Grace Petrie + support

Saturday 2 December, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
£10 Adv || £12 Otd
Box Office
01449 774 678
Grace Petrie + support @ 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 wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then, she has written, recorded and toured relentlessly in the UK and North America. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered have won over audiences everywhere, and she has quietly become one of the UK’s most respected and prolific songwriters working today.

“A powerful new songwriting voice” – The Guardian
“One to watch” – The Independent on Sunday’s Pink List of influential LGBT figures
“Breathtakingly eloquent” – Dorian Lynskey, author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute
“She stole the show” – Billy Bragg


Support from Jess Kemp and Matt Annis.

Bursting onto the local spoken-word scene in 2016, Jess Kemp delivers her feisty, witty and thought-provoking poetry in a uniquely engaging and naturally conversational style. Following a number of storming sets at this Summer’s festivals, Jess is one of East Anglia’s hidden gems in the UK performance poetry pantheon.

Matt Annis is an emerging Suffolk poet with a broad mixture of styles, ranging from introspective and emotive to quirky and humorous. Winner of the 2016 Student New Angle Prize, and editor of the University of Suffolk’s 2017 poetry anthology ‘Unfolding Voices’, Matt has also been published in a number of anthologies by Anchor Books and Forward Poetry. Now in his final year at university, Matt continues to perform his darkly playful poetry at festivals, spoken word events, and open mics.


Licensed bar.

Please note that this will be a seated gig, with seats unallocated. All have a good view.

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