Writing Feast, Sunday 5 November!

Feast will be get­ting into the spir­it of all things lit­er­ary and book­ish with our first ever Writ­ing Feast, in asso­ci­ation with Dulwich Literary Festival and Dul­wich Books.

We’ll be meet­ing local authors but also giv­ing YOU a chance to shine with a cre­at­ive writ­ing work­shop and an intro­duc­tion to local cre­at­ive writ­ing and poetry appre­ci­ation groups. Plus, as ever, there will be great hands-on activ­it­ies and crafts with a book­ish theme for chil­dren of all ages.

Literary goings on

Here’s whats on, with high­lights below (top tip: there will be huge print outs of this sched­ule at all the hubs so take a photo of it with your phone).

Retro Vil­lage

Meet local author and Feast volun­teer Car­ron Brown at Retro Vil­lage (except 13.00 — 14.00) Find out how her Shine-a-light books work and make your own Shine-a-light pic­tures.

Fam­ily Well­being hub

Children’s writ­ing activ­it­ies through­out the day. Fam­ily Scrabble, com­munity story, col­our­ing your favour­ite story char­ac­ters.

There will be a Por­tico Bazaar going on this Sunday, with all sorts of things to pique your interest. Plus lots of lit­er­ary work­shops.

12 – 13.30 — Cre­at­ive writ­ing work­shop led by Jonathan Gibbs, South Lon­don nov­el­ist, cre­at­ive writ­ing lec­turer, journ­al­ist and crit­ic . Open to all – wheth­er a begin­ner want­ing to try your hand or a bud­ding writer want­ing more prac­tice. We even have free note­books!13.30 – 14.00 — Jenny Caro. Intro­du­cing Norwood’s U3A (Uni­ver­sity of Third Age) cre­at­ive writ­ing group and lit­er­ary activ­it­ies in West Nor­wood and her own story and poetry writ­ing.

2.15 – 2.45  — Rae Stol­ten­kamp. Local author of magic real­ism, intro­du­cing her work and read­ing from her novel Six Dead Men. You can read more about her work, includ­ing reviews, here

2.45 – 3.15 — Sareeta Domin­go, local writer, read­ing from her debut novel The Near­ness of You pub­lished last year by Little, Brown and talk­ing about her work. For more about her works see here.

AT BEAMISH & McGLUE

12.00 onwards — Beam­ish and McGlue are hon­oured to be host­ing the fab­ulous Monika Lin­ton, founder of Brindisa Foods and author of ‘Brindisa The True Food of Spain’, who will be read­ing from her book and shar­ing a fant­ast­ic warm and wintry recipe from it,  ‘Ran­cho Riojano’.

Casey will be cook­ing the Ran­cho which will be served all day. There will also have cop­ies of Monika’s book on sale…so come along at mid­day and listen, learn and enjoy!

AT THE OLD LIBRARY

Dulwich Literary Festival at West Nor­wood Feast

On Sunday 5th Novem­ber Dul­wich Books are delighted to be join­ing West Nor­wood Feast — based in The Old Lib­rary on Knights Hill with a pop-up book­shop and two fam­ily friendly events.

13.00 – 14.30 
Tim Shee­han of Frank­lins Res­taur­ant in East Dul­wich will be com­ing to talk about his new book, the South Lon­don Cook Book.

14.00 – 15.00 in Children’s Lib­rary
Children’s Writ­ing work­shop by Ink­head. Ink­head have been hold­ing writ­ing work­shops in local schools and lib­rar­ies for the last 12 years. All their tutors are writers them­selves and they will try to show chil­dren how to cre­ate char­ac­ters, use set­ting and dia­logue and come up with a good plot. Their web­site www.inkhead.co.uk will give you more detail. They are put­ting on a free work­shop for chil­dren at Feast, will help the chil­dren cre­ate char­ac­ters of their own, and start them off on a story about the char­ac­ters. For chil­dren aged 8 – 11. Chil­dren need not be accom­pan­ied by an adult.

