Christmas Lights market, Sunday 9 December, 4–7pm!

Christmas Lights market, Sunday 9 December, 4–7pm!

Feast & St Luke’s church come together annually to bring a volunteer powered community Christmas fair to West Norwood. The church façade and railings will be illuminated with festive lighting and there will be delicious hot street food and mulled wine on...
Shop Local this Christmas

Shop Local this Christmas

Support your high street this Christmas by shopping locally! Browse a selection of our local business on the Shop Local directory....
Competition: Spot the Odd One Out

Competition: Spot the Odd One Out

Spot the Odd One Out competition along the high street! Prizes include; Picturehouse Membership Plus, meals for two at Sweet Carolina and Otter, voucher from Bon Velo and a condiment set from Frangipani cafe.

Sunday Dec 2, 10am–4pm

Sunday Dec 2, 10am–4pm

Get into the festive spirit at Feast this Sunday with stalls old and new offering seasonal favourites to kickstart the Christmas month.

Insider’s Guide to… Buywise Pet Supplies

Insider’s Guide to… Buywise Pet Supplies

For this edition of the Insider’s Guide our FEAST reporter went to the beating heart of Norwood Road to visit long standing West Norwood business – Buywise, the pet supplies shop. Pushing open the door, you are greeted by an Aladdin’s cave of pet wares...
Sunday 7 October

Sunday 7 October

This Sunday 7 October we will ‘Feast on our History’ by celebrating Black History Month with a progamme of events, including drumming workshops, poetry and history talks. We will be celebrating the harvest as we always do by asking you to bring Foodbank donations and to join in with the St Luke’s and Chatsworth choirs when they sing. There will also be a Dog Show!

Further at The Portico Gallery

Further at The Portico Gallery

Further, The Portico Gallery, September 15th Markey Funk flys in from Jerusalem to present his take on the heavy fuzz and psych sounds coming from his Delights label. DJ Food brings his AV ode to Boards of Canada – O Is For Orange – to the big screens with exclusive...
Sunday 2 September

Sunday 2 September

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

Insider’s Guide to… Reggae Britannia

Insider’s Guide to… Reggae Britannia

For this edition of the blog our FEAST reporter headed up the less frequented Norwood High Street in search of bistro café Reggae Britannia. Just past the Book & Record Bar, on the opposite side of the road, is the modest frontage of this unique Caribbean eatery....
Sunday 5 August

Sunday 5 August

The heatwave isn’t over yet – Sunday’s FEAST theme is Summer! Expect gardening tips to handle drought, knotted hankies and as much shade as we can muster.

Sunday 1 July

Sunday 1 July

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!

Sunday 3 June

Sunday 3 June

June’s Feast is a colourful World Feast! West Norwood is a very diverse a neighbourhood and will be asking Feast goers to mark on world maps where their family, friends and West Norwood neighbours are from. We hope to create an image out of this which shows how many different nationalities and languages there are in our neighbourhood. The world within West Norwood!

Sunday 6 May

Sunday 6 May

This month Feast Goes Green… Our environment has never been more important, which is why May’s Feast is all about going green. Throughout our hubs and planned activities there will be initiatives designed to help us be more green.

Insider’s Guide to… The Fruit & Veg Stall

Insider’s Guide to… The Fruit & Veg Stall

Featuring the Fruit and Veg stall, which straggles a double pitch on the corner of Chestnut Road and Norwood Road. This familiar site to locals has been part of the fabric of the area since Victorian times. Our FEAST reporter chatted with owners Ross and Tina as they...
Insider’s Guide to… Emmaus Lambeth

Insider’s Guide to… Emmaus Lambeth

Winter rain and cold; but the FEAST team has regrouped to prepare for the year ahead. And so our intrepid reporter is back pounding the streets of West Norwood to meet more local traders. Presenting; Emmaus Lambeth, a homelessness charity with a cluster of shops along...
Sunday 1 April

Sunday 1 April

It’s no April Fool, Feast is back! This Sunday is ‘Feaster’ Sunday with a whole host of free activities and entertainment to mark the long weekend. Find out what this month has to offer.

Feast Christmas Lights, Sun 10 December 4pm-7pm!

