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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 358

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

Monday 17 September 2007                      ISSN 1750-0656

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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: South Bank Alexander Centre
* What's on this week
* 3 local job vacancies
* Reader offer: Are you passionate about the theatre?
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Do you want to be part of the Bankside Frost Fair 2007?
* 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

* The Mayor's Thames Festival: pictures
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2917

* Bermondsey Street Festival: pictures
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2915

* Another shooting in Old Kent Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2916

* Maritime Rites musical performance at Millennium Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2912

* Cllr Denise Capstick quits over drink-driving conviction
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2911

* Beetham to cut Blackfriars tower height again
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2908

* Cross River Tram: consultation results published
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2907

* London Bridge closed northbound due to burst water main
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2913

* Steve Hollingshead's Event exhibition at the Spitz
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2910

* New breast cancer research unit at Guy's Hospital
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2909

* Tory mayoral hopefuls at Albert Embankment hustings
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2906

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[ Advert ]

Alexander Technique at the South Bank Alexander Centre

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- alert
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"I love the Alexander Technique. It has corrected my
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The South Bank Alexander Centre has three experienced
Alexander Technique teachers. Daytime and evening
appointments are available. If you would like to find out
more, we offer free 20-minute introductory sessions.

South Bank Alexander Centre,
27a Blackfriars Rd, SE1
020 7928 6378
info@AlexanderCentre.co.uk
http://www.AlexanderCentre.co.uk

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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'.


FREE EMPLOYMENT LAW AND HEALTH & SAFETY SEMINAR
Tuesday 18 September
10am-12.45pm  at Elan & Co, off Bermondsey Street; free
Elan & Co in association with Peninsula Business Services
invite local business owners to this free seminar.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3119


THE FARMING TO FOOD SHOW IN POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 September 
10am-6.30pm in Potters Fields Park, Tooley Street; free
A unique opportunity to experience first-hand how food is
grown and produced. The show aims to give visitors memorable
hands-on experiences and valuable insight in to the amazing
history of how the farming sector has responded over the
years to the challenge of feeding a growing population. It
will also look to the future challenges that lie ahead and
suggest that we may need to look to our history for ideas.
This show will provide a great educational experience for
children and adults alike.
NB: Although plans to bring cows and sheep to Potters Fields
have been cancelled due to movement restrictions relating to
Food & Mouth Disease, the show will apparently still be
going ahead. Keep checking the website for the latest.
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/3016


BANKSIDE BIKEFEST IN SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL'S CHURCHYARD
Thursday 20 September
12 noon-2pm in South Churchyard, Southwark Cathedral; free
Do you work in Bankside? Do you ride a bike to work, or want
to...? Trained mechanics will give your bike a free basic
service, with basic spares provided free of charge. Try out
four different state-of-the-art folding bicycles. Ideal for
those  who want a bike that's more compact and easier
to handle on trains and tubes.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3128


PUTNEY AFTER-WORKER CYCLE RIDE (part of BANKSIDE BIKEFEST)
Thursday 20 September
6.30pm outside the Market Porter, Stoney Street; free
Ride along the south bank to Putney, half-way stop, then
return along the north bank. Southwark Cyclists invites
Bankside employees to join their 2-hour local evening bike
rides. These rides are perfect for getting to know cycle
routes around the area as well as raising your cycling
confidence. They are suitable for novice cyclists too. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3132


HOW TO TRACE YOUR WATERLOO HOUSE HISTORY @ WATERLOO LIBRARY
Thursday 20 September
7.15pm-8.45pm at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
Have you ever wondered if your home has a history, who lived
there before you, or how old it is? This introductory
session will equip you to set about researching the history
of your home or any other local property. Len Reilly will
talk about the development of the local area and this will
be followed with an introduction to the sources available at
Lambeth Archives and advice on research. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2980


LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL YARD SALE IN SOUTHWARK BRIDGE ROAD
Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 September
10am-5.30pm at Pacific Playhouse, 62 Southwark Bridge Road
20 designers sell one-off and limited edition 2D and 3D work
with many pieces accompanied by the designers' special
project process/sketch book. Come down for a cucumber
sandwich, a home-made cake and the chance to pick up a
unique work from London designers, some at yard sale prices. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3044


ELEFEST - FREE ELEPHANT & CASTLE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 September
See http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/series/46/elefest
for a full listing. Here is the first weekend lineup:

ELEFEST: THE GROOVY MOVIE PICTURE HOUSE - SOLAR CINEMA
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 September
12 noon-7pm at Elephant Road Park, Elephant Road SE17; free
The world's first solar powered cinema comes to the E&C.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2995


ELEFEST: THE WIZARD OF OZ - FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING
Saturday 22 September
7.30pm at Iliffe Yard SE17; free
Outdoor screening of Victor Fleming's 1939 classic.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2997


ELEFEST: THE LONDON NOBODY KNOWS - FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING
Sunday 23 September
7.30pm at Iliffe Yard SE17; free
Outdoor screening of Norman Cohen's 1967 exploration of
hidden London. James Mason narrates as he explores the more
unfashionable and less well-known sections of London.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2998


LONDON BRIDGE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR HOVIS LONDON FREEWHEEL
Sunday 23 September
See http://www.londonfreewheel.com

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[ 3 local job vacancies ]

* Bar staff, Utobeer
* Managing Director, Bankside Open Spaces Trust
* Administrators, Coin Street Community Builders

Details of these jobs at
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/classifieds/jobs/

Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only 9.99:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/jobs/add-a-job

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[ Reader offer: Are you passionate about the theatre? ]

Pssst! Are you passionate about the theatre? 
Wish you could see more new shows?

The Audience Club is a brand new idea for London, based in
Southwark and launching soon.

Go to this link to join up for six months' free membership
and read all about it:
http://www.theaudienceclub.com/specialregistration

The Audience Club is a concept regularly used on New York's
Broadway to promote shows. Now Londoners can get in on the
act too with a membership that gives you access to Drama,
Comedy, Musicals, Dance, Opera, Concerts and New Works, at
venues all over London.

Through the booking fee members will also be donating to The
Theatrical Guild, a charity that supports front and back of
house staff working in the theatre - http://www.ttg.org.uk

For more information contact: angela@theaudienceclub.com

We look forward to introducing you to new venues and
exciting shows. Sign up now!
http://www.theaudienceclub.com/specialregistration

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[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

 * The Member of the Wedding at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2914

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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

* St Mary's Churchyard, Newington Butts
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76801
* Early Fri AM shoot-out at Tescos?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76794
* Garden Waste collection
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76784
* Leathermarket Gardens
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76778
* Anyone know a good secondhand furniture shop?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76673
* Down bros ltd. surgical instruments makers
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76807
* EV delicatessen wine - a horror!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76661
* Steam train at Waterloo this morning
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76658
* LSBU gym and sports facilities
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76648
* 37 degrees - membership fees
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76615
* Heathrow flightpaths
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76591
* Spanish notary
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76590

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

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[ Do you want to be part of the Bankside Frost Fair 2007? ]

The Bankside Frost Fair team is giving performers,
musicians, artists or community groups living, working or
studying in Southwark the opportunity to take part in a
three-hour 'Show us what you do' workshop, with a view to
you, and/or the group you represent, taking part in this
year's Bankside Frost Fair (14-16 December).

Final deadline for applications is this Friday 21 September.

See http://www.london-se1.co.uk/docs/frostfair.pdf for info.

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[ Business Forum in association with Better Bankside ]

http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

* Meeting space/members club SE1 or nearby
* Shared offfice space in SE1/SE11/SE17
* Domain service for my online business
* Where would you like cycle parking in the area?

http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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