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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 347

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

Monday 2 July 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
* July 2007 issue of 'in SE1'
* Local job vacancies
* 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

* Kirsty McNeill reselected as Labour candidate
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2800

* Harry Potter movie stars at County Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2791

* Rock legends unveil giant guitars at More London
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2794

* Grand opening for Community Garden at Tate Modern
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2793

* New culture secretary visits the South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2798

* Waterloo says 'thank you' to Lou and Len Shepperd
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2797

* Mayor launches London Freewheel cycle ride
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2795

* UNESCO asks for further report on London tall buildings
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2792

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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'.

EXPLORE NEW SOUTHWARK: GUIDED WALK
Monday 2 July
Meet 2.30pm at Southwark Underground Station; £5
Take a walk to see and hear about some of the new
developments in Southwark with chartered architect Paul
Taylor. Meet inside the ticket barrier at the Blackfriars
Road exit. Walks last about 90 minutes. No need to book.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2460


TOSCA ON THE BIG SCREEN IN POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Tuesday 3 July
7.30pm at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
Watch Puccini's Tosca on a big screen live from the Royal
Opera House. Bring a picnic. Preceded at 6pm by Sing Tosca.
Ever wanted to sing in an opera chorus? Here's your chance!
Members of the Royal Opera House Chorus will guide you and
thousands of others in a record-breaking rendition of Tosca
before the opera itself is broadcast live.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2412


MEMORIAL CONCERT FOR CHARLES VIGAR - BLACKFRIARS SINFONIA
Tuesday 3 July
8pm at Christ Church, 27 Blackfriars Road; free
The programme features basoonist Charles VigarÕs favourite
works. Soloist Andy Jakob was his teacher and composer Barry
Stronge was a friend. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2566


FREE MUSIC AT THE SCOOP
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in July
12.30pm-2pm and 6.30pm-9.30pm at The Scoop, More London
Riverside; free
A month-long season of free open-air music in The Scoop
starts this Wednesday.
Full programme: 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/at/28/the-scoop


SAISON POETRY LIBRARY REOPENING
Wednesday 4 July
From 11am at Royal Festival Hall,  Belvedere Road; free 
Day of celebration for the reopening of the
refurbished Poetry Library, including launch of a family
reading club and exhibition by calligrapher Stephen Raw.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2476


MONUMENT FOR A WITNESS: FREE OPEN-AIR POETRY PERFORMANCE
Wednesday 4 to Tuesday 10 July
6.30pm at Festival Riverside,  Belvedere Road; free
A live performance of the novel-length topographical poem
Notes for an Atlas by Sean Borodale. The poem was written
whilst walking 50 miles through London, performed here for
the first time over seven evenings by Mark Rylance's London
Theatre of Imagination.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2477


THE INDIGO SAXOPHONE QUARTET: MUSICAL CHAIRS IN CATHEDRAL SQ
Thursday 5 July
12.30pm-2.30pm  at Cathedral Square, Montague Close; free
Free open-air music next to Southwark Cathedral organised by
Better Bankside. Students of Trinity College of Music
established Indigo Saxophone Quartet in 2004. The aim was to
explore the saxophone quartet repertoire through their BMus
performance course. Since then they have performed in many
concerts and venues throughout the UK. As members finished
their individual degrees they have stayed together enjoying
bringing the unique sound of the saxophone quartet to the
public. Local employees are encouraged to bring along their
lunches or buy lunch from Borough Market on the way and take
a seat at one of Better Bankside's pink tables and chairs.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2456


STRAWBERRY TEA IN AID OF BREAST CANCER CARE
Thursday 5 July
4pm-6pm  at Blackfriars Settlement, 19 Rushworth Street
Strawberry tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2625


EXHIBITION OF PLANS FOR 6 PARIS GARDEN
Friday 6 to Saturday 7 July
Fri 4pm-7pm; Sat 10am-1pm at Colombo Centre, Colombo Street
Central School of Ballet and Hive Student Residences are in
the process of developing proposals for a mixed use scheme
at 6 Paris Garden (the derelict site next to Blackfriars
Medical Centre and the Colombo Centre sports pitches). Local
residents are invited to a pre-planning exhibition to see
the preliminary proposals.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2660


