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West Norwood Feast is back Easter weekend

West Norwood Feast last April

The first Feast Day in 2018 is 1st April – Easter Sunday. From April to December the first Sunday of every month is a West Norwood Feast markets day-  run by volunteers.

Markets & activities are at Artisans’ Market (Chatsworth Way SE24 9HR), Food Fair (in the garden of St Luke’s church SE27 0DT), Retro Village (Rosebery’s  74-76 Knight’s Hill SE27 0JD), Family Hub (outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27 0DF) and Fresh & Green (along Norwood Road from the corner of York Hill SE27 9AF).  And lots of free musical entertainments too!!

For details see: http://westnorwoodfeast.com/blog/

And if you haven’t taken a  cemetery guided tour yet –  its  2.30pm on 1st April – meet at the main gate. [ https://www.fownc.org/events/ ]

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Walk our local history in Norwood

Cemetery tours every first Sunday

Cemetery tours every first Sunday

There are traces of Norwood’s past  everywhere and a great way to find out more is to join a free history walk led by local experts. Every first Sunday of the month there is a guided tour of history of West Norwood Cemetery at 2.30pm http://www.fownc.org/. We can see Henry Tate’s gardens in May or September. There are tours of West Norwood & Upper Norwood in June, July & August. And if you are curious about the hidden river Effra put 11th and 25th September in your diary.

Details of  these walks on our Events page

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West Norwood Food Week

portico foodA mid-summer week of unique dining experiences in West Norwood from Saturday 13th June to Sunday 21st June.  Special menus and events have been curated for West Norwood Food Week ranging from free family picnics to Feasty experiences to fine dining tasting menus.   To find out more and to book your place see:  http://westnorwoodfoodweek.grubclub.com/

The week’s events:

  • A Taste of Victorian History – Foodie Cemetery Tour in West Norwood
  • Remember Your Childhood With a Free Family Picnic
  • Share a Bangladeshi Family Feast  at Lal Baag
  • A British Celebration Supper at the Tulse Hill Hotel
  • Summer Sharing Feast under the Stars at the Great North Wood
  • Share an Italian Summer Dinner at The Garden Gastro Bar
  • A DIY DJ evening, with local craft beers and paella at the Book and Record Bar
  • A Summer Afternoon of Art in the Park and Picnicking in Norwood Park
  • A Taste of the Caribbean – A Midsummer Evening at the Portico Gallery


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Catacombs visit

Our local catacombs

Our local catacombs

Saturday 30th May is a rare chance to visit the West Norwmalod catacombs at 10.30am. The catacombs in West Norwood Cemetery are normally closed  to the public but will be open this Saturday as part of Discovering European Cemeteries week. Tickets £7. For details see: http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/obscura-day-2015-inside-the-catacombs-of-west-norwood-cemetery


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Duke of Gloucester at Catacombs

catacombsThe Duke of Gloucester visited West Norwood Cemetery’s historic and unique catacombs on Thursday. The catacombs,  designed by the architect William Tite, are rarely open to the public.They are significantly larger than in other cemeteries but are in a poor state of repair. The Friends of West Norwood Cemetery are working with Lambeth council on a Heritage Lottery Fund bid for money to restore the cemetery and build a visitor centre there.

Present at the royal visit, which was organised by Heritage of London, were  Lambeth’s  Mayor, Cllr Mark Bennett and Cabinet member Cllr Sally Prentice, who has responsibility for open spaces including cemeteries.

Friends of West Norwood cemetery organise free tours of the cemetery on the first Sunday of the month. For details see:   http://www.fownc.org/

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