The Max needs you!

BC was in attendance at the Brockley Max team meeting yesterday. We'll report on planned events in the near future, but much of the conversation last night revolved around rallying support.

The enthusiastic team of volunteers, headed by Moira Tait, need your help to make the festival a success. By this we mean not only coming to events, but helping to get the word out to people, and sparing your time to make it all happen.

The team need more volunteers in the form of:


  • Flyer distributors - if only just to do your street

  • Raffle ticket sellers

  • First aiders and litter pickers, for the larger events

  • Potential event sponsors - local businesses and organisations

  • Generally anyone who thinks they can lend a hand!


One really easy starting point is to join the Facebook group and invite your friends to it.

If you fancy putting on an event, and have yet to email the team, you've only got a few days left - email details to gill@brockleymax.co.uk.

For other enquiries, email Moira, moira@brockleymax.co.uk, or check the website. The next meeting is on Wednesday 6th May, 8pm at Jam Circus.

32 comments:

Comment said...

I'll do all that I can, delivering and stuff.

Moira said...

Next meeting is Wednesday 6 May, 8pm at the Jam Circus. Come along if you want to help.

The programme will be going to the printers next week, so all offers for delivery would be great. Nick - can you put up those links to the Google Docs so that people can choose when and where to deliver and then email me and I'll mark it on the docs.

The website should have nearly a complete listings of events by the end of next week, so get your diary ready. (There are some fabulous events this year, thanks to all who have organised something).

At the moment we have hardly any money, less than any other year,so we have to charge for one or two events, but I'm trying to keep it as free as possible. When you see what's on, I hope you think it's worth it. I'm amazed at what's been put together in only 3 months - it just shows what a community can do when inspired.

And there might be some new art to replace the blacked out Jimi...

Anonymous said...

Moira - any way to make private donations?

Moira said...

Anon- Brockley John's looking into getting a way to donate online.

The Cat Man said...

Please, lets have a 'non-black' portrait of a muscian - how about Kate Bush? She even lived in Brockely, whats Bob Marley's connnection?

Anonymous said...

People like him?

Anonymous said...

princess di. She once shook the hand of an ages patient and even spoke to poor people. Where is she anyway? Not seen her for ages.

The Cat Man said...

I think she is still in Paris, but I could be wrong :o)

Comment said...

Is it a good idea to spend what little money available on re muralising that space, given what happened -the 'blackwash'? Why did that happen and is it likely to happen again?

max said...

CatMan, it looks like your thinking can only operate between the narrow constraint of racism and parochialism.

Bob Marley is there celebrated because he's a towering figure in music, not because he lived in Brockley. I thought even an idiot could work that out.

The Cat Man said...

..right...

The Cat Man said...

Gabrielle also lived in brockley

monkeyboy said...

but she's black so fails your 'no blacks' rule.

fred vest said...

perhaps johnny adair would be up your alley catman?

Anonymous said...

fred, not sure about that. He may subscribe to the 'no blacks, no irish' rule.

fred vest said...

johnny's a fearless defender of the union though, and would probably have a hissy fit if you called him an irish!

Anonymous said...

i can just picture a very confused cat man.

Comment said...

Catman why did you feel the need to mention about 'non black' musicians. Why would that matter to you? I find that an astonishing comment to make.

drakefell debaser said...

No it's not astonishing at all for the catman to make that sort of comment.

I doubt using black to cover Jimi over went down well either.

Let’s have a mural of a badger to blend black and white. And because badgers are cool.

Comment said...

I take it that it was a 'in joke' that I'm not a party to. I will say that remarks like that read badly; as racism.

Anonymous said...

Interesting point though - how come the murals feature Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and Maya Angelou? Is there a deliberate theme being implied or is that just the way it turned out?

Anonymous said...

I think they all had their cars MOT'd there at some point.

The Cat Man said...

lol, it was probably something to do with inclusiveness...

Ok, Badger is a v. good idea too - links in with the original meaning of the word Brockley.

If its musically orientated - both Gabrielle or Kate Bush would be good contenders as both lived here.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Linton Johnson - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linton_Kwesi_Johnson

Brockley Jon said...

Steering this back on topic (please!), Nick & I are working out the finer details of having a PayPal 'Donate' button on the blog. Technically it is easy, but we to raise money towards a certain aspect of the Max, one that will hopefully benefit the whole community. As ever, details in due course!

Comment said...

I think the question about why that spot was painted over is as relevant as discussions on what new image is going to be put there.

fred vest said...

what was the spot painted over?

John ex moonbow said...

Jon/Nick, Can you start this thread again and leave Catman and friends to this one?

Cheers

John

Comment said...

@ Fred There was a triptych of murals one of which was Jimi Hendrix and someone decided to black it out.

No Hendrix anymore they wanted it painted black.

fred vest said...

was it an act of vandalism or an act of authority?

Comment said...

Well this is the point. I don't know and does anyone else connected with restoring the spot know. Otherwise it is unwise to go ahead.

Moira said...

The Brockley Max programme should be arriving on Friday, and available to collect for delivering from Jam Circus, Geddes, Tea Leaf Arts and Broca Food Market from Saturday.
Please take a look at what places need covering (link below) and let me know moira@brockleymax.co.uk so that I can add add you to the list.

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=d5pr
6db_6hghgcr&hl=en

We are also looking for photographers to cover the events, same as above, but the doc is
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=d5pr
6db_19dx4h3jhk&hl=en

The website has extra events and a complete list should be finalised by tomorrow

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