On the same day as the boat race (29th March) London’s going to host a new event – The Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race ;) When Ant, Simeon & Anne told me their idea, I said where the hell are you going to get the goats from?!? Well luckily the nice folks at Spitalfields City Farm (just off Brick Lane) don’t mind us racing a couple of theirs around a field. In return the £3 admission fee will be going toward the up keep of their urban farm project.
2 actual real live goats, one representing Oxford and one representing Cambridge, race a tough, meandering course lined with cheering spectators. Then on to the pub for cheap or possibly free (trying to sort out a booze deal now) drinks and music.
- The Official Goat Race Bookie and Sweepstake
- Enter the Goat Wrestling tournament (I’ve no idea wtf this is)
- Goatee competition
TIME & PLACE:
Spitalfields City Farm E1, near Brick Lane – map »
Sunday March 29th
Get there 2.30pm
After party from 4.30pm (in the pub)
Strictly: Black Tie, Rowing lycra, boat club jackets and ties, or goat.
£3 on the door charge, all proceeds go to a Spitalfields City Farm Charity.
If you would like to attend, or get involved in any other way (you could turn up with a few metres of bunting at least), head over to the Goat Race Facebook page »
Organised by – Team Magic-Ish (Anne Hopkins, Simeon Rose & Anthony Goh)