A Parade of Friendly Monsters- a new community-led closing parade for 2019.

Across the world, humans have created masquerade traditions that are both beautiful and startling. Whenever there’s the need for communities to process and incorporate a significant change, we turn ourselves into monsters, animals and spirits.

On Sunday 3 November 2019 – perhaps days after a Halloween Brexit – we invite everyone and anyone to take part in an extraordinary masquerade parade through the streets of Deptford, witnessed by hundreds of their friends and neighbours watching agog.

A whirlwind of fur, feathers, horns, drones, drums, pompoms, bears, bagpipes, sequins, leather, lions and bells. This is the closing event for Deptford X 2019.


A Parade of Friendly Monsters is a project by artist producer Phoenix Fry in partnership with Deptford X and funded by Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants.


Parade 2020