Remember, remember the 2nd of November…

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.