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 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

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


Jude Caisley



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)


L’Arche & RPS Christmas Fayre – collect coupons for a prize!

L’Arche & RPS Christmas Fayre – collect coupons for a prize!

L'Arche Christmas Decorations - pin cone wreathsL’Arche Christmas Decorations – pin cone ready to be made in to Christmas Wreaths – will be available for sale at the Xmas Fayre.

L'Arche and RPS Christmas Fayre flyer

Spoil yourself and your loved ones this winter with unique hand crafted gifts from our annual Christmas Market!

With a vast array of exciting traditional hand made prints, paintings, cards, textiles and jewellery, our local artists and makers’ stalls will be sure to have something for everyone, so come along and shop until you drop with the added knowledge that you are supporting West Norwood’s creative community.

Our staff will be on hand to supply warming Christmas treats and music to get you into the festive spirit!

Face painting, Christmas Decorations workshop, Live Music, festive cake pops too.



L’Arche & RPS shop window is looking festive

RunnyCustard RPS LArche Window Xmas 2015 001

Baubles made by L’Arche members



How cute is this toy train! (courtesy of Agnes)

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Here’s a few more photos of the shop…


Collect the festive coupons to win a prize

Christmas Coupons to collect to win a prise

click the image above to visit the Facebook event page to collect all 12 coupons – they are shared on twitter too – you can also collect from the main RPS facebook page – see the sidebar 🙂

ps: a huge thank you to Agnès Baumont/The Right Stuff for designing all the posters (for L’Arche events as well as for the RPS group) and to Kudret & Aytekin from Odek for printing all the leaflets & posters.

L’Arche Christmas Concert

click to visit the FB event page

The L’Arche London Arkclub Theatre group would like to invite you to their Christmas Concert at All Saints Church, West Dulwich.

Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7.30pm!



Upcoming Events at L’Arche London UK – West Norwood

Saturday 5th September

L’Arche Garden Open Day

Elaine (Bunting & Pops) Husband’s band will be playing 🙂

L'Arche Open Gardens

Saturday 3rd October

Candle making workshop

I want to go to this – they really have excelled at the new candle shapes! hope to take photos too 🙂 (Lenny)

Sunday 22nd November

L’Arche and RPS Christmas Fayre  – 11.00am–5.00pm @ l’Arche Gardens.

We will be inviting more local makers to sell at the market – more information available soon.

South Norwood Community Festival – Photos of the Day


The day started off with rain and many stalls didn’t turn up but the sun came out and most of us went home burnt!

Whilst most people enjoyed the music, sunshine and the rather nice breezes, the stall holders had to cling to their work to stop it flying away.

This blog post is also featured on RunnyCustard’s main blog – photo copyright Lenny Carter –

Here’s the ladies standing still and NOT pole dancing!!!

Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival

Here’s Rock Paper Scissors shared table – being part of a collective means ‘newbies’ can help each other 🙂

Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival
Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival



Uchie a RPS member (Jewellery) had her own stall

Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival

Mandy is a RPS member (painted pots/plants) too and sells at HandMade Palace in Crystal Palace most weeks.

Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival


Here’s a few photographs of the day (the sunny part!)


Website – click images to visit

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South Norwood Community Festival

South Norwood Community Festival

South Norwood Community Festival

Sunday, 5th July 2015 – 11am to 7pm

South Norwood Recreation Ground

South Norwood Community Festival is a free family event a few minute’s walk from Norwood Junction station.

Organised by volunteers to raise money for local charities, SNCF 2015 has a fun fair, music of all kinds, food of every description, and a varied programme of events.

SNCF builds on last year’s successful festival in the park with local legends Boston Brew, Birdogg, Ruby Red, Famous Last Words and Blues Hammer performing, along with another dozen or so bands on the main ‘Roger Piner’ stage.

There is also a second stage, DJ zone, arts and crafts stalls, a wide variety of food and of course a beer tent. We would like to thank all of the local businesses and sponsors who make this event possible.

This festival is for EVERYONE, it’s free, and it’s friendly. (quote from website)


Say Hi to our members who will be on a shared stall: (click images to see them larger!)

