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St John's Church Waterloo
Now in its fourth year the Waterloo Festival aspires to foster an outburst of creative energy. This year it commemorates the First World War, remembering especially those who came from all over the world to fight in Europe.
The Waterloo Festival marks the beginning of a special summer at St John's: The National Theatre's renowned summer festival of free outdoor entertainment will be taking residency in and around the church until the end of August. Our neighbours wil be offering free events for all audiences on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Expect the unexpected, as some of the finest national and international outdoor performers visit the churchyard with music, dance, theatre, circus, comedy, spectacle and magic. For the full programme, visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/wts
The Waterloo Festival supports The Poppy Factory: For nearly 92 years, The Poppy Factory has been making poppies, crosses and wreaths for the Royal Family and the Royal British Legion's annual Remebrance Day appeal. Now, as well as providing work for disabled veterans at its HQ in Richmond, Surrey, The Poppy Factory uses its unique expertise to help wounded, injured and sick ex-Service men and women find meaningful and sustainable work with organisations all over the UK. www.poppyfactory.org. The Inner City Centre: For 30 years the Inner City Centre has been providing friendly, professional, short or long-term psychological help to Londoners, individually and in couples or groups. The centre believes strongly that therapy is for everyone and that no-one should suffer through lack of funds and so operates a sliding scale of fees. www.icclondon.org.uk