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John Peel Centre

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Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1ET
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The Caverners

The two-piece plays covers of the 1950s and 1960s hits by all the well-known artists.

Sat 29 Apr


Colour Of Noise

Colour Of Noise are a classic rock band from Brighton, England. They are steeped in the spirit of the late 60's British Blues Boom and early 70's Stadium Rock, but cannot escape the urge to deliver songs with a steam-powered intensity.

You might know guitarist Bruce John Dickinson (Little Angels, b.l.o.w), singer Matt Mitchell from his band Furyon.

The songs they write deal with issues of permanence, holding onto what is great in our lives (people and music), coming to terms with change (broken dreams, relationships) whilst trying to retain a sense of yourself in a mad world. More than anything else, they deal with escapism through Rock 'n' Roll.

The Noise they make is mostly powered by highly cranked vintage equipment. Not because they're that stuck on a principle, it just sounds better to their ears.

Supported by Painted Soul, a British alternative/rock band from Lowestoft, Suffolk. The band formed in mid 2014 and comprise of Cameron Taylor (Lead Vocals), Robby Hodgey (Guitars), Dominic Taylor (Drums), Adam Hearth (Guitars), and Charlie Tiffen (Bass Guitar).

These 5 experienced musicians have come together to create powerful and melodic rock, and do the thing they love the most. Influences include bands such as Rage Against The Machine and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Thu 25 May


Desert Mountain Tribe

This threesome from London, via Cologne, brings its own take on psychedelic-flavoured rock to the stage.

Sat 6 May



DOT Productions returns with a sparkling new stage adaptation of the Jane Austen classic 'Emma'.

Emma Woodhouse has the world at her fingertips. Life seems pretty good if a bit boring and so Emma decides to spice things up by taking on a protégé, Harriet Smith. Although determined never to marry herself, Emma immediately decides to find Harriet a husband and sets about playing Cupid with the village men. When her carefully laid plans unravel and lead to consequences she never expected, Emma learns life doesn't always go the way you want it to! With its imperfect yet charming heroine and unique view of relationships Emma is often seen as one of Jane Austen's most celebrated works. In this bicentennial year of Jane Austen, DOT Productions brings its renowned style to 'Emma', a comedy of manners that is sure to delight. Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Thu 14 Sep


Gig For Guy

The Makeshifts with 3 Cornered Wheel and guests

Soundtrack including Operation Rock and Oblivion (A Blast From The Past)

Profits going to the John Peel Centre.

Licensed Bar.

Sat 20 May


Mad Dog Mcrea

Mad Dog Mcrea

Devon band blending folk rock, gypsy jazz and bluegrass.

Fri 5 May


Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles On The Future (Work In Progress)

Red Shed is the third part in a trilogy that started with the multi award-winning shows Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed. Thomas returns to the place where he first started to perform in public, a red wooden shed in Wakefield, the Labour Club, to celebrate the club's 50th birthday and a political legacy that is still being felt deeply by the local community.

Fri 12 May


Nostalgia 2017

Bands performing will include (in no particular order): Subwoofer The Orangutans Intervention

Suffolk One Year 13 music gig This event is in aid of Autism Anglia.

Doors 7pm Tickets £3 in advance | £4 on the door

Please note that this event has not been organised by the John Peel Centre, and as such all aspects of it are the responsibility of the organisers who have hired the venue for this evening.

Fri 19 May


The Secret Garden

Spinning Wheel Theatre's charming and heart-warming adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's treasured children's novel, adapted and directed by Amy Wyllie.

Sun 28 May

£9.50 (£7.50)

Sharkmuffin + Off The Wall

Brooklynite duo influenced by everyone from nirvana to the Ronettes.

Sat 13 May


Solidarity - The Collectors

In aid of AJ's Legacy 60s, 70s, 80s Soul

Sat 15 Jul


Ub42 Europes Best Tribute To Ub40

UB42 bring their own brand of UB40 classics plus more to the JPC in Stowmarket. The band regularly play Ipswich to sell out venues and will be performing for the very first time in this unique venue in Stowmarket. Tickets in advance £10 or call/visit the venue for tickets. Doors at 7.30 to late.. a saturday night to remember for sure.

Sat 17 Jun


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