What is Brockley Max?

Brockley Max is a nine-day community arts festival celebrating local talent. It takes place in lots of different venues across Brockley, Ladywell, Crofton Park and Honor Oak and is a non-profit festival that everyone can attend and be part of.

Felix Fables gig

Felix Fables play folk rock ‘n’ roll
Photo: Felix Fables

Brockley Max is held the first week in June each year. Brockley Max Opening Night will take place on the first Friday of the festival from 4pm to 10.30pm by Brockley station and features live bands, singers and dance performances.  This vibrant, open-air concert, with an audience of up to 400 in previous years, always gets the party started!

The fianl day of the festival is our Art In The Park family day, based in Hilly Fields, in the middle of Brockley. From midday until 6pm the area close to the Hilly Fields stone circle is given over to children’s creative workshops and a live stage with dance and musical performances. You’ll also find a craft market, food stalls and a bar.

In between there over 70 events each year, all organised by the community so if there’s something you’d like to see, why not put yourself forward to host it? We’re particularly keen on events that are free to attend and ones that the whole family can take part in.

Music nights, poetry readings, art installations and collaborative projects, dance workshops, film nights, talks, street theatre, interactive games and craft events have all featured in previous Brockley Max festivals.

How to get involved

Simply come up with an event idea and apply to present it as part of the festival.  Details are here: It includes details of venues that may be able to host your event. There’s also a list of local venues here.

If you’ve got a venue in the Brockley, New Cross, Crofton Park, Honor Oak or Ladywell area and are keen to be involved with this year’s Brockley Max, email events@brockleymax.co.uk to let us know. We’ll add your venue to our list.

Once you’ve submitted your event to us, we’ll add it to the festival programme, include it on the Brockley Max website and tell everyone about it on Facebook and Twitter too.

 

Volunteering at Brockley Max

Brockley Max depends on the time and efforts of local people. We particularly need volunteers to help with setup and stewarding at the Opening Night and at Art In The Park. If you’re able to assist in any way, please email volunteer@brockleymax.co.uk. We’d love to hear from you.

Volunteer at Brockley Max 2014

Volunteer at Brockley Max 

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