Friday, July 19, 2013

Deptford weekend at the South Bank's Festival of Neighbourhood

Friday 26th July – Sunday 28th July

Deptford is the focus of next weekend at the Royal Festival Hall, with many local organisations and artists taking part in performances, an art exhibition and an Ideas Market.

10am-10pm: 8 Minutes From Here
Showcasing work by artists from Deptford studios
10am-10pm: The Deptford Anchor
Visit a replica of the Deptford Anchor by artist Laura X Carlé and leave your thoughts!
11am-5pm: My Deptford Hub
Bookswap, photographs, Deptford memories, workshop by Feed&Read
1-3pm: Deptford Market of Ideas
Deptford's creative organisations set up their stalls (also featuring The Lenox Project who want to build a replica 17th century ship at Convoys Wharf).

1pm: local band Squeaky Gate
5.30pm: Midi Music Co present music from Fiscal Drips and Southpaw

11am-12noon: Family storytelling workshops with MakeBelieve Arts
12.30-1.30pm: Family dance workshops with Trinity Laban
2pm-3pm: Family theatre workshops with Montage Theatre Arts
4pm: Heart n'Soul present music from Radical Raccoons
5pm: The Albany's Undercover Youth Theatre Co present When It's Night Time
6.30pm: Deptford Calling, featuring music, spoken word and poetry from Apples and Snakes, Spread the Word, Entelechy Arts and the Albany Uncover Young Music Company. Compered by poet Jacob Sam-La Rose

11am-5pm: Deptford X artist Bernadette Russell responded to the 2011 UK riots by doing kind acts for strangers. Come and find her in The Clore Ballroom with 366 balloons and find out how you can help spread the kindness
11am-5pm: Ben Parry and Jacques Chauchat's sonic junk street machine (see video below, shot at Deptford X 2010)

Neighbours: The Albany, Apples & Snakes, APT Gallery, ArtMongers, Cockpit Arts, Deptford Lounge, Deptford X, Entelechy Arts, Feed & Read, Heart n'Soul, Lewisham Arthouse, Lewisham Education Arts Network, Make Believe Arts, Montage Theatre Arts, Midi Music Company, Spread the Word, Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, Trinity Laban...

See My Deptford/Southbank Centre.


  1. A replica of the anchor? What's it made of? I don't think it will work unless it's very heavy.

  2. I don't know, but I never heard about this before now, some communication problems, shurely? How can it represent Deptford if half of Deptford hasn't heard about it in advance and had a chance to contribute?

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