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!

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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.
www.larche.org.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:
www.seetickets.com/go/pimms

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

Christmas with RPS & L’Arche

IT’S CHRISTMAS!

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! 🙂

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Oval Christmas Farmers Market

Oval Farmers Christmas Market Poster 2016

 

 

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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

L’Arche London UK Events

This Friday 4th November

 

This year L’Arche will be showing at Stanley Hall with the performance of TOM THUMB featuring their many talented actors and actresses.

L'Arche London UK Tom Thumb Play

The remaining tickets will be available on the door, but are selling out fast, so if you want to make sure you have a seat: book online!
(Just follow the link to the event below, it includes the link to the ticket website.)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1829137393984084/

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Candle Making Workshop

 

This means that there wont be any Stitch session on the 19th November as L’Arche will be having TWO Candle Making workshops as well as, Christmas card making  – one starts at 1pm and the next session at 3.30pm.

 

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£5 entry fee and the cost of the candle that you make – you will be treated to cake, drinks and possibly waffles… they smell soooo gooooood!

Lots of events coming up so get your calendars organised 🙂

We hope to see you there!

 

Summer Forest Fayre at Diverse Gifts

 

Amarna Stoneworks and Crafts at Diverse Gifts - Brixton

Laura Barnett of Amarna Stoneworks and Crafts will be part of the Tree Shepherd / Diverse Gifts Summer Forest Fayre

Laura recently carved one of the modern gargoyles  at St. Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle – how cool is that!

The Event launches Thursday 5pm until 7pm (invite only – email lydia@treeshepherd.org.uk) and then open daily.

You can find out more about this event on the Tree Shepherd website.

Laura sells jewellery at L’Arche and Markets with RPS so if you are interested in Laura’s work then please contact her via her website or our email address:

Amarna Stoneworks and Crafts

City & Country Farmers’ Markets – Oval

City & Country Farmers’ Markets – Oval

L’Arche and Rock Paper Scissors will be at the City & Country Farmers’ Markets (CCFM)

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St Mark’s Church, The Oval

Saturday 12 March

10.00am-3.00pm

 

It has a very social feel with friends meeting at our designated outdoor café area to eat some of the delicious food on offer – including Oriental Thai food and delicacies from Guadeloupe. If you fancy arts and crafts there are also stallholders selling items such as unique jewellery fashioned from bicycle chains.

The market has proved to be extremely popular not least with the farmers and other food producers who prefer it over other markets, but with shoppers who stagger home with bags full of shopping and come even when the weather is bad.

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Here’s a selection of the goodies that will be available from our collective

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 Bunting & Pops

Handmade Skandi Cushions

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Jude Caisley

Prints and cards featuring bold and vibrant artwork

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The Right Stuff Vintage

Vintage Tins and glassware as well as, brooches, magnets and Artwork featuring Vintage finds

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Bill Hull Photography

Framed Photographic Prints and Greeting Cards of the Local Area & more

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L’Arche London UK

Handmade Candles, Cards and Decoupage Accessories made by members of L’Arche

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Anthony Hodgson

Art Prints and Bracelets for Men

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 State of Craft

handmade cards, knitted/crochet accessories and keyrings

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handmade creatures and dolls

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Photographic Prints and Cards

 

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The Market is just outside Oval Underground Station and next to Kennington Park

Callout for Artists & Makers for the Easter Fayre in West Norwood

The L’Arche charitable community and local maker collective Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) are holding their Easter Fayre at the L’Arche Garden in West Norwood on Sunday 20th March.

In addition to selling L’Arche and RPS art and craft work, limited space is being offered to other local makers. (see below for map and photos of the Garden).

 

L'Arche & RPS Easter Fayre Poster

Up to 12 tables/sections of tables will be available, each with average dimensions of approximately 3 ft by 4 ft.  A variety of tables will be provided in and around the garden of the L’Arche community lodge at 21 Idmiston Road SE27, located inside the garden workshop and greenhouse and outdoors.  While L’Arche will provide the tables and have some tarpaulins and a gazebo to provide protection in the event of bad weather, makers may wish to bring their own covers/gazebos (subject to size and garden location).

Each table/space will cost £15 and all of the fees will go directly to the L’Arche charity.

