The Brockley Christmas Market


With the Ladywell Christmas Market cancelled this year, the good news is that this year's Brockley Christmas Market on Coulgate Street will be the biggest ever. The BXAG's Rupert says:

I can confirm we have over 40 stalls this year, our biggest yet, with lots of lovely arts and crafts stalls, and live music all afternoon from 7 different performers/bands (including the John Stainer School Choir)! So come along for this great annual community market, find the gifts you are looking for, enjoy the atmosphere and the live music, check out Santa and come and see us at the BXAG stall where we will be serving mulled wine and mince pies all day long!

40 comments:

Brockley Michael said...

Not to be confused with Brockley Market's Christmas stalls, presumably. Shame they clash, no?

Brockley Nick said...

Not really a clash. One in the morning, the other in the evening.

phillipa said...

is this the same market that has been taking place in the car park by lewisham college?
i didn't realise BXAG were involved good on them they are dooing great thinks for brockley

Brockley Nick said...

No, this is Coulgate Street.

David Steen said...

Looking forward to this.. If the Christmas presents are up to the standard of food sold there every week, my Xmas needs are answered!!

Mondee said...

Oh dear, the confusion persists... They're two different markets folks.

NAT said...

What's the opposite of 'to let the markets decide'?

Meg said...

That's great news, is it going to be open late on the other Saturdays before Christmas too?

Anonymous said...

Seriously too much confusion from some posters here...

Brockley Christmas Market is a one-off Christmas market (which has run for years) on Saturday 10th December at Coulgate Street - i.e. Brockley Station. It is run by BXAG who are nothing to do with Brockley Market.

Brockley Market, at the car park on Lewisham Way, has Christmas markets every Saturday up to Christmas, this is not the same market as the above. This market will not be open until 7 on Saturday.

Tamsin said...

And if you are looking for presents and don't manage to find what you want among the 40 stalls at the Brockley Market (Coulgate Street) tomorrow (although if that is the case you are hard to please) there is also the Craft Collective in their monthly slot in the Telegraph Hill Centre the following Saturday - 17th December 10 to 3 - unfortunately the same time as the weekly Brockley Market (Lewisham Way) but no reason why in the five hours you sould not do both - and call in at the Telegraph Hill Park Farmers Market as well.

And in the afternoon on 17th December a beast making workshop for a Winter Solstice Parade.

Tressilliana said...

Perhaps some kind people from Brockley Market/Lewisham College could put up posters for the Brockley CHRISTMAS market so that those who arrive at the car park after BM closes and are baffled can be helped to make their way to Coulgate Street.

Anonymous said...

And...there's a Craft Fair ( not your normal run of the mill craft fair) at
St Barnabas Church hall in Dulwich Village, Saturday 10th, 10am - 5pm.
Arty pressies?

Anonymous said...

If you still are confused about location and times please go to www.brockleycrossactiongroup.com

TM said...

And to confuse you further it's Hilly Fields turn for the monthly farmer's market this weekend (Sat 10th Dec) as well.

time's shallow said...

ok could someone do a market timetable, like the Times' culture planner please for the Brockley markets this weekend.

Anonymous said...

They should put the Christmas tree on Brockley Rd or something rather than in a carpark!

Anonymous said...

The weekly Brockley Market has a website with details of it's December markets.

www.brockleymarket.com

comment said...

Brockley (BXAG) Christmas Market- at Brockley station is a celebration as well as a market. It has always been very family and community orientated.

In addition to a bumper crop of arts and crafts stalls from local makers for gifts. There'll be things to do, santa's grotto.
Christmas tree lights countdown, music and you can pop into the shops along the side Broca- (they usually do christmas brownies which are amazing), Brown's (and taste what's widely regarded as the best coffee in SE London).

It's once a year, any proceeds- mainly derived from the mulled wine and mince stall go towards things like the common and station improvements, things to make Brockley better.

You'll see all the highly attractive BXAG members and put faces the names you might hear floated about.

Whatever happens, rain or shine it will be a fun day in Brockley.

TDLP said...

Just for more confusion Tea Dance for Little People are running their Swap Shop for under 5's at their Elf Factory from 11am-3pm. This is in partnership with BXAG as we will also be at the Brockley Christmas Market with our Tinker Shop - where children can make fairy and elf wings, fairy dust and magic wands. Add a visit to TDLP to your local shopping tday - we have some wonderful local gifts made by local artists, great coffee and lots of clothes and toys for great prices.

Anonymous said...

Swap shop for under fives - hmmm...'some parents could well be tempted

kolp said...

