Anytime the Wind Can Change – Shadow Puppet Show

A beautiful, intimate evening of acoustic music and shadow puppetry. Suitable for all ages.

On November 1st, The New Shadow Cabinet and Oasis Farm Waterloo bring you an intimate evening of music and folklore.

Told through the age-old artform of shadow puppetry and music, Anytime The Wind Can Change shares with audiences the touching parable of two lonely giants on opposite sides of an ocean, performed by an international collective of world-class artists, puppeteers and musicians unexpectedly united through the turmoil of this year.

The performance will take place in a covid secure manner, there’ll be warm drinks to have, marshmallows to toast and we’ll all have a reason to be glad it’s getting darker earlier.

Total duration: 80 minutes

30 mins – Acoustic Concert, Benjamin Yellowitz

Benjamin Yellowitz takes the singer/songwriter format to new levels with his unique mix of mysterious, slow-burning pop worked into magic with his dark production style. Featured on several BBC Introducing Sessions, Benjamin has received considerable critical acclaim and is a rising star in the UK’s independent music scene.

10 minute interval

40 mins – Anytime The Wind Can Change

Two lonely giants fall in love across a vast sea, sending messages to each other on the wings of birds, but as peace becomes chaos in the wake of a disaster, cracks start to appear. Naut and Astrid float closer together as their people drift further apart – but in the darkest hours we sometimes find the best of humanity.

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Anytime The Wind Can Change is a contemporary folktale about compassion in a time of chaos, originally written for Woodford Folk Festival’s Closing Ceremony (Australia’s largest annual outdoor performance), now reimagined in the charming medium of shadow. Told with simple yet beautifully detailed puppets and a moving live score, Anytime The Wind Can Change is a story for all ages that reminds us to consider the struggles and journeys of people who are brave enough to ask us for help.

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Written and directed by Alex Podger

Puppets by Caitlin Strongarm

Co-produced and Narrated by Alex Gomar

Music by Benjamin Yellowitz, Sian Herbert

Title Song by Kavisha Mazella + Arnold Zable

www.thenewshadowcabinet.com

Recommended age: 4+

October Family Day

It’s finally here! Oasis Farm Waterloo is very excited to throw open our gates for our first Family Day since March!

As with all things this one is going to have to be a little different than it’s been before, but the core will be the same as always; we’re inviting you to come and explore our little ‘oasis’ of a farm.

We’ll be open on Sunday the 25th October from 1pm – 4pm for families (whether or not they include children, or even if they’re the kind of family that you get to choose) and each group will be asked to book a slot here. We’ll come back to you to confirm your spot within a few days.

Within your hour you’ll be able to visit with the animals, explore the farm and get involved with some craft. We’ll also have some farm fresh produce for sale.

If you’ve got any questions, or would like to be put on the notification list for our Family Days, please email farm@oasiswaterloo.org.

November Volunteering Day

UPDATE: We are currently at capacity for this November. You are still welcome to fill in the form and you will be added to our waiting list. We’ll also put you at the top of the list for our December day.

Our next COVID-secure volunteer day will be on the 7th of November. We’re keeping to the rhythm we’ve built over the last few months so you’ll have to bring your own lunch still BUT we’re super excited to have the kitchen open again – just in time for hot chocolate weather!

It feels like winter has really swept in on us, so we’re looking to finish off our harvest and get the beds ready for the colder months. As always there’s also lots of mucking out, fixing up and gardening to do. So you’re invited to come and keep the farm looking fresh.

We only have a limited capacity for volunteers at the moment, so you’ll need to register here: https://forms.gle/4FCPNJgYDUcdPmdu7 for a place. We’ll then confirm the place and send you some details on our COVID secure measures. If you have any questions please email us at farm@oasiswaterloo.org.

Hope to see you all soon!

The Farm Team

October Open Volunteering Day

We’re super excited to be continuing on with our COVID-secure volunteer days. With out next one racing towards us on the 3rd October (11am – 3pm)! To keep everyone safe you’ll have to bring your own lunch BUT we’re super excited to be able to welcome more volunteers back to the site!


Autumn is starting to creep into the farm now, so as well as a lot of wonderful colours, there’s also a lot of leaves to sweep up! As always there’s also lots of mucking out, fixing up and gardening to do. So you’re invited to come and help us get ready for the colder seasons. No experience needed, we’ll even lend you some wellies!


We only have a limited capacity for volunteers at the moment, so you’ll need to register here: https://forms.gle/4FCPNJgYDUcdPmdu7 for a place. We’ll then confirm the place and send you some details on our COVID secure measures. If you have any questions please email us at farm@oasiswaterloo.org.


Hope to see you all soon!
The Farm Team

A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Farm!

