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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.

December 2019

Sherlock Holmes & the Warlock of White Chapel

15th December 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 17th December 2019

John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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”Who’d be interested in this old relic, Holmes?” murmured Watson, one morning at the breakfast table of 221b Baker Street. “Nonsense, Watson. A splash of cologne and a trim of your moustache, & I’m sure someone would have you”. “Be serious, Holmes. Look here – in the Morning Post!” Thus began the case that Dr Watson dared not share with the public, till now. A case that, were its full facts to be known, would shake the nation to its…

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Vinyl Lounge

21st December 2019
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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January 2020

Fleas + Salvador +…

January 27 @ 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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+ Palamino Kings + Sandcastle Jesus

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Rev Hammer + Sanchia

January 28 @ 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Rev Hammer is a maverick English Singer-Songwriter and veteran touring musician. He has released 8 studio albums: Industrial Sound and Magic (1991) recorded with the Levellers in an Essex Cow shed, Bishop of Buffalo (1993), Freeborn John (1996) – The Story of John Lilburne, England’s First Radical, The Green Fool Recordings (1996), Spitting Feathers (1998), Down the Alley (2008) and Skald (2016) Although primarily a solo singer songwriter it is in recording and live performance collaborations that Rev has made…

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Argh Kid

January 29 @ 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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ARGH KiD is an English alternative hip hop band from Manchester, led by the MC/Poet David Scott. With an eclectic approach to hip hop featuring a live musicians to provide a backdrop to life in austerity UK, with all it flaws and lingering beauty. His first two singles ‘Frank’ and ‘Neighbours‘ were met with critical acclaim and support from industry big hitters such as Chris Evans, Janice Long, John Kennedy to name but a few. Their live shows are a…

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Thy Last Drop

January 30 @ 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Victorian murderpunk/vagabond folk quartet from Bury St Edmunds, Thy Last Drop have performed at the John Peel Centre a number of times, and always provide a superb evening of entertainment. It is impossible to stay still listening to their music! Expect macabre tales set to foot-stomping folk with a touch of cabaret!

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Funk and the Two Tone Baby

January 31 @ 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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+ Fishclaw

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February 2020

The Karpets

February 1 @ 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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The Karpets are an Inspiral Carpets tribute band, but a tribute band with a difference: their lead singer Tom Hingley was actually the lead singer with Inspiral Carpets from 1989-2011. Tom sang on all the Inspirals chart hits, including This is How it Feels, Saturn Five, Dragging Me Down, I Want You, She Comes in the Fall and all the songs on the bands four Major label albums – Life (1990) The Beast Inside (1991) Revenge of the Goldfish (1992)…

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Comedy Night

February 2 @ 7:00 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Featuring: Rob Deering, Huge Davies, Matt Hutson, Chris Betts

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Strawbs Acoustic

February 8 @ 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Strawbs return to the John Peel Centre on their 50th Anniversary Tour

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The Whole Shebang

February 14 @ 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Open Mic Night

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