Jim Carey Cornell performs Neon Guitar Stories

Kicking off what would have been the Opening Night of Brockley Max 2020, Jim Carey Cornell will be playing a live gig from 7pm on Friday 29th May. The gig, Neon Guitar Stories, will include a concoction of original songs and cover versions from local singer-songwriter-guitarist Jim Carey Connell. Expect flourishes of acoustic guitar, poetic…

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SELFolk Orchestra recorded instruments in isolation and tracks were then mixed together for the V Project

When the call went out a few days ago that we’d be showcasing performances by SE London locals during what should have been Brockley Max 2020 we received a flurry of fantastic emails. Here’s a selection of prerecorded performances you can enjoy at any time. Great Beecroft Singalong Here’s something truly uplifting: the community of Beecroft…

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Brockley Max 2019 Opening Party

This Friday would have seen the Opening Night of this year’s Brockley Max Festival. Since we can’t come together at the moment to sing, dance and make music, we’ve decided to share the creative endeavours of local artists, musicians, makers and performers here on our website and on social media. First up, to conjure up…

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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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Join us on Halloween, (31st October) at 7.30pm, for the first of a series of events to raise funds for the Brockley Max festival and to celebrate the launch of our Save Brockley Max campaign. Held upstairs at the Honor Oak pub; Frightful Yarns is an evening of ghostly tales, horrorful stories and frightful fiction! The event…

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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 2019 Opening Party

As well as a range of pre-recorded musical performances you can explore, there’s plenty of live events taking place during the Brockley Max Festival period. Daily at 8pm: Luke Wright – live on Twitter Celebrated poet Luke Wright co-headlined a fantastic sold out fundraiser for Brockley Max alongside satirical cartoonist back in February. Ever since…

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Tap your toes and stamp your feet, even dance a jig. You’re guaranteed a great time if you come along to our penultimate fundraising event. Tickets are now onsale for this fun and fast-paced folk and blues night helping #SaveBrockleyMax. For just £5 you can enjoy an evening with the amazing SelFolk Orchestra who play…

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The DreZone

Brockley Max’s programme of fundraising events continues with three fantastic events in March. First up is the Funkin’ Fundraiser for Brockley Max – a boogietastic night of dancing on Friday 6th March at fab local pub and music venue The Fox & Firkin. Entry costs just £5. DJ Giles Frampton, aka mrTidy, regularly DJs around…

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Hot on the heels of our sold out Martin Rowson and Luke Wright event next week we’re delighted to announce details of another fantastic Brockley Max fundraising event. Sing For Brockley Max is a low-key version of La La Piano Bar’s rousing singalong nights, perfect for those who may have felt a little shy of…

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Tickets for our fundraising night at The Chandos on Tuesday 4th February are nearly all gone – so grab yours while you can! The event, The State We’re In, combines topical satire and poetry and is a double header with The Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson and renowned poet Luke Wright. Martin says: ‘We’ve been cursed…

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Inside the Magical Marquee of Making at Art In The Park 2019

Shopping at your local branch of Tesco could help towards the funding for this year’s Brockley Max Art In The Park family day. Brockley Max non-profit organisation Max Media Arts is one of three organisations currently vying for customers’ endorsements at branches of Tesco in Lewisham borough through its Bags Of Help scheme. Throughout January,…

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The Lying King: Martin Rowson and Luke Wright assess the state of the nation

Join satirical artist Martin Rowson and poet Luke Wright on 4th February for an evening of satire, cartoons and performance poetry – all in a good cause! Venue: The Chandos pub, Brockley Rise Date: Tuesday 4th February Time: 7.30pm to 10.30pm Tickets: £10 from Eventbrite We’ve been cursed – by those malevolent, mediocre and cack-handed…

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