Lambeth Country Show 2019 - free entry with the Great Wall Of Brockwell back for another year

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  2. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    After nearly 20 years of going to Lambeth Country Show, last year's installation of The Great Wall made the festival such a disappointment and lacking in atmosphere that I'm not going to bother with it any more..
     
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  3. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Ouch.

    In a context of organisers who wanted to encourage people to come to an event and be happy and recommend it to other people, that would be considered a complete disaster and heads would be rolling. But maybe maybe that isn’t what Lambeth are aiming for.
     
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  4. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    They are in the process of turning it into a completely different event that will become ticketed and then run privately.
    That is what the fence is for
     
  5. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Another enclosure. Surprised it didn't happen sooner.
     
  6. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Oh of course.

    *no changes made despite wall clearly being massively unpopular*
    2019: attendance massively down
    "Due to reduced attendance and revenue, as well as on police advice which somehow we can't ever reveal and the police deny, we will need to charge an entrance fee in 2020 via our private sector partner ParkExploiterCo as well as increasing fees on stallholders"
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  8. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    One of the best things about the LCS was precisely that it DID NOT feel like a "festival". It was a really unique event and the fence and the changes will make it feel like pretty much any other festival.

    No getting away from it - it will be a ticketed event before long. A new crowd will go who never knew what it was like before and that will be that. Us moany old bastards will just have to make our own fun :D
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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  9. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Only 0.65% of the attendees actually responded to the survey so it's a bit difficult to claim those figures are representative of very much!
     
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Plenty of local comment to be heard here, on social media and in real life though, and none of it was particularly positive.
     
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  11. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Oh sure!
    I also rather like this particularly stupid made up comment:
    "A large knife was found just outside the footprint of the show. Likely that this was thrown or stashed when the carrier saw the entrances and searching." That's just absolute bullshit :D
     
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