Showcasing all things sporty in the borough…brought to you by the Lambeth Sport and Physical Activity Team.
‘Be inspired’ in the GLL HQ with a range of fun games and demonstrations for all the family. Come and try free taster sessions in Basketball, Toddlers gymnastics, high step and bounce athletics circuits not to mention the old favourite Indoor Rowing.
★ This Girl Can Lambeth led by Fight for Change★
Showcasing one of London’s most exciting initiatives to encourage females aged 14 – 25 years old to become and stay active as brought to you by the following programme’s partners:
★ Great British Tennis Weekend Arena ★
Members of the Lambeth Tennis Network delivering a range of fun and interactive tennis activities to get you swinging in time for Wimbledon! Be ready to be served up a treat…(Disclaimer: Bring your own Pimm’s, strawberries and cream)
★ Table Tennis England – Table Talent ★
Table Talent in partnership with Ping! London, Table Tennis England, and the Lambeth Table Tennis Club are on hand to help you get involved in Datto Ping; the latest craze hitting the streets…Pick up a bat and get playing now!!
★ Pedal Power – Smoothie City ★
The smoothie bike is a dynamic activity that energises a room and always raises a smile. Harness your pedal power, get fit, and blend your own smoothies in this unique and light-hearted boost to health and wellbeing delivered in partnership with Lambeth’s Healthy Lifestyles Team and Ready Steady Go!
★ London FA & St. Matthew’s Project ★
Following last year’s successful event, come and show your skills and take part in the This Girl Can Lambeth Women and Girls football festival brought to you by the St. Matthew’s Project in Partnership with the London FA. Taster sessions for all levels and tournaments will be available for all. Get involved!
England Netball are on hand to promote the popular Back to Netball and I Heart Netball programmes that are available in Lambeth and across London in partnership with their Development Team. With Netball on the rise in the borough we encourage you to join the wave!
Lambeth plays home to the famed Surrey County Cricket Club foundation who are integral in delivering activity to locally and increasing participation in the sports through a range of innovative games catered to a range of levels.
Arts & Culture Village
Arts & Culture Village
The British Army played a decisive role in the creation of the nation state of Great Britain, as we recognise it today. Our Army is not called the Royal Army (unlike the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force) because, after a historic struggle between Parliament and monarchy, the British Army has always been answerable to Parliament and the British people. If you live in Britain today, the actions of the British Army have affected the culture, traditions, government and laws of the society you live in, and, on a global scale, are continuing to do so today.
Founded in 1981, the Black Cultural Archives’ mission is to collect, preserve and celebrate the heritage and history of Black people in Britain. The UK’s first dedicated Black heritage centre opened in Brixton, London in July 2014 and includes a collection of personal papers, organisational records, rare books, ephemera, photographs and small objects.
Discover a world of magic and illusion from this unique little theatre in Herne Hill. Performances will be throughout the day on both days, along with magic workshops and the opportunity to become a magician yourself!
★ Brixton Radio ★
An independent music station, based in Brixton. Showcasing music by musicians and DJ’s playing live in Brixton. They will be broadcasting live from the show all weekend with exclusive interviews and special guests playing acoustic sets and much more.
Arts & Culture Participation
★ Gozart Carnival Mask Workshop ★
★ Whale of a Time ★
★ GaiaYoga ★
★ Plant-Art ★
★ Something’s Gonna Happen presents Ralph Tillier Circus Skills Workshop ★
★ Joy of Sound ★
★ Brasstermind ★
Cycle Zone (New for 2016)
Lambeth Sustainable Travel Team is hosting a wide range of cycling elements at this year’s show next to the cycle parking by the Herne Hill entrance.
Decorate your bike and yourself with flowers and ride from the north or the south of the borough to the show this year. Prizes for the best!
★ Dr. Bike ★
A special biker’s valet service will be available to cyclists who ride to the event and enter via the Herne Hill entrance, look for the red Cycle Confident marquee.
★ Free Bike Marking ★
Our friendly Safer Transport Team will join us to security mark bikes and add them to the national BikeRegister.
Sell your old bikes and pick up a quality assured second hand bike for a reasonable cost.
★ HGV Awareness ★
Jump up into the cab of our Veolia lorry to check out blind spots and have a chat with the driver about how we can safely road share.
