This Sunday is a Historic Feast! We will be celebrating our local history, while eating delicious food, listening to great bands and hanging out together.
What’s West Norwood’s connection to the old London Bridge? or to the Golden Hinde, Sir Francis Drake’s ship that sailed around the world in 1580? Who put the hi-fi in “Hi-di-hi campers”?
All will be revealed if you lift your eyes as you walk about Feast and look out for our ‘blue plaques’. Take a self-guided walk around Norwood Rd, High St and Knights Hill, and look out for the two dozen blue plaques strategically placed around the neighbourhood. You will pick up insights into 500 years of West Norwood’s history!
And to get you in the heritage festival mood there will be a tour around Norwood Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, 2.30pm.
The free children’s play activities will be themed around family history and the Earth’s history – expect to colour in a family tree or help out with an erupting volcano!
And any budding artists can get on stage from 1-3pm at their very own open mic performance space, Wingit (AKA West Norwood’s Got Talent)!
Local artists Martin Grover, Julia Mckenzie and Adam Hemus will be there at Artisans this month. Pipkin and Co Homewares are returning and there will be painted wooden signs by the very aptly named It’s A Good Sign.
There’s a new seller at Fresh n Green this month; KIMCHI AND RADISH. They will be selling homemade Korean kimchi and fermented chilli sauces in jars.
The Stitch is a local community sewing group in West Norwood who will be on the community stall showing some different items they have learned how to make.
Tartiflette will be back for the first time in months, and be sure to catch a bite from those Slingin’ Po’Boys, the chaps at Curry Cook House or KoMex Kitchen & Pochi!
We have the 2018 British Charcuterie Award winners Perenilli Salami at the Family Hub again this Sunday! Be sure to sample some of their delicious salamis!
Jayne Williams Designs will also be there with her exclusive and original handmade jewellery in silver, gold, semi-precious stones and resin.
The hangout stall returns with its water refills, board games, Sunday papers, Bookcrossing zone and with Heartandsoul Records playing all day and selling vinyl from all decades.
There’s a new trader, Clobber & Sprout who sell a range of beautiful vintage clothes, mainly from the 60s and 70s, male and female. They are of a very high quality and a lot of the pieces are handmade. Alongside this they also sell beautiful hand arranged seasonal flower bouquets.