EXHIBITION  OF PROPOSALS FOR TESCO OLD KENT ROAD DEVELOPMENT
Friday 6 to Saturday 7 July
 Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 10am-4pm at Tesco Old Kent Road
Public exhibition of proposals by Tesco for an upgraded
supermarket, new facilities such as cafes and community
space and new homes above the Old Kent Road store. Local
residents, businesses and shoppers are invited to view the
proposals in a mobile exhibition unit in the store's car
park. A planning application is expected later this summer.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2662


WATERLOO MUSIC: FUNK & ROCK IN EMMA CONS GARDENS
Friday 6 July
5pm-7pm  at Emma Cons Gardens,  The Cut; free
Funk and rock groups Ghosts + Monsters and Hooverville. Food
and drink by The Fire Station Part of a series of Friday
evening Waterloo Music events leading up to the Waterloo
Carnival on Friday 13 July. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2409


THREE CHEESE SALAD SKETCH SHOW IN THE STREETS OF BANKSIDE
Friday 6 to Saturday 21 July
Mon & Fri 8pm; Sat 4pm outside The Mudlark, 4 Montague Close
An exciting new sketch troupe, Three Cheese Salad have
become a word of mouth favourite on the London comedy
circuit. This summer they take to the streets to present
their own unique brand of hilarity, alfresco, on Bankside. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2652


BERMONDSEY CARNIVAL
Saturday 7 July
Starts 12 noon at Spa Gardens, Grange Road; free
This year's Bermondsey Carnival is part of Southwark's
celebrations for the Tour de France. Look out for boats,
buses and bikes and join local schools and community groups
as they proceed along Southwark Park Road with their 'Great
Journeys' themed entries. The carnival will officially open
The Event in Southwark Park. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1405


TOUR DE FRANCE PASSES THROUGH SOUTH BANK & BERMONDSEY
Sunday 8 July
Riders leave The Mall 10.25am; at Tower Bridge by 10.40am
Stage One of the Tour de France will start in The Mall,
passing onto the South Bank via Westminster Bridge and then
taking in York Road, Chicheley Street, Belvedere Road, Upper
Ground and Blackfriars Bridge. The cyclists will then return
to SE1 via Tower Bridge and head east via Jamaica Road. The
race will then travel through Bermondsey, Deptford,
Greenwich and Erith before heading out into Kent. 
See link below for details of road closures.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/1603


SING LONDON GRAND FINALE
Sunday 8 July
3pm-5pm  at Royal Festival Hall,  Belvedere Road; free
Sing with thousands of others. The South Bank team throws a
mass city sing as part of their celebrations around the
re-opening of the Royal Festival Hall, and Sing London's
finale. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2616


SPLENDID MUMMER AT THE OLD VIC
Sunday 8 July
7.30pm at The Old Vic, 103 The Cut; £10-£22.50
It is October 1825. A black man strides onto the stage at
the Royal Coburg Theatre (aka The Old Vic). He plays a
classic role with great authority. The audience applauds
wildly, but he is mercilessly slated by the critics and
hounded out of London. Ira Aldridge goes on to become the
most decorated actor of modern times. Part of a season of
events to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave
trade.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2523


CRAZY FOR YOU: QUAY PLAYERS
Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 July
7.30pm at Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College, SE21; £10
(conc £6)
Gershwin musical presented by the Quay Players, the
Bermondsey-based amateur dramatic group which rehearses at
St Anne's Church Hall in Thorburn Square. Box office 07749
502658 or book online at http://www.quayplayers.org.uk

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[ July 2007 issue of 'in SE1' ]

The July issue of our monthly printed what's on guide is out
now. Pick up a copy at more than 70 locations around the
area or download from http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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[ Local job vacancies ]

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

* Volunteer Visitor Entrance Assistants, Tate Modern

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 ]

* The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare's Globe
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2799

* Dinosaurs 3D: Giants of Patagonia at the BFI IMAX
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2796

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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

 Looking for an ex local authority flat near Bermondsey St
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73366
* Scandinavian paint shop / cafe
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73357
* Dentist in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73339
* Incident at Borough
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73331
* Self-Defence Classes
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73324
* What happened on Tower Bridge Road last week?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73316
* Home births in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73303
* Plastic bag recycling in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73286
* Berkeley Homes (The Tower series on BBC1)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73235
* Bermondsey Street Walk with Southwark Council
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73211
* Developments near Union Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73183
* Global Cities - Tate Modern
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73131
* DVD rental shop
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73128
* What was going on next to The Scoop today?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/73122

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

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