ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

“The Waterloo Festival is an annual celebration in June of arts, community and heritage in the artistic heart of London. It aims to bring together local communities, the wider audience of London and world-class professionals to create new work, discover new connections and to be a source of hope and transformation. It builds on and draws inspiration from Waterloo’s rich history and its unique position on the Southbank fringe. The programme varies from orchestral concerts to contemporary music, from poetry to singing, from walks and green activities to outdoor sculpture exhibitions and discussions on social issues.”
Euchar Gravina, Artistic Director

WHO ARE WE?

“The Waterloo Festival was launched a couple of years ago by St. John’s Waterloo. It has since then developed to incorporate not only members of the congregation as well as staff members at St. John’s but also several prominent individuals in the wider community of Waterloo and North Lambeth. This ever-growing group constantly seeks out collaborators and partners within the artistic and business community of the local area, such as Morley College and The Cello Factory as well as leading community organisations like Coin Street Community Builders.”

Canon Giles Goddard, Chair

 

WHY IS THERE A WATERLOO FESTIVAL?

“The Waterloo Festival was launched by St. John’s Waterloo as a means of celebrating and reaching out to the local community and the wider audience of London through a focus on arts and heritage. Additionally, over the last few years, it continued to expand with the aim of creating bridges between the artistic life of the area and of those who live, work and study in it as well as telling the story of Waterloo.”

Canon Giles Goddard, Chair

“We believe the Festival has the potential of offering a unique platform for connections to be made between different local communities, artists and visitors through arts, discussions and celebrations. With St. John’s as our main base, we are also privileged to carry the 1951 banner of the ‘Festival Church’ and hope to revive the legacy of the Festival of Britain’s impact on this fast-changing area of London.”

Sarah Dallas, Communications Manager

 

WHO IS THE FESTIVAL FOR? HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

“The Waterloo Festival is open to everyone and especially to those who have connections with Waterloo or wish to explore the area's heritage and artistic scene, as well as its community. You can participate by attending the events, engaging with our activities or even signing up to be a volunteer! If you’re an artist, a historian, a local activist or have something to share and wish to participate directly in the Festival, get in touch with us!”

Euchar Gravina, Artistic Director

Euchar Gravina, Artistic Director

Giles Goddard, Chair

Sarah Dallas, Communications

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ABOUT US

The Waterloo Festival is an annual summer festival of arts and inspiration, held in and around St John's Waterloo. It celebrates arts, music, ideas and new talent in a beautiful setting in the beating artistic heart of London.

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St John's Waterloo

Waterloo Road

London SE1 8TY

Contact us at: festival@stjohnswaterloo.org

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