Field Day/Mighty Hoopla/Cross The Tracks festivals, Brockwell Park 2018/2019 - news and discussion

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Reiabuzz, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I went last year and didn't feel the fence had massively changed the atmosphere inside, but would much rather the fence was not there.

    I can understand that the fence might be something forced on Lambeth by their insurers.

    I can also imagine that Lambeth are too useless just to shop around and find an insurer that doesn't impose such conditions, though.
  2. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    between '17 and '18 the insurance cost went up 48%, but it was still only 8 grand. I find it hard to believe an insurer could insist the costs of eg traffic management should go up from 7 to 47k :eek: or impose fence + security costs of an additional 110k or so.
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  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I went and it had lost most of its charm. I've been a huge supporter of the Country Show but this is the first year I'm considering not going. Last year felt more like a faceless themed corporate festival.
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  4. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

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  5. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I find it perfectly believable - it's like when you are looking for buildings insurance, some insurers will have conditions that would be stupidly expensive to comply with. But the solution is usually to find another insurer.
  6. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Yep we didn’t go. One of the big attractions was being able to wander in and out freely. It used to be such a great event for all of the community but families on low incomes who can longer bring drinks in are being priced out.
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  7. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  8. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    I hope you said as much in your answers - I did.
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  9. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    All the stuff about insurance is bollox.

    Tbh I really don't understand Progress led Lambeth the Cooperative Council

    The Council have opposed any FOI requests so that residents can have informed opinion.

    Its because of the Green party Cllrs that residents have info. And that does not shed the Cops in a good light.

    As teuchter posted the Country Fair was not about making a profit. It was a community event bringing all sections of the community together.

    Something that the capitalist evaluation of profit and loss does not cater for.

    The Lambeth country fair was example of community cohesion. This can't be measured in monetary terms.
  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Im slightly pissed so won't fill it in today.

    At least I can look through the questions now. It used to be that one could not. I did complain about this a while back.

    After reading the questions I would say put strongly disagree to all of them.

    They are leading questions. Take this:

    This means more corporate bollox on Windrush square.

    None of the questions is to be trusted. Ticking agree will be used by Council officers to do what they want.

    So if as many people as possible just tick strongly disagree to all questions it will fuck up the results that these questions are guiding people to.

    Its also quicker to tick (fuck you council officer) strongly disagree to all questions.
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  11. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Interesting how the opinions of those on the East Dulwich forum seem a lot more pragmatic about the upcoming Gala/Jam on the Rye festival on Peckham Rye, compared to those of The Friends of Brockwell Park about festivals held within.

    The East Dulwich Forum

    Although i dont know the size of Gala compared to the programmed festivals in Brockwell Park this summer, i do get that they are 2 different scenarios in many ways. However, i found the majority of the comments on the above thread quite refreshing compared to the vitriol that was thrown around about Field Day and will likely continue about Mighty Hoopla etc this year.
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  12. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    They still fucked up the park on the Rye - great big deep tyre tracks as they decided to derig when the ground was wet.

    the EDF is a funny place - not unlike here - but the people who were vociferous in their complaints about the festival now work directly with the local councilllors on it, less so online.

    Ps Mighty Hoopla & Field Day have yet to release some of the promised HH neighbourood grants.

    It's also less time on Peckham Rye - 12 days, and is a smaller footprint in a corner area of the park. So like comparing apples to oranges.
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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Some of them like to complain about Dulwich Hamlet too. Even the noise of the crowd upsets some of them.

    And as you say, the festival site on Peckham Rye is miles smaller.
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    editor hiraethified

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  18. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Seemed a bit chaotic in its organisation - Sniffer dogs and clueless security on day 2! Plus they messed up lots of stage times and changed stage names at the last minute. The thing about festival sound checks is that you don't get them, but the engineer should have some sense of what the band needs in advance. They didn't seem to bother so both the Children of Zeus and Steam Down sets started with ten minutes of each band asking for the stage pa to be adjusted so they could hear themselves (each band was there for 20 mins before their stage time, whilst the sound engineer played tunes off his ipad). Not exactly interesting for the audience.

    Slightly confused by why Chaka didn't play her latest single, as her band sound checked with it on Sunday morning.
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  19. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    The field above the lido car park has been churned up by today’s lorries not driving over the duckboards.
  20. Ol Nick

    Ol Nick beer in Brixton

    There’s a place for festivals and that’s in a field in Hampshire. Destroying Brockwell Park field by field is not the answer.
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  21. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Glad they felt the need for sniffer dogs for a Sunday afternoon Soul and Jazz fest. :facepalm:
  22. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    Even more embarrising was the group of security guards walking up to anyone smoking rollies demanding they hand it over to them to sniff/check.
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  23. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    what cuntish security firm was this?
  24. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    I asked one for directions to a particular stage. They didn't know, so I asked them the direction to the nearest fire exit - cue lots of head scratching and spinning around...

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