As Field Day settles into a new home our Village Mentality theme this year will be wheels and cycles. Whether its a spin on our Tombola, a shot at Sponge cake discus or a free hand in Human Wheelbarrow VM NEEDS YOU!
With its fresh flower and veg-heavy aesthetic 🌻 DIY village green stalls (Milk the Cow anyone?) 🐄 and Village Green team games that twist old school sports day favourites with new classics, it is by turns surreal, domestic and reassuring – from Watermelon Relay Racing to the blindfold three legged race there’s never a dull moment.
With our infamous eating contest now in its 12th year Village Mentality always throws up the unexpected. We’re thinking a Brixton Windmill inspired cake building and eating contest with some unusual ingredients might go down nicely… 🍋🍉🍇🍓🍑🍍
Enclosed by straw bales, rounded off with a real ale bar and big top busting out classics from the Farnborough Concert Band of The British Legion, get settled or even better grab some friends and become part of the spectacle, and bag some great prizes… Be there or be non-circle. 🎪
Friday 1st of June times Doors 1pm Village Green starts 2.30pm- 6pm
2.30pm – 2.45pm Sack Race
2.45pm – 3pm Tug of War
3pm – 3.15pm Egg and Spoon
3.15pm – 3.30pm Winds of Change Limbo
3.30pm – 3.40pm Roll the Hula
3.40pm – 3.55pm Potato Sweeping Relay
3.55pm – 4pm In tents (2 teams)
4pm -4.10pm Human Wheelbarrow
4.10- 4.20pm Blindfold PiggyBack Ball Catcher
4.30 – 4.50pm EATING CONTEST- Make your Windmill cake and eat it
4.50 – 5pm Tug of War
5pm-5.10pm Space Hopper race
5.10 – 5.20pm Backwards Space Hopper race
5.20pm – 5.35pm Winds of Change Limbo
5.35pm – 5.45pm Sponge Cake Discus
5.45pm – 6.00pm Egg and Spoon /Egg Roulette
Saturday 2nd of June times doors 11.30 Village Green activities start 1.30-5.30pm
1.30pm – 1.45pm Sack Race
1.45pm – 2pm Tug of War
2pm – 2.15pm Egg and Spoon
2.15pm – 2.30pm Winds of Change Limbo
2.30pm – 2.40pm Roll the Hula
2.40PM – 2.55pm Potato Sweeping Relay
2.55pm – 3pm In tents (2 teams)
3pm -3.10pm Human Wheelbarrow
3.10-3.20pm Blindfold Pig Netting Relay
3.30 – 3.50pm EATING CONTEST- Egg Heavy Half Dozen Challenge
3.50 – 4pm Tug of War
4pm-4.10pm Space Hopper racing
4.10 – 4.20pm Backwards Space Hopper racing
4.20pm – 4.35pm Winds of Change Limbo
4.35pm – 4.45pm Sponge Cake Discus
4.50pm – 5pm Blindfold Pig Netting Relay
5pm – 5.15pm Sack Race
5.15pm – 530pm Egg and Spoon /Egg Roulette
Watch our roundup video of what goes down on the Village Green HERE
Dress up, crafting and performances tell the story behind how Victorian women forged new mobile public lives through cycle wear. Join Goldsmiths researcher, Dr Kat Jungnickel, and discover how Victorian women imagined, designed and wore radical new forms of cycle wear to protest against restrictive ideas of how a they should act and move in public. Meet Alice Bygrave, a Brixton dressmaker who registered four patents for a convertible skirt, try on remade versions of original garments, and sew your own Victorian tie-on pocket!
A travelling exhibition from the Women’s Art Library featuring radical, DIY music posters from the 1980s and 90s, including a limited number to give away.
Plus Mobile Women’s Art Library (WAL) – An exhibition of vintage music posters held in the Goldsmiths’ collection.
Chocolate Poetry Club (Friday only 6-8pm)
“Writers, Readers, Chocolate Eaters”
Founded in Brixton in 2014 The Chocolate Poetry Club has one simple agenda: positivity and poetry. Chocolate Poetry at Field Day present a showcase of award winning writers, readers and chocolate eaters. Art meets artisan as a handpicked selection of spoken word story tellers from across London assemble, they will be loud, unpredictable and fiery. This is a riot of flavour with powerhouse poetry and ethical chocolate by Seed & Bean included! Featuring among others Usaama Minhas (Hammer & Tongue National Slam Champion 2018)Aislinn Evans (UK Slam Champion 2018) Miss Yankey (Saboteur Awards Best Spoken Word Performer Nominee 2018) and many more.
CPC is a highly international team of UK artists in Paul Point, Egemen Celik, Miss Yankey, Gboyega Odubanjo, Abe Gibson, Steve Tasane and Shaun Rivers. As a collective CPC has taken the spotlight at places such as: The Royal Albert Hall, Tate Modern, Lambeth Country Show, Neverland, The Althorp Estate and others. As individuals they inspire creativity and an improved quality of life whilst also offering valuable insight and unusual opportunities for industry to engage with the business of language.
Created in 2014 by label founder Craig Jamieson, and in the UK’s most diverse postcode, Peckham Soul celebrates difference. The spark which ignites debate – difference is what makes life more luminous for all. Through original designs, the label explores South London’s unique diveristy and for this first South of the river Field Day, their hosting a special South London ‘Sound Map’ exhibition charting it’s rich, diverse and engaging musical history.
Roll on June…