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How to put on an Event at Brockley Max 2023

Applications for events are now closed. You can still apply for the Opening Night or have a stall at Art Mart at The Max.

Brockley Max 2023 is happening from the  2nd to the 10th June. Our festival takes place in Brockley, Ladywell, Honor Oak and Crofton Park and is open to anyone to apply to hold an event during the festival. You'll be included in 10,000 programmes and on our website, so if you want to hold a live music event, art exhibition, a play, comedy, dance, workshop,  children's event, film night, or anything else which is creative, we'd love for it to be part of the festival programme. Full details of how to apply are below,

If you are a band or musician we would love you to play in your front garden or on the street over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th June.

If you are a refugee or migrant artist, musician or storyteller we want to hear from you, so please sign up for our mailing list and contact

Check out the information below will give you some idea of what's required to put on events or contact our event co-ordinator June, on


We aim to bring you the full range of music, theatre, poetry and comedy events as well as inviting you and your families to get involved in creative challenges and show them off to the wider community.

If you are thinking of holding an online event, you will need to consider how you are going to do this - which platform will you use, whether people need to log on etc.

If you have an idea for an outdoor event, its worth considering your front garden, or the green space in front of our churches, pub gardens or even our community gardens. Don't forget to contact the landowner for permission.

For indoor events, you will need to contact the venue and see if they are willing to agree to or help organise an event .

You will need to confirm submit your event by 31st March. You can find a venue from our  Venue Directory Here on our website.

How to put on an event:

  • Choose a venue from the Venue Directory (this is not exhaustive)

  • Contact the venue and agree on a time and date or talk to June at

  • Write a description of your event including whether it’s suitable for children the time, date and cost of attending. (If you are intending to charge, you must speak to us first (

  • If you have an image, you can upload it on to the form. You must label it with the name of your event and the date of your event.

  • Then complete the Event Registration Form below.

Don't forget to also, sign up for our Newsletter to be kept up-to-date with the festival's plans.

TavJam at the Ladywell Tavern
Children's Activities at Art In The Park

Taking part in our Opening Night

Registration for the Opening Night on the 2nd of  June is now open. If you’d like to be on the bill , please complete this form with links to your live performances. We cannot consider you without a link to a live performance.


We are crowdfunding for the event so please donate if you can!

Having a Stall at the Craft Fair on the 10th June

The Brockley Max Craft Fair is on 10th June from 2pm to 6pm in the front garden at St Peter's Church, Wickham Road, SE4. If you an artist or craftsperson and would like a stall, applications are now open. Please click on the link.



Assuming your event is accepted, we’ll include it in our downloadable pdf festival programme and on the listings page of our website. If you’ve got a photo of your event/band/artwork etc please attach it to your events form (labelled with event title & date of your event) so we can publicise your event. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr and also send our regular email newsletters about Brockley Max events – so it’s well worth connecting with us on social media and tweeting about Brockley Max and your involvement in it.

Jumble - theatrical performance of a comedy of characters


Some venues are likely to be putting on events of their own during Brockley Max, so it’s important that you get in touch with them as soon as possible to find out whether you can play or perform there. We’d like your event as soon as possible but the final deadline is the 31st of March.

Ladywell Gallery Independent Film Festival