Keep on Twisting… The Future

Keep on Twisting… The Future

The last Twist on Station Rise market has now passed but the Twist Traders are still trading!


“We are extremely proud of organising a successful event in an alleyway that had never seen anything like it before. Many of the traders used Twist to launch themselves and new products and are now trading at others spots around Lambeth.

We even have some in a central Brixton shop – which is great. We have proved a street market can happen in this space – and we hope the Tulse Hill community will drive forward new markets there” – Lydia Gardner – Tree Shepherd

Forest Summer Fayre

Forest Network Lambeth

Diverse Gifts & Forest Network Lambeth

Diverse Gifts, Coldhabour Lane in Brixton.

Tree Shepherd, The Forest Network and Diverse Gifts have come together with Twist traders and other local makers, artists and small business in Lambeth to show case their work for a 10 week venture.

Just some of the Twist Traders featured at Diverse:

  • Nicole Briscoe Handmade Jewellery
  • Sophia Samra Crystaliving Jewellery
  • Laura Orsini Sa(l)vage Art Decoupage Works
  • Snezana Nikolic Y Kairos Tailored Children’s Clothes
  • Tohuy Tran Sew Unique handsewn Range
  • Dionne Wright Dee Naturals Natural Afro Merchandise
  • Stephanie Castro Caley’s Apothecary
  • Karen Clarke Urbundant Caribbean Gift Chutneys
  • Hamid Sajedi-Shaker Fine Teas & Honeys
  • Will Kerr Blooming Brixton Plants

The photos below are from the Launch of the Forest Summer Fayre at Diverse Gifts and the showcase will continue until 27th July so please pop along to support the local community and new business.

Tree Shepherd & Forest Network come together for a showcase of work by local Artist, Makers and Crafters on a 10 week event at Diverse Gift Shop - Coldhabour Lane, Brixton.

Lydia Gardner’s Abstract Paintings are featured too


Tree Shepherd & Forest Network come together for a showcase of work by local Artist, Makers and Crafters on a 10 week event at Diverse Gift Shop - Coldhabour Lane, Brixton.

More ‘Twistees’ have been spotted at West Norwood Feast!

Including these two who were next to each other – the members have all mentioned that they loved the networking with other newbies and established sellers as they learn’t so much more and found new opportunities, which will help them grow!

Karen Clarke Urbundant Caribbean Gift Chutneys

Elia Olive Oil

Stephanie Caley of Caley’s Apothecary was featured on The Saturday Show talking herbal medicine with Gaby Roslin & Sunetra Sarka.

Click the image to view the short clip at Caley’s Apothecary facebook page.

The Saturday Show, Channel 5 Stephanie was talking "Healthy Herbs" with Gaby Roslin, discussing the latest research on the use of Rosemary for memory, herbs for hay fever & more.


A HUGE thank you to all our traders, sponsors and the public who supported this project and we hope to continue helping each other in the future!

ThankYou You are Amazing and Thank you for your support

No really… you are!

Southern Rail supports the Twist

Southern Rail supports the Twist

Our local community market would never have started without such support as was given by Southern Rail.

Southern Rail have been sponsoring the market from the start and will continue to support any Twist related markets after the initial 6 months for another 18 months and letting us use the alley space.

Dominic Area Manager outside Tulse Hill Station

Dominic, the Area Manager at  Station gives the go ahead for doorway planters created and provided by L’Arche London UK in West Norwood – we will be giving more info on this project soon.

It does really show how local business big and small do care about their local community and wish to help others, it’s great to find out about this type of help and support when it can so easily be missed!

We give a huge thank you to Southern Rail.



24/7 Magazine Mention of the Twist

Have you seen the latest 24/7 magazine?

RunnyCustard 247 Magazine Twist Spring 2016-0002-2

Lovely mention of our community market in 24/7 Magazine and we have just two more Markets – 28th April (next Thursday) and 26th May.

The magazine gives local news for West Norwood and is an independent magazine run solely by Hilary Bryan – follow her at @westnorwood247 on twitter.

Caley’s Apothecary update…

Caley’s Apothecary organic herbal tea blends, herbs and spices, essential oils & base oils for aromatherapy can also be found at Diverse Gifts in Brixton’s Coldhabour Lane for a 10 week pop-up. (follow Diverse via Facebook and Twitter)

Caley's Apothecary

Lantana Estates loves to Twist too!

Lantana Estates loves to Twist too!

After the generosity of Twist blog post about Owen at Lazy Rhubarb for the first 3 months of electricity supplied to Twist we are proud to announce the next 3 months of power will be coming from Lantana Estates.


Electricity provided by Lantana Estates for March to May

Lantana Estates show how local business like to help their community and fellow business to get started.


As your local estate agency, Lantana Estates are passionate about supporting local initiatives, whenever possible.  We are a small, independent estate agency based in the heart of Tulse Hill. We are a dynamic and professional property sales, lettings and management agency.   We provide a bespoke and tailored personal service that caters to everything you are looking for in your ideal home.

Cindy Coetzee

You can find Lantana Estates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – click below icons to visit their online spaces and say Thank You!

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Warren Apartments
8a Station Rise
London SE27 9BW
Tel: 020 3137 0246

Photographs provided by Lantana Estates of their lovely building which forms part of ‘Twist’ Alley

Lazy Rhubarb loves the Twist!

Lazy Rhubarb loves the Twist!

Thank you Owen from all the Twistees and from everyone at Tree Shepherd


Owen believes in supporting local business (he sells local artists work in his coffee shop!) and to the local community which is at the heart of this project – Owen has given a huge helping hand to the Twistees at Twist on Station Rise market – he has provided much needed electricity to all the stall holders for 3 months since the start and we want to say thank you.


Lazy Rhubarb is a coffee shop and deli in Tulse Hill. They offer a range of artisan products such as luxury chocolate bars, fab cakes and home-cooked ready meals to take home –  all in a very relaxed cosy warm place which is great to chill out after a long day of work or meet with friends at the weekend!


Owen from Lazy Rhubarb - giving to the local community and business

As you can see the lights give a warm inviting look to cold winter nights!

Twist on Station Rise - Tulse Hill SE27

Sadly for the local community and Twist this is the last week as Owen will be going onto new adventures.

This is the last week of Rhubarb. We close this Thursday at 2PM. It has been a great couple of years serving you coffee and sandwiches but it is time for a new challenge. Opening hours this week are as follows: Wednesday 7-7 and Thursday 7-2. From 5 on Thursday there will be some drinks at Lazy Rhubarb to mark the closing. It would be great to see as many of you as possible. Thank you – Owen

We wish you well Owen – we appreciate your help and support! Please visit Owen to wish him well on his new adventure!

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More Treats at Twist

More Treats at Twist

We have even more treats for you at this Thursday’s Twist Market


This time it’s from the lovely Jen from

Batch & Co Better Health & Wealth


Wanting to get fit & healthy for 2016? Maybe this will help… and check out the previous blog post on this site to see another great healthy offer.


Batch & Co January offer at Twist Market


Jen would love to see you and If you pop by & show her this screen grab – either from this website or from the facebook page., then you get 15 % off if you order & buy any product on the day .

Batch & Co January offer at Twist Market

Batch & Co January offer at Twist Market

You can thank her when you see her!


SewUnique - Huy Tran and Caley's Apothercary - Stephanie Gonzalez-Castro


 Do remember that Twist on Station Rise market has lots of regular stall holders and each month features newbies who are testing out their fledgling business so please visit to say hi and give them a confidence boost!



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