A huge thank you...
A huge thank you to all individuals and organisations that have contributed their time and resources to this virtual event. It wouldn’t have happened without all of your efforts and contributions.
We would also like to say a big thank you to all of you at home for taking part in all our activities, performances and competitions.
Virtual Flower Show Results
Run in conjunction with the Lambeth Horticultural Society, there will be 20 different classes to enter.
Flower and pot plant exhibits – Fruit and vegetables exhibits – Floral art exhibits – Children’s exhibits – Domestic exhibits – Handicraft exhibits.
Not forgetting the highly anticipated Vegetable Sculpture Competition (Class 14)
Although part of the Flower Show, this class deserves a section all to itself. Our Vegetable Sculpture Competition attracts unrivalled interest and queues around the block from people itching to see these amazing vegetable pieces of art – not forgetting puns galore.
All entries will be displayed on Instagram and judged by the public.
As always, there is no specific theme for this competition. You can use any type of recycled container for your garden; an old wheelbarrow, a shopping crate, a washing up bowl or even an old tyre. You can plant anything from a mini vegetable plot to a flower bed.
All entries will be displayed on Instagram and judged by the public.
COVID-19: Keeping Lambeth Safe
The Sports and Physical Activity Team not only looks to develop community programmes for the wider community, but we offer advice and guidance towards operational standards. To support this process, we work with several internal, external and pan London training providers, such as Sport England, London Sport and our voluntary support agency, Integrate.
BETTER working in partnership with Lambeth Sports and Leisure Team and local sports clubs and providers.
We look forward to seeing you all again in Activate next year where you will be able to take part in all of our free activities such as the popular ‘Tom Daly Diving’ Velcro wall, pop up tennis, toddlers play, Clapham Gymnastics coaching sessions, football with St Matthews Project, Volleyball with Little Giants Volleyball Club and many more.
In the meantime we have lots of activities and programmes available this summer at your local BETTER Lambeth Leisure Centre from Monday 26 July – Friday 27 August 2021.
The Active Travel Team consists of Suzy Harrison, Tariq Butt, Joe Lindsay Alex Watson and Sam Dillon, our Sustrans’ Healthy Streets Officer.
We work on a range of projects to support schools and residents in making the choice to travel sustainably.
These projects include:
For more information on the projects that we work on please visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/activetravel
Arts & Culture
BASE Dance studios are based in Vauxhall, London offering a variety of dance classes in a range of styles.
The BASE Podcast focuses on a variety of topics in and around the dance and performing industry. Starting engaging conversations to enhance knowledge and further understanding. Hosted by John Graham, the Pod delves into topics such as class culture, mental health within dance, getting your foot in the door and gender and representation within the industry.
BASE Podcast, Episode 5: House of Androgyny
Video, Part One: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNc6nO1nIhq/
Video, Part Two: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNc__vxHDnV/
The Boury Academy CIC is a Not For Profit Performing Arts School designed to increase access to Affordable Professional Training to children and young people age 4-18. We are based in Oval, Lambeth and currently operate on Sunday Afteroons.
E Squad is street/commercial dance group of youth members aged 6 to 16 and will be demonstrating their latest performances to show everyone what they have been working on.
Joy of Sound practices and promotes social inclusion through music, movement and creative arts. They run weekly year-round participatory music sessions, and regular combined arts projects.
They will be hosting 1 hour fun-time music based sessions to energise and uplift you for all ages and ability. 2-3pm on both days. Email to book your place: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Mighty and Wise? –Maryam’s name begins with M and she is one hell of a Mighty Character – She is Smart, Intelligent and sweet and beautiful all at the same time!
Hakeem The Wise One:- Which is absolutely TRUE- As young as he is people tend to call him (Little Big Man) based on how he thinks, and advice he gives to the adults in his life- Wiser than his years! “A True inspiration- WISER THAN HIS YEARS!!”
Maryam (Mighty) and Hakeem (Wise) Truly connects with their African Heritage- Their Mother writes poetry and one day was inspired to write a rap song for her children- it took her about 30 minutes by the Grace Of God!
MIA have been included in the Lambeth Country Show lineup for years. They are a group of women dancers aged between 67 and 87 who present a programme of modern show type dances to upbeat music.
