Brockley MAX - how was it for you?

The 2009 Brockley MAX was the biggest ever and the organisers are already looking forward to 2010.

Please use this thread to share your highlights of the festival and let the MAX team know what you'd like to see next year.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

My highlight was the film night at the Ladywell Tavern - very interesting.

Also a brief anonymous visit to the BC night at the LT as well. Actually, I would have gone there anyway on a Thursday - but good to see the LT packed.

Anonymous said...

Didn't hear any fireworks last night - was looking forward to them.

Anonymous said...

Overall it was great,shame about the weather,The only trouble with bands not getting paid is if they do find a paying gig they go to that, understandably,re The Scaredy cats

drakefell debaser said...

Ah, is that what happened to the Scaredy Cats. We arrived at the WA only to be greeted with extremely loud karaoke instead and Phoenix Nights came to mind. A bloke called Andy took a shine to the mic, was that you catman?

Aside from that I really enjoyed the acts that I got to see so a big thanks to the organisers, volunteers and talented performers.

The Cat Man said...

I attended two events - the opening night and the classical music performance yesterday.

I think both went extremely well. The opening night was lively and had a party atmosphere which was great - all sections of the community were involved and the performances were interesting and entertaining.

The classical music performance yesterday was 'chilled'. When i was there (between 16.00 and 18.30) there were a fair number of people, with people sitting outside on the grass with their families listening to the music. There was a wide range of performances, from brass to strings and singers. I'm no expert in classical music, but this was an amazing event!

Tamsin said...

I do, though, query the need for amplification for the classical music. They were, after all, professionals and the space - although cloth-sided - was quite small. There was a bit of faffing around setting up the mikes between each act and - to my ears - they served only to distort the sound. The opera diva deliberately did not use them (just as well!) and the violinist who accompanied her for one piece also seemed to be standing well back.

Richard said...

I didn't get out of JC much, but the opening night was great (lucky the weather was kind). I caught an hour of Saturday afternoon on Hillyfields with a nice atmosphere and kids daubed in face paint. The classical was a nice way to wind down at the end of the week, shame the heavens opened just after I left. We ended up with a mini-jam session in Jam Circus last night involving a cello, bongos, snare, flute & freestyle rapping - bizarre but great.

I heard great things about other events - it's incredible so much was organised in such little time and on a budget. It's knackered me out though - just fell asleep on a JC sofa - and I know everyone involved feels the same. Many thanks to Moira, Gill, John, the musicians and everybody else who gave up their time and sanity to make everything work. Thanks also to all customers who came down to JC for by far our busiest week ever - we saw plenty of new faces. Looking forward to next year already!

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john S said...

I really enjoyed the evening of music at Jam Circus on Tuesday. Great atmosphere and great music.

Rosie H said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the Brockley Central event at Ladywell Tavern. It was a bit too packed to actually see the bands, but there was a good mix and it was great to see such a good turnout.

Many thanks for arranging it

Richard said...

Thanks John, that was my favourite and our busiest night. Music was great & the Russian duo who played first actually played Moonbows Marquee yesterday as well.

vixil fundraiser said...

Yes, we were so glad that we caught a bit of Mazaika - www.mazaika-music.com - yesterday, before the skies opened & glad to know that they are neighbours of the Brockley borders too...

Another highlight was the operetta singer & the dancers staged at the stone circle, just before the skies opened! It was so good to see so many people out on a dodgy Sunday afternoon & at one stage the tent was overflowing & lawn filled with families picnicking.

A shame that we had to leave before Julian's feature, but no doubt he had something to do with the recruitment of talent & smooth running of the afternoon.

Julian - http://www.bardic-music.com/jacobson.htm & Mazaika both have CD's for sale who no doubt can be contacted through their websites.

Well done again to Moira & the rest of the BM team 4 all their hard work & showcasing all the tremendous talent Brockley & B borders have on offer. Good to know Brockley's got talent!

sonofagun said...

All that hard work and organising by people,And only 12 comment so far,How sad.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Well done everyone really enjoyed what I saw.

Will have to make sure I'm in Brockley for the climax next year!

Did I win anything in the raffle?

That makes 14..........

Anonymous said...

"Good to know Brockley's got talent"

it is not only Brockley that has the talent, but Ladywell, Crofton Park and other surrounding Wards.

The Cat Man said...

...but mostly brockley

Anonymous said...

can you give me facts and details to prove that O man of the Cat?

Anonymous said...

Ladywell & Crofton Park are Brockley.

Anonymous said...

please supply evidence of your claim

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