Deptford X Festival 2017

The 18th annual Deptford X festival will consolidate and build on an ambitious new curatorial framework that we successfully piloted in 2016. At its heart are two programmes which together give the festival its unique character: Platform 2017, a set of five commissions for emerging artists in public spaces, and Fringe 2017, an expansive open programme of independent projects. Deptford X will also present a commissioned Special Project and a range of tours, talks and learning activities.

Festival programmes will take place over 10 days in a wide range of public sites and spaces; many projects will engage audiences in active and unexpected ways. 

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About Deptford X

Deptford X was launched in 1998 as a visual arts festival focused on public space in Deptford. It was an artist-led project rooted in Deptford’s thriving creative communities.

Deptford X became a registered charity in 2001 and is a not-for-profit organisation. It receives regular funding from Lewisham Council, project funding from Arts Council England and sponsorship from a range of partners. The lead sponsors for the 2017 festival are Anthology.

In addition to the funding sources listed above, none of which are guaranteed beyond a specific project or programme, we depend on donations to make our work possible. Please support Deptford X by making a one-off or regular donation. Your donations, however small, help us to survive and thrive.

DX Gallery & Event Space

In addition to our annual festival we produce and/or host a year-round programme of exhibitions, events, residencies, off-site projects and educational activities. Recent and current programme partners include School of the Damned, Art Action UK, Rice and Toye, Lewisham People’s Day,, SALT. Magazine and Deptford Anarchist Tapestry Association.

Please check back after the festival to find out what’s on.

Our event space is also available to hire.

Deptford X Newsletter


Patrick Henry

Deputy Director
Thea Smith

Festival Assitant: Communications and Volunteers
Nephertiti Schandorf

Festival Assistant: Programme Delivery
Hector Dyer

Additional Assistance
Lucy Cowling

Beth Bramich


Paul Canty (Chair)
Jade Coles
Mark Ellis
Helen Goodier
Ian Gouldstone
Laura Hensser
Astrid Kirchner
Maggie Learmonth
Gemma Rolls-Bentley

Festival design by

IYA Studio

Unit 3 Carriage Way
Deptford Market Yard
London, SE8 4BZ
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