The sun shone on West Norwood and a good time was had by all!

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 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!

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