It’s the very last Feast of the year…

…so make the most of it this Sunday, good people of WeNo. As usual there’s lots to do and see and hear and buy and EAT. Eat­ing is espe­cially high on the list, as it will be cold and you’ll need your strengths keep­ing up.

Most of the leis­ure centre’s Fam­ily hub will be inside this month (which is very nice for them) apart from Dr Bike, the free kids activ­it­ies and all the hot food. Did we men­tion food again? Please do come hungry this Sunday — it is called FEAST for a reas­on…


After an almost inter­min­able wait that had us all grow­ing long beards and nails, Knowles the new pub on Nor­wood Road is finally open — and truly resplen­dent it is, with all its warm light­ing, wooden fur­niture and hanging tools.

If you haven’t been yet, head to Fresh & Green this Feast and check it out. The lovely people who run Knowles say that you can even sit out­side on their benches and eat your Feast­ie food if you like. And we do.

Free stuff

These lovely Pilates people will be giv­ing away free taster ses­sions along Nor­wood Road on Feast Sunday. A local author will be doing storytelling (at 12pm,1.30pm & 2.30pm) with his mon­ster Fero­cious Den­nis at the Fam­ily hub inside the leis­ure centre (NB for any smalls who might be afraid, rumour has it that Den­nis is neither fero­cious or a Den­nis, but in fact the author’s wife) (who we ima­gine is quite sweaty inside there).

Also at the Fam­ily hub, kids can make Christ­mas paper lan­terns, with a real actu­al candle inside. Not the burny kind, mind, of the LED vari­ety. Make one of these and bring in to Feast’s Christ­mas Lights event on Sat­urday 12 Decem­ber at St Luke’s church — and you too can join in the lan­tern parade…

Here’s the enter­tain­ments sched­ule — you will see it on chalk boards & fly­ers so no need to com­mit to memory (unless you’re that kind of per­son, of course)

St Luke’s Church
12.30pm — 1.00pm Achord Cham­ber Choir
2.00pm — 2.30pm   Music­al Bumps with Kath­er­ine Cor­rigan (Inside the Church)
1.15pm — 4.00pm   DJ Pete Wil­li­ams & Guest tbc (Christ­mas Spe­cials)

11.00am — 4.00pm   Res­id­ent DJ Luke Plowden and DJ Lawrence Brooks
12.15pm — 1.15pm   Steve and the Hats Band
1.30pm — 2.30pm     Uff­ing­ton 357 Band

Retro Vil­lage
10.00am — 4.00pm   Heartand­Soul Records

Fresh ‘n Green
12.00pm — 3.00pm   DJ Tim Allen (Christ­mas Nos­tal­gia)

Other stuff to look forward to

No need to des­pair once Feast is over, we have other things on until the first Feast of 2016 (on Sunday 3 April, mark that in your spank­ing new 2016 diar­ies).

There’s Feast’s annu­al Christmas Lights event next week­end at St Luke’s, where if you for­got to buy Christ­mas gifts you can buy even more Christ­mas gifts.

And all through­out the time when most Feast volun­teers hibern­ate, the Feast Film Nights crew will still be bring­ing you their eclect­ic and won­der­ful bi monthly film and music even­ings — last one of the year is Cocteau's Orphee on Sat 12 December with non other than The Orb’s Alex Pater­son doing a DJ set for you all. For a fiver!

Then at the begin­ning of Feb­ru­ary, when you’ll all be cry­ing out for some­thing won­der­ful to hap­pen, there’s the second Feast Food Week and an oppor­tun­ity to dine in a West Nor­wood venue you’ve never had the pleas­ure of din­ing in.

See you at Feast!