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.


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.)




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.



£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!


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)


St Mark’s Church, The Oval

Saturday 12 March



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.

(paragraph taken from the CCFM website)


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


 Bunting & Pops

Handmade Skandi Cushions


Jude Caisley

Prints and cards featuring bold and vibrant artwork


The Right Stuff Vintage

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


Bill Hull Photography

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


L’Arche London UK

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


Anthony Hodgson

Art Prints and Bracelets for Men



 State of Craft

handmade cards, knitted/crochet accessories and keyrings



 RunnyCustard Makes

handmade creatures and dolls




Photographic Prints and Cards




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


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)


Our Christmas and New Year Opening times…


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


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).


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.


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!