L’Arche Shop relaunch 2018

L'Arche London UK Shop Relaunch West Norwood

We are pleased to announce that L’Arche London UK – West Norwood Shop is relaunching tomorrow

Thursday 27th September

Please come and visit for raffle tickets, craft makes by L’Arche members (candles, frames, greeting cards and lots more) alongside their Garden items too.


Rock Paper Scissors London will also be there with a few of our makes – including

Bunting & Pops (Cushions (Moomins!), baby items in cool fabrics)

Skandi cushions by Bunting & Pops

Laura with her cool vintage jewellery (her stone work is too heavy to bring apparently!)

Amarna Stoneworks and Crafts

Bill Hull with Photographic Framed work & greeting cards of the local area (very popular)

Freelance Photographer, Video Cameraman and editor

Agnes with her Handmade Jewellery and retro/vintage games and accessories

The Right Stuff Vintage Button Rings

and finally

me …

RunnyCustardMakes with her handmade modern cloth dolls and some photographic prints (unframed)

White Haired Cloth Doll, handmade by RunnyCustardmakes

L’Arche would love to know if you are coming so they make sure they have lots of drinks, nibbles and (homemade!) cake … vital that last one.


You can email them here: richard.tait@larche.org.uk

upcoming events which will be added to the calendar will be Candle Making, Autumn and Christmas Fayre.

Also news on the opening hours of the shop itself

See you there.


Summer Fayre with L’Arche London UK & RPS

This Sunday will be our annual Summer Fayre with L’Arche London UK


21 Idmiston Road

Part of the famed West Norwood Feast.


Summer Fayre 2018 with L'Arche London UK & RPS West Norwood
Summer Fayre 2018 with L'Arche London UK & RPS West Norwood

L’Arche have their fab plants and craftwork created by their members for sale; which are extremely popular – especially the plants!

More info coming soon of the L’Arche Candle Making Workshop (see bottom poster) and our Love West Dulwich Fair in June.

Facebook event page: click here 🙂


L’Arche London & RPS Summer Fayre with guests

L'Arche and RPS Summer Fayre poster

This Sunday will be our annual Summer Fayre with L’Arche London UK at their Garden project 21 Idmiston Road all part of the famed West Norwood Feast.

L’Arche have their fab plants and craftwork by their members for sale and are extremely popular – especially the plants!

Here’s a sneak peak of new sellers on Sunday:

First up we have Remi of Love Rems – Shea Butters, Body Scrubs, Coconut & Vanilla Scrubs, Ylang-Ylang Body Scrub, and colourful Gift bags & packs.

Click on the photo below to visit their Facebook page:Love Rems Shea Butter

Next up we have Roniqua Gerald of soufriereliving who creates home decor and gifts that are playful and quirky.

Click on the image below to visit their Facebook pageSoufriere Living Home Art Prints

We are on the jumble trail map too!

Lots of local people selling their unwanted / needed items around the neighbourhood with some local shops and organisations joining in.

Click the magpie image below to visit the Jumble Trail map which will give you a description of who and where.

West Norwood Jumble Trail Map

I think we will all need to wear hiking boots or very sturdy sandals 😀

We look forward to seeing you there!



Other News…

Pimm's & Partsongs: A Musical Garden Party - in aid of L'Arche Hosted by Colla Voce Singers

Pimm’s & Partsongs: A Musical Garden Party – in aid of L’Arche

London chamber choir Colla Voce Singers, conducted by Aidan Coburn presents their summer event of 2017. Pimm’s & Partsongs: A Musical Garden Party – in aid of L’Arche UK.
Albert Square Garden is on Albert Square, Vauxhall, London SW8 1DA.

Music from Colla Voce Singers, with drinks, light entertainment, jazz, classical arias and VIP guests (to be announced).

Tickets available now from See Tickets for £15 (£12 concessions) – all include a complimentary summer drink. Under 18s £5 and family tickets also available:

to find out more just click the poster image above to catch up via the facebook event page.

Christmas with RPS & L’Arche


well… it’s nearly December and we have had one Christmas Fayre already at West Dulwich Rosendale Road which went rather well… flippin cold though.3_128x128

So here’s the info on the coming up dates you can find us and L’Arche handmade goodies to give to your loved ones… and yourself obviously

…self love is important! 🙂


Rock Paper Scissors London and L’Arche will be at the Impact Hub Christmas Market this Friday from 6pm to 10pm at Pop Brixton
Christmas Fayre - Impact Hub, Pop Brixton

You will discover prints, jewellery, food and other crafts created by members of Impact Hub Brixton and other Lambeth creatives which will make your Christmas Gifts totally unique and with an extra warm fuzzy feeling of supporting local small business!

Never been to Pop Brixton before… here’s a map – it’s the container city type structure with tons of food and Christmas spirit!


L’Arche Garden Christmas Fayre with RPS & WN Feast

L'Arche Garden Christmas Faire with RPS & WN Feast

The countdown to our Christmas Fayre on Sunday 4th December 10–4pm at l’Arche Garden, has already started over on our Facebook page – the first 5 contestants to have collected all coupons will win a prize.



6_128x128Want to sell at L’Arche & RPS & WN Feast Christmas Fayre?

If you would like to participate in the Xmas Fayre on Sunday 4th December, I’d be grateful if you would please email me by 3.00pm on Wednesday 30th November.

Hire a table space (approx 3ft x 4ft) at our Xmas Fayre on Sunday 4th December at L’Arche’s Gothic Lodge, 21 Idmiston Road, West Norwood SE27 9HE. The cost will be £10 – payable on Sunday 4th December, which goes to L’Arche, who will be providing tables (indoors and outdoors) and some weather protection. If you would like to bring your own gazebo, please let us know.

Stallholders will need to set up on site at Gothic Lodge from 9.00-9.30am on Sunday 4th December and the Fayre will run alongside the Christmas Feast (on and around Norwood Road/Norwood High Street) from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

We do ask stallholders NOT to sell greetings cards (unless they feature prints of the maker’s own original artworks/photographs), candles or christmas wreaths, please, in order to avoid competing with those products that are handcrafted by the L’Arche charity community.


West Norwood Feast are also selling their new 2017 Calendar so keep an eye out for that Feast fans!


Also The Stitch will have their fundraising stall at the main Feast area in the Church Grounds so check out those handmade goodies – great for stocking fillers too and Christmas decorations all made to help keep the community group free for everyone 🙂

As well as the huge blanket that is being made with WN Feast to help support the South London Refugee Association.

Have a look at The Stitch blog posts which have lovely photos too.




Oval Christmas Farmers Market

Oval Farmers Christmas Market Poster 2016




Herne Hill Market

Herne Hill Market logo

Congratulations to Herne Hill Market for winning the Time Out Love London awards – it’s not a surprise really 😉

We and L’Arche will be back at Herne Hill Market on the 18th December

Herne Hill Market Winner of Time Out London 2016