Brockley Acoustic at The Deli, July 10th

Friday 10th July from 8.30pm. Free entry.

Phoebe writes:

Following the lovely time we had last month we continue with the next Brockley Acoustic night - an intimate candlelit live music night featuring original music from local artists and beyond.

A very special line up for you this month...

Penniless Cove will be singing brand new acoustic songs of apathy, a solo Phoebe set with a guitarlele.  Penniless Cove perform dark quirky pop folk, songs that tell tales of everyday life… details that are often forgotten.

Adrian Johnson has lived 2 doors down from me for years now, and we finally get to play together!!! You do not want to miss the intricate songs of this enchanting performer.

Pandorasdiary is a world folk duo based in London, with Sarah on guitar and vocals and Maya on flute and bvs.

Festival in the Forest

Corin writes:

Hello all, This Sunday Devonshire Road Nature Reserve is hosting a family friendly music festival. If you know The Reserve you'll know how deceptively large, peaceful and safe it is. If you don't, come on down, and find out!

The live music covers most flavours of country: traditional, bluegrass, acoustic and rock. Food and drink will be available. Tickets are available here or you can pay on the door. Hope to see you there!

Beecroft Summer Fair 2015

Pink Sinks

Local artist Lionel Stanhope has been given permission to paint over the giant pink hoardings of Crofton Park and plans a hoarding-painting party in July. If you're an artist and would like to get involved, hit him up on Twitter here.

Lewisham People's Day 2015

Lewisham Council writes:

Legendary UK reggae star Tippa Irie heads stellar line up for People’s Day 2015

Grammy nominated music star Tippa Irie leads a unique mix of musicians and artists set to thrill thousands at south east London’s biggest free festival.

People’s Day, in association with L&Q Housing, returns to Mountsfield Park, Catford on Saturday 11 July. Gates open at 12 noon and the entertainment runs until 8pm.

Now in its 31st year, festival goers can once again expect to be well entertained throughout the day by a succession of some of the best talent to be found in Lewisham and south east London. They will be performing a range of music from folk, jazz and funk through to rock, reggae and classical across seven stages. Artists include UK Garage star Oggie who hails from Lewisham, Kodar, South London Samba and Drumheads, The Divettes, Mogadiso, Felix’s Rock Choir and the Rude Vandals.

Other attractions include international food stalls, refreshment tents, a craft market, a kid’s zone, community garden, funfair and a big new playground. There will also be bread baking (to take home), swing dancing at a gramophone disco, racquet-making followed by a game of tennis, a Zumba class, summer seeds pot planting, the chance to join a Samba procession, make a giant flower sculpture, meet a massive meerkat and pose in a photo booth.

Full details here.

The Brockley Open Studios 2015

From the series "The Cars of Manor Avenue" by Reuben Thurnhill
July 4th / 5th - 2-8pm
July 6th - 5-8pm

The Brockley Open Studios takes place this weekend.

A little smaller than in recent years and without the participation of Biddy Bunzl, whose house is a work of art in its own right, the event nonetheless has 30 participating artists and is always a summer highlight.

This year, St Peter's Church will also be showcasing artists' work on Saturday and Sunday.

Click here for the details of the event, including a map of participating artists.

The Brockley Street Art Festival mapped

@littlejungleman has done a very good thing and mapped all the Brockley Street Art Festival works, so that you can do the street art tour. The event produced so much good work and created a new artistic spine for the area.

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