Parade of Friendly Monsters

We have funding of up to £600 for schools, community groups and arts organisations to take part in an extraordinary masquerade parade through the streets of Deptford.

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Posted: 10/04/2019

Across the world, we 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 – just days after Halloween – 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. Expect a whirlwind of masks, fur, feathers, lions, horns, drones, drums, pompoms, bears, sequins, leather and bells.

We have funding of up to £600 per group for schools, community groups and arts organisations to join the parade – please contact me at info@cinema-forever.co.uk for a chat.

This is the closing event for Deptford X 2019, and is funded by an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant.




FREE. Sunday 3 November 2019 

Start: 12noon in Fordham Park
. End: Deptford Market Yard

Come dressed in a mask and costume, and make some noise! Celebrate your own cultural heritage, or make something new and bold. Everybody is welcome. And if you’re part of a local community group, school, youth club or organisation, contact me now – we could help you do something big!
 Register at www.deptfordx.org/parade


Saturday 5 and 12 Oct: Deptford X, 9 Brookmill Rd

11am-3pm Sat 19 Oct, Sun 27 Oct & Sat 2 Nov: Deptford Lounge 

Join our free drop-in sessions to design and make your masked costume inspired by European, Asian, African and Caribbean traditions. All ages welcome, and our staff will help you think up an amazing costume. Materials are included.


Sat 19 Oct / Sat 2 Nov. 11am-12.30pm

Horniman Museum, Forest Hill

FREE. Get inspiration at the Horniman’s family-friendly workshops exploring the Horniman Museum’s hands-on collection of masks and costumes from around the world. Suitable for all ages. Workshop info

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