Meet the Team

Brockley Max relies on the time and goodwill of dozens of local residents, with a taskforce of volunteers to help sell raffle tickets, steward events, run workshops and generally keep things running.

Behind the scenes, the organising committee make sure the festival happens in the first place. We apply for funding, liaise with Lewisham Council to use public sites and organise the publicity and festival structure.

Here’s the team that makes it all happen.

Moira Tait

Moira Tait

Festival Director

Moira has lived in the area for 34 years and started Brockley Max in 2001 to provide opportunities for local artists to showcase their work. When not working on the festival, she’s a voice over artist, and lectures on archaeology in SE Asia and Europe.

Emma Prior

Emma Prior

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Emma has co-ordinated our volunteer programme for four years now. Originally from Spain,
she’s made Crofton Park her home with her son.

Jeffrey roberts

Jeff Roberts

Events Manager

A Brockley resident since 2006, Jeff serves as Brockley Max’s Events Manager. Working with Moira and the wider team, he supports the development of the annual programme by connecting talent and venues. As an urbanist, he is an advocate for better public realm with specific interests in parks, street markets, festivals, and temporary installations.

Rosemary Hattersley

Rosie Hattersley

Programme Designer

Rosie has been involved with the festival for the past ten years. A journalist, editor and teacher as well as a keen crafter, Rosie designs and puts together the Brockley Max programme each year.

Elisabetta Fumagalli


Art In The Park Organiser

Elisabetta has been living in Brockley for the past 27 years and has been involved with BM for 10 years.

Darren Debono

Darren Debono

Website Developer

Darren has been part of the Brockley Max team since 2015. An experienced software architect & developer, Darren started out by helping list events on the Brockley Max website, and has gone on to take a more active role in modernising the site.