For one day only we’re super excited to welcome Butterfly Theatre to Oasis Farm to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Shakespeare’s plays weren’t originally written for grand and stiff auditoriums, but were instead performed out in the fresh air, in courtyards, marketplaces and surrounded by livestock. Which is, funnily enough, exactly what we’ve got on the farm!


Watch Puck creating havoc as he mixes in too many bubbles; and the key-worker mechanicals as they attempt to hold the show together… all with the sounds of the animals as accompaniment!

Be a part of reinvigorating the arts through community and safe, socially distanced theatre, one city farm at a time.


All tickets and more info can be found on Eventbrite.

Performances are on the 30th of August at 11am, 2pm and 5pm. 

Tickets are £18/£13 and £49 for a family of four.

September Volunteer Day

After the success of our first COVID-secure volunteer day we’re back with another one on the 12th of September (11am – 3pm)! To keep everyone safe you’ll have to bring your own lunch still BUT we’re super excited to be able to welcome more volunteers back to the site!

Spring hasn’t slowed down on the farm and has brought us a Summer that’s full of vegetables and flowers. There’s a lot of weeding to do post lockdown as well as some general fixing up of the site. You’re invited to come and help us get things ship-shape and welcome our big animals home.

We only have a limited capacity for volunteers at the moment, so you’ll need to register here: https://forms.gle/4FCPNJgYDUcdPmdu7 for a place. We’ll then confirm the place and send you some details on our COVID secure measures. If you have any questions please email us at farm@oasiswaterloo.org.

August Open Volunteer Day

We’re back! The 15th of August will be our first volunteer day back as London begins to re-open. It’ll be a little different, it’ll be cautious, and you’ll have to bring your own lunch this time BUT we’re super excited to be able to welcome volunteers back to the site!

Spring hasn’t slowed down on the farm and has brought us a Summer that’s full of vegetables and flowers. There’s a lot of weeding to do post lockdown as well as some general fixing up of the site. You’re invited to come and help us get things ship-shape and welcome our big animals home. You don’t need to have volunteered before, you don’t need to have any specific farm skills.

We only have a limited capacity for volunteers at the moment, so you’ll need to register here: https://forms.gle/4FCPNJgYDUcdPmdu7 for a place. We’ll then confirm the place and send you some details on our COVID secure measures. If you have any questions please email us at farm@oasiswaterloo.org.

Oasis Farm Temporary Closure

In line with current Government advice Oasis Farm Waterloo has currently suspended our events programme of family days, volunteer days and one-off events including the upcoming Circus Spectacular on the farm. We’ll be updating this page as we know more and are aiming to get you all some farm time again as soon as it’s safe.

However, we realise that in a time where things are uncertain and we need to be physically distant from each other, this is exactly the time where we need community, where we need to connect with people and find some hope, some chink of light in unsettling times.

So the farm might be pausing activities but Oasis Hub Waterloo is not going away; we think that instead of social distancing we should be practising physical distancing – we’ll be staying in touch via social media, WhatsApp, and soon we’re going to launch some online initiatives offering a range of practical ways in which we can continue to stay in touch, keep healthy, and look after our wellbeing.

Join us at:

oasiswaterloo.org

twitter.com/oasiswaterloo

facebook.com/oasiswaterloo

instagram.com/oasiswaterloo

Yours Agriculturally

The Oasis Farm Team.

February Family Day

Come down to explore the farm for a splash in a puddle or a sit in the sunshine*! We’re open to young and old from 1pm – 4pm on the 16th February.

We’ll be exploring the farm to find some mini-beasts & bugs, telling stories around the fire and searching for any sign of spring returning to us.

As always we’ll have some farmyard crafts and opportunities to meet our animals.

Join us to explore the farm or to just relax in the garden with a tea or coffee. Entry is free.

*weather dependent. It’s February, who know’s what’ll happen. Maybe we’ll make snowmen…

March Volunteer Day

Oasis Farm Waterloo needs you! We’re getting prepared for Spring, we’re sorting out our seedlings, raking through our raised beds and as always mucking out our animal mates! On the 7th March from 11am – 3pm you’re invited to join the fun!

We are an urban farm and community resource in Waterloo, a hidden gem just moments from the Southbank. Since 2015, we have been transforming a derelict wasteland into a beautiful, thriving space that works to transform children’s lives through farming, family and therapy.

Our volunteering Saturdays help to keep our farm animals, flowers and vegetables happy and healthy, and help us carry on doing our amazing work with young people. If you like the outdoors, working with animals, plants or young people we’d love to welcome you to our team!

Lunch is provided and there’s no need to book. New & experienced volunteers welcome, BYO wellies or borrow some of ours!