Shamha Vibration is a Community Interest Company based in Brixton, South London. We use funding from organisations including The National Lottery Community Fund and The London Community Foundation along with profits from our commercial activities to provide free African drumming workshops and free Moroccan food workshops in Communities throughout London, particularly the South East.
We also use our funding and profits to organise and present free music and dance events and free Moroccan Kitchen events for local residents of all ages. Shamha Vibration was founded by Djina Jones in 2014.
The South London Theatre is a large, well-established, repertory-style non-professional theatre based at the Old Fire Station in West Norwood. The theatre was founded in 1967 and has been thriving ever since. We operate as a members’ club and are always keen to attract new faces to our organisation.
Big Fish Little Fish Virtual Family Kitchen Raves
Award winning Big Fish Little Fish is the original family rave and started in Brixton 2013. They have played to a million people all over the UK, Ireland and Australia, in the V&A Museum, National Gallery, iconic clubs such as fabric and festivals from Glastonbury to Melbourne Music Week. DJs from Basement Jaxx to The Orb have graced their decks – bringing raving to the next generation.
Last year they started weekly free stream DJ sets – The Kitchen Raves with DJs such as Slipmatt, Altern 8, Mark XTC, 2 Bad Mice, Primecuts and Aphrodite – to take us through the Lockdowns. These featured on Sky News, BBC and The Mirror and had over 1 millions views. For the Virtual Lambeth Country Show the sets are from BFLF Founder Hannah Saunders’ own kitchen in Brixton and feature original junglist legend DJ Jumpin Jack Frost and acid house original DJ Lol Hammond (Drum Club) – South Londoners one and all!
Black Cultural Archives
Based at 1 Windrush Square, the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) is the only national heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK. It’s mission is to also inspire and give strength to individuals, communities and society.
At our HQ we run a series of gallery exhibitions, educational programmes and public engagement events. We provide free access to our unique set of archives, museum objects and reference library. You can visit our online digital showcase space featuring exhibits on Sickle Cell Anaemia in Britain and Breaking Barriers with stories about Black Leadership in the UK and much more.
In conversation with Steve McQueen, Director
A conversation with award winning film director Steve McQueen (Small Axe).
BCA talked with the acclaimed director Steve McQueen as we discussed his series, Small Axe. Hosted by journalist and strategist Nadine Drummond, the pair discussed how the series came about and his hope is for its legacy. This event was produced and recorded by TGRG on behalf of Black Cultural Archives.
Quincy the Comedian, book reading for children
Also, we published our first book last month on Windrush Day called ‘The Place for Me’ which includes stories from many contributors about their Windrush experiences. It’s now an Amazon Bestseller!
One of the contributors, Quincy the Comedian gave a reading. Here’s the link to the recording:
Black Cultural Archives and Scholastic published the BCA’s first full colour children’s book, ‘The Place for Me’ on Windrush Day 2021. Drawn from the Black Cultural Archives, this book presents 12 stories inspired by the real people of the Windrush Generation. The foreward was written by Dame Floella Benjamin.
Watch the video to hear contributor Qunicy the Comedian recount his experiences of the Windrush generation as he reads his own story from the book.
Other contributors include: K. N. Chimbiri, Kevin George, Salena Godden, Judy Hepburn, Ashley Hickson-Lovence, Kirsty Latoya, Katy Massey, E. L. Norry and Jermain Jackman.
The book also includes 10 fact sections and many photos from the archive and is available from the BCA Bookstore – https://blackculturalarchives.org/shop/the-place-for-me
Charities & Community Groups
Charities and Community Groups from Lambeth and beyond make up a huge part of the show each year. Below you will find information about them along with links to the campaigns and fundraising they are currently doing to help raise some much needed awareness.
Age Exchange provides creative engagement and support to about 150 people with dementia and their carers every week. The team came up with the idea of Reminiscence Arts Activity Boxes when the charity had to close its doors earlier this month due to the coronavirus pandemic. The team have carefully designed the contents to improve the mental health, mood and engagement of someone with dementia.
The UK’s leading dementia charity. We campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.
