★ NEW TIMINGS FOR 2015: 12 noon - 8pm ★
The Lambeth Country Show returns to Brockwell Park on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July, boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside.
Now in its 41st year and organised by Event Lambeth, the show has all the attractions of a traditional country fair. Expect horticultural shows, sheep dog & owl displays, home grown vegetable and flower competitions, numerous craft & food stalls and our very own on site farm. All this is on offer and more with a distinctively urban south London vibe.
Music also plays a big part of the Country Show and this year is no exception, featuring an eclectic mix of dub, afro-beat, ska and soul. Sunday welcomes back roots reggae day to the Main Stage and our Village Green stage will showcase an eclectic mix of local talent playing acoustic folk, soul and pop, along with steel orchestras and samba bands.
Each year the show hosts a theme. Following on from our 40th Anniversary theme in 2014, this year we will be celebrating the ‘Festival of Love 2015‘ in line with the Southbank Centre’s summer festival of the same name. Look out for our giant ‘Love’ installation on site, as well as loved themed activities and competitions.
Entry is to remain free in 2015 and visitors can make donations on entry or at designated donation points across the site. A-Z Festival Guides will be available for a suggested donation of £1 and will be the only place to find out full line-up and timings, as well as a handy map of the event.
Vauxhall Trust CIC and The Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens present…
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Summer Proms 2015
11th July 2015, 12:00 – 22:00
Promenading returns to Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens after 160 years!
A festival of music to enjoy with a picnic, a stone’s throw from the Thames and within earshot of Big Ben.
Join us from midday for an exciting daytime programme of the best that Vauxhall has to offer in home grown talent! Choral world music and popular choir classics, soul, funk and jazz, music from Poldark, gypsy swing, Spanish guitar, South Connections Carnival Band and contemporary dance care of the National Theatre!
Then, at 8pm be astounded by:
THE LONDON GAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THE EPIPHONI CONSORT
IAN WALLINGTON, CONDUCTOR
Performing an open-air gala concert of popular classics by composers including Handel, Rossini, Strauss, Bizet and Prokofiev along with Last Night of the Proms favourites Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem. The evening will culminate with a grand finale of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with fireworks!
This is a free event, so pack a picnic, come on over and visit the bar for a relaxing day’s entertainment.
Sax • Flute • Piano • Vocals