The Norwood FEAST is back! To enable the monthly event to take place Lambeth have put in place a temporarily ban vehicles from entering or waiting in that length of Chatsworth Way which lies between Norwood Road and Dalton Street on the following Sunday’s (i) 3rd April; (ii) 1st May; (iii) 5th June; (iv) 3rd July; (v) 7th August; (vi) 4th September; (vii) 2nd October; (viii) 6th November and (ix) 4th December 2016.

If you’d like any further information about the FEAST see – http://westnorwoodfeast.com/

Poetry in West Norwood

There’s a great new project in West Norwood kicking off called Poetry Slabs, who aim to create and install poetry throughout West Norwood. They want to work with local projects, community groups, businesses and artists to celebrate poetry and the local neighbourhood. 

Their first collaboration is in the pipeline, with an exciting new project with the Urban Bzz Garage, and we hope to see many more. Also watch out for a poetry-themed FEAST in the not too distant future.

In the meantime, keep checking poetryslabs.org for news!

^ proposed installation at the Bzz Garage

Feast Film Nights at the Portico Gallery

Don’t miss The Big Lebowski TONIGHT at the Portico Gallery!

Feast Film Nights are a partnership between the Norwood Feast, a community run market in West Norwood, and the Portico Gallery. Not only does it promise to be a brilliant evening, but profits will help to make the Norwood Feast even better (as if such a thing were possible!)

Coming up between now and Christmas, you can also look forward to a Halloween Fright Night, Nigeria Night, an evening to celebrate American Thanksgiving and some festive Christmas films.

Friday 31 Oct from 7.30 – Horror Film Shorts and Braindead (18)

Friday 14 Nov from 8pm – Welcome to Nollywood and Fantastic Man

Thursday 27 Nov from 8pm – Planes, Trains and Automobiles (15)

Saturday 13 Dec from 2pm – Elf (PG)

Saturday 13 Dec from 9pm – Bad Santa (15)

The Portico Gallery is at 23A Knight’s Hill, London SE27 0HS

This past weekend Max, Anna and Fred were out across the ward supporting a number of community events. While Max attended his surgery session Anna was helping residents on Guernsey and Hawarden roads with their very successful Freshview event. Joining up we then headed off to a scrub clearance at the West Norwood cemetery before handing out some councillor information cards to local business on Norwood road.

On Sunday all three of us took it turns to speak to residents at our table at the Norwood Feast, while further supporting residents later that afternoon at the excellent Romola road Freshview event. It was enjoyable talking to residents as we took note of specific issues people wanted us to be aware of, and hope to see /speak to more residents next weekend…