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West Norwood and Tulse Hill Food Week, 24th June – 2nd July

West Norwood and Tulse Hill’s third annual Food Week starts next week, from 24th June – 2nd July, celebrating the culture, diversity and creativity in our area.
Featuring storytelling, art, live music, family-friendly events and much more.

 

Some of SE27’s favourite local pubs and restaurants will be participating, plus pop-up events in more unusual venues.

 

We will start off with The Great North Wood’s WoodFest, a two-day celebration of live music and good food, beer and cider, with activities for kids, and a hogroast on Sunday.

 

You can choose between the very best of contemporary British food at Knowles of Norwood on Monday (Book here) or a stylish modern Italian menu at The Garden on Tuesday (Book here)

Whilst Tulse Hill Hotel is bringing fish, chips, battered saveloy and deep fried Mars Bars to town for one night only.

 

On Wednesday, Park Hall Business Centre are hosting a unique storytelling event featuring local foodie businesses and featuring Indian street food from Lucknow 2 London, wine, locally brewed beer and of course Volcano coffee. Book a free ticket here

POP West Norwood, the new hair salon on the high street, will be featuring a local artist, Mr Dane, painting their windows on Thursday – a one-off live art event not to be missed, free to drop in and watch him at work!

The Portico Gallery are putting on a fantastic community meal for all the family on Friday, with arts and crafts and junk modelling for the kids in conjunction with local artists. Book Here (free for children under 6)

There are two chances to sample something new on Saturday – afternoon tea from Frangipani launching a brand new menu, (Book here) and an Indian Feast with Bollywood singer at Village Masaleh.

 

Finally on Sunday we’ll wrap it all up with July Feast, and the L’Arche Summer Fair at Gothic Lodge on Idmiston Road.

 

Whatever you are interested in, there is bound to be something for you – check our Eventbrite page for all the details in one place, and get booking!

West Norwood Foto – the winning photographs!

Our thanks to all contributors

Thank you to everyone who sent in entries to West Norwood Foto. One hundred and thirty eight photographs were submitted. And some more have just arrived! Our judges viewed the online gallery to make their decisions based on relationship to theme and composition. Age wasn’t taken into account and some of our winners/special mentions are under 16. The youngest entrant was 7 years old.

After careful consideration, our judges have made the following selections;

Category: Street Scenes

Category Winner and Overall Winner

Catriona Gilchrist, Dog outside Ladbrokes

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“An interesting and melancholic photo, with almost surreal elements to it. It also makes a social commentary.It touches upon the concept of street photography, which is seeing, and putting together elements as disparate as a dog, a broken pole, and a gambling den to create a visual message to goes out to the viewer and offers itself to multiple interpretations”

– Street Scenes category judge, Pierre Alozie.

“A classic documentary photograph in the sense that it captures something both fleeting (doggie) and unmoving (architecture).  It also allows the viewer to ponder on the folly of gambling!”

– Fantastic & Strange category judge, Hermione Wiltshire

Street Scenes: Runner Up

Ciaran Bradbury-Hickey 

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“It is the dynamic composition of this photograph that attracted me to it. It seems to embody the essential components of street photography (spontaneity, composition and wit among others), and best interpreted the street theme of the competition.”

– Street Scenes category judge, Pierre Alozie.

Special Mention

Janet Haney for mobility scooters and John Nott for St Lukes Church. Janet’s photo is full of humour and could have been second, and John’s photo is technically sound, although it is the kind of photograph seen in many photography magazines.

Category: Community

“It was a very difficult balance between choosing a great looking photo and one that really said community – some of the images that were visually strong didn’t really say community to me. Also, as it is community there were often pictures with lots of people and lots going on in them, which sometimes made for an images with no obvious focal point. There were some strong images though and it was a hard choice”

– Community category judge, Anna Hindocha.

Winner

Jenny Ochera, Tug of War

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“It was a very tough choice but I kept coming back to this image. I love the fact that it is a proper community effort – literally everyone pulling together. A great interpretation of the theme. I love the strong diagonal which means that the image works despite the number of people in it as the eye is guided through it. This, combined with the people’s positions which show the effort they are putting into pulling, also adds dynamism and excitement. While the strong sunlight does in some ways make the image less “perfect” I find the texture of the road, the strong shadows, the purple lens flare and the burnt out sky all make for a visually compelling image. Overall, I felt this image had a balance of saying the most about community while also being very visually interesting”

– Community category judge, Anna Hindocha.

Community: Runner Up

John D Haney, Cemetery Tour

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“Thematically I really like the idea that the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery are keeping the dead involved and part of the community by their events. Visually, I love the pose of the speaker and the composition of the thin band of people surrounded by the greenery.”

– Community category judge, Anna Hindocha.

 

 

Category: Fantastic and Strange

Winner

Seb Hilditch, Angel of Norwood

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“The Black & White takes out realistic greens of lichen, blues of sky and greys of stone making the photograph become more of an imagined picture and less of a documentary shot.  The composition is poised and gives the impression of a graceful portrait of a real woman dressed up as an angel not unlike an old Victorian photograph by for instance Julia Margaret Cameron”

– Fantastic & Strange category judge, Hermione Wiltshire

Fantastic & Strange: Runner up

Kes Young, child and plant 

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“This picture bravely places an unusually slight moment at the centre of the picture there by taking the viewer’s attention to a sight easily overlooked.  A child’s encounter with spiky plants suggests a schism between the internal place suggested by their expression and a spectacular plant perhaps not native to West Norwood.”

– Fantastic & Strange category judge, Hermione Wiltshire

Special mention

Freddie Witchell for a compelling portrait of a stone face.  The effect drew the judges attention for a long time.  For his next pictures, Hermione would recommend working on composition.

Feast volunteers’ vote!

This went to Hetty Lalleman’s charming photo A Tight Knit. The photo was taken at Feast on the Tea & Talk Table, a space where people can sit and have a free cup of tea and a chat. It embodies all that is lovely about Feast!

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Our thanks to our local business sponsors for providing the prizes

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Feast Christmas Lights, Sat 10 December, 4-8pm!

 

Feast & St Luke’s church come together each year to bring a volunteer powered community Christmas fair to West Norwood!

Come to St Luke’s this Saturday at 4pm and watch all the lights being turned on. The  church facade and grounds will be illuminated, there will be choirs singing, plus hot food & mulled wine to keep you all toasty.

Inside the church there will be a glorious Christmas market selling all the lovely gift items you have come to expect from Feast.

Father Christmas & lantern parades

Santa will be there wandering around inside like he usually does, chatting to small people about what they’d like for Christmas.

Children will all get a chance to make their very own paper bag lantern with a (not real) candle inside – we’ll be having a lantern parade in the grounds of St Luke’s at around 6pm.

Support your volunteer powered Feast!

Grab your chance to buy some lovely Feast merchandise – it helps us continue to do what we do. You can pick up a cheery new 2017 Feast calendar (with Feast dates handily printed so you need never miss another) or one our very popular WeNo bags, or even a pack of Feast Christmas cards!

Whatever you do, come and join us for the very last Feast event of the year…

Merry Christmas from everyone at Feast!