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FEAST is here again this Sunday 4 May!

Yet another wonderful FEAST is being bought to you by the community minded people of West Norwood this Sunday. 

What’s new at FEAST this month?

Those more observant of you will notice that the old stalls have been replaced by some smart new ones, in a number of racy hues. We do hope you appreciate the efforts we have gone to to increase the aesthetic appeal of your monthly FEAST.


Lots of treasures as usual at Retro, including the return of Clare with her collection of typographical stamps and colourful printed dresses. Stationery Traffic will be selling their hilariously brilliant knitwit  range and Nerre Deco will bring along his kitsch 70s posters.Breaking News: West Norwood is getting its first bookcrossing zone at Retro : set your book free for other people to read and pick up a book that is looking for new readers. Then get yourselves a cup of coffee and a delicious bake from Lovesome Cake and sit yourself down with your new book to enjoy a relaxing Sunday. You are also most welcome to bring a picnic with a flask of tea if that is your fancy.


At the Food Fair, aside from the the usual favourites – hot dogs and salt beef from Meatcure, burgers from Jacob’s Ladder, coffee from Volcano, brownies, bread and pies from Chas and Momo – we have something new. Feed Me Paella will be serving up tapas as well as paella (¡ay, caramba!) and the most welcome return of the Tartelettes. And along Norwood Road there will be all the usual people selling their plants, vegetables, honey and books. AND POPCORN.


Note: do please remember that it is FATHER’S DAY this month…

With that firmly in mind, this month we bring you selection of possible purchases from a mix of local artists, designers & makers. For the tasteful father in your life, and indeed your exquisite selves, there’s hand printed organic t-shirts by Hardcore Softpaw, silk screen prints from West Norwood’s Bainbridge Studios and geometric silk scarves & iphone cases by Samantha Warren. To grace your (and his) no doubt equally exquisite homes, there’s Pen & Gravy’s doodles on ceramics and vintage photographs, limited edition artworks from those lovely people at South London Prints, handcrafted paper poms from Tulse Hill’s Paperpoms UK and quirky British-made homeware and hand made lampshades from Rosa & Clara.

Worth noting too that all the Emmaus shops will be open again this month for FEAST and doing  10% off all their wares.

Lots of lovely stuff for free

We bring free to your ears and tapping feet a most wonderfully eclectic selection of local musicians playing live for you this month, from jazz to folk to rock to acoustic – and that’s just on the steps of St Lukes! Old favourites Steve and the Hats and Sweet Thursday will be doing their thing at Artisan’s and we have new duo, Rowan & Luke, on guitar and mandolin in the afternoon at Retro. You’re sure to catch some of the local musical talent wherever your little feet take you to at FEAST.

If it’s your little ones you are looking to entertain (and yourselves by having them thus), then we have all sorts for them to do. There will be the usual free crafty things (the ever popular badge & bunting making to name but two) and at the Food Fair at St Luke’s there will be spring inspired activities for families. This involves the making of May Day crowns (sounds intriguing) and some traditional May Fair games. If you aren’t sure what these are, go and check them out.

So that’s your FEAST sorted. What else is there to do?

Friday Fright Night

If you fancy some retro terror, then head down to the Portico Gallery on Knight’s Hill this Friday night for a free screening of the 1968 Hammer classic ‘The Devil Rides Out’ with Christopher Lee. And there will be none of this new fangled Blu Ray touched up nonsense, it’s the original film and soundtrack. Steady your 21st century nerves and get down there.

Artists Open Houses

This is not just Dulwich, folks, this is also the rest of us. If you like a bit of art and like even more a bit of a nose, then this is right up your West Norwood street

West Norwood leisure centre…

…when is this going to open? You are not the only ones asking this question! We are working on getting a definitive answer but word on the street is June… 

See you all at FEAST!