Since the 1950’s Lambeth has been home to the UK’s biggest black community with people of African and Caribbean origin, making valuable and sustained contributions to the cultural and economic life of the UK. Black Thrive is a partnership between communities, statutory organisations, voluntary and private sector. They work together to reduce the inequality and injustices experienced by Black people in mental health services.
We help shape the future of Brixton by working to understand our history and built environment. To do this we hold regular meetings, lead heritage walks, and produce publications about our local area. Our members come from all walks of life and all parts of Brixton, helping to enrich our discussions and campaigns.
Our vision is that young people’s lives are free from inequality, rich with opportunity and enriched by happy, healthy relationships.
Business Launchpad is dedicated to transforming young lives through enterprise in London and across the UK. Based in Wandsworth, south London, our charity has earned the Social Enterprise Mark for the work we do to support young people in starting and growing their own businesses.
The Lambeth Carers Card… Do you look after someone who has an illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction? Do you or the person you care for live in Lambeth? Visit our website to find out how the Lambeth Carers Card can help you.
The Lambeth Carers Card gives unpaid carers access to discounts at local participating businesses, local information and online resources to help your caring role. The Lambeth Carers Card is run in partnership by Carers Hub Lambeth and My Social.
We collect and redistribute surplus food to those in need on a no judgement basis. We also have a back to work scheme whereby we help our guests get back into work by providing training for them.
Connect Lambeth strives to improve the quality of life for Older People (55+), disabled adults (18+), adults with long term conditions and all careers including young carers (5-18). We offer a range of services powered by Age UK, Disability Advice Service Lambeth (dasl) and the Carers Hub.
Faiths Together in Lambeth (FTiL) is an independent, Lambeth-wide body, fostering constructive relationships among faith communities and promoting faith and multi-faith involvement in the civic life of the borough.
Insight into Islam organises regular courses for new muslims and those interested in learning more about Islam . Our courses, literature and educational videos are available free of charge.
Wandsworth Oasis are a local charity raising money for people living with HIV, largely through its eleven charity shops in and around the borough.
Parents And Children Together – PACT – is an adoption charity that has been building and strengthening families since 1911.
PACT finds adoptive parents from across the south east for children waiting in care for a loving and permanent family. PACT is rated outstanding by Ofsted and offers award-winning support to its families for life.
PACT is looking for people of all ages, backgrounds, sexualities and ethnicities who would consider becoming adoptive parents for the children who wait the longest for adoption. These include:
WLM (West London Mission) empowers people affected by homelessness, poverty and trauma to make positive changes in their lives. We have been delivering social care for vulnerable people since 1887 and currently have a number of services across London. Our diverse projects share a common vision of enabling transformative change for people in challenging circumstances.
Our services include:
WLM St Luke’s is our neighbourhood skills hub located in the heart of Kennington. It is a vibrant community space where we are focused on financial resilience and digital inclusion for the local community. We want the people that use our services to feel confident about managing their money and to gain the skills to get online. With courses and workshops, we empower people to boost their strengths and knowledge and to support each other and devise creative solutions to the problems that they face. We also provide meeting rooms and offices hire as well as low cost housing for key workers in our renovated spaces. You can visit WLM St Luke’s at 25A Wincott Street, Kennington, SE11 4NT or get in touch on email@example.com
To find out more about our work, please visit our website www.wlm.org.uk, subscribe to our monthly newsletter and follow West London Mission on social media.
We have two fantastic cooking demonstrations for you that have been kindly donated to us by the wonderful people at Network Norwood. The second edition of the Wild Norwood Festival took place last year and many events were livestreamed including these two cooking demos.
Wild Norwood is a festival woven around a Window Wanderland with the theme ‘Nature in an urban environment’. The organisers progrmmed 63 events, some live – some live streamed, which included many speakers including Sir Tim Smit from the Eden Project and several authors all relating to the theme. All the live streamed videos can be found on the Norwood Forum Facebook page.
Video 1: Crab Apple Jelly with Wendy Yates from Fruition (You can also use quince!)
Video 2: Mushroom Pilaou and Mushroom Sabzi with Nida & Saher from Lucknow 2 London.
The British Society for Immunology represents scientists and doctors who study the immune system. A key part of our work is to spark interest in and strengthen understanding of immunology. We aim to ensure that the public benefits from the successes of immunology by communicating with and inspiring a wide range of audiences.