Lenny from RunnyCustard & RunnyCustardMakes will be bringing a selection of oddball furry creatures as well as some illustration & photographic prints.





  • Lenny Carter – RunnyCustard
    Lenny Carter – RunnyCustard
    Photographer, Designer - Art, Textiles & Plush
Lenny Carter – RunnyCustard
Photographer, Designer - Art, Textiles & Plush

    I’m a freelance Photographer, Retoucher and Designer living in London. I’m also known to dabble in Surface Pattern Design, Arts & Crafts and even Stop Motion Puppets!

    Skills and Experience

    • Website Creation & Social Media Platform set up for small business, individuals and Artists/Makers
    • Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and more.
    • Professional level Photographer.
    • Experience in pattern design, comics, stop motion animation, DTP, typesetting, darkroom print/processing & some film editing.

    I’ve got involved with Rock Paper Scissors group through Makerhood Lambeth who help to teach, support and promote local makers and/or people who wish to start their own business.

    I also co-host ‘The Stitch’, helping new makers in learning new skills in sewing, up-cycling, mending existing clothing and other creative textile projects. Also, assisting with the group’s creator with website creation and social media promotion: including: photography, editing and other technical issues.

    I’m also helping a traditional painter with their photographic and artwork archive, training in software/database and the creation of greeting cards and other products to feature in an Art / Photo Book creation.

    Please visit my main website at RunnyCustard and if you see any work that you are interested in then please contact me and I’m more than happy to help!

    I also licence through Arcangel Images and ‘Works In Print’ offer a corporate service to install my Art in Offices in London and surrounding areas.



    Elizabeth Tabi will be bringing a selection of her crochet and knitted accessories such as:


    Bill – Bill Hull Photography will be bringing a range of photographic prints, framed, unframed, of various sizes as well as greeting cards

    • Bill Hull
      Bill Hull
      Freelance Photographer & Visual Designer
    Bill Hull
    Freelance Photographer & Visual Designer

      When I started in photography, large format plate and rostrum sheet film cameras were normal in studios. I processed and printed (darkroom work) with such formats, in my personal and freelance work I’ve used 35mm SLR’s and large format 6×6 cm twin-lens film cameras. I am familiar with both old and new techniques. Manipulation and enhancement in the past was completed in darkrooms and or as screen prints, but nowadays I use DSLR’s and digital applications, such as Adobe’s Creative Suite – PhotoShop, Illustrator; Lightroom, Affinity – Photo/Design, etc.

      For more than forty years, I have been working as a photographer in London, England, a location that is reflected in my work. I try to capture my part of the world as I observe it and sometimes play with the results (retouch, enhance and manipulate images). I presently sell my work as prints (enlargements) and greetings cards to local businesses including, for example, giftware shops, florists, bookshops and art framers in London at locations of Clapham, Dulwich, Herne Hill and Brixton together with distribution throughout the UK and internationally to offices and homes in the USA and Australia.

      Speciality work includes

      • Product placement studio pack-shots (still-life); studio location food photography/videos; studio location portraits
      • Public relations (PR)
      • Digital image manipulation; processing; retouching; enhancements
      • Teaching photography
      • Land/City/Sea and Waterscapes

      Other skills

      • Typography;
      • DTP/design & scanning;
      • Information technology on Macs
      • Screen printing
      • Pre/post-production video camera & editing

      In my work as a commercial freelance food photographer/video cameraman, I contributed to the publishers Thomson and Cengage, for their Professional Chef and Food & Beverage Services range of books and online videos. I have also taught photography and darkroom skills to others, running courses that demystify photography and simplifying the developing process to all ages and abilities.



      Festival Map

      The below map details the layout of this year’s Festival in South Norwood’s Recreation Ground, near Norwood Junction Train and Overground station. – map and transport info provided by South Norwood Festival website – click images to visit their website.

      South Norwood Community Festival 2015 Map

      The park is 14 acres and has three entrances; the main entrance is on Cargreen Road, just 5 minutes from Norwood Junction Train Station. There are also seven main bus routes surrounding the park and there is parking in surrounding roads.

      Buses: 196, 75, 197, 312, 130, 157, 410 & 468 (468 is 5-10 minutes walk)

      Website – click images to visit

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