Waterloo Festival 2018

As we enter June our excitement is building for the highly anticipated Waterloo Festival 2018.

This month Waterloo Festival returns to celebrate our community, heritage and location in the heart of the South Bank through arts, activities and collaboration.

This year’s theme is ‘transforming minds” and is home to a jam-packed programme of fun activities and events for every age.

Alongside attending the festival, we are delighted to be involved in a range of activities from walks to talks and more.

Transforming London: Community in Action – Saturday 9 June at 11am and 1pm

Join our Head of Youth and Community Programmes, Natalie Bell and Coin Street Community Builders board member George Nicholson, as they lead a guided walk around the Coin Street site. Discover more about the history of the area and the Coin Street campaign – from someone involved in the 1970s and 80s; hear what it’s like to live and work at the Oxo Tower, and find out who Bernie Spain Gardens are named after. All this and more will be revealed on the walk with stops at the roof garden of the Coin Street neighbourhood centre, Bernie Spain Gardens, Oxo Tower Wharf, and Rambert studios. The walks are free and participants will meet people active in the community along the way. Find out more about this event here.

Panel discussion: What will our community look like in 30 years? – Tuesday 12 June, 7.00pm

Waterloo is at a crucial point in its history, with redevelopment and change already underway. This evening of ideas and exchange brings together urban thinkers and local activists to discuss change, community and local action. Chaired by Canon Giles Goddard, Vicar of St John’s Waterloo, with context setting and introduction by George Nicholson, local resident and board member of Coin Street Community Builders. Panel members include James Asfa of Citizens UK; Baroness Jenny Jones of the Green Party; Amir Khan, Chair of Bankside Residents Forum; and Kofi Oppong of Urban MBA. Find out more about this event here.

Waterloo Festival Garden Party – Saturday 24 June, 3-5.30pm

Join us at St John’s for a traditional garden party with afternoon tea. Our Youth and Community Programmes team will be leading family activities including games and arts and crafts. Followed by Evensong with the choir in St John’s. Find out more about this event here.

We are looking forward to collaborating with local organisations and members of the community to create a diverse and entertaining festival. For Waterloo Festival’s full programme of events click here.