★ Cycle Parking ★
There will be 3 convenient cycle parking areas this year each holding between 200-250 bikes each. Located at:
– Herne Hill Station park entrance
– Brixton Water Lane park entrance
– Norwood Road park entrance (opposite Rosendale Road)
★ Lambeth Sustainable Travel Stall ★
Come and have a chat to us about some of our projects such as Try Before You Bike, free cycle training with Cycle Confident and pedal some music!
Discovery (New for 2016)
Learn about how medicine works, how our brains function, the role of biotechnology in food production, allergy busting, gene therapy and the secret life of snot!
All day activities, talks and experiments from:
Featuring organisations and activities based around the environment and sustainability, this is the place to sign up to new initiatives and learn about how you can care more for our environment and be more sustainable in life.
Father Nature – Making outdoor spaces for playing, learning, living.
Friends of the Earth – Campaigning for solutions to environmental problems.
In 2014, Lambeth was awarded Food Flagship Borough status following a competitive bidding process by the Mayor of London. The overall vision of the Food Flagship is to support Lambeth residents to develop a love of healthy and sustainable food.
Eco Action Games – Fun & games to save the planet.
BeeUrban – promoting positive, ecologically sound practice around urban greening, building, farming and particularly bee-keeping.
Loowatt – Luxury waterless and energy producing toilets.
Find out from the NFU South East, the leading trade association for farmers and growers, how to Back British Farming and talk to real farmers to reconnect with the origins of your food. Agricultural demonstrations such as milking cattle and other farming techniques will take place across the weekend.
★ Wildlife Displays – Mini Zoo ★
★ Lambeth Country Show Farmers’ Market with It’s Your Local Market ★
Flower Zone with the RHS on Tour
Our very own Flower Show offers visitors a traditional, friendly and quaint atmosphere, with fun and exciting activities for those with green fingers.
Royal Horticultural Society – Sharing the best in gardening
The Royal Horticultural Society are delighted to be bringing their ‘On Tour’ roadshow to the Flower Zone at this year’s Lambeth Country Show. Join in the fun with family-friendly floral workshops, and buy a whole range of plants and cut flowers from specialist nurseries. There will also be informative talks from expert growers, including Matt Franks who will be launching his new book, The City Grower. RHS Garden advisors will also be on hand to offer help on all things garden related, so feel free to bring along some samples or photos of plants from your garden to quiz them about. You will also have the chance to become a member of the RHS at a discounted rate and enjoy all the benefits that membership has to offer.
– Make your own succulent planter demonstration
★ Competitions ★
All competitions are organised in partnership with the Lambeth Horticultural Society. Expect vegetable characters, scarecrow and recycled garden competitions, bonsai exhibits and fruit cakes. There’s something for everyone!
To view our competitions and to get involved, please visit our website:www.lambethcountryshow.co.
★ Musical performances ★
South London Saxophone Quartet
This year’s Main Arena will have more entertainment than ever before. All acts will perform two show per day, unless otherwise stated.
Shambush! are recreating their global hit ‘The Ultimate Kate Bush Experience’. Take part in this seriously silly tribute, alongside 17 other countries and celebrate all things Bush. Join Shambush! and hundreds more Kates for the ultimate Wuthering Heights enactment! Dust off your red dress, grab a wig and get ready to unleash your inner Bush!
Formed in 1979, Incognito provide the very best British jazz, funk and soul and have collaborated with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Paul Weller and Jocelyn Brown. They will be performing a headline 90 minute set with a full 10-piece band. Expect hits such as ‘Always There’ and ‘Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing’ to be belted across Brockwell Park. A performance not to be missed!
The Mouse Outfit was founded in 2008 by Paul Hooley (Chini) + James Defty after they met at an audition in Manchester. They formed a band and began producing UK hip hop and funk music with a number of local musicians + vocalists. After uploading a track to BBC Introducing they were asked to perform a session at BBC Maida Vale studios for the Mark Lamarr show on BBC Radio 6. ‘Escape Music’ was their debut album released in May 2013.
YolanDa is the premier female saxophonist in the UK and won the MOBO award for “Best Jazz” in 2008 and 2009. Currently touring with ‘Reggae Love Songs’ alongside Lemar and Mica Paris, YolanDa will be performing a 60 minute set with her full band.
