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St John's Church Waterloo
Our five-year series of festivals reaches its climax with the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo! The main venue for the Festival is St John's Church, paid for by the peace dividend after the hostilities ended. The theme is 'The Legacy of War'. Communities in Waterloo are coming together to mark the anniversary with many exciting events including a live broadcast of Radio 4's 'Any Questions' which is the curtain raiser on Friday 12th June. The Festival itself begins on Monday 15th June with the third of our film score competitions, at the BFI. It runs until Sunday 21st, ending with a Community Tea Party and Choral Evensong.
Other highlights include a Gala Concert with internationally renowned Southbank Sinfonia and Clare College Choir, a quiz night, exhibitions including a Community Quilt, a debate and the Waterloo Community 200 Dance!
The Waterloo Festival supports The Poppy Factory: For nearly 93 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. Visit www.poppyfactory.org for more details.
Medecins Sans Frontiere / Doctors without Borders: Founded in December 1971 by a group of French doctors and journalists in the wake of the war and accompanying famine in Biafra, Nigeria and the floods in Eastern Pakistan (now Bangladesh). Since 1980 MSF has opened offices in 28 countries and employs more than 30,000 people across the world. From founding in 1971 MSF has treated over one hundred million patients with 8.3 million outpatient consultations carried out in 2011 alone. For more infromation on the work done by Medecins Sans Frontiere visit www.msf.org.uk