What’s on in Waterloo – June 2019
Food Fortnight opens Thurs 27 June, 5-9pm, Lower Marsh and runs until Friday 12 July
Remember the 90s – bucket hats and mixtapes, bangin’ tunes and baggy jeans? We’re bringing it all back with two weeks of totally blindin’ tastes to celebrate Waterloo Food Fortnight 2019.
Hip-hoppers, ravers, indie kids and skaters – grab your mates, whatever their tribe, and get your superfly selves down to Lower Marsh for a 90s-themed launch party straight out of the mad-for-it days of frosted tips and slap bracelets… Could you BE any more excited?
And don’t forget we’ll be supporting the Waterloo Foodbank on the night, with information points placed at either end of Lower Marsh. Pop a coin in their donation boxes or tap to donate throughout the evening. Huge thanks in advance. You rock!
Read more here.
27 June, 7:30pm ’til late, FREE
Slip inside the eye of your mind, and head over to one of our three bangin’ after parties to see out the end of the #FoodFortnight19 launch, where they’ll be scratching some of Britpop and Hip Hop’s finest. Café del Marsh are hosting the Brooklyn Brewery and London Fields Brewery official after party, but there there’ll be other themed parties at Tonight Josephine and the Horse and Stables. More info here.
17 June-10 August, 7:30pm, The Old Vic, from £12
Noel Coward’s esteemed comedy ‘Present Laughter’ returns to the stage, bringing with it a tale of descending chaos, panicked soul-searching and prostitutes, (not forgetting the priest from Fleabag.) Whether you’re on the verge of a mid-life crisis or fancy a good chuckle, this classic is for you. Grab your tickets here.
Until 14 July, 6:45pm for 7:30pm start, The Vaults, from £35
Reportedly more rowdy than a Wildling camp, ‘Dinner is Coming’ is an immersive dining experience featuring a feast fit for a mad king, theatre, comedy and an unhealthy amount of murder. What are you waiting for? Join Jaffery Bearathon and Margarine at their wedding (second time’s the charm). Get your hands on tickets here.
Until 29 June, 7:45pm, Young Vic, from £10
Okwui Okpokwaslili and Peter Born have collaborated to create the riveting ‘Bronx Gothic’, a one woman show that delves into Okpokwasili’s memories of growing up in the Bronx. Part-theatre, part-dance and part-visual art installation, this show promises to be an unmissable masterpiece, and has already received rave reviews. Find out more here.
In celebration of #PrideMonth Konditor have brought back their famous Pride Brownies! Not only are they delicous (trust us, we’ve tried them) they also do good: 20p of each sale goes to the LGBT rights charity Stonewall. You can grab them in the Waterloo branch of Konditor on Cornwall Road.
Find out more details and browse their full range here.
WeAreWaterloo, Lower Marsh Market and Meanwhile Club have launched our very own gardening club: Edible Lower Marsh. The lunchtime club is meeting bi-monthy (the next meeting is the 27th of June),12-2pm on Lower Marsh. These FREE sessions are aimed at those who live, work and study in Waterloo, and would like to learn how to sow seeds and grow edible plants – such as chillies, herbs & tomatoes. Sign up here.
Wednesday June 22, 1:30pm, Waterloo Bridge, FREE
The Love Means Love Bike Ride will be passing over Waterloo Bridge in celebration of Pride in London. Join in for Solidarty or to show your own pride!
Don your best Lycra, grab your most colourful trainers and use all the glitter! You’ll be cycling with a fleet of disco bikes and you’re encouraged to jazz up your bike too. Not quite Bradley Wiggins level? This event encourages people of all abilities to join in.
Follow the action via #PrideRide and click here to sign up.
Waterloo Foodbank provided 3,000 three-day emergency food parcels to local people between April 2018 and March 2019. Of this number, 1,175 went to children. The figures show a 77% increase on the same period last year. WeAreWaterloo is encouraging businesses in Waterloo to host a donation box, which will be collected by Eden Caterers quarterly. The next collection will be Wed 7 August. For more information and to sign up, email Lina here.