December FEAST — Sunday 1 December 2013, 10am — 4pm

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) 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!
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,, bespoke cards from Sta­tion­ery Traffic, Evelyn­Jean, Ins­tagram: @evelynjeanvintage, Nerro Deco, This month will see the the FEAST debut of To Have and To Hold Vin­tage,,, @vintageauntie with gramo­phone music. Cof­fee will be sup­plied by West Norwood’s green­est cof­fee van, Try­en­core, and gor­geous cakes from Love­some Cake,, 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, Bunt­ing and Pops and deal­ers of delect­able dain­ties Fiendish and Goode, bur­gers from Jacob’s Lad­der and Meat­cure, tar­tiflette from Great Pan, bread, pies, and cook­ies from Chas and Momo, and not for­get­ting Vol­cano Cof­fee

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, Paul McBride, South Lon­don Prints and Bain­bridge Stu­di­os Bespoke lamp­shades, cush­ions, tote bags from Rosa and Clara Designs, t-shirts and prints from Sold, jew­ellery from Sil­ver Blos­som Jew­ellery and Make a State­ment, silk scarves from Sam­antha War­ren , Mex­ic­an Day of the Dead inspired gifts and mosa­ics from Leah Juan is Dead, pat­terned ceram­ics and lamp­shades from Pen and Gravy, cards, lim­ited edi­tion prints, purses and card­hold­ers from Jill Green, baby gifts from Cher­ish and Bloom, bows and hairb­ands for tod­dlers and babies from Essies’s Bits and Bows,, children’s clothes from Not for Grown Ups, soft toys from Saga Sews, gor­geous designs and illus­tra­tions from Paper­moon and t-shirts and post­cards turn­ing homet­owns into icon­ic des­tin­a­tions from Homet­own Glory 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, tasty treats from the Almond Kit­chen, Ladle and Lar­der, Tantie Lor­raine, and Hattie’s Chocol­ate Treats. Lovely fresh bread from Levain Bakery, 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 and Vic­tor­ia B Flowers and not for­get­ting adult and children’s books from Pea Green Boat Books for some adven­tures in read­ing – per­fect gifts for Christ­mas!

Have you ever vis­ited the L’Arche shop and craft work­shop?
The L’Arche 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
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

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