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Festive Feast, Sunday 3 Dec!

Feast is nearly over for anoth­er year, but as ever, Fest­ive Feast in Decem­ber is set to be (just maybe) the best of the lot. It’ll be cold and bright and there’s lots to do inside too — just read on!

What’s on?

You can start the day with a vegan brunch cooked by local chefs Mango Man and Dan at Beamish & McGlue, includ­ing banana pan­cakes and smooth­ies, from 9.30 onwards. (And if you can’t make it there on Sunday, they’re cook­ing it on Sat­urday too!)

Then wander up past Fresh’n’Green and Artis­ans for your Christ­mas gift shop­ping, pick out a Christ­mas tree at Floral Hall, and head up to the Portico Gallery, where along­side the Bazaar we will be cel­eb­rat­ing the arrival of the West Nor­wood Com­munity Piano with a pian­othon! There will be invited pian­ists play­ing through­out the day, so come along and have a listen.

(this par­tic­u­lar pian­ist doesn’t play that well)

If you’re still look­ing for that spe­cial gift for that spe­cial someone, we have even more for you — you favour­ite Retro stall­hold­ers will be with the arts and crafts stalls at Fam­ily Well­being by the leis­ure centre, so you’ll find all your vin­tage trinkets and gems there. There’s also a brand new DJ there this month, Glen T, so check him out!

Down on Idmis­ton Road just a brisk trot from Artis­ans’L'arche will be hav­ing their annu­al Christ­mas Fayre, where you’ll find everything from stock­ing fillers to Christ­mas wreaths.

Need to warm up? Grab a mulled wine at the Food Fair, or head inside the Lib­rary where there will be storytime and children’s chess and board games.

This will be fol­lowed by PoetrySlabs with fest­ive poems and a chance to help dress the Lib­rary Christ­mas Tree, and finally warm up with some Brazili­an samba.

At St Luke’s, we’ll have fest­ive music inside the church and out, and we will be tak­ing Foodbank dona­tions — so if you have the chance to bring some­thing, it will be very warmly wel­comed.

(this enter­tain­ment sched­ule will be on A boards at all the hubs, so take a photo of it as you pass)

Busy on Sunday? Miss­ing out on Feast? Don’t worry, we’ll be doing it all again next Sunday, Decem­ber 10th when Christmas Lights will be on from 3–7pm at St Luke’s. More info to fol­low soon!

See you at Feast!


Sports Feast on Sunday 2 July!

Put your train­ers on this Sunday because we have SO MUCH sport­ing activ­ity planned! Which obvi­ously means you can feast just that little bit extra because you will be work­ing it all off…

Sports Day for kids!

There lit­er­ally will be fun and games up at the kids pic­nic and play area! Egg and spoon type races through­out the day and at mid­day Moving Matters and Nutty’s Drama and Sports hol­i­day camp doing activ­it­ies to pro­mote their sum­mer camp!

The Bet­ter team from the leis­ure centre will be doing cir­cuits, box­ing, spin­ning and row­ing — AND they will be offer­ing FREE DAY PASSES as prizes for win­ning chal­lengers!

Feast festival entertainments

Feast’s open mic per­form­ance space for young people has a really spe­cial line up this month. Be sure to catch some tiny weeny baller­inas from Rose Arts, an inspir­a­tion­al talk by 12 year old Inspiring Vanessa and the Royal Society for Blind Children’s Youth Choir per­form­ing at 14.20.

PoetrySlabs are doing read­ings about bicycles in Bon Velo — who are offer­ing a free pastry to any­one who buys a strengthy Vol­cano cof­fee in their shop (get there early, once the cakes are gone, they are gone!)

Local sporting promos!

Those of you who watch our Facebook feed will have seen a pleth­ora of offers from all the local busi­nesses who have any link to sport, health and activ­ity. Here’s just a selec­tion.

The Por­tico Gal­lery are offer­ing a Feast day of free yoga.

These guys great guys from FitFunActive will be at the Fam­ily Well­being hub all day doing ener­get­ic kinds of workout things — please feel free to join in (and join up, they have a 45% DISCOUNT for those who sign up to per­son­al train­ing via this link!)

The Netball Club are offer­ing a 10% dis­count for those who sign up and men­tion Feast…

West Nor­wood has its own dive school (who knew?) (we did!)

Purple Turtle Diving are offer­ing 25% off to the first 20 people to book onto a Dis­cov­er Scuba Dive! Vouch­ers can be bought as presents and will be valid for 6 months. (When book­ing please use code FEASTDSD25)

After all that sport, some of us might need a mas­sage… West Norwood Therapies have a raffle on, look out for the ladies with the bal­loons!

Get walk­ing!

In addi­tion to Feast there are two other events hap­pen­ing this Sunday! We have L’Arche’s Sum­mer Fair at the Goth­ic Lodge gar­dens (just a short walk from the Artis­ans Hub on Chats­worth Way)

And we have anoth­er won­der­ful West Nor­wood Jumbletrail! You’ll have to walk around ALL of West Nor­wood to check out everyone’s yards…and then come back to Feast for some R&R (and food).

At the time of writ­ing, this year’s Jumb­le­trail has 114 par­ti­cipants, if you want to take part you have until mid­night to be included on the posters…

The Hainthorpe Ten­ants and Res­id­ents asso­ci­ation are also hav­ing a tab­letop sale — this will on the path right near the pic­nic and play area so be sure to check it out.

WeNo blog

A couple of Feast volun­teers work togeth­er to bring out a monthly blog fea­tur­ing one of West Norwood’s busi­nesses. This month it’s the children’s cloth­ing and uni­form shop’s turn in the spot­light. Read here all about in An Insider's Guide to...Wear Abouts!

Food Week

Assum­ing you are read­ing this in the week, we still have two Sta­tion to Sta­tion Food Week events left, the com­munity BBQ at the Por­tico Gal­lery on Fri­day even­ing and afternoon tea at Frangipani on Sat­urday.

And finally…

If you really wanted to see Feast Film Night's screening of Dazed and Confused at the Book and Record Bar last month but couldn’t — don’t worry, it was post­poned! It is now on at exactly the right time — the last day of term! This being Fri­day 21 July…

See you all at Feast!