About Deptford X

Deptford X is London’s longest running contemporary visual arts festival. It was launched in 1998 as a free, annual, artist-led festival based in and around Deptford, South East London.

Now in its third decade, the festival has reinforced its aim to nurture the creativity on its doorstep through increasing opportunities to take part and presenting challenging and exciting art alongside some of the most creative talent living and working in the area.

Deptford X 2019 sees some changes to its structure with a core programme made up of Curated artists chosen by the festival director and Supported artists selected by open call. The festival’s uniquely unjuried Fringe programme remains and a community-led closing parade­—the Parade of Friendly Monsters—is another new addition.

All curated and supported venues are FREE, as is the majority of Fringe projects. Some might be ticketed but where this is the case it will be stated.