There’s loads to do at Feast this month!
At Sally’s Art Table at Artisans’ Market it’s all about seahorses and merpersons. Kids can have their photos taken (by accompanying adult) and Sally will also provide colouring-in seahorses and making mer-tails. Splish splash splosh!
At the Family Hub, South Lambeth Play Partners and Portico Bloom will be creating story worlds and characters to inspire comic strip drawing, with a big flip chart for a communal story (a bit like Consequences, where everyone gets a turn to write a bit of the story and kids can let their imaginations run wild). The lovely Maths Explorers will be there as always, making maths fun!
For August, our free community stall inside the gardens of St Luke’s plays host to Norwood Forum and South London Theatre who will be telling you all about Fest Norwood, their August arts festival now in its second year!
There will also be a community stall at the Family Hub, stay tuned for more info.
Plastic Free West Norwood make a welcome return, and will be on hand to give advice on becoming more environmentally friendly. They’ll also be selling their brilliant reusable shopping bags.
Joining them is Lambeth Community Solar, where you can learn about the community-owned solar energy project to install panels on school and community buildings in the borough.
You can find the Green Stalls in the Family Hub by the leisure centre at the end of Devane Way.
Little Poms will be at Artisans’ this month so you can get festival ready with one of their fabulous tutus!
And if you’re after some locally made pots from locally made potters, Tulse Hill’s Parade Mews Pottery will be there with their hand made ceramic homewares.
Or pick up a handmade bag or some soft furnishings made by Hessian & F.O.E from upcycled coffee sacks.
At this hub you can also find our Tea & Talk Table, a space where older people in the community can come for free cuppa and a chat with one of our friendly volunteers.
We’re all about sustainability at Feast, and in August myReusables are at Fresh n Green, selling their reusable bamboo cutlery.
Bring your own Tupperware or lunch box, go get yourself a bamboo fork, while repeating the mantra ‘Keep – Eat – Clean – Repeat’ (most of our lovely food traders will give you a discount if you do this!).
This month we will have the wonderful Hand Me Down Club, bringing you a carefully curated collection of vintage, preloved and deadstock childrenswear and Left of Felt with their lovely handmade felted items.
And be sure to drop in for a drink at the Family Hub bar, run this month by passionate West Norwood home brewers Second Wave!
Refresh your summer wardrobe with sustainable pre-loved clothing from Retro Village at Roseberys Auction House. Our traders carefully curate each month’s offering for West Norwood Feast. EvelynJean has a wonderful colourful range of vintage dresses, tops, cardigans, shoes, bags and jeans.
There’s further feel-good shopping opportunities at Clare’s Collection who returns this month to donate all proceeds to the Refugee Community Kitchen and Project Play in Calais.
Please note HeartandSoul Records is having a well-deserved holiday this month. We will still have Retro tunes to listen to, though!
Last year SLT created and hosted the first Fest Norwood; an arts festival based in the West Norwood for the local community and surrounding areas. The Festival staged 75 events, 62 of which were free, and the response to the festival was overwhelmingly positive. SLT are committed to providing this festival annually as a part of West Norwood’s ever growing colourful calendar of cultural and community events.
SLT’s Fire Station and its theatre will be at the heart again of this open-access 10 day multi-arts festival, with satellite events taking place all across West Norwood.
Check out the website for the list of events!
Sunday 4 August (Feast day)
West Norwood Library community room
Come along to a free interactive workshop to help you improve your savings and investments, run by local entrepreneur Neil Doig from Money Tipps.
Everyone who attends will receive a free life plan and a cash flow forecast.