Festive Feast, Sunday 3 Dec!

Feast is nearly over for anoth­er year, but as ever, Fest­ive Feast in Decem­ber is set to be (just maybe) the best of the lot. It’ll be cold and bright and there’s lots to do inside too — just read on!

What’s on?

You can start the day with a vegan brunch cooked by local chefs Mango Man and Dan at Beamish & McGlue, includ­ing banana pan­cakes and smooth­ies, from 9.30 onwards. (And if you can’t make it there on Sunday, they’re cook­ing it on Sat­urday too!)

Then wander up past Fresh’n’Green and Artis­ans for your Christ­mas gift shop­ping, pick out a Christ­mas tree at Floral Hall, and head up to the Portico Gallery, where along­side the Bazaar we will be cel­eb­rat­ing the arrival of the West Nor­wood Com­munity Piano with a pian­othon! There will be invited pian­ists play­ing through­out the day, so come along and have a listen.


(this par­tic­u­lar pian­ist doesn’t play that well)

If you’re still look­ing for that spe­cial gift for that spe­cial someone, we have even more for you — you favour­ite Retro stall­hold­ers will be with the arts and crafts stalls at Fam­ily Well­being by the leis­ure centre, so you’ll find all your vin­tage trinkets and gems there. There’s also a brand new DJ there this month, Glen T, so check him out!

Down on Idmis­ton Road just a brisk trot from Artis­ans’L'arche will be hav­ing their annu­al Christ­mas Fayre, where you’ll find everything from stock­ing fillers to Christ­mas wreaths.

Need to warm up? Grab a mulled wine at the Food Fair, or head inside the Lib­rary where there will be storytime and children’s chess and board games.

This will be fol­lowed by PoetrySlabs with fest­ive poems and a chance to help dress the Lib­rary Christ­mas Tree, and finally warm up with some Brazili­an samba.

At St Luke’s, we’ll have fest­ive music inside the church and out, and we will be tak­ing Foodbank dona­tions — so if you have the chance to bring some­thing, it will be very warmly wel­comed.


(this enter­tain­ment sched­ule will be on A boards at all the hubs, so take a photo of it as you pass)

Busy on Sunday? Miss­ing out on Feast? Don’t worry, we’ll be doing it all again next Sunday, Decem­ber 10th when Christmas Lights will be on from 3–7pm at St Luke’s. More info to fol­low soon!

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!

 

Feast Christmas Lights, Sun 10 December 4pm-7pm!

 

Feast and St Luke’s come togeth­er once again for the last Feast event of the year! Come to Christ­mas Lights for an even­ing of food and fest­iv­it­ies from 4pm until 7pm.

Food & Drink!

Come hungry! There will be deli­cious hot street food from Feast favour­ites Lucknow2London selling their Brit­ish cuisine with an Indi­an twist, Original Fry Up Material with the best bur­gers in town,

Feast & St Luke’s church come togeth­er annu­ally to bring a volun­teer powered com­munity Christ­mas fair to West Nor­wood.

Creperie Anglaise (a firm favour­ite with the kids!) and Feast new­bies Route 66 with their infam­ously yummy burri­tos.

There will also be a bar out­side selling warm­ing mulled wine and cider from cel­lars of The Great North Wood…

Christmas Carols!

There will be carol singing from local choirs through­out the even­ing inside the church
4.20 Pram Chorus
5.00 Carol singing for every­one, led by local churches (please join in!)
6.20 Crystal Palace choir

Christmas Gifts!

Inside there’s a Christ­mas gift mar­ket with a won­der­ful selec­tion of local makers and artis­ans selling ori­gin­al art­works, unique home­ware items, hand­made jew­ellery and Christ­mas dec­or­a­tions. You can also ‘gift a gift’ of a Food­bank Christ­mas hamper for a local fam­ily.

Don’t miss your (almost) last chance to buy a pack of Feast Christ­mas cards and a bag (apart from Otter Cafe who stock them)

Fun for kids!

What child really likes Christ­mas shop­ping? We have free craft activ­it­ies (includ­ing mak­ing some­thing sparkly for your Christ­mas tree) to keep flag­ging little shop­pers happy.

And to top it all Fath­er Christ­mas will be there, ming­ling with the crowds and tak­ing orders for Christ­mas… What bet­ter way to kick off the fest­ive sea­son in West Nor­wood?

See you there — for the last Feast event of the year!

St Luke’s Church, Knight’s Hill, West Nor­wood SE27 0HS.

Sunday 10 Decem­ber

16.00–19.00

Free entry