40th Annual Lambeth Country Show Resounding Success
This past weekend the Lambeth Country Show took over Stockwell Park under a melange of extreme weather conditions. Despite the sun bearing down in 30 degree weather interrupted by sporadic downpours, an estimated 125,000 people made it out to south London’s biggest festival.
Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth council leader, said: “It was a brilliant event, the atmosphere was fantastic and I’m really proud that in its 40th year we have managed to keep the Lambeth Country Show as a free event…It really is the highlight of the year and attracts a huge variety of people to Lambeth from all over London. It is a great way to celebrate the diversity and welcoming nature of our wonderful borough.”
The community is largely Afro-Caribbean and the acts, food stalls and entertainment reflected that distinct vibrant flavour. New Zealander dance music band Shapeshifter took to the main stage as did the 2014 winner of The Voice talent show, Jermain Jackman and soul-shaking R&B dance diva, Jocelyn Brown.
While Sunday began under bright skies, the day Here and Now 365 attended, the fair ended early under heavy rains at 5PM, but that didn’t affect the success of the weekend. Even Buzzfeed put together this buzz-worthy list of all the activities that revellers could partake in. Click here to see the list.
Cllr Peck said: “It was a shame we had to pack up a bit early on the Sunday, but it was such a fantastic, well organised and entertaining event that everyone still had a fantastic time.”
For more information on the show visit lambethcountryshow.co.uk or http://www.facebook.com/lambethcountryshow
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