Charity fundraising is a long-standing Christmas tradition dating to Dickensian times. In just such a spirit we invite you to a range of Yuletide events with some of the proceeds going towards funding next year’s Brockley Max festival.   Brockley Christmas Market takes place down by Brockley station on Saturday 7th December from midday until…

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We’re approaching the end of November and have been plunged into the bitter cold of late autumn so it’s heartwarming to look back at the glorious sunshine and fantastic sense of community that was evident during this year’s Brockley Max festival. From the uplifting energy of the opening night street party down by Brockley station…

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Brockley Max has launched a fundraising campaign aimed at securing the well-loved festival’s future. Since forming 19 years ago the Brockley Max Festival has taken a corner of south-east London each June for a nine-day run. Brockley Max, run mostly by volunteers, started with just 12 events in 2001, and has expanded each year. In…

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Brockley Max pumpkin carving at Frightful Yarns fundraiser

On a dark and gloomy night around 50 hardy souls assembled to help ward off the threat of a nightmare yet to come: Frightful Yarns, held on Hallowe’en, was the first in a planned series of fundraising events aimed at staving off the wolves and steering our collectively cherished community festival back towards calmer shores.…

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Brockley Max is at serious risk of not running next year – or again – unless we can raise enough money to keep it going. Over the 18 years of its existence Brockley Max’s ethos has stayed the same: to celebrate our community’s creative talent, to stay accessible to everyone by keeping most of the events…

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Brockley Max film night Brockleywood Nights, 2011

Brockley Max is delighted to announce that one of our most popular events, Brockleywood Nights, is making a return at this year’s festival. Brockleywood Nights is an evening of short films screened on Hilly Fields. Film curator Declan McGill is currently looking for films to show on the night – Friday 3rd June. Declan says “The…

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Brockley Max 2015 is over for another year and what a great festival it was! We were blessed with the weather and the Art In The Park family day was the icing on the cake of our best ever festival. Thank you to all of you who came to events. Please let us know what you enjoyed…

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Brockley Max film night Brockleywood Nights, 2011

Friday night at Brockley Max is the perfect way to let your hair down. Get stuck in to the festival-themed Music Geek Monthly at The Ladywell Gallery from 7.30pm and share your thoughts about the latest albums and bands. Tell your fellow music aficionados why your favourite summer album is the best – and be prepared…

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Lewisham ArtHouse exhibition attendees

As you’d imagine, being a community arts festival, Brockley Max has plenty of arts and crafts events for you to get stuck into. There are several exhibitions running throughout the festival period including one at Beecroft Garden Primary School. The Beecroft Garden Art Show is a delightful retrospective of children’s art exploring colour, texture and light.…

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Crowd at Brockley Max Opening Night

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…

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