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======================================================= [ SE1 Direct ] http://www.London-SE1.co.uk Issue 31 | 5 December 2000 ======================================================= An email update from the Bankside Press team ======================================================= >> I N T H I S B U L L E T I N ======================================================= * Southwark Cathedral floodlighting * Vauxhall Cross Scheme open evening * World's largest ESP experiment * Fireworks on the Thames * In the London SE1 Forums ======================================================= [ Southwark Cathedral floodlighting ] "I am going to ask you to do what you have always wanted to do: turn your back on a politician" said Culture Secretary Chris Smith as he invited the crowd outside Southwark Cathedral to stop listening at him and watch the building slowly light up. The Cabinet Minister was speaking last Sunday to members of the Advent Carol Service congregation who had gone outside for the switch on of lights. Also present were Timothy West and his wife Prunella Scales and Millennium Commission member Lady Howe. Exclusive pictures at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/1200/cathedral.html ======================================================= [ Vauxhall Cross Scheme open evening ] Vauxhall businesses and residents are invited to attend a public open evening on Wednesday 6 December from 6.30pm at Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, Oval. There will be a presentation at 7pm with a detailed display of all parts of the scheme. You will be able to meet representatives from the Project Team See http://www.vauxhallx.co.uk for more on the scheme. ======================================================= [ World's Largest ESP experiment ] Does telepathy exist? Is it possible for mere mortals to send images using psychic transmission? The Museum of the Unknown at Oxo Tower Wharf is hosting the world's largest extra-sensory perception experiment. Under the guidance of Dr Richard Wiseman, members of the public are invited to take part in a mass-participation experiment. The event runs between 10am and 5pm in the Museum, with the action moving to Bernie Spain Gardens from 6pm to 10pm. Volunteers are welcome to drop in for an hour or stay the whole day. There's more on this event at the Sci-Fi channel website: http://www.uk.scifi.com ======================================================= [ Fireworks on the Thames ] The New Year's Eve fireworks may have been cancelled, but you can get in party mood on Thursday at 8.30pm when a private Royal Bank of Scotland display will light up the river between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges. if you are not in the area you can catch the 6 minute display on the Livesights webcam at http://www.livesights.com ======================================================= [ In the London SE1 Forums ] Some of the topics raised in recent discussions on our message boards: - London Bridge Tower - the debate STILL continues - Answers to the Hotel Druzhba question - More London development website - Eco-friendly ice creams on the South Bank? - Photography at Tate Modern To get involved, visit http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forums/forums.html ======================================================= Contributions for the next [SE1 Direct] bulletin to firstname.lastname@example.org please. ======================================================= >> 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 feedback@SE1direct.co.uk [SE1 Direct] c/o "in SE1", 27 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NY Tel 020 7633 0766 - Fax 020 7401 2521 Web http://www.SE1direct.co.uk SE1 Direct is copyright (c) 2000 Bankside Press