This Sunday 7 October we will ‘Feast on our History’ by celebrating Black History Month with a programme of events, including drumming workshops, poetry and history talks. We will be celebrating the harvest as we always do by asking you to bring Foodbank donations and to join in with the St Luke’s and Chatsworth choirs when they sing. There will also be a Dog Show!
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!
This month’s Black History Month themed stalls and free activities at Family Hub
Uncle Errol, the incomparable monthly compere from WiNGiT, can be seen performing his own spoken word poetry along with readings by Poetry Slabs.
2018 is the 100 year anniversary of Armistice, and Dr Angelina Osborne who researched and compiled the exhibition They Also Served, will be speaking about the role that African and Caribbean people played in the Great War.
We have our first ever Dog Show at Feast this month! London Animal Hospital will be bringing their Dog Show to the Family Hub – registration from 1pm, show starts at 2pm.
Best Junior Handler
Best Rescue or Crossbreed
Sit, Stay and Return
Judge’s Favourite (fancy dress optional)
Best Fetch (trick optional)
NOTE: There will be a scaled down WiNGiT because of the Dog Show – but you can catch Uncle Errol doing his spoken word AND compere-ing the show!
Brockwell Pups is a new local dog grooming business. They will be at Feast for the first time this month to pamper some of the show pooches
For the humans, we have Thomas Cookie Co with their delicious gourmet cookies from an old family recipe. and Phia Pies authentic Antipodean pies, a taste of home (if you are from the antipodes!)
Other local events on Feast Market day – and beyond!
Girls’ Night In @ Old Library West Norwood
A young women’s listening project has started on Wednesday evenings at the library. If you are 11-16 and would like to meet up with a female adult volunteer to talk about some of the difficulties you are experiencing (friendship group, anxiety, bullying or another worry), get in touch with Tricia 07949875604, firstname.lastname@example.org
“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