WaCoCo promotes the social and economic wellbeing of the people Waterloo by supporting the sustainability and effectiveness of local community and voluntary organisations through drawing in funding, encouraging local partnerships and networks, and increasing their voice on local issues.

Local Events

  • "A Modern Guide to Heroism & Sidekickery", according to Michelle Zahner, runs for one night only in the barn at Oasis Farm Waterloo in Carlisle Lane.  This will be Michelle's first solo show in London, and audience members prepared to brave the late autumn evening chill are promised that there will be warm drinks and a bar,

    This event is raising money for Oasis Farm Waterloo.  It runs from 7.30 - 10.30pm.

    Tickets are available through Eventbrite at £5 pre-sale (+ 77p fee) and £7 on the door. 

  • Chef Philip Costen continues to devise new menus for his regular supper club evenings at Roots & Shoots.  Running since 2014, they have proved successful, no doubt because they bring together good food served at reasonable prices with the satisfaction, for diners, of knowing that they are supporting a good cause.  Roots & Shoots' students working with Philip at these events gain experience which will help them gain jobs in the hospitality and catering industries.




  • Coin Street Community Builders will be throwing its Stamford Street building's doors open for another Community Day, to take place on Saturday, 25 November. Doors open at 2pm and the afternoon's events - all free, all fun, we are promised - will run until 6pm.  No need to pre-book.

    Contact Natalie Bell on n.bell@coinstreet.org or call 020 7021 1662 for more details.

  • With immaculate timing, as the nights draw in and the appeal of evenings spent outdoors fades, St John's Waterloo announcs that it will be holding regular games nights.  The first one is a beetle drive and will be held in the church from 7 - 9pm.

    Free entry.


  • Bankside Open Spaces Trust, a charity which combines managing some of the Southbank's open spaces with training people to maintain green spaces and garden, is holding a Halloween-themed event on the Saturday closest to this date.

    It runs from 12.30 - 3.30pm, taking place on Waterloo Millennium Green and in the nearby Living Space building, which BOST now manages.  It's free to attend and there will be refreshments, a table sale, a chance to plant and take home bulbs, a creepy crawly show and the chance to see who else has turned up in fancy dress.

    This event is financed, in part, by an award from the London Eye community chest.



  • WeAreWaterloo is taking bookings for a guided walk to introduce Waterloo’s “Greenways” – a network of clean air streets for walking.  Walkers will also be given insight into the history of Waterloo by a knowledgeable professional guide.  The tour lasts around two hours, starting at 6pm from Lower Marsh.

    Free, but booking essential.  See Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wearewaterloo-wellbeing-walk-tickets-3742....

    WeAreWaterloo - 020 7620 1201
    wearewaterloo.co.uk, info@wearewaterloo.co.uk

  • For four days of the week (Tuesdays to Fridays), until the end of 2017, the Southbank Centre has set aside a space to allow the enjoyment of Nordic-themed children's books, games and puzzles in a relaxed, sitting room-like environment.  Aimed at the under-10s, with their carers welcome too, 'Room for Children' is full of children’s books from all the Nordic countries, printed in English and their original languages.  It is free to visit and has much for young readers to pore over at their leisure.

    Venue: National Poetry Library Reading Den – Level 5 Blue Side at Royal Festival Hall.  Open from 11am - 6pm, Tue - Fri until 4 January 2018.

  • Blackfriars Settlement provides space and other support for a graphic design agency which acts as a trainer and employer to designers who have experienced mental health problems.

    The agency, Art2Print, has a team is made up of a professional graphic designer overseeing designers recruited from its mental health and well-being service.  The work experience it offers acts as a pathway to recovery and allows the team to use and improve their skills.

    You can see examples of their work on the Art2Print website. To find out more about Art2Print call Bill Stewart or Michael Obaowo on 020 7928 9521 or e-mail  a2print@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk


  • Johanna Primary is collecting Tesco and Sainsbury's school promotional vouchers to buy new playground and classroom resources for our pupils. Please drop any unwanted ones into the school, or call Lucia on 0207 928 5814 and she will arrange collection