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Local Events

  • Anyone wanting to hear from the candidates standing for election to represent Bishops Ward in the May local government elections, will have the opportunity: there will be a Hustings on Wednesday, 25 April at 7pm at St John’s Church, Waterloo Rd.

    All the candidates appearing on the Bishops Ward ballot paper have been invited to take the platform and then answer questions from the floor.  Afterwards there will be the chance to stay on and meet the candidates informally.

    This event has been arranged jointly by Waterloo Action Centre and St John’s Church, both local bodies which believe that Waterloo's community matters and its residents should make the most of their vote.

    Everyone welcome.

    For further information contact wac.office1971@gmail.com, or phone David at WAC on 020 7261 1404

  • Both the quarterly meeting of the Council of Governors of Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital Trust and the quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors of the same hospital trust take place on Wednesday, 25 April.  The public are welcome to attend.  The meetings are both to be held in the Robens Suite, Floor 29 of the Guy's Hospital Tower Wing, Great Maze Pond.  The Board of Directors meets from 3.45 - 5.30pm; the Council of Governors meets from 6.00 - 7.30pm.



  • As part of ‘Dementia Action Week’, Blackfriars Settlement is hosting a local history reminiscence at it's Rushworth Street headquarters on 24 May.  This free-to-attend event will include a suitably memory-triggering film.  It will start at 2pm.

    Everybody welcome.

  • Violet Nights is a monthly event held at the Southbank Centre.  It aims to offer a space for young people to explore ideas, socialise and experience art.  Events are free, but ticketed: bookings must be made through the Southbank Centre website.

    April's event poses the question, "Gamers are in Control?"   The discussion will focus around how, in a world we can’t control, and where politics can often decide the individual's career opportunities and life circumstances, is there an appeal to games where the player - for once - gets to decide?

    takes place in the Blue Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, starting at 7pm and ending around 9pm.

  • The well-established Waterloo Carnival returns in July.  Watch the parade, visit the stalls and buy refreshments in the Waterloo Millennium Green event.

    Twitter: @waterloocarn

  • Waterloo's Network Theatre will be hosting a number of performances of this ever-popular comedy.  Tickets can be purchased from the Network Theatre's website - www.networktheatre.org


  • BOST has put together a Great Get Together Bankside Street Party for a Sunday afternoon in June.  The event sprawls over a number of open spaces run by this charity across the Southbank hinterland, including Red Cross Garden and the Cross Bones Graveyard.  It is free to attend, and festivities begin at 12 noon and end at 9pm.

  • Bishop's Ward, along with all the 20 other wards in Lambeth, is preparing for local elections in May.  Stakeholders will be watching with a keen interest to see which party - or parties - records victory for their candidates for places on Lambeth Council.

  • Waterloo's Futures Theatre's much-lauded production of 'Off Side', a play addressing women's issues through the generations via the medium of football, is embarking on a second UK tour.  It will run from 8 May - 30 June.  Anyone who missed it on the 2017 tour - or who wants to see it again - might be interested it is being performed at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley for two nights in June (Sat 9 and Sun 10).  Not a difficult venue to reach from, say, Waterloo.

    Tickets go on sale in March.  See www.futurestheatre.co.uk

  • The Garden Museum's spring plant fair takes place on Saturday, 28 April.  The Museum may be located very close to the bustle of Waterloo, but is a world away in terms of the quiet oasis of green it offers   As well as having the chance to buy specialist plants and meet their growers, visitors will be able to see the fruits of the major re-modelling and building works which were completed in 2017: there will also guided tours of the Garden Museum collection and the Medieval Tower will be open, offering views across the river to Westminster.  The Sackler Garden (in the Museum's enclosed courtyard) will, it is promised, be in full bloom.

    To find out more, contact Stephanie by emailing events@gardenmuseum.org.uk or call 020 7401 8865.