It’s Harvest Festival time and to support the work of the Brixton and Norwood Foodbank, we will be collecting food donations.

The kind folks at Chatsworth Baptist Church will be setting out from their church at 12.30pm with their donations. They will be walking to the Food Fair where their donations will be given to the Foodbank. The Foodbank do an amazing job and would particularly welcome the following donations, pasta sauce, instant or tinned puddings, tinned fruit, tinned pulses, tinned meat, instant potato, dried and UHT milk, rice, also soap, nappies, toothpaste and wet wipes. Shopping lists will be available from on the day at their stall at the Food Fair, please donate a couple of items if you can. For more information about the Foodbank please visit

Apple Day comes early to FEAST
Bring and buy apples, pears and other fruit at Fresh ‘n’ Green on Sunday (at the corner of York Hill and Norwood Road) to support the Norwood Foodbank. It’s a great year for apples and pears. If you have spare fruit from your allotment, garden or veg box, bring it along to the FEAST Apple Stall at Fresh ‘n’ Green. We will sell the fruit at £1 a bag. Perhaps some local fruit for your chutneys, jellies and crumbles……

We have a very full entertainment list this month, something for everyone….
Alanah Duncan, solo acoustic artist
12.30pm – 1.30pm, steps of St. Luke’s
Alanah Duncan is a solo acoustic artist from Sydenham playing acoustic covers and her own original songs.
The Popchoir
1.30pm – 2pm, steps of St. Luke’s
Local Popchoir showcase their work and find out how to become a member, for more details see
South London Samba Band
2pm – 3pm, steps of St. Luke’s
The South London Samba band is a new drumming ensemble based in Peckham / Nunhead. They are a group of young people aged between 15 – 21 years old who love to drum. They have just released their first CD! More details on,, @southldnsamba.
The Rock Choir
3pm – 3.30pm, steps of St. Luke’s
The return of the Rock Choir to FEAST! For more details see their website
12 noon – 1pm, Retro Village
Local wind quartet
South London Samba Band
1pm – 2pm, Retro Village
The South London Samba band is a new drumming ensemble based in Peckham / Nunhead. They are a group of young people aged between 15 – 21 years old who love to drum. They have just released their first CD! More details on,, @southldnsamba.
Billie and her Accordion
3pm – 4pm, Retro Village
Bob Brown and Steve and the Hats
11.30pm – 1pm, Artisans Market
Doctor D with Sweet Thursday
1pm – 2pm, Artisans Market
Natasha Kirke
2pm – 3pm, Artisans Market
Local solo artist
Ross Stansfield
12 noon – 2pm, outside Beamish & McGlue
Local pianist
Billie and her accordion
2pm – 3pm, outside Beamish & McGlue
Tour of West Norwood Cemetery – free, but donations welcome
2.30pm, meeting inside the main gates of the cemetery, Norwood Road, SE27 9JU
A tour of Lambeth’s finest Victoria cemetery, led by Colin Fenn from the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery.

FEAST Hub Highlights

Retro Village
10am – 4pm, in the car park of Rosebery’s Auction House, 74 – 76 Knights Hill
Vintage and retro clothing, accessories, jewellery, bric-a-brac and kitchenalia brought to you by Crocks and Frocks, That Extra Pair of Hands, Snappschotts, Tortoiseshell Vintage, Vie Vintage, Clare’s Collection, Trinkets and Baubles, Evelyn Jean and Décor8. Tryencore Coffee, the greenest coffee van will also be back!

Food Fair
10am – 4pm, in front of St. Luke’s Church
Come and have a gastronomic tour of our Food Fair and sample the delights of the best of South London’s street food. Petit fours and dainty cakes from Fiendish and Goode, Caribbean food from Trinijam, home-made cakes from Sweet Sensations, brownies, cookies, pies and sourdough from Chas and Momo. Dixie Union will be serving their New Orleans soul food, tartiflette from Great Pan, and biodynamic burgers from Jacob’s Ladder. Not forgetting, crepes from Ty Janick, cup cakes from Bunting and Pops, and delicious offerings from the Original Fry-Up Material and Most Wanted Foods.

Artisans Market
10am – 4pm, Chatsworth Way
Local artists and makers selling the best West Norwood has to offer including paintings, prints and cards from Martin Grover and Paul McBride. Digital prints of local places from South London Prints, unique jewellery pieces from Catherine Cross, Silver Blossom Jewellery and Amanda Patrick. Bespoke lampshades, cushions and srceen printed tote bags and tea towels from Cherish and Bloom and Rosa and Clara Designs.
The team from Red Watch, West Norwood Fire Brigade will be on site with a real live fire engine from 11am – 1pm.

Fresh ‘n’ Green
10am – 4pm, junction of Norwood Road, Lancaster Avenue, and York Hill
Visit our new stalls – honey from the Taste of Spain, cakes and pastries from the Almond Kitchen, soap, hair and body products from Natural You. Plus, the ever popular popcorn, artisan breads from Levain Bakery and many more. As well as the FEAST Apple Stall to bring and buy local fruit to support the Norwood Foodbank.

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 creative colouring in and bracelet making.

Be FEAST Volunteer
10am – 4pm, all market hubs
Would you like to help in the running of FEAST? 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? Speak to a hub leader or anyone in a hi-vis jacket to find out more.

Lambeth Open
Lambeth Open, Artists and Makers open their doors, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October 2013.

The Portico Gallery has again kindly offered to be the hub venue for this year’s Lambeth Open event allowing artists without their own premises to show their work to the public. Both the upper gallery and lower hall will be showing a range of work including painting, drawing, print making and photography, for more info see…