May’s Feast falls on a Bank Holiday weekend so even more reason to celebrate! This month, you’ll notice that Fresh ‘n’ Green have moved homes. The hub will now be based just outside the West Norwood Library and Picturehouse. We hope you all like its new home and will pay your favourites a visit.
Hub Trail – pick up a loyalty card and complete our ‘hub trail’. Simply visit all five hubs, get a stamp and be in with a chance of winning a prize!
Make May crowns and spring bugs with the playworkers at the Family Hub, put on your crown and carry the creepy crawlies down to Sally’s Art Table at Artisans’ market where you can make a bug hotel to house them all!
Continuing with our 2019 theme of encouraging sustainable living, we have a number of ‘Green Stalls’ at our Family Hub to give you some inspiration: Groundwork London, whose work involves transforming communities into greener areas, will be hosting an interactive quiz at their stall where you can learn about food waste and what we can do to prevent it.
Feast is proud to offer a limited number of community stalls, free of charge to local charities, community groups and non profit organisations who wish to engage with the visitors at Feast. Residing this month is independent cinema group Screen 25 and West Norwood’s very own South London Theatre, where you can find out what cultural events the local area has to offer.
This month Artisans’ Market welcomes a familiar face – Drum n Kernel popcorn are moving to Chatsworth Way where you can pick up a generous bag to ‘feast’ upon…
Featuring at the hub this month are regular favourites, including artist and screenprinter Red Faces Prints, selling iconic pictures of the local area. Sold Brand are also back with their own local t-shirts and prints.
We’ve moved! Instead of by Knowles of Norwood, we will be across the road from Food Fair in front of the Library and Picturehouse.
This month we have three new stalls joining our hub. Fi’s Fudge will be offering delectable sweet treats, Le Hamper will be selling hampers bursting with French goodies from wine to honey and biscuits, and FEAST favourite Perinelli Salami is moving from the Family Hub to Fresh ‘n’ Green, where you can pick up salami to snack on and take home.
You’ll never go hungry at the Food Hub. Returning to for first time this year is Komex Kitchen with their delicious Mexican-Korean fusion salad bowls and burritos, and Curry Cookhouse with their famous pakora wraps (not to mention their mouthwatering lamb and chicken options too).
Home to a brilliant, eclectic mix of stalls, the Family Hub is the place to go for food, drinks and fashion, not forgetting the all-new green stalls too. Entertain the kids on the green and get your FEAST fix.
Returning this month is Hoop & Joy, a modern drinks kitchen producing delicious, all-natural, low and alcohol-free drinks. Try their samples and bring a bottle back next time to earn credit towards a free drink! www.hoopandjoy.co.uk
Need to stock up on beauty products? MamaSia is a natural skincare and wellbeing business whose ingredients are sourced from their family lands in the Northern Region of Ghana.
Back in their usual spot in Roseberys’ car park, explore and hunt down some brilliant pre-loved finds.
Heart & Soul Records will be playing tunes all day and selling vinyl records and books from the past few decades.
Clare’s Collection will be back raising money for various projects, including the Refugee Community Kitchen, Aurora Arts and the Play Project, which runs therapeutic play activities for refugee children in Northern France. They will also have the usual range of vintage printing blocks, vintage bric a brac and homewares.
Also featuring at the hub is Clobber & Sprout, a one of a kind market stall selling beautiful vintage clothes alongside house plants. Run by Alice & Sam, the brand puts sustainability and eco-friendly living at its core.
A guided walk round West Norwood Cemetery with Lev Parikian, author of ‘Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear?’, in search of the cemetery’s bird population. (NB Birds may disappear at any time).
FREE event, open to all. Just turn up at 10.30am. Meet inside cemetery gates.
Bring yourself and binoculars if you have them.
During May’s Feast the South London Theatre will be again offering free heritage tours of the site. They start at 10 am, 11am and midday. Anyone interested needs to come to the foyer of the building for the start time.
More information can be found at https://sltfirestation.org/fire-station-exhibition/
Looking for something to do the weekend after FEAST? On 12th May L’Arche London are holding their Spring Fayre from 11am – 4pm. Find stalls selling art, crafts and candles, or just drop by for tea and cake. There’ll also be soap making and face painting activities to take part in.
Find the Fayre at the Gothic Lodge, 21 Idmiston Road, SE27 9HE.