It means more because you made it yourself

Brockley Stone Circle, Moonlight - by Leo Stevenson, one of the gallery's member artists

Brockley will get an early Christmas present this year, when the long-awaited Tea Factory gallery opens for business.

After 14 months of hard work by volunteers (and the occasional setback), the Tea Leaf Arts group will open the 65 square-metre exhibition space to the public on December 6th at 10am.

The gallery will be run as a co-operative, staffed by members, meaning that visitors will be able to discuss the work on display with the creators.