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Email update from the Bankside Press team

Issue 7 | 4 June 2000

Visit London SE1: <http://www.London-SE1.co.uk>

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[ Welcome ]

[ News and Events ]

- What's on in June
- Millennium Bridge

[ Contact Details ]

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>> W E L C O M E
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Welcome to issue 7 of [SE1 Direct]. Thank you for all
your responses to our recent requests for comments on
the website and the email newsletter. Keep your email
coming to <feedback@london-se1.co.uk>!

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>> N E W S   A N D   E V E N T S
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[ What's on in June ]

The June issue of "in SE1" is now available for
download (as an Adobe Acrobat file) at
<http://www.inSE1.co.uk>. It will be available in
printed form at the usual 70+ locations over the next
few days.

This month's highlights include:

* Reopening of Christ Church Garden
* Elephant & Castle transformation
* Bridget Jones' Diary: filming in SE1
* Tate Modern: the SE1 residents' verdict
* de Gustibus opens at Borough Market
* ...plus all the usual listings and features

Our events pages have also been updated for June - see
<http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/events/>

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[ Millennium Bridge ]

Work continued at full speed this weekend to put the
finishing touches to the Millennium Bridge, due to open
to the public on Saturday 10 June.

If the work is finished in time, this is the schedule
for the opening events:

- Thursday 8 June
  The Lighting the Bridge ceremony will take place in 
  the evening, culminating in a firework display at     
  10.30pm.

- Saturday 10 June
  The first users of the bridge will be the   
  participants in the HSBC Millennium Bridge walk in
  aid of Save the Children. See       
  <http://www.savethechildren.org.uk> for details. 
  
  From 9.30pm a spectacular River of Lanterns       
  procession will cross the bridge, with lanterns made  
  by local schools and community groups.

One of the two official Millennium Bridge exhibitions
this month can be found at the.gallery@oxo until Sunday
11 June. Atmospheric black and white photographs by
Julian Anderson provide a valuable record of the
bridge's construction. There is also a corner devoted
to Bridgeheads work by pupils of Charles Dickens
School. Mock-ups of the balustrade and handrail as well
as the steel cable that supports the bridge can be seen
along with Norman Foster's early sketches and more
detailed architectural plans. The before-and-after
aerial photographs show how the new bridge has changed
this section of the river.

See
<http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/events/gallery-oxo.html>

Also this month there's an opportunity to see images of
the construction process as recorded by Ron Sandford.
Works by Sandford, the artist commissioned to record
the building of the bridge from start to finish, go on
display this month at Cottons Atrium in Tooley Street.
Sandford's work, which includes drawings, lithographs
and watercolours, was sponsored by Drivers Jonas. The
Bridge Building exhibition runs from Tuesday 6 to
Saturday 24 June. Cottons Atrium is open daily 10am-6pm
and admission is free.

Other Millennium Bridge events include bridge-making
workshops at Oxo Tower Wharf next Saturday - see
<http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/events/coinstreet.html>

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[SE1 Direct] Editor: James Hatts
<james.hatts@london-se1.co.uk>

Bankside Press, PO Box 16560, London SE1 0YP
Tel 020 7633 0766 - Fax 020 7620 4356

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