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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!


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!

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?