The Brockley Max arts festival is back for 2016 with a jam-packed programme of gigs, films, exhibitions, theatre, activities for kids and more besides. Most events are free and will take place in venues across Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park and Ladywell.
The festival launches at 4pm on Friday 27th May when we’ll be taking to the streets for the Opening Night concert. Join us for this fantastic, free evening of live music outside Brockley station. The line-up includes a handpicked selection of the most exciting local musicians who are guaranteed to get the party started (4pm - 10:30pm). If you’re feeling creative, grab some paint and get stuck in at Merging Inks, a live and collaborative art jam where the external wall of 180 Brockley Road will provide the canvas (6pm - 9:30pm).
The festival unfurls over 9 days and further highlights include:
- Brockleywood Nights An al fresco film night under the stars, showcasing shorts from local filmmakers. Food and drink available. Don’t forget to wrap up warm and bring a rug!
Hilly Fields | 28th May | DJ from 8pm | Films from 9pm, VJ afterwards | Free
- Taking Shape An art competition and exhibition exploring shape. The winning entry will be bought and displayed by Shape Real Estate in their new central London development.
cueB Gallery | 9am - 4pm, 30th May - 3rd June | Free
- La La Piano Bar To The Max Prepare to sing your heart out as New York meets Brockley in this riotous night of cabaret hosted by David Roper (4 Poofs And A Piano) and the
fabulous Lady La La. Brockley Social Club| 8pm, 1st June | Tickets £12 (£8 concs)
- Art in the Park A glorious afternoon of entertainment for the whole family. There’ll be creative workshops, a storytelling tent, magic show, craft market, live music and dance
performances, plus food stalls and beer. Hilly Fields | 12pm - 6pm, 4th June | Free
- Martin Rowson The Guardian’s satirist will take to Hilly Fields to offer an irreverent view of the people (and animals) who use it. He will create a giant cartoon, live, during Art In
The Park. Expect babies, dogs and poo bags... Hilly Fields | 4th June | Free
- Treasure Trail Children will be transported to 1883, to help save Hilly Fields. They must track down all the wildflowers on their maps by collecting stamps from local Lewisham Card shops. Once their mission is complete, they will be entered into a prize draw. The winner will be announced during a lively gathering (featuring suffragettes) at Art In The Park. Stone Circle, Hilly Fields | 3pm, 4th June | Free
Brockley Max began in 2001 to help locals access the fantastic artists and musicians who
lived in the area. For further information please visit our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Brockley Max would not be possible without the generosity of its patrons and supporters, including Shape Real Estate, the festival’s headline sponsor.