The Craft of the Woods

Inspired by Kibbo Kift

  • Image : Kibbo Kift Kindred, men and boys on camp parade with totems, 1925

    Kibbo Kift Kindred, men and boys on camp parade with totems, 1925, Image courtesy of Kibbo Kift Foundation © Kibbo Kift Foundationdon

Past Event

This event was on Thu 10 Mar, 7pm

Join us for an evening of art, music and conversation exploring artistic responses to the utopian inter-war camping and campaign group.

Dr Annebella Pollen, co-curator of the current Archive Gallery exhibition, Intellectual Barbarians: The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift, introduces the work of creative practitioners who have found inspiration in Kibbo Kift Kindred ideas and imagery, and discusses their legacy with Judge Smith, co-writer of the 1976 Kibbo Kift musical.

About Judge Smith


Judge Smith, songwriter, composer, performer and author, has been making innovative, unusual and entertaining music since the late 1960s, when he co-founded the influential band Van der Graaf Generator. For the last forty years he has also been a Trustee of the Kibbo Kift Foundation, set up by surviving Kinsmen to act as guardian of the movement’s archives and memorabilia.