HoboFest Pictures

A selection of photographs from the first Brockwell Park Hobofest, showcasing some of South London’s sweetest sounds. All photographs are copyright Jonathan Bagge.

Compere Fayon welcomes all to Hobofest!
Ma Polaine’s Great Decline. Rockabilly.
Fox and a Feather. Country.
Flame Proof Moth. Garage rock. Normally he performs knee deep in The Thames!
Brockwell Park community enjoys HoboFest
The Hobos! Folk. And young person.
Leander Road resident India Bourne wraps up HoboFest. Thanks for a great day!




Thank You

MAD for Brockwell Park

Many thanks to all that have performed at, organised and supported MAD for Brockwell Park community events 2008 – 2013 which covered everything from street dancing to Shakespeare. We began counting audience numbers in 2010 and over the last few years we have attracted around 23,000 local people to 52 community music, arts and drama events in the Park.

Special thanks to those dedicated members of Brockwell Park Community Partners’ (BPCP) MAD Committee over the years that have volunteered a considerable number of hours (and sweat!) to make the Programme such a success: Matthew Allgood, Peter Bradley, Rachel Coldicutt, Caroline Funnell, Peter Gibbons, Hannah Gibbs, Theresa Hoare, Lamonte Johnson, Ann Kingsbury, Sarnia McKenzie, Lara Mifsud-Bonici, Laura Morland, Sarah Nicoise, Kate Sawyer, Simone Spencer, Cathy Warren, Claire Weeks-Pearson.

The events programme was mainly funded by the National Lottery under Service Level Agreement (SLA) with LB Lambeth. Local businesses kindly supported the costs of…

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End of the Line for the MAD Programme?

The MAD Programme signs off in style with a double bill of artistic events on Sunday 29th September.

Promenade theatre

3rd thoughtThe first is promenade theatre in the Walled Garden. ‘Journeys – the End of the Line’, explores the personal memoirs of writers and refugees.

The production has been put together by Southwark based 3rdthought theatre collective and will involve five performances of around 30 minutes each, with performances on the hour from 11am to 3pm. It follows a successful stint at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last month.

Each performance can take up to 20 people, and advance reservations are recommended by contacting 3rdthought through their Facebook page

Claymaking workshop

blue_plaqueThe second event is a free claymaking workshop between 2pm & 5pm at the Performance Space next to Brockwell Hall, by Brixton artist Marilyn Rogers.

Suitable for all ages, the workshop aims to create plaques of your heroes and heroines in our local community. Marilyn was inspired to put the workshop on for local people due to the demise this year of “Blue Plaques”.

Future of the MAD Programme

The events conclude the MAD For Brockwell Park Programme 2008 – 2013, which was mainly supported by National Lottery funds under Service Level Agreement with LB Lambeth.

From now on our funding reduces to zero. We need to raise at least £5K to run a similar events programme in 2014. If you value the MAD Programme and would like to make a donation towards community events in Brockwell Park please click the donate.. button on the right hand side of the screen. This will take you through to the Big Give profile for Brockwell Park Community Partners, a registered charity, which administers the MAD Programme.

Thank you for your support!

Free music festival Saturday 28th September

MAD for Brockwell Park

HobofestLeafletLowMAD for Brockwell Park and local band the Hobos host a live music festival, 1pm to 5pm, on Saturday 28th September.

The ‘HoboFest’ event promises some of the sweetest sounds out of South London. Other artists performing include:

  • India Bourne
  • Fox and a Feather
  • Ma Polaine’s Great Decline

Venue: Performance Space, by Brockwell Hall, Brockwell Park, SE24 9BJ. The event is free although we will be collecting charitable donations to support the MAD Programme in 2014.

See you there!

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Brockwell Bowlers raise funds for the MAD Programme

Brockwell BowlersBrockwell Bowlers has kindly donated a collection of £100 towards the MAD for Brockwell Park Programme of community music, arts and drama events. The Bowlers have a long association with community events in the Park and this is the second year running that they have supported ‘MAD’.


Their fundraising efforts were made all the more impressive given that red tape prevented them from starting their 2013 season on time.

BPCP is delighted that the Bowlers are back in action and will put their funds to immediate use at the forthcoming MAD event ‘Chalk the Brockwell Walk’, 1pm on Sunday 25th August 2013.

The Bowlers use the publicly accessible bowling green in Brockwell Park (opposite the BMX track). It is open to players of all standards and experience. To arrange a bowling session please contact Heather Bouchier Hayes by email: HBouchierh@aol.com