Our friends at VAULT Creative Arts have announced the launch of The Glitch, a brand new café, bar and unique creative space in the heart of Waterloo. The newest addition to Lower Marsh, the historic south London street that is a thriving hub of local independent business and our own Leake Street grafitti tunnel, is set to open on Monday 18th July.
The Glitch is a unique multi-use space with plenty of atmosphere that is open and inclusive to all. With delicious coffee, tasty snacks and lovely drinks sourced from local and environmentally sustainable suppliers, and the most welcoming staff, it’s the perfect place to meet with friends, work in comfort, or relax admiring local artworks. The Glitch will operate a BYOF (Bring Your Own Food!) policy, where customers will be under no pressure to order and can bring their own lunch in with them and will offer a 10% discount to all Star Card holders for those who live or work in Waterloo or South Bank. As the evening draws in, the space morphs into a lively bar with intimate nights of comedy, music, spoken word, and special one-off events.
The Glitch will also offer a creative home to artists, residents, workers, and visitors to the local area, with the purpose of putting culture at the heart of the community and inspiring people to effect positive change through creativity. The space will host a rolling programme of both free and ticketed live events featuring stand-up comedy, quiz nights, spoken word, music, open mics, and more as well as displaying artworks from local visual and creative industry artists. The Glitch’s diverse year-round events programme will encourage new, early-career and established live performance makers to get involved, try out new material, and develop work in a supportive environment.
The team at VAULT have also joined up with Carbon Free Dining in partnership with Lightspeed to help counterbalance the carbon footprint of The Glitch’s supply chain whilst providing empowerment and opportunity for some of the developing world’s poorest communities.
VAULT Creative Arts’ Director & Co-Founder, Andy George, commented,
“We are super excited to open The Glitch to the public, and share this unique space with the local creative community. We’ve created The Glitch to provide a space for many different art-forms to converge, from live performance to visual arts and the wider creative industries. The Glitch will give these artforms a home to be discovered and shared, whilst providing an artist-friendly workspace by day, and a lively bar with regular comedy, music, spoken word events by night.”
The Glitch is set to be a must-visit spot that compliments the bustling energy of Lower Marsh and Waterloo, offering all visitors a café, bar and creative space that promises delicious coffee, fabulous drinks, tasty snacks, live performance, local art, and lots of heart.