Picnic time for teddy bears…

This May’s Feast sees the launch of our new Picnic & Play area at the Health & Wellbeing hub! You and all your teddies are most cordially invited to a Teddy Bears’ picnic on the grass by the leisure centre. There may even be the odd Feast volunteer teddy in a hi viz jacket, if you’re lucky you may just spot one…

The lovely people from South Lambeth Play Partners (who were at St Luke’s before) will be at Health & Wellbeing to entertain you all too, and there will be totally delicious Beamish & McGlue kid sized £2.50 lunch boxes on sale – in case you forgot to pack a picnic.The Health & Wellbeing hub will be well stocked with browsable stalls and healthy food and all the while you will be entertained by The Rock 926, a community radio station which will be broadcasting LIVE from Feast!

All the fun of the Feast

We have the usual platter of international cuisines on your grassy doorstep, West Norwood – French, Caribbean, Vietnamese, Spanish, Goan, Pakistani – and a very welcome return from Dixie Union who traded at Feast back in the days before they opened the Great North Wood pub! The Domali bar will have all their springy-summery cocktails, be sure to try a Rhubarb Collins – there are a lot of Very Important People who swear by this particular beverage on a Feast day…

Fresh & Green down on Norwood Road has the Pie Cart with their gourmet pies and legendary scotch eggs (pick one up for your picnic?) as well as Pished Fish, the salmon vendors with the best name.

While we’re plucking a Feast vendor out just for their enormously great name, how about these Like Sewiously guys at Artisans? Loving that one. And at Retro you can visit stalls entitled Baubles & Trinkets, Crocks & Frocks and the very aptly named Old Stuff. Also, get this, Hey, Nice Books. They sell second-hand penguin classics amongst other bookie things, don’t you know.

Entertain us, please

This month’s Feast has a great line up.

It’s been a while since we’ve had vinyl at Retro (ever since the last guy went and opened the Book & Record Bar…) but you’ll be please to hear that vinyl is back this month with Heart and Soul Records, who will be spinning some tunes outside Rosebury’s while you drink your Toasted Pip coffee.

DJ Luke of Soul Night fame is doing his usual set down at Artisan’s, along with those lovely chaps with the hats, Steve and the Hats.

And at St Luke’s we have Diamond Jive doing a dance set at 12.30 followed by the fantastically loud and proud South London Samba band  – oh, we like nothing better than the beat of those big fat drums at a Feast…

Playing us out this May Feast will be those ever popular locals, Uffington 357.

Bugsy Malone

A further Feastie treat for the May Bank Holiday..? Why of course! Feast Film Nights is putting on another of its popular children’s matinees for Monday 4th May at 2pm, this time it’s Bugsy. No custard pie flinging (please) but at only £2 for the kids’ floor seats, who will mind the absence of the odd cream splattering machine gun?

And finally…

If West Norwood can get one of these, then why not one of these…?