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======================================================= [ SE1 Direct ] ======================================================= Email update from the Bankside Press team Issue 4 | 11 May 2000 Visit London SE1: <http://www.London-SE1.co.uk> ======================================================= I N T H I S I S S U E ======================================================= [ Welcome ] [ News and Events ] - Tate Modern - Millennium Bridge - Southwark Mysteries - Who's afraid of the 10 Commandments? [ Contact Details ] ======================================================= W E L C O M E ======================================================= Welcome to issue 4 of [SE1 Direct]. We have delayed this issue to bring you the latest on Tate Modern. The address for your comments, questions, complaints and suggestions is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. ======================================================= N E W S A N D E V E N T S ======================================================= [ Tate Modern ] Today's the day that the Queen opens Tate Modern. There's live coverage on BBC1 from 1100 to 1130. The evening celebrations will be shown on BBC2 between 1930 and 2030 and on BBC1 between 2230 and 2300. Check out our Tate Modern mini-site for all you need to know, including behind-the-scenes photographs and links to the extensive press coverage of the new gallery. <http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/tate/> And look out for the spectacular light show in the evening - see the picture on our front page at <http://www.London-SE1.co.uk> for a sample from the rehearsal on Wednesday night. Doors open to the public at 9.50am on Friday morning! ======================================================= [ Millennium Bridge ] The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended a†service at St Paul's Cathedral on Tuesday 9 May to mark the dedication of the Millennium Bridge.† The Queen was unable to cross the bridge as it is only three-quarters completed, so she performed a simple ceremony on the north side dedicating the bridge to the people of Southwark and the City of London. Among those in attendance were the new Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of Southwark Cllr Charles Cherrill and the Lord Mayor of London, as well as the Bishops of London and Southwark and the Dean of Southwark Cathedral, the Very Rev Colin Slee. A flotilla of small boats passed under the bridge to mark the occasion. See <http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/0500/bridge.html> for some photos. The Millennium Bridge will open to the public next month, after the HSBC Millennium Bridge Walk in aid of Save the Children on Saturday 10 June. Call 020 7252 4141 to register or visit the website at <http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/millenniumbridge> Later this month an exhibition about the Millennium Bridge project opens at the.gallery@oxo on the South Bank. A book by Deyan Sudjic entitled Blade of Light: The Story of London's Millennium Bridge is also being published by Penguin. Available from Amazon.co.uk at <http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140290370/virtuallinse1> † There are links to media coverage of the Millennium Bridge on our SE1 in the News page at <http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/inthenews.html> ======================================================= [ Southwark Mysteries ] It's your last chance to catch The Anatomy Class... John Constable writes: > The Anatomy Class > May 9th-13th 2000 at 8pm > A ritual healing of Southwark's physical and > spiritual states. The ceremony, performed in the 19th > century Operating Theatre, invokes the ghosts of > whores and body-snatchers, Thomas a Becket, Mary > Overie and Mary Magdalene, to "Heal the Dragon" in > the Temple of Isis. > The Old Operating Theatre > St Thomas Street SE1 (London Bridge Station) > 020 7955 4791 £8/£6 concs For more information see John Constable's site at <http://sites.netscape.net/johncrowmysteries> ======================================================= [ Who's afraid of the 10 Commandments? ] A major new 10 part series for ITV hosted by Melvyn Bragg. Melvyn Bragg chairs a studio discussion about the contemporary relevance of the original Ten Commandments. Each programme will begin with a short documentary film and will follow with a discussion featuring prominent figures from politics, religion, the arts, science and the media. The shows will be recorded during the day at The London Studios, Upper Ground, SE1, on the following dates: Thursday 18 May, Thursday 1 June, Friday 2 June, Thursday 15 June, Friday 16th June, Thursday 22nd June, Friday 23rd June. If you would like to join the audience, call 020 7261 3261, fax 020 7261 8027, email LWT.Tickets@granadamedia.com or write to Studio Audience Research, LWT, The London Television Centre, London SE1 9LT. Liquid refreshments will be available before the recordings. ======================================================= C O N T A C T D E T A I L S ======================================================= [SE1 Direct] Editor: James Hatts <email@example.com> Bankside Press, PO Box 16560, London SE1 0YP Tel 020 7633 0766 - Fax 020 7620 4356 SE1 Direct is copyright (c) 2000 Bankside Press Design with thanks to Absolute Ezines <http://www.writead.com>