Find out more about the intriguing history of the “two mills in one” and the Ashby family who milled there. Discover the history of the area around Brixton Hill and the other 11 mills in Lambeth.
The Chocolate Museum are Brixton based with a mission to inspire a passion for learning about quality chocolate and its history both in Britain and worldwide.
Welcome to Girlguiding London South West County! We have Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and adult programmes across Lambeth and Wandsworth boroughs, which include a variety of opportunities for all our members aged 5 – 18 years old: from outdoor camps and sleepovers in unusual places to International trips in far flung countries across the world!
We welcome volunteers who would like to give their time to share their skills and passions with local girls in their community. We will be showcasing some of our great activities that our members take part in at weekly unit meetings so you can give them a go at home!
The Institute of Imagination is a Lambeth based charity creating space to re-imagine our world, together. Their goal is to spark imaginations everywhere through our events, training, partnerships and research.
Welcome to The Rig! An interactive installation combining percussion, musical exploration, creativity and adventure. Designed by professional musicians and artists, The Rig is a unique musical soundscape with an exciting visual impact aimed at kids from 1 to 100 years old! The ‘Team Rig’ family of passionate, fun and friendly musicians, host The Rig and love sharing its sonic secrets with you!
A circus science show for children and families starring two women scientists turned circus performers. Below you will find some useful resources to go alongside their fun videos:
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses (BPCG) is a community garden in the centre of Lambeth’s Brockwell Park. Our beautiful, large site includes an orchard, a series of demonstration gardens, a walled herb garden and two large greenhouses.
We help people grow through learning, and learn through growing. We run a garden volunteering scheme, school visits, family events, courses and workshops. At BPCG, people learn about conserving the environment and wildlife, to appreciate nature and to understand organic gardening and food growing – and all in a very friendly community spirit. We host school visits and childrens’ activities on Monday to Wednesday.
We are open to the public and for garden volunteering four days a week, Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm (GMT) and to 5pm (BST). We also welcome the assistance of Corporate Volunteer groups.
Froglife is a national wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles – frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards – and saving the habitats they depend on.
Roots and Shoots provides vocational training for young people from the inner city, mainly from the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. Up to thirty 16-25 year olds who have had difficulty coping in the traditional educational system spend a year learning with us. Alongside this training we involve local schools and the wider community by establishing our site as an important green space for urban biodiversity.
Founded in 1910 in Tulse Hill, the South London Botanical Institute has a beautiful botanical garden and runs a wide range of courses, workshops, school visits and events for all ages. See short films about our activities on YouTube and find out more about us.
Vauxhall City Farm is a city farm located in Vauxhall in the London Borough of Lambeth. The farm is run as a charity focusing on education, youth work, animal care and horticulture and is a centre for Riding for the Disabled.
Farm Yard Circus began creating work together in March 2019. We are a company of 9 circus performers and musicians from the south west England, focused on creating outdoor circus theatre performances set and based around life on a farm.
This short interactive film follows two of our more mischievous acrobats in their daily life on the farm. Exactly how well behaved they are is up to you! Navigate your way through multiple storylines and try to find all the possible endings. We hope you enjoy creating your own adventure on the farm.
The unique family-run business of “CJ’s Birds of Prey” has successfully developed over the past 15 years to become one of the most popular and professional Birds of Prey Display Teams in the UK.
They will be giving us a tour of their home where they breed a huge array of species featuring owls, eagles and hawks. An educational video for all ages.
Flower Show Talks with RHS Members
The RHS is the world’s leading gardening charity and have been attending the show for a number of years as part of their RHS on Tour programme. We’re delighted to be working with them once again with a series of talks from independant horticulturists and virtual garden tours.
With over 30 years experience as a gardening journalist – including 22 years as Editor of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine – Adam has worked as a broadcaster in TV and radio, and a horticultural consultant to the garden industry.
Alan has been gardening since he was about 3 years old, when he had a small veggie patch in his parent’s garden. He’s a biologist by formal training, and now a freelance environmental consultant and enthusiastic amateur gardener as well as a public speaker on many things related to allotments, growing and consuming vegetables. He lives and gardens in Hampshire on the South Coast and has had his current allotment for 14 years.
