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A co-production of

ice&fire, with Teatro Vivo 

This startling exploration of the British arms trade, is part street theatre performance, part fashion show, part interactive educational exposition, part modern-day agit-prop. Take a selfie with a fighter jet, get cosy with some tear gas and marvel at the capabilities of the UK’s most desired warhead!


Above all, expect to laugh and cry. From the renowned agitprop, human-rights theatre group ice&fire working with Teatro Vivo. If you enjoy the experience, why not try the 3.30pm workshop?

Saturday, June 16th, 

2pm, outside 131 Lower Marsh

6.30pm outside St John's Waterloo

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‘Is Art Transformative?’



How does art change us? Join us for an evening of thinking and debate at the Cello Factory (just behind St John's Waterloo). The panel includes dancer and choreographer Rebecca Evans, poet Kate Miller, art editor Javier Pes and artist Tom Scase. 


Monday, June 18th,

7pm (doors 6.30pm),

The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Rd,

London SE1 8TJ

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with ice&fire and Teatro Vivo

Join Sophie Austin, Artistic Director of celebrated site-specific theatre creators Teatro Vivo, and Christine Bacon, Artistic Director of renowned theatre company ice&fire, as they lead a  workshop for anyone, of any level of experience, curious about making exciting and innovative theatre.  Learn how theatre can transform minds and present new perspectives by taking plays into public environments.  

In this workshop, Sophie and Christine will explore how to tell stories using public spaces,  how to engage and interact with an audience in a safe and inspiring way and discuss the power of theatre and its ability to engage with wide and diverse audiences. 

This is a 90-minute workshop. 

Saturday, June 16th

3.30pm, St John's Waterloo

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With Matt Brown of Londonist

Test your knowledge of all things Londonish at our legendary quiz night, with the master of capital knowledge, Matt Brown. The evening includes a fish & chip supper!

Tuesday, June 19th, 8pm

St John's Waterloo

Tickets: £10 (available until June 15th, after which, £5 tickets will be available, without supper).

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Explore the ground-breaking techniques of Brazilian theatre activist Augusto Boal, at this dynamic 4-hour workshop. Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed attempts to find concrete ways of problem-solving through games and playful exercises.


We will focus on the ‘Forum’ technique, which strives to bring about social change by challenging audiences to intervene during performance and find solutions to situations of oppression.

Sunday, June 17th, 2-6pm

Calder Bookshop & Theatre, 51 The Cut, London SE1 8LF. Tickets: £20.

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Festival Garden Party & Evensong

This traditional garden party with afternoon tea and children’s games (with Coin Street Community Builders) makes for a wonderfully festive finale for the Waterloo Festival. There's a Silent Disco for those keen to let their hair down! The party is followed by Evensong with the choir in St John’s.


Sunday, June 24th

Garden Party, 3pm. Evensong, 5.30pm. St John’s Waterloo. 


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

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