Brockley MAX 2010 - Starts tonight, closing night line-up revealed

With the 2010 Brockley MAX kicking off tonight, the details of the closing night on Hilly Fields have been revealed - with an amazing line up:

- Also starting tonight as part of the festival is the exhibition Books in Limbo at Tank Gallery, Ladywell (May 28th-3oth):

Tank team will construct a huge installation from books salvaged from the book skip to be temporarily resurrected in a new form before being sent for being sent for recycling. People are encouraged to come in and watch and even contribute books to the installation while under construction.

The exhibition will include interactions with many guest artists, performers, poets, actors and actresses. Recordings will be made throughout the exhibition giving further material to experiment with. DJ's, sound artists and producers will uses the raw recordings to create further interactions within the space. The full collection of sounds will make Tanks first ever CD.

- Well done to the News Shopper, The South London Press and The Mercury for previewing the event and to Londonist, who did likewise, cementing their reputation as the best London-wide website for South East London life.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ceri James done a good set at the Wickham tonight,but sadly not supported by the local community.

Anonymous said...

it wasn't too badly supported. I was there. Lots of things were going on at once that night all around the area. He did well though. And thanks to all those that were there.

Anonymous said...

No Probelem Anon, any time.

Anonymous said...

Made our way to the Talbot tonight to watch Andrea Mann-very disappointed in the venue- this excellent singer was seated in a cul de sac playing the piano facing the wall away from the audience who after around the second tow of standing punters couldn't hear much at all-shame! It felt like there was very little effort made by the Talbot to stage and host this performance- we left after one fairly expensive drink!

Brockley Nick said...

Andrea's playing at our night on Thursday at the Ladywell Tavern, if you'd like to see her again.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Some people have no patience.

If Anon (yet another) had waited for the second half, the piano was turned through 90 degrees to improve matters no end.

This was the Talbot's first ever gig and was a sucess judging by the number of people.

The main problem I thought was lack of amplification which was hardly the Talbot's fault

I understand this will be resolved for the next gig this Wednesday 2nd June with Big "D" Evans who replaces the cancelled Remfry gig.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

No Patience some people. If you (Anon) had waited for the second half when the piano was turned through 90 degrees you would have seen a much better performance.

This was the Talbot's first ever gig and they are on a learning curve. The lack of amplification was a bit of a problem with most of the audience prefering to talk rather than listen to the music. Hardly the venue's fault.

I understand the next gig tomorrow(2nd June 10)featuring Big "D" Evans will have plenty of volume.

TM said...

Apologies for the duplication there seemed to be a posting glitch earlier.........

bumblebee said...

So what have been the highlights so far, other than the two mentioned already?

Brockley Nick said...

For me, the incredibly drunk woman who fell over the speakers on opening night and couldn't get up (and the response from the band).

For Brockley Jon, I believe he had an eventful night at Mr Lawrence / Jam Circus on Saturday night, but I'm sure he can describe that one himself.

Now Then said...

Have a feeling the best is yet to come, say Thursday through Saturday

mg said...

I hope tonight's games night at Jam Circus will be a highlight - it was after a discussion on here that we organised it so with a bit of luck lots of BC-ers will be there! No Settlers, though... (unless someone brings a set)

Anonymous said...

what games have you got mb?

Gerry L said...

The Brockley ukulele group were fantastic on Sunday night at Jam Circus. Loved their version of Harder Better Faster Stronger, never thought to hear that on the ukulele!

drakefell debaser said...

The drunken lady was hilarious.

I have only managed the opening night so far and my highlights of that were the rendition of Monkey Man by the young band (forget their name), The Awkward Silence (?) with the Janis Joplin renditions and the young rap artist.

Moira said...

Highlights tonight are:
Boxwalks in Brockley 7pm at www.14-15-77.com,
Books in Limbo Private View at the Tank Gallery 6-9pm,
the Battle of the Beanfield film at the Broca at 7.30pm,
Salsa Glitz workshop at St Hilda's 8.30-9.30pm,
the Max quiz night at the Wickham Arms at 9pm (I've already had calls from people wanting to take part so it should be a firece contest,
Games Night at the Jam Circus from 7.30pm
Congalese Masterclass at 7pm at The Brockley Jack Theatre (tickets £3)

Moira said...

Can anyone lend us a van for Friday/Saturday to move stage equipment? I've got some money in the budget. email me on moira@brockleymax.co.uk

mg said...

NB Anyone coming to Les Hommes at Brockley Social Club, it's 7.30 to 8.15 give or take (it says a bit longer on the website, don't want to mislead)

Andrea said...

Hi Anonymous - Sorry about the set-up for the first half of the gig; it was indeed the first time the Talbot's put on live music (the piano was even tuned especially!) and I was expecting it to be more of a case of me providing background music to the pub. So it was of course a delight to have a proper listening crowd, but in retrospect (and if it was to happen again) we should have mic'd up the piano, as well as repositioned it (as we did for the second set). I'm so sorry you left :(. I hope the Talbot will be up for hosting more live gigs, as it was so wonderful to sing and play for everyone, and to have a crowd come down for it.

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