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======================================================= [ SE1 Direct ] http://www.London-SE1.co.uk Issue 10 | 19 June 2000 ======================================================= An email update from the Bankside Press team Just a quick bulletin today - we'll send a further update later in the week with details of what's happening this weekend. ======================================================= >> T H I S W E E K ======================================================= [ Millennium Festival of Cycling ] The Millennium Festival of Cycling is currently under way, and local cycling group Southwark Cyclists and Lambeth Cyclists have organised a comprehensive programme of events. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Bike to Work day, and Southwark Cyclists will be gathering for breakfast at 7.45am at the Island Cafe (corner of Union Street and Southwark Bridge Road). Prizes for the longest cycle commute will be presented by Simon Hughes MP. Lambeth Cyclists are gathering at the Young Vic Cafe in The Cut at 8am. On Wednesday you can join the Midsummer Madness ride to witness dawn on the longest day of the year. The ride starts at 1.15am in Cutty Sark Gardens, or you can join at 2am on the south side of London Bridge by the Southwark Needle, arriving at Primrose Hill in time for the 4.43am sunrise and a glorious view across the capital. If you don;t have to go to work afterwards, the rise will return to the South Bank for the launch of the 5,000 mile National Cycle Network at that giant bike wheel otherwise known as the British Airways London Eye. For more on Millennium Festival of Cycling events check out http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk and http://www.lambethcyclists.net ======================================================= [ Friends of Archbishop's Park ] Archbishop's park - SE1's largest green space - is to get its own user group to encourage greater use of this amenity and to protect its future. The inaugural meeting of Friends of Archbishop's Park will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 21 June, at China Walk Tenants Hall, Lambeth Walk, SE11 (the third building on the left as you enter Lambeth Walk from Lambeth Road). Organiser Sarah O'Connell says "the aim is for park users to work together to make the park a nicer and friendlier place". The Friends will have three main aims: - to encourage use and enjoyment of the Park - to identify how the park might be improved - to inform park users and local residents of the development proposed by the South Bank Employers Group. O'Connell adds: "We are on the lookout for active volunteers. The lead group at the moment are mothers with pre-school children but we recognise that lots of other groups use the park. We would love to hear from people who might have an interest in improving the planting or know something about the history, or who work for local employers and have a sense of what lunchtime users want and how to tap into their firms for donations (give a bench or some plants!). "The aim is for locals to start to reclaim their park and for it to become a focus for the community." ======================================================= [ Festival France at Hay's Galleria ] This Thursday, Friday and Saturday Hay's Galleria will be hosting a genuine country food market from Normandy offering bread, cheeses, olives, dried fruits, patisserie and charcuterie products, coffee, cider and wine. Live music will add to the atmosphere. See http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/events/hays.html ======================================================= >> C O N T A C T D E T A I L S ======================================================= We welcome your comments on any aspect of our website, printed publication and email service. The address is email@example.com [SE1 Direct] Editor: James Hatts firstname.lastname@example.org Bankside Press, PO Box 16560, London SE1 0YP Tel 020 7633 0766 - Fax 020 7620 4356 Web http://www.London-SE1.co.uk SE1 Direct is copyright (c) 2000 Bankside Press