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September Art Feast

Welcome to September Art Feast!


We are delighted to be launching a fantastic new project in association with Station 2 Station, the Curious SE27 Art Trail which will stretch the whole length of the high street from Rosebery’s to Lantana Estates next to Tulse Hill Station.



Pick up the Curious SE27 Leaflet at Feast, take a look at the map and get exploring!

There will also be hands-on artistic activities going on during the day – you can create a mosaic at Family Wellbeing or explore patterns based on the work of famous artists at Artisans.

Plus, at the Portico Gallery you can view and bid on artworks donated by local artists and others, to be auctioned at Lambeth Open in October to raise funds for Southside Rehabilitation Association, a local mental health charity. Place a bid now and you could be a winner in October!

Family Wellbeing will be extra busy this month as Retro Village will be hosted there for the month of September – two hubs for the price of one! This is due to an upcoming auction at Rosebery’s, so there will be an auction viewing on Sunday – Decades of Design, viewings 10am–2pm at Rosebery’s.

Don’t forget also that you can buy a child’s packed lunch at Family Wellbeing: a very reasonable £2.50 for a ham or cheese sandwich, a piece of fruit, a bag of crisps and water or squash in a cup. Lunches go on sale about 11.30 and often sell out fast at busy Feasts (which September usually is!), so head up there early to avoid disappointment.

Plus we will have the usual packed entertainments schedule, with favourite performers, DJs and new talent on offer, Poetry Slabs at the Library –  and including our very own West Norwood’s Got Talent, WiNGiT, at Family Wellbeing.

Finally, if you haven’t checked out the WeNo blog lately, why not have a nose around and discover our latest local business to be featured, B’s Balloons?

Curious SE27 Art Trail

Curious SE27 Art Trail

An exciting new project from Feast and Station to Station – showcasing artists in local shops & venues from Knight’s Hill to Tulse Hill
More information on the artists and their works can be found at the individual venues
All dates 3rd–30th September unless otherwise stated

1 Roseberys Auction House
A curated selectionof contemporary art by South London-based artists.
18th–30th September

2 Maddisons
Cass Kirchner’s atmospheric narrative boxes made from found and lost objects from the past can be viewed in the window.

3 Portico Gallery
Presents Chilean artist Rodrigo Luna.

4 Art & Craft
Drawings and paintings by Hugh Gilmour and ceramic sculptures by Jane Millar.

5 Otter Trading
Works on paper by Agnieszka Stando.

6 The Great North Wood, upstairsrestaurant room
Bone china printed plates by artist Robert Dawson.

7 The Book & Record Bar
Signs in Motion Prints, paintings and mobiles by Yair Meshoulam and Martin Grover.

8 St Lukes Church
A selection of large paintings by Curious SE27 artists.

9 Floral Hall
Ceramic sculptures by Emma Fenelon.

10 Mosaic Workshop
Come and view a variety of mosaic artworks on display at Mosaic Workshop as well as lots of other mosaic materials on 3rd September.

11 Bon Velo
Duncan McAfee is showing small sculptures and 2D works.

12 Northwood Estate Agents
Prints by Lucy Bainbridge.

13 Knowles of Norwood
Local artist Tomas Stando will show his work in the lounge area of Knowles. PLUS Artists from Bainbridge Studios show their work on the easels in a one-day event for FEAST on 3rd September.

14 Beamish & McGlue
Julia McKenzie creates paper cut poetry and laser cut gardens for the windows.

15 POP West Norwood
Marc Elmes creates an art work for the window. Opening 3rd September.

16 The circular planters on Norwood Road south of Elmcourt Road
Poetry Slabs presents: Man of Letters, A concrete poetry work on the ground – just add water.

17 Lantana Estates, next to Tulse Hill Station
Paintings and textile media artworks by Phil Dobson and Jane Campbell.
Opens Monday 4th September to 30th September


Holiday Feast

Time to get out the knotted hanky and buckets and spades, it’s August, so it must be Holiday Feast!

We’ll be getting arty and crafty with holiday themed crafts – mini sandcastle making and salt dough sea creatures to paint at Artisans, whilst over at Family Wellbeing, we’ll be decorating paper swimsuits and shorts on the kids activity table and having fun with more sand and beachballs.

At St Luke’s we’ll have a brand new folk band entertaining us, The Conquering Heroes – and we’ve heard they do a bit of dancing too! They’ll be followed by Monkey Wrench, whilst Steve and the Hats and Uffington 357 will be doing their thing down at Artisans.


Poetry Slabs will be back at the Old Library with an American theme this month – featuring the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop, from 2.30-3.30pm. “wry, sly, sometimes exotic, frequently gritty, surgically crafted and strangely witty”.


‘Nature is an infinite sphere of which the centre is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.’ Blaise Pascal 

The Portico Gallery will be showcasing the work of young artists in an exclusive show, ‘People in Residence’ bringing together recent graduates from Wimbledon College of Art. The exhibition celebrates unity and community. 


Clara Dias 

Katie Fletcher 

George Hill-Baker 

Rosa Luetchford 

Sam McGoun 

Rafael Mendes 

Melanie Twigger 


Private View Friday 4th August, 18:00-21:00 

The exhibition is then open to all on Sunday 6th for Feast!


The Book and Record Bar will have Cake Lab, with Alex Paterson (The Orb) and guests, DJing from 2 until 7 on the Sunday, with fully licensed bar and cake.

As ever, Wingit will be wowing us with song and dance from the young people of West Norwood.

At Retro Village, keep an eye out for a vintage summer theme, with picnic ware, summer frocks, and colourful sunnies, whilst at the Food Fair we are excited to have bakers Brett and Bailey, regulars in Crystal Palace, at Feast for the first time (Chas and Momo are away for one month, but don’t worry, they’ll be back!).

We’ll also be welcoming back Vegan for Non-Vegan who make amazing pasta and gnocchi which is vegan AND gluten free, so spread the word to your vegan & GF buddies.

So, grab a sunhat and sunscreen, keep your fingers crossed for the weather to hold (it WILL!), and we’ll see you there!