Artistic Director at St John's Waterloo and Waterloo Festival

Euchar was appointed Artistic Director at Waterloo Festival in 2018 and St John's Waterloo in 2019. 


Waterloo Festival is an annual celebration of art, music, hertiage and ideas on the South Bank fringe. It is a showcase for fresh and emerging talent from Waterloo and all over the world as well as a platform for effective discussion and healthy debates.

St John's Waterloo is an arts-community venue on the South Bank, hosting a variety of creative happenings, social justice campaigns and community events. It is also home to Southbank Sinfonia and several other ensembles and arts organisations. Through 'Re-Ignite', the venue is undergoing redevelopment, transforming it into an accessible, open and contemporary state-of-the-art space working with and for professional and amateur artists and the community of Lambeth and London. 


Photo: St John's Waterloo, London | Eleanor Bentall for St John's Waterloo

St John's Waterloo, London | Photo: Eleanor Bentall for St John's Waterloo

Utopia: a new world for everyone

At the heart of this project are students from Accumulate, the art school for the homeless, who are engaged in designing and constructing a model of their perfect world. Utopia: a new world for everyone is a residency at St John's based around a series of creative workshops covering architecture, textiles, music making and voice training, now running and due to culminate in a final showcase in the newly refurbished St John’s when the church reopens in summer 2022. The workshops are supported by architecture firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and supported by the Foyle Foundation and Arts Council England.

Photo: Chez Chrisss


Conversations on press freedom

A series of five articles celebrating World Press Freedom Day published in 2020. This series, written for the online COVID edition of Waterloo Festival, features interviews with Alessandra Galloni (Reuters), Rebecca Vincent (Reporters Without Borders), James Hatts (SE1 News) and former journalist Shanon Shah.


Walking the Festival

An audio-tour of the South Bank site as it looked at the Festival of Britain of 1951. Led by Alan Powers and Elain Harwood, of the Twentieth Century Society, and accompanied by Nick Rampley, former Vice-Principal at Morley College, and Euchar Gravina, Artistic Director at Waterloo Festival. Sound engineered by Morley Radio. This is part of a series of podcast episodes around Waterloo Festival.


L-Investigaturi tal-Muzika

L-Investigaturi tal-Muzika, part of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra's continuous efforts to bring music closer to younger audiences, is an edutainment series of 15-minutes episodes delving into aspects of orchestral music. Euchar was featured in Episode 7.