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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 368

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

Monday 26 November 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 Chicken Bus shop is coming to SE1 tomorrow
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* Local 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

* Poster giveaway at Waterloo station
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3033

* Restricted access to Borough tube station
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3032

* Skills minister visits Bermondsey Fashion & Textile Museum
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3031

* Honorary doctorate for Sir Terence Conran
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3030

* Plaque commemorates history of old Blackfriars station
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3028

* Giant guitar signed by Paul McCartney sold for 60,000
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3027

* Race to save unique John Fletcher portrait
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3026

* UKIP enters the fray in Riverside ward by-election
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3025

* Animatronic statue comes to Bankside
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3024

* London new year fireworks 2008: details announced
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3023

* SE1 has Britain's best breakfast and curry
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3022

* Death of Borough Market's Robert Burton
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3021

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{ Advert }

The Chicken Bus shop is coming to SE1 tomorrow (Tuesday 27
November) - just in time for your Christmas shopping!

The shop, at the Oxo Tower Wharf, will be packed full of
high quality fair-trade crafts with a Latin American flavour
- including fun and affordable stocking fillers and our
famous beaded Christmas decorations.

To celebrate, SE1 Direct subscribers are invited to a
special shopping evening this Thursday 29 November. Come
along between 6 and 9pm for drinks and nibbles, a prize
draw; 10% discount on any purchases plus a free gift. (No invitation is needed but please send an email to eleanor@chickenbus.co.uk to give us an idea of numbers).

If you can't make the event, you can still enjoy a 10%
discount on any purchases over 10 right up to Christmas Eve
by quoting 'SE1 offer'.

The Chicken Bus shop will be located at GT Oxo Tower Wharf,
Bargehouse Street (next door to Eat coffee shop).

http://www.chickenbus.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'.

SONGS OF INNOCENCE & EXPERIENCE: A WILLIAM BLAKE CELEBRATION
Wednesday 28 November
6pm at St John's Waterloo, Waterloo Road; 8 (conc 5)
On the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Blake. Play
by Elliott Hayes presented by the Live Literature Company.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3315


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL 
Wednesday 28 November
7pm at Charles Dickens Primary School,  Lant Street
Meeting for Cathedrals and Chaucer wards. Agenda includes
Thameslink - programme of works and how it will affect the
Bankside area, a report back on Controlled Parking Zone C1,
C2, and D review, police update and much more. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3358


TOWER BRIDGE EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKET @ POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Thursday 29 November to Saturday 22 December
Daily 10am-8pm at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street
The market contains traders from different European
countries, offering arts & crafts, festive gifts and a wide
selection of food and drink.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3490


REALTIME MOVIE: ART EVENT WITH JUDE LAW IN BOROUGH MARKET
Friday 30 November
11.30am at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
Art event by Pawel Althaer - featuring Jude Law - organised
as part of Tate Modern's current World as a Stage
exhibition. Watch the video trailer by clicking below.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3537


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENT AT MUSEUM OF GARDEN HISTORY
Friday 30 November
5.30pm-8pm  at Museum of Garden History, Lambeth Palace Road
Flowery trowels, forks, tape measures and flasks and a gift
trug full of gardening essentials are just some of the many
gardening-related gifts available at the Museum of Garden
History's shop. All attendees will receive 15% off their
total spend. Free mulled wine and mince pies will be served.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3563


PULLENS YARDS WINTER OPEN STUDIOS 
Friday 30 November, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 December
Fri 6pm-10pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm at Iliffe Yard, Clements Yard and Pullens Yard SE17
An opportunity to meet artists, craftsmen and designers and buy unusual Christmas presents. Ghost stories for Christmas read in studio 3 Peacock Yard at 7.30pm on Friday and 2.30pm and 6pm on Saturday in Iliffe Yard. Follow the rats for directions. There will also be carol singing, mince pies, mulled wine and much more.
Map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/places/iliffe-yard/map