Feast Christmas Lights, Sun 10 December 4pm-7pm!

  Feast and St Luke’s come together once again for the last Feast event of the year! Come to Christmas Lights for an evening of food and festivities from 4pm until 7pm. Food & Drink! Come hungry! There will be delicious hot street food from Feast favourites...
Festive Feast, Sunday 3 Dec

Festive Feast, Sunday 3 Dec

Feast is nearly over for another year, but as ever, Festive Feast in December is set to be (just maybe) the best of the lot. It’ll be cold and bright and there’s lots to do inside too – just read on! What’s on? You can start the day with a...
Insider’s Guide to… B’s Balloons

Insider’s Guide to… B’s Balloons

Introducing B’s Balloons, West Norwood’s very own balloon and party suppliers, nestled on the corner of Bloom Grove opposite the cemetery. Our intrepid FEAST reporter stepped through the cheery bright-pink door to talk balloons with owner Bev and business partner Julie.

Flags Cut From The Same Cloth

Flags Cut From The Same Cloth

Flags Cut From The Same Cloth by local artists Katrin Albrecht on display at Portico Gallery, Knights Hill. Made from different national flags and originally commissioned for refugees arriving in Gravesend, Kent @katrin_albrechtee

Writing Feast, Sunday 5 November!

Writing Feast, Sunday 5 November!

Feast will be getting into the spirit of all things literary and bookish with our first ever Writing Feast, in association with Dulwich Literary Festival and Dulwich Books. We’ll be meeting local authors but also giving YOU a chance to shine with a creative...
Insider’s guide to… The Clockworks

Insider’s guide to… The Clockworks

In Nettlefold Place near Cenci Vintage, featured previously in this blog, there is an unassuming door marked number 6 and signed The Clockworks. The converted Victorian industrial building, with on-trend grey paintwork, could be mistaken for the offices of an...
Bitesize Feast, Sunday 1 October

Bitesize Feast, Sunday 1 October

Bitesize Feast Looks like we are getting the tail end of Hurricane Maria and Lee whistling through West Norwood on Sunday so rather than all be blown about like Mary Poppins, we have decided to scale back Feast for October and hunker down all cosy in the welcoming...
September Art Feast

September Art Feast

Welcome to September Art Feast!   We are delighted to be launching a fantastic new project in association with Station 2 Station, the Curious SE27 Art Trail which will stretch the whole length of the high street from Rosebery’s to Lantana Estates next to Tulse...
Curious SE27 Art Trail

Curious SE27 Art Trail

An exciting new project from Feast and Station to Station – showcasing artists in local shops & venues from Knight’s Hill to Tulse Hill More information on the artists and their works can be found at the individual venues All dates 3rd–30th September unless...
What’s On at August FEAST

What’s On at August FEAST

Time to get out the knotted hanky and buckets and spades, it’s August, so it must be Holiday Feast! We’ll be getting arty and crafty with holiday themed crafts – mini sandcastle making and salt dough sea creatures to paint at Artisans, whilst over at Family Wellbeing,...
Sports Feast on Sunday 2 July!

Sports Feast on Sunday 2 July!

Put your trainers on this Sunday because we have SO MUCH sporting activity planned! Which obviously means you can feast just that little bit extra because you will be working it all off… Sports Day for kids! There literally will be fun and games up at the kids...
Insider’s Guide to… Wear Abouts!

Insider’s Guide to… Wear Abouts!

  Introducing Wear Abouts, a family business selling children’s fashion and school wear in West Norwood’s high street. The owner Bashir and his son Yusuf warmly greeted our intrepid FEAST reporter and offered a tour of the premises. Towards the back of the shop,...
Insider’s Guide to… Hobby’s

Insider’s Guide to… Hobby’s

It’s Spring and FEAST is back! And so our intrepid reporter set off once more to explore the streets of West Norwood, meeting local traders. Presenting Hobby’s, a family business for model makers and hobbyists since the 1950s. Stray behind Knight’s Hill...
Volunteer for West Norwood!

Volunteer for West Norwood!

Feast is volunteer powered and it wouldn’t happen without you! Volunteer for Feast Feast has lots of friendly lovely people who volunteer on Feast days and behind the scenes – but we always ALWAYS could do with more of you! We need: hub leaders (who help...
New @ Feast for 2017!

