Are you ready to get the party started? There’s just over a week to go to the opening night party of the Brockley Max Festival.
Around 4.30pm on Friday May 31 the streets around Brockley station will be closed off for a pop up party – an amazing event with an outdoor stage, lots of free music, dancing, and food and drinks stalls.
Each year the opening night party kicks off the festival with a bang. The musical styles are as diverse the local community, with a mixture of jazz, funk, grime, soul, and rock ‘n roll.
There is something for everyone this year.
If the hangover isn’t too bad the following day then there are loads of events taking place, many of them free of charge.
The Crofton Park Railway Garden is having its grand opening, while the London Beer Dispensary are hosting an exhibition of stories from people of the area.
There are bands performing at a variety of locations including Two Spoons in Honor Oak, The Fox & Firkin, The Ladywell Tavern, and The Honor Oak.
If you’re looking for something a little quieter then there is an illustrated talk taking place during the day at St Hilda’s Church about the area between 1880 – and 1940.
And for the children there is a performance of Raold Dahl’s The Twits taking place on Sunday at the John Stainer Community School, tickets for this one need to be bought in advance.
Have a look at the programme here.