What’s on in Waterloo – May 2019

Waterloo Food Fortnight 2019 theme is revealed and Teddy Pendergrass comes to SE1* 

*…. kinda


14 May – 2 June, Tues – Sat, 7.30pm, Sun at 4pm, Waterloo East Theatre, from £16.50


Love Kylie? Love the 90s? Love Soap?

Take a trip down memory lane to the 1990s and the heyday of the Aussie soap opera! Packed full of pastiche songs and nostalgic fun, the sun will always shine on Summer Street…or will it? For anyone who wanted to be Kylie, Jason or both! BONZER!

Buy tickets here.


Until 3 June, 7.30pm for 8pm start, The Vaults, £18


Discover one of London’s best kept secrets – and Airbnb’s #1 Global Music Experience – at Hidden Jazz Club for an underground performance. An electrifying, intimate and fun musical experience like no other, Hidden Jazz Club is the place for Londoners in the know to discover the best of London’s jazz scene within a unique setting.

Get your ticket here.



90s Launch Party!

Thurs 27 June, 5-9pm, Lower Marsh, FREE (Waterloo Food Fortnight runs until Friday 12 July)


Remember the 90s – bucket hats and mix tapes, bangin’ tunes and baggy jeans? We’re bringing it all back on Thursday 27 June for the launch of 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 on Thursday 27 June (5-9pm) for a feast of pop-ups, an enormous screen showcasing the best of the 90s – cartoons, Space Jam, and retro Glastonbury sets! Plus a DJ spinning tracks all night, Brooklyn Brewery pop-up bars, FREE rave make-up and retro gaming… we’re totally mad for it, and we can’t wait to party with you.

Read more here.


9 May, 7pm, House of Vans, FREE


Commune Cinema returns to House of Vans on the 9th of May with an exclusive screening of Olivia Lichtenstein’s documentary ‘Teddy Pendergrass: If you don’t know me’ charting the career of the first male African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums against the backdrop of 1960s America and his comeback after a life-changing accident.


Find out more here.



Until Friday 24 May, 11am to 7pm, Thurs-Sun, Hart Club, FREE


The Great Grey is a creative project for people with dementia and their carers that launched in 2018 with seed funding from Age Unlimited. Based at Hart Club –  a gallery and project space dedicated to championing neurodiversity with the Arts – the weekly art workshops have flourished under the guidance of art phycotherapist Cressida Brotherstone.


More info here.


A Community Iftar in Waterloo

Wednesday May 29, 7.30-10pm, Lower Marsh, FREE


Led by local residents and parents of two local Oasis schools, a free Community Iftar (the breaking of fast during Ramadan) will be held on Lower Marsh –  a fantastic, no-alcohol opportunity for people of all faiths, cultural backgrounds and ages to join together and share a meal, celebrating the diversity of the Waterloo community.


The event will run from 7.30pm – 10pm, with food being served at 9.04pm. Music will be played and attendees are invited to socialise, and participate in craft activities before dining. Please note there is no charge for this meal; children will eat between 8-9pm.


Click here to sign up.

Edible Marsh – Our New Gardening Club!

WeAreWaterloo, Lower Marsh Market and Meanwhile Club are launching our very own gardening club: Edible Lower Marsh. The lunchtime club will meet bi-monthy (launching 9 May),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.






Want to make Waterloo a better place?

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. For more information and to sign up, email Lina here.

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