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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?

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!

Sports Feast on Sunday 2 July!

Put your trainers on this Sunday because we have SO MUCH sporting activity planned! Which obviously means you can feast just that little bit extra because you will be working it all off…

Sports Day for kids!

There literally will be fun and games up at the kids picnic and play area! Egg and spoon type races throughout the day and at midday Moving Matters and Nutty’s Drama and Sports holiday camp doing activities to promote their summer camp!

The Better team from the leisure centre will be doing circuits, boxing, spinning and rowing – AND they will be offering FREE DAY PASSES as prizes for winning challengers!

Feast festival entertainments

Feast’s open mic performance space for young people has a really special line up this month. Be sure to catch some tiny weeny ballerinas from Rose Arts, an inspirational talk by 12 year old Inspiring Vanessa and the Royal Society for Blind Children‘s Youth Choir performing at 14.20.

PoetrySlabs are doing readings about bicycles in Bon Velo – who are offering a free pastry to anyone who buys a strengthy Volcano coffee in their shop (get there early, once the cakes are gone, they are gone!)

Local sporting promos!

Those of you who watch our Facebook feed will have seen a plethora of offers from all the local businesses who have any link to sport, health and activity. Here’s just a selection.

The Portico Gallery are offering a Feast day of free yoga.

These guys great guys from FitFunActive will be at the Family Wellbeing hub all day doing energetic kinds of workout things – please feel free to join in (and join up, they have a 45% DISCOUNT for those who sign up to personal training via this link!)

The Netball Club are offering a 10% discount for those who sign up and mention Feast…

West Norwood has its own dive school (who knew?) (we did!)

Purple Turtle Diving are offering 25% off to the first 20 people to book onto a Discover Scuba Dive! Vouchers can be bought as presents and will be valid for 6 months. (When booking please use code FEASTDSD25)

After all that sport, some of us might need a massage… West Norwood Therapies have a raffle on, look out for the ladies with the balloons!

Get walking!

In addition to Feast there are two other events happening this Sunday! We have L’Arche’s Summer Fair at the Gothic Lodge gardens (just a short walk from the Artisans Hub on Chatsworth Way)

And we have another wonderful West Norwood Jumbletrail! You’ll have to walk around ALL of West Norwood to check out everyone’s yards…and then come back to Feast for some R&R (and food).

At the time of writing, this year’s Jumbletrail has 114 participants, if you want to take part you have until midnight to be included on the posters…

The Hainthorpe Tenants and Residents association are also having a tabletop sale – this will on the path right near the picnic and play area so be sure to check it out.

WeNo blog

A couple of Feast volunteers work together to bring out a monthly blog featuring one of West Norwood’s businesses. This month it’s the children’s clothing and uniform shop’s turn in the spotlight. Read here all about in An Insider’s Guide to…Wear Abouts!

Food Week

Assuming you are reading this in the week, we still have two Station to Station Food Week events left, the community BBQ at the Portico Gallery on Friday evening and afternoon tea at Frangipani on Saturday.

And finally…

If you really wanted to see Feast Film Night’s screening of Dazed and Confused at the Book and Record Bar last month but couldn’t – don’t worry, it was postponed! It is now on at exactly the right time – the last day of term! This being Friday 21 July…

See you all at Feast!