A woman was next to the poster for this market and we were talking about the Brockley Christmas Market being on today, but she thought it was for the one held at Lewisham College Car park market.

BXAG you have to rename your market.

Anonymous said...

Just back from the Dulwich Craft Fair, its like another planet. Estate agency nearby, cheapest house for sale £975,000, small semi. Oh well...

Tamsin said...

@ Anon 22.57 - Like it. And all those cafes, community centres and shopping malls that offer "baby changing facilities" - I think they should be prosecuted by the Advertising Standards Authority...

Tamsin said...

@ kolp - the BXAG were there first with the name and are closer into the centre of Brockley - rather than in a hinterland on the borders of St. Johns.

TM said...

Just come back from both and I didn't get mixed up. A little confusion is acceptable for just one day a year.

Was not impressed by the two cars and a van parked in Coulgate Street which traders had to work around. Still if stationery jewellery or ceramics are your thing, you were well catered for.

NAT said...

Were they stationary vans TM? I'm confused.

Pile'emhigh said...

Still in need of a market fix? I recommend Chatsworth Road and next door Rushmore School tomorrow Sunday.
Its in Clapton E5, ,google reckons 20 minutes drive from the hinterlands of Brockley.

TM said...

NAT
Stationery stalls selling cards and stuff and a stationary van blocking the way. If you are confused remember e for envelopes.

Anonymous said...

And "caaaaars" are stationaaaaary......

Market seemed improved from previous years - well done to all who organised it.

Tdflp, just a thought - pricing your wands at perhaps a pound rather than 2.50 would have made more people come to your bigger events I suspect. As it was, you were in danger of reverse marketng yourselves.

Feedback said...

@anonymous, on the other hand, I thought the angel wings, which were also £2.50, were very fairly priced.

It was well organised and there was some nice stuff but I actually didn't enjoy it as much as last year for a few reasons. Firstly, there was someone there last year who sells beautiful jewellery - I think she lived on Wickham Road or somewhere - and I was looking forward to seeing her again but she didn't seem to be there this year. Can anybody take a guess at who I mean and let me know if she has a website..?!

Also, I thought it was a bit much having the TDFLP tent RIGHT next to the live music - I had to stand there for 15 minutes while my daughter decorated her angel wings and frankly, it was painful. TUNE YOUR INSTRUMENTS, guys!! Jeez.

Great atmos, though - well done BXAG. But where was Father C??? It said there was a grotto on the poster but I didn't find it. Not in the Broca as per last year anyway.

kolp said...

Tamsin if I mention the word "Apple" to you what is the first association you come up with?

Anonymous said...

Kolp, do you get confused getting dressed in the morning?

kolp said...

Nope. But moving onto the point I initially made I think a rename like

"BXAG Christmas Market" is better, it's more accurate location and occasion wise.

Anonymous said...

BXAG? why would that make sense to anyone? Unless you're dyslexic

Tamsin said...

@kolp - russet, pie and blossom. Garden of Eden.
Then computers (down with Bill Gates - although I'm simple microsoft myself) then (and really digging deep here) the Beatles.
Am I missing the point of your question?

kolp said...

ok, thanks, my first association Apple computers and related products, but the Beatles had the name first (for their record label as you alluded). With name similiarities to avoid disputes it's often best to follow the path of least resistance.

Yes BXAG market were there first with the name "Brockley Christmas Market" going for five years rather than months but most people associate (i would guess and from my anecdotal survey) the Brockley Market name & add ons with the farmer's style market at Lewisham College carpark, it may be new but it's established.

Besides BXAG should brand themselves a bit more & better imo. That business with the drug clinic seems to have given a few people the wrong impression about what they do as a community group.

Tamsin said...

Yes, I'm with you on the benfits to BXAG adding their stamp to the name, rather than "changing" it.
BXAG Brockley Market makes sense, gets their identity out there with a positive - like all their sterling work on the station approaches and planting.
And now to eat my russet apple (bought at BXAG Christmas Market, in fact) for lunch.

D said...

I'm with the anon - how could adding BXAG to something possible add any clarity? That just gives everyone something else to type into Google.

Coulgate Christmas market. Done.

Tamsin said...

Because you then find out what BXAG are and do - especially if you type it into google - and are better off with that knowledge.
And they are better of with getting some of the credit for all their hard work in organising the event.
Coulgate Christmas Market could have been done by the Council.

jerry said...

Stick with Brockley Christmas Market, but highlight the location a bit more clearly. A "Christmas market" is different from a normal market. Only those not paying attention will be confused, and they can be gently steered in the right direction when they start asking where the live music and craft stalls are, as presumably happened on Saturday.

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