June FEAST is all about the dance

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Spring is no longer in the air, it now almost summer. This is why it is raining. But we have it on good authority that by Sunday the skies will be clear and all of you will be shedding the wellies and macs and coming to FEAST for your monthly fix of stuff to buy and people to hang out with.

Especially for you, this month’s FEAST is themed around dance. Along with the usual FEASTie offerings, you will be entertained by these guys here all kitted out in the 50s way and dancing where else… but at Retro? Rose (aka Vintage Auntie) will be spinning her gramophone records all day in the car park at Rosebery’s but at 12.30 she will be dropping some tunes for the dancers from Swingland and the Southside Strutters to lindy hop to – do not miss. 

Shortly after that, the likes of Diamond Jive who will be hurling themselves about in swirly skirts and suede shoes on the steps of St Luke’s all afternoon. At 1.30pm they will be teaching the kids how to do “the stroll”…no…no idea either, this is what it is. And at 2pm it will be YOUR TURN – for yes, you too will be taking part.

And for the wallflowers…

If dancing is not your thing (and let’s face it, it’s not every small’s wish to see Dad Dancing), then comfort yourselves with the foodie offerings we have for you.

Fresh and Green along Norwood Road is no longer just wallflowers and gardening gloves, it is rivalling Herne Hill nowadays with what it offers its West Norwood punters. This month there’s lots of new people too – here they are! Mr Muffin (sadly not his real name) will be coming for the first time with his savoury and sweet muffins and his lovely bike.

Carob Pod will also be at FEAST for the first time this June and are offering you a selection of Mediterranean themed savoury foods, cakes, homemade marmalades and jams. Newbies (to FEAST) too are Fruition Preserves with their artisan ketchups and compotes. On only their second outings to FEAST there will be Cocoa Deco with the chocs to die for, Greenz with their scrumptious savoury and sweet vegan foods and fantastic mango lasso (who also have a restaurant by Tulse Hill station) and the London Cheesemongers with their wide variety of hearty cheeses. And big beards.This month we have so many new stalls we’re even spilling across the road to Beamish & McGlue.

Free stuff to do…

Apart from the usual kids’ activities and live music, we have another free treat for you. If you enjoyed the Easter egg hunt, then you’ll love this. Collect one of these from one of the hubs and see if you can guess where the photos are taken from. You can? Then you might just win a MASSIVE BAG OF POPCORN!!!

You can also value your relics!
Rosebery’s the Auctioneers (where Retro is) will be open on the day from 11am to 3pm. If you are curious about your curios or would like something valued, please do bring it along or take a photo of it for the valuers to look at. You can bring anything but there will be a jewellery, silver and textiles expert as well as a picture specialist.

Who needs Antiques Roadshow?

Things to buy…

There will be over 20 artists, designers and makers at Artisan’s Market this month who will be selling their old favourites but also introducing new stuff, too. Not for Grown Ups will be launching their new summer t-shirt designs and Make A Statement have a new range of jewellery all handmade from recycled vintage biscuit and sweet tins. Not from vintage biscuits and sweets. Just the tins. Juan is Dead (what a name) also has some new tea towels, coasters and a sailor skeleton? I’d go down there just to check that one out.Sold will also be there with their graphic print t-shirts and silk-screen prints, Papermoon too with their whimsical designs as prints, homewares & stationery. And it wouldn’t be the same if Hairy Jayne wasn’t at FEAST with her handmade hair care products that hairy people swear by.

Nikki from The Cupcake Shop will be selling scones with clotted cream and jam this month (yummy) alongside other delights including a chocolate gluten free cake.

 

And finally…

…you’ll all be delighted to know that Annie, the cute 1948 ice cream van, will be back and selling her delicious (not at all vintage) ice creams. What more could you ask of your FEAST, West Norwood?Get on your dancing shoes and see you all this Sunday!