Lovely autumn is suddenly upon us – season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – and we at Feast will be making the most of it (especially the fruit). We will be squashing and bobbing apples and pears, swapping plants and seeds and giving what we can to the Foodbank, for that is what one does at a Harvest Feast-ival.


The Norwood Foodbank will be at the Food Fair in St Luke’s with their volunteers and baskets. There will be a singing parade of churchgoers bearing food donations from Chatsworth Baptist Church up to St Luke’s at 12.30pm. Please, if you can, give generously, this is just some of what the Foodbank needs. Note – they have plenty of pasta & tea but would like custard, UHT milk and toothpaste…

Seed & Plant swap

Do you have too many plants of one type and a whole bunch of autumnal stuff in your garden going to seed? Bring your harvested seeds and surplus plants to the Fresh n Green hub along Norwood Road and swap it for something else! Genius!

Juice, puppets, pizza & ice cream

Come up to the Family Wellbeing hub at the leisure centre and bring any apples and pears you might have lying about under your trees (or neighbours trees)(or trees you just see passing). The kindly folk at Open Orchard have a manual fruit press which you can jam your windfalls into and hey presto (plus elbow grease) you have juice. Don’t worry if you don’t fancy scrumping, there will be plenty of spare fruit. Just drink juice made the old fashioned way or bring a sterilised bottle if you want to take it home with you. There will be apple bobbing and harvest puppet making too – all for free.

No kid will go hungry at Feast this month – as well as Feast’s £2.50 lunch bags, we have A PIZZA VAN and an ICE CREAM MAN at the leisure centre!


Here’s what we got for you. Nuff said.

West Norwood Foto Competition!

If you have a photo of West Norwood you are particularly proud of, or you want to take one, now’s your chance to enter it into a photography competition. We have categories, judges, prizes, THE WORKS. Have a look and enter your photos – the best will be shown on the Feast website and on a digital slideshow at the Portico Gallery at December’s Feast.

Knitting West Norwood together

At this Feast you will see some of us knitting… this is because November Feast’s theme is ‘hands on art’ (basically, making art with your hands). One of the activities is to knit a quilt together which once made will be raffled for charity. Knit a square (or more) about the same size as a CD case (12cm x 12 cm) with any leftover wool you have (we will have wool & needles if you don’t). Ask a volunteer at Feast if you want to get involved!

See you at Feast!