Category Archives: Special Events

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!

 

Knitting West Norwood together!

Can you knit? Would you like to teach someone to knit – or learn how?

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Come to our ‘hands on art’ themed November Feast on Sunday 6 November and help us knit a quilt to raise money for a local organisation South London Refugee Association ; a wonderful charity working on the front line with refugees in our neighbourhood.

knitting-squares

We need squares roughly the size of a CD case (12cm x 12cm) – these can be knitted at Feast or in your own time, and be as many and as varied as you like! We will stitch them all together when we have enough to make the quilt – and then raffle it. Drop off your squares at Feast or on the Feast desk at the Portico Gallery.

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Any questions? Just email hello@westnorwoodfeast.com!

West Norwood Revealed…

Have a look here to see what has already been entered!

FEAST is calling for your defining images of West Norwood; photos that capture the character of our area.

We are busy creating an online gallery where we will exhibit all entries. Everyone gets the chance to shine. It’s about taking part and sharing pictures of where we live. As a bonus, we have three professional judges from the field of photography, Anna Hindocha, Hermione Wiltshire and Pierre Alozie, who will select the winning photographs. Local businesses are kindly donating prizes, which will be announced via social media.

Themes

You can enter photographs of West Norwood under the following themes;

  • Community
  • Fantastic and Strange
  • Street scenes

Judging

Each judge will be responsible for a theme. They will select the winning photograph and the runner up and will add a few lines saying what they liked about the photograph.

Judges

We are delighted to have the involvement of the following photographers;

  • Anna Hindocha, photographer
  • Hermione Wiltshire, senior photography lecturer and fellow at the Royal College of Art
  • Pierre Alozie, photojournalist

Judges Biographies

Anna Hindocha has been a photographer for twenty years, mainly specialising in photographing people. In 2014, her company Warm Glow Photo became the first photography company to win a Brand Amplifier Award, as a result of its unique approach to family portrait photography. Anna has exhibited work at Photofusion, the ICA, the Viewfinder Gallery, The Portico Gallery, the APT and The Foundry. She has also been shortlisted for the National Tattoo Photography Awards and is a member of London Independent Photography. She received a BA in Photographic and Digital Arts from the University of Westminster and was awarded a distinction in MA Photography from the University of the Creative Arts at Rochester.

She proudly lives and works in West Norwood.

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Anna will be judging the Community theme.

Hermione Wiltshire was born in London and studied Sculpture at Central school of art at BA level followed by an MA at Chelsea School of Art and Design. She was the Momart Fellow at the Tate Gallery Liverpool resulting in an exhibition at the Tate gallery Liverpool called ‘Elective Affinities’ as well as a scholar at the British School of Rome and the recipient of many awards including G.L.A., Arts Council and a major award from The Arts Foundation. Her work is in many major national and international collections including the Arts Council, the Walker Arts collection, the MAK and Weltkunst Collection.

Her practice is Photographic, sculptural, architectural and performance based. Subjects addressed in her work are gender politics of representation, radical feminist theory, Modernism, public space, the status of the photographic image, psychoanalysis, dance, performance and music. Her current research interests are the maternal function and creative practice in relation to Modernism, Expanded Photography and the Physical Image. She has taught at numerous art schools nationally and internationally including Istanbul, Turkey and Italy and is currently a senior lecturer at the RCA, school of Fine Art, photography programme, where she is also a fellow.

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Hermione will be judging the Fantastic and Strange theme.

Pierre Alozie is an autonomous Franco/Nigerian photojournalist based in London who explores social, political and cultural issues with stills, video and multimedia. He has been a photographer since 1986, was self taught whilst living in Paris, his first work being in theatres photographing the productions and doing portraits of the actors. His interest in photojournalism came with moving to Berlin, Germany in 1988. Here he covered political and social events in the city and published his first photos in Berlin newspapers like the Tageszeitung and Zitty. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, he was well placed to take advantage of the city’s geographical location.

He was in Prague for the Velvet Revolution, in Romania, Bulgaria, and Kosovo in 1989, and covered the fall of Communism. He subsequently returned to these areas to work and eventually covered the Balkan civil war in 1992, especially the siege of Sarajevo. These photographs were published and exhibited in Germany and the USA. His career as a photographer has embraced many areas, including fashion photography, portraiture, press and fine art photography. He has exhibited his work in galleries in Germany, US and UK. He is part of the photographers’ collective F8 and FFR (Frontline Freelance Register) and speaks French and English as a native speaker as well as good German and Italian.

CalAid volunteers sort through a massive collection of donated cloths, shoes, toiletries and other goods, for the refugees and migrants in Calais

Pierre will be judging the Street Scenes theme.

Deadline for entries

Midnight, 14 November 2016

So get snapping!

Exhibition

All photographs entered into the competition will be exhibited to an online public gallery. Entries will be uploaded on a rolling basis.

FEAST will also project a selection of entries at the Portico Gallery in December.

The FEAST website will display the winning photographs with judges comments. Winning photographs may possibly be printed and displayed locally next year.

Submission Rules

  • You may enter up to three photographs (this can be all in one theme)
  • Open to all ages
  • Entries need to be submitted by the deadline of 14 November 2016
  • By submitting an entry you agree to the competition terms!

How to Submit Your Photos

Please send your entries in by email to

competitions@westnorwoodfeast.com

  • Please send files as a JPEG.
  • Size no bigger than 1.5MB.

In the message box, please provide your name, contact details, age if under 18 and the theme/s you are entering under. (These details will not be passed to third parties).

Remember to keep your large original file if you have one, because we may print winning photos at a later date!

Competition Terms – the small print!

Judges’ decision is final!

Winners will be notified by Wednesday 23 November via email. If there is no response from the winner within 3 days, another winner will be chosen.

By submitting your entry, you agree that FEAST may replicate and share your entry and name through its website, email newsletters and social media in relation to the competition.  FEAST reserve the right to print a selection of photographs at a later stage.

You are the sole copyright owner and creator of the images submitted.

FEAST reserves the right to disqualify any inappropriate images.

Photographs should not infringe copyright or personal privacy. As a guide; for street scenes it is fine to take general shots of people, including children. However, you should not use a telephoto lens to take photographs of people in places they expect to be private, like their gardens. For non street shots, permissions should be sought where appropriate (that might include asking the owner of a public venue as well as the subject of the photograph).

Queries

Any queries, please email; competitions@westnorwoodfeast.com