We are ‘chuffed to bits’ with regards to our collaboration with the John Peel Archive, the record library of one of the world’s most significant radio DJs (or let’s just say it properly: ‘the BEST EVER radio DJ!’).

The session will be 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. The 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 Peel and Pulp in a live interview with Jarvis. This will be followed by an uninterrupted vinyl replay of John’s personal copy of ‘Different Class’ – courtesy of the John Peel Archive – on an exquisite valve Audio Note UK audiophile hi-fi so that listeners will hear the album in a way they never have before. Needless to say, Mr. Peel kept his records in pristine condition and take it from us that his ‘filing system’ is a record collector’s dream.

The evening will close with a Q&A where attendees will have the opportunity to ask Jarvis their own questions. This event promises to be an immersive experience for the dedicated Peel and Pulp fan and will be an evening to remember.

Date and Time: Saturday, 6th June from 5 to 8 pm

Venue: John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET

Tickets: Seats have sold but we have £12 standing room only/restricted listening seats available here

Audio Menu: Cartridge, Turnrtable, Pre-Amplification, Power Amplification and cabling by Audio Note UK and Klipschorn Loudspeakers

Transport by train: 5 minute walk from Stowmarket Station on the Norwich route from London Liverpool Street Station

Transport by car: Off the A14 and more directions here


  1. this looks fun i will go with a couple of mates who are into the fall – classic album to be played in its entirety
    can’t miss that
    last year i visited the rough trade shop in london and ran into an interview taking place with a couple of the
    members from the band and the woman who kept reminding me of the kenny everett sketch ‘cupid stunt’
    when she kept crossing and uncrossing her legs , forget her name the bloke conducting the interview had a huge
    beer belly and helped out hanley when he dried up a few times but he punched way above his weight with his stories of playing the bass in such a legendary band. at times, the book signing resembled a thunderbirds convention and i had to laugh when the word ‘brains’ was mentioned as I took it to mean the puppet out of the thunder birds tv show!
    the smarmy interviewer even asked if the audience had girlfriends so they were on acerbic comedic form .


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