MULED WINE & CAROLS AT GABRIEL'S WHARF
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 December
Shops open 11am-6pm; mulled wine & music 2pm-6pm at
Gabriel's Wharf,  Upper Ground
Shop for gifts from the designer-makers at Gabriel's Wharf
and enjoy mulled wine and Christmas carols.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3495


TABLE SALE AT HANKEY HALL - TABRD GARDENS NORTH TRA
Saturday 1 December
11am-3.30pm  at Hankey Hall, Hankey Place; entrance 30p
Tabard Gardens North Tenants & Residents Association is
holding a Table Sale with refreshments, tombola,
bric-a-brac, raffle, book stall, new & second-hand clothing
and more. If you'd like to book a table to sell your own
merchandise call 07931 274259.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3559

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WORLD AIDS DAY BIKE RIDE WITH SOUTHWARK CYCLISTS
Saturday 1 December
Meet 9am Cutty Sark Gardens or 10am Southwark Needle
It's World Aids Day today and this is Southwark Cyclists'
ride for The Food Chain - a London charity whose volunteers
provide home delivered meals and other nutrition services to
men, women and children who are very ill as a result of an
HIV-related illness. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3562


FAMILY FUN DAY AT FOYLES, ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
Saturday 1 December
10am-4pm at Foyles, Festival Riverside, South Bank; free
Free festive entertainment and treats including
competitions, in-store discounts, mulled wine, jugglers and
rollerbladers. 'Mother Christmas' will tell stories inside
the store, and young visitors can take part in
letter-writing workshops, with a prize on offer for the best
letter to Santa, as well as the chance to enter a Christmas
prize draw and Christmas children's quiz. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3560


MORLEY WINTER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Sunday 2 December
11am-4pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; free
A chance to purchase work from Morley's talented Arts and
Crafts community. More than 25 stalls of original handmade
work: Ceramics; Prints - etching, photo-etching,
lithography, relief printing;, Jewellery - silver, gold semi
precious stones, beads; Textiles -bags, knitted works, hats,
cushions, scarves; Handmade Paper Goods - cards and Pollock
Toy Theatres. Mince pies and mulled wine.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3500


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Monday 3 December
7pm at Harris Academy Bermondsey, 55 Southwark Park Road
Meeting for Riverside, Grange & South Bermondsey wards.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3354


ADVANCE NOTICE: STREET AUDIT OF WALKING ROUTES
AROUND LONDON BRIDGE STATION
Thursday 6 December
12.30pm or 6pm at London Bridge Station
Transport for London (TfL) has commissioned national public
spaces charity Living Streets to carry out a Street Audit of
the walking environment area around London Bridge station.
The aim of this audit is to provide TfL with an overview of
the issues facing people using London Bridge station on
foot, and to draw up a list of possible work that would
improve conditions for pedestrians in the area. Find out how
to have your say!
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3487


ST THOMAS' LUPUS TRUST CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Thursday 6 December
7pm at St Margaret's Westminster; 5 (child 2) in advance on 020 7188 3562 or 7.50 (child 3) on the door.
Performances include Bromley Girls School choir, St Peter's Eaton Square Infants school and ZHL String Ensemble. Readings by Kate Adie and John Bowler (PC Valentine in The Bill).
Info: http://www.lupus.org.uk/article.php?i=306

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{ Local job vacancies }

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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{ Local arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Some Kind of Bliss at Trafalgar Studios
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3029

* Was He Anyone? at the Union Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3020

* Hogarth's Southwark Fair on show at Cuming Museum
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3019

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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

* Applebee's Fish Cafe: another restaurant in Borough Market
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/80005
* Chaucer Ward Safer Neighbourhood Team Panel meeting
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/79988
* Hair dressers on Lower Marsh
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/79968
* Morning traffic jam nightmare - Grange Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/79940
* Ballet classes
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/79936
* Rugby in SE1 pubs
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/79912
* Leake Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/79906
* Should I - Nelson Square?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/79885
* Joiner recommendations
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/79858
* Looking for a local acupuncturist
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/79854
* London Development Agency
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/79827
* Elephant & Castle Residents?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/79815
* Improving Walking Routes To London Bridge Station
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/79801

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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* Looking to buy a small business

http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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