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======================================================= [ SE1 Direct ] http://www.London-SE1.co.uk Issue 22 | 21 September 2000 ======================================================= An email update from the Bankside Press team In this bulletin: * Car Free Day in Waterloo * Friday is Faraday * London Open House * Great River Race * Animal Service at Southwark Cathedral * The Word: London Festival of Literature ======================================================= [ Car Free Day in Waterloo ] The Cut is to be traffic free on Friday 22 September as part of European Car-Free Day. Lambeth and Southwark Councils have teamed up to see that SE1 has one of the 600 streets being closed across Europe. But Michael Bridgeland of the Lambeth Transport Group says: "We're not closing the road. We're opening it up to people!" Plans include an authentic French Market selling cheese and crafts brought by Eurostar from a car free street in Paris. The Old Vic and Young Vic are planning street theatre and Evans Cycles will be running a competition with a chance to win a new bike - cycling will be allowed on Car-Free Day. Restaurants are already planning to put tables outside for shoppers to enjoy a meal or just a cup of coffee. The Cut will be closed to traffic from 7am to 9pm. The French market will arrive at 9am and remain open until about 5pm - or when the cheese runs out. Mayor of London Ken Livingstone will visit The Cut at 3pm. See http://www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk or read the Lambeth Council press release at http://www.lambeth.gov.uk The European Car Free Day site is http://www.22september.org d ======================================================= [ Friday is Faraday ] "An electric celebration of the people of the Elephant & Castle past, present and future" is how the week-long Friday is Faraday festival is being described by the Southwark Arts Forum. The discoverer of electricity Michael Faraday was born at the Elephant & Castle in 1791 when the Elephant & Castle Inn was an important coach stop outside London on the way to Kent and Sussex. Friday is Faraday is being devised and produced by the Southwark Arts Forum as an inventive series of arts, heritage and science projects with the Elephant & Castle community. Michael Faraday's birthday is on Friday 22 September when a public artwork will be unveiled in the Elephant's shopping centre at 4.30pm. Saturday is Family Fun Day, in association with Child & Sound, at both the shopping centre and nearby St Mary's Newington Butts with bouncy castles, workshops, face painting, music and puppets. For a summary of Faraday events in SE1 see http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/0900/faraday.html or see the official website at http://www.fridayisfaraday.org ======================================================= [ London Open House ] The Old Vic is opening its doors for the public to have look around during London Open House Weekend 23-24 September. The Georgian theatre, which is keen to re-establish its close relationship with local residents, will be open on Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Also open will be Southwark Street's Kirkaldy Testing Museum built in 1873 to house David Kirkaldy's unique materials testing machine. On Sunday spectacular views of the City can be enjoyed from the roof of West Williamson architects practice in Tanner Street. The site was once Sarson's Vinegar works which gave the area a distinctive smell. On Saturday and Sunday there will be free admission to the Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret in St Thomas Street at the Borough. For a full SE1 listing see http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/0900/openhouse.html or visit http://www.londonopenhouse.org/ ======================================================= [ Great River Race ] Look out for the Great River Race on Saturday 23 September, when over 275 boats will compete in the annual Thames 'marathon' between Richmond and Island Gardens. Watch out for them on the Livesights ThamesCam as they pass HMS Belfast at approx. 1.10pm - see http://www.livesights.com ======================================================= [ Animal Service at Southwark Cathedral ] Saturday 23 September ANGLICAN SOCIETY FOR THE WELFARE OF ANIMALS SERVICE 2pm Service for animal welfare. Taking part will be three Bishops who are members of the Society Richard Llewellin, Bishop at Lambeth, John Baker, former Bishop of Salisbury and Dominic Walker, Bishop of Reading. See http://wwww.dswark.org ======================================================= [ The Word: London Festival of Literature ] Sunday 23 to Saturday 30 September THE WORD This year's festival is centred around Shakepeare's Globe, with a star-studded lineup of participants including Blake Morrison, JG Ballard, John Walsh, Meera Syal, Patrick Marber, Joe Penhall, Richard Eyre,Melvyn Bragg, John Mortimer, Martin Bell, Tom Bower, John Julius Norwich, Lynda La Plante, Mark Lawson, Jeanette Winterson, Lisa Jardine, Zadie Smith, Lawrence Marks, Simon Jenkins, Michael Heseltine, Boris Johnson, Philippa Gregory, Rose Tremain, Fay Weldon, Howard Jacobson, Francine Stock, Peter Jay, Charles Leadbeater, Steve Jones, Sheena MacDonald, Roy Strong, Terry Jones, Andrew Motion and Michael Frayn. 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