Fireworks and Feasting

This November’s Feast is, wait for it, the BIGGEST EVER!!! We have over 80 stalls coming this Sunday, the whole of West Norwood will be positively teetering with brightly coloured gazebos. And watch this space as in December there will be a 5th Feast hub opening, in the whiz bang new West Norwood Leisure Centre!

West Norwood is a special place to live, people, for where else can boast such a market, run almost entirely by a wonderful team of volunteers

This Sunday we are short of strong folks to help set up and take down so if you feel the need for a weekend workout, please share your muscles with your community 🙂

If you are still smouldering at having to pay for your Lambeth fireworksthis year, celebrate the fact that West Norwood Feast will always be a free event… You can even make your own rocket this Sunday (not with gunpowder, mind, just with paints and streamers, but still).

Did you love the new Feast tea towels last month? Well, you get another chance to buy one (or two, one can never have enough tea towels). And this month, we even have the same design – as a poster!

Need Christmas cards? Look no further. Feast have collaborated once more with local artist Paul McBride to bring you these two lovelies, in a pack of ten for a fiver. Lovely.

Needles, jazz, maths – what else is at Feast?

This month we have lots on. Don’t we every month??

If you like to wield a needle or just want to learn how, get down to Artisans first thing and do something creatively sharp and pointy amongst the craft stalls.

We have a local organisation Maths Explorers coming along to the Food Fair around 1.00pm (lunch time, right?) who have all sorts of arithmetic fun and games planned. So settle down with something yummy to eat while you test the grey matter with dominos, giant cards, sudoku, balls – all to make maths what it should be – fun!

There’s masses of music to listen to this Sunday. Look, the crazy noisy South London Samba band are back, yay, and there’s a jazz act new to Feast, Heads Up, featuring Herne Hill’s very own pharmacist Roger Humbles on saxophone.

Retro Village have cakes, books, the Sunday papers and Toasted Pip selling their coffees out of their cute little vehicle.

The Food Fair at St Luke’s have Makasan returning with their yummy Vietnamese food plus there’s a delicious new score for Feast – Little Welsh Rarebit. We can’t wait to try some of their posh toasted cheese.

And Fresh & Green are busy both sides of the street this month with all sorts going on. We are awaiting confirmation but may well have have biltong from Limpopo (whoever knew that raw, dried meat could taste so goooood?) and of course, the lovely people from Drum and Kernel will be there selling POPCORN!!!

Feast Film Nights

Halloween is this Friday, in case you didn’t know… We have some short horror films on at the Portico Gallery from 7.30pm, including The Furred Man (LOVE the title) which was made by a local filmmaker (who may also be furry). And if you like gore and rubber babies eating things, stay a while longer, avoid the trick or treaters and watch Braindead at 8.30pm.

If you don’t fancy that, never fear, we have more salubrious offerings for West Norwood film lovers for the rest of November.

There’s Nigeria Night where you will be treated to a run down on what’s what in Nollywood plus an amazing film about William Onyeabor. Who is William Onyeabor
Come on Friday 14 November and find out.

Then to celebrate American Thanksgiving on Thurs 27 November we have the wonderful US classic staring Steve Martin, Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Pumpkin pie, anyone?


Do you like all that Feast does in West Norwood? We always need people like you who read till the end of things. Come along to one of our Tuesday meetings at 6.30 at the White Hart pub, or email us to tell us how you’d like to help.