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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 346

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Daily local news & features: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk

Monday 25 June 2007                           ISSN 1750-0656

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: The Handy Squad
* What's on this week
* Reader offer: 20% off at Mango Tree Indian Restaurant
* Local job vacancies - 4 jobs this week
* 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

* Shad Thames may have restriction on bars and restaurants
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2788

* Maria Sharapova in Potters Fields Park
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2786

* Young Vic war memorial plaque rededicated
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2785

* Graffiti-busters patrol the South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2790

* Southwark Council confirms Tooley Street office move
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2779

* Local jobs created by Bermondsey Spa regeneration
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2789

* Tycoon takes over the Bargehouse at Oxo Tower Wharf
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2783

* MPs and peers visit Siobhan Davies dance studios
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2784

* Southwark & Lambeth pensioners join Freedom Pass lobby
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2782

* Work begins on new hotel at Westminster Bridge roundabout
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2781

* Elephant shopping centre features in new opera
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2780

* Tower Bridge Primary School comes out of special measures
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2778

* Map to be focus of prayer for Zimbabwe at Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2777

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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'.

CAN LONDON BE BOTH BIG AND BEAUTIFUL? DEBATE @ TURBINE HALL
Monday 25 June
7.30pm-9.30pm  at Tate Modern, Bankside; 8 (conc 5)
London's rapid growth means it not only contains more people
but also more money than ever before. But is this upping the
quality of life for Londoners? Will there come a point when
growth leads only to congestion and decay? This talk
explores the merits and flaws of an expanding city. Janet
Street-Porter, Richard Rogers, Michael Snyder, Shumon Basar,
Tristram Hunt, Sarah Gaventa, Sean Griffiths, Piers Gough,
Ricky Burdett. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2295


HEDDA GABLER: MORLEY ACTING SCHOOL PRODUCTION
Monday 25 to Tuesday 26 June
7pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; 7 (conc
5)
By Henrik Ibsen. Morley Acting School production directed by
Dominic Grant.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2613


ALEC DANKWORTH'S SPANISH ACCENTS: FREE OPEN-AIR JAZZ
Tuesday 26 June
6.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Acclaimed European quintet  brings a Spanish accent to jazz
standards, folksongs and originals. City of London Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2205


HISTORY ON YOUR DOORSTEP: WEST BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY FORUM
Tuesday 26 June
7pm-9pm at Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove
Local historian Jennie Howells will be talking about the
special history of West Bermondsey, some that is lost and
some that remains, including Bermondsey Abbey and the
leather industry. Also a chance to hear about what the West
Bermondsey Community Forum has been doing over the last year
and its future plans. Light refreshments available.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2501


WATERLOO COMMUNITY STREET AUDIT WITH LIVING STREETS
Wednesday 27 June
Living Streets is carrying out a Community Audit of the
walking routes around Waterloo Station for Transport for
London. A commitment has been made by the Mayor of London to
audit a number of mainline stations and to prepare an action
plan of work needed to improve walking links, and this
project is an important step forward in achieving these
improvements. Living Streets are hoping to hold three audits
on 27 June - one at breakfast time (8am), one at lunchtime
(12 noon) and one in the evening at dusk (8pm start). Each
audit will last approximately 90 minutes maximum and will
include a briefing, the on-street audit, and a debriefing to
summarise the findings. Living Streets needs volunteers to
give the community perspective on the walking routes around
the station, To take part email
csa.leader@livingstreets.org.uk
Info: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2563


OPEN EVENING AT THE UNICORN THEATRE FOR CHILDREN
Wednesday 27 June
6pm at Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street
The Unicorn Theatre would like to hear your views as part of
its annual review. Meet the team and put forward questions,
opinions and suggestions. Guided tours of the theatre. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2614


OPEN-AIR MOVIES AT THE SCOOP - FINAL WEEK
THIS WEEK: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, THE ADVENTURES OF
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT and MONSOON WEDDING
Wednesday 27, Thursday 28, Friday 29 June
9.15pm at The Scoop, More London Riverside; free
Annual season of free open-air movie screenings in the
amphitheatre by City Hall. Turn up & take a seat by 9.15pm.
* Wednesday: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2257
* Thursday: The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2258
* Friday: Monsoon Wedding
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2259


PEABODY TRUST DIGIVAN (MOBILE PC WORKSHOP)  
Every Thursday 
10am-1pm & 2pm-3pm on the Peabody Estate off Southwark St
Help with creating a CV, writing a covering letter,
completing application forms and jobsearches on the
internet.


CYCLE THEFT SURGERY WITH BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE @ WATERLOO
Friday 29 June
4pm-8pm at Waterloo Station,  Waterloo Road
British Transport Police is targeting cycle theft hotspots
to educate bike owners about how they can avoid falling
victim to cycle thieves.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2546


WATERLOO MUSIC - FREE EVENT IN EMMA CONS GARDENS
Friday 29 June
5pm-7pm  at Emma Cons Gardens, The Cut; free
Vocalist Alice English. Food and drink from The Fire
Station. Part of a series leading up to Waterloo Carnival. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2408


SPACES BETWEEN: FREE SITE-SPECIFIC DANCE AT FESTIVAL HALL
Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June
Fri 5pm & 10.30pm; Sat 2.30pm at Royal Festival Hall; free
Choreographer Athina Valha directs a cast of 150 including
CandoCo dancers, in a site-specific performance exploring
public and private spaces of the Royal Festival Hall
following its two year refurbishment. Audience members are
invited to experience a captivating journey through the
changed Royal Festival Hall foyers as the building becomes a
cruise ship travelling between 1951 and the present. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2541


