Feast returns for another great year on Sunday 2 April! Spring is here and we can’t wait to be back with all our lovely volunteers, traders and visitors.
80+ STALLS ACROSS 4 HUBS
Village Green hub in front of the Leisure Centre – where you’ll find a wide range of interesting stalls selling vintage items, gifts, handmade and eco-friendly goods and delicious cakes. New for 2023 we have Graveney Gin selling their award-winning, organic, locally distilled gin – true South London spirit! Hungry? Visit Flavours & Mr B for the tastiest jerk chicken in West Norwood. Peckish? Plus – the Return of Popcorn! We’re delighted to welcome back Drum & Kernel to Village Green. They’re London’s most experienced makers of popcorn, and it’s gluten- & nut-free, vegan, made with British sugar & non-GM corn & corn oil!
Artisans’ Market hub on Chatsworth Way – where you can shop for unique gifts, artworks and handmade goods from local artists. New trader Simon Short will be selling photographs of America with a twist: All off the beaten track, along with anything else I find along the way, like Americana, amusing signs & lovely landscapes.
Fresh n Green hub outside the PictureHouse – for great stalls selling delicious cold food, household goods and much more. Make sure you visit the South London Theatre stall to find out about their upcoming season of great plays.
Food Fair hub in St Luke’s garden – where you’ll find our usual offering of super tasty street food and sweet treats. We have a great selection of food from all over the world. Many of your favourite traders are returning and a brand new food trader joining us for the first time – Deuce Hospitality – selling delicious Jollof rice, Fish, Waakye, Plantain, Mutton Stew and more!
GREAT FREE ENTERTAINMENT
@ St Luke’s porch by the Food Fair:
Pop up to St Luke’s to check out the fantastic performers who play for free because they love performing for the local community.
12pm Crystal Palace Progress Band
1pm Dan Maitland
3pm West Norwood Community Choir
@ Artisans’ Market:
We are delighted to welcome back BennettValuks to Feast. Expect some great well known tunes plus their own compositions. Ian Bennett and Benedict Valuks started making music together in late 2018, brought together through the bustling and vibrant south London music scene. They perform an eclectic mix of original songs and covers that hold meaning to them.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Feast Fundraiser at The Portico, or who generously donated. It was a great night!
West Norwood Feast is a self-funded community market. Our aim is to ‘make West Norwood an even better place for everyone’. We have been running since 2011 – a testament to the wonderful people of West Norwood. We are volunteer-run, and do not receive external funding apart from stall fees paid by traders, and over the last few years our outgoings have increased more than our income from stall rentals. This includes fees we pay to Lambeth, market set up costs, materials and insurance. We also know our traders face issues with rising cost of raw materials like food and energy, so we want to support them in the face of these challenges, too. Also our Feast kit (gazebos and tables) need constant repair, or replacement in some cases.
We are looking at ways to bring in funding so that Feast can continue to bring music, food, fun and free stuff to West Norwood for years to come. You can support us by volunteering, by finding sponsors, by spreading the word, talking to your local councillors. We also welcome any ideas you have for raising funds. We are creating a contact list of Feast supporters. Get in touch with Teresa if you would like to join us!
The map below will help you to plan your visit and check out the up to date info on our social media. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!