Sew FEAST!

West Norwood will be playing host to the June FEAST on Sunday 2 June 2013, 10am – 4pm. Alongside the usual offerings, there will be a free sewing workshop at the Artisans Market from 11am onwards, for adults and children aged 10+. Put your creative head on and come along to our craft workshop. Local maker, Rachel Dolan, will be here to guide you through funky brooch making along with fancy card making and party bunting. The rest of the line up looks like this!

Retro Village, Rosebery’s Auction House
There will be an eclectic cornucopia of vintage treasures including kitchenalia, a wondrous array of colourful pottery and unusual ornaments, vintage clothing, jewellery, accessories and bric-a-brac. The Record Man will be spinning his discs all day and coffee from possibly the UK’s greenest coffee van.

Food Fair, In front of St. Luke’s church
This month we are pleased to welcome the FEAST debuts of Organically Prepared: Back to Eden and Native, together with regular favourites, Volcano Coffee, Curry Cook House, TriniJam, Fiendish and Goode, Bunting and Pops, the Original Fry Up and Vegan Tart amongst others.

Artisans Market, Chatsworth Way junction with Norwood Road
Handmade jewellery, toys, baby clothes, screen printed items and digital prints of the area, as well as textiles, homewares and ceramics from local artists and makers.

Fresh ‘n’ Green, at the junction of Norwood Road/York Hill/ Lancaster Avenue
FEAST trading debut this month for the Lemon Tree – selling all things made with lemons and Pea Green Books. Regular favourites this month include Floral Hall, Drum and Kernel Popcorn, Levain Bakery, Dulwich Tails and Tiger Spring Tea any many more.

June Bazaar at the Portico Gallery, 23a Knights Hill, 10am – 4pm (opposite Rosebery’s Auction House)
Monthly offering of arts and crafts from local artists and markers. Plus the gallery will be exhibiting the cityscape carousel on loan from the Greek Temple in West Norwood Cemetery. The carousel is a modern-day magic lantern featuring scenes from the London cityscape. It is the size of a small room standing 3 metres high. The carousel projects silhouettes from all the seven cemeteries around London – West Norwood, Highgate, Kensal Green, Nunhead, Abeny Park, Brompton Cemetery and Tower Hamlets.

Norwood and Brixton Foodbank, 10am – 4pm, Food Fair
The Norwood and Brixton Foodbank is based at St. Luke’s Church. The team will be on hand at the Food Fair to explain their work and to take any donations. The Foodbank are urgently seeking donations of non-perishable items, in particular they are asking for full fat UHT milk, tinned sweetcorn, mushrooms, green beans, sponge puddings, rice puddings and instant mash. If you would like to find out more about the foodbank please see their website www.norwood.foodbank.org.uk. If you are able to spare a couple of hours to help volunteer please contact norwoodfoodbank@btinternet.com.

Kings College Dental Institute, 10am – 4pm, Food Fair
The team from the Kings College Dental Institute will be on hand promoting the work of the Institute in the local area. They will also be conducting research about what the local population want or need from proposed dental services at the Norwood Joint Services Centre.

Friends of West Norwood Library, 10am – 4pm, Food Fair
Find out how to support your local library.

Norwood Forum, 10am – 4pm, Food Fair
The Norwood Forum is an independent voluntary group whose purpose is to promote local involvement in public policy making and service provision at the community level – find out what is going on in your community.

Be a FEAST volunteer, 10am – 4pm, all market hubs
Would you like to help in the running of FEAST. We need volunteers to help every FEAST day, but also in between each FEAST to book traders, organise entertainment, and to help with marketing – can you spare a few hours? Speak to a hub leader to find out more.

Children’s Activities, 10am – 4pm , all market hubs
Free children’s activities available at every market hub.

South Lambeth Play Partners, 10am – 4pm, Food Fair, in front of St. Luke’s Church
Free play activities, arts and crafts, face painting and games for young children and families.

West Norwood Cemetery Tour, 2.30pm
Meet local resident, Colin Fenn, inside the cemetery gates.

Entertainment
Retro Village
2pm Rory Stoyle – singer songwriter
3pm The Breretons – brother sister duo, bittersweet folk rock
Free tarot card reading

Food Fair, on the steps of St. Luke’s Church
1pm Shekina, South American dance and music group
2pm DJ Justin Cookee and DJ Jo Perro

Artisans Market
11am onwards – free sewing workshop with local maker, Rachel Dolan – come and make a FEASTie beastie, corsage or brooch.
2pm Sweet Thursday – blues rock duo

Fresh ‘n’ Green
Board games at Fresh ‘n’ Green and piano music outside Beamish and McGlue from 12 noon.

FEAST wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for the amazing help and support we get from local residents and volunteers. We always need volunteers on the day, but we also need help behind the scenes to book traders and entertainment, to organise each hub and to help with marketing. If you would like to help please speak to any of the Hub Leaders on the day or email us at hello@westnorwoodfeast.com.

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