Lambeth Country Show feels the heat

costumed horse riders
Cavalry of Heroes in the main arena

The first Lambeth Country show since 2019 got off to a rousing start yesterday (16 July) with the Brixton Chamber Orchestra opening the main stage by continuing its ground-breaking collaborations with local rappers and other artists.

They were joined by singers Anna-Lena Delga, Victoria Gold, and Miss Moresha, and rappers CHOZE, MegaMikes, Idris Miles, and Duppy.

Victoria Gold sings Under The Sea from Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Forecast high temperatures and strong sun put a premium on shade in Brockwell Park and some events, including sheepdog demonstrations, were altered to protect the animals involved.

They also made an early visit to Lambeth Horticultural Society’s vegetable sculptures advisable as the creations felt the heat.

woman with sculpture
Creator Hannah with her Tree of Hopes which was (below) later hung with cards – part of the campaign to achieve zero carbon schools by 2030
young musicians
Members of Youthsayers, who played with Brixton band Soothsayers on the main stage
tent at open air event
Lambeth Walking Football Club stall
politicians pose for photo
Leading figures from Lambeth Labour party launched a campaign to ‘Stop Tory Bus Cuts” (l-r) Marianna Masters; Donatus Anyanwu; Rezina Chowdhury; council leader Claire Holland; and Streatham MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy
Shade at a premium
Word Wildlife Fund stall
Trying on a Windrush Triathlon Club swimming cap
Dogs Trust stall
Explaining the sheepdog event alterations
Grooveschool’s stall
Cool drinks from the Black Culture Market
Farewell from the Cavalry of Heroes