WORD WEEKEND

Thank you to all who took part!

14/JUNE

Launch of WORD WEEKEND

Waterloo Festival Anthology

   Hear from the WINNING ENTRIES of Waterloo Festival’s Writing Competition! Test your work and perform at our first-ever OPEN MIC SESSION. It's free for both performers and spectators. Bring along your friends for extra support!

 

Thursday, June 14th, 6.30pm

Open Mic 8pm (register in person from 6.30pm)

St John's Waterloo 

16 / J U N E

#ARMING THE WORLD:

ice&fire 

with Teatro Vivo

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​This 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 desired warhead! Above all, expect to laugh and cry.

Saturday, June 16th

2pm outside 131 Lower Marsh

5.30pm Bernie Spain Gardens, South Bank

6.30pm outside St John’s Waterloo 

17 / J U N E

THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED

Workshop

 

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.

15/JUNE

SOUTHWARK STANZA PRESENT

'OFF THE SCALE'

Followed by:

The Gary Crosby Quintet

Local poets Southwark Stanza present 'Off the Scale', a collage of poems exploring the transformative nature of music; its power to unify and inspire personal and social change. Next up will be the acclaimed Gary Crosby Quintet, performing Wayner Shorter's jazz classic 'Speak No Evil'.

Expect an enjoyable summer evening of free sounds and expression. 

Friday, June 15th, 7pm

St John's Waterloo.

Tickets: £12 concert only or £20 to include poetry & supper. 

16 / J U N E

STREET THEATRE WORKSHOP

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

16-17/JUNE

SECOND-HAND BOOK FAIR

OXFAM

 

Replenish your bookshelves, uncover some gems or simply browse a few hours away at this weekend-long book sale at St John's, in the heart of Waterloo.

 

Fri-Sat June 15th-16th

St John's Waterloo

16/JUNE

TRANSFORMING MINDS

A Literary Debate

Drawing on the seminal book of essays "The Good Immigrant" (edited by Nikesh Shukla), this workshop delves into the effects of reading widely on our approach towards cultural diversity. Afterwards, browse through the shelves of the delightful Travelling Through bookshop.

Saturday, June 16th, 11.30am-1.30pm

Travelling Through Bookshop

131 Lower Marsh

London SE1 7AE

Tickets: £6, includes tea and cake!

16/JUNE

Impressions:

A Summer Evening of Readings and Music

Masahiro Yamaguchi

A series of surprise literary readings will be scattered throughout this performance by Japanese pianist Masahiro Yamaguchi. The programme features Debussy's famous piano suite Suite Bergamesque (which include Clair de Lune) three Debussy preludes and Ravel's fantastical Gaspard de La Nuit. Take your seat!

Saturday, June 16th at 7.30pm

St John's Waterloo

Tickets: £12 / £8 concessions. 

ABOUT US

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.

ADDRESS

St John's Waterloo

Waterloo Road

London SE1 8TY

Contact us at: festival@stjohnswaterloo.org

or through CONTACT page

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