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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!


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


Free entry

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!