Monthly Archives: July 2011

Lambeth Country Show 2011

The rain and heavy clouds couldn’t keep the crowds away from the Lambeth Country Show this weekend. Here’s a photographic tour of the music, jerk chicken, animals, Best In Show winners and – of course – the vegetable sculptures:

The main stage:

(Photo: Kaye Wiggins)

…threatening rain clouds:

(Photo: Kaye Wiggins)

Food food food:

Enjoying the sun while it lasted:

(Photo: Kaye Wiggins)

Best in Show (look at those horns!):

(Photo: Kaye Wiggins)

There were some very lovely owls:

And some inspired vegetable sculptures:

Wills and Kate:

Jeremy Clarkson:


(Photo: Emma Hasler)

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The Brixton Week Ahead

Brixton Blog is on holiday this week but you lucky things can enjoy lesbian speed dating, art in Dulwich, record-breaking performances at the Ritzy and lots of live music.

Monday 4: For ‘ladies who love ladies’, the Ritzy is hosting ‘Chicks on Speed‘, a lesbian speed dating event in the Upstairs bar with live DJs and a ‘sexy host’. From 7pm, Ritzy Upstairs

Tuesday 5: OK, it’s not Brixton. But if you have time on a weekday, then hop on the P4 bus to the Twombly and Poussin exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Seventeenth century French painter Nicholas Poussin is exhibited here next to 20th century Cy Twombly to draw new comparisons between the two artists.

Thursday 6: The Prince Albert is putting on an Open Mic night from 9pm and after that head to the Offline Live Music Special at Plan b, featuring Brixton musician Morton Valence, the Lost Cavalry and DJs.

Saturday 7: In honour of its centenary, the Ritzy is attempting to break a world record by putting on 100 performances of live music, comedy, dance and spoken word  all in one day. You can buy tickets for the charity event for the two halves of the day – before 5pm or after 5pm. There’ll be an all-day BBQ and acts include Nina Conti and Levi Roots. See here for the full list.

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