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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.


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

  • Community
  • Fantastic and Strange
  • Street scenes


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.


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.


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.


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!


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

  • 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).


Any queries, please email;






Cenci – #WeNo where it’s at…

The #WeNo insider guide to….

Cenci Vintage Clothing and Accessories 

Cenci is tucked away in Nettleford Place, the street behind the post office. Appearances can be deceptive; there’s an unassuming warehouse facade, but ring the bell and you are buzzed into a vintage treasure trove. Bags, shoes, jumpers, hats are stacked up high on shelves above bulging clothing rails.


The business originated in Florence, Italy in 1971 and is run by husband and wife team Massimo and DeDe. From 1985, Cenci operated for years in Covent Garden with the later addition of the current premises functioning as a warehouse. Since 2005 both the retail and wholesale business have been based solely in our very own West Norwood.


DeDe gave a tour of their stock. It included knitwear from the sixties to eighties, suits, dresses, forties and fifties Californian ranch wear, vintage designer t shirts, as well as antique clothing kept stored away for the discerning. There was even a collection of Tyrolean clothing; authentic traditional clothes and hats from the Alpine region of Austria. This included an Austrian 1940’s fireman’s dress coat. From another corner of the shop, DeDe revealed her current favourite item; a unique hand stitched 1960s cotton skirt suit in psychedelic colours.


So who are Cenci’s clients? Well, the design teams of high end fashion houses, looking for style ideas. Theatre, opera and film costume departments needing authentic clothing for their productions. Musicians seeking a style before they’ve made it big. DeDe laughs; when they’ve made it big, they switch to contemporary designer wear. However, customers also include everyday folk looking for well made clothing. Breton boating jumpers are in big demand and accessories sourced in America like belts, bags, cufflinks, which make unusual gifts.


As our intrepid FEAST reporter was leaving, the Cenci team rolled into action to serve a customer. From suitcases and drawers items were rapidly located to meet their client’s very exacting shopping list of vintage.


Nettlefold Place

SE27 0JW

Mon – Sat: 11 to 6pm and the first Sunday of every month





Feast Community Hub pop up Sunday 3 July!

The Community Shop behind the recycling centre on Vale Street is hosting a pop up event with Feast, the Library of Things, Bzz Garage & Open Orchard!

The folk from the Community Shop will be using their surplus food to create burgers and hot dogs to which you can add your own toppings – all for just £1.50!

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11830181_10155813882415335_2110041574_nThe Library of Things is having its soft 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.

Bzz Garage & Library of Things will be running sign making workshops all day so that everyone in West Norwood will know what free food there is growing all around us. They’ll have herb tea (mint, camomile, sage, rosemary and more) fresh from the Bzz Garage!
Open Orchard & Incredible Edible Lambeth will have a giant map of Lambeth with information about what they’re doing in Gipsy Hill  -kids can colour in paper fruit and adults can share their stories about fruit, recipes, knowledge of fruit trees and memories.

Come along, it will be a great day for the whole family!

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