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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 362

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

Monday 15 October 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
* Local job vacancies
* Noticeboard: Carol-singers wanted for Borough Market
* 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

* Taxi drivers stage noisy protest outside Palestra
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2961

* Founder's Place wins go-ahead from Hazel Blears
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2960

* The Queen attends Royal Festival Hall gala concert
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2959

* Autumn produce celebration at Borough Market 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2963

* Cllr David Noakes to be new Southwark health boss
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2958

* House prices up 17 per cent in a year say Knight Frank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2957

* Environmental gold award for Bankside's Lloyds TSB staff
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2962

* New business meeting rooms near Bermondsey Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2954

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{ Advert }

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- Joan Bakewell, TV presenter and journalist

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.

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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'.

NEW THEATRE LAND: SECRET HISTORY - GUIDED WALK
Monday 15 October
7pm at Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut; 7 (conc 5)
The National Theatre, The Old Vic and the south bank's
alternative performance scene. Guided walk with John
Constable, author of Secret Bankside - Walks In The Outlaw
Borough. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3075


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Monday 15 October
7pm at Ellen Brown Bermondsey Play Centre, 145 Grange Road
Meeting for Riverside, Grange & South Bermondsey wards. The
recipients of the latest round of Cleaner, Greener, Safer
funding will be announced. There will be a progress report
on last month's special meeting about the future of The Blue
market. Plus updates from local police and community wardens
and your opportunity to put questions to your elected
councillors.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3092


NEWINGTON REFERENCE LIBRARY CAMPAIGN GROUP PUBLIC MEETING
Monday 15 October
7pm at St Matthew's-at-the-Elephant,  Meadow Row
Public meeting organised by a group opposed to controversial
planned changes to Newington Reference Library in Walworth
Road due to come into effect this month. The reference
section is due to be relocated to the lending library on the
ground floor. Speakers will include former Waterstones MD
Tim Coates.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3349


FREE TAX-SAVING SEMINAR
Tuesday 16 October
9am-12.30pm at Elan Meeting Rooms, nr Bermondsey St; free
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3256


DICKENS & THE BOROUGH - FREE GUIDED WALK
Tuesday 16 October
Meet 12.30pm outside St George the Martyr, Borough High
Street; free
Lunchtime guided walk with John Constable. Walk concludes in
Montague Close. A Better Bankside event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3231


BUSINESS ADVICE EVENING IN SOUTH BERMONDSEY
Tuesday 16 October
5.30pm-8pm at City of London Academy, 240 Lynton Road; free
The Southwark Chamber of Commerce is working with the South
Bermondsey Partnership and Southwark Works to hold a free
advice evening for local businesses covering marketing, tax,
law and accounting. Find out about the potential benefits of
joining the South Bermondsey Business Network.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3112


THE NEW WALWORTH ACADEMY - OPEN EVENING re. NEW BUILDING
Tuesday 16 October
6pm-7.30pm at Walworth Lower School, Trafalgar Street SE17
Parents and residents can find out about new Walworth
Academy and comments on the development and design of the
new facilities. There will be a chance to meet and hear from
the principal, staff and pupils, hear about existing and
planned new school facilities and to find out more about the
scheme for the new school building in Shorncliffe Road SE1.
Info: http://www.arkschools.org/pages/walworth.php


CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE: ASSOCIATION OF WATERLOO GROUPS
Tuesday 16 October
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road 
AWG's meeting will include this topic with guest speakers
from the local authority and voluntary sector.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3227


TASTE SPAIN FOOD FESTIVAL
Wednesday 17 to Thursday 18 October
9am-4pm at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
Borough Market and Phaidon Press are hosting this Spanish
food festival to celebrate the launch of 1080 Recipes by
Simone and Ines Ortega. This modern classic has been the
best-selling cookbook in Spain for thirty years, and will
now appear in English for the first time in an edition
created by the renowned Spanish graphic designer Javier
Mariscal. Spanish delicacies of every description will be
accompanied by an extravaganza of music, drama and dance, so
bring your castanets and a sharpened appetite to The
Borough. Several stalls from Borough's twin market La
Boqueria in Barcelona are visiting SE1.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2836


