Feast is back on Sunday 7 April. Throughout the year, Feast’s major focus will be on encouraging sustainable living.
Our social media feed will be full ideas and information on how we can all take better care of our environment so watch this space for information on what we and the great Feast traders are doing to make our event even more environmentally friendly – and what YOU can do to help.
This month our focus will be on fast fashion and the simple things you can do to lessen your impact on the environment.
We’re teaming up with the West Norwood Free Film Festival and the Picturehouse Cinema to bring you free films on a Feast day!
If you go to the cinema at 11.30, you can see a Local Short Film Showcase; a collection of short films all made by local filmmakers plus a rare screening of the archive film set in West Norwood SUBURBAN WEEKEND by Ronald A Yeatman, a member of the Astral Cine Club who shot several films around the south London borough of Lambeth in the 40s and 50s.
At the Portico Gallery this month, we will have our own version of the Sewing Bee!
We have The Stitch (a local group of sewers) and the Library of Things coming along to show you how to make tote bags or cushion covers out of leftover scraps of material and how to mend your clothes.
The Stitch Community : Make your own Tote Bag or Cushion Cover. Workshop 10am to 4pm
Library of Things : Mending Meet-Up 10am to 3pm
+ your clothes in need of mending
+ any spare needles and thread you have
+ a bottle of something or a snack for our shared table
They’ll provide the space, music and a sewing machine for any bigger jobs.
If you go along to Family Hub at the leisure centre, you will see our new Green Stalls where on Feast days you will see all sorts of organisations and workshops promoting the ‘reuse, reduce, recycle’ message.
This month the Green Stalls are playing host to local group Plastic Free West Norwood!
At Artisan’s in April we will have a new trader, Lisa Stickley. Lisa is a local designer, maker, author and illustrator and she loves doodling onto paper and cloth to create gloriously quirky products.Lisa will be selling signed copies of her books and also have a range of her bags, cushions and prints. Her latest children’s books include: The New Baby, Dress Like Mummy and The Wobbly Waitress and Makes for Mini Folk.
And here’s all the other wonderful traders we have at Artisan’s!
Fresh ‘n’ Green have their regular traders back; you’ll be able to buy everything you need for your kitchen – chocolates and cheese, olive oil, fresh fish, Sardinian delicacies, sauces and compotes from Fruition Preserves, Drum & Kernel popcorn, Spanish honey and flowers!
Watch this space though, Fresh ‘n’ Green are on the move…you may well find them in a different place in May….
If you can remember, please bring your own containers to Feast! Keep cups for coffee, old takeaway or Tupperware containers for food, and some cutlery if you’re posh.
This means you will be doing your bit for the planet by creating less waste. And you can expect a discount from the food traders if you do…
There will be something Easter-y at the Food Fair this Feast. Brett and Bailey’s amazing chocolate caramel cake with duck egg blue buttercream is a real showstopper. And obviously there will be gorgeous bunnies from Bunting and Pops!
Estate Office Coffee are standing in for Volcano Coffee for this month.
As for the savoury foods, Japanese favourite Pochi will be there, as will always-popular Souvlaki Street and Route 66 with their yummy burritos.
All your favourite Family Hub traders will be there, just take a look at our regulars and look out for new ones. Fancy a cup of tea anyone? Pop down and try some Wise Owl Teas and a slice of cake at Lovesome Cakes. For lunch try Piha Pies – it’s got to be a good hearty pie, try the steak and cheese. Healthy juice, healthy soul food equals a healthy mind at Reggae Britannia and Flavours cooking up a storm outside the leisure centre.
Explore our craft and clothing stalls too as a visit to the Family Hub wouldn’t be complete without a good look around House of Funky Junk or Sew Unique, Jayne Williams Designs, Meeka Jewellery, Istanbul Towels, Pure Goodness, Candy Creations and Denise Baptise.
If you need your bike tweaking, then look out for Dr Bike from 11am – the service is FREE! See our new Living Room at the Family Hub develop each month – a space where you can sit down, chat and eat with us. And please visit the ‘Picnic & Play Area’ on the grass area where families can enjoy free craft activities and games from South London Play Partners, Maths Explorers and Portico Bloom Art Club.
This month Retro is joining the Family hub as Rosebery’s are open for viewings and need their car park for cars. Rockey’s Emporium is back with us, fresh from a few years Stateside, bringing their unusual, quirky vintage glass, furniture and china, among other treasures.
Lou Lou Loves Vintage brings her lovingly curated trinkets from the past 100 years, from royal memorabilia to handkerchiefs, cutlery, jewellery, tins, and much more.
Dj Food & Pete Williams from Further present a two hour selection of recent finds and treasures from the archive.
Pop into the shop or listen live on https://wnbc.london
Bring your own containers to the Portico Kitchen to buy pasta, lentils, beans, chocolate buttons, herbs & spices, rice, couscous, oats, cereals, stock, household cleaners, toothpaste and soap. Find out more here.