An Allotment Year – covers an overview of the vegetable growing on an allotment over the course of a year, looking at the different seasons, what’s happening when, sprinkled with anecdotes and stories from my experiences. I’ve previously tailored this to cover companion planting, pests and diseases, different growing methods (raised beds, back to Eden gardening), but there are other options.
Plot to Plate – is a bit of a mix of growing and cooking focused around vegetables (veg plot to dinner plate). I can bias it to growing or cooking whichever you’d prefer. I cover growing different veg to complement one another in cookery, what to do with gluts of veg, what to grow in small plots or containers that can be used in recipes, seasonality and seasonal recipes. I also talk a little about seasonal foods and celebrations e.g. harvest festival, Michaelmas.
Being an official judge comes with a lot of responsbility and technical know how. Bryn delivers a talk on the ins and outs of being an RHS judge.
My talk includes information on the history of the auricula, a little ‘light’ botany, varieties, tips on cultivation and propagation supported by photographs and demonstrations followed by questions and answers. It can be tailored to suit the audience in terms of time and content. For the past two years I have been a guest speaker on the GROW stage at the Harrogate Spring flower show. In my work I have been a professional business speaker and presenter for almost 30 years and always seek to deliver something that is entertaining, interesting and of value.
Pauline delivers a talk on the Sussex Prairie Garden.
An Asian Hornet sighting was confirmed in Kent on September 9th 2019. Everyone is asked to keep a look-out for them. Sam delivers a talk about these very big and dangerous insects.
A series of talks from the RHS welcomes Sophie Leguil talking about weeds and their uses.
Stephen Powles, is a passionate and award winning wildlife photographer who often takes on the most challenging of subjects. He lives in Devon and has a particular interest in otters, tawny owls, hedgehogs and hornets and made three TV appearances.
Friends of Brockwell Park
At this year’s Virtual Lambeth Country Show, the Friends of Brockwell Park is proud to launch an exciting accessibility section of its website: https://www.friendsofbrockwellpark.org/accessibility/
This section has a map of Brockwell Park, with detailed guidance notes on how it can be more accessible for all, whether you are disabled, have reduced mobility, care for an adult or child with a special educational need or disability (SEND), or just want to get out to improve your physical health and wellbeing.
Features of the map include information about travel to the park, toilets, food and drink, benches, ‘touchpoints’ (sensory experiences) and two suggested strolls in level areas.
The accessibility page represents two years’ work and an investment of £2000 by the Friends.
A free paper leaflet of the map will be available at Brockwell Hall and local shops. We will post the free leaflet to you if you send a stamped, addressed envelope to: FOBP Access Leaflet, PO Box 27810, London SE24 9WN.
This initiative is supported by the Lambeth Parks Department and by Brockwell Park Community Partners.
Healthwatch Lambeth: Mental Health & Wellbeing
Immersive Experiences (Astronomy, Science & Space)
Immersive Experiences® is the multi-award winning multi-functional digital VR, planetariums & immersive projection service provider. Boasting the world’s largest fleet of planetariums, domes and geodesics – they have been attending LCS for a number of years in Discovery and kindly offering live planetarium shows covering talks and films for our virtual event.
Join their Astrophycist and Planetarium Presenter for a hour of interactive astronomy learning and fun. Bring your questions, win prizes and try to spot as many wonders in the night sky.
Suitable for all ages, and delivered via Zoom link, but a free ticket required.
SATURDAY @ 1pm – Constellations Virtual Sky Tour
SUNDAY @ 1pm – Solar System Virtual Sky Tour
Lambeth Archives at the Virtual Lambeth Country Show
Lambeth Archives will be spending the weekend reflecting on Country Shows from Lambeth’s past – check out some wonderful memories on their Twitter @LambethArchives.
Lambeth Families Information Service
Family services and information provides free, reliable and impartial information and assistance to parents, carers, professionals and young people about local services and activities available to you and your family.
Lambeth Gold Commercial Services
Lambeth Council is proud to deliver a range of affordable services to provide local residents and businesses a fast, local and reliable solution for your day-to-day needs. Every time you choose our services, you’re also giving back to Lambeth, which is why using Lambeth Gold Commercial Services is a great way to help your community grow.
