Award winning music, poetry, arts and film live events in and around Canterbury

About us

Free Range is an award-winning arts charity that presents adventurous music, film and dance events with a policy of free-entry*.

We are Canterbury’s best-kept secret. Since we began in 2012 we’ve delivered 226 extraordinary events and worked with over 1000 artists.

The purpose of adventurous culture is to help us see and hear familiar things in a new light. Cultivating an openness and curiosity toward difference is important in the world right now.

Free Range has helped to create a strong regional community of artists, audience members and organisations that care about adventurous culture. We do this through presenting genuinely independent cultural events of the highest quality in an informal, playful and provocative way with a policy of free entry.

Free Range events are for everyone.


Our purpose as a charity is to present free-entry high-quality adventurous culture to the people of East Kent. Like the NHS we are free at point of delivery but we rely on the donations of people who value our work.

Supporting Free Range is easy to do: if you'd like to help us to continue presenting extraordinary events that are free and accessible to all, just click the donate button above. 

You can also make a one-off donation via our Facebook page - which will cost us nothing in fees. 

You can also support our work by telling people about we do and sharing our posts on social media.

* The sharp-eyed among you will notice that we also offer some ticketed events with partners.  These special events tend to reach beyond what we could normally acheive by ourselves and backed by donations.   


Announcing our Autumn season!
Click Events to view the full line-up. 
More information to follow soon.

Our Variety Show & Open Mic continues every last Saturday of the month. 

FR#237 Valentin Clastrier / Evan Parker

Sat 08-10-22 8:00 pm 
Tickets: £1015

Gulbenkian Arts Centre
University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB

Enjoy the talents of two master musicians as they come together for this very special event. Valentine Clastrier, pioneer of the modern hurdy-gurdy, plays the UK for the first time in 20 years. Saxophonist Evan Parker has been described as "One of the music's greatest living instrumentalists".

FR#238 Free Women present: 2 sets

Thu 13-10-22 7:30 pm 

Fruitworks Coworking
1-2 Jewry Ln, Canterbury CT1 2NP

A concert of two sets each led by distinctive composer/performers who co-run a new group called Free Women. Featuring Maureen Wolloshin & Khabat Abas, and Anna Braithwaite & Phil Self
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