Brockley Max hurrah!

Brockley Max is over for another year and what a great festival it was! After an early downpour, who would have thought the sun would shine throughout Saturday’s Art In The Park family day? (We have some lost property so get in touch to claim it).

Thank you to all of you who came to events. Please let us know what you enjoyed as your comments all help towards future funding and planning.

If you took any photos we’d love to see them. Please post your photos on the Brockley Max 2014 Flickr group

Performers on stage at Brockley Max Art In The Park

A wonderful afternoon’s entertainment at Art In The Park
Photo: John Gaffen

Thank you to all the event organisers, performers and venues who put on shows. There was a great mix this year! Thanks to our sponsors – Bryan & Keegan, Brockley’s Rock, Jam Circus, Gently Elephant and Wetherspoon’s – and to all the advertisers and local businesses who gave raffle prizes, paid for listings and let us display posters and programmes. Thanks, too, to Brockley Central and alternativeSE4 and numerous local Twitter supporters.

Brockley Max would not have been possible without funding from the Lewisham Council, Awards For All Big Lottery Fund and the people in the wards of Brockley, Ladywell and Crofton Park who voted for Brockley Max at Assembly meetings and everyone who donated via Patchwork Presents.

I personally owe a huge debt to the organising committee who start work in September and who spend months writing funding applications, selling advertising, seeking sponsorship, writing press releases, designing the website and the programme, organising the Opening Night and Art In The Park and just about everything else! Also all the volunteers who delivered programmes, collected litter, took photographs, sold raffle tickets, erected and dismantled tents, fetched and carried and did the 101 jobs required to run such a big festival.

We’d love you to be involved next year. To find out one volunteer’s experience, see Jane’s blog at

Moira Tait, Festival Director