The first Sunday of every month April to December is a West Norwood Feast day – that’s this weekend 2nd April!
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)
New this year is WiNGiT a performance space for under -20s by the Leisure Centre 1pm to 3pm.
And if you haven’t taken a cemetery guided tour yet – its 2.30pm on Sunday at the main gate .[ https://www.fownc.org/events/ ]
For details see: http://westnorwoodfeast.com/blog/
Cllrs Anna Birley & Lib Peck admiring Norwood’s Christmas tree
Don’t miss the West Norwood Christmas Lights on Saturday 10th December at St Luke’s church SE27 0HS. Light switch on at 4pm by Helen Hayes MP followed by carol singing, craft stalls, hot food, lanterns, Santa until 8pm. Organised by our volunteer powered West Norwood Feast with St Lukes church.
Another wonderful Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park next weekend. Free entry 12noon to 8pm
For details of the music & other entertainments check out : http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/lineup
How about having a go at your own “vegetable character” in the Flower tent. Apply by Thursday 14th July. And there is a £100 prize for best “Rio Gold All Stars” scarecrow and £100 first prize in the Recycled Garden planting competition.
New this year is the cycle Floral Ride on Sunday from Streatham or Waterloo.
To get involved see: http://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/getinvolved/
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
Over 200 local artists open their doors for free 11am to 6pm over the next two weekends 7th-8thMay and 14th-15th May.
A great opportunity to talk to the artists, browse and maybe buy. In SE27 postcode over 60 artists will display their work. Parade Mews , opposite Tulse Hill station SE27 9AX, Bainbridge Studios off Lansdowne Hill SE27 0AR , Portico at 23 Knights Hill SE27 0HS, Acme Studios at Carlew House, East Place SE27 9JW and Rosebery’s 70 Knights Hill SE27 0JD are all good places to start.
For details of locations & open times pick up the 95 page free booklet or go online:http://dulwichfestival.co.uk/artists-open-house/
Artists Open House is part of the annual Dulwich Festival 10 days of cultural events.
A community choir is for everyone who loves to sing. Abigail is starting a West Norwood weekly community choir from Thursday 14th April 7pm at Portico , 23 Knights Hill SE27 0HP. £6 . For details see http://justsing.moonfruit.com/. Or phone 07930 459 250.