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Offset by vivid green exhibition – Rebecca Loweth

Performance by Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis

Six in conversation [sic] exhibition – Janie Harrison, penny d jones, Sian Jones, Ro Rogers, Ruth Sargeant and Philippa Sibert

Private View 11th March 5-7pm

with performance by Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis //

12th March 2pm Artist talks from Rebecca Loweth and Six in Conversation [sic] and performance by Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis

In Offset by Vivid Green, Rebecca Loweth has responded to local anecdotes about the history of Myndd Pencarreg where she lives in Wales.
Loweth explores the slippage between fact and fiction inherent in the re-telling of local histories and considers how the landscape is romanticised by these stories. She focuses in particular on stories she has heard in connection with the impact on the landscape of the area following the First World War.
Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis will be responding to Loweth’s film Offset by Vivid Green, through a performance that they will stage over the opening weekend of the exhibition.

SIX IN CONVERSATION [sic] came together around the time of the previous Women’s Day exhibition at Peppers. Taking part as individuals in a mixed show on that occasion, they are back to mark Women’s day in 2016, with their first exhibition together.
With a common language rooted in Abstraction, this conversation reflects differing perspectives and an exploration of ways of working apart from the more traditional modes of expression. It is a conversation that considers how each fits within contemporary art dialogue and is a catalyst for change and opportunity.
As a forum for supporting each other as women, and providing the encouragement to focus on their professional lives, this conversation is fundamentally reflective of the ethos of International Women’s Day.






 Friday, 28th November 2014


This group is touring nationally supporting guitarist/composer Dan Messore’s second release as  bandleader of ‘Indigo Kid’. The line up glistens with new cohorts. A hefty crew carve fresh musical ground through the wistful signature of Messore’s compositions. Harnessing the beautiful power of Gethin Jones (drums) and Calum Gourlay (bass) in the rhythm section, the fiercely talented lyricism of Gareth Lockrane (flutes) and Messore’s seemingly inexhaustible technique and spontaneous imagination. Contemporary jazz influenced by a broad pallet, beautiful compositions and melodic improvisations.




                Thursday,13th November 2014

“Diving into the space between the organised and the disorganised, Kit Downes (Mercury Music Award Nominee 2010, BBC Jazz Award Winner 2009, Troyka) pulls together the lyricism and big-beat of his favourite minimalists, the imagination and intensity of his favourite modern jazz composers, ballads from nearby circling ice-cream vans and his own light-footed approach to improvisation in this – his new ensemble. Kit (piano, organ and compositions) is joined by cellist Lucy Railton (curator and creator of London Contemporary Music Festival and Klammer Klang, performer with dancer Akram Kahn and composer Pauline Oliveros), forming a pairing that is at once both dark and detailed, colourful and contemplative.

Having studied together at the Royal Academy of Music, their paths continued to cross in London’s improvised/new-music scenes until Kit finally started writing for cello (vicariously living out his dream as a frustrated cellist), at which point this ensemble was formed. Performing music from their previous EP and forthcoming album ‘Tricko-Tareco’, the music is expansive in scope, sonically rich – and enjoys simple things put in unusual ways.”

“One of the finest pianists of his generation” Timeout MagazineKit Downes


Kit Downes –  Piano


Lucy Railton – Cello

James Maddren -Drums




Fishguard’s Progressive Supper 2014

Wednesday, 29th October

PEPPERS is happy to be apart of this ever popular event that is a real positive night for the town where many people and businesses come together to enjoy, food, drink and friendship.
The Progressive supper is not a new invention, year’s ago and still today, communities open their doors to friends and neighbours to sample a starter at one house, a main at another and puddings at another within a village or town. The community all get involved to sample home cooking, warm welcomes and to take time to enjoy one anothers company. Our Progressive supper builds on this idea by bringing people together to eat at local venues and to spend time socialising with one another and meeting new people.



Thursday, 30th October

We will be inviting people to meet the makers of 3 of the top local Micro Breweries in the area, Caffle Brewery, Seren and Bluestone to present their brew to you and discuss their ethos and process. Combining this with the Gourmet Pigs suppliers of local cheese we are in for a real treat with some great flavours going on, we are happy to be introducing this unique event to this years up and coming Fishguard Autumn festival.













Saturday, 18th October 2014


Winners of the 2013 Emerging Excellence award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Moonlight Saving Time combine bold improvisation with atmospheric grooves and world rhythms to create a unique sound in contemporary jazz. With influences ranging from Chick Corea to Massive Attack, the band offer a strikingly fresh take on established jazz repertoire, as well as thoughtful and melodic original compositions.

Led by vocalist Emily Wright (“terrifically talented” – The Telegraph) and featuring acclaimed trumpeter Nick Malcolm, Moonlight Saving Time’s debut EP was recently featured by Jez Nelson on BBC Radio 3’s “Jazz on 3”. The band have been receiving great critical acclaim for performances throughout the UK including Brecon, Cheltenham and Oxford jazz festivals, and recently played a sold-out show at London’s Pizza Express Jazz Club.

“music for the heart and the head” – London Jazz News      Moonlight Saving Time 2014 (high res)

“raw and unique” – Jacqui Dankwort

“Blew my mind” – Gilles Peterson




                                       ZOE GILBY & ANDY CHAMPION

                                           Saturday,  September 20th, 2014


Zoë Gilby is a jazz vocalist and songwriter that has been making a real impression on the jazz scene today. A repertoire starting with her compelling original compositions written with double bassist husband Andy Champion and performed by her highly accomplished band, guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Richard Brown. Her stockpile of music reaches a wide range of more contemporary material from composers such as Pink Floyd to Kate Bush. Also included are some superb interpretations of “The Great American Songbook”
Her influences include Carmen McRae, Sheila Jordan, Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell
Twice she has received touring support from Jazz Services and has performed with some of the UK top jazz musicians, including Jim Mullen Organ Trio, Dave Newton, Alan Barnes and Tony Faulkner.

 For this Saturdays concert Zoë has teamed up with her husband, the innovative and powerful double bassist Andy Champion for a voice and double bass duo. Inspired by the legendary Sheila Jordan, this exciting project has been taking audiences by storm throughout the UK and Europe and highlights her ingenuity in interpreting a lyric.







Friday, October 10th ,2014


Duski are a quintet composed of some of Wales’ finest improvising musicians playing the compositions of bandleader Aidan Thorne. The music is a mix of heavy groove and electronica with jazz overtones.

The band features:
Greg Sterland (saxophone)
Tom Ollendorf (guitars)
Paul Jones (synths and tape loops)
Mark O Connor (drums).