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

  • Waterloo's neighbourhood forum, Southbank & Waterloo Neighbours (SoWN) is holding an important public meeting in August.  Up for discussion is how to proceed following Lambeth and Southwark councils' announcement that they would not consent to passing the draft neighbourhood plan unless the forum removed a policy requiring the councils to consult locally before spending money they received from developers.

    The SoWN membership has been clear that this was a vitally important policy and there appears to be no legal basis to prevent the policy’s inclusion in the plan.  The Forum's leaders are holding this public meeting to discuss the options for next steps, as there are several approaches the neighbourhood forum can take.

    The meeting will also appoint a new Secretary, following the resignation of Ben Stephenson, who is stepping down to relocate to Bristol after five years running the group.

    All are very welcome, however this event is for members of SoWN only. Residents and people who work in the area and are not members can attend, but must first join on the night.  They will need to bring ID to do so.

    The meeting runs from 6 - pm and takes place at the Coin Street Community Centre, 108 Stamford Street

  • Waterloo Foodbank was created with the aim of ensuring that no-one in Waterloo went hungry.  It can provide three days' worth of emergency food to local people in crisis.  Since its inception in 2011, it has provided over 10,000 food parcels to local people in crisis.

    Waterloo Foodbank will be hosting a fundraising dinner,  It will be a three-course meal cooked by a local chef, made entirely out of ingredients that can be found in a food parcel.  There will also be a licensed bar with all profits going to the work of the Foodbank.

    The dinner will be held at the Hub Coffee House on Friday, 27 July. 

    Contact foodbank@oasiswaterloo.org for further information.

    Buy tickets at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/waterloo-foodbanquet-tickets-47017130503

  • For one night only, there is a chance to see a performance of the Edinburgh Fringe-bound play, 'In Loyal Company', at the near-unfindable Network Theatre. 

    It is described as 'the incredible true story' of missing WWII soldier Arthur Robinson, declared missing after his ship is sunk during the Battle of Singapore in 1942.

    #InLoyalCompany.

  • St John's transforms into a murder mystery backdrop for one evening in August and ticket-buying sleuths must follow the clues, sniff out the red herrings, and try to work out whodunnit.

    All in a good cause.

    www.stjohnswaterloo.org

     

  • The Women’s Tennis Association is hosting a day-long celebration of their sport - and the women who play it - on Thur 28 June.   WTA Tennis on the Thames runs from 9am- 7pm, with no charge for entry, at the Oxo Tower Wharf and Bernie Spain Gardens.

    Tennis fans will be able to meet the former Grand Slam champion, Monica Seles and play tennis on a pop-up court with Judy Murray.

    RSVP at the WTA Facebook page and follow @WTA  #WTA for announcements

  • The sizzling start to this summer should set the mood for July's Waterloo Food Festival.  Now an established feature of many Londoners' diaries, this year's programme is packed with masterclasses, competitions, promotions and markets.

    See @WeAreWaterlooUK #WaterlooFoodFestival for all the latest information

     

  • Oasis UK launched a new Tuesday evening choir earlier in June.  Its aim was to bring people together to share the joy of collective singing.  Its members are working towards a first performance at the Barn at the Oasis Farm Waterloo on the evening of Tuesday, 24 July.

    There is still time to sign up.  Contact Felicity Maries - on email at felicity.maries@oasiswaterloo.org or 020 7921 4205"

  • Evolving Landscapes is a photography exhibition at the Gallery@OXO looks at how landscape photography has evolved and developed over the last 25 years.  Featuring the work of 20 photographers who are paving the way for landscape photography with diversity and excellence, their work shows a wide spectrum of interpretations of landscape photography including traditional landscapes, urban and street photography, architectural and abstract photography using an ever expanding variety of photography techniques including long exposure and intentional camera movement.

    Photographers Featured: Adrian Beasley, Andy Farrer, Antony Spencer, Ben Osborne, Carla Regler, Charlie Waite, Clive Minnitt, Doug Chinnery, Joe Cornish, Justin Reznick, Luke Whitaker, Mark McColl, Matt Anderson, Paul Sanders, Peter Hendrie, Phil Malpas, Sam Gregory, Sue Bishop, Terry Gibbins, Valda Bailey.

    Exhibition is free, open 11am - 6pm each day.

  • Roots & Shoots is hosting a four-day training event - titled the "Pure Bioenergy Workshop" from Thur 24 May 24 - Sun 27 May. It will focusi on the power of energy healing.  It is described by its organisers as being perfect for first-timers.  Place still available. For more information, click https://www.nikolajbloch.com

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