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History Feast this Sunday 4 September!

West Norwood has history, find out at Feast!

This Sunday 4 September we are celebrating our neighbourhood’s rich history – whilst eating well and enjoying ourselves at Feast, obviously…

All our usual traders will be there – and remember, at the leisure centre’s Family Wellbeing hub, all food traders have a dish that is £5 or less, many have child-sized portions and there are always Feast made kids lunch bags for £2.50.

News Alert! Retro will be held in the Portico Gallery across the road this Feast – Rosebery’s Auction House need their car park…

War poems & recipes

The friends of West Norwood cemetery and PoetrySlabs are collaborating on Feast day with a history and poetry tour to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme.

We have another pop up event at the Community Shop on Vale Street this Feast. The kitchens will be cooking up wartime recipes and using locally grown produce (you’re welcome to bring your own if you have any) – which you can then eat, for FREE!

Traditional lullabies, old photos, history quiz – and lots of music!

Take your tinies to the library at 2.30pm to meet Musical Bumps for some singing and bashing of instruments to old fashioned nursery rhymes.

If you have no tinies, how about doing a West Norwood history quiz? There will be copies of it at the various Feast hubs, just ask a volunteer. The prize is a lovely West Norwood Feast bag!

St Luke’s also has an exhibition of old photos of West Norwood if you’d like a browse…

Look out for one of these snazzy entertainments leaflets at any of the Feast hubs, otherwise memorise NOW. Too much too miss otherwise…

West Norwood Photography Competition!

Feast volunteers are launching a fab photography competition for anyone who has, or wants to take, photos of West Norwood. We will collect in the submissions and have a panel of illustrious judges who will choose the winners before December’s Feast. Here are the details, now get clicking!

See you at Feast!

Sunday 2 October is Harvest Feast!

Lovely autumn is suddenly upon us – season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – and we at Feast will be making the most of it (especially the fruit). We will be squashing and bobbing apples and pears, swapping plants and seeds and giving what we can to the Foodbank, for that is what one does at a Harvest Feast-ival.


The Norwood Foodbank will be at the Food Fair in St Luke’s with their volunteers and baskets. There will be a singing parade of churchgoers bearing food donations from Chatsworth Baptist Church up to St Luke’s at 12.30pm. Please, if you can, give generously, this is just some of what the Foodbank needs. Note – they have plenty of pasta & tea but would like custard, UHT milk and toothpaste…

Seed & Plant swap

Do you have too many plants of one type and a whole bunch of autumnal stuff in your garden going to seed? Bring your harvested seeds and surplus plants to the Fresh n Green hub along Norwood Road and swap it for something else! Genius!

Juice, puppets, pizza & ice cream

Come up to the Family Wellbeing hub at the leisure centre and bring any apples and pears you might have lying about under your trees (or neighbours trees)(or trees you just see passing). The kindly folk at Open Orchard have a manual fruit press which you can jam your windfalls into and hey presto (plus elbow grease) you have juice. Don’t worry if you don’t fancy scrumping, there will be plenty of spare fruit. Just drink juice made the old fashioned way or bring a sterilised bottle if you want to take it home with you. There will be apple bobbing and harvest puppet making too – all for free.

No kid will go hungry at Feast this month – as well as Feast’s £2.50 lunch bags, we have A PIZZA VAN and an ICE CREAM MAN at the leisure centre!


Here’s what we got for you. Nuff said.

West Norwood Foto Competition!

If you have a photo of West Norwood you are particularly proud of, or you want to take one, now’s your chance to enter it into a photography competition. We have categories, judges, prizes, THE WORKS. Have a look and enter your photos – the best will be shown on the Feast website and on a digital slideshow at the Portico Gallery at December’s Feast.

Knitting West Norwood together

At this Feast you will see some of us knitting… this is because November Feast’s theme is ‘hands on art’ (basically, making art with your hands). One of the activities is to knit a quilt together which once made will be raffled for charity. Knit a square (or more) about the same size as a CD case (12cm x 12 cm) with any leftover wool you have (we will have wool & needles if you don’t). Ask a volunteer at Feast if you want to get involved!

See you at Feast!

Flower Feast Sunday 3 July!


If you’re going to West Norwood Feast…

…be sure to wear a flower in your hair…

This Sunday it’s a flower filled Feast and we require general skipping and the wearing of flowers (in hair, on shirts, skirts and shorts).

New Feast Community Hub!

There’s a whole new Feast thing to do (if you live in Gipsy Hill ward, take special note). The wonderful Community Shop on Vale Street is hosting a pop up event with Feast, the Library of Things, Bzz Garage & Open Orchard!

The Library of Things is having its launch on Feast Sunday and will be open on the Community Shop site for you to borrow anything from a garden strimmer, wetsuit or circular saw to a whole fleet of hi viz jackets (if you like that sort of thing)(we do).

You will also be able to build your own burgers & hot dogs from the Community Shop’s van, made from surplus food and only £1.50 each! Yum!

For more information on the day, go here!

Fine Feast happenings

There will be plenty of green fingered activities for children (and adults) to do – like make your own cork garden! You can do this at Family Wellbeing, Artisans or Fresh n Green (and then take them home to put on your fridge).

The hills of West Norwood will be alive with music (and flowers).

Special highlights are the Big Sing at the Portico Gallery with seven local choirs (!!) and a book reading at the library by our very own Feast volunteer, Carron…

There will also be two fun Family Fitness sessions up on the grass at Family Wellbeing, run by a local fitness trainer who will make this a regular Feast thing. Get the whole family up and moving!

And apart from Feast…

To mark the Rio Olympics and a week of celebrating South American culture at the Portico Gallery, we are showing this wonderful WONDERFUL Brazilian film, Central Station, on Sat 16th July. These screenings are run entirely by Feast Film Nights volunteers and this film is the last of the season before the summer break, so do go along and see it.

See you at Feast!