John Hegley & Murphy's Law | John Peel Centre

John Hegley & Murphy’s Law

Friday 24 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
£10 Adv / £12 Otd
Box Office
01449 774 678
John Hegley & Murphy's Law @ John Peel Centre

The Mid-Suffolk Rural Branch of the Labour Party invites you to A Labour of Love

Performances by:
Renowned poet, comedian, musician & songwriter John Hegley
Local, independent folk rock band Murphy’s Lore (duo)

Mid Suffolk Rural Branch L.P. is donating 25% of the proceeds to Stowmarket Food Bank, and 25% to Bury St Edmunds Women’s Refuge.



I come to sing of trees and family, I come to speak of dogs and folk I come to try to love my neighbour, without labouring the joke in Suffolk.

The writer and performer John Hegley has been described as the Spike Milligan for our time, and as ‘awesomely mundane’ and ‘Comedy’s poet laureate’ by The Independent.

He was discovered in 1983 by John Peel as part of the band The Popticians, and now enjoys a cult following among fans of subversive comedy.

Glasses champion, his surreal poetry is often heard on BBC radio and widely performed ‘live’, often set to music that is played by the poet himself.


Lowestoft based Billy and Roop are members of Murphy’s Lore, one of the UK’s most established independent folk rock bands which has played extensively across the UK over the last decade.

Check out their CD “Outlore”


Please note that this is a seated event.


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.

Adv = Advance; Otd = On the door. Advance tickets can be purchased through our ticket partner, (subject to a 10% booking fee), or direct from our Box Office (no booking fee). Advance booking closes at 6pm on the day of the event unless stated above. All events are standing unless stated above. If you have any specific requirements, we are more than happy to accommodate you, though it would help us if you could inform the box office prior to the event.