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The little known history of Waterloo Bridge (aka The Ladies Bridge) will be celebrated with live performances, film and large scale photographic projections by Karen Livesey and Concrete History on the National Theatre's fly tower of trail-blazing female construction workers who re-built the bridge during World War II. 

"Fascinating essay in social history and a gripping account of the search to recover memories of a particularly poignant time in British History, and the often forgotten role that women played in war-time."
Greg Neale, Founding editor BBC History Magazine  


Thu 22 Sep, 

The Ladies Bridge Film Screening & Panel Discussion, BFI Southbank 

The Ladies Bridge explores why the female bridge builders who rebuilt Waterloo Bridge during the Second World War and 24,000 other female construction workers have been written out of history. Join director and producer Karen Livesey for this special screening followed by a panel discussion with the film makers and industry professionals including representatives from Historic England and Tideway, the new company delivering London’s ‘super sewer’. The event will be hosted by Totally Thames Director Adrian Evans.

A collage of photographs and moving footage projected on to the National Theatre Lyttleton Fly Tower and Waterloo Bridge Southbank side, with accompanying music playback on the riverside walkway. 
 

Friday 23 September, 7.15pm-11pm

A collage of photographs and moving footage projected on to the National Theatre Lyttleton Fly Tower and Waterloo Bridge Southbank side, with accompanying music playback on the riverside walkway.
 
At 8pm, there will be a live performance by string ensemble, Iyatra Quartet under Waterloo Bridge.
 
From 10am, the Kino Van will be parked up screening The Ladies' Bridge documentary and rolling programme of short films from BFI, Film London, The Institute of Engineering and Technology, The Women's Engineering Society and Unite the Union. 
 

Saturday 24 September, 7.15pm-11pm

A collage of photographs and moving footage projected on to the National Theatre Lyttleton Fly Tower and Waterloo Bridge Southbank side, with accompanying music playback on the riverside walkway.

From 10am, the Kino Van will be parked up screening The Ladies' Bridge documentary and rolling programme of short films from BFI, Film London, The Institute of Engineering and Technology, The Women's Engineering Society and UNITE. From 8.30pm-9pm, enjoy live performance from MJ Parazino's Choirs under Waterloo Bridge, singing songs from the Second World War