The Brockley Max festival opened with a bang last night with hundreds of people enjoying the fantastic live performances organised by Ben Swan and Richard Swan and introduced by our inimitable MC Dre – who even took a turn on the keyboards when guitarist and singer Yasu invited other musicians to jam along with him.
Other brilliant acts included The Hitmen, Las Pachas, Hummy Mummies choir and Lewisham rapper Koder – whose sizable following turned out in force, as you can see from the photo – and our brilliant headline act, reggae artist Ras Keith.
There’s more music this weekend with different acts each night at The Ladywell Tavern, which is running a local music showcase throughout Brockley Max and has teamed up with Brockley Brewery to host the Brockley Brewery Beer and Music Festival.
For a more refined experience, head to St Hilda’s Church Hall where Neighhourhood Concerts perform Afternoon Tea At The Opera. The free event (donations welcome) is ideal for families, starts at 3.30pm and features lots of opera favourites.
At The Talbot you can go back to the 1970s on Saturday night with Bazooka Jo’s classic disco tunes – retro disco dress is encouraged – and enjoy a mellow Sunday afternoon from 3pm to 5pm with the sax-led jazz quartet Atmos.