There is something for everyone at the December FEAST on Sunday 1 December. Pop down to West Norwood for a coffee and lunch at the Food Fair. Start your Christmas shopping at Retro Village, the Artisans Market and Fresh ‘n’ Green, and entertain the children with storytelling in the library and craft activities at each hub. Don’t forget to pop into the Portico Gallery and L’Arche and catch the turning on of the Christmas tree lights at 3.30pm. Together we can live local, love local! Here is the full roundup.
FEAST Christmas Card
Look out for the FEAST Christmas card featuring work by local artist, Paul McBride. Available in packs of 5 for £3 and packs of 10 for £5 at each market hub.
Storytelling and Crafts at the Old Library (opposite the Food Fair), 12noon and 2pm
Local children’s book authors from Children’s Writers and Illustrators in South London (CWISL) www.cwisl.org.uk will be running two free storytelling craft sessions in the Old Library . Come in out of the cold and join the fun at 12 noon and 2pm.
Music on the steps of St. Luke’s Church
Dereck Rose, 12.30pm – 1pm
Solo guitarist and singer from West Norwood
South East London Folk Orchestra, 1.30pm – 2.30pm
A local collective working to encourage music making and other folk related activities! http://www.selfolk.co.uk/
South London Samba Band, 2.30pm – 3pm
Fresh from their appearance with the cast of Eastenders on Children in Need, the band will be returning to FEAST!
Achord choir group, 3pm – 4pm
The Achord choir group will be leading a sing-song on the steps of St. Luke’s.
Music at Retro Village
South London Samba Band, 1pm – 2pm,
Joyful Singing, 3pm – 3.30pm
Local singing group from the Portico Gallery
Lighting up the Christmas Tree, 3.30pm by the Food Fair
The winner of the FEAST Children’s Christmas Card Competition will be turning on the West Norwood Christmas Tree lights at 3.30pm.
Community Stalls, 10am – 4pm, Food Fair
Community stalls this month from Lambeth Council and the team from the Outer London Fund available to talk about improvements to the public realm environment. Plus the team from Friends of West Norwood Library and Norwood Forum will be on hand to tell you about how to get involved in making your neighbourhood a better place to live.
Retro Village, car park in front of Rosebery’s Auctioneers
All our favourite retro and vintage traders including Tortoiseshell www.tortoiseshellvintage.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Tortoiseshell-Vintage/215512935155378?ref=hl, bespoke cards from Stationery Traffic facebook.com/StationeryTraffic, EvelynJean, Instagram: @evelynjeanvintage, Nerro Deco, www.facebook.com/jeanfrancois.nerre. This month will see the the FEAST debut of To Have and To Hold Vintage, wtohaveandtoholdvintage.co.uk, www.facebook.com/tohaveandtodholdvintage?ref=hl, @vintageauntie with gramophone music. Coffee will be supplied by West Norwood’s greenest coffee van, Tryencore, www.tryencore.co.uk and gorgeous cakes from Lovesome Cake, http://lovesomecake.vpweb.co.uk/About-Us.html, https://www.facebook.com/LovesomeCakeUk Twitter: @Lovesomecakeuk.
Food Fair, in front of St. Luke’s Church
West Norwood’s finest street food including cakes and sweet treats from Sweet Sensations www.sweet-sense.co.uk, Bunting and Pops www.facebook.com/pages/Bunting-and-Pops/206542429390224 and dealers of delectable dainties Fiendish and Goode www.fiendishandgoode.co.uk, burgers from Jacob’s Ladder and Meatcure, tartiflette from Great Pan, bread, pies, and cookies from Chas and Momo www.facebook.com/chasandmomo, and not forgetting Volcano Coffee www.volcanocoffeeworks.com.
Artisans Market, 10am – 4pm, Chatsworth Way
Explore a real fire engine with the team from Red Watch at West Norwood Fire Station will be on hand for part of the day.
