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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 351

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Wednesday 1 August 2007                       ISSN 1750-0656

Apologies for the late arrival of this newsletter. Your
editor is on holiday and has intermittent internet access.


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* What's on this week
* August 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


[ 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:

* Scouts Sunrise Ceremony at London Eye
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* Founder's Place decision delayed until October
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* Grass carpet for LSBU 'Village Fete'
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* Young Vic shortlisted for Stirling Prize
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* Thameslink: Borough Market work brought forward.
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* Beetham Tower wins go-ahead from Southwark
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* Thameslink: Borough Market disruption postponed
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* English Heritage names 'buildings at risk'
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* Lend Lease chosen as Elephant & Castle development partner
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* Design watchdog fails to back Doon Street Tower 
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* Yahoo! staff help Waterloo community groups
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* Morley's slavery exhibition call 
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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 or pick up a copy of
our free monthly printed publication, 'in SE1'.

Wednesday 1 August
11am-4pm at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,  Lambeth Road;
The Mayor of London is running a big event for all Young
Londoners to celebrate National Playday on 1 August. Playday
is an annual celebration of children's right to play.
Playday 2007 will feature tons of fun and interactive
activities for children and young people, and their parents
and carers. Come along, bring a picnic and join in the fun 
Info & map:

Thursday 2 August to Sunday 9 September
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun 8pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside;
Free open-air theatre in The Scoop next to City Hall.
Discover an ancient secret this summer. You think you know
about sex bomb Helen of Troy? How her secret passions drove
jealous husband, Menelaus, to war with his rival? Think
again! Shipwrecked on the way home from battle he's about to
makes an extraordinary discovery when he encounters a
beautiful and mysterious woman on the banks of the Nile.
Join the cast under the stars as they recreate that
extraordinary meeting and reveal, at last, what REALLY
happened to Helen of Troy. The modern world's premiere of an
incredible 2000 year old romance of bravery, illusion,
heart-break, magic and laughter.
Info & map:

Another production - Disney's The Jungle Book Kids - opens
next week:

Friday 3 August
12pm-6pm at Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane; free
Many fun family activities and entertainment on the stage
including the Southside FM radio station launch. 
Info & map:

Sunday 5 August
Parade leaves 12 noon from Potters Fields Park; free
Londoners and visitors to the capital join Europe's largest
celebration of Latin American culture, with the annual
parade from Potters Fields Park to Burgess Park via Borough
High Street and Newington Causeway for the festival that
features live music, arts and crafts, food and other
activities representing the breadth of Latin American
Info & map:

Wednesday 8 August
10.30am-4.30pm  at The Old Vic, 103 The Cut; 5 for
Lambeth/Southwark residents
Gaslight, the powerful story of a young woman
psychologically dominated by her husband, is currently
thrilling audiences at The Old Vic. Written by Patrick
Hamilton and directed by Peter Gill, it stars Kenneth
Cranham, Rosamund Pike and Andrew Woodall. While Jack
Manningham (Woodall) is out on the town, his wife Bella
(Pike) stays at home alone, believing she's losing her mind.
Mysterious footsteps are heard overhead and the living room
gaslights flicker up and down. Questions about Jack's true
identity are aroused following the unexpected arrival of
Detective Rough (Cranham). Residents of Lambeth and
Southwark can explore Victorian melodrama and culture in a
specially devised workshop. * Write your own thriller
casting yourself as the murderous villain * Become a
flawless host with a lesson in Victorian etiquette * Take to
the stage in your own melodrama Then enjoy a matinee
performance of Gaslight. Tickets must be collected from the
box office in person with proof of residence in
Info & map:


[ August 2007 issue of 'in SE1' ]

The August issue of 'in SE1' - our monthly printed
publication - is now available at the usual 75+ locations
around the area. Alternatively you can download an
electronic version from


[ Local job vacancies ]

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

* Office Administrator/Secretary, Artist Partners

Details of this job - and how to advertise a vacancy - at


[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* A Harlot's Progress in Cathedral Square
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[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at

* Storage or workshop
* Crampton St.
* Local photographic printers
* Dodgy Planning Scams, Andrew Gilligan's Programme
* Good jeweller for alterations
* Oakmayne Plaza
* Dover Castle - noise?
* Local business card vending machine?
* 8 Lynton Road
* Carpets
* Southwark Traffic Planning
* Site in Grange Road
* Bermondsey Community Nursery
* Roxy Goes Greek
* Great night out
* Elephant Regeneration Partner
* Cat lost - Grange Road
* Discover Bermondsey

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


[ Business Forum in association with Better Bankside ]

* 4 person office needed in SE1
* Bed and breakfast in SE1


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