FEAST is a people-powered mar­ket that takes place the first Sunday of every month from April to Decem­ber. At each FEAST you can explore the five hubs – Food, Artis­ans, Fresh’n’Green, Family and Retro – all brim­ming with fant­astic stalls and friendly sellers, meet new people (some of them might even be your neigh­bours!), enjoy free enter­tain­ment from local per­formers and free children’s activ­it­ies and per­haps even new a learn skill or two.

Since 2011 the mar­ket has been run entirely by volun­teers, with West Nor­wood res­id­ents and busi­nesses work­ing together to make it a suc­cess. Being a FEAST volun­teer is a great way to make new friends and have a lot of fun at the same time as doing some­thing really feel-good and pos­it­ive for the local community.

Volun­teers are needed on FEAST days as well as in the weeks in between for plan­ning, so whether you can only spare a few hours once a month or a few hours once a week, we’d love to hear from you!

All we ask is that you’re friendly and enthusiastic. If you have skills and exper­i­ence you’d like to share (maybe you’re a trained first aider or designer, have a fin­an­cial or busi­ness back­ground, exper­i­ence in mar­ket­ing or com­mu­nic­a­tions, or you’re good at IT or liais­ing?), or per­haps even have local author­ity or enter­tain­ment con­tacts, that’s a bonus.

So if you want to get involved, you can either fill in the volun­teers’ form on the website or con­tact hello@westnorwoodfeast.com or pop along to one of the open weekly plan­ning meet­ings to meet the gang and have your say (they’re every Tues­day 6.30–8.00 at either The Hope pub on Nor­wood High Street in colder months or the Rail­way Tav­ern near Tulse Hill sta­tion when it’s warmer).