Harvest Feast-ival… Sunday 4 October

…hits the streets of West Nor­wood this Sunday 4th Octo­ber! What with it being autumn and all of us get­ting the har­vest in, we are ask­ing that you Feast punters turn out your cup­boards and bring what you can to Feast. The Nor­wood Food­Bank will have its very own stall at the Food Fair and will be col­lect­ing dona­tions for local fam­il­ies in need, here’s just some of what they’re after.

Note: NO PASTA or TEA. No one likes pasta with tea, really.

Winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves are also wanted — if your cup­boards are bare but your ward­robes burst­ing. The choirs of both Chats­worth Baptist and St Luke’s churches will be join­ing forces at 12.30 to sing in the har­vest fest­iv­al on the steps of St Luke’s and then up to the Fam­ily hub at the leis­ure centre.There will be Food­Bank dona­tions points at both Feast hubs (so no excuses).

What’s on at Feast?

Well, pre­cisely this:

If you can’t mem­or­ise it, never fear, we will be hand­ing out these at Feast. There’s the usual faces (some with hats) and new local tal­ent too — Alex Petrie (AKA Paper Tiger) play­ing at Artis­ans and The Lemmingtonsper­form­ing at St Luke’s.

And as it’s Black His­tory month, the team from South Lam­beth Play Part­ners up at Fam­ily hub tell us they will be mak­ing Afric­an style jew­ellery with pasta, beans and bright paint. Take the nip­pers up there and they can eat a £2.50 Beam­ish & McGlue lunch­bag while they get artist­ic.

Jumbletrail & Lambeth Open

It’s not just Feast this Sunday, West Nor­wood will be host­ing its third Jumbletrail (99 house­holds par­ti­cip­at­ing at time of writ­ing) so you can per­use your neigh­bours’ fine offer­ings on your way down to Feast.

It’s also Lam­beth Open this week­end, check out their website, it has Feast stal­wart and amaz­ingly tal­en­ted won­der­ful human being Mar­tin Grover as its fea­tured artist — whose work you can see at the Portico Gallery, along with a whole host of other local artists.

Remem­ber too that Retro is at the Por­tico again this month, so 23A Knights Hill is yet anoth­er des­tin­a­tion this week­end, Feast goers.

And for the rest of the month…

There’s the Shown/Unshown exhib­i­tion next week of thera­peut­ic art, and two great films to see in Octo­ber with Feast Film Nights — David Lynch’s clas­sic, Wild at Heart…

…fol­lowed two weeks later by Down­town 81, billed as “a rare real-life snap­shot of ultra-hip sub­cul­ture of post-punk era Man­hat­tan”.

Bit like West Nor­wood, really.

See you at Feast!