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Lambeth Country Show to take a break in Olympic year

Country Show funThe Lambeth Country Show will take a break in 2012 as the focus is going to be on the London Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

We know that many of you look forward to this huge and important event and we know from the feedback from lots of you that it is a great experience every year. However it makes sense during 2012 that the focus is on the Olympics and we will bring back the event in 2013.

There is still a lot going on this year with celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee as well the amazing spectacle of the Olympics. We will keep you informed about all our other events – please check out the events pages on our website.

We have taken this decision because the Lambeth Country Show usually takes place in mid-July and would have come just days before the start of the London Olympics. With added pressure on the emergency services and the infrastructure needed to run the event throughout July and August, we felt it was not practical to stage an event of the Country Show’s scale this year.

Councillor Florence Nosegbe, Lambeth Council cabinet member for Culture, said:

“It’s going to be an amazing, once in a lifetime summer, with celebrations taking place across Lambeth and London, and the Lambeth Country Show is a tremendous logistical challenge, even in a normal year. With the Olympic Games due to start just a few days later it makes sense to postpone it this year and concentrate on the Olympics. It’s not the only event making way for the Olympics – even Glastonbury is taking a break.”

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