Lambeth Country Show scoops award for UK’s frendliest event


The show celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.


By Rachel Jenkins

Lambeth’s popular country show has scooped the award for the UK’s friendliest event at a national awards ceremony.

Lambeth Council announced in 2012 that Lambeth Country Show would be cancelled but after a huge campaign by residents the show was reinstated.

The line up for this year includes Osibisa, Max Romeo, Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, Alison Limerick, Cornel Campbell meets Soothsayers, Natty, and Manasseh.

The free country show also includes sheep shearing as well as selling strong scrumpy cider, reggae and jerk chicken.

The show is a unique event that celebrates the very best of the city and the countryside.

Lee Fiorentino, Lambeth’s event service manager, said: “We are delighted to win the award category for the Lambeth Country Show 2013. It is a testament to all who work on the show to make it happen and to all attendees who support the show.”

The annual event which is held at Brockwell Park attracted more than 150,000 South Londoners in 2013 and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Neil Marcus, from Red Man Events and a lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University chaired the judging panel said: “The Lambeth Country Show gives back to the local community and meets the needs of the local community.”

The Brockwell Park event which is organised by Lambeth council took home the title at the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) awards last month.

The show will take place on 19 and 20 July.

Photo courtesy of darquati, with thanks.

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