August FEAST is dance FEAST

West Nor­wood FEAST, Sunday 4 August 2013, 10am – 4pm

August is Dance FEAST in West Nor­wood! For­get about the heat and join us for some jiv­ing at Retro Vil­lage or a bit of tango at the Artis­ans Mar­ket.

FEAST Hub High­lights
Retro Vil­lage
10am – 4pm, in the car park of Rosebery’s Auc­tion House, 74 – 76 Knights Hill
Vin­tage and retro cloth­ing, accessor­ies, jew­ellery, bric-a-brac and kit­chenalia brought to you by That Extra Pair of Hands, Tor­toise­shell Vin­tage, the Min­istry of Words, Trinkets and Baubles and Décor8 accom­pan­ied by the Record Man and his retro-tast­ic vinyl col­lec­tion.

Food Fair
10am – 4pm, in front of St. Luke’s Church
Come and have a gast­ro­nom­ic tour of our Food Fair and sample the delights of the best of South London’s street food. Dainty cakes, petit fours and cup­cakes from Fiendish and Goode, The Cup Cake Shop, Sweet Sen­sa­tions and new FEAST traders, Puff­cakes. Glob­al food is provided by Viet Nom Nom, tar­tiflette from Great Pan, Trin­i­jam and Curry Cook House. Not for­get­ting mixed salad boxes from Pangea Street, brownies, cook­ies, pies and bread from Chas & Momo, and vegan treats from Vegan Tart. Vol­cano Cof­fee will be grind­ing their cof­fee beans to wash it all down!

Artis­ans Mar­ket
10am – 4pm, Chats­worth Way
Local artists and makers selling the best Nor­wood has to offer includ­ing paint­ings, prints and cards from Mar­tin Grover and Paul McBride, digit­al prints of local places from South Lon­don Prints, unique jew­ellery pieces from Cath­er­ine Cross, Rowena Taylor, Sil­ver Blos­som Jew­ellery and Lucy Jud­son. Bespoke lamp­shades from Yolanta Gaw­lik, screen prints from the artists at Bain­bridge Stu­di­os, silk scarves from Sam­antha Ward and children’s cloth­ing from Not for Grown-Ups.

Ty Janik will be at the Artis­ans Mar­ket bring­ing the best of Brit­tany to Lon­don – save your­self a trip to France and taste their authen­t­ic crepes and galettes for more info see their web­site

Vin­tage Ices will be mak­ing their FEAST debut at the Artis­ans Mar­ket this month in their retro ice cream van. In keep­ing with their her­it­age, Vin­tage Ices endeav­our to serve tra­di­tion­al ice cream togeth­er with old-fash­ioned ice lol­lies. We recom­mend the sea salt car­a­mel ice cream!

Fresh ‘n’ Green
10am – 4pm, junc­tion of Nor­wood Road, Lan­caster Aven­ue, and York Hill
Make a stop at the Fresh ‘n’ Green mar­ket hub for pop­corn from Drum and Ker­nel Pop­corn, loose tea from Tiger Spring Tea, plants from Foral Hall, fresh bread from Levain Bakery. We wel­come the FEAST debut of Mean Green Foods and their veget­ari­an and vegan treats as well as all things avo­cado from the Avo­cado Café. Don’t for­get your cof­fee and crois­sants at Beam­ish & McGlue!

Enter­tain­ment Pro­gramme
At Retro Vil­lage
2pm — 3pm, Dia­mond Jive
FEAST wel­comes back local dance out­fit Dia­mond Jive to the Retro Vil­lage.
The Dia­mond Jive Club, a col­lec­tion of local Rock ‘n’ Roll enthu­si­asts who teach jive/rock ‘n’ roll classes at the Prince Regent on Monday nights, and who also put on monthly clubs on the second Fri­day of the month at the Rail­way Tav­ern in Tulse Hill. Dia­mond Jive have recently been nom­in­ated as one of four final­ists for the ‘Best Lon­don Vin­tage Event’ in the Vin­tage Guide to Lon­don ‘BEST of 2013’! They need your vote to win – please visit The vot­ing is auto­mated, so no need to register, and only takes a second. Just click and sub­mit before Fri­day 2 August 2013. For fur­ther inform­a­tion about The Dia­mond Jive Club, go to their web­site at or email them at

