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Feast is back! Sunday 2 April!

Spring has sprung and Feast is back!

The sap is rising and the sun is out – and there will be 100 multicoloured stalls all over West Norwood this Sunday! We have a cornucopia of upcycled pre loved furniture and retro kitchenalia, cushions and throws, buttons and bows – and food from virtually every cuisine on earth!

It’s a Garden Feast!

This is the time of year when you re pot your window ledges and dig up your gardens. We have plenty of free gardening activities for you and the kids to do up at the Family Wellbeing picnic & play area – decorate your own compostable flower pot (and plant it with sunflower seeds or cress) and get your hands earthy making seed bombs.

There’ll even be a gardening expert on hand to advise on planting schemes, spring cleaning your garden and what to do with your ailing plants.

And kids can get creative and make flowers out of paper plates, just like this, at Artisan’s on Chatsworth Way!

West Norwood’s Got Talent!

(aka WiNGiT)

Launching at Feast for 2017, a new open mic space for young people! Be sure to come along from 1pm -3pm, and if your young ones fancy themselves as the latest thing, tell them to get up and show us all! No need to book a space, just turn up on the day.

Feast : Entertaining while you shop & eat

Another splendid line up, we think you’ll agree?

Feast Film Nights

We’re loving the West Norwood Free Film Festival – massive thanks to all the fabulous volunteers who put that on for everyone. To keep in with Feast’s Garden theme, April’s Feast Film Night (the monthly incarnation of the festival) is the wonderful Little Shop of Horrors on Sat 29 April at the Book & Record Bar.

See you all at Feast!

Volunteer for West Norwood!

Feast, your favourite monthly event is just round the corner (Sunday 2 April), there’s a wonderful free film festival that’s happening over the ten days before Feast (25 March-1 April) and Feast Film Nights are kicking off another season of monthly film events.

What do all these three lovely things have in common? They are all volunteer powered – by people who love their West Norwood community and want to make it an even better place to live!

Volunteer for Feast

Feast has lots of friendly lovely people who volunteer on Feast days and behind the scenes – but we always ALWAYS could do with more of you! We need:

  • hub leaders (who help run the different market spaces)
  • entertainment coordinators to help with Wingit, our new open mic performance space for young people (see poster below)*
  • technical people (to help set up the music equipment and to run the website)
  • creative, community minded people to curate the monthly themed Feast’s – we like to involve as many other local organisations as possible!

If you want to volunteer for Feast, drop us a line hello@westnorwoodfeast.com or a tweet @wn_feast.

*Psst!! Follow us on Instagram @wingit_feast and let us know if you want to perform!

West Norwood Free Film Festival


It’s only a couple of weeks to go before we get eight FREE films coming to all sorts of local venues; like Back to the Future inside St Luke’s church, at The Goonies at Knowles, Paterson in Parkhall workspace cafe and all the three minute films made by you budding local filmmakers at the Portico Gallery ! They need volunteers who can help:

  • give out flyers for events
  • set up the venues for the film audiences

If you’re interested, email westnorwoodfff@gmail.com. You get to wear a special T-shirt too!

Feast Film Nights

After all the excitement of the Free Film Festival, and before the new Picturehouse premises open locally, where can you go in West Norwood for community cinema screenings? Why, to the monthly Feast Film Nights!

The spring lineup starts on Saturday 29 April with the wonderful rock horror musical Little Shop of Horrors shown at The Book and Record Bar.

Just like Feast and the free film festival, this is a volunteer-led group so feel free to get in touch if you have suggestions for future screenings or would like to volunteer! filmnights@westnorwoodfeast.com

We’d love you to volunteer for at least one of these! If you can’t, don’t worry, just come along and support all the great things happening in your lovely West Norwood….

New @ Feast for 2017!

West Norwood’s Got Talent! We are proud to announce WiNGiT, our open mic performance space for young people at Feast.

When? At each Feast (first Sunday of the month) from 1pm-3pm

Where? By the DJs at the leisure centre at Feast’s Family Wellbeing hub

Who? The open mic is open to anyone under 20 who has a talent

What? whether you can rap or sing, are in a band or play an instrument, if you do magic or stand-up, love ballet or streetdance – whatever your talent, bring it to WiNGiT!

How? If you want to perform, follow us on Instagram @wingit_feast and message us or email hello@westnorwoodfeast.com and send us what you’d like us to share. Or just turn up on the day and write your name on the blackboard – first come, first up! We will have amp and mics for you.

Why? Let the (West Norwood) world know who you are! Bring your family and friends and perform for us all in a friendly space. There will also be music producers who work on local radio stations there to spot your potential…

Supported by The Portico Gallery, The Rock 926.com, Reggae Britannia & Lightening Radio.