What’s On at The John Peel Centre

Strike The Sun, Code Of Conduct, & KAVES @ John Peel Centre
A night celebrating three local bands, put together by local music lover Miles Row. The night will feature the following incredible artists: Strike The Sun Suffolk based female fronted 4 piece Alt-Rock band. 2016 saw[...]
Robert Castellani, Jon Hart & Maneli Janal @ John Peel Centre
Three world-class acoustic guitarists join us for a special night of virtuoso solo performances. Hailing from the UK and Iran/Canada, they bring a diverse and inspired array of influences into their playing to wow any[...]
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Half-term Halloween Havoc @ John Peel Centre
Join us for a morning of Halloween fun, crafts, & activities. Recommended for 5-11yrs (but all ages welcome) Crafts & activities inc: Halloween Masks Bats & Spiders Making Lanterns Ghoulish Jewellery Pegosaurus Shrunken Heads Children[...]
Tom McRae + Lisa Redford @ John Peel Centre
British singer-songwriter Tom McRae is one of the most respected songwriters in the world today, having released 6 critically acclaimed studio albums and three live recordings over the last 15 years, and he has just[...]
Stowmarket Lions Trad Jazz Nite @ John Peel Centre
Music by The Golden Eagle Jazz Band This nationally popular band, festivals, weddings, funerals, jazz clubs; play New Orleans jazz the way it was meant to be played, with a classic line-up, a raw and powerful[...]
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm
The Old Curiosity Shop @ John Peel Centre
Common Ground Theatre Company present: The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, adapted by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries Little Nell Trent lives with her devoted grandfather in his London shop, a magical place filled[...]
Lisbee Stainton + support @ John Peel Centre
Following the release of her fifth studio album ‘Then Up’ and subsequent UK tour earlier this year, the highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Lisbee Stainton has announced a run of acoustic shows for November 2017. Stainton will[...]
Justin Sullivan (New Model Army) - solo gig @ John Peel Centre
This November, Justin Sullivan, lead singer/guitarist and founding member of New Model Army will be playing a short series of low-key solo dates. Says JS – “I really enjoyed doing the Kidderminster solo gig earlier[...]
emerge - New Band Night @ John Peel Centre
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! If you are a band or artist looking[...]
Mighty Sands + Warm Winters + Sun Scream @ John Peel Centre
Proving that surf rock isn’t all about Dick Dale, Mighty Sands are a five-piece pizza band from Lisbon that blend colourful guitar sounds with simple but danceable rhythms along with early 70s keyboards and blinkin’-an-eye-to-psychedelia[...]
Son of Dave + Clare Free + Paolo Morena @ John Peel Centre
Son of Dave, the one and only harmonica and beatbox blues maverick is back for another season. Music For Cop Shows is classic S.o.D, loaded with instrumental hooks, original blues flavoured songs, irresistible grooves, and[...]
Reg Meuross + John Ward Trio @ John Peel Centre
2017 heralds a new solo album from Reg Meuross. Faraway People is a fresh collection of songs which comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the[...]
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Let's Bop! @ John Peel Centre
If you’re one of those people who used to love to get out on the dance floor on a night out, this could be for you! No complicated steps to learn just come and get into[...]
The Whole Shebang - Open Mic Night @ John Peel Centre
An 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,[...]
Red Butler + Paine County Outlaws + Hot Tramp @ John Peel Centre
Dynamic rock/blues band Red Butler return to the John Peel Centre in December due to popular demand after a very successful show earlier this year. Red Butler is fast making a name for itself across[...]
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm
Grace Petrie @ John Peel Centre
Grace Petrie is a folk singer and songwriter from Leicester, UK. She first exploded into the national consciousness in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new[...]
The Wedding Present: George Best 30th Anniversary Tour @ John Peel Centre
SOLD OUT! 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of George Best, The Wedding Present’s classic debut album. To celebrate this, the band will be playing the album as part of an 85 minute[...]
Dec 18 – Dec 20 all-day
Sherlock Holmes and The Hooded Lance @ John Peel Centre
Performances Mon 18th & Tues 19th 7.30pm; Weds 20th 4pm & 7.30pm Common Ground Theatre Company present: Sherlock Holmes and The Hooded Lance by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries from characters created by Arthur Conan[...]
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Vinyl Lounge @ John Peel Centre
Christmas Vinyl Party A fabulous night of sharing your vinyl. Vinyl: “Because life has background noise” – John Peel Dust off your singles, 12″, and LPs and bring them to the John Peel Centre to[...]
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm
Martin Simpson @ John Peel Centre
“Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste.” – Stephen Fearing The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to[...]