This year’s Waterloo Festival is going ahead online! The digital festival will be a celebration of the arts, community and heritage of Waterloo and the South Bank and will run until the 28th June.
The theme of the festival, Transforming Communities, was decided long before the public health crisis but has now acquired a new digital dimension. It will include a premier performance of a multi-voice composition sourced from public contributions, an exploration of the history of homelessness in Waterloo, a Coin Street Community and Illuminated Bridges art project and a series of writings and music on the theme of freedom of the press.
Later in June there will be an exploration of Cardboard City and the history of homelessness in Waterloo. Discussions on intersectionality in the LGBTQ+ community are also scheduled for June, Pride month.
Local collaborators include Morley College, who will be podcasting from the Festival, Art4Minds who will be working with local youth forums, Southbank Sinfonia, and the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra.
With hundreds of fabulous pieces of content available, from live performances to podcasts and competitions, created for people of all ages, come and celebrate the history of this amazing part of London.
South Bank from Home
Whilst the ongoing situation surrounding Covid-19 has seen venues and attractions close temporarily across South Bank, we will be sharing more content and stories like this so you can continue to connect with South Bank's amazing institutions digitally.
Where Is It
St John's Waterloo
London SE1 8TY