To find out more, watch the short video here:
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Lambeth Links is a forum for one of the largest LGBTQ+ Communities in the UK, for times of need and times of celebration within Lambeth.
Despite lockdown, LLambeth Links is reaching out in Pride Month for people to join and get involved in a project to celebrate Lambeth’s role in LGBTQ+ history in 2021.
Veolia Lambeth work with residents and the council to improve recycling, promote reuse and reduce the amount of waste produced in the borough.
Lambeth SEND Local Offer
Welcome to Lambeth’s Local Offer. This is the place to find out about services and support for children and young people, aged 0 to 25, with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
Whether you want to know about education, health, social care or how to prepare for adult life; whether you’re a parent or carer, a young person or a professional, choose the path that’s right for you.
Join The Art Society’s virtual journey around the world with a new lecture programme.
Follow in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg and explore 24 destinations over 80 days – from wherever you are. Be guided by their Accredited Lecturers as you enjoy the arts from around the globe.
No steamer, railway or elephant required. Start your journey here.
Carmina Masoliver is a poet from south London, and founder of She Grrrowls feminist arts nights. She has been sharing her poetry on both the page and the stage for over a decade, and her small chapbook was published by Nasty Little Press in 2014.
Her latest book ‘Circles’ is published by Burning Eye Books (2019) and is an illustrated epic poem. Carmina was long-listed for the Young Poet Laureate for London award in 2013, and the inaugural Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships in 2017, the Out-Spoken Prize in Performance Poetry in 2018 and the Grindstone International Poetry Prize in 2020. Alumni of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective, she has featured at nights such as Bang Said the Gun, and festivals including Latitude, Bestival and Lovebox both as a collective and individually. She performed internationally whilst living abroad, in Singapore, and in Spain.
The Chocolate Poetry Club (CPC) is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that began life in South London, in 2014. Made up of writers, readers and chocolate eaters, CPC is “ReStorying” the world. Committed to championing world changing artists, phenomenal chocolate and celebrating progressive organisations with powerful stories of change.
I am a performance poet, writer and food blogger. I have a podcast which I co host with 2 writers and I am currently a presenter on a community radio station which covers the four boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth, Merton and Richmond. I also have a food blog where I upload my own food creations.
Poetic Unity is a Brixton based charity that provides support and services for young people across the UK. Our vision is to give young people a voice and to empower them to reach their highest potential. We use poetry as a tool to support young people create positive change in their lives and in society.
Book Love is curating, showcasing and bringing together the best multicultural content the world of arts has to offer. An award winning collective of educators, artists, musicians, creatives, aunties, uncles, parents and grandparents working together to make multicultural matter.
With no live action again for 2021, we decided to treat you to the next best thing. A musical celebration for Lambeth residents with a select group of artists that live in the borough, south London or have previously performed on our Main Stage over the years. Special thanks to Culture Promotions and all artists for being part of our Brockwell Park Music Jam Garden.
Since moving from Japan to the UK, Megumi Mesaku (Miss Megoo), has played her saxophone with some of the most distinctive and original Ska and Reggae musicians still alive today, playing with bands such as The Trojans, Top Cats, The Skatalites and Ska Cubano. After returning from a tour of Japan, Megumi decided she wanted to bring all of these great musicians together to sing a number of songs, including “What a Wonderful World”, a favourite to many of them.
Lucy Randell is a confident, versatile, accomplished vocalist and songwriter, regularly performing sold out shows in London at prestigious venues including KOKO, Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Café, and The Elgar rooms. She has worked with a variety of music producers, as well as lending backing vocals for Trevor Horn, The Gorillaz and The Streets.
She will be singing a tribute to Amy Winehouse on what will be the week of the 10th anniversary of her passing.
Conscious Rebel, Singer Songwriter and Content Creator. British-Ghanaian Nina Rose returns with the ultimate feel-good summer antham “Sweet Talk”. Fasten your seatbelt for this one because Nina Rose is just getting started on leaving a striking impact on the UK afrofusion scene.
Teshay Makeda, The Empress Of Roots Soul, is a South London based singer, songwriter and performer. Teshay’s Rastafarian upbringing has naturally rooted her eclectic musical style, which consists of Reggae, Soul and RnB.
