Deptford Literature Festival free bursary places for Lewisham residents

Free ticket offer – programme for adults 

We are offering a limited number of free tickets for the events at Deptford Literature Festival that require paid tickets – The Ordinary is Extraordinary with Leone Ross, Dissembling Nature with Jamie Hale, When The Tide Goes Out with Ella Frears and Inua Ellams’ R.A.P. Party. These spaces are offered to Lewisham residents who would like to attend this event but are on a low income or suffering from financial hardship,  for example:

– You are in receipt of Universal Credit, Job Seeker’s Allowance, disability benefit, income support or working tax credit
– You earn less than the London Living Wage of £11.05 per hour

We will also consider other situations not covered here, please explain in your email application.

Please email with the subject ‘Deptford Literature Festival Free Place request’ and include:

  • Your name;

  • Your address including postcode;

  • The Deptford Literature Festival event you would like to attend for free;

  • A brief paragraph of 2- 4 lines explaining your financial circumstances in relation to the criteria and why you would benefit from attending the event you’re applying for a place.

Please apply by Monday 14 February, 9am for your free place. We will let all applicants know the outcome of their application by Friday 25 February.

We expect to be oversubscribed for the free places we have available, so we might not be able to offer a free space to everyone who applies. The majority of Deptford Literature Festival events are free to attend so we hope if you are not successful in securing a free place at one of our three paid-for events, one of the other programme events will be of interest to you.

Free ticket offer – Children’s and Family Events 

If you are a Lewisham resident and would like to attend one of the children’s and family events with your child and are unable to afford the ticket price, please email with the name of the event and your address including postcode.

Published 25 January 2022