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How to put on an Event at Brockley Max in 2024

Brockley Max 2024 is happening from the  31st of May to the 8th of 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 1st and 2nd 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 are now closed for event submissions for 2024 but are sill open for Art In The Park. Scroll down.

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 need to confirm your event and submit your event form  by 26th 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 (

  • Then complete the Event Registration Form below.

  • 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.

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 & Art In The Park stages

Registration is now closed for the Opening Night on the 31st of May by Brockley Station  but still open Art In The Park on 8th June

If you are a musician, band, choir and dance group and you’d like to be on the bill, please complete this form with links to your live performances. Unfortunately, we cannot consider you without a link to a live performance.

We showcase a mix of up and coming and experienced performers from Lewisham and aim to be representative of our diverse community, so are particularly keen to showcase female and global majority performers as well as refugees and people seeking sanctuary.

Art In The Park 8th June  midday to 6pm Hilly Fields

The amazing family day where over 1000 members of our community enjoy an afternoon of music, children's arts, storytelling, food and bars, and a artists and makers craft fair.

We are currently crowdfundingfor this year's Art In The Park to take place  so please help us make this amazing event happen and check back here or on our socials for an update. Or sign up to our newsletter above.

If you are an artist or craftsperson and would like to have a stall, you can apply here;

If you are a food vendor, please email Louisa on

If you are a story teller and would like to take part, please sign up here:

Are you an art workshop leader and would like apply  to run a workshop between midday and 6pm  (children will be accompanied by their responsible adult) up to the age of 13 years. The workshops are drop-in during this time in the workshop marquee.  Please contact more information and an application form. Deadline for proposals is the 30th of April.



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 and Instagram 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 26th of March.

Ladywell Gallery Independent Film Festival