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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 336

About this email newsletter: http://www.SE1direct.co.uk
Daily local news & features: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk

Monday 16 April 2007                          ISSN 1750-0656

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Prepare to be famous
* What's on this week
* Reader offer: Day course in back health for gardeners
* Situations vacant - Project coordinator, Cultural Quarter
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside

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[ Local news & features from the London SE1 website ]

Remember you don't have to wait till SE1 Direct drops into
your mailbox to get a local news fix. The London SE1 website
offers the latest news throughout the week. You can also see
the news on a map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/map

* 600 space hoppers on the Millennium Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2661

* Calder Bookshop saved from closure
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2660

* Tracey Emin flag unveiled on South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2659

* Thai Silk 3am opening blocked by council
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2658

* Simon Hughes reselected as Lib Dem candidate
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2657

* Spitalfields Canteen restaurant to open at Festival Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2655

* Cross River Tram: Southwark Council reiterates support
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2654

* Award for Waterloo man's walking website
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2653

* 'Special measures' for Eveline Lowe Primary School
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2652

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[ Advert: Prepare to be famous ]

Stagecoach Theatre Arts school is enrolling for the new term
beginning on Saturday 21st April at Bacon's College
Rotherhithe.

Stagecoach is the world's biggest and most successful
part-time Theatre Arts School and students from 6 - 15
spend 3 hours on Saturday mornings 
singing, dancing and enacting drama workshops.

It's exhausting,imaginative and exciting!

Prospectus and more info at
http://www.stagecoach.co.uk/rotherhithe
020 7740 3111

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[ What's on this week ]

Each week we select a few highlights from the community
and cultural events taking place over the next seven
days. For a comprehensive what's on guide visit
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/ or pick up a copy of
our free monthly printed publication, 'in SE1'.

BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL: LOCAL TRANSPORT ISSUES
Monday 16 April
7pm at Charles Dickens Primary School, Lant Street
Meeting for Cathedrals and Chaucer wards. Southwark
Council's transport planning team wants to hear your ideas
for transport improvements in your community council area.
Officers will explain details of the funding process for
securing transport schemes throughout the borough in
2008/09. This process covers a large number of transport
areas, such as 20mph zones and cycling training, addressing
local transport trends through local safety schemes and
cycling schemes, and improving the general condition of
Southwark's road infrastructure.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1797


SEQUINS & SAWDUST - THE CIRCUS COMES TO THE SOUTH BANK
Monday 16 to Saturday 21 April
7.30pm; Tue, Wed, Sat 2.30pm at The Big Top on the South
Bank, Upper Ground; 15 (conc 9.50; children 7.50; family
35) from 020 7729 9522
Within the enclosed magic space of the circus Big Top
aspects of everyday life gain a hint of the extraordinary.
Intrigue, romance, deceit and the struggle for power mark
out the life of aging clown, Phinnaeus Capelli. His story is
brought to the ring through breathtaking circus skills, live
music, street theatre and comedy.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1943


BANKSIDE URBAN FOREST EXHIBITION
Monday 16 to Friday 20 April
at Tate Modern, Bankside
Tate Modern is the final stop for this tour of proposals for
a greener urban realm in the Bankside area.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2010


FOUNDER'S PLACE PLANNING INQUIRY
Tuesday 17 April
Opens 10am at Lambeth Town Hall
The public inquiry into the refusal of planning permission
for the Founder's Place development by Guy's and St Thomas'
Charity north of Archbishop's Park opens on Tuesday and is
expected to last 12 working days.
Find out more from the developers:
http://www.gsttcharity.org.uk/projects/foundersplace.html
Petition to planning inspector by opponents of scheme: 
http://www.petitiononline.com/rclens1/


AVEC 2007: THE LONDON HAT SHOW
Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 April
Tue-Wed 10am-6pm; Thu-Fri 10am-7.30pm; Sat 10am-6pm at
Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street; 1
Historically one of the main hat-making areas of London,
Southwark provides the perfect setting for 'AVEC' 2007. This
year showcasing the work of more than 20 designers, new and
established across all spectrums of 'The Hat'. Come and
enjoy the experience of buying, speaking and listening to
designers and makers of the sharpest headwear around.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1822


WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 18 April
4pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors proposed
developments in Waterloo. On the agenda: WCDG's parents and
providers project, community facilities audit and the 20
Blackfriars Road development. Note new time - 4pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1389


BANKSIDE RESIDENTS FORUM: OPEN FORUM
Wednesday 18 April
7pm at The Table, 85 Southwark Street
An update on what is happening in Bankside and light
refreshments in the relaxed atmosphere of The Table Cafe.
Meet Dan Taylor from Southwark Council and hear about the
Community Project Bank and how planning gain money (Section
106) can be used to benefit this area. See the plans for 20
Blackfriars Road (behind Christ Church), 1 Blackfriars Road
(Beetham), Holland Street and Tate Modern extension.
Membership to Bankside Residents Forum is free to those
living and working in the area. More information from 020
7928 9528 or sue@banksideresidentsforum.org
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1844


SEEDLING SWAP EVENT AT DIVERSITY GARDEN
Thursday 19 April
2.30pm-4.30pm at Diversity Garden, 51-53 King James Street
Bring along any spare seedlings/cuttings or house plants to
swap with others.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1991


ST GEORGE IN SOUTHWARK FESTIVAL
New small-scale multicultural festival celebrating
Southwark's many connections to St George in his various
guises. See http://www.stgeorgefestival.org.uk and see below
for selected festival events.


