Community groups

Calling all community groups, schools, youth clubs, and more.


Deptford X are organising a monstrous procession to close this year’s Deptford X festival on Sunday 3 November 2019.

We are looking for groups and individuals to sign up to participate in the parade on Sunday 3 November. We want anybody and everybody to get involved. Bring your own carnival traditions or invent new ones! Join in free costume making workshops at the Deptford X project space and visit the Horniman Museum’s amazing collection of masks and costumes from around the world. All are welcome and participation is free.

In times like this, the monsters come to guide us through the change.
They come from all around the world whenever things get strange.

With fright’ning heads and clanging bells and furs and branches too,
they say goodbye to things gone past, and beckon in the new.

And this November, if you dare (no need to be afraid)
Please join the friendly monsters on their winter-time parade!

Apply here! (Online application form)
Read the Guidelines (Downloadable)

Parade Route: Check out the parade route here!

The Parade of Friendly Monsters is a project by artist producer Phoenix Fry in partnership with Deptford X

Key Dates: Costume-making workshops
28 Sept & 5, 12 Oct – at Deptford X, 9 Brookmill Road, SE8 4HL
20th, 27th Oct & 2nd Nov – at Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin St, Deptford, London SE8 4RJ

Join us for these drop-in sessions to design and make your masquerade costume. We’ll help you create a costume inspired by European, Asian, African and Caribbean traditions. Materials included. Free

Workshop spaces are limited to 40 people.