Welcome to Deptford X

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Deptford X Fest entertains the area of Surrey Quays.

Residents at Barratt London’s Greenland Place development were truly immersed in visual art this month with the return of Deptford X, London’s longest running contemporary arts festival.

The festival, which hosted group exhibitions, open studio tours, workshops and one-off performances across 50 diverse venues across Deptford aims to promote and celebrate contemporary visual art.

Deptford X, which has been running for the past 18 years, is said to have been born from Deptford’s creative community and “based on a belief in the limitless potential of the area” and has been running for the past 18 years.

Janette Parris, who was this year’s lead artist, said: “I like Deptford and live nearby and was involved with Deptford X last year, so I was really pleased when I was asked to be the lead artist for this year’s festival. I like people and my work is all about conversations and narrative, and trying even if you don’t succeed. I wanted a title that would reflect those themes, yet also enable other artists, using any media or concept, to take part and exhibit their work. It’s about place and it’s about Deptford, but equally Deptford could be a character, an old friend or an idea personified. At the end of the day, I thought what better way to spend your weekend than sitting down with a cup of tea and ‘Talking with Deptford’.”

Greenland Place, a collection of 562 one-bedroom suites and one, two and three-bedroom apartments is currently selling its penultimate phase, Helsinki Court. Located in a vibrant area currently undergoing major regeneration, Greenland Place is a fantastic development just moments from the River Thames.