A community-led arts festival is set to bring south east London to life at the end of the month.

A series of gigs, comedy, film, poetry and kids events will take place across Brockley, Ladywell, Crofton Park and Honor Oak as part of Brockley Max from May 30 to June 7.

Most of the nearly 50 events at 17 venues are free and the programme includes performances from local talent such as 13-year-old award-winning Jazz saxophonist Sam Barnett from Ladywell.

The festival begins with a performance by musicians outside Brockley Station at 5pm on May 30. In previous years, the impromptu gig has attracted up to 400 people.

On June 7, the show will close with a funky disco run by club night Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet!
Festival organiser, Moira Tait, said: “I’m delighted that Brockley Max is back this year, and it’s heartwarming that so many people are glad it’s returning.

“The wide range of events is testament to our community’s creativity and continuing commitment to the festival.

“This year we are focussing on increasing the number of volunteers and supporting them to get the most out of the festival, whether as performers, event organisers, stewards or any of the hundred-and-one roles on offer. All of this makes Brockley Max a truly community festival.”

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