Her self titled debut EP led to performances at The Albany, The Old Vic, Lambeth Country Show, Rototom Sunsplash Festival and most recently a sold out solo show at Hampstead Jazz Club.
As they say, if you’re going through hell, keep going. It’s a mantra that has been the foundation upon which avant-garde rapper CHOZE has built his underground empire.
The London-based artist, at first, was travelling down quite a different path in life; his success was born of a failure that saw him have to build his self-esteem from the ground up. As a young teenager, he had been scouted to train for professional football teams from Millwall to Queen’s Park Rangers, but an ankle injury saw his untimely release. It was then that he decided to pursue his most abiding passion: music.
Brother Culture started singing on sound systems in 1982 . Has worked with Mad Professor, The Prodigy, Manasseh and Adrian Sherwood.
MC, songwriter, vocal chameleon. Front man for Dreadzone.
Earl Sixteen, born in Kingston Jamaica and now resident in Brixton, is a reggae singer whose career began in the mid-1970s.
Born in February 1953 in Whitfield Town, Kingston, Jamaica (and now resident in Brixton), Earl Lowe, better known as Little Roy was first inspired musically by his older brother Campbell, who wrote ‘I’m Going To Cool It (aka `Cool It)’, which the singer subsequently performed in an audition with Jackie Mittoo at Coxson Dodd‘s Studio One operation in Brentford Road.
Master drummer! Henri has been teaching the art of authentic African djembe playing in the UK since 1992 and his performing group, Kaagô, has been showcasing African performing arts for 25 years.
Main Stage Playlists
We have put together a playlist for you all featuring artists that have performed on our Main Stage on Saturday throughout the years, as well as music from some well-known local heroes and songs we feel sum up the wonderful atmosphere of the show.
Expect music from the likes of Jocelyn Brown, Imagination, Odyssey, Hot 8 Brass Band, Cymande, Incognito, Loose Ends, Osibisa and many more.
We have put together a playlist for you all featuring artists that have performed on our Main Stage on Sunday throughout the years. Sunday has become known as our Roots Day and has featured international acts from across the globe showcasing the very best in reggae, dub, ska, lovers rock and more.
Expect music from the likes of Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell, Aswad, Dawn Penn, Janet Kay, Steel Pulse, Michael Prophet, Cornell Campbell, Max Romeo and many more.
Music Masters is leading the way in changing the story of music education. A registered charity founded by Victoria Robey OBE and Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky in 2008, we have spent years pioneering an award-winning approach to music education, making it accessible to all.
And when we say all — we mean all. Every single child should have the opportunity to experience the extraordinary power of music in their lives, no matter their background. By championing diversity and inclusion in music education, we challenge what is possible and provide excellence for everyone.
Own History: Tracing Your Windrush Roots
Always wanted to trace your family tree? Find your Caribbean roots but don’t know how? This is the opportunity to find your Own History!
Adrian Stone is one of the top Caribbean Genealogists in the UK and the founder of Own History. Adrian’s personal journey exploring his family tree and history stemmed from the realisation that he knew very little about his own roots when his mother became ill.
Like with most people of Caribbean heritage, there are huge gaps of disconnection due to slavery and poorly documented migration. Along his genealogical journey Adrian has discovered 6000 individual relatives covering a timeline of over 250 years, across 3 Continents and amazingly found his African ancestor from the Nigerian Ebo tribe.
Join us and don’t miss out on this trailblazing online Masterclass on Zoom. 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Sheltering World - A Virtual Reality Short Film
SHELTERING WORLD won an award from Arts Council England. The project has been supported by Lambeth Libraries, Stanthorpe Triangle Residents’ Association, Edible Wellfield, Robert Emmet Community Development Project and the Museum of Childhood Ireland.
Exploring the theme
Sheltering World is a collaborative arts project where we have made a short film, made in Virtual Reality. Our film features animation, music and poetry.
The questions we are asking are: Where do human beings find shelter? How can we shelter ourselves and others at difficult times? Watch our film and let us know what you think?
Tackling the Climate Crisis Together
In 2019, Lambeth Council was the first London borough to declare a climate emergency. Recognising the important role of the Council in tackling the crisis locally, we have committed to reaching net zero emissions across our estate and operations by 2030.