Further information about L’Arche and RPS, including photos of the L’Arche Garden, can be found at: http://www.larche.org.uk

You can keep up to date on this collaboration via L’Arche and RPS Facebook pages – click images below to visit and follow!

L'Arche London UK Facebook Page

Rock Paper Scissors London Facebook Page

If you are interested in taking part in the fayre, please email both richard.tait@larche.org.uk and makers@rockpaperscissorslondon.co.uk with a description of the work you propose to sell – including photographs, links to your website/blogs/social media sites – and an indication of how many tables/spaces you want to hire, confirmation of your public/product liability insurance, etc. Deadline Sunday 13th March

We would be grateful to receive your email enquiry as soon as possible in order that L’Arche can organise the fayre. L’Arche will notify selected stallholders asap in w/b 14th March.

If you are offered space at the Fayre, you will be asked to provide payment in person at the L’Arche shop on Norwood High Street or via BACS payment by 3.00pm on Friday 18th March (please note that fees will be non-refundable after the 18th March).

Many thanks and we shall hopefully meet you soon.

Photos of L’Arche/RPS Christmas Fayre:

Garden Photos by Bill Hull Photography

 

Mothering Sunday and Easter Card – candle making workshop

Mothering Sunday and Easter card and candle making workshop

Saturday 5 March

L’Arche Craft Workshop – West Norwood

Mothering Sunday and Easter card and candle making workshop

 

Come visit us to make a handmade candle in your favourite colour and match it with a Mother’s Day card using lots of papercraft techniques… stamping, die cuts, stickers and more – go for the fun look or stylish… it’s up to you!

Rock Paper Scissors members will be there to help with the workshops and give crafty tips 🙂

Note: The Stitch community group has been cancelled for that day – please check out their website for more news – they have a google calendar that gets updated with any upcoming projects.

 

 

Pre-Valentines Late Opening Event

Pre Valentines late night shopping at L’Arche London UK

 

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 On Saturday 13 February come shopping and treat yourselves to drinks and nibbles until 7pm

L’Arche’s handcrafted candles that are created with their members in their own workshop have a very long burn time which I’m sure will help your romantic nights with your loved one 🙂

Another Newbie for RPS

Another Newbie for RPS

Introducing Jude Caisley – a bold and vibrant painter with an impressive exhibition list.

 

Jude Caisley

 

Jude Caisley

 

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Jude Caisley

Come visit L’Arche in West Norwood to see her work up close and admire those colours

 

(images are from Jude Caisley’s website)

 

Our Christmas and New Year Opening times…

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Our last shopping day for RPS is tomorrow – Saturday 19th December We will be closed Sunday 20th and the following weekend.

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The shop will be open through the week  as Lidia and the Craft team will close the shop at the end of the day on

23rd December and re-open on 4th January (Monday-Friday).

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RPS will start opening the shop on Saturdays from the Saturday 16th January

no Sunday opening until the West Norwood Feast starts again in April.

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We at Rock Paper Scissors London wish all of L’Arche staff, members and supporters as well as  RPS’s customers a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

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Two Great Events at L’Arche & RPS 12th December

Facebook Event Page for L'Arche Winter Lights - RPS late opening Events

Would you like to give your loved ones something special for Christmas, help your local charity, local makers AND have HUGE FUN?

Come visit L’Arche & RPS on Saturday in West Norwood as we have two events that you will love.

(Kids welcome!)

RPS are local Artists and makers who create one of a kind work which ranges from kids home decor, toys, jewellery, Art, Prints, Ceramics, Cards and don’t forget L’Arche handmade Christmas decoupage decorations, jewellery, wreaths and lots more – come see!

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L’Arche Candle Making Workshop – includes Candle, Cake & Greeting Card

L'Arche Candle making Workshop 12th December

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L’Arche are holding their 2nd, extremely popular candle making workshop.

It starts at 11 am and finishes at 4 pm – be prompt as the introduction will go through each step.
Candles also need time to cool down before the bottom is flattened.

£15 admission fee for 1 Candle, 1 Christmas Card & Cake.
The admission fee goes to the charity.

Please RSVP: craft.london@larche.org.uk

click the image below to see more photographs of the first Candle Making Workshop at L’Arche.

Candle Wax - looks like sweets!

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