the range free free range was a monthly experimental open mic night run by william burroughs and kat peddie, on behalf of free range. the goal was to promote an adventurous approach to performance, from everyone and anyone who felt up for it, regardless of age/race/gender/skill level/performance ethos.
the event was originally hosted at the big drum in canterbury, which was a humble hare krishna community space, the event ran in this space for five month. the event was then moved to fond coffee, after the big drum was forced to close it’s doors, the event ran in this space for three months, i don’t feel that this venue felt as welcoming as the big drum, but i did find it interesting to host the event in the same room that Free Range host their core events, this offered an interesting dynamic and seemed to make performers feel more involved with Free Range as a whole. there was a one-off event run at floc taproom on the wincheap industrial estate, this was because will had been running the first bandit bazaar zine fair that day at floc taproom.
i hope that there is a new run of RANGE FREE FREE RANGE events run in the future, the concept offered a lot in terms of things that allign with my own personal values.
!!!THE RANGE FREE FREE RANGE HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED
!!THANKYOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED
!IT WAS A GOOD RUN
things that happend:
/space travel roleplay
/audience-conducted free jazz
/film archive collage
/virginia woolf opera
/live cooking by a 9-year-old
/attachment theory presentation
/live nativity (with child)
/dinosaurs who keep secrets
/deconstruction of “man”
/music that kills folk musicians
/atmospheric squirrel storytelling
/improvised doom metal
/conceptual drum instrument
/manic stage invasion
/mass evacuation to the quiet room