Saturday 7 May 2011

Brockley Max 2011

The annual Brockley Max festival has launched - for full details of this year's events, which run from 27th May to 4th June, visit the new website here.

Many of the events are free; it is organised on a not-for-profit basis with the help of many volunteers and is an excellent example of a local community festival. If you fancy helping, whether by delivering programmes, taking publicity photos at the events or being involved with art workshops, the next meeting is on Wed 11th May at the Talbot on Tyrwhitt Road.

The press release has more info:
A host of performances, gigs, workshops, spoken word and children’s activities are lined up for this year’s Brockley Max.

Brockley Max taps into the creative expression of resident artists. Be they painters, musicians, performers or poets with something a little bit quirky, or just plain old traditional, all come together under this year’s theme of MAX IT UP - JOIN THE FUN! The festival comprises a wide range of events and activities with something to appeal to all residents of all ages.

The festival runs from 27 May to 4 June across a variety of venues and open spaces in Brockley, Ladywell, Crofton Park and Honor Oak Park.

With a huge line-up of events this year we only have space to pick out a few to give you a flavour of this year’s jam-packed programme.

Brockley Max 2011 kicks-off on 27 May with ‘The Max Opening Night’ featuring an eclectic line-up of musical acts performing at Brockley station.

There will be lots of music and artistic performances over the nine days of the festival. Sit back and enjoy the gospel vocal collective and classical music at St. Hilda’s. Immerse yourself in art as the CueB and Tank Galleries host exhibitions of installation pieces and photographic work.

Laughs are guaranteed as Peter Searles brings his storytelling and comic timing to the stage at The Orchard. Enjoy the big screen experience as BrockleyWood Nights returns with an evening of film shorts at Lewisham Arthouse.

Brockley Max will finish on 4 June with a series of workshops and activities for children as part of ‘Art in the Park’ on Hilly Fields. Also on the final day is the Arts and Crafts market on Hilly Fields. For those who want to kick back and listen to tunes then the final night sees the festival close out with a series of gigs across various local venues.

There are more events than you can shake a stick at, so check out the festival website - - for the full line-up including dates and venues.

The festival is a community event, run by local residents on a non-profit basis. Most of the events are FREE.

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