events

May & June 2021

 

Below, is the programme of events of this year's edition of Waterloo Festival. Over the coming weeks, the list will be updated with new events, so keep an eye out for any additions!

 

You can access the events via the list below, sorted chronologically (desktop-only), or via the calendar further down. You can also see events according to their category (music, arts & heritage, community).

With guidelines around the easing of social restrictions being updated by the Government every few weeks, the list below might be changed with short-notice to reflect new regulations. The majority of events listed below will fall after the proposed start of Stage 3 (no earlier than 17th May) and measures to ensure social-distancing will be in place for indoor and outdoor events at St John's and other venues.

  • 27 Jun 2021, 15:00 – 18:30
    Churchyard, St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    Traditional garden party with afternoon tea, music, dance and children’s games. Featuring students from Morley College. Followed by Evensong with the choir in St John’s. Garden Party, 3pm. Evensong, 5.30pm. Free. Join us!
  • 26 Jun 2021, 19:30 – 20:45
    St John's Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    Join The Messengers - featuring musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and others with lived experience of homelessness.
  • 26 Jun 2021, 12:30 – 13:30
    Gabriel's Wharf - South Bank Promenade, Gabriel's Wharf, London SE1, UK
    Join Baluji Shrivastav OBE and members of the Inner Vision Orchestra for a special series of Blind Spot musical events. Free. Supporter by Arts Council England. In collaboration with Coin Street.
  • 25 Jun 2021, 19:30 – 20:30
    Holst Room, Morley College London, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7HT, UK
    “Happy We! What joys I feel!”, with these Handel’s words from Acis and Galatea, Katarzyna and Pawel reunite in a two-harpsichord recital featuring a light-hearted programme of Couperin, Handel, and Mozart.
  • 24 Jun 2021, 21:00 – 22:05
    St John's Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    The world's finest classical musicians come to the safely socially-distanced interior of St John's Waterloo, in partnership with Spotlight Chamber Concerts. Bruch, Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 Strauss, Cello Sonata, Op. 6, TrV 115 Dvorak, Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 Le Beau, Cello Sonata in D, Op. 170
  • 23 Jun 2021, 21:00 – 22:05
    St John's Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    The world's finest classical musicians come to the safely socially-distanced interior of St John's Waterloo, in partnership with Spotlight Chamber Concerts. Mozart, Divertimento in E-flat, K. 563 Schubert, Trio in B-flat, D. 471
  • 22 Jun 2021, 19:30 – 20:30
    St John's Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    An immersive concert experience curated and composed by Nonclassical Associate Composer Yfat Soul Zisso.
  • 21 Jun 2021, 20:00 – 21:15
    St John's Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    On Midsummer's Eve, Racontesse and Flux Soup Productions present an immersive storytelling experience. "For those who fail to respect the earth and her secrets, let this be a warning." Henry Scott, The Heart of a Heartless World.
  • 20 Jun 2021, 18:30 – 19:45
    St John's Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    The Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra present the winner of the ERSO Soloist of the Year, Grady Hassan, who will perform Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto. The concert will conclude with Beethoven’s compelling Eight Symphony.
  • 19 Jun 2021, 21:00 – 27 Jun 2021, 18:00
    Old Crypt, St John's Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    The London Group present a collaborative exhibition, a multi-sensory experiment part mobile kinetic sculpture and part audiovisual projection collage. Free.
  • 19 Jun 2021, 19:30 – 20:45
    St John's Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    A selection of masterpieces by J.S. Bach. Horatio Clare | host/narrator Gabriella Noble | soprano John Warner | conductor Featuring extracts from: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut (BWV 199) Wir danken dir, Gott (BWV 29) Ich have genug (BWV 82) Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (BWV 202)
  • 18 Jun 2021, 19:00 – 20:15
    St John's Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    The Inner Vision Orchestra, the world's only professional ensemble of blind musicians, brings music from across the globe to St John's.
  • 17 Jun 2021, 21:00 – 22:05
    St John's Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    The world's finest classical musicians come to the safely socially-distanced interior of St John's Waterloo, in partnership with Spotlight Chamber Concerts. Haydn, Quartet in B-flat, Op. 33, No. 4 Schumann, Quartet in A minor, Op. 41
  • 17 Jun 2021, 19:30 – 20:30
    Morley College London (Waterloo Campus), 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7HT, UK
    The Morley Chamber Orchestra commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of this French composer (1835–1921) with a concert featuring his Suite for orchestra op. 49 and the Piano Concerto no 2 op. 22. Piano: Petros Moschos
  • 16 Jun 2021, 18:00 – 20:30 BST
    St John’s Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    Antiques expert and Feibusch collector Marc Allum in conversation with Hans Feibusch’s grandson Paul Werth - part of "A Jewish Jesus: Art and Faith in the Shadow of WWII".
  • 16 Jun 2021, 09:30 – 20:30 BST
    St John’s Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    St John’s Waterloo, home to two magnificent murals by Hans Feibusch, is hosting a one-day conference to address these issues on Wednesday 16th June, 2021, 9.30am- 5.30pm followed by a reception and chat. The conference is held in association with Art+Christianity and Insiders/Outsiders.
  • 13 Jun 2021, 14:00 – 15:00
    St John's Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    An introduction to one of the most enigmatic pieces by one of the world’s most celebrated composers. The Ernest Read Symphony will unpack the twists and turns of this joyful but confusing piece!
  • 11 Jun 2021, 21:00 – 22:05
    St John's Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY, UK
    The world's finest classical musicians come to the socially-distanced interior of St John's Waterloo, in partnership with Spotlight Chamber Concerts. Beethoven, Violin Sonata in F, Op. 24, 'Spring' Beethoven, Violin Sonata in A, Op. 47, 'Kreutzer
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