The Brockley Deli at The Conservatoire is Open!
9am - 7pm Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday
The Brockley Deli at The Conservatoire in the former print room of the stunning Grade II listed 19th Century Art Building, provides the best in artisan coffee, beautiful and decadent cakes, sandwiches and hot food made with organic and locally sourced ingredients.
The café is accessible to all, pram-friendly and will linked directly to the ‘Creativity Garden’, creating a lovely oasis in the village where people can sit and relax while their children play in a creative, safe space. The café hosts exhibitions and performances by Conservatoire students and tutors, hold pop up events and is open for ‘wine and nibbles’ evenings.
About The Brockley Deli
The Brockley Deli limited is the culmination of 25 years of catering experience and 16 years of friendship between Martin Murray and Zoltan Abbott (Directors). The deli started in Brockley in order to provide excellent coffee, food, wine and treats to provide local people with a great place to go, to meet friends, to bring their children and to enjoy their neighbourhood. The Brockley Deli at the Conservatoire seeks to provide a similar advantage to all who visit the Blackheath Conservatoire.
About The Conservatoire
In 1881, William Webster built the Conservatoire with bonds from local people who felt that art and music should be at the centre of the community. It was the first music conservatoire in the country and includes one of its last purpose built Victorian life drawing studios, arguably the best drawing studio in London. The Conservatoire has been the starting place for a number of famous people, including Kate Bush, Jools Holland and Gary Oldman.
Over the last three years, The Conservatoire has been undergoing a radical and exciting transformation of its business model and the organization as a whole. A core part of this is a re-think of what our role should be in a 21st century community, We fully believe in the intrinsic value of arts and music, but we also know that they can have a major impact on enhancing individual self-esteem, raising aspirations, developing 21st century skills, bringing diverse communities together and helping young people (especially from disadvantaged backgrounds) to reach their full potential.
As a result, our new Social Enterprise business model uses the proceeds from our fundraising efforts and the profits from our paid-for arts and music courses to fund social impact and outreach projects for young people, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Our transformation and reinvigoration over the last few years has so far tripled the number of people who engage with us annually. In 2014 roughly 3,000 people took paid lessons or courses with us, another 8,000 participated in one of our community events (5,000 people visiting our pop Beach alone!) and 1,000 children participated in our free social outreach projects.