The Waterloo Festival is an annual celebration of arts, community and heritage run by St John’s Church. During lockdown in May and June 2020, we brought our festival online and now it's over...or is it? ​ 

Drawing of the garden at St John's Waterloo by David Bassadone


Featuring La La Land by Peter Avery as it appeared in Nothing Endures But Change:

An outdoors sculpture exhibition curated by Susan Haire, Waterloo Festival 2018

We've had a blast bringing you innovative art and creativity both from the local community and around the world and because of an overwhelmingly positive public response, we’ve decided to keep the website LIVE for the foreseeable future.


That means you can dip into this online treasure trove any time you like. And we’ll be continuing to post new content – just not quite as frequently as over the last two months. We’ll also be working on some big new arts and community projects for the year ahead.

Moreover, check out the new page 'arts at St John's Waterloo' for all things creative happening at our base over the coming months.

Waterloo Festival 2020 is over but creativity continues. We weren’t rebuilt in 1951 as the Festival of Britain church for nothing! Please sign up for our St John’s Waterloo newsletter so that we can keep you up-to-date.


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Find us at:

St John's Waterloo

Waterloo Road

London SE1 8TY

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Website design and illustrations:

Hart Club

David Bassadone