JUNE 17th & 18th
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SATURDAY 17th JUNE
SUNDAY 18th JUNE
Compere Nathan Marsh
Our good friend Nathan's training at drama school and experience as a theatre director and voice artist provides him with the confidence and skills to be the perfect host.
He always brings a sparkle to the Waterloo Festival!
A programme of activity is being organised to take place in the Rimrose Valley Friends Community Marquee
SATURDAY 17TH JUNE
LEAP DANCE AND GYMNASTICS
BREATHE AND BE YOU:YOGA
SEFTON ACADEMY OF TAEKWONDO
THE WATERLOO & CROSBY THEATRE COMPANY. A session promoting their forthcoming production "School Of Rock, The Musical"
SUNDAY 18TH JUNE
Performance supported by Sefton Schools Music Service. Up to 50 children from Sefton alongside The Waterloo Drummers will perform in a mass “Drumathon” led by Gafro Bowen
What a way to start the second day of the Waterloo Community Festival, it's bound to go with a bang!
MAKE NOISE CHOIR, FORMBY
THE DOLPHIN FENCING CLUB, CROSBY
CROSBY AIKIDO TENSHINKAN CLUB
BREATHE AND BE YOU:YOGA
INTERNATIONAL STREET FOOD & DRINK
A great selection of Food & Drink including vegan options, cask ale, and street food.
Greek Street Food
Pit Stop by Rock N Rogue, southern USA style
Kwok Wing Foods
Flippin Good Speciality Burgers
Tipple N Cheese (Raclette etc)
Sri Lankan Street Food
The Republic of Liverpool Cask Ale Bar
Murphy's Gin & Prosecco Bar
The Horsebox Bar
The Cocktail Cart
Neil Pont's Family Fun Fair
Waterloo Community Festival Market
Sefton Community Markets
Simply Vibrant Makers Market including:
Heidi Jane Jewelley,
Little Bear’s Fudgery,
Up to 60 craft and market stalls provided by Sefton Community Markets & Simply Vibrant Markets
COMMUNITY GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS
Rotary Club of Crosby
Rimrose Valley Friends
Friends of Crosby Beach
Sefton Community Learning Service
Kite flying by the Crosby Beach Kite Flyers
Crosby District Scouts Fundraising: Coconut Shy & "Splat the Rat!"
Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust
MAIN FESTIVAL SPONSOR
15 and under
Seniors 60 plus, Students, Unemployed
WE SUPPORT LOCAL
After the Festival costs have been met any surplus made will be distributed to our nominated charities
The Waterloo Festival is now in its 8th year and is organised by Waterloo Sunrise CIC; a not for profit company limited by guarantee founded by Steve McGriskin in February 2016.
The success of the Festival could not have been achieved without the support given by lots of people and organisations. Special thanks need to go to the National Lottery Fund, Sefton Council, Waterloo Town Team, and the Councillors representing Church, Victoria and Blundellsands wards of Sefton Borough Council. The continuing support given by the event’s main sponsor Logic Estates is recognised as a crucial requirement and is gratefully acknowledged. The ongoing help and support of Sefton’s Event Safety Advisory Group is also appreciated.
A special thanks to Phil Petrou, Tom Hilton, Meghan McIntosh and Lee Benson.
Thanks to several "Wombles" from Waterloo, Crosby, Crosby Beach and Rimrose Valley for litter picking during the Festival. Much appreciated!!
Thanks to Church Ward Labour Councillors for financing extra litter picking and street cleaning outside of the Festival site around the bottom of South Road area
The Company has set the following objectives and seeks to achieve these through creating a viable and self-financing community festival in Waterloo:
· To promote a positive image of Waterloo as a great place to live, work, visit and invest
· To showcase local talent
· To support local business and community based initiatives
· To support Sefton Council’s policy of phasing out single use plastics
· To be inclusive and bring people together to promote community pride and spirit
· To challenge social isolation and help promote mental health awareness
· To continue to support local good causes ( previous activity is outlined below)
In 2021 the following objective was added:
· To ensure that all efforts are made to eliminate the risk of Covid transmission at the Waterloo Festival
The Festival provides an opportunity for the local community to come together and enjoy a weekend full of family entertainment. By doing this it provides an opportunity for all sectors of our community to take part and promote their services and activities to the wider community.
The Festival has supported the following projects:
In 2016 Waterloo Sunrise CIC allocated £1650 between four local groups - Lifeline (a drug and substance misuse project) Y Kids Bootle, JETS Centre Waterloo and Sefton Care Leavers Centre. Each of these groups were actively involved in the Festival through delivering different projects. Also in 2016 a “Come Together” marquee was provided at the Festival and 25 local community and voluntary sector organisations were given free space and facilities to promote their activities and services. A “Health & Wellbeing” campaign, including the Sefton Para Triathlon, was run in 2017 in support of MIND’S ‘Time to Change’ mental health awareness campaign in association with Living Well Sefton and Sefton Care Leavers Centre.
