Cycle: Brockley station has covered storage space for 16 bicycles.
Hilly Fields park, at the heart of Brockley, has has a café, a bowling green, tennis courts, children’s playground, a monthly farmers’ market and a standing stone circle erected to celebrate the Millennium.
2016's studios were open across 3 days, and saw more than 600 visitors to the Group Show.A truly gifted group of artists this year. If you're an artist wishing to participate, please drop us a line on email@example.com so we can let you know when applications open in January.If you're a visitor, keep checking the website for full details of the show.
Events: The Midsummer Fayre organised by the Brockley Society has been an annual community event in Hilly Fields for more than 30 years with upwards of 150 stalls and lots of family entertainment. Brockley Max is an annual community arts and music festival and is flooded with locals and visitors every year.
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St. Peter’s Church Brockley (on the corner of Wickham and Cranfield Road) is the Group Show venue. This beautiful building opens its doors for the private view and remains open for the rest of the Open Studios where you can see samples from each artist and meet them all under one roof. When not in use for the Open Studios, St Peter's is the parish church for Brockley and runs an Art & Spirituality group at the vicarage. Please visit www.stpetersbrockley.org.uk for more details.
Brockley, in south-east London, has a range of large, detached properties in wide, tree-lined roads, Arts & Crafts-inspired homes around Hilly Fields park and small terrace cottages, to flat fronted Victorian houses.
The name 'Brockley' is derived from 'Broca's woodland clearing', a wood where badgers are seen (broc is the Old English for badger) or Brook (Stream) by a wood (Ley). Formerly part of the county of Kent, Brockley become a part of the Metropolitan Borough of Deptford in the County of London in 1889, and subsequently was brought into the London Borough of Lewisham with the creation of Greater London in 1965.
Close by, a stone circle was erected in 2000 as a millennium project by a group of local artists, which won a Civic Trust Award in 2004. The Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre has been running for over 30 years and is a much celebrated annual community event. At 160 ft above sea level, Hilly Fields has wide views from Canary Wharf and Shooters Hill to Crystal Palace and the North Downs in Kent.
There are three “outstanding” local comprehensive schools: Prendergast Hilly Fields (girls, ages 11 to 18) in Adelaide Avenue; Harris Girls’ Academy (ages 11 to 18) in East Dulwich, and Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College (co-ed, ages three to 18), which is now an all-through school, in New Cross. The Dulwich private schools are close by.
Avon Road, Drake Road and Darling Road have large four-storey Victorian semi-detached houses.
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Brockley has three distinct runs of shops, all of which are along, or just off, Brockley Road. These are near Crofton Park station, Adelaide Avenue and Brockley station. Saturday is a particularly sociable time, with locals making for Brockley Market in Lewisham Way for the weekend food shopping, with many stopping for breakfast or lunch at one of the food vans.
A man was found hanged this morning in Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries. The News Shopper reports: The passerby called the police and the ambulance service after making the grim discovery in Ladywell cemetery at around 8.30am. The victim was pronounced dead around 45 minutes later. Nearby residents reported seeing emergency services in the area as people made their way to work. A spokeswoman for the Met Police said the man's death is not being treated as suspicious.
Being under the bomber flight path to the London docks, the area suffered significant V-2 rocket and other bomb damage in World War II The post-war blocks of council flats at the south end of Wickham Rd and at the west end of Adelaide Avenue are evidence of this. During the Second World War, an anti-aircraft gun implacement was located on Hilly Fields.
A local treasure is the Rivoli, a rare surviving example of an intact Fifties ballroom. Its kitsch red interior brings high-profile acts and their fans to this south-east London neighbourhood. The Rivoli is where English indie rock band Florence + The Machine launched their debut album, Lungs, in 2009, while The White Stripes, Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher have also played there in recent years.
Brockley station on the Overground has trains to Shoreditch High St and Highbury & Islington, and to London Bridge in 12-16 minutes.
Brockley Road itself has numerous independent coffee shops that are always busy, and the Brockley station area has Browns of Brockley café, The Broca Food Market and coffee shop, and delis Dégustation and The Brockley Deli.
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After World War I Brockley began to lose its exclusivity as the wealthy began to relocate to the outer suburbs and the big houses were increasingly sub-divided into multiple occupation. The typical inter-war houses on Upper Brockley Gardens and on Harefield Rd are clearly more modest than their Victorian neighbours. Small industrial workshops also became established in the mews behind the large houses.
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Smith goes on: “It’s still a bit rough around the edges. We have a lot of newcomers from Clapham, Balham, Earlsfield, Southfields, even north London, and they like it that way. Nobody wants Brockley to become gentrified like East Dulwich.”
Brockley Open Studios, an annual event showcasing the work of local artists, kicks off this year with a private view on June 29 at St Peter’s Church, followed by open studio events from July 2-4.
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Dominating the district are two conservation areas. The Brockley conservation area has Victorian houses. These range from large, detached properties in wide, tree-lined roads including Wickham Road, Breakspears Road and Tressillian Road; to Arts & Crafts-inspired homes around Hilly Fields park, to small terrace cottages.
“Very villagey and community-driven — a secret gem.” This is how estate agent Simon Smith, of the local Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward office, describes Brockley.
Lettings manager at KFH, Shelley Matczak, says many student renters stay in Brockley after graduating. “We also get a lot of creative people who work in Shoreditch, as it is an easy commute on the Overground.
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Brockley’s great local state schools are one of the main reasons why families are drawn to the area, with a choice of eight primary and two secondary in Brockley itself, with many more in the neighbouring areas. For private education, a short trip away is Dulwich which has some of the country’s finest prep and public schools, as well as St Dunstan’s in nearby Catford.
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The extension of the East London Line, now part of the London Overground network, opened in May 2010. It connects Brockley with North London and is encouraging new residential development around Brockley station.
The Brockley Max is the annual community arts festival celebrating local talent, and this year it is scheduled to run from May 27 to June 4. Last year it ran in conjunction with a street art campaign to “bring back Bob” — recreating a much-loved mural of the late reggae star Bob Marley that had been destroyed to make way for new housing.
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St John’s conservation area is far more self-contained, with streets of very similar, flat-fronted early Victorian houses.
The Jack Studio Theatre in The Brockley Jack pub is a leading fringe theatre which runs an annual festival of new writing. A new cinema opened in New Cross in January, a joint venture between Goldsmiths, University of London and Curzon Cinemas.