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

11.00–16.00 DJ LOVE TKO SOUND: early 80s Soul & Reggae Oldies

ALL DAY FREE CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

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10.00–12.30 DJ Lawrence & DJ Luke Plowden

13.30 STEVE & THE HATS (BAND)

14.30 dj martin grover

FREE CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

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12.30 Orquesta Estelar

13.15 Renegade Choir

14.00 Welcome Choir

15.00 Corazon Cuestino

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all day heart & soul records

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12.00–2.00 OUT OF THE WOOD A LIVE RADIO SHOW BROADCASTING ON WEST NORWOOD'S VERY OWN RADIO STATION WNBC.LONDON

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all day Pianothon: Tinkle Tinkle West Norwood Stars

12.30–14.30  I Really Want That Unicorn Join Fabi Santiago for a special story-time & fun craft activities

15.00–16.00 the Great North Wood hear award winning comic artist Tim Bird describe how he brought the history and legends of the Great North
Wood to life.

Culture-themed activities and Free activities

There will be Day of the Dead mask making at the Family Hub and fabric scrap weaving and collage making at Sally’s Art Table at Artisans.

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.

Artisans’ Market

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.  

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Family Hub

Brixton-based Pure Goodness make natural and effective hair products. Stock up at the Family Hub this Sunday. Wise Owl Teas will be selling their wild picked herbal teas from turmeric and ginger to lemongrass. Find them at the Family Hub and online too.

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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! 

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Food Fair

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!

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Retro Village

Want to buy something that gives back? The Clare’s Collection stall (run by Clare and her daughter Sally) give all their takings from their vintage stall to three charities that support refugees in Northern France: Dunkirk refugee Women’s Centre, the Calais School Bus Project and the Refugee Community Kitchen. Clare and her family regularly cross the Channel with supplies to donate to these projects and are active in teaching, cooking, building, anything to support the refugees out there. Proceeds from trade at Feast buys food and spices for the Refugee Kitchen.

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

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Other local events on Feast Market day – and beyond!

This fantastic competition is being launched at Feast this Sunday, first prize being Membership Plus at the newly opening West Norwood Picturehouse Cinema!

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

Screen 25 is a twice-weekly community led cinema in South Norwood. Upcoming films at the Harris Academy include The Rider and Tully, starring Charlize Theron.

Screen 25 in South Norwood

Mambista turns 4! Help celebrate on 2 November at their big birthday bash at The Portico Gallery. Bunky Leo’s Black Egypt will be live celebrating the music of Fela Kuti, and you can party the night away with DJ Gerry Lyseight too. From 8pm – late.

Out of the Wood Radio Show

The Out of the Wood radio show (12–2pm) broadcasting live on West Norwood’s very own internet based radio station WNBC.LONDON

Pop into the shop or listen live on http://wnbc.london

Family Hub

The Family Hub has a mix
of food and craft stalls,
free kids activities amd
affordable kids lunchbags!
 
Family Hub
48 Devane Way, West Norwood, London SE27 0DF, UK
The Family Hub has a mix
of food and craft stalls,
free kids activities amd
affordable kids lunchbags!
 
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Retro Village

Retro Village has relocated to the Family Hub for 1 April Feast

Retro Village
84B Knight's Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0JD, UK

Retro Village has relocated to the Family Hub for 1 April Feast

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Fresh 'n' Green

A variety of stalls with the emphasis
on good quality fresh produce
(meat, fruit & veg, cheese, olives)
sourced from local producers where
possible. We also feature fresh juices,
pickles and preserves, teas from
around the world, plants and flowers
and fresh popcorn, as well as a 
children’s book stall.
Fresh 'n' Green
292 Norwood Rd, West Norwood, London SE27 9AF, UK
A variety of stalls with the emphasis
on good quality fresh produce
(meat, fruit & veg, cheese, olives)
sourced from local producers where
possible. We also feature fresh juices,
pickles and preserves, teas from
around the world, plants and flowers
and fresh popcorn, as well as a 
children’s book stall.
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Artisans

The Artisans’ market is a buzz of creativity
and excitement. Here you’ll find artists
demonstrating their craft, offering workshops
and selling their wares, which could be anything
from handmade pottery, jewellery, T-shirts, toys,
bags, candles and knick-knacks to stunning
photography and art.

Artisans
studiotrap custom tattoos, 2h Chatsworth Way, West Norwood, London SE27 9HR, UK

The Artisans’ market is a buzz of creativity
and excitement. Here you’ll find artists
demonstrating their craft, offering workshops
and selling their wares, which could be anything
from handmade pottery, jewellery, T-shirts, toys,
bags, candles and knick-knacks to stunning
photography and art.

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Food Fair

Whether you’re a keen foodie,
committed to local produce, or
simply fancy a bite to eat, the
Food Market will satisfy your
cravings. Live music and
performances too!
Food Fair
16 Knight's Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0HY, UK
Whether you’re a keen foodie,
committed to local produce, or
simply fancy a bite to eat, the
Food Market will satisfy your
cravings. Live music and
performances too!
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“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

Article 24.05.17, The Evening Standard