Waterloo Sunrise CIC helped draft successful Lottery funding bids worth nearly £20,000 on behalf of two local charities - ‘In Another Place’ and ‘Rimrose Valley Friends’ with support subsequently being given to help deliver the ensuing projects. These projects were a ‘Living Advent Calendar’ produced by In Another Place and a ‘Celebrate! Rimrose Country Park’ event on behalf of Rimrose Valley Friends.
The company also submitted a successful bid for £4000 for Rimrose Valley Friends via the TESCO bags of help grant scheme.
The company donated £50 to sponsor a static bike challenge to support Sefton Care Leavers Centre.
The company paid £150 to provide stewards at the Waterloo Christmas Lights switch-on in 2017.
Waterloo Sunrise CIC has donated £2750 to TEAM Sefton.
In 2019 £1,000 was donated by the company to Friends of Crosby Beach.
In 2020 we supported Friends of Crosby Beach, Sefton Community Pantry, Migrant Workers Sefton Community and the Liverpool Homeless Football Club and promoted their activities during the Virtual Waterloo Festival. This year we are seeking to help raise funds for Friends of Crosby Beach and Rimrose Valley Friends.
Waterloo Sunrise CIC supports Sefton Council’s policy to reduce the use of single-use plastic in Sefton. The CIC is developing a strategy to phase out the use of single-use plastic at the Waterloo Festival. Towards this end all caterers have agreed not to use plastic trays, plates, cutlery and stirrers. The CIC will use the Festival to promote the Council’s policy and the reasons for phasing out SUP and to encourage Sefton residents to switch to alternatives. To help achieve this, local beach cleaning groups and other like-minded organisations will be invited to attend the Festival to promote their activities, aid recruitment and help generate more support for environmentally aware lifestyles and practices.
The possibility of providing a reusable plastic “glass” to people as they entered the site to reduce waste when buying drinks was explored but this idea proved impossible to implement as caterers must provide customers with a clean “glass” every time to avoid any cross-contamination taking place affecting their dispense equipment.
We explored the possibility of providing water standpipes across the site to enable free provision of fresh drinking water to reduce the use of plastic bottles. Unfortunately for technical reasons and cost this was not possible. This type of facility was suggested as part of the consultations for the production of the “Coastal Park Masterplan”. We have refused requests from some stallholders to use glitter in face painting, helium-filled balloons and spray squirty string.
In 2022 we drafted a bid of nearly £10,000 for Lottery funding on behalf of Rimrose Valley Friends to deliver another Celebrate Community event in the Country Park around the running track. We organised this successful event which took place
on July 30th 2022.
The following films were made as part of the Virtual Waterloo Festival 2020 produced when outdoor events could not be held (unless you were friendly with the ex-prime minister).
Apologies for any technical issues with some of the videos that we are attempting to resolve.
Q What time does the Festival start and finish?
Sat 17th June & Sun 18th June the gates open at 11.30am and the last band will finish at 8pm
Q How much is admission to the event?
A Please see the link on our website for admission prices
Q Are there age restrictions for admittance to the event?
A No. It is a family friendly event but children aged 15 yrs and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult
Q Can I bring alcohol to the Festival?
Q Can I bring glass bottles or cans onto the site?
A No. The Festival is strictly glass and can free. All drinks sold onsite will be served in plastic containers
Q Are BBQs allowed?
A Strictly Not
Q What is the ‘leave and re-entry’ policy?
A Hands will be stamped on entry to the site so can be checked on re-entry if you choose to leave the site. Please note re-entry is not guaranteed and is subject to the site capacity crowd levels at the time. If you choose to leave and choose to re-enter the event you may have to join a queue and be liable for a further security check
Q Will there be a cash machine onsite?
Q Can Bank Cards be used onsite?
Bank Cards can be used to pay admission fees. Some stalls have bank card facilities others don’t so best bring cash aswell.
Q Will there be any First Aid facilities available?
A Priority One Medical is providing this service from their own ambulance. If you require assistance please contact a steward or Priority One Medical personnel.
Q Are there toilet facilities onsite?
A Yes including an accessible toilet for wheelchair users . All toilets will be regularly cleaned throughout the event
Q Is the festival wheelchair/pushchair accessible?
A Yes but be aware that the Festival site is a grass field which might prove difficult for some people.
Q Is there a facility where I can feed my baby and change a nappy?
A Yes. There is a specially allocated marquee
Q Is car parking available?
A No. Car parking in the area is extremely limited so people are strongly advised to arrive at the festival on foot and/or by public transport
Q Can bikes be brought onsite?
A Yes but they must be left and made secure in the designated area close to the entrance gate. They are left at the owner’s own risk
Q Can I bring my dog to the festival?
A Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times
Q Is food and drink available for purchase onsite?
A Yes. There is a wide range of food and drink available including vegan options
Q Is there anything going on locally after the Festival finishes?
A Waterloo and Crosby has a vast range of bars, pubs and restaurants – some with live music. It is going to be busy so you would be advised to make a reservation for a table in your preferred restaurant.
Q What happens to the money raised at the festival?
A. The Festival is organised by Waterloo Sunrise CIC a ‘not for profit’ limited company. After all costs have been met and an allocation made to begin funding the event for the following year any surplus money will be shared equally between two local charities Friends of Crosby Beach and Rimrose Valley Friends