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! ūüôā

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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‚Äď4pm 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 ūüôā

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 ūüėČ

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 ūüôā

We hope to see you there!

 

City & Country Farmers’ Markets – Oval

City & Country Farmers’ Markets – Oval

L‚ÄôArche 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 caf√© area to eat some of the delicious food on offer ‚Äď 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.

(paragraph taken from the CCFM website)

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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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 RunnyCustard Makes

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

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 ūüôā

Note: The Stitch community group has been cancelled for that day Рplease check out their website for more news Рthey 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 ūüôā

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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