• Penny Lecture: Healing the Nation - the Festival of Britain after 70 years
    Morley College London (Waterloo Campus)
    10 Jun, 18:00 – 19:00
    Morley College London (Waterloo Campus), 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7HT, UK
    Some see the 1951 Festival of Britain as an assertion of traditional patriotic values, but Alan Powers will argue that it attempted a difficult task of looking to the past and future, and showing British people a better version of themselves in line with post-war hopes.
  • A Jewish Jesus: Art and Faith in the Shadow of World War II
    St John’s Church, Waterloo
    16 Jun, 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.
  • Hans Feibusch: Marc Allum and Paul Werth
    St John’s Church, Waterloo
    16 Jun, 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".

St John’s Waterloo is a well-known music and arts venue. We host a year-round programme of live events by performers from all over the world and we bring artists and arts organisations together with local people to co-produce projects that reflect the diverse communities around us.

Waterloo Festival 2021: Respair


Every summer we run the annual Waterloo Festival. In 2021, the Festival will return for another edition between early May and the end of June. This year's theme is RESPAIR, an old English word meaning the return of hope after a period of despair. Read more about this here.

In 2020, we took the Festival online and by popular demand have kept its contents live – take a look at the other pages of this website! We’re always open to new collaborations, so if you have an idea you’d like to discuss, we’d love to hear from you. Contact musicdirector@stjohnswaterloo.org.

New and some featured posts from 2020's digital edition


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