Sunday 2nd April 10am to 4pm is the return of West Norwood Feast Festival for 2023.
Music, food, shopping, meet up with friends – something for everyone.
Pictured is Helen Hayes MP & Cllr Ibtisam Adem at 2022 April Feast.
Check out all 4 sites where Feast activities are taking place:
- St Lukes Church Gardens SE27 0DT
- West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre gardens SE27 0DF
- Outside Library -Picture House SE27 9JU
- Chatsworth Way SE27 9DJ
Feast Festival is run by local volunteers on first Sunday of each month from April to December.
For more details see: https://westnorwoodfeast.com/
A new small local grants scheme up to £5k for projects to improve community health and wellbeing has opened. Only a simple form is needed and the deadline is 9th February.
Projects must aim to benefit one or more of these priority groups:
- People from Black, Asian and multi-ethnic groups
- Parents and carers on low incomes (particularly lone parent families)
- Young families
- People experiencing poor mental health
- Isolated men (mainly single isolated men)
- Older people
- People with disabilities/and or suffering with poor health.
For more details see attached notes on the application form [word document]
Norwood Forum is managing the scheme: https://www.norwoodforum.org/gipsy-hill-health-wellbeing-small-grants-fund-round-one
They have an online information session 6pm-7pm on Thursday 27 January. To get the zoom link please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If your group is not on line please phone 07946 218 501 and we will pass on your contact details.
West Norwood’s centre for Betterstart activities for children under-five and their parents is at 18 Bentons Lane SE27 9UD. You will get a warm welcome and a mixed programme of drop-ins and courses. See latest timetable (pdf).
Due to covid, masks must be worn indoors and numbers are limited to up to 15 adults to allow for social distancing.
Telephone reception at 020 4542 3520 for friendly advice on sessions and to book a place.
The latest newsletter is here (pdf)
This September’s Lambeth heritage festival is a great mix of over 50 online or in-person events. There is something for everyone and most are free events. A big thanks to Lambeth History Forum and Lambeth Archives for organising .
Check out the web page to see what’s happening and book:
Sessions about West Norwood include:
- Sat 11th Sept 11am, in-person, tour of West Norwood Cemetery
- Mon 20th Sept 7pm, online talk about Great North Wood
- Sun 26th Sept 2pm or 3pm in-person tour of Park Hill at Henry Tate Mews, Streatham Common North, SW16 3HA
This year the free flower show is back – in person – at St Lukes church SE27 0HY. Lots of lovely flowers but also home baked cakes, art & handicrafts . If you are up for a challenge why not enter one of the many categories. The deadline to apply is Wednesday 1st Sept – 15p per entry.
For details see: https://www.lambethhorticulturalsociety.org.uk/flower-shows/late-summer-show-4-september/
West Norwood Feast is back again in 2021 on Sunday April 4th between 10am and 4pm. The stalls will be hot & cold food stalls only: Food Fair stalls will be spaced out safely in St Lukes church gardens SE27 0DT and the Fresh n Green stalls in the Village Green around the Leisure Centre in Devane Way SE27 0DF.
Next month Feast is hoping, lockdown rules permitting, to open its full range of stalls in the early May bank holiday weekend – Sunday 2nd May.
For more information see:
@WN_FEAST twitter & instagram
There will be over 45 stalls at the West Norwood Christmas markets this Saturday 12th Dec 11am to 3pm. Visit the stalls centred around Norwood High St beside St Luke’s church SE27 0DT. There’s something for everyone!
And of course our local shops are open too . Check out the fantastic range of retailers in West Norwood town centre in this business directory:
Norwood’s Children Centre is up and running after lockdown with most activities now based at 18 Benton’s Lane SE27 9UD just off Gipsy Rd .
‘Stay and play’ and other face to face sessions are social distancing so you have to book your place on 020 3409 0704. Other “virtual” activities are one to one telephone calls and some group sessions are via facebook.
For details of the Norwood Children’s Centre programme see [attached pdf]
Please phone 020 3409 0704 for advice on what sessions might best suit your child.
Lambeth’s Family Information Service online directory has lots more information on a wide range of activities and services for children: