Back for a 43rd year and returning to Brockwell Park on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July 2017, boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside. With over 170,000 people attending in 2016, the show is now one of the biggest public events in the UK.
We have still got plenty of announcements to make, but read on for a taster of what to expect this July. Once again all this will be free for all to enjoy.
Our family friendly music day is guaranteed to get your body moving, whatever your age. Expect pop, disco, funk and a little nostalgia thrown in for good measure.
Sunday 16 July
Roots Reggae Day is back again for 2017. Expect a whole host of international and legendary talent of reggae, dub and ska throughout the day.
VILLAGE GREEN STAGE
Presents… Oxjam Music Festival
with Oxjam Brixton and Oxjam Clapham.
This year’s Main Arena will have more entertainment than ever before. All acts will perform two show per day, unless otherwise stated.
The Cavalry of Heroes – Medieval Horse Jousting Show
CJ’s Birds of Prey
Metropolitan Police Service Mounted Branch Activity Ride
Dog and duck show
Brymills Livestock Enterprises presents ‘Lambeth 2017 Best in Show’
★ Vauxhall City Farm ★
★ Brymills Livestock Enterprises Competitive Sheep Show ★
Featuring a large variety of British sheep breeds competing for the title of ‘Lambeth 2017 Best in Show’
★ The Sheep Show ★
A humorous educational live stage show about sheep and wool.
Edu-tainment at it’s best. Nine breeds introduced onto their own stage. Don’t miss the Dancing Sheep! 4 shows per day.
★ NFU Online & Brinsbury Campus, Chichester College ★
Agricultural demonstrations such as milking cattle and other farming techniques throughout the weekend.
…in partnership with RHS – Royal Horticultural Society.
Our very own Flower Show offers visitors a traditional, friendly and quaint atmosphere, with fun and exciting activities for those with green fingers.
Back for a second year curating the Flower Zone is the RHS – Royal Horticultural Society. They’ll be bringing along expert exhibitors selling top quality plants, offering free gardening advice and workshops including floral crowns and willow weaving. New for this year is the ‘Pocket Park’ installation. Designed by the RHS Young Designer of the Year Finalists for 2017, it will inspire anyone with small urban gardens.
RHS Garden advisors will also be on hand to offer help on all things garden related, so feel free to bring along some samples or photos of plants from your garden to quiz them about. You will also have the chance to become a member of the RHS at a discounted rate and enjoy all the benefits that membership has to offer.
★ Competitions ★
All competitions are organised in partnership with the Lambeth Horticultural Society. Expect vegetable characters, scarecrow and recycled garden competitions, bonsai exhibits and fruit cakes. There’s something for everyone!
Competition details will be announced at the end of April.
★ Musical performances ★
South London Saxophone Quartet (Saturday & Sunday)
Featuring organisations and activities based around the environment and sustainability, this is the place to sign up to new initiatives and learn about how you can care more for our environment and be more sustainable in life.
London Beekeeping Association
Incredible Edible Lambeth
★ The Insect Circus Museum ★
Plus… the Country Show Farmers’ Market with It’s Your Local Market & much more!
ARTS & CULTURE
★ Arts & Culture Village ★
Black Cultural Archives
The Illusioneer – theatre of magic and illusion
The Chocolate Museum
★ Participation Marquee ★
Gozart Carnival Mask Workshop
Hayley Rea – Aim High Dance Academy
Joy of Sound
Something’s Gonna Happen presents Ralph Tillier Circus Skills Workshop
Plus musical performances from South London Samba.
Back after a successful first year in 2016, Discovery is a chance for you to learn more about science and innovation.
All day activities, talks and experiments from:
Royal Society of Biology
The Physiological Society
British Pharmacological Society
Society for Endocrinology
Society for Applied Microbiology
British Ecological Society
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC)
British Science Association
Full schedule and details TBA.
Showcasing all things sporty in the borough…brought to you by the Lambeth Sport and Physical Activity Team.
Another new zone that we introduced in 2016 is back after huge success. Lambeth Sustainable Travel Team is again hosting a wide range of cycling elements at this year’s show. Find their Cycle Zone next to the cycle parking by the Herne Hill entrance to the park.
★ HGV Awareness ★
Jump up into the cab of our Veolia lorry to check out blind spots and have a chat with the driver about how we can safely road share.
★ Cycle Parking ★
There will be 3 convenient cycle parking areas this year each holding between 200-250 bikes each. They are located at:
Herne Hill Station park entrance
Brixton Water Lane park entrance
Norwood Road park entrance (opposite Rosendale Road)
★Sustainable Travel Stall ★
Come and have a chat to us about some of our projects Try Before You Bike, free cycle training and pedal some music!