Brockley Max festival closes with family art day in Hilly Fields

Opening Night Art In Brockley Max Art Festival. Pic: Caro Swan

Local musicians, poets and dancers were celebrated when the Brockley Max art festival returned to Brockley last week.

Brockley Max set up  40 different venues around Brockley, Ladywell, Honor Oak and Crofton Park, with more than 70 various events happening in between them. These included open-air concerts, Art in the Park family days, street theatres, and movie nights.

Moira Tait, the founder and director of the non-profit festival, told Eastlondonlines: “I started the festival to give an opportunity for local musicians and artists to perform and for the community to enjoy the amazing creative talent in our area. The festival also brings the residents together to celebrate our wonderful part of South East London.”

Opening Night Party at Brockley Max Art Festival. Pic: Caro Swan

To keep in line with a 15-year tradition, the festival was held in the first week of June. The opening event, which attracted over 600 people, was held at Brockley Station on May 31, with live bands, artists and dancers.

Last Sunday, on the final day of the festival, the Art in the Park Family day was hosted at Hilly Fields in the middle of Brockley. Families were able to gather in the park from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. to play, dance and sing.

The main people involved in organising the festival – Moira Tait, Jane Martin and Jeff Roberts –  said the family-style activities were open to residents free of charge because they helped to bring the community together.

The festival will return to Brockley next June. Anyone with ideas or suggestions about the festival can email Other information about Brockley Max can be found on their official website, FacebookTwitter or Instagram accounts. 

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