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

  • Blackfriars Settlement are hosting another of their monthly Open Mic evening's on Fri 23 February. It takes place at the Settlement's Rushworth Street building, 6.30 - 9.00 pm.  Would-be performers must sign up before 7pm on the evening for a performance slot.

    @beckbeatpoetry

    www.blackfriars-settlement.org.uk

  • Following the success of Coin Street Community Builder's first Community Day which was held last November, its organisers have announced another one, to take place in March.  With the aim of ensuring the Waterloo neighbourhood is "thriving, resilient and full of opportunity", its focus will be on sharing, recycling and celebrating entrepreneurship.  Activities include:

    - Stalls from local organisations
    - Market place for local businesses and groups
    - Space to swap clothes, books and toys for free. (Would-be swappers are asked to only bring good quality items in a reusable condition to this).
    - Information about starting a business and space for new start-ups to showcase their ideas and enthusiasm
    - Family Zone with fun activities for children aged 0-8 and their families
    - Gardening on the roof terrace, with plant-your-own-veg-to-take-home opportunities

    All activities take place at CSCB's Stamford Street community centre, 1 - 5pm.  No need to pre-book and entrance is free.

    To find out more about taking a stall, either to promote or sell a product or service or to inform people about an idea, project or local organisation, contact Laura at L.Reynolds@coinstreet.org and 020 7021 1600.

  • Southbank group, Bankside Open Spaces Trust, will be hosting a spring celebration and its AGM on 15 March. 

    The guest speaker will be Duncan Mackay from Natural England and author of "Whispers of Better Things", who will be talking about the work of Octavia Hill, a Victorian social reformer, tireless campaigner for the creation of public open spaces and a driving force behind the establishment of the National Trust.

    There will be an update on BOST's current projects including the Marlborough Sports Garden and the next Great Bankside Get Together.

    The event runs from 6.30 - 9pm and takes place at Living Space, 1 Coral St (Waterloo Road), SE1 7BE.

    RSVP to info@bost.org.uk

  • Lambeth council always insists that it is constantly striving to make the borough a better place to live, work, learn and do business.  One of the ways it seeks to achieve this is by providing funding to new community projects and initiatives which match the priorities identified in the Co-operative Local Investment Plans (CLIPs).  Funds come from the tax that developers pay when they build new homes, offices and shops in the borough.


    One of the ways in which Lambeth council will be allocating this funding is through its new Crowdfunding platform - Crowdfund Lambeth.  As part of its launch, the council is holding a workshop on Tue 27 February, to which representatives from voluntary sector groups in Lambeth are all invited. 

    At the workshop attendees will find out more about how Crowdfund Lambeth works, the funding criteria, and will be able see if their project could be eligible for up to 25% or £1,250 of its funding target.  This will be an introductory session suitable for anyone who wants to find out more about this method of fundraising and the potential uses for local projects.

    The platform's champions will also talk about the match-funding available for projects in Lambeth via Crowdfunder and how it can be accessed.

    Topics to be covered:

    · What is crowdfunding?
    · Introducing Crowdfunder
    · The partnership between Lambeth Council and Crowdfunder
    · Benefits of crowdfunding
    · What makes a good crowdfunding project?
    · Three steps to success
    · Accessing advice and support

    Places will be allocated on a 'first-come, first-served' basis.  The details are:

    When: Tuesday 27 February , 6-8pm
    Where: Lambeth Town Hall - room to be confirmed
    Sign up via: Eventbrite entry for this event

  • 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

  • Lambeth council always insists that it is constantly striving to make the borough a better place to live, work, learn and do business.  One of the ways it seeks to achieve this is by providing funding to new community projects and initiatives which match the priorities identified in the Co-operative Local Investment Plans (CLIPs).  Funds come from the tax that developers pay when they build new homes, offices and shops in the borough.

    One of the ways in which Lambeth council will be allocating this funding is through its new Crowdfunding platform - Crowdfund Lambeth.  As part of its launch, the council is holding a workshop on Tue 27 February, to which representatives from voluntary sector groups in Lambeth are all invited. 

    At the workshop attendees will find out more about how Crowdfund Lambeth works, the funding criteria, and will be able see if their project could be eligible for up to 25% or £1,250 of its funding target.  This will be an introductory session suitable for anyone who wants to find out more about this method of fundraising and the potential uses for local projects.

    The platform's champions will also talk about the match-funding available for projects in Lambeth via Crowdfunder and how it can be accessed.

    Topics to be covered:

    · What is crowdfunding?
    · Introducing Crowdfunder
    · The partnership between Lambeth Council and Crowdfunder
    · Benefits of crowdfunding
    · What makes a good crowdfunding project?
    · Three steps to success
    · Accessing advice and support

    Places will be allocated on a 'first-come, first-served' basis.  The details are:

    When: Tuesday 27 February , 6-8pm
    Where: Lambeth Town Hall - room to be confirmed
    Sign up via: Eventbrite entry for this event

     

  • For anyone deterred by the inclement weather on Tue 13 February, when Oasis' Waterloo Farm was holding an open day, at which visitors could it was promised, meet the animals, enjoy craft workshops, indulge in "mindfull colouring" and drink tea, there is hope.  Another open day is being held at the Carlyle Lane farm on Saturday, 3 March.  It runs from 12 noon - 4 pm.  No need to pre-book or pay to enter.

  • Local people with an interest in mental wellbeing are invited by Healthwatch Lambeth to share their thoughts on what helps them weather stressful life events, and what they find most useful when it is difficult to cope, at an event they are holding on Tue 7 February, running from 2 - 4pm, at “We are 336″ - 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA.

    Book places for this free, ticketed, event via Eventbrite.  The link is: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tell-us-what-you-need-to-stay-emotionally-well-ti....

    For further information, contact Mike Rogers, Mental Health Engagement Lead on 020 7274 8522 or email: mike.rogers@healthwatchlambeth.org.uk

  • This year's Waterloo Festival's theme has been announed: "Transforming Minds". To stay informed of how it is shaping up, sign up for the Festival's newsletter at www.waterloofestival.com.  The organisers are interested in hearing from anyone who would like to become a Friend or Patron of this year's Festival.

     

  • 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.

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