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

2021 update

Due to Covid-19 and restrictions around gathering and social distancing the parade will be postponed this year. We hope to bring the parade back in 2022.

In the meantime, if you are from a school or a parent/guardian of young adults aged 15-19, we have a free online ‘art school’ project led by South London based artist and poet, Tyreis Holder. More information on this can be found here.


2020 update

All Deptford X festival activity will be suspended until further notice.


Deptford X parade will be returning for 2020 and we are looking to work with you to plan the parade and select a lead artist! If you are interested in joining a community parade committee, as an individual, or as a representative of a local group, please get in touch with us by email:

If you are interested in joining in but not organising, we also want to hear from you! Please send us an email on:

If you are from a school and would like your school group to participate or you are interested in a schools day tour of the festival please email with the subject: Schools 

‘A Parade of Friendly Monsters’ by Phoenix Fry and Deptford X, 2019, Photo by Tim Bowditch

Parade 2019