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  • The churchyard in Waterloo #5: about campsis and echiums

    We're now exploring the Churchyard at St John's Waterloo, its history, its plants and its kind carers. Jonathan Trustram, from the Churchyard, writes about two of the plants. Our campsis (C. radicans) is the most long-suffering plant in the churchyard. It grows by the railings against Waterloo Road, near the cork oak. Jonathan Trustram is a gardening volunteer at the Churchyard of St John's Waterloo.

  • The churchyard in Waterloo #7: Box moth and caterpillars

    Over the last few weeks, we've been exploring the Churchyard at St John's Waterloo, its history, its plants and its kind carers. Jonathan Trustram, from the Churchyard, shares with us a note about sparrows which he wrote back in Spring 2018. The first scouts had arrived in Waterloo late last autumn (2017), advancing from Stockwell and Camberwell where they have entirely consumed just about every single ball, mound, hedge and pyramid of box. He was just passing through, never been there before, but he liked sitting in the churchyard, said it was peaceful. Jonathan Trustram is a gardening volunteer at the Churchyard of St John's Waterloo.

  • The churchyard in Waterloo #1: Plant Portraits

    Following World Environment Day, we're now exploring the Churchyard at St John's Waterloo, a historic green oasis in the heart of London. Jonathan Trustram from the Churchyard of St John's, provide us with interesting article about plants (and images) from the same garden. 1. There are several of this indigofera's more common cousin, I. heterantha in the churchyard. Jonathan Trustram is a gardening volunteer at the Churchyard of St John's Waterloo.

  • The churchyard in Waterloo #6: Gardening against Adversity, thoughts on a line from Virgil

    Jonathan Trustram, a volunteer at the Churchyard at St John's Waterloo, has been helping us explore the garden's history, its plants and its kind carers. When I worked in St Mungo's gardening project, Putting Down Roots, in which homeless people, mostly living in St Mungo's hostels, came out – for some it was a coming out – to do voluntary gardening, St John's churchyard in Waterloo, long a place for street drinking, drug taking and rough sleeping was one of our gardens; though scarcely a garden in the beginning, and a favourite spot for drinkers was under a big pollarded plane tree. The city itself is a kind of protection for the churchyard, its great walls of brick, concrete and steel keeping out aphids and slugs, acting as a kind of cordon sanitaire against disease, at a cost, of course, the cost of pollution, but the pollutants are more harmful to people than plants. Jonathan Trustram is a gardening volunteer at the Churchyard of St John's Waterloo.

  • The churchyard in Waterloo #4: Jonathan tells the story of Putting Down Roots

    We're now exploring the Churchyard at St John's Waterloo, its history, its plants and its kind carers. Jonathan Trustram, from the Churchyard, reflects on the recent stories of the churchyard. In SE1 we worked on Waterloo Green, Emma Cons garden opposite the Old Vic, Mint Street Park and St George's churchyard in the Borough. Gradually our work at Waterloo Green, Emma Cons garden, Mint Street Park, Archbishop's Park and St George's churchyard dried up. Jonathan Trustram is a gardening volunteer at the Churchyard of St John's Waterloo.

  • The churchyard in Waterloo #3: Remembering the volunteers at Putting Down Roots

    We're now exploring the Churchyard at St John's Waterloo, its history, its plants and its kind carers. Jonathan Trustram from the Churchyard of St John's, remembers with fondness the volunteers. In SE1 we worked on Waterloo Green, Emma Cons Garden opposite the Old Vic, Mint Street Park and St George's churchyard in the Borough. Jonathan Trustram is a gardening volunteer at the Churchyard of St John's Waterloo.

  • The churchyard in Waterloo #2: Ideas towards a herb garden in Waterloo

    Following World Environment Day, we're now exploring the Churchyard at St John's Waterloo, a historic green oasis in the heart of London. So many of these plants are familiar already to us in Waterloo. The cardoon, which has already marched across from St John’s to Waterloo Green, is there. He told his next-door neighbour, one of Waterloo’s assistants. Jonathan Trustram is a gardening volunteer at the Churchyard of St John's Waterloo.

  • Artists in Waterloo #3 - Susan Haire

    Every Tuesday for the duration of Waterloo Festival 2020, we'll be meeting an artist who either lives in or is connected to Waterloo. Susan Haire, our guest this week, not only lives and has a studio in Waterloo but was also the curator of 'Nothing Endures but Change', a sculpture exhibition in St John’s churchyard for Waterloo Festival 2018. My studio has been in The Cello Factory, in Waterloo, since 2006. I have made Leavers’ work from litter I’ve picked-up in the street and put in my pocket while walking around Waterloo (13, 14).

  • Press Release: Waterloo Festival 2021

    RESPAIR: WATERLOO FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE RETURN OF HOPE May and June 2021 Waterloo Festival, an annual celebration of the arts, community and heritage hosted by St John’s Waterloo, will return for its 11th year from early May until the end of June 2021. Waterloo Festival Director Euchar Gravina explained: “Respair fell out of use many centuries ago but we’ve chosen it as the title of Waterloo Festival 2021 because during May and June, we’re going to be celebrating the brighter future that Covid vaccines herald and the rebirth of real-life creativity and shared experience.” Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Vicar of St John’s Waterloo and Chair of Waterloo Festival, said: “It is our sincere hope that this year’s Waterloo Festival will provide the opportunities we’re all longing for to gather in person. Waterloo Festival 2021 will be one last celebratory fling before it disappears under cladding until re-opening in May 2022, ready to serve the community for centuries ahead. KEEP UP TO DATE If you are not already subscribed, do sign up to the St John’s Waterloo newsletter for Festival updates.

  • Waterloo Lives

    from The Museum of Things That Dont's Stand Still To finish off Waterloo Festival 2020, we're exhibiting a project by postgraduate students at the University of Westminster. 'Waterloo Lives' features collected memories from Waterloo and North Lambeth residents. Devised over the course of Spring 2019 by students following an MA in Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture and in collaboration with St John's Waterloo, this project was first exhibited at the Tate Exchange as part of 'The Museum of Things That Don't Stand Still'. The original interactive installation was built around a map laid down on the floor, encouraging people to step in and trace the streets of Waterloo.

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