The Correspondents consist of singer Mr Bruce and producer Chucks. Both growing up in South London, they formed in 2007 and within two years had taken their hi-octane genre-blending dance music from house parties to festival main stages.
Brasstermind are a 10-piece brass band from Brixton playing New Orleans/soul/funk/
Johnny Clarke is a Jamaican reggae musician best known for his recordings with producer Bunny Lee in the 1970s. Clarke was named Artist of the Year in Jamaica in both 1975 and 1976 and became one of the most popular singers on the island, mixing original songs with covers of popular reggae songs by other artists, and mixing roots and lovers-themed material. Catch him on our Main Stage alongside the Dub Asante Band.
Little Roy scored his first number one hit in 1969 with ‘Bongo Nyah’. As well as previously working with The Wailers and Lee “Scratch” Perry, he worked with Prince Fatty in 2011 to record a whole album of Nirvana covers to critical acclaim. Catch him performing on the Main Stage backed by the Dub Asante Band.
Matic Horns meets Soothsayers plus special guests Youthsayers. Known as one of the first and most distinguished ska artists, Rico Rodriguez MBE sadly passed away in September 2015, but his legacy lives on and we will be hosting a special tribute to this true ska and reggae trombonist master.
Stylo G has been involved in the UK underground scene since the age of 15 when he moved to the UK from Spanish Town, Jamaica. Son of the legendary dancehall artist Poison Chang, Stylo decided to follow in his father’s footsteps, making his mark in the UK.
2014 Mobo Award Winner for Best Reggae Act
Chainska Brassika feat. Natty Bo
Chainska have set stages and faces alight at festivals and during the recent ‘Grandslam’ tour support for Madness, and won the first ever World Reggae Contest at Ostroda festival in Poland which takes them to Jamaica in January to record their 2nd album at Harry J Studios.
Village Green presents Oxjam Music Festival
A collective of young musicians performing as 3 separate bands. These include Jazz/afrobeat, pop and singer songwriters.
A non-auditioning, all-embracing choir singing Mozart to ABBA, gospel to swing, musicals and new contemporary works.
★ Andy Marr ★
Acoustic folk-pop from one half of ‘My Favourite Andy’ who played on our Village Green stage in 2015.
★ Los Domingos ★
Upbeat Afro Cuban Latin jazz from a 10-piece London collective with an ever-expanding repertoire.
★ Velcro Pelmet ★
6-piece electric jazz band, based in south London playing a selection of jazz classics originally by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Weather Report and Billy Cobham.
A drumming ensemble based in New Cross playing music inspired by Latin, Brazilian, African and Caribbean rhythms.
★ Lit FM ★
A fusion of jazz-funk/soul/dub and electronica. Akin to artists such as James Brown, Portishead, Snarky Puppy and The Roots.
Global Reggae Band are a group specialising in roots & culture, lovers rock, Motown, dancehall and a verify of other music which appeals to a diverse audience in all communities from young to old.
★ Crown Lane, Vauxhall and Jubilee Primary School Choirs ★
A collection of contemporary pop, soul and funk including original arrangements and lyrics by these 3 school choirs.
★ LIPS Choir ★
LIPS Choir is a London-based 75-strong all-women choir that has been performing original arrangements of pop, garage, indie, R&B and dance classics since 2009.
an eclectic mixture of original blues and traditional folk songs, with the odd French and Spanish cover thrown in.
An exciting new singer/songwriter from South East London playing alternative pop and rock.
The Basie Millers came together with one mission – to make people dance. Early attempts to achieve this by throwing musical instruments at people’s feet soon gave way to using those instruments to play a fine selection of classic Motown and Stax soul music. The latter approach has proved more successful and marginally less dangerous.
★ Lucy May Walker ★
Lucy’s debut EP ‘We Know The Score’ was released in March 2015 and reacked #14 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.
★ Little Donna ★
a 3-piece funk/disco/rock band that will take you on a sweet musical odyssey and guarantee to get you grooving.
★ Toya Delazy ★
Jazz-pianist, producer and singer-songwriter Latoya Buthelezi, known as the dynamic jazz-electro-hip-pop phenom Toya Delazy, has made her mark as one of the country’s finest performers to break new ground in South Africa’s burgeoning music industry.