The Brockley Max 2019 Festival kicked off in style on Friday night with the Opening Night street party showcasing bands from across London and around the world.
Hundreds of locals met up on Foxberry Road (by Brockley Station) to listen to a wide range of music. From South East London rock and roll band Danny and the Moonlighters to local grime artists Koder and Yizzy; funk rock Man-Shaped Wolf and Jazz, Funk, Ska fusion band Thunk.
Brockley Max: Nine days of music, art and events
Brockley Max now turns into a nine day-festival of music, art and local events.
Local residents recovered from the Street Party at the grand opening of the new Crofton Park Railway Garden. Following nine weeks of landscaping works, the garden was officially opened by Gardener’s World landscape designer, Mark Lane.
Local artist exhibitions
Quaggy Printmakers is also having an exhibition of local screenprints and etchings in the tranquil setting of Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries Chapel. It’s open Saturday and Sunday both this weekend and next.
Meanwhile Lewisham Arthouse is having a member’s exhibition. Pears riffs on fractured conversations and features works by Arthouse members and their invited guest artists.
Brockley residents are learning more about the history of their local community thanks to talks by Crofton Park History at St Hilda’s Church.
Brockley Social Club is having an Astrology Of The Soul event; The Talbot is having its fourth annual summer party from 2pm to 9pm. This evening nostalgia and mid-life bitterness get a musical airing courtesy of Flatpack Husband who are playing at The Ladywell Tavern.
The Fox and Firkin is also launching Electric Watermelon, a new LGBT+ night for South London.
The rest of the week
Thanks to everybody who bought a raffle ticket to support Brockley Max. Raffle tickets to be in with a chance to win some brilliant prizes and it all helps Brockley Max, as the funds raised go towards funding the festival.
The raffle will be drawn at Art in the Park on 8th June 2019.