presenting sponsor:

HB Reavis

An international workspace provider. Waterloo is home to the company’s upcoming development project of Elizabeth House. Last October, HB Reavis secured resolution to grant planning permission to replace Elizabeth House with new office space, transform the public space around Waterloo Station, create a new pedestrianised retail street and improve access to the South Bank. Take a look at the plans, which even include a publicly accessible one-acre garden promenade, here.​

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supporting local neighbourhood groups, organisations and media:

St John's Waterloo

St John's Waterloo is a church and an arts-community venue on the South Bank, hosting a variety of creative happenings, social justice campaigns and community events. It is also home to Southbank Sinfonia. Through 'Re-Ignite 2021', the venue will be redeveloped into an accessible, open and contemporary state-of-the-art space working with and for professional and amateur artists and the community of Lambeth and London. St John's Waterloo is behind the annual Waterloo Festival.

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Coin Street Community Builders

Coin Street Community Builders are a social enterprise working in Waterloo and North Southwark, London. From a derelict site in 1984 we have created a thriving, diverse, vibrant and welcoming place for people to live, work and play.

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LERA represents the much-loved Roupell Street Conservation Area in London's Waterloo, dating back to 1824.

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Southbank and Waterloo Neighbours is behind South Bank Forum (the key regular gathering for residents, businesses and local authorities where major issues facing the area are discussed) and the new neighbourhood plan, backed by 91% of residents and businesses.

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South Bank Employers Group (SBEG)

Founded 25 years ago, SBEG incorporates 19 members whose resources and energies are pooled to keep South Bank thriving. It strives to ensure South Bank is welcoming, safe and attractive for its 30 million visits a year by providing high-quality destination marketing and delivering crucial security, neighbourhood management and public realm projects.

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WeAreWaterloo is here to tell the world what makes Waterloo a standout London neighbourhood. Dreamers and innovators, disruptors and free-thinkers.

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SE1 News

Local news and information website for London's South Bank, Bankside, Bermondsey, Elephant & Castle and Waterloo.

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National Theatre

The National Threate presents a range of new plays and classics in its three theatres on the South Bank, in London's West End, on tour, and via live broadcast to cinemas around the world.

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The Old Vic

The Old Vic is an independent not-for-profit theatre, a world leader in creativity and entertainment.

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Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre and one of the UK's top five visitor attractions, occupying a prominent riverside location that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames.

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creative partners and supporters:

Hart Club

Hart Club is a new gallery in SE1, championing neurodiversity within the Arts. They commission original artwork that focuses on collaboration, celebrating the differences in artistic approaches through an intersection of ideas and diverse ways of thinking. [Check out our blogpost about Hart Club]

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Illuminated River

A public art commission to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames. The first four bridges are now lit. 

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Historic England

Historic England is the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s spectacular historic environment.

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Art4Minds is a collective that explores the healing potential of shared creative expression.[Check out our blogpost about Art4Minds]

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Rita Says and The Jerico Orchestra

Rita Says and The Jerico Orchestra is a Live Art project dedicated to exploring the link between the history of twentieth-century fine art practise and Avantgarde music. [Check out our blogpost about Rita Says and The Jerico Orchestra]



Flux Soup is a Waterloo based art collective founded in 2010 by Abigail Tripp, Kevin Poulton and Stuart Fisher. They collaborate with fellow artists, film-makers, musicians and poets to showcase unique work in unusual venues. [Check out our blogpost about FluxSoup]

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Morley College London

Morley College has been helping adults in London to learn new skills, develop existing talents or improve their employment opportunities for over a hundred years. We provide a diverse range of over 500 courses to over 10,000 adults every year. [Check out our blogpost about Morley College]

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Morley Radio

A public art commission to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames. The first four bridges are now lit.

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Storyradio is a new monthly podcast dedicated to celebrating the literary short story and all things bookish. Bite-size short fiction for writers and readers everywhere.

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Bridge House Publishing

Bridge House Publishing is an independent publishing house  based in Manchester and specialising in fiction which is a little bit different. We like to give new writers a voice. Run by writers, for writers. All volunteers. [Check out our blogpost about Bridge House Publishing]

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Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra

One of London's leading and longest established amateur orchestras. [Check out our blogpost about ERSO]

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Inner Vision Orchestra

The UK's professional blind orchestra lead by Baluji Shrivastav OBE.

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A non-profit creative space dedicated to support experimental art & music, based in Waterloo. [Check out our blogpost about IKLECTIK]

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Orchestra for the Earth

Orchestra for the Earth (OFE) believes that classical music can and must join the movement to protect our planet. [Check out our blogpost about Orchestra for the Earth]

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Music in Detention

A charity that unleashes the power of music to help people held in UK immigration detention escape the distress of not knowing when they will be free.

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Nonesuch Orchestra

Established in 1961, the Nonesuch Orchestra is a high standard amateur string orchestra taking music into schools across London.  [Check out our blogpost about Nonesuch Orchestra]

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Cardboard Citizens

Cardboard Citizens is an award-winning UK-based theatre company that changes the lives of homeless people through the performing arts.

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The Breathe Key

The Breathe Key is an online space built to support people with breathing techniques to help calm the mind and body, during the Covid-19 lockdown and hopefully, beyond.

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Creative Curve

The Creative Curve is a theatre company based in South London.

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The Calder Bookshop and Theatre

The Calder Bookshop and Theatre is an independent bookshop specialising in theatre, philosophy, and politics. They also put on theatre productions, film screenings, and more in their intimate theatre, located at the back of the bookshop. [Check out our blogpost about The Calder Bookshop and Theatre]

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Platform Southwark

Platform is a contemporary art gallery, theatre, and studio space in Waterloo. It's an artist-run creative hub where people meet, exchange ideas and grow together. They connect emerging practitioners in the arts and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. All their public events are free for the local community of Southwark. [Check out our blogpost about Platform Southwark]

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Waterloo Community Theatre

Waterloo Community Theatre (WCT) makes theatre with, for and about young people. They provide high quality participatory theatre activities for young people aged 8-16 living in north Lambeth/north Southwark. 

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MyLondonHome are central London estate agents and letting agents focused on providing the utmost in professional, transparent and fair customer service.

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Bridge At Waterloo

The Bridge at Waterloo is an innovative education, arts and community project at the beating heart of London. It aims to unlocking potential with tech/digital courses.

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