John Peel Archive

6th October 2012
10th November 2012



Norwich Arts Centre

Saturday 6th October-Saturday 10th November

10am-6pm free entry

As part of Norwich Sound & Vision, the exhibition space at the Norwich Arts Centre will feature work from the project team behind the John Peel Archive, with original photography by Dave Guttridge and video installations from Dan Tombs celebrating music from the initial 100 records of each letter being made available online as part of

“With the help and support of John’s family, we have been taking the first steps in making John’s amazing record collection available through an interactive online archive. This exhibition showcases photos taken in John’s home studio and record rooms during the archive process, along with selected album sleeves and some of the many ‘extras’ found inside the record sleeves.

Each week we have released details of the first 100 records from each letter of the alphabet, along with John’s accompanying hand-typed cards, asterisk ratings and notes. John’s wife Sheila has selected a featured artist from each letter for which we have produced short documentary films. In addition, we have selected one particularly interesting record from each letter to take an in-depth look at in our ‘Hidden Gems’ blog.”

The John Peel Archive is featured on The Space – an Arts Council funded and BBC supported digital arts service that has been running since May 2012.




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