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Black Lives Matter: Waterloo responds

"The system's not failing us, the system wasn't built for us", says Daniel Gregory, aka DJ Switch aka Programme Manager at The Bridge at Waterloo’s employment training scheme. Daniel and friends discuss Black Lives Matter, living with racism and what we can all do about it on The Last Word podcast.

Waterloo Festival is providing a platform for creative responses. “We can shout when we’re silent. All they see is us being violent.”-  listen to UK R&B artist Lance Prime  or poet Shirina Carstens addressing self-esteem. Meanwhile, over at Oxo the Tower is shining purple in solidarity.

Want to add your voice? We’re listening.

Rita Says...

“...a window blind moving in the breeze, an out of focus view of an unreachable world still full of possibility” - and that’s only the visuals. Wait until you hear the premiere of our specially commissioned minimalist music performance from Rita Says, 5pm, Tuesday 16th June. Be there! (And you’ll think you’re somewhere else.)

Farmland to film location

“...a rollercoaster ride of ambition, near disaster, wealth, power, secrets and fraud”..Sounds like the latest Netflix Original. But no. It’s the story of Roupell Street.

Can do attitude

Stroll two minutes from Roupell Street and you’ll find yourself in Leake Street. Robert Montero describes its evolution from Eurostar cut-through to ever-changing graffiti gallery. That’s our Waterloo!

Waterloo, My Waterloo

Flux Soup are stirring things up again and want to know what’s special about Waterloo to you. (Being kissed on Waterloo Bridge, St John’s vaulted crypt, that favourite bus stop... How to decide? Ed.) 

Prickly neighbours


Want to know what grows best in Waterloo soil, apart from strong community that is? Jonathan Trustram (he of the famous blog) introduces us to flowers flourishing in the churchyard at St John’s. A lot of them are prickly Jonathan. Should we read anything into that?

Coin Street Calling

Good to hear from our collaborators at Coin Street that their Neighbourhood Centre is coming back to life, the nursery will be putting children into bubbles (sounds such fun) and family support continues. Love Coin Street? Then this marketing job’s for you! 

Join us!

The website will be continually updated with new content between now and the end of June. Anyone who has ideas for contributions please email us - we want to hear from you!
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