Saturday 18th + Sunday 19th July 2015, Brockwell Park, 12pm – 8pm
This weekend will be the 41st Lambeth Country Show. After the anniversary theme of last year, this year will be a ‘Festival of Love’, with an onsite installation, competitions and activities based around the theme of Love. For those who’ve never been before the Country Show is part farmers’ market, part music festival, part community arts and crafts exhibition, part world food celebration — exactly what you’d expect of a traditional country fair that’s made South London it’s home for four decades.
I go to the LCS most years, in fact my earliest memory of the fair is of poking my tiny child’s fingers through the gaps of a metal cage to stroke very excitable and very little baby chicks. As a teenage I can remember sitting with friends in the long grass by the arena eating BBQ and watching the jousting show. And lately snoozing in the sunshine with ice cream after an eventful night before.
Footage of Lambeth Country Show 2014
As you can imagine I’ve been looking forward to it. LCS veterans the Knights of the Damned who usually put on the jousting will this year be entertaining us with a Magna Carta 800th anniversary themed show in the Main Arena. I can only hope it will be full of their usual jokes and good cheer. Other regular favourites like the fun fair, sheep sheering display and Vauxhall City Farm will be returning (in case you’re on the lookout for cute animals to pet). While the new Eco Zone will debut this year, with environmental organisations, workshops and a bee hive (I suggest you don’t pet the bees, no matter how cute).
Over the weekend there will be the opportunity to take part in sports games, dance lessons and watch children’s community theatre. Showcasing arts activities and classes from around Lambeth. This year there’ll also be a 60m zip wire for those wanting to add a hit of adrenaline to their chill-out weekend vibe.
As always it’s free entry and there are no tickets, just turn up at Brockwell Park. There’ll be live music across two stages including reggae, funk & soul, afro-fusion, samba and much more. A variety of food and drink stalls to meet all your needs, whether you’re looking to snack on some fries, fill up on jerk chicken and rice, cold down with some fresh juice or toast the (hopefully) good weather with a beer.
The Lambeth Country Show is basically an opportunity for the community to get together share some good food, cool talents and have a bit of fun.
So whether you want to try your hand at puppet making, martial arts or hanging onto a zip wire … … Or just hanging onto a cold cider while you chill out on the grass listening to reggae, the Lambeth County Show should be a consideration for this weekend. Especially as the current weather reports say it’s going to be 24C on Saturday and 26C on Sunday.
For more info about whats on visit the LCS website