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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!

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?