ONE EYE GREY LONDON BRIDGE WALK
Friday 29 June
7.15pm at Riverside Bookshop, Hay's Galleria; free
Free walk to mark the launch of A Goose in Southwark, the
latest instalment of the One Eye Grey penny dreadful. The
London Bridge walk will feature the Queen Rat of
Queenshythe, thousand year old ornate castration devices,
pagan estate agents and the strange case of the mummified
cat. The walk includes  folklore, Ghost stories and other
ephemera that has found its way into One Eye Grey and ends
up in a pub. To book email penny@fandmpublications.co.uk 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2564


BOOKCROSSING RELEASE ON THE SOUTH BANK
Saturday 30 June
10am at Festival Riverside (by Royal Festival Hall); free
In this largest ever UK bookcrossing event, 1,000 books
provided by Penguin Books are released across the Southbank
Centre as part of the London Literature Festival. Works by
Samuel Pepys, William Blake, George Orwell, Will Self, Zadie
Smith, Iain Sinclair and Alain de Botton are just some of
the books about London or by London writers you could find.
Come down to catch a new book or release a few of your own. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2587


BHANGRATHON AT ELEPHANT & CASTLE LEISURE CENTRE
Saturday 30 June
12pm-2pm at Elephant & Castle Leisure Centre; free
A combination of routines developed from the movies, Indian
(Punjabi) folk dancing and fused with a cocktail of spicy
world music, Bhangra aerobics joins dance with attitude.
There are four 30 minute taster classes. The steps are quite
manageable and designed to give a complete body workout -
good for anyone jaded by the gym and looking for something
with a difference to keep active. Just turn up on the day
and guest passes will be available from reception - first
through the door will get a place.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2469


NORTH LAMBETH PARISH FETE IN LAMBETH PALACE GARDEN
Saturday 30 June
2pm-5pm  at Lambeth Palace Garden, Lambeth Palace Road
Annual community event in the grounds of Lambeth Palace.
Stalls, raffle, teas, BBQ, bands, tug-o-war, games, tombola,
bouncy castle. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2221


SUMMER FAYRE AT ST ANNE'S IN THORBURN SQUARE
Saturday 30 June
2pm-4pm  at St Anne's Church Hall, Thorburn Square
Stalls selling second-hand goods and books, tombola,
refreshments Organised by St Anne's church in Thorburn
Square.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2467


ONE EYE GREY WATERLOO WALK
Saturday 30 June
2pm at Crockatt & Powell, 119 Lower Marsh; free
Free walk to mark the launch of A Goose in Southwark, the
latest instalment of the One Eye Grey penny dreadful. The
Waterloo walk will mention William Blake, Spring Heeled
Jack, dead sailors, weird tombs, the woman who started the
French revolution and some stuff about the real spooks at
MI5 & MI6. The walk includes London folklore, Ghost stories
and other ephemera that has found its way into One Eye Grey
and more ends up in a pub. To book your place email
penny@fandmpublications.co.uk 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2565


BEAUTIFUL BIKE DAY IN SPA GARDENS
Sunday 1 July
12 noon-4pm at Spa Gardens, Grange Road; free
This is your chance to dress up, deck out and decorate your
bike in celebration of the Tour de France, which is coming
to London this July. Spend the afternoon with local artists
and using the colours red, white and blue beautify your bike
to fit in with the theme of 'Great Journeys'. If you don't
have a bike come along for music, face painting and a bouncy
castle.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1786


THE LONGEST STORY IN THE WORLD AT THE SCOOP
Sunday 1 July
2.30pm at The Scoop, More London Riverside; free
This dance, music, drama, physical theatre and art
extravaganza began in Romania in October and is set to
continue around the world, involving hundreds of children in
each country. The project allows children from all
backgrounds to participate in the arts, working with
international artists.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2466

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[ Reader offer: 20% off at Mango Tree Indian Restaurant ]

5-6 Cromwell Buildings Redcross Way London SE1 9HR

To celebrate opening of our restaurant we would like to
offer a 20% discount off the food bill to SE1 readers.

Our chefs have drawn from their clever passion for food to
create several contemporary and quite simply mouth-watering
dishes.

Relax, entertain, or simply enjoy whilst our intuitively
attentive staff enhance the dining experience.

This 20% introductory offer on food is only available
between lunch & evening Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.
There is 10% off takeaway 7 days a week.
Offer ends Tuesday 31 July 2007.

To book a table call 020 7407 0333.

Please quote reference 'SE1 OFFER' to obtain your discount.
20% off food only; drinks and service charge not included in
the offer. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers.

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[ Local job vacancies ]

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

* Administrator, Coin Street Community Builders
* Customer Services/Help Desk Manager, Coin Street
* Customer Services/Help Desk Team, Coin Street
* Venue Hire & Lettings Manager, Coin Street

Details of these jobs - 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 ]

* Gaslight at The Old Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2787

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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

* Gaslight @ The Old Vic
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73016
* Lap dancing in Tooley Street - did disaster ensue?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73009
* Wanted: Part-time desk space
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/72999
* Community Garden
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/72970
* Mango Tree
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/72945
* Tennis on Potters Field
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/72935
* Fresh bread - Sunday morning
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/72931
* Le Pain Quotidien, South Bank
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/72920
* Mmmmm, cake... :) - new tea shop in Park Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/72901
* Nelson Square
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/72872
* Gaucho
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/72813
* Katrina and the waves ........ so 1980s
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/72807
* Recommendation for painter/decorator?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/72799
    
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

* Bed and breakfast in SE1
* Office Space 
* Business banking - who is good?

http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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