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Celebrating Community: Reflecting on the 2022 Deptford X Parade


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  • January 21 @ 11:00 am - February 5 @ 5:30 pm

We’re delighted to invite you to ‘Celebrating Community: Reflecting on the 2022 Deptford X Parade’, an exhibition and series of workshops delivered in partnership the Migration Museum.


Migration Museum, Lewisham Shopping Centre
21 January – 5 February 2023
Preview: 4 – 7pm, Friday 20 January 2023

‘Celebrating Community’ displays costumes and photographs from the 2022 Deptford X Parade, ‘The Earth is a Beehive’ by Jelili Atiku. Atiku is a Nigerian artist and activist, who was commissioned to produce a processional performance for the final day of Deptford X Festival 2022. Atiku collaborated with children from Lewisham schools; Edmund Waller Primary School, Turnham Academy, Watergate School, as well as Woodpecker Youth Group, to produce a spectacular parade around Deptford that drew on the complex histories of the borough and its people while celebrating the rich heritages and collectivity that persist in the present day.

The exhibition is an opportunity to see a film and photographs of the parade; Atiku’s costume; and to discover more about the ideas behind Aitku’s work. It is a family-friendly exhibition that includes collage workshops for children that celebrate what it means to live in Lewisham borough and be part of a diverse community.

Join us for the launch on Friday 21 January 2022 from 4-7pm.

Reserve your spaces at the launch and workshops by following the links below:

‘Celebrating Community’ Launch, Fri 20 Jan, 4 – 7pm

Free Family-Friendly Collage Workshop, Sat 28 Jan, 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30 – 3pm

Accessibility: The Migration Museum and Lewisham Shopping Centre are fully accessible for wheelchair users. If you have specific questions about access requirements, please contact Migration Museum at info@migrationmuseum.org or on 020 3488 4508 (during opening hours). If you or your child have access requirements or have any questions about access provisions, please email jessica@deptfordx.org.