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  • The story of Waterloo #10: Edward Henry House

    That relationship stems from the place that I call home: Edward Henry House on Cornwall Road, Waterloo.

  • Women of Waterloo and Lambeth #1

    To kick off, we asked Lorraine Spenceley, from the Creative Curve Theatre Company, to write a set of fictional monologues which give a little insight into women's roles in Waterloo. We launch today with Dorothy, representing the large female workforce who at the height of WWII were employed with the task of rebuilding Waterloo Bridge. If you want to learn more about the story of the women of Waterloo Bridge, watch this documentary here. And it is damp too, what with Waterloo being a marsh. An acetylene welder's job is to cut up the girders and dismantle the temporary Waterloo Bridge.

  • Women of Waterloo and Lambeth #3

    We asked Lorraine Spenceley, from the Creative Curve Theatre Company, to write a set of fictional monologues which give a little insight into women's roles in Waterloo.

  • What we miss about Waterloo

    What do you miss about coming to Waterloo everyday? Waterloo, although I usually live here, I miss the vibrancy and life along the Southbank. What you miss about coming to Waterloo every day? The things I miss about Waterloo and work are the people! So there you have it, there are lots of things to see, taste, and enjoy in Waterloo.

  • The story of Waterloo #3: The Necropolis Railway

    Two inspired entrepreneurs bought a plot of land at Brookwood, near Woking, 23 miles outside London and the plan was to use the new railway line from Waterloo to transport, both the deceased and their mourners, to the cemetery. After the burial, snacks and drinks were provided at the station bars before the whole party returned on the same train to Waterloo.  If you leave Waterloo on a train, look out of the window to the south and, just after you pass over Westminster Bridge Road, you can see where the spur joined the main tracks. These are the only remnants to a fascinating piece of Waterloo history.

  • Coin Street's Young Leaders at Waterloo Festival

    Some of the young people have want to share their own pieces of art work or just what they have been doing in lockdown with Waterloo Festival. Here is her painting of Waterloo.

  • LGBTQIA+ art blog #12: Team and friends at Waterloo Festival

    Eilidh Duffy Writer and Communications Officer at the Waterloo Festival. Giles Goddard Chair at Waterloo Festival, Vicar at St John's Waterloo and Chair of the General Synod Human Sexuality Group. Chris Clarke Artist and teacher based in Waterloo. Artistic Director at Waterloo Festival and St John's Waterloo. Curator of LGBTQIA+ art blog at Waterloo Festival.

  • The story of Waterloo #5: Usher the Clown and his Geese

    Usher was a noted entertainer at Astley’s Circus -- Waterloo’s pioneering big top, featured in a previous article. His honking chariot was then pulled upriver, where it passed beneath the recently completed Waterloo Bridge. His goosey antics were later repeated with a cat-drawn cart, which trundled 600 yards south from Waterloo Bridge in 1819. The great clown, real name Richard Usher, seems to have spent most of his life in the Waterloo area. Perhaps we could recall this genius loci to life in some way for the 2021 Waterloo Festival.

  • Press Release: Waterloo Festival 2020 goes virtual!

    This year’s Waterloo Festival, originally scheduled to take place in and around St John’s Waterloo over three weeks in June, is going ahead online. Artistic Director Euchar Gravina said: “The Waterloo Festival is a celebration of our neighbourhood as a creative place. It’s about co-programming and co-production with the artists, performers, galleries, collectives and communities of Waterloo. A community outdoor sculpture exhibition, planned for St John’s churchyard, will now be curated online by Coin Street Community’s Anna Glarin and Eleanor Watson. Chairman of Waterloo Festival and vicar of St John’s, Canon Giles Goddard concluded: “Back in 1951, our home – St John’s Waterloo – was rebuilt as The Church of The Festival of Britain.

  • The story of Waterloo #1: The Ladies' Bridge

    Waterloo Bridge, connecting our local neighbourhood to the other side of the Thames, was inaugurated in 1817. The story of the women who built Waterloo Bridge has long been left out of our history books.

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