AUTUMN TABLE SALE
Thursday 18 October
2pm at Blackfriars Settlement, 19 Rushworth Street
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3300


BLACK HISTORY WALK
Thursday 18 October
6pm at Metropolitan Tabernacle,  Elephant & Castle; free
Free guided walk with author John Constable celebrating
black achievement and presence in Southwark. Meet outside
the Metropolitan Tabernacle by the steps on the side nearest
to Elephant & Castle Leisure Centre.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3123


LIBERAL IS A FOUR LETTER WORD: DEBATE
Friday 19 October
6pm at Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark Street; 3
Proposing the motion is Time Out columnist Michael Hodges
alongside Royal Court Theatre associate director Ramin Gray.
Opposing the motion is Guy Pope, canon prebendary of St
Paul's Cathedral, alongside Dan Rebellato professor of
contemporary theatre at Royal Holloway, University of
London. Journalist Patrick Marmion will chair the meeting. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3253


EBONY INSPIRED
Saturday 20 October
10am-4pm at London College of Communication, Elephant &
Castle; 5 in advance or 8 on the door
Twenty stalls selling fashion, health, beauty, design, art,
food, entertainment and corporate services showcasing the
wealth of black creativity as part of Black History Month.
Proceeds will help fund sickle cell research.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3169


THE BOURNE TRILOGY ALL-NIGHTER AT BFI IMAX
Saturday 20 October
11pm-8am at BFI IMAX, Waterloo; 25 (conc 18)
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3282


WORLD RECORD MASSAGE ATTEMPT AT POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Sunday 21 October
Registration 10am for 11am at Potters Fields Park; free
You won't need dedication, just an ability to sit back,
relax and enjoy yourself as one of the participants in the
largest group massage in history! The event aims to create a
new World Record for the most people massaged in one single
session. Registration via worldrecordmassage@hotmail.co.uk
will ensure you're rewarded with a free neck and shoulder
massage carried out by a professional massage practitioner. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3318


INSTANT SUNSHINE COMEDY CABARET AT THE OLD VIC
Sunday 21 October
at The Old Vic, 103 The Cut; 15-50
Fresh from the Edinburgh festival, Instant Sunshine - a
comedy cabaret quartet - will be performing their fourth
concert in aid of Tommy's, the baby charity at The Old Vic. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3284

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Homeless Winter Night Shelter Project Co-ordinator

Details 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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{ Noticeboard: Carol-singers wanted for Borough Market }

Calling all carol singers, musicians, community groups and
performers: you are invited to perform round the Christmas
tree at Borough Market, collecting for your favourite
charity.  Please contact juliet@boroughmarket.org.uk for
details of the performance schedule.

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Shibboleth by Doris Salcedo in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2956

* The Painting of Modern Life at The Hayward
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2955

* Chavi at the Novas Contemporary Urban Centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/2953

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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

* A Christmas Carol in The Young Vic
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/78126
* Clapton Buildings, Webber Row
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/78112
* Helicopters!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/78111
* Babies in SE1 (Tooley Street)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/78083
* Doctors surgery
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/78056
* Coin Street - History
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/78041
* The Rose - Late night drinking and jukebox
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/78032
* Fourteen rough sleepers in Southwark!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77993
* Foxes and territory
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77954
* Taxi drivers stage noisy protest
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77938
* Slamming Doors at The Glass House
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77895
* Venue hire for martial arts club
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77868
* The Roxy, Borough High Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77863
* Tower Bridge - of many colours
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77829
* Holey Tate
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/77814
    
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

* Have a drink with Distilled
* Looking to buy a small business
* Desk space and design partnering opportunity in SE1

http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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