New @ Feast for 2017!

West Norwood’s Got Talent! We are proud to announce WiNGiT, our open mic performance space for young people at Feast. When? At each Feast (first Sunday of the month) from 1pm-3pm Where? By the DJs at the leisure centre at Feast’s Family Wellbeing hub Who? The open mic...
Feast is back! Sunday 2 April!

Feast is back! Sunday 2 April!

Spring has sprung and Feast is back! The sap is rising and the sun is out – and there will be 100 multicoloured stalls all over West Norwood this Sunday! We have a cornucopia of upcycled pre loved furniture and retro kitchenalia, cushions and throws, buttons and...
Art Feast Sunday 3 Sept!

Art Feast Sunday 3 Sept!

This Sunday is Art Feast! Come and celebrate the launch of #curiousse27 art trail. Along with our usual eclectic selection of traders, entertainment and kids activities, come and explore your inner Picasso with the free art activities on offer....
Sunday 7 May – Children’s Feast!

Sunday 7 May – Children’s Feast!

We have all the usual stuff happening – you know, great food, great music, great hanging out opportunities, great weather – all that. But as you wander around the one hundred plus stalls, you may notice a preponderance of bears… “If you go down...
Dance in the streets, it’s Feast this Sunday!

Dance in the streets, it’s Feast this Sunday!

Celebrate National Volunteer Week! This week is National Volunteer Week and what better way to celebrate it than with Feast! It’s a lot of fun to put this monthly show on the road and we always need help. If you think you could spare a few hours please volunteer...
West Norwood Foto – the winning photographs!

West Norwood Foto – the winning photographs!

Our thanks to all contributors Thank you to everyone who sent in entries to West Norwood Foto. One hundred and thirty eight photographs were submitted. And some more have just arrived! Our judges viewed the online gallery to make their decisions based on relationship...
Insider’s Guide to… Mosaic Workshop

Insider’s Guide to… Mosaic Workshop

  Turning into Chestnut Road, just past the fruit and veg stall, our Intrepid FEAST reporter found Harry Day Mews. This handsome former furniture warehouse built in 1922 is now flats. Once you’ve buzzed the intercom, metal gates glide open and the Mosaic...
Insider’s Guide to… Floral Hall

Insider’s Guide to… Floral Hall

Presenting Floral Hall, a longstanding West Norwood business with deep roots in the community. Entering the shop you are greeted by a central explosion of colour and a subtle fragrance of flowers; along the edges are displays of seeds, bulbs, chocolates, candles and...
Feast Christmas Lights, Sat 10 December, 4-8pm!

Feast Christmas Lights, Sat 10 December, 4-8pm!

  Feast & St Luke’s church come together each year to bring a volunteer powered community Christmas fair to West Norwood! Come to St Luke’s this Saturday at 4pm and watch all the lights being turned on. The  church facade and grounds will be illuminated,...
Knitting West Norwood together!

Knitting West Norwood together!

Can you knit? Would you like to teach someone to knit – or learn how? Come to our ‘hands on art’ themed November Feast on Sunday 6 November and help us knit a quilt to raise money for a local organisation South London Refugee Association ; a...
Arty Feast this Sunday 6 November!

Arty Feast this Sunday 6 November!

This Sunday 6 November, it’s hands on art time at Feast! We’re going all creative and it’s your chance to get your hands mucky, gluey, covered in charcoal or tied up in wool… All about Feast this Sunday you will hear the clickity click of...
West Norwood Revealed…

West Norwood Revealed…

Have a look here to see what has already been entered! FEAST is calling for your defining images of West Norwood; photos that capture the character of our area. We are busy creating an online gallery where we will exhibit all entries. Everyone gets the chance to...
Santa’s Grotto @ Community Hub this Feast!

Santa’s Grotto @ Community Hub this Feast!

Community Shop welcomes you and your family to their winter’s grotto to meet Santa Claus, decorate edible baubles and warm up with a mug of homemade soup. There is a mince pie making workshop at midday which has limited space available. Please...
Christmas Feast, Sunday 4 December!

