The Brockley MAX returns with an auction of promises

The Brockley MAX Arts Festival returns for 2014,after taking a year's break - Glastonbury style - to let the land and volunteers' energy-levels recover. Organiser Moira explains:

This year's MAX will take place from Friday 30 May with a spectacular opening night of music, and run until Saturday 7 June, details soon on

To build support for the festival and to help raise some funds towards hosting Brockley Max, we’ll be holding an Auction of Promises at the Ladywell Tavern on Friday 28 March from 7.30pm. More than 50 auction lots have been promised, ranging from the artistic to the creative to the frivolous. What’s more, we’ve lined up a celebrity auctioneer – none other than Bond Girl Caroline Munro.

Lots include one-off artworks by Caroline Underwood, a framed screen print courtesy of Slater & King and family portrait photos taken by Sarah Garrod. You can have afternoon tea at Pat A Cakes in Crofton Park or enjoy homemade cupcakes from Sucre a la Crème Bakery and Nandi Nandi.

Alternatively, why not bid on a fun night out? Try a night at the Brockley Jack Theatre, dinner at The Orchard, Jam Circus or Arlo & Moe in Brockley, at Le Querce,Donde Tapas or Hopscotch Bar in Honor Oak Park or Little Nan’s Bar in Deptford. InaPickle will even cook for you in your own home.

The Auction of Promises also includes music lessons, building and decorating services, sewing and fitness classes and a tour of Brockley Brewery. You can bid on jewellery from Paraphenalia, handknitted gifts or even a bouncy castle from Tippee Toes.

We’d love as many people as posible to turn up and bid – and to find out just why it’s such great news that Brockley Max is back!

If you can’t make the Auction, you can still support us here: