November Feast is upon us and this month there’s plenty to do for the culture vultures amongst you as this month we have partnered with the Dulwich Literary Festival! We’ll also have plenty of food, drink and craft stalls to keep you going all day. Look out for the ‘Spot the Odd One Out’ competition too…
There will be Day of the Dead mask making at the Family Hub and fabric scrap weaving and collage making at Sally’s Art Table at Artisans.
Dulwich Literary Festival comes to Feast! There will be a pop-up book shop at the Portico Gallery on Knights Hill throughout Feast, and two free special events for kids and adults at the Portico Gallery.
13.30 – 14.30 Story time – I Really Want That Unicorn
Join Fabi Staniago for a special story time with a charming and funny picture book that celebrates the idea of friendship. The session also features fun craft activities. Suitable for children aged 3+ who must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
1500 – 1600 book talk – The Great North Wood
Come and hear award-winning comic artist Tim Bird describe how he brought the history and legends of the Great North Wood to life with captivating illustrations, beautiful storytelling and the character of a curious fox.
It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping. Support local businesses and shop the Artisan stalls, including hand painted signs from It’s A Good Sign, Mahla Bless Ceramics and graphic homeware from Hokolo. Also making an appearance at Artisans is Sewcial Circle with their cute craft kits and Kim Stanway from the Spacecraft community, a knitting project for older people based in West Norwood library.
Hate the cold weather? Fill up on Mediterranean fare! F’n’G favourites Capocaccia are back with Sardinian delicacies including salamis, cheeses, pastas, olive oil. We’ve also got Spanish flavours available, with Vincente Romero selling his raw unpasteurised honey from Spain. There’s no other way to find it than at Feast, so get down and stock up!
New for November in our jam-packed Food Fair is Da Ja Chicken, making and selling free-range fast food chicken with an Asian twist. Be tempted with gluten-free free-range fried chicken with teriyaki mayo and citrus slaw. Zongo Foods is back with their delicious Ghanaian street food too!
Want to buy something that gives back? The Clare’s Collection stall (run by Clare and her daughter Sally) give all their takings from their vintage stall to three charities that support refugees in Northern France: Dunkirk refugee Women’s Centre, the Calais School Bus Project and the Refugee Community Kitchen. Clare and her family regularly cross the Channel with supplies to donate to these projects and are active in teaching, cooking, building, anything to support the refugees out there. Proceeds from trade at Feast buys food and spices for the Refugee Kitchen.
Also at Retro this month:
• HeartandSoul Records will be spinning the discs and selling vinyl
• Clobber and Sprout return with their succulent plants and retro crocks
Tinkle Tinkle West Norwood Stars – tireless West Norwood pianists will tickle the ivories of the many Portico pianos throughout Feast Sunday to raise funds to get a FEAST- donated piano in the new Library and Picture House, which opens its doors on 9 November. Come along and support!
This fantastic competition is being launched at Feast this Sunday, first prize being Membership Plus at the newly opening West Norwood Picturehouse Cinema!
The competition will run from Mon 19 November until Sunday 9 December (Feast Christmas Lights) and involves you looking into the shop windows in the high street for an odd object that you wouldn’t expect to see in that particular shop’s window…
Pick up an entry form at Feast or from participating businesses! Or download and print the form yourself here.