Christmas Feast, Sunday 4 December!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… …and Feast is certainly spreading the Feastive Christmas love far and wide this Sunday. As it’s the last Feast until April 2017, we have made it a MASSIVE one. We normally have five hubs, but this month...
Insider’s Guide to… Maddison’s

Insider’s Guide to… Maddison’s

If you are a dedicated bargain hunter with a passion for second hand goods, then Maddison’s is a treat. The forecourt is a jumble of furniture. Inside, the shop is crammed with bookcases, chest of drawers, desks. The odd chair dangles from the ceiling. All of...
Insider’s Guide to… Studio Trap

Insider’s Guide to… Studio Trap

Presenting… Studio Trap, West Norwood’s very own tattoo parlour, just off Norwood Road on Chatsworth Way. The shop frontage is eye-catching with a tall billboard of Marilyn Monroe, tattooed. If your idea of a tattoo parlour is a seedy, dark room, think...
History Feast this Sunday 4 September!

History Feast this Sunday 4 September!

West Norwood has history, find out at Feast! This Sunday 4 September we are celebrating our neighbourhood’s rich history – whilst eating well and enjoying ourselves at Feast, obviously… All our usual traders will be there – and remember, at the...
Sunday 2 October is Harvest Feast!

Sunday 2 October is Harvest Feast!

Lovely autumn is suddenly upon us – season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – and we at Feast will be making the most of it (especially the fruit). We will be squashing and bobbing apples and pears, swapping plants and seeds and giving what we can to the...
Insider’s guide to… Goodways Electronics

Insider’s guide to… Goodways Electronics

Presenting…Goodways Electronics; a humble gem of a workshop hidden away in Dalton Street. Here a whole range of repairs are undertaken by owner John. Our intrepid FEAST reporter squeezed into the space in front of a counter dominated by flat screen TV’s....
Holiday Feast, Sunday 7 August!

Holiday Feast, Sunday 7 August!

Holiday! Celebrate! “If we took a holiday Took some time to celebrate Just one day out of life It would be, it would be so nice…” – Madonna It’s August Feast this Sunday, the weather looks cheerful (isn’t it always?) and we’ve...
Insider’s Guide to… Cenci

Insider’s Guide to… Cenci

Cenci is tucked away in Nettleford Place, the street behind the post office. Appearances can be deceptive; there’s an unassuming warehouse facade, but ring the bell and you are buzzed into a vintage treasure trove. Bags, shoes, jumpers, hats are stacked up high...
Feast Community Hub pop up Sunday 3 July!

Feast Community Hub pop up Sunday 3 July!

The Community Shop behind the recycling centre on Vale Street is hosting a pop up event with Feast, the Library of Things, Bzz Garage & Open Orchard! The folk from the Community Shop will be using their surplus food to create burgers and hot dogs to which you can...
Flower Feast Sunday 3 July!

Flower Feast Sunday 3 July!

  If you’re going to West Norwood Feast… …be sure to wear a flower in your hair… This Sunday it’s a flower filled Feast and we require general skipping and the wearing of flowers (in hair, on shirts, skirts and shorts). New Feast...
West Norwood Big Sing with 7 choirs @ Portico this Feast!

West Norwood Big Sing with 7 choirs @ Portico this Feast!

We have seven choirs singing for you at Feast this Sunday, raising money for St Christopher’s Hospice Come to the Portico Gallery, listen and join in! 2.15  – West Norwood Community Choir 2.30 – Portico Singers 2.45 – Going for a Song 3.00-  ...
Performing Arts Feast, Sunday 5 June!

Performing Arts Feast, Sunday 5 June!

There’ll be dancing, dancing in the streets this Sunday… …and at St Luke’s and in the Portico Gallery and at the leisure centre for a Feast of the Performing Arts! The exceptional Grounded Movement dancers who have been turning up guerrilla...
Performance + Arrowe Hill live! Sat 30 April

Performance + Arrowe Hill live! Sat 30 April

Enjoy an evening of English psychedelia with ‘Hauntological R&B/Acid Expressionism/Psych-Volk’ outfit of Arrowe Hill (who have just finshed laying down tracks for their eighth album) and a big screen showing of Nic Roeg’s 1970 subversive classic...
Next Feast – Sunday 1 May!

