Brockley MAX doubt

The future of the Brockley MAX - the long-running arts festival that has served as an important focal point for the local creative community and a showcase for the Brockley area - is likely to go ahead in reduced form next year and there remains a possibility that it may not happen at all.

This summer Moira Tait, the organiser in previous years, announced that she was stepping down to let someone else take on the Festival, to bring new ideas and energy to the event.

In a recent email, Moira announced that the event will be taken on by a new organiser, who will be investigating the feasibility of a 2008 MAX, but that it will in all likelihood take place over a weekend, rather than a week.

We hope to speak to the new organiser in the coming weeks, to get a clearer picture of what volunteer support is needed and how people can help, but it would be a tragedy if the MAX was allowed to fizzle out, through lack of community energy, especially when we're all agreed that the sense of community is one of the things that we treasure most.

Brockleys Nick and Jon will be offering their services...

We hope to bring you a more detailed report soon.

10 comments:

b. said...

sign me up!

andy pandy pudding & pie said...

I'm happy to help plan the finance aspect (offering my services as an accountant/auditor). Depends if this is needed though.....

Anonymous said...

I am happy to donate to it - or spend one day fundraising outside Sainsburys??

My parents were going to come over from Ireland for it as they had such an awesome time at the music and fireworks this year...

andy pandy pudding & pie said...

Yes, it was really good. I brought my kittens to it during the day (they were particularly happy to see the wild bird display) :o)

Anonymous said...

The only wild birds we had during the festival were the B Max crew. I think you're confusing it with the Broc Soc Midsummer Fayre!
Moira

andy pandy pudding & pie said...

ah well, that was nice too :oP

andy pandy pudding & pie said...

ah well, that was nice too :oP

Jennthewren said...

It would be a shame to miss out on all the fun. I'm happy to help too.

Anonymous said...

I've never had time to go to the Brockley Max, but every year the programme looks fantastic, and I thought this year's was the best yet.

Shame to see something that brings the local community together fade away, although by the offers of help looks like next year's could exceed expectations!

Darren said...

Last year was arguably the best max yet, it would be such a shame to see the event reduced in scale rather than building on last year.

does anyone know if the organiser has applied for money from the 10k communities fund? I beleive they got some money from this last year.

happy to help out this year.

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