It’s the last wonderful Feast of the year!

All the volun­teers have worked so hard this year to bring each fab­ulous Feast — and Sunday 7 December’s is even more mag­ni­fi­cent than ever. We have a new Health & Well­being mar­ket hub open­ing at the Leis­ure Centre!

We are really happy to wel­come the new volun­teers from the centre and the local hous­ing asso­ci­ation nearby who will be run­ning the new hub.

As it’s Decem­ber, all the stalls apart from hot food will be inside and there’s all sorts going on plus music from the fine Folk of the Wood who will be mak­ing you dance a jig while you shop — everything designed to make you happy! There will be LOADS of free stuff to have, do and take home — you can even get your own Santa hat to dec­or­ate. The maker of the Fan­ci­est Hat will even help Dame Tessa Jow­ell open Feast's Winter Lights next week­end!

What else is on? (at the last Feast until April 2015…)

You can make your­self a fest­ive pom­pom with Kam down at Artisan’s if you like, turn up any time between 10am and 12pm and get fluff­ing.

Kids can dec­or­ate their very own Feast bag at St Luke’s and the incom­par­able Maths Explorers are back again this month to show us how fun maths is. And if your wish is to make a Christ­mas angel at any of the usual hubs, then we at Feast shall grant it!

There is just masses and masses of free music to listen to, wow, can’t even begin… there’s abso­lutely solid choir action from the Big Sing, Achord & Popchoir on the steps of St Luke’s — just join in! As you wander about tap­ping your toes, just check the A boards at each hub for what's on.

At Fresh & Green, there will be stalls and music from the South London Folk Orchestra over by Beam­ish & McGlue (who incid­ent­ally will be selling mulled wine and Copas tur­keys) and the Span­ish honey man is back (for all those of you who keep ask­ing).

If you haven’t done your Christ­mas cards yet, get a pack of these beau­ties.

And there’s anoth­er chance to pick up a fab­ulous Feast tea towel too…

Retro in the Portico

Rosebery’s need their car park back this month but never fear, all the usual vin­tage sus­pects will be there as well as a few local char­it­ies telling you about what great stuff they do in West Nor­wood. And if you fancy a sing a long in the warmth (with a glass of mulled wine per­chance, there will be lash­ings of that about) get to the Por­tico at 2.30 and have a go at some car­ols with Just Sing. And if you are plain tuckered out from all the shop­ping and merry-mak­ing, be sure to pay a visit to West Norwood Therapies who will be giv­ing free mas­sage taster ses­sions in the back of the Por­tico…

Small Business Saturday

This hap­pens on the day before Feast, Saturday 6 December. Last year Feast helped organ­ise it, this year the West Nor­wood traders are doing it for them­selves. Please pop in and sup­port all the won­der­ful inde­pend­ent shops we have in West Nor­wood. A spe­cial Feast­ie thanks go out to West Nor­wood inde­pend­ent stal­warts Otter TradingBeamish & McGlue and Rock Paper & Scissors for selling fun­drais­ing Feast mer­chand­ise for us 🙂

See you at Feast!