Vegging out at Lambeth Country Show

Vegetable competition 2009 Lambeth Country Show

There was I, perusing my @loveclapham Twitter account when ding-dong in comes this doozy of a link detailing the winners and losers of the Vegetable Figure competition at the Lambeth Country Show 2009. It’s always a brilliant event (the overall show too…) with hilarious consequences. LoveClapham’s personal favourite is the above Cauli-Sheep. It’s got such a nice smile. Check out the other entries including a King Edward Potato of Pop, Michael Jackson carving by the West End Whingers. The Mayor and Mayoress of Lambeth are fast becoming the area’s most amazing personalities. If you don’t believe me, check out the Mayor of Lambeth’s photo and video report from the show. If you’ve ever seen a Mayor that can rival the ‘on miniature train shot’, we dare you to get in touch.

LoveClapham’s Spotify Playlist (July 2009)

LoveClapham's Spotify Playlist (July 2009)

LoveClapham’s July Spotify Playlist is available now ; probably the only playlist that starts with Michael Jackson and ends with Marilyn Manson, but don’t let that put you off. 20 songs that include the hottest new tracks from the hottest artists right now like La Roux, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Cascada and Florence + The Machine. This is the sound of Clapham* and it’s all for free! If you didn’t catch it, you can still listen to Love Clapham’s June Spotify Playlist too. (* Yes, that is Battersea in the picture… )

Lambeth Country Show – this weekend!

Lambeth Country Show

Newsflash people!! This Saturday and Sunday cows, chickens and sheep will trotting and clucking their way to Brockwell Park for the annual Lambeth Country Show. It’s an amazing event for all the family and essential for anyone with children brought up in the city – show them where their food comes from! With music, fluffy animals, owl displays, eagle displays, sheep displays and much much more, you’d be a City Fox of a fool to miss it. Visit the Lambeth Country Show website for all of the information, timings and attractions.

Rat attack in Clapham

Rat attack Clapham

There I was the other day, waiting for the bus to Stockwell at Clapham North when something caught my eye. Bounding toward me through the grass of St Bede’s Centre for deaf people, like a two inch high antelope, was a rat. Yes. A rat. It took my quite by surprise. Looking about me, no one else waiting seemed to notice this rat, but sure enough, it was still there and heading my way. Continue reading

It’s all going down at Revolution, especially the vodka!

Revolution bar Clapham

On the 1st August Russian Standard Vodka will be paying a special trip to Revolution Bar on Clapham High Street with a group of Cossack dancers, “beautiful models” and all with a modern twist! If you attend, you’ll also get the chance to enter a competition to win a trip to Russia. The Russian Standard Vodka gang will be paying a trip to various bars in Clapham area in the near future. Also, DV8 is hosting it’s launch party at Revolution tomorrow evening (Thur 15th). There will be free drinks galore, so head on down there if you’re in the area.

Are Clapham restaurants getting too expensive?

Dining out

Recession. What recession? A number of people have commented to Love Clapham on the rising prices of meals out across the Clapham area, with some restaurants almost doubling their prices since last year. We mentioned this on our Twitter account (@loveclapham) and had a couple of responses about discounts and offers. @g_rennie said, “not for lunch at Trinity!! An incredible bargain and exceptional food and service” while @loftclapham said “Not at the Loft. we are doing 50% off food everyday apart from Saturday.” Discounts are always fantastic, but what do you think about the increased cost of dining out around these parts?

Win Get Loaded tickets & go speed dating!

Sunglasses on Clapham Common

Love Clapham HQ’s email has been abuzz with activity this week. HostelBookers, a company offering budget travel info and services has nabbed two tickets to the Get Loaded in the Park festival on Clapham Common, which they’re offering as a competition prize along with one night in a hostel for accommodation. Visit the HostelBookersBlog for all the info and to enter the competition. A speed dating event for graduates is taking place at the Alexandra Pub opposite Clapham Common tube tomorrow (Thur) night from 7pm, find out more and book on the Graduate Nation website.

Clapham primary school development £1 million over budget?

Clapham Manor Primary School

Schooling is so important, but it’s amazing how much primary school extensions cost these days. The South London Press is reporting that Clapham Manor Primary School (near Clapham High Street) is over it’s £2.5million budget by close to a million smackaroonies for its modern, technicolour extension. Continue reading

Clapham cinema: Bruno comes to town!

Sacha Baron Cohen’s at it again, BIG TIME! His latest film Bruno looks set to push the boundaries of offensiveness even further than before. It opens this Friday in Clapham, just days before the little boy wizard finally arrives next week… Importantly, don’t forget the Burma VJ and satellite Q&A with the director afterwards, only at Clapham Picture House on Tuesday. Keep reading for the upcoming week’s full Clapham cinema listings. Continue reading