25th Anniversary Projects

Deptford X is 25!

2023 is Deptford X’s 25th anniversary and we have produced a book and exhibition for the occasion. In addition, we have partnered with London Community Video Archive, Sophie Chapman and Beth Bramich of Ditto Space, and Caravan Arts and Meet Me at The Albany to broaden the discussion around the histories and futures of creative practice and local communities in Deptford and the wider borough of Lewisham.



The anniversary book and exhibition are funded by Cockayne and London Community Foundation, and National Lottery Heritage Fund

Let's have a festival!

An archival exhibition looking back at 25 years of Deptford X festival. Featuring new work by Carl Gent

25 years of Deptford X / Uncertain times: A case history of a London Art Organisation

A publication reflecting on 25 years of Deptford X, authored by current Director, Nathalie Boobis. Including a printed art work by Holly Graham

Talking Deptford X

Join current Deptford X Director, Nathalie Boobis, Deptford X founding director, Reuben Thurnhill, and artists Carl Gent and Holly Graham as they discuss their memories, involvement and research into the history of Deptford X.

From Albany Video to The London Community Video Archive

An exhibition of Albany Video films showing at The Albany for the duration of Deptford X festival and a talk event happening on 14 October

Stories Across Borders

Interactive storytelling tour in a vintage caravan with older Lewisham residents and local artists and Deptford X alum, Bernadette Russell & Barbara Majek.

From then until now: Self-organising in Deptford and Lewisham

A two-part day event expanding on the context of Deptford X’s history programmed by Beth Bramich & Sophie Chapman of Ditto Space and London Community Video Archive