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 achieve by ourselves and backed by donations.   


Free Range is back every Thursday from 23/03/22. 
View our full spring programme here

FR#250 What use is art in a climate crisis?

Thu 20-04-23 7:00 pm 

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

In advance of Earth Day (22nd April) Free Range has teamed up with Extinction Rebellion Canterbury for an experiment in art activism. Local environmental groups have been invited to work with artists from the Free Range community to try new ways of communicating their messages and values. What will happen when groups such as Friends of the Earth and The Repair Cafe work with a puppeteer or dancer or musician or poet? What role can creative practice play in climate activism? This is a celebration of local environmental activism and adventurous culture.

FR#251 Dau | Tony Westcliff

Thu 27-04-23 7:00 pm 

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

Dau (Phil Self, performing with James Gow) makes ambient drone with acoustic instrumentation in real-time. Supporting, with seedy and satirical acid britpop, is Margate's day-glo Bob Smith, Tony Westcliff.
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