As the days get shorter and the leaves turn to orange, we in West Norwood are bedding down for our autumnal Feast market on Sunday 6 November and getting really quite excited. So, we thought we’d give you a small soupson of what is to come…

The FOOD market – the smells from which are like bells ringing across all the borough – will be packed as always with edible delights from near and far including new-comers Roll With The Roti who will be serving fajita style Indian wraps with freshly made roti. The RETRO market will be in full vintage swing from start to finish, but the jive dancing will commence after luncheon. The ARTISANS’ market has grown and so there will be more arts and crafts, and makers and artists to talk to and buy from, and it now has its very own food stall The Makery. Yottam Ottolenghi beware. The GARDENERS’ market will be joined this month by crystal palace’s very own secret garden garden centre and Kate from Tom & Amelia will be showing us how to make bird feeders, and the team will continue to water the flowers in the tree beds that line our glorious high street.

And then ALSO, will be making merry in and around their shop on Lancaster Avenue, are collaborting with the London University of Arts and hosting an exhibition on Sunday, and to bring to a close this redolent autumnal weekend in West Norwood the will be performing a rehearsed reading of the play ‘Roofing the County of Surrey with Crystal’ (set in Crystal Palace) on Sunday night (after Feast) at 8pm in their bar. All are welcome (please mention Sue Blundell if you are not a member) and its free.

All of the above is just a taster remember. There is more, much more. I haven’t even mentioned the entertainment.

Oh and by the way, off the back of their success at Feast (we do have to take some credit), previous stall holders Morita y Cascabel and have just opened in Brixton Market and Village respectively as and French and Grace. One wonders who or what is next, this being the beast that is Feast.