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West Norwood Festival

openworks festivalThis Saturday 25th October 10am – 4pm meet up with local residents for walks, talks, eating, making, cooking, sewing, gardening, thinking and much more. Based at Portico Gallery , 23 Knights Hill SE27 0HS and other local venues . All welcome. For details see: http://www.theopenworks.org/#joinusforthefestival-section

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West Norwood Weekend Festivities

The 31st March and 1st April weekend welcomes Spring to West Norwood.

Saturday is West Norwood’s first Slow Food Festival 10am to 6pm around  St Luke’s church SE27 0HS

Cakes and bakeryFlour milling, apple pressing, urban foraging, pizza making,  cider drinking, jazz,  meet Mrs Beeton, catch Mr Freaky Peens, enjoy the Honey Theatre Live, check out Brixton City Farm, hear about  rare pig breeds,  watch Brindisa’s master jamon carver at work,  taste perfect pizza made in a  mobile wood fired oven, have a cup of Volcano coffee, treat yourself to a tongue sandwich, have  a Fortnum & Mason style tea, watch the magical Ms McK interview a surprise celebrity guest ,try authentic pierogi, listen to Levi Roots’ friend on the wonders of caribbean cuisine, bake a cake for the family bake off, make a dish for the slow food cook off , win dinner for two at Bubba’s .. …………. there’s something for everyone but you may need to book online for some events:


Saturday 2pm to 5pm is the Spring Flower Show in St Luke’s church hall. Flowers on display including tulips, daffodils, & polyanthus, photographs, floral art and a ginger biscuit competition. All welcome.

For details  see: http://lambethhorticulturalsociety.org.uk/shows.html

Slow food festivalSunday 1st April is  first  Feast day of 2012 open 10am to 4pm. The West Norwood Feast is a people-powered market celebrating the diversity, talent and entrepreneurial skills in our neighbourhood. There’s plenty to see and do including the Gardeners’ Corner by York Hill where you can pick up seeds, plants and tools, the Artisans’ Market on Chatsworth Road with locally-made arts and crafts, a Food Fair at St Luke’s with stalls serving freshly-cooked street food and even a Retro Village by Roseberys on Knights Hill with a market for reused, recycled and remade furniture and clothes.   And there’s music, performance, a beer and cider tent, a community garden on Norwood Road by the Fire Station and  The Edible Bus Stop.

More details are on the Feast website http://westnorwoodfeast.com/blog and facebook page www.facebook.com/wnfeast.

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Tivoli Community Garden

Tivoli Community Garden

Tivoli Community Garden

Green-fingered work has begun on the new Tivoli Community Garden with a raspberry bush planted in the fertile West Norwood soil!  The site, previously a waste ground, is being transformed by local residents into a productive garden.  The area was cleared, with the help of Lambeth Council, after a show of public support for plans to turn the derelict, overgrown site into an area where people can grow flowers, fruit and veg.  The gardening group hope that the produce from the garden will be available for
the wider community, as well as those growing the food.   With autumn upon
us the focus will be to plant cold weather vegetables, rotating to summer fruits and veg in the spring.

The Tivoli Community Gardening Group is free to join and open to all – with no previous experience of gardening necessary.  For information about getting involved, please contact Cllr Mike Smith at msmith10@lambeth.gov.uk or on 07805945158. You can also join the group’s virtual site at http://www.projectdirt.com/group/tivoligardenscommunitygroup.

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