A Feast for kids!

Picnic time for teddy bears…

This May’s Feast sees the launch of our new Pic­nic & Play area at the Health & Well­being hub! You and all your ted­dies are most cor­di­ally invited to a Teddy Bears’ pic­nic on the grass by the leis­ure centre. There may even be the odd Feast volun­teer teddy in a hi viz jack­et, if you’re lucky you may just spot one…

The lovely people from South Lam­beth Play Part­ners (who were at St Luke’s before) will be at Health & Well­being to enter­tain you all too, and there will be totally deli­cious Beam­ish & McGlue kid sized £2.50 lunch boxes on sale — in case you for­got to pack a picnic.The Health & Well­being hub will be well stocked with browsable stalls and healthy food and all the while you will be enter­tained by The Rock 926, a com­munity radio sta­tion which will be broad­cast­ing LIVE from Feast!

All the fun of the Feast

We have the usual plat­ter of inter­na­tion­al cuisines on your grassy door­step, West Nor­wood — French, Carib­bean, Viet­namese, Span­ish, Goan, Pakistani — and a very wel­come return from Dixie Union who traded at Feast back in the days before they opened the Great North Wood pub! The Domali bar will have all their springy-sum­mery cock­tails, be sure to try a Rhu­barb Collins — there are a lot of Very Import­ant People who swear by this par­tic­u­lar bever­age on a Feast day…

Fresh & Green down on Nor­wood Road has the Pie Cart with their gour­met pies and legendary scotch eggs (pick one up for your pic­nic?) as well as Pished Fish, the sal­mon vendors with the best name.

While we’re pluck­ing a Feast vendor out just for their enorm­ously great name, how about these Like Sewiously guys at Artis­ans? Lov­ing that one. And at Retro you can visit stalls entitled Baubles & Trinkets, Crocks & Frocks and the very aptly named Old Stuff. Also, get this, Hey, Nice Books. They sell second-hand pen­guin clas­sics amongst other book­ie things, don’t you know.

Entertain us, please

This month’s Feast has a great line up.

It’s been a while since we’ve had vinyl at Retro (ever since the last guy went and opened the Book & Record Bar…) but you’ll be please to hear that vinyl is back this month with Heart and Soul Records, who will be spin­ning some tunes out­side Rosebury’s while you drink your Toasted Pip cof­fee.

DJ Luke of Soul Night fame is doing his usual set down at Artisan’s, along with those lovely chaps with the hats, Steve and the Hats.

And at St Luke’s we have Diamond Jive doing a dance set at 12.30 fol­lowed by the fant­ast­ic­ally loud and proud South London Samba band  — oh, we like noth­ing bet­ter than the beat of those big fat drums at a Feast…

Play­ing us out this May Feast will be those ever pop­u­lar loc­als, Uff­ing­ton 357.

Bugsy Malone

A fur­ther Feast­ie treat for the May Bank Hol­i­day..? Why of course! Feast Film Nights is put­ting on anoth­er of its pop­u­lar children’s mat­in­ees for Monday 4th May at 2pm, this time it’s Bugsy. No cus­tard pie fling­ing (please) but at only £2 for the kids’ floor seats, who will mind the absence of the odd cream splat­ter­ing machine gun?

And finally…

If West Nor­wood can get one of these, then why not one of these…?