On the steps of St. Luke’s Church
1pm, The Temp­ted
A four-piece alt-rock band from South Lon­don, Temp­ted com­bine catchy riffs with a thun­der­ing rhythm sec­tion and raw vocal power, pla­cing their own unique stamp on an eclect­ic mix of cov­ers and ori­gin­al songs. Each mem­ber brings a dif­fer­ent style of music to the song writ­ing pro­cess: Chris, altern­at­ive rock, Craig, blues, Ebruba, indie, Tash, sing­er-song­writer music. The Temp­ted were formed in the sum­mer of 2012 at the BRIT School. The band has recently per­formed at the Royal Fest­iv­al Hall and at the Eld­er­flower Fields Festival’s main stage. Look out for gigs and updates on their You­Tube chan­nel:

3pm, South Lon­don Samba
South Lon­don Samba is a new drum­ming ensemble based in Peck­ham / Nun­head. They are a group of young people aged between 15 – 21 years old who love to drum. You can find them at, or Twit­ter @southlndsamba.

At the Artis­ans Mar­ket
All day, Red Watch from West Nor­wood Fire Sta­tion
Have you ever wondered how much kit is stored in a Fire Engine, or would you just like to have a got sit­ting up front? Meet the team from Red Watch at the Artis­ans Mar­ket.

11am and 1pm, Argen­tine Tango Taster Class
If you have ever watched couples caught up in the dra­mat­ic and intense embrace of Argen­tine Tango and wished that you could do it too, then come along to this taster class, led by Pas­tor and assisted by Tanja. The class with be an inform­al and hands-on intro­duc­tion to tango. Abso­lutely no pre­vi­ous exper­i­ence is required and people two left feet are wel­come! Come in some­thing you can move com­fort­ably in and shoes that won’t come off. We are cel­eb­rat­ing the launch of – a resource for all lov­ers of tango who would like to learn tango in a sup­port­ive and fun envir­on­ment. If you already dance the tango and would like to pop along for a dance, please do. There will be music and dan­cing in between les­sons. Don’t bring your best shoes as we will be dan­cing on the road. So….put on your dan­cing shoes and give it a whirl!

At Fresh ‘n’ Green
12 noon out­side Beam­ish & McGlue
Piano music from local pian­ist Ross Stans­field.

South Lam­beth Play Part­ners
10am – 4pm, Food Fair, in front of St. Luke’s Church
Free play activ­it­ies and games for young chil­dren and fam­il­ies.

Tour of West Nor­wood Cemetery
2.30pm inside the gates of the cemetery
Meet local res­id­ent and his­tor­i­an, Colin Fenn, inside the cemetery gates for his pop­u­lar tour of West Nor­wood Cemetery – one of the seven grand Vic­tori­an cemeter­ies of Lon­don.

Free children’s activ­it­ies at each mar­ket hub
Join our volun­teer FEAST­ies for some cre­at­ive col­our­ing in and brace­let mak­ing.

Be FEAST Volun­teer
10am – 4pm, all mar­ket hubs
Would you like to help in the run­ning of FEAST? We not only need volun­teers to help every FEAST day, but through­out the month. Roles include book­ing traders and enter­tain­ments; help with mar­ket­ing and social media. Can you spare a few hours? Speak to a hub lead­er or any­one in a hi-vis jack­et to find out more.

Com­munity Stalls
South Lon­don Theatre (SLT)
10am – 4pm, loc­ated at the Food Fair, oppos­ite FEAST HQ
South Lon­don Theatre is the busiest ama­teur dra­mat­ic soci­ety in the UK and has now been going for over 40 years. It is loc­ated in West Nor­wood, situ­ated in the old fire sta­tion built in 1881. SLT pro­duces over 20 shows a year span­ning many dif­fer­ent genres. It is a fant­ast­ic place to meet and make new friends and gives every­body the oppor­tun­ity to act, dir­ect, stage man­age, design and oper­ate light and sound, and work front of house. Come along to our Com­munity Stall area to meet the team behind SLT and find out how you can get involved. For more inform­a­tion please see their web­site

Brix­ton and Nor­wood Food­bank, St. Luke’s Church and at FEAST HQ
The Food­bank will be accept­ing dona­tions inside St. Luke’s church, plus there will be two col­lec­tion boxes at the FEAST HQ. The Food­bank is urgently look­ing for dona­tions of tinned meat, tinned fish, tinned fruit, and instant cus­tard.

Leave a Reply