Deptford Stories, an arts festival celebrating the lives and legends of Deptford will launch on Friday 31st October & Saturday 1st November. It will then continue until 16th November by appointment only. Bringing together art, theatre, music and history of the past, present and future of Anthology Deptford Foundry, the festival will take place in the empty warehouses and workshops of the former site of Arklow Road Trading Estate.
Curated by experimental arts space, Harts Lane Studios, and produced by Greenspace on behalf of Anthology; Deptford Stories will be an eclectic array of mixed-media installations, sculpture, prints, light displays, textiles and tiling. From James Capper and Katie Surridge’s imposing industrial and structural pieces to Cedric Christie’s iconic light-boxes and Margot Sanders’ site-specific painting portraying the frail beauty of human bonds, the artwork is varied and engaging. The event is organized in collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London.
On until 16th Novermber 2014.
Saturday 15th, 2-4pm
Sunday 16th, 2-4pm
Artists: Melissa Alley | Hermione Allsopp | Victoria Arney | Vanya Balogh | Clive Burton | James Capper | Edward Chell | Cedric Christie | Carla Cruz | Alex Culshaw | Mikey Georgeson | Lauri Hopkins | May Yeonok Jang | Caroline Lambard | Teresa Leung | Amanda Loomes | Holly Owen | Matt Parsons | David Redfern | Sam Risley | Ellen Camilla Rose | Pascal Rousson | Paul Sakoilsky | Margot Sanders | Katie Surridge | Paul Tecklenberg | Oscar Tornincasa | Paul Tucker | Tisna Westerhof | Rosalie Woods
Liam Fleming’s immersive-theatre group, In(ep)trepid, will be performing throughout the weekend. On Friday evening they will perform a re-enactment of Christopher Marlowe’s last night, who was rumoured to have died in Deptford. A surprise finale will follow at 8.30pm. There will also be a soundscape over the course of the two days where you can experience the sounds of the old foundry, complete with sound bites from George Arthur, a local man who worked on the site in the 1960s.
Music: Lit FM (Friday) https://www.facebook.com/litfmmusic?fref=ts
JD and The Longfellows (Saturday) https://www.facebook.com/JDandtheLongfellows?fref=ts
Booty Swing (Saturday) https://www.facebook.com/swingingbooties?fref=ts
Food and drink: Pig&Rig https://www.facebook.com/pigandriguk?fref=ts
The Brockley Brewery https://www.facebook.com/BrockleyBrewery?fref=nf
The Black Cab Coffee Co. https://www.facebook.com/BlackCabCoffee?fref=ts
Grilleas Fogg https://www.facebook.com/grilleasfogg?fref=ts
Produced by Greenspace on behalf of Anthology