It’s the World Cup and Wimbledon this month so July 1st Feast is a Sports Feast! Look out for promos on social media for anything local to get you moving, as well as free sporting activities happening on the day!
Entertainment Schedule at a glance
12.00–13.00 Poetry Slabs with Uncle Errol: spoken word artist from Word on the Kerb & Wingit
14.15–15.00 Dr Angelina Osborne: They Also Served; a talk on the Contributions of African and Caribbean people in WW1
15.00–16.00 One Drum West African Drumming Workshop
This month’s ‘Sport’ themed stalls and free activities at Family Hub
There will be traditional school sports day races up on the hill – sack races, 3 legged races, bean bag on your head and apple and spoon. You can even make your own cardboard medallions on a string. Everyone’s a winner!
There will be representatives from various local organisations who spend their time getting people moving, so you might get rugby tackled by Brixton Bulls http://www.brixtonbulls.com or opted into a triathlon by the Windrush Triathlon Club. https://windrushtri.co.uk
Sally will be back with her art table at Artisans. This month she and the kids will be designing beautiful footballs, tennis balls and cricket balls – and she’s bringing Subbuteo to play too!
To celebrate Sports Feast, the Shala are holding a family yoga event at the Shala on Feast Sunday! Enjoy an hour of energising flow to rejuvenate and restore while in the studio next door your child explores meditation and movement to nurture body and mind. £5 per person. Book a single class using codes Family-Feast-18 (adult class) and Family-Feast-Kid (kids) at https://www.theshalalondon.com/schedule. New students only. Kids age 6-12 years. All levels welcome.
We’re welcoming 25 fabulous ceramicists, designers, jewellers and artists this month! New to Feast is The Spacecraft, a community knitting group based in West Norwood library. They will be selling their woolies in a heatwave, just so you are all prepared for the rest of the summer when the more seasonable British weather returns…
This month Family welcomes back Perinelli Salami who make Italian inspired charcuterie but using free range British meats!
It will be a hot hot hot day so be sure to find Warren’s jerk chicken stall next to the leisure centre building and get one of his ice cold sky juices…
Fresh ‘n’ green
Our new(ish) fishmonger stall Fish Tale will be doing Prosecco and Oysters for July Feast! How terribly decadent…
And there’s a brand new new trader, Happy Eating House, an artisan company making small-batch Oriental cooking sauces and condiments using only 100% natural ingredients, no preservatives and absolutely no MSG! Take one home for a quick Sunday evening stir fry?
Retro has no fewer than FOUR new traders: Armadillo Creations who sell upcycled vintage plates, book pages and ephemera to make jewellery @armadillocreations (Instagram); Just Nerissa who sell home products and ladies accessories made from recycled and sustainable materials; Sisters of Moon Vintage – vintage fashion – @Sotmvintage (Instagram); and Threads – men’s vintage fashion
If you can’t find a retro item to take home, then you haven’t looked hard enough…
Other local events on Feast Market day – and beyond!
Family yoga for Sports Feast @ Shala
To celebrate Sports Feast, the Shala are holding a family yoga event at the Shala on Feast Sunday! Enjoy an hour of energising flow to rejuvenate and restore while in the studio next door your child explores meditation and movement to nurture body and mind. £5 per person. Book a single class using codes Family-Feast-18 (adult class) and Family-Feast-Kid (kids) at www.theshalalondon.com. New students only. Kids age 6-12 years. All levels welcome..
West Norwood Cemetery Open Day
The cemetery have an Open Day on this Feast Sunday, find the team in the entrance to cemetery. Activities include a Mindful Photography Workshop, a Cemetery Tour, Wildflower Walk, Talks & a Pop-up Exhibition. All free!
Spaces limited for Mindful Photography Workshop so register interest online: westnorwoodcemetery.org
A favourite fixture at Feast, this month Poetry Slabs returns to the Old Library from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Come and read with the team from Poetry Slabs, they are celebrating the wit of Dorothy Parker this month – not to be missed!
“The area’s crowning achievement, and a testament to the community spirit in the neighbourhood, is the West Norwood Feast. This hugely popular event held on the first Sunday of the month, from April through to December, is more than just another street market.”Anthea Masey