Deptford X 2022

16th to 25th September

This year’s Deptford X celebrates the foundations of the festival’s beginnings with a focus on the longstanding Fringe of projects by artists local to Deptford, concentrated around Deptford High Street.

A supporting programme of seven festival commissions is curated by Jareh Das and brings to Deptford a distinct intergeneration of artists united by an exploration of diasporic culture and heritage; private and communal spaces; and therapeutic and healing practices.

These include a celebratory parade, that draws on elements of migration, trade and local markets, led by Jelili Atiku with children and young people from the Borough of Lewisham.

This year the festival also features a music event in the form of a day party; Deptford X Live , with musical and conversational contributions from Shakedown (Gin, Black Obsidian Sound System and Ash Walker) and Nzinga Soundz, featuring Aisha from Brazilian DJ duo Aisha and Yaminah.

We invite you to spend time in Deptford and experience the possibilities and reflections embodied in the art here.


Visitor Information 

Festival Hub
Arch 2, Deptford Market Yard, Deptford High St, SE8 4BX

Opening Times
12pm – 6pm, Sat 17 – Sun 25 Sep (closed Mon 19)
Late openings with bar at festival hub: 6 – 9pm, Fridays 16 & 23 Sep.

Festival Tours
12pm & 3pm daily from the festival hub

Download the festival map


We would like to thank the following partners for their support with Deptford X Festival 2022:



Funded by:

Arts Council England
Lewisham Council
National Lottery Heritage Fund with thanks to National Lottery players
We Are Lewisham

Lewisham Creative Change Fund
Sir William Boreman’s Trust


Image credit: Jelili Atiku, Festival of the Earth (Alaraagbo XII) (2018). Processional performance, mixed media installation. Dimensions variable. Exhibition view: The Planetary Garden. Cultivating Coexistence, Manifesta 12, Palermo (16 June–4 November 2018). Courtesy the artist and Manifesta 12. Photo: Francesco Bellina.

Fringe Projects