an extremely unique performer. Twisting an age-old genre with a D.I.Y. approach and contemporary concerns has earned him the title of a cult figure who tells it like it is. A festival favourite (he’s played Glastonbury every year since 2007) and a prolific writer and performer. He’s written and recorded 11 albums and he’s played…

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Luke Haines & Peter Buck

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Peter Buck was the guitarist for one of the biggest bands in the world – REM. Luke Haines was the guitarist for the Auteurs. The Auteurs were not the biggest band in the world. They were pretty good though. Luke Haines also does paintings of Lou Reed. One day, Peter Buck bought one of Luke Haines’ Lou Reed paintings (for £99.00). They had never met before but decided that the fates had brought them together and they should write some…

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March 2021

Mark Thomas

6th March 2021 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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£17.50

50 Things About Us

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Ian McNabb

20th March 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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£18

In 1981, Ian formed The Icicle Works with Chris Sharrock (drums), and Chris Layhe (bass and vocals). They quickly gained a following through their debut single release, Nirvana, and extensive live performances up and down the country. The Icicle Works became part of the Liverpool renaissance movement of the eighties, alongside acts such as Echo And The Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, WAH!, Heat, OMD, Black, Dead Or Alive, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Lotus Eaters, and China Crisis. They signed…

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May 2021

Fairport Convention

8th May 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Fairport Convention has been entertaining music lovers for over half a century. During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes. But one thing has remained the same – Fairport’s passion for performance. This year’s Spring Tour concert will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including Full House which was released 50 years ago this year. The band skilfully interprets traditional ballads and the repertoire also includes…

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Honey & The Bear + Alden, Paterson and Dashwood

28th May 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom

September 2021

The Churchfitters

10th September 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw or a glass harp. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax. Why “Churchfitters”? Nobody knows! They’re not fitters and have absolutely nothing to do with churches. The name’s origin is lost in the mists of time but there is one aspect that suits them perfectly – its quirkiness. When your array of instruments includes a motorcycle…

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