15.00 – 16.00
Children’s Story-time

Inspired by the par­rots of Brock­well Park, Parrots Don’t Live In The City is the won­der­ful new pic­ture book by local mums Lucy Reyn­olds and Jenna Her­man. Join Lucy and Jenna for a spe­cial story-time as they explore a world of hid­den anim­als, birds and mini-beasts in search of London’s spe­cial par­rots. Fea­tur­ing fun craft activ­it­ies and plenty of squawk­ing.
Suit­able for chil­dren aged 3+ who must be accom­pan­ied by a respons­ible adult. Buy a copy at a dis­coun­ted price!

AT THE BOOK AND RECORD BAR

Local Poets, Play­wrights, Artists, Lyr­i­cists, Per­formers, And Nov­el­ists In Con­ver­sa­tion — 14.00 — 16.00

PoetrySlabs will be chan­ging gears and chart­ing new ter­rit­ory (they do love a chal­lenge) for Writ­ing Feast, which will be themed around writ­ing (all kinds of writ­ing) and run­ning as a kind of lit­er­ary fest­iv­al in South Lon­don mini­ature – think Hay-on-Wye in WeNo, or maybe Chel­ten­ham Comes to Cots­wold Street. They’ve pulled togeth­er a num­ber of people with a pen­chant for words of all descrip­tions across a num­ber of artist­ic forms. Some will be part of a panel dis­cus­sion; oth­ers will have their work on dis­play. The mem­bers of the panel will be shar­ing their thoughts and their writ­ing with one anoth­er and, more import­antly, with the audi­ence.

Do bring a favour­ite poem or piece of prose with you to read to and dis­cuss with every­one else. 

What else??

You want more???

Fresh fish now avail­able on Feast Sundays at Fresh n Green mar­ket hub, cour­tesy of the award win­ning Streath­am fish­mon­ger Fish Tale!

Latest WeNo Insiders’ Guide to The Clockworks, a nation­ally unique clock col­lec­tion and a state-of-the-art clock and watch repair work­shop, tucked away on Net­tle­fold Place in West Nor­wood — a truly fas­cin­at­ing read.

And you can now get your styl­ish Feast Christ­mas cards at the next two Feasts and our Christmas Lights night mar­ket event — or at Otter Trad­ing dur­ing the week.


Oh, and just the finest arts and crafts, fresh food and vin­tage gear to be found in South Lon­don.…

See you at Feast!

Bitesize Feast, Sunday 1 October

Bitesize Feast

Looks like we are get­ting the tail end of Hur­ricane Maria and Lee whist­ling through West Nor­wood on Sunday so rather than all be blown about like Mary Pop­pins, we have decided to scale back Feast for Octo­ber and hunker down all cosy in the wel­com­ing belly of The Por­tico Gal­lery and Retro Vil­lage at Rosebery’s for BITESIZE Feast!!

Fresh n Green, Artis­ans, Food Fair and Fam­ily Well­being hubs will all be closed as we didn’t want gazebos fly­ing round people’s heads…

Feast on our History

We are cel­eb­rat­ing Black His­tory Month with a bunch of events at the Por­tico Gal­lery. There will be two talks by a doc­tor of Black His­tory, plus spoken word per­form­ances by the tal­en­ted Errol McGlashan (AKA Uncle Errol, the MC at Wingit) and poetry read­ings by the PoetrySlabs team.


And if you feel you can, please give a dona­tion to the Carib­bean hur­ricane relief fund.  Unicef or the Red Cross are both run­ning appeals.

Children’s actives

The lovely South Lam­beth Play Part­ners & Maths Explorers won’t be on the hill in the lash­ing wind and rain, but in the warm and cosy shop front of the Por­tico Gal­lery on Knights Hill. Bring the kids down to make Afric­an print col­lages and play dough food. Bunt­ing and Pops (those ladies with the crazy pops­icle cakes) will be there too and there will be lots of cups of tea, cof­fee and cake for all.

Curious Art Trail


Last day to see (and buy) is this Sat­urday! Pick up a guide in any of the ven­ues around West Nor­wood and take the trail.

See you at Bitesize!

 

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

#curiousSE27