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Waterloo Festival returns to celebrate community and heritage

post-image 8th May 2018

Waterloo Festival, the annual festival of arts, music and ideas will open on June 7th for two weeks of captivating experiences. This year’s theme is ‘Transforming Minds’, and will feature a rich programme of talks, concerts, exhibitions and workshops, curated by newly appointed Artistic Director Euchar Gravina.

Waterloo Festival strives to celebrate the community, heritage and location on the fringe of the South Bank through arts and ideas. The collaboration with Coin Street Community Builders is the highlight of a remarkable grassroots campaign launched by residents over 30 years ago that contributed to turn the South Bank into today’s booming neighbourhood.

Headline events include a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a Panel Discussion on London’s Housing Crisis with acclaimed author Anna Minton, an outdoor Festival Sleep-Out among sculptures to raise money for night shelters, an event dedicated to Protest Music at the ambitious new Aures venue on Leake Street, and more.

Performers include Southbank Sinfonia, with their audience-centred concerts; Royal Academy of Music students, with an evening of new protest songs, and Berakah Arts, whose concerts bridge religious and cultural divides. Artists from The London Group will be bringing outdoor sculpture into the gardens of St John’s, and the latest moving-image art into the crypt.

Follow the link below for the full programme.


(photo credits: ice&fire/Teatro Vivo)

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