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Keep the change, ya filthy animals -Miracle on Leake Street is back!

“You guys give up or are you thirsty for more...?”.

Due to popular demand, Miracle on Leake Street (the FREE event that

sees London’s longest graffiti tunnel transformed into the Capital’s coolest alternative festive celebration) returns to Waterloo on Thursday 7th December for its fifth year.

Centred around a screening of Home Alone 2, the unique event also includes free graffiti workshops, snowboard simulator, wreath-making classes, and a Christmas craft market.

  • Free Christmas Street Party on Thursday 7th Dec from 7pm to 9pm

  • Held in the graffiti tunnel at Leake Street Arches in Waterloo

  • Event begins with a Cabaret performance from the award-winning artist – Pi the Mime

  • The night centres around a screening of ‘Home Alone 2’ (voted for by locals via social media)

  • The Leake Street Arches Artist-in-Residence, Marc Craig, will lead a free graffiti workshop

  • Free wreath-making workshop and festive face-painting

  • Free competitive snowboard simulator

  • Christmas Craft Market stalls

  • Food and drink available from Lower Marsh Market traders and Leake Street Arches bars and restaurants

  • Cash and card donations collected throughout the night will be given to Waterloo Foodbank

  • Run by WeAreWaterloo and South Bank London with support from with local businesses

The evening will begin with a Cabaret performance from the award-winning artist, Pi the Mime, before a screening of ‘Home Alone 2 – Lost in New York’. Inspired by both Manhattan and Leake Street’s graffiti backdrops, guests can then join a free workshop led by Leake Street Arches Artist-in-Residence, Marc Craig. Under his expert tuition, attendees will be able to leave their own mark on the tunnels’ walls.

Throughout the evening there will also be free wreath-making workshops, festive face-painting, street food stalls, a mulled wine bar, and market stalls run by local craft traders (perfect for finding that unique Christmas gift). With (machine blown) snow in the air, a snowboard simulator for (big) kids and a real-life Santa DJing outside the Humbug Immersive Dive Bar, the transformation of Leake Street Arches into London’s coolest Christmas hangout will be complete.

  • Activities, led bylocal creatives and businesses, will include:

  • Wreath Workshops – Community Gardener, Frances Ward, will run free wreath-making workshops.

  • Festive Facepainting - It's in Your Dreams will add a touch of sparkle with free glitter face painting.

  • Craft Market - creatives from Lower Marsh Market will provide those wanting to ‘support small’ and ‘shop local’ with a

  • Christmas gift inspiration (including art, homewares, jewellery, and clothing).

  • Festive Food and Drink - will be available from both Lower Marsh Market traders and Leake Street Arches bars.

This free event is run by WeAreWaterloo and South Bank London and will be held at Leake Street Arches from 7-9pm.

Donations made by cash and card throughout the evening will go to Waterloo Foodbank.

So, don’t let the Cost-of-Living crisis keep you ‘Home Alone’ this festive season – grab a free ticket and join this Miracle on Leake Street.


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