Arty Feast this Sunday 6 November!

This Sunday 6 Novem­ber, it’s hands on art time at Feast! We’re going all cre­at­ive and it’s your chance to get your hands mucky, gluey, covered in char­coal or tied up in wool…

All about Feast this Sunday you will hear the click­ity click of knit­ting needles.
Because we are ‘knit­ting West Nor­wood togeth­er’ with a spe­cial quilt-mak­ing pro­ject to raise money for a won­der­ful local organ­isa­tion South London Refugee Association. This organ­isa­tion work on the front line here, help­ing refugees who arrive in our neigh­bour­hood some­times with lit­er­ally noth­ing but what they can carry.

If you can, please sit down and knit a square at Feast — then buy a raffle tick­et and when the quilt is com­plete, you could win it! All pro­ceeds go towards help­ing the char­ity con­tin­ue its valu­able work.

Crafty stuff for all the family

Come to Fam­ily Well­being at the leis­ure centre and join the lovely South Lon­don Play Part­ners for some free mak­ing ses­sions for every­one.

  • Mosa­ic mak­ing 1.30–3.30pm

Try your hand at mosa­ics and make a coaster/square wall relief with local mosa­ic artist Kes Young from Heart in Art Workshops (with mosa­ic tiles kindly donated by James at Mosaic Workshop in West Nor­wood)

  • Pup­pet Mak­ing 12–4pm

Dan will also be there help­ing you make hand and rod pup­pets (yes, like the Mup­pets) which you can dec­or­ate with paint and tex­tiles.

  • Ceram­ics 11–2pm

Or you could get mucky with clay? Artist Emma Fenelon will be mak­ing a ceram­ic map of West Nor­wood so go to the Portico Gallery and make your house, school, shop, favour­ite land­mark out of clay…

  • Drink & Draw 12–2pm

Adults only this last one…enjoy a relaxed draw­ing ses­sion with a drink at Knowles. Local artist Melanie will give you a choice of quirky objects to draw and tips to improve your rusty obser­va­tion skills. All art mater­i­als sup­plied. If you haven’t picked up a pen­cil since school, fear not..this is laid back social draw­ing. With alco­hol. Hence the name ‘Drink & Draw’…

West Norwood Foto — FEAST Day Special

We’ve laid on some oppor­tun­it­ies to get snappy this FEAST day and enter West Norwood Foto.
We’re invit­ing 40 new entries on FEAST day with lucky num­ber 40 win­ning the WeNo bag of your choice!

You don’t have to be David Bailey to enter, just grab some shots cap­tur­ing the spir­it of West Nor­wood on your mobile and share! Check out the amaz­ing pho­tos that have already been entered here!

  • DJ Sundays at The Book and Record Bar 12 to 2pm

Join res­id­ent DJ’s as they broad­cast live at the The Book and Record Bar. Cap­ture the action on your cam­era and enter WN Foto. The six finest entries will be rewar­ded with a free beer vouch­er!

  • Pho­towalk at West Nor­wood Cemetery 11 to 12.30pm

Take in a tour of the cemetery with your cam­era and enter the pho­to­graphy com­pet­i­tion.

If that’s all too much cre­ativ­ity for you, the Hol­ly­wood Star Beauty Bar, 481 Nor­wood Rd, is offer­ing FREE Indi­an head mas­sages from 10.30am-5pm on Feast day!

Let us entertain you

While your hands and eyes and brains are busy, we’ve got some­thing delight­ful as ever for the ears. Here’s everything that’s on at this month’s Feast…

West Norwood Free Film Festival!

West Nor­wood is going to have it’s very own Free Film Festival (check out the web­site, there are cur­rently elev­en of them, mostly in SE Lon­don but spread­ing…) Our ver­sion is being run by the Feast Film Nights volun­teers and is due to take place annu­ally dur­ing the Feast ‘down time’ towards the end of March. Two of the team will be out and about this Feast day so if you’re keen to get involved or just hear more about it and sug­gest films, find them and let them know… We have already booked St Luke’s for a free film screening…any ideas for appro­pri­ate films to

See you at Feast!