Brockley festival on Friday

© Laura Harding

One of London’s top festivals, Brockley Max, starts this Friday 27th of May. Lasting nine days, the festival is run by the community-led organisation Max Media Arts and offers a variety of fun and creative events.

Now in its eleventh year, the Brockley Max opening night will consist of live music from jazz to hip-hop, dance and art installations taking place at Murals, near Brockley station. The evening will be hosted once again by the self-proclaimed ‘coolest’ and ‘smoothest’ MC in Brockley, ‘Dre, and produced by Richard Swan, one of the area’s best-known musicians.

The theme this year is “Max it up – Join the fun” and the whole community has got together with flyers and banners placed around Brockley to promote the festival and make the area come alive.

Friday evening will kick off with a performance from the Real Bad Habits, followed by live hip hop from Adian Coker and the American band Fictive Kinship. The festival promotes itself as providing live music combined with a unique atmosphere.

A feature that makes Brockley Max special is the amount of people from the area that get involved, creating a real local community festival. Prior to this annual event, there was little opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy themselves and celebrate in such a way in Brockley.

Full details of all events can be found on the Brockley Max festival website and on their facebook page.

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