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

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  1. hungry_squirrel

    hungry_squirrel Active Member

    Personally, I really liked it there today. I get the negativity about the wall, but ultimately, if it stops knives and strife - it can't be that bad.
  2. TopCat

    TopCat Zap it!

    It is that bad
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  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    There is no evidence of "knives and strife" at previous Country Fairs that require draconian measures like a wall. Unless you can supply some.

    In all the years I went to Country show I never felt it was so unsafe that a wall had to be brought in.
  4. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    This demonstrates the bollox around the long list of prohibited items.

    On the one hand Lambeth Council have gone all Green and in the Fair one could find water points to fill up your water bottle. On the other hand Lambeth Council dont want people to bring in containers.

    So yes its imo Kafkaesque bollox.
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  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Well done.

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  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  7. Rutard

    Rutard New Member

    Me and my massive family was going here from the late 90s to up until 2 years ago and vow never to go again.
    South london is over the culture the meaning has been lost. We have just balloon blowing cider drinking yuppies who have rich perants or have city jobs and have taken this once local great event for children to experience culture and taste different food and to whole level of crap. I cant wait to have my london back in full circle when these wallys have had there fun with it. Please hurry up and leave for our childrens sake.
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  8. wtfftw

    wtfftw melting like a toastie

  9. TopCat

    TopCat Zap it!

    To complete the survey you have to agree at least a vol donation in future. 100% agree to some charges next year
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  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    So I go through the survey and get to this :
    In order to finish the survey as TopCat point out above one must say that one will "contribute" to the Country Fair. This is leading question.

    Its a crap survey. Not giving one opportunity to say none of the above.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
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  11. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Council did this in the survey last year. I complained and got no answer.

    You shouldn't do a survey that limits peoples choices in answering it.

    Its so shit.
  12. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Council really want to make people pay.

    Crowdfunder nonsense is one suggestion from this supposedly Socialist Council.
  13. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    So what I've done in the survey this year is to tick I will pay for a programme. To get to finish it. Then at end when asked for more comments put:

    "I really object to the fence.

    The country show should stay as free event in the future.

    I object to the ideas of crowdfunding or any other ways to make people pay for an event that brings communities together.

    Its been free for all community in Lambeth for years and should stay that way. I object to all the suggestions in this survey about extra funding from individual who visit it.
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  14. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    What if the authorities randomly stop you on the road, on your way to work, and search through your stuff. Is that ok because it ultimately stops knives and strife?

    Of course it isn't. It's lazy. It trusts nobody. It's an invasion of privacy.

    Don't forget, the Country Show, in its prime, had over 100,000 people on-site. It's a small city. The show wasn't conducive to knives and strife, quite the opposite if you ask me, it just happened there amongst a large population, a small minority of whom would be making trouble wherever they were. But, in all my 11 years there, I've have never once seen anything threatening or violent. I have vague recollection of some news report.

    We now have a situation where I, taking my two kids in, am being chastised for bringing iced water to ensure their comfort and safety. But, if you can afford it, and it looked like many could, you can buy so much craft beer or Pimms on site that you can drink until you are sick.

    Stopping knives and strife is never a justification for limiting people's wishes to behave constructively.
  15. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    The only thing that was wrong, or in any way different about the show this year was that hardly anyone I knew was there because all the moaning had put them off coming. So no, it wasn't as much fun, but that was the only reason why.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
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  16. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Went both days as usual, and had a great time.

    Saturday was a lot quieter than normal early on, because it pissed it down about midday. The music, as ever on the Saturday, was ok but for me it was more about getting drunk in the sun.

    Sunday was much better, i was only at the main stage, but thought the music was bang on. General Levy on last was good fun.

    Still pretty annoyed at the fucking wall. Searches did seem more relaxed this year, some mates managed to get booze in without much problems, although i was required to empty my water bottle on entry. I wonder what they suspected it was? Stuff that falls from the sky? I saw people getting the wand treatment, this appeared to me to be targeted towards young black men, which is sad to see.

    didnt bother buying pints as i couldnt be arsed with paying £2 for a cup. Cans of Red Stripe were £5, which is not tragic (at least they werent small cans) but still a pisstake. I also found the big tattooed security guards on the entrances and exits to the bars a little bit of an overkill.

    All in all, i suppose we are still quite lucky to have the LCS. It is sadly never going to be as good as it was and is now a much more pricey day out. But still good fun.
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  17. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    So this post on a local FB group:

    Chucklehead were robbed on Saturday night of all their cash takings for the whole first day of the show. If someone knows how to set up a crowd funder thingy, I’d chip in. Such a nice family, they work all year for the Lambeth Country Show and half their profits wiped out. Poor people

    Big up the great wall... :rolleyes:
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  18. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Where did the robbery take place?
  19. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    no idea - I'm just requoting someone else.

    I guess if it happened off-site than the wall is irrelevant.
  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  21. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    I would hope they have insurance for this kind of thing.
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  22. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    I am against the wall, but to be honest, I still had a great time. Obviously I'd rather bring in my own alcohol, but it's the people that make it, and for that reason I still love attending and hanging out with everyone in the sunshine. And a little cider goes a long way!
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  23. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Met a guy there yesterday with his wife and daughter, they had been to the show Saturday as well, nice guy....came down on train from Cambridge Saturday morning went back home by train after to sleep it off, then Sunday back on train for another helping.....
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
  24. Gabeuk

    Gabeuk New Member

    We went on Sunday and had a great time. Saw the Twinkle Brothers !

    I agree with this from Gramcsi up above.

    Teenagers are absent. Feeling is they aren't encouraged to come any more unless with parents.

    Thus excluding section of the community.

    Our kids and their friends didn't couldn't get in without an escort -- which isn't really the spirit.

    Sorry to hear the Chuckle Head were robbed.
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    editor hiraethified

  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'm hearing that another trader got robbed too....
  27. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    I went on Sunday afternoon after a 2 year hiatus. I walked straight down to the music and watched Al Capone and Twinkle Brothers. Both were great and the crowd was as good as always. But I didn't bother to check out any other part of the festival. And I didn't stay to see General Levy as Sunday is the roots stage so I don't know why Twinkle Brothers weren't headlining.
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  28. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Did anyone notice this? I liked it 20190720_154722.jpg 20190720_154731.jpg
  29. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    20190720_162444.jpg The Eco village was good idea. Various green groups based in Lambeth together. Remakery, Transition town, loughborough farm, Lambeth Extinction Rebellion, Brixton energy 20190720_162501.jpg
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