Most emissions produced in Lambeth come from homes, transport and business operations. That’s why the Council is building a climate action plan to guide the borough to collectively reduce our emissions.
We convened a citizens’ assembly on the climate crisis from 25 May – 3 July to find out how residents wanted to achieve this fairly, effectively and quickly. Over 6 weeks, assembly members learned about the climate crisis from experts and practitioners and developed recommendations for the borough-wide climate action plan.
We want all residents to be part of building Lambeth’s climate action plan together. This means learning about climate change and its impacts on our communities, finding out about inspiring local solutions that already exist and taking individual action.
LAMBETH’S GOT TALENT…
Almaz is a local singer songwriter from Lambeth.
Voluntary non profit Bolivian caporal dance group based in Lambeth who dance for parades and small events around the world.
Grooveschool is a charity that run projects focussed towards nurturing young people’s engagement, creativity and invention. We’ll be streaming DJ sets from some of their students.
Tuneless Choir London Vauxhall launched into song in January 2018 at the beautiful Tea House Theatre. Since May last year we have continued to fly the Tuneless flag online and will continue to do so until we can meet again in person. We Tunelessly sing a range of well-known songs from Doris Day, Oasis and Adele to Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Amy Winehouse.
The overall aim of the MyCool Music Foundation is to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities through music.
MyCool Singers, the choir of our charity, have recorded a number of virtual choir videos during lockdown – some on their own and some in collaboration with the NHS and featured artists.
The Outers are a London based indie rock band. Their songs are characterised by a distinctive, up-tempo rhythm section supporting catchy guitar and vocal melodies.
Hey, Sarah here. My Quintet evolved through Lockdown restrictions & not being able to gig publicly. I swiftly moved to audio recording & production, and after releasing an EP of standards, I’ve been composing and writing my own songs, inspired by classic jazz standards, with influences of funk & neo-soul.
My love of jazz started as a kid, listening to my Dad, a jazz trumpeter, & a regular on the UK jazz circuit. As a result I absorbed a wide knowledge of jazz standards & styles from a young age.
SWeet! Recorder Consort CIC provides access to high quality instrumental tuition and ensemble classes for Lambeth young people aged 8 to 18, regardless of circumstances or ability to pay. This award-winning group plays all styles of music on five different sizes of recorder! Watch our lockdown split-screen cover of No Surprises (Radiohead) which was publicly endorsed on twitter by Colin Greenwood, bassist in the band. Then stay with our YouTube channel to view our students’ amazing lockdown compositions, recorded with funding from Thrale Almshouse RIN Charity.
No One… Live is a live performance by local songwriter TIBB, recorded for Virtual Lambeth Country Show 2021. The set starts out with a cover of Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler and then leads into the titular track, No One Is Paying Attention. The songs touch on themes of loneliness, patience, mundanity, the Black Lives Matter movement, grief, vulnerability and perseverance.
These songs were a selection of the artist’s original work written during our national lockdowns. A moment to reflect on the last year, and perhaps acknowledge how far we have come or at least appreciate making it this far.
Youthsayers is a creative music opportunity for young people aged between 11 to 18 year olds living in the Lambeth area. The project was created in 2016 in collaboration with Raw Material, School Ground Sounds and Lambeth Music and we are funded by Arts Council England.
Run by professional musicians and teachers from established international performing and recording band, Soothsayers. We are offering the chance to work with us and other young musicians on a set of Afro-beat, reggae / dub influenced music.
Learn about the music business and develop musical and project directing skills, and, of course, you will be performing your work as well.
We love featuring local makers of craft and delicious street food each year at the Lambeth Country Show. We are sure you’re going to miss them this year as much as we are, which is why we are pulling together a dedicated Virtual Market featuring:
This is a sound therapy relaxation session hosted by Aleisha Leonard. It is 45mins, suitable for everyone (except perhaps best avoided for a pregnant person in their first trimester, but there is no evidence to state it would be harmly, it is just best practice during that time).
To watch, it is highly recommended people wear headphones / earphones so they can hear the subtleties in the sound and also adjust the volume easily.
a 25 minute yoga session as part of BETTER’s at home programme. You can find many more free activities to take part in at home on their app. Visit the ACTIVATE page to find out more.