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  • Festivalcast on Morley Radio #12: The Inner Vision Orchestra

    Euchar Gravina, Artistic Director of the Waterloo Festival, speaks to Baluji Shrivastav OBE and local Kate Portal. Festivalcast, the Waterloo Festival's podcast series, is brought to you by Morley Radio. Baluji and Kate performing at St John's Churchyard, September 2020

  • Artists in Waterloo #10: Colette Kelly

    Throughout Waterloo Festival 2020, we platformed artists who either live in or are connected to Waterloo. At John Calder’s funeral I was asked to pay tribute to John and was delighted to lighten the proceedings by describing my roles in the plays as in: A Dustbin An Urn Buried to my neck in sand (Happy Days) My other link to the Waterloo area came when Gerald Amin produced the musical ‘Ballroom’ at the Waterloo East Theatre and cast me in a glorious cameo role.

  • Waterloo Festival 2020: Lights (half) out!

    Euchar Gravina Artistic Director Sunset is setting at Waterloo Festival 2020. Photo: Thames River from Waterloo Bridge. At the heart of Europe’s largest metropolis, Waterloo is the perfect example of an urban environment. The churchyard at St John's, explored through a series with Jonathan Trustram Photo: Eleanor Bentall Being in the centre of a capital built on the fruits of migration and multiculturalism, Waterloo is a truly ‘transforming community’ with people always coming and going and some leaving behind lasting imprints. John's Waterloo, Waterloo Festival 2019) And finally, we were in touch with a variety of artists living and working in Waterloo, all of whom not only shared their creative work but talked about their process, connections to our area and how the current pandemic was affecting them.

  • Festivalcast on Morley Radio #9: Women of Waterloo

    Recorded remotely between May and June 2020, this episode explores historic figures in Waterloo through new monolouges written by Lorraine Spenceley. The first performance was Brandy at St John’s, Waterloo. In 2018 Creative Curve Theatre Company developed and performed The Blitz Herstory as part of the Waterloo heritage weekend. The Blitz Herstory is a theatrical piece based on memories of Waterloo and South London’s residents during World War II. Festivalcast, the Waterloo Festival's podcast series, is brought to you by Morley Radio.

  • Artists in Waterloo #9: Rachel Wegh

    Throughout Waterloo Festival 2020, we've been platforming artists who either live in or are connected to Waterloo. Rachel is a photographer, filmmaker, writer and lyricist living in Waterloo since 1998. I am also working to producing some online workshops in collaboration with philosopher and psychologist Austin Caffrey, also a Waterloo resident and the host of the Waterloo Philosophy cafes. I have just begun to put together a photography and written history project about Waterloo, specifically focused on the residential properties, people and services that sit to the east of Waterloo Station. Pearman Street, Waterloo VE Day Party 1945 Waterloo History Project Areas The project will take place in three phases as shown on the map.

  • Remembering 'Return to Waterloo' - film review

    by Erin Quigley 'Return to Waterloo' (1984), Ray Davies of ‘The Kinks’ departure into directing, establishes itself as a musical drama that questions the thoughts of a seemingly average commuter (Ken Colley) on his daily, mundane train journey from Guildford to Waterloo. As much as ‘Return to Waterloo’ may have inspired other work, the influence of ‘The Who’s’ 1975 operetta ‘Tommy’ cannot go unmentioned as a huge development in the visual album category. ‘Return to Waterloo’ is Davies’ sole directorial endeavour, which leaves the films cinematographer Roger Deakins to be the films prevailing rock-star. Although ‘Return to Waterloo’ is without question one of the most unknown projects Deakins has shot, it is unreservedly not of peripheral importance. ‘Van Morrison in Ireland’ (1980) and ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ (1980), ‘Return to Waterloo’ is a perfect embodiment of the effortless transition from Deakins’ preliminary work, to his renowned work in major Hollywood motion pictures.

  • Artists in Waterloo #8: Paul Steptoe Riley

    Throughout Waterloo Festival 2020, we've been platforming artists who either live in or are connected to Waterloo. Flux Soup are delighted to feature Paul’s work as part of the Waterloo Festival. Whilst asking our neighbours for pictures for #What is Your Waterloo, we discovered Paul’s online archive so decided he deserved a page of his own. Paul is a street photographer, musician and singer-song-writer who lives and works in Waterloo and has performed at Flux Soup gigs. His black and white photography features many shots of Waterloo, Soho and central London, capturing quirky scenes and the occasional celebrity.

  • The story of Waterloo #9: Eurostar, Waterloo International and Holiday in a Box

    However, it was far from certain that the channel tunnel rail link would terminate at Waterloo. From 1994 to 2007, while Waterloo was the Eurostar terminal, the North Pole depot up in White City, connected to Waterloo via the West London line, was used as the Eurostar depot. Grimshaw's design for Waterloo International Looking down the platform at Waterloo International Waterloo was far from ideal as a terminal, however. Waterloo Station from the air Holiday in a Box When Eurostar started services in 1994 from Waterloo International, it opened the door to Europe. Our first prototype box, Paris in a Box, is inspired by Waterloo’s history of linking London to Paris.

  • Artists in Waterloo #7: Gillian Melling

    Throughout the Waterloo Festival 2020, we've been platforming artists who either live in or are connected to Waterloo. I came to live in Waterloo over 30 years ago when my first child was a baby…. we moved into the Peabody Estate on Stamford Street. We moved 3 more times in Waterloo and each time my bedroom became my studio.

  • Press release: Waterloo Festival on now

    Waterloo Festival, an online extravaganza of art, music, environment and heritage and a celebration of the diverse communities of Waterloo and the South Bank, is now fully underway and running throughout June 2020. Festival Director Euchar Gravina said: “I’d encourage everyone to take a digital wander through Waterloo Festival. You’ll find articles on curious aspects of Waterloo’s history, you’ll meet the artists, performers and community leaders who are making Waterloo the fascinating place it is today, and you’ll have your spirits lifted by all the local partners who’ve come onboard to bring us fresh and inspiring things to look at, listen to and think about.” 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 Highlights include: A short film by World Land Trust and Orchestra for the Earth made specially for the Festival. From the Chair: Chair of Waterloo Festival and vicar of St John’s, Canon Giles Goddard, said: “Back in 1951, our home – St John’s Waterloo – was rebuilt as The Church of The Festival of Britain.

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