Next Feast – Sunday 1 May!

Scientific Feasting That’s what we got for you this Sunday, people of West Norwood. There will be science experiments galore for everyone to do and a whole host of entertainments for you all – for freeeeeeeee!! At Artisans there will be potato stabbing (we...
Insider’s Guide to… Baron Deli

Insider’s Guide to… Baron Deli

Introducing Artur and Neade, owners of Baron Polish and Brazilian Deli, a husband and wife team from Poland and Brazil. Baron is an established West Norwood shop, which for 3 years was near Floral Hall. They moved to their current larger premises 8 months ago. Baron...
Poetry Feast, Sunday 3 April!

Poetry Feast, Sunday 3 April!

Poetry hits the streets of West Norwood It’s all about getting the collective muse on this year, WeNo-ers. We’re kicking off our season of Feasts this Sunday 3 April with a poetically themed one. This is what is happening (get out your quills)....
The Emergency Poet coming to April Feast!

The Emergency Poet coming to April Feast!

The world’s first and only mobile poetic first aid service A mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical, the Emergency Poet offers consultations inside her ambulance and prescribes poems as cures. In the waiting room under an attached awning Nurse Verse...
PoetrySlabs at Feast

PoetrySlabs at Feast

The  first Feast of the year is poetry themed! Coming soon (on April 3rd, in fact) to a neighbourhood exceptionally close to you – West Norwood’s very first poetry-themed FEAST. This special day of occasional versification will be anchored by the instinctively lyrical...
Feast needs you! Recruitment day Sat 5 March.

Feast needs you! Recruitment day Sat 5 March.

Feast only works because of people like YOU – residents and Feast goers who love West Norwood. This Saturday afternoon in Knowles (new pub on Norwood Road, you can’t miss it, it’s the only new pub on Norwood Road) some of our volunteers will be there...
Feast dates for 2016

Feast dates for 2016

Sunday 3 April – Poetry Feast Sunday 1 May – Drama Feast (tbc) Sunday 5 June – Music Feast Sunday 3 July – Dance Feast Sunday 7 August – Holiday Feast Sunday 4 September – History Feast Sunday 2 October – Art Feast Sunday 6...
Super Surplus Supper! Monday 1 February

Super Surplus Supper! Monday 1 February

Come dine with the West Norwood Community Shop! Spaces are limited so please book here through Grub Club to reserve your place at this unique table… This is the first dining event of nine for West Norwood Feast’s Food Week, which starts on Monday 1...
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas….

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas….

Feast & St Luke’s church come together annually to bring a volunteer powered community Christmas fair to West Norwood. There’s a Christmas gift market inside the church with a wonderful selection of local makers and artisans selling original artworks, unique...
Christmas Lights @ St Luke’s, Sat 12 December

Christmas Lights @ St Luke’s, Sat 12 December

Feast brings its final event of the year to West Norwood on Saturday 12 December from 4pm to 8pm: Christmas Lights, the glorious Christmas market hosted both inside and in the grounds of St Luke’s. Father Christmas & lantern parades Santa will be there to...
Feast is entirely run by volunteers

Feast is entirely run by volunteers

FEAST is a people-powered mar­ket that takes place the first Sunday of every month from April to Decem­ber. At each FEAST you can explore the five hubs – Food, Artis­ans, Fresh’n’Green, Family and Retro – all brim­ming with fant­astic stalls and friendly sellers, meet...
Fashionistas & Fireworks @ Feast Sunday 1 November!

Fashionistas & Fireworks @ Feast Sunday 1 November!

Kick up those heels at Fashion Feast! It’s all about fabulous frocks and fireworks this Feast. Our volunteers have pulled together the finest outfits in West Norwood, put them on well rehearsed models and are ready to give you not one, but TWO fashion shows in...
Fashion Feast, Sunday 1 November!

Fashion Feast, Sunday 1 November!

Feast has its own fashion show in the Old Library featuring curated collections from local boutique Fashion Clicks, preloved styling from Emmaus and bespoke pieces made by the talent craft group The Stitch. There will be two shows, one at 1pm and the second at 2pm....