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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 359

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

Monday 24 September 2007                      ISSN 1750-0656

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: South Bank Alexander Centre
* What's on this week
* 7 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

* Laurence Olivier statue unveiled on South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2931

* Mayor: Trams in Waterloo 2010+ - north of the river 2020+
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2930

* Potters Fields: Livingstone threatens compulsory purchase
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2920

* Is this what Shakespeare looked like at the age of 14?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2925

* The Rake named best bar in Time Out awards
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2924

* Time capsule buried as work starts on university building
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2929

* Local jobs for local people on the South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2928

* Celebrating Lambeth and Southwark's older people
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2923

* Blackfriars Settlement prepares for new building
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2922

* Were you at Waterloo International on 14 November 1994?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2921

* Old Vic Somme Theatre project wins Lottery award
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2919

* Shard developer admits economic crisis could hamper scheme
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2918

* Tattooed swimmer in Potters Fields Park
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2927

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{ Advert }

Alexander Technique at the South Bank Alexander Centre

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Using the Alexander Technique you can become...
- alert
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- focused
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- Kevin Kline, actor

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'.


ELEFEST - FREE ELEPHANT & CASTLE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Until Sunday 30 September
The programme includes films, talks, music and exhibitions.
See http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/series/46/elefest
for a full listing.


EMPLOYMENT FESTIVAL AT ELEPHANT & CASTLE SHOPPING CENTRE
Tuesday 25 September
10am-4pm at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre; free
Upstairs outside the Southwark Works office. Everyone is
welcome to attend. Organised by Southwark Works,
WorkDirections, Southwark Alliance and Reed in Partnership.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3080


ELEFEST:  HISTORY OF ELEPHANT AND CASTLE - STEPHEN HUMPHREY
Tuesday 25 September
7pm at Unit 238, Upper Mall, Elephant & Castle Shopping
Centre; free
Local history librarian Stephen Humphrey has been
researching the history of the Elephant for many years. He
was born in the former Lambeth Hospital, Brook Drive and his
family lived in the area back to the 19th century. He has
published many books and booklets on the history of
Southwark and is in planning to publish another based on
this illustrated talk. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3094


THE FARMING TO FOOD SHOW AT POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 September
10am-6.30pm at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
There will be no cows or sheep at the show due to Foot &
Mouth Disease restrictions but the rest of the show is going
ahead as planned. The Farming to Food Show will present
Londoners with an unique opportunity to experience first
hand how food is grown and produced.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3016


BANKSIDE BIKEFEST IN BOROUGH MARKET
Thursday 27 September
12pm-2pm at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
Do you work in Bankside? Do you ride a bike to work, or want
to...? Better Bankside wants as many people as possible who
work in the area to think about buying a bike, or getting
their existing bike back into shape.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3129


THE BORDER PATROL AFTER-WORKER CYCLE RIDE
Thursday 27 September
6.30pm outside the Market Porter, Stoney Street; free
Ride almost every inch of Southwark's 17-mile border.
Southwark Cyclists invites Bankside employees to join their
2-hour local evening bike ride.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3133


DIY MENTORING - EVENT FOR NEW WRITERS
Thursday 27 September
7pm-8.30pm  at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road; 	5
(conc 3); redeemable against purchase of the book
To celebrate the publication of 'The Write Guide: Mentoring'
Spread the Word has teamed up with New Writing North to
bring you all you ever wanted to know about mentoring. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3115


FORTY WALLS, TEN DOORS: FREE PERFORMANCE AT THE SCOOP
Friday 28 & Saturday 29 September
8pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Southwark-based London Bubble Theatre Company brings its
unique brand of open air participatory theatre to The Scoop.
Forty Walls, Ten Doors is performed by an intergenerational
company who come together to animate the city's open spaces
through theatre, music and performance.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2983


WELL BEING DAY AT THE CALDER BOOKSHOP
Saturday 29 September
12pm-5pm at Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut; 5 / 15 min session
Authors and therapists Andrew and Helen Hain return to offer
a variety of alternative treatments including Reiki, Head,
Hand and Feet Massage and Spiritual Counselling. These days
prove very popular and it's advisable to book in advance.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2987


10% SALE AT GANESHA + COMPLEMENTARY WINE & SNACKS
Saturday 29 September
12pm-6pm  at Ganesha, Gabriels Wharf, 56 Upper Ground
10% off everything in the shop, complementary fair trade
wine and Indian nibbles. Drop in for a glass of wine and
start your Christmas shopping in style - Ganesha has
fabulous accessories for the home and you, all fairly traded
from India, Bangladesh and beyond. Info & map:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3148


GUIDED TOUR OF RED CROSS GARDEN
Sunday 30 September
2.30pm-3.45pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Find out about the Victorian roots of Red Cross Garden and
its founder Octavia Hill by joining a free guided tour. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2939


VOLUNTEERING EVENT
Sunday 30 September
2pm-4.30pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way
Join Bankside Open Spaces Trust in improving local parks by
participating in this volunteering event for adults.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2946


THEATRE TASTER WORKSHOPS
Sunday 30 September
2pm-6pm  at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street; free
Intergenerational taster workshops with London Bubble as
part of the Open Rehearsal Weekend for ages 8 upwards. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2982


COMMUNITY FILM CLUB: PEEK FREANS BISCUIT FACTORY 
Monday 1 October
7pm refreshments from 6.30pm at Tate Modern,  Bankside; free
Peek Frean & Co.'s Biscuit Works, A (1906) & Old Ways New
Ways (1988)  The silent 1906 film by Cricks & Martin will be
screened as well a Sands Films documentary made in 1988 as
the Peek Freans factory in Bermondsey was slowly closing
down. The film is entirely told by the employees of the
plant.  Membership of the Community Film Club is primarily
aimed at those living and working in So
uthwark and Lambeth. To become a member (it's free) call 020
 7401 5176, email
communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk or join on the night. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2702

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{ 7 local job vacancies }

* Front of House Assistant, Florence Nightingale Museum
* Head of Education, Coin Street neighbourhood centre
* Asst Early Years Manager, Coin Street neighbourhood centre
* Senior Childcare Workers, Coin Street neighbourhood centre
* Childcare Workers, Coin Street neighbourhood centre
* Sessional Workers, Coin Street neighbourhood centre
* Managing Director, Bankside Open Spaces Trust
* Bar staff, Utobeer

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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Fragments at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2926

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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

* Jazz Thursday Oct 11?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77166
* Eugenia at Pacific Playhouse
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77150
* Tennis Lessons in the evenings in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77149
* Service charges for communal areas
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77144
* Roupell Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77107
* Is Kwan Thai any good?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76996
* Television in "The Circle" flats
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76991
* Is at 10% year-on-year rent increase normal?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76972
* Local company to install gas cooker
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76917
* BHB graffiti on walls
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76905
* New build flats, with vacant retail space
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76866
* Living in Bankside House - is the area safe?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76818
* Thames Festival
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77156
* Roundabouts at Elephant
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77155

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

* Desk space and design partnering opportunity in SE1
* Meeting space/members club SE1 or nearby
* Shared office space in SE1/SE11/SE17
* Domain service for my online business

http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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