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May 2015

Film Flurry – Kirikou and the Sorceress

May 28
John Peel Centre,
Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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(U) 72mins This fanciful, animated feature from French artist and director Michel Ocelot is based on a popular folk tale from West Africa, and features an original score by acclaimed Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour. After Kirikou learns that his parents’ village is being threatened by a sorceress, he leaps into action to save the day. Kirikou encounters friends and foes along the way, including a monster who can drain waterfalls and lakes with his enormous thirst, and a wise man living…

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Michael Chapman & Bridget St John

May 29, Doors open 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre,
Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Two stunning performers, one great musical evening. The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts has been nurturing and developing opportunities for local, and international artists across the creative arts since 2010, and has become a much beloved facility in Stowmarket. Its iconic namesake is never too far from the teams mind, and whilst the centre is still passionate about promoting and showcasing new talent, as John Peel did, there is always room for nostalgia, especially when it’s of the musical…

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2nd Festival of Suffolk Poetry

May 30
John Peel Centre,
Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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See Suffolk Poetry Society’s website for details: http://suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/content/2nd-festival-suffolk-poetry-news

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June 2015
£6

The Mirror Trap

June 3, Doors open 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre,
Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Hot from supporting Placebo, The Mirror Trap are now embarking on their own tour and promoting their latest EP The Silent Men. The Mirror Trap, from Dundee, won over audiences up and down the country with one reviewer describing their sound as a mix of the Pixies and Placebo with some punkier, snappier tracks. “Rabble rousing indie rockers The Mirror Trap unite the political passion of Billy Bragg with the angular chops of Franz Ferdinand to create razor-sharp, soapbox post-punk”. –…

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Ceilidh – Valiant Dance Band

June 5, Doors open 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre,
Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Come and ‘Swing Your Partner’, ‘Dosey Do’ and ‘Strip the Willow’ to a distinctive new English Ceilidh Band from the Eastern Counties. With dance instructions from an exuberant young caller Liam Robinson, who is currently creating waves on the national folk festival scene. Buy Tickets On-Line

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Classic Album Sundays on Audio Note – Different Class with Jarvis Cocker

June 6, Doors open 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre,
Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Classic Album Sundays on Audio Note Hosted at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket, just a few miles from Peel Acres where John Peel broadcast his weekly BBC Radio 1 programme. This session will revolve around an artist and an album which John Peel supported and ‘broke’ on his radio show. On Saturday, the 6th June we will feature Pulp ‘Different Class’ (celebrating its 20th anniversary this year!) with our special guest Jarvis Cocker. CAS founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy will discuss…

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Rozi Plain – Mapped Out

June 12, Doors open 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre,
Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Rozi Plain has been making music since her brother taught her a few chords on the guitar aged 13. Raised in Winchester, she spent a few years studying art and painting boats in Bristol, where she began collaborating with long-term collaborators Kate Stables and Rachael Dadd among many others on a thriving local scene. It was there that she made her first two albums, 2008’s Inside Over Here and 2012’s Joined Sometimes Unjoined, each works of deliciously sad and beautiful…

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Walking on Sunshine (12A)

June 13, Doors open 2:30 pm
John Peel Centre,
Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Film afternoon in association with The Befriending Scheme

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Banned – Guides Showcase

June 20, Doors open 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre,
Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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A fun filled evening of music featuring local bands – Girlguiding UK Buy Tickets On-Line

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July 2015
£12

Ezra Furman

July 9, Doors open 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre,
Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Good times for EZRA FURMAN. With his new album Perpetual Motion People due for release 6th July on Bella Union, and soon to arrive in the UK for two intimate headline shows, both of which sold out within hours, next week will also see him make his debut appearance on Later with Jools Holland. In other news, alongside his festival appearances at Latitude, Port Eliot and Standon Calling, Ezra has announced a run of five regional UK shows in July. Ezra’s new single ‘Lousy Connection’ recently premiering…

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