SKEP ARTS – promoting adventurous cultural events in Cranbrook, Tenterden and the Kentish Marsh area. Music, film, poetry and theatre will be smuggled in. Local culture will be promoted and amplified to the wider world.

Recent shows

David Lance Callahan + Guests.  Ex-frontman of the Wolfhounds bringing apocalyptic British folk, Eastern psychedelia and stunning lyricism to Smallhythe

Ploughing the Salt Sea by Bev Lee Harling. 
A new solo music theatre show, drawing on Bev’s rich heritage of centuries old, fishing family roots

Vinyl Dust Up at Nightingale Cider Taproom ‘The Watch. Seving up a rare collection of 60s/70s Ska and Reggae singles after many years in storage

More on 'The Skep'

At the heart of Skep Arts is The Skep itself. A meeting place. A timber frame and Kent peg roof under which to plan and celebrate local arts and global culture. A humble barn with a ramshackle stage and welcoming wood burner that provides Skep Arts a spot to devise, plot and occasionally host artistic endeavours: music, theatre, film and spoken word.

Poet and songwriter Pete Green

Calvin Johnson

Washington songwriter, music producer and owner of the influential indie label K Records playing at our Words & Music at The Skep 2020.

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Stephanie Burt

Literary critic, poet and Professor of English at Harvard University recites at The Skep.