Why not get ahead on your Christmas shopping with something unique from our Artisans Market. Traders this month include prints and cards from Martin Grover www.martingrover.com, Paul McBride www.papamackie.com, South London Prints www.southlondonprints.com and Bainbridge Studios www.bainbridgestudios.co.uk. Bespoke lampshades, cushions, tote bags from Rosa and Clara Designs www.rosaandclaradesigns.co.uk, t-shirts and prints from Sold www.soldbysold.com, jewellery from Silver Blossom Jewellery www.silverblossomjewellery.co.uk and Make a Statement www.make-a-statement.co.uk, silk scarves from Samantha Warren www.samanthawarren.mysupadupa.com , Mexican Day of the Dead inspired gifts and mosaics from Leah Juan is Dead www.juanisdead.com, patterned ceramics and lampshades from Pen and Gravy www.penandgravy.tumblr.com, cards, limited edition prints, purses and cardholders from Jill Green www.shopjill.com, baby gifts from Cherish and Bloom www.cherishandbloom.co.uk, bows and hairbands for toddlers and babies from Essies’s Bits and Bows, www.facebook.com/EssiesBitsAndBows, children’s clothes from Not for Grown Ups http://notforgrownups.com, soft toys from Saga Sews https://www.facebook.com/SagaSews, gorgeous designs and illustrations from Papermoon https://twitter.com/_apapermoon_ and t-shirts and postcards turning hometowns into iconic destinations from Hometown Glory www.hometownglory.co.uk. We have it all!
Fresh ‘n’ Green, 10am – 4pm, junction of Norwood Road and York Hill
Fresh ‘n’ Green is back with even more stalls this month! Pick up your popcorn from Drum and Kernel popcorn www.drumandkernelpopcorn.co.uk, tasty treats from the Almond Kitchen, Ladle and Larder www.facebook.com/LadleandLarder, Tantie Lorraine www.tantielorraine.co.uk, and Hattie’s Chocolate Treats. Lovely fresh bread from Levain Bakery www.facebook.com/pages/Levain-Bakery/501132343255641, honey from Taste of Spain. Fruit and veg from Linda and Ross, beauty products from Natural You. Plus fresh flowers and plants from Floral Hall www.floralhalllondon.co.uk and Victoria B Flowers www.victoriabflowers.com/en_GB/home and not forgetting adult and children’s books from Pea Green Boat Books www.peagreenboatbooks.co.uk for some adventures in reading – perfect gifts for Christmas!
Have you ever visited the L’Arche shop and craft workshop?
The L’Arche www.larchelambeth.org.uk shop at 11 – 13 Norwood High Street will be open on FEAST day. Running for over 37 years L’Arche offers craft workshops to people with learning disabilities supporting them to learn new skills and confidence. They are currently producing a bright diverse range of handcrafted candles for sale as unique as the person who makes them. All profits are ploughed back into the running of the craft workshop and the L’Arche community.
Tour of West Norwood Cemetery, 11am, meet outside cemetery gates, free, donations welcome
Join the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery for a guided tour of the Victorian gothic cemetery. For more information about Friends of West Norwood Cemetery please see www.fownc.org.
South Lambeth Play Partners
10am – 4pm, Food Fair, in front of St. Luke’s Church
Free play activities and games for young children and families.
Free children’s activities at each market hub
Join our volunteer FEASTies for some Christmas creative colouring in, bracelet making, and temporary tattoos.
Be FEAST Volunteer
10am – 4pm, all market hubs
Would you like to help in the running of FEAST? We are currently looking for trustees and volunteer helpers. We not only need volunteers to help every FEAST day, but throughout the month. Roles include booking traders and entertainments; help with marketing and social media. Can you spare a few hours? If you are interested in a trustee or volunteer role please speak to a hub leader or anyone in a hi-vis jacket to find out more.
December Bazaar at the Portico Gallery
10am – 4pm, 23a Knights Hill, SE27 0HS
The Portico Gallery will be holding another of its hugely popular Bazaars. With Christmas shopping in mind there will be dozens of stalls selling cosmetics, jewellery, decorations, prints and various art works – something for everyone. There will be refreshments, mulled wine and mince pies. For more information about the Gallery please visit www.porticogallery.org.uk