Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jan 15, 2018.
Jesus Christ...honestly speechless at them removing the funfair.
I love the photo in that... Those kids at the back have great looks on their faces
Doubt *they* removed it (whoever *they* are) - more likely it's 1) health and safety or (best bet) 2) "we'd like £zillion for the rights to operate the funfair" preferred operator: "no thanks" - everyone else they approached: "no thanks".
Chucklehead are still "in discussions"....
"Lambeth Country Show announces no fun this year"
Looking at the FAQ on website and by entering you give permission for your image to be used:
So they're trying to do what the Premiership does and hold a monopoly on all images taken at the festival. I doubt if they'll manage to stop people taking good quality cameras along though. It all gets a bit daft anyway because some compacts and phones can take 'professional' quality pictures.
Also people may have to queue. That will be a first. How is that going to work?
I reckon loads of people won’t know about the changes and will pitch up same as they do every year with picnics and booze etc.
Unless there is a good policy (ignore it and let everybody in regardless) there will be chaos.
What a bunch of fucking idiots Lambeth council are.
I've asked them to clarify their position on photography
I find all this very frustrating. Not living in Lambeth any more, I still come down for the Country Show occasionally purely because it's casual and more a load of people in a park with interesting things happening around them. I can wander in and out when I like, look at some owls, take some pictures, buy some cider, just sit under a tree if I want... no pressure. But I'm not coming all the way down to Brixton to stand in a fucking queue to have my bag searched. Just doing that would ruin it for me; I'd be so annoyed by the time I got in that I'd want to leave again.
I live only minutes away and use it in the same way. It could significantly change the character of the event. I've stopped dropping in to pubs like hootenanny because the queues and security make it a hassle to wander in and out.
We’re not going this year. We’ve come back from Amsterdam especially for it and to visit The Canterbury only a few years ago. All change.
Think I'll organise my own festival and call it "Ah Lambeth, you keep voting these fuckers in"
The days when festivals such as Gay Pride at Clapham Common attracted upwards of 100k people yet were free, fence-free, trouble-free and restrictions-free feel like a million years ago right now
Can't see that being GDPR compliant
So that's Lambeth Council on the hook for fines starting at 4% of turnover...
I'm no expert but I was wondering this.
FWIW similar notices (the bit about consenting to be filmed by entering the area) are pretty common and i’ve seen plenty of them over the years from train stations to public parks.
I don’t have a problem with it either. Perhaps I’m naive but i’m pretty sure it’s just sensible legal protection against, say, someone spotting themselves amongst the crowds in Waterloo Station in The Bourne Ultimatum (for which the station remained open) and trying to sue the Studio for breach of copyright, privacy, a share of the box office takings or some other nonsense.
I rather doubt the new GDPR legislation will make any difference. Otherwise what’s stopping someone for suing companies and government agencies for being filmed on CCTV ?
I'm not so bothered by that than the prospect of being refused entry by some over-zealous security twat because my camera looks 'professional.'
The rush to leave when they shut it down on the dot might cause issues if the gates are closed and/or narrow? Presumably they will have thought of that though (hopefully)?
That I completely agree with, and I must say I don’t remember seeing similar warnings on the notices i’ve Seen warning about filming taking place.
I’m practice I don’t think (or I least I hope not) they’d be such arseholes as to query anyone who came with anything smaller than a shoulder-mounted massive professional camera a la live news TV crew. But I guess you never know. Have they answered your question about it?
I've only ever seen it at higher league football grounds and at bigger gigs where they want to control who gets to take the pictures. It's very rare to public fairs and events like this.
Nope. But they have form for ignoring questions. I've asked them again, this time via the Buzz account.
It'll be an equestrian show next year.
Here's another unanswered question:
I'm considering not coming now
I don't want to go. My kids only put up with it because of the fun fair and we bribe them to stay after that. If there's any decent music on Sunday afternoon I'll get a baby sitter and wander down.
I've just sent Lambeth a long email asking them to clarify their new rules. If they don't respond by tonight, I'll publish it as an open letter on Buzz.
I've messaged them via email, web form and FB.
You are allowed to bring your own food in.
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