Have a day out in the countryside, smack bang in the middle of Brockwell Park, at the 44th Lambeth Country Show, writes Laura Burgoine…
With a unique line-up of events and performance, the community festival celebrates the very best of the city and countryside. Last year over 150,000 people attended throughout the weekend; the show is one of the biggest free family festivals in the UK.
This year’s Lambeth Country Show is free and un-ticketed. There’s horticultural shows, sheep and owl displays, home grown vegetable and flower competitions, an abundance of craft and food stalls and the Show’s onsite farm.
The council has redesigned the usual layout of the festival across the park, increasing the size of the Main Arena and the newly named Brockwell Farm area. The main funfair is returning this year, however there’s still the children’s funfair and bouncy castle rides.
Music always plays a big part of the show too, featuring a mix of dub, Afro-beat, disco, jazz, folk, ska and soul. Sunday will welcome back Roots Reggae Day to the Main Stage while the Village Green stage will showcase an eclectic mix of local talent playing acoustic folk, choir, soul and pop, along with steel orchestras and samba bands.
Lambeth Country Show is on July 21 and 22 from 12 noon-8pm. Last entry in to the event is at 6:30pm on both days. Admission: free. More information here.