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Rdb811
-13th July 2010, 21:00
Streatham will be demonstrating fencing at the Lambeth Country Show this weekened - Brockwell Park, Herne Hilll - both days. We have a marquee this time (plus photo in the Show guide) . Usual problem - we're short of people so if you'd like to come along I'd be very relieved - contact via PM me if interested or fancy bringing a team.


Website is:

http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/Environment/ParksGreenSpaces/EventsInParks/LambethCountryShow.htm

(we are somewhere around page 22 of the flyer)

Hungry Hippo
-14th July 2010, 06:28
........... Lambeth Country Show ........

Lambeth Country Show? Isn't that a contradiction of the highest order?

Lambeth's not well known for it's green spaces - mainly the not-so-well known, and decidedly dodgy, Brockwell Park, and the rather hilly but slightly prettier Streatham Common.

The council are rather stretching the imagination here, but all credit to you, Roger, for getting Fencing to reach out to the public - good luck on the day, and I hope it goes well for you.

Rdb811
-14th July 2010, 12:14
The Lambeth Country Show is long running and well attended event. Not sure how long or why, though.

(Ther is also Kennington Park and half each of Tooting and Clapham Commons plus a number of smaller spaces in Lambeth).

Rdb811
-14th July 2010, 21:37
From the e-mail flyer - my emaphasis:



On the 17th & 18th July 2010, 11am to 7pm, Brockwell Park will play host to one of London ’s largest free family festivals the Lambeth Country Show. With a mix of live music, countryside pursuits, traditional competitions the show really does have something to offer all of its 100,000 visitors over the weekend.

Council Leader Steve Reed said; “If you have never been before then I can’t recommend it highly enough – its London ’s best free family weekend out and shows off the vibrancy and creativity of the people of Lambeth like nothing else.”

This years’ main stage will be jumping with the likes of The Thirst, Jazzie B’s Soul II Soul, Alabama 3 Unplugged and The Twinkle Brothers. For those who like folk and country the village green will showcase an eclectic mix of local and national talent.

Now in its second year Cultivate is a zone dedicated to arts, dance, culture and participation and this year it was awarded the coveted Inspire Mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 London Games.

Cultivate 2010 is set to get those creative thoughts flowing with workshops ranging from making your own purse or pencil case to creating your own carnival masks which will culminate in a carnival procession at 3.30pm on Sunday, so if you fancy being part of the carnival make sure you come along to Cultivate!

Activate is an exciting new addition to this years show. If you fancy becoming the next Dame Ella McCarthy, why not try out the sailing simulator and take your chance on the waves around the world? Or take a shot at the Streatham Red Skins Ice Hockey Goalie and see if you should be getting your skates on! There are lots of other sports to try and demonstrations to watch including, zumba dancing, fencing, tennis and basketball and all activities are free!

The ever popular flower zone is blooming this year with new, fun and exciting activities. The challenge is to think green, be resourceful, get creative and enter your very own scarecrow fitting the theme ‘Rags to riches: stars from film, music and stage’ or plant your very own ‘Incredible Edible’ wheelbarrow. Both competitions are free to enter and are open to all ages, with scarecrow workshops taking place on Saturday 3pm -4pm and Sunday 3pm-4pm, please visit www.lambeth.gov.uk for more information.

A truly exciting new addition to this years show is the first ever Lambeth Country Show Gardeners’ Question Time, in association with Lambeth Horticultural Society, hosted by special guest celebrity gardeners Pippa Greenwood and Chris Collins. The hottest free ticket in Lambeth this unique event will take place on Saturday 17th July, 3pm – 4pm. Places are limited so register for your free seat or submit a question to the panel by contact the Lambeth Events Team details on the website www.lambeth.gov.uk

For those with green fingers and those who like to bake a cake the ever popular Flower Show is in full swing. With 84 classes there is something to enter for everyone from Bonsai exhibits to Boiled Fruit Cake, entry forms brochures can be ordered through the Lambeth website.

A key feature of the show is bringing the country to the city. The event organisers Lambeth Council have listened to feedback from last years show and extended this area of the festival. Vauxhall City Farm will be bringing more animals than ever including an alpaca! Billy Kinghorn will be leading an interactive course on baking through the ages, looking at bread making in all its forms. Berkley Owls will have a display of Owls and a live show in the main arena, Riffham Donkeys will be offering donkey rides and there will be the return of the much loved sheep shearing.

The Lambeth Country Show offers a showcase to the vibrant, talented and creative communities which work and live in the borough. During the 2 days over 100 local charities and organisations will be exhibiting at the show, giving visitors an insight into the work they do and explaining how people can get involved. There will also be a chance to talk directly with council departments about the services which they have to offer throughout the year.

Don’t forget to pick up your Lambeth Country Show brochure on the day at the Information booths and make sure we keep Brockwell Park tidy by recycling and binning all litter. We have attached a pdf version of the brochure for your information too. Visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/countryshow for more information and up to date news on the show.

We look forward to seeing you at the show this year.

All the best

Warmest Regards,

The Lambeth Country Show Events Team
Adults’ and Community Services

Rdb811
-20th July 2010, 16:41
It was big - I suspect the music stage was the same as the Other Stage at Glastonbury. We had a great time, had a lot of people watch, gave a lot of taster sessions - we had a marquee with flooring - I'd like to thank everyone who helped out.

We will be doing the sane again in Kennington Park on Sat 18/ Sun 19th 12-5 pm September at a smaller sports event ("Activate") - given the need to keep a piste going for that length of time (to atract attention) and "show and tell" to the audience, we need at least ten fencers around most of the time - therefore if anybody fancies coming to fence or setting up a match, please PM me.