JUNE 8TH 2018

WATERLOO was for many years in the 1980s and 90s the centre of homelessness in London. Its pedestrian underpasses were the site of ‘Cardboard City’.


Today, homelessness is back on the capital’s agenda, with the UK’s housing crisis affecting many Londoners. As a parish church with strong community links, St John’s has been at the forefront of those affected by lack of housing opportunity.


On Friday June 8th, the Waterloo Festival hosted two opportunities to get involved in this crucial issue affecting so many of us. 

Our House: London's Housing Crisis
Panel Discussion
Friday June 8th, 7pm, St John's Waterloo

Anna Minton, author of ‘Big Capital’, James Murray, London's Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, Jennifer Brathwaite, Lambeth Council's housing councillor, and  Tony Devenish of the GLA joined a panel discussion on the housing challenges facing Londoners. 7pm, St John's Waterloo.


This event has now taken place. Visit our Festival Gallery to see photos.

Festival Sleep-Out
Friday June 8th - Sat 9th
St John's Waterloo Churchyard

Waterloo Festival was thrilled to be offering a Festival Sleep-Out in St. John’s Churchyard on June 8th, to raise funds for the ROBES night-shelter. ROBES has helped thousands of homeless Londoners find a bed for the night during the coldest winter months.

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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.


St John's Waterloo

Waterloo Road

London SE1 8TY

Contact us at: festival@stjohnswaterloo.org

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