CULTURAL SHOWCASE
Saturday 21 April
3pm at GHARWEG, 5 Westminster Bridge Road; free
Launch of booklet. Food and culture from Ethiopia, Ghana,
Sierra Leone and other groups. A St George in Southwark
Festival event. (St George is patron saint of Ethiopia.)
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2030


LONDON MARATHON
Sunday 22 April
The London Marathon comes to Jamaica Road, Tooley Street and
Tower Bridge this Sunday. The elite women will pass Tooley
Street soon after 10am with the elite women following approx
40 minutes later.
ROAD CLOSURES: Jamaica Road closed 8am-4pm; Tower Bridge
closed 8am-7pm.
http://www.london-marathon.co.uk/


SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS AT THE GLOBE
Sunday 22 April
11am-4pm at Shakespeare's Globe, New Globe Walk; free
The day will begin at 10.30am with a 10-minute carnival
procession from Southwark Cathedral to the Globe. Members of
the public are invited to take part and bring along their
own masks, prizes will be given for the best masks on show.
A whole day of free festivities and the chance to tread the
boards of the famous stage. Experienced actors will train
members of the public to perform lines from Shakespeare in
front of a packed auditorium. There will be workshops for
all ages, music from the Globe's favourite musicians, the
chance to win fantastic prizes, and food and wine stalls in
the Underglobe.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1779


ST GEORGE'S LUNCH
Sunday 22 April
1pm at Blackfriars Settlement, 19 Rushworth Street; phone
020 7928 9251 to reserve a place, 2.50
Celebrate St George's Day with a community lunch of
traditional English fayre. A St George in Southwark Festival
event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2029


CATHEDRAL TOUR: SHAKESPEARE & ST GEORGE
Sunday 22 April
1pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge; 4 (conc 3.50)
Tour of Southwark Cathedral focussing on connections with
Shakespeare and St George. A St George in Southwark Festival
event. Phone 020 7193 1845 reserve a place, pay on the day.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2027


SHAKESPEARE'S ELIZABETHAN SOUTHWARK WALK
Sunday 22 April
2.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; 4 (inc 2
donation to St George's restoration fund)
Tour of Shakespeare's Elizabethan Southwark from Southwark
Cathedral to St George the Martyr in Borough High Street. A
St George in Southwark Festival event. Phone 020 7193 1845
reserve a place, pay on the day.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2026


ST GEORGE MULTIFAITH SHOWCASE IN ST GEORGE'S GARDEN
Sunday 22 April
From 3pm at St George's Garden, Tabard Street; free
Learn about the devotion to St George in Ethiopia from
members of Southwark's Ethiopian community. Ethiopian
Orthodox Holy Trinity Church will build a shrine with a
statue in the garden and a choir will render some
traditional songs. Display of Ethiopian artefacts including
samples of St George's Beer. A St George in Southwark
Festival event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2028


SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHDAY OPEN DAY
Sunday 22 April
11am-6pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street; free
An opportunity to view the remains of Bankside's first
theatre on the eve of Shakespeare's Birthday. Showings of
audio-visual presentation narrated by Sir Ian McKellen.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2033

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[ Reader offer: Day course in back health for gardeners ] 

DAY COURSE IN BACK HEALTH FOR GARDENERS
Monday 23 April
10.30am-4pm at the Museum of Garden History, Lambeth Palace
Road
45 (35 to the first five callers who book quoting SE1
Direct). Includes lunch, tea and coffee. Book tickets in
advance on 020 7401 8865
This day has been organised as a health awareness day for
amateur gardeners, to explore ways of protecting backs
during working sessions in the garden. Representatives from
the charity BackCare, Body Control Pilates, Alexander
Technique and Tai Chi will give presentations throughout the
day, and participants will have the opportunity to try out
basic exercises from each of the course. The aim of the day
is to help course members identify exercise techniques that
appeal to them and which they will hopefully develop after
the course. 
http://www.museumgardenhistory.org/events.html

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[ Situations vacant ]

This is the place for local businesses and organisations to
advertise job vacancies in Southwark and Lambeth. 

Project Coordinator, South Bank & Bankside Cultural Quarter

Details of this job - and how to advertise a vacancy - at
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/jobs/

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* A Bloodless Field at the Old Operating Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2656

* A Karaoke Wedding at the Union Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2651

* The Big Brecht Fest Part 1 at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2650

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[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

* 5 a side football
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/68989
* Pubs for actors to practice their lines
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/68874
* Southwark - origin of the name
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/68834
* E&C Banking Facilities (Lack of!)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/68793
* SE1 Celebs
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/68786
* SE1's nicest squares
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/68780
* Any fairs, fetes, events, coming up?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/68622
* Shunt Bar under London Bridge
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/68618
* Cars with a white triangle on the roof
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/68611
* 185 Park Street planning inquiry
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/68595
* City Hall litter
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/68553

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

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[ Business Forum in association with Better Bankside ]

http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

* Where would you like cycle parking in the area?
* Work Space
* Storage / office space wanted
* Business banking - who is good?

http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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