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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.

Donating

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

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* 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.   

News

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#239 Léonore Boulanger | Howie Reeve

Thu 20-10-22 7:30 pm 

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

The extraordinary avant-folk chanteuse, Léonore Boulanger, brings her band to the UK supported by wise and wonky Glaswegian songwriter and bassist, Howie Reeve.

FR#240 Halloween Tales: audience stories of their ancestors with musical accompaniment

Thu 27-10-22 7:30 pm 

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

The audience are invited to tell tales of the dead: stories about people we’ve lost who were important to us. In the spirit of celebrating our ancestors at a time when traditionally the veil between the living and the dead is at it's thinnest (Day of the Dead, All Saints Day, Halloween, Samhain), this event brings together audience storytelling with live musical accompaniment.
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