November Feast is upon us and this month there’s plenty to do for the culture vultures amongst you as this month we have partnered with the Dulwich Literary Festival! We’ll also have plenty of food, drink and craft stalls to keep you going all day. Look out for the ‘Spot the Odd One Out’ competition too…
Entertainment Schedule at a glance
This month retro village is at family hub
It’s the Portico Christmas Bazaar, so pop by after you’ve visited the Family Hub!
Culture-themed activities and Free activities
Dulwich Literary Festival comes to Feast!
There will be a pop-up book shop at the Portico Gallery on Knights Hill throughout Feast, and two free special events for kids and adults at the Portico Gallery.
13.30 – 14.30 Story time – I Really Want That Unicorn
Join Fabi Staniago for a special story time with a charming and funny picture book that celebrates the idea of friendship. The session also features fun craft activities.
Suitable for children aged 3+ who must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
1500 – 1600 book talk – The Great North Wood
Come and hear award-winning comic artist Tim Bird describe how he brought the history and legends of the Great North Wood to life with captivating illustrations, beautiful storytelling and the character of a curious fox.
It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping. Support local businesses and shop the Artisan stalls, including hand painted signs from It’s A Good Sign, Mahla Bless Ceramics and graphic homeware from Hokolo. Also making an appearance at Artisans is Sewcial Circle with their cute craft kits and Kim Stanway from the Spacecraft community, a knitting project for older people based in West Norwood library.
Fresh ‘n’ green
Hate the cold weather? Fill up on Mediterranean fare! F’n’G favourites Capocaccia are back with Sardinian delicacies including salamis, cheeses, pastas, olive oil. We’ve also got Spanish flavours available, with Vincente Romero selling his raw unpasteurised honey from Spain. There’s no other way to find it than at Feast, so get down and stock up!
New for November in our jam-packed Food Fair is Da Ja Chicken, making and selling free-range fast food chicken with an Asian twist. Be tempted with gluten-free free-range fried chicken with teriyaki mayo and citrus slaw. Zongo Foods is back with their delicious Ghanaian street food too!
Also at Retro this month:
• HeartandSoul Records will be spinning the discs and selling vinyl
• Clobber and Sprout return with their succulent plants and retro crocks
Other local events on Feast Market day – and beyond!
The competition will run from Mon 19 November until Sunday 9 December (Feast Christmas Lights) and involves you looking into the shop windows in the high street for an odd object that you wouldn’t expect to see in that particular shop’s window…
Pick up an entry form at Feast or from participating businesses! Or download and print the form yourself here.
Portico Gallery ‘pianothon’
Tinkle Tinkle West Norwood Stars – tireless West Norwood pianists will tickle the ivories of the many Portico pianos throughout Feast Sunday to raise funds to get a FEAST- donated piano in the new Library and Picture House, which opens its doors on 9 November. Come along and support!
Screen 25 in South Norwood
“The area’s crowning achievement, and a testament to the community spirit in the neighbourhood, is the West Norwood Feast. This hugely popular event held on the first Sunday of the month, from April through to December, is more than just another street market.”Anthea Masey