May FEAST be with you this Sunday!

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FEAST is here again this Sunday 4 May!

Yet anoth­er won­der­ful FEAST is being bought to you by the com­munity minded people of West Nor­wood this Sunday. 

What’s new at FEAST this month?

Those more obser­v­ant of you will notice that the old stalls have been replaced by some smart new ones, in a num­ber of racy hues. We do hope you appre­ci­ate the efforts we have gone to to increase the aes­thet­ic appeal of your monthly FEAST.


Lots of treas­ures as usual at Retro, includ­ing the return of Clare with her col­lec­tion of typo­graph­ic­al stamps and col­our­ful prin­ted dresses. Sta­tion­ery Traffic will be selling their hil­ari­ously bril­liant knit­wit  range and Nerre Deco will bring along his kitsch 70s posters.Breaking News: West Nor­wood is get­ting its first bookcrossing zone at Retro : set your book free for other people to read and pick up a book that is look­ing for new read­ers. Then get yourselves a cup of cof­fee and a deli­cious bake from Love­some Cake and sit your­self down with your new book to enjoy a relax­ing Sunday. You are also most wel­come to bring a pic­nic with a flask of tea if that is your fancy.


At the Food Fair, aside from the the usual favour­ites — hot dogs and salt beef from Meat­cure, bur­gers from Jacob’s Lad­der, cof­fee from Vol­cano, brownies, bread and pies from Chas and Momo — we have some­thing new. Feed Me Paella will be serving up tapas as well as paella (¡ay, cara­mba!) and the most wel­come return of the Tartelettes. And along Nor­wood Road there will be all the usual people selling their plants, veget­ables, honey and books. AND POPCORN.


Note: do please remem­ber that it is FATHER’S DAY this month…

With that firmly in mind, this month we bring you selec­tion of pos­sible pur­chases from a mix of local artists, design­ers & makers. For the taste­ful fath­er in your life, and indeed your exquis­ite selves, there’s hand prin­ted organ­ic t-shirts by Hardcore Softpaw, silk screen prints from West Norwood’s Bain­bridge Stu­di­os and geo­met­ric silk scarves & iphone cases by Sam­antha War­ren. To grace your (and his) no doubt equally exquis­ite homes, there’s Pen & Gravy's doodles on ceram­ics and vin­tage pho­to­graphs, lim­ited edi­tion art­works from those lovely people at South London Prints, hand­craf­ted paper poms from Tulse Hill’s Paper­poms UK and quirky Brit­ish-made home­ware and hand made lamp­shades from Rosa & Clara.

Worth not­ing too that all the Emmaus shops will be open again this month for FEAST and doing  10% off all their wares.

Lots of lovely stuff for free

We bring free to your ears and tap­ping feet a most won­der­fully eclect­ic selec­tion of local musi­cians play­ing live for you this month, from jazz to folk to rock to acoustic — and that’s just on the steps of St Lukes! Old favour­ites Steve and the Hats and Sweet Thursday will be doing their thing at Artisan’s and we have new duo, Rowan & Luke, on gui­tar and man­dolin in the after­noon at Retro. You’re sure to catch some of the local music­al tal­ent wherever your little feet take you to at FEAST.

If it’s your little ones you are look­ing to enter­tain (and yourselves by hav­ing them thus), then we have all sorts for them to do. There will be the usual free crafty things (the ever pop­u­lar badge & bunt­ing mak­ing to name but two) and at the Food Fair at St Luke’s there will be spring inspired activ­it­ies for fam­il­ies. This involves the mak­ing of May Day crowns (sounds intriguing) and some tra­di­tion­al May Fair games. If you aren’t sure what these are, go and check them out.

So that’s your FEAST sor­ted. What else is there to do?

Friday Fright Night

If you fancy some retro ter­ror, then head down to the Por­tico Gal­lery on Knight’s Hill this Fri­day night for a free screening of the 1968 Ham­mer clas­sic ‘The Devil Rides Out’ with Chris­toph­er Lee. And there will be none of this new fangled Blu Ray touched up non­sense, it’s the ori­gin­al film and soundtrack. Steady your 21st cen­tury nerves and get down there.

Artists Open Houses

This is not just Dul­wich, folks, this is also the rest of us. If you like a bit of art and like even more a bit of a nose, then this is right up your West Norwood street

West Norwood leisure centre…

…when is this going to open? You are not the only ones ask­ing this ques­tion! We are work­ing on get­ting a defin­it­ive answer but word on the street is June… 

See you all at FEAST!