Themed "Respair" - a rarely-used English word meaning the return of hope after a period of despair - the 2021 festival echoes both the themes of seven decades ago, and the current zeitgeist as we move into the next phase of our recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 11th annual Waterloo Festival celebrates arts, heritage and community.

The return of Festivalcast on Morley Radio.

A series of exhibitions taking place in the Waterloo Centre’s display spaces in June, including Open Air (sculpture in the Morley Garden), FORWARD > PLAY > PAUSE > REPEAT (creative and digital media in the Cardew Gallery), Conceptual Headwear (millinery in the Bowden Cases) and Colour and Light (stained glass in the Tower Rooms).