Were you there, did you see the sun? FEAST got off to a fantastic start on Sunday 7 April with all four market hubs displaying the new FEAST signage. A slightly smaller Retro village, because of the building works, was rather cosy with a fantastic range of goods on show – furniture, vinyl records, toys, ornaments, kitchenware were just some of the items. Ric Stirfried played an acoustic set, Michael’s records got the volunteers jigging and Tom offered free tarot card readings! The Food Fair was the busiest it has ever been. The Original Fry-Up Material was a massive hit and most of traders sold out well before 4pm. South Lambeth Play Partners provided the outdoor play equipment for young children and there was the usual colouring in and craft led by FEAST volunteers. The Treasure Trail was a big hit with the team at Retro giving out free belated Easter Eggs to those who completed the trail. The West Norwood / Dulwich Rock Choir performed a lively set on the steps of St. Luke’s Church with a fantastic crowd and one or two very enthusiastic fans! The Artisans Hub hosted the Blingyabike scheme where trainee bike mechanics were on hand to help with repairs and decoration. Finally, the newly launched and expanded Fresh ‘n’ Green Hub was a massive hit and really helped to liven up the other end of the high street.

We would like to say a big thanks to all the volunteers who helped relaunch FEAST for 2013. FEAST would not be possible without you brilliant, enthusiastic people. We are always looking for new volunteers to help on the day. If you would like to help, even if just for an hour, please contact us on hello@westnorwoodfeast.com. The volunteers meet regularly at our FEAST open meetings at the Railway Tavern, Tulse Hill, every Tuesday evening, 6.30pm – 8pm.

FEAST will be back on Sunday 5 May 2013, 10am – 4pm, so see you all then!