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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 369

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

Monday 3 December 2007                        ISSN 1750-0656

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: VOTE GREEN IN RIVERSIDE BY-ELECTION
* What's on this week
* BFI IMAX All-Nighter ticket competition
* December 2007 issue of 'in SE1' out now
* 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

* 8 years till commuters can use all ex-Eurostar platforms
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3042

* Jude Law in Borough Market for Tate art event
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3041

* Memorial service for 'Paddy' Hughes
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3043

* Police step up Old Kent Road patrols after triple stabbing
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3039

* Three teenagers stabbed in Old Kent Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3038

* Police offer reward in Waterloo student murder case
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3037

* Crisis issues urgent appeal to find Christmas buildings
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3036

* Hundreds visit gay Christmas Fayre in Waterloo
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3035

* Southwark marks John Harvard's 400th anniversary
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3034

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{ Advert: VOTE GREEN IN RIVERSIDE BY-ELECTION }

Voters in Riverside ward have an opportunity to send a
strong message to their council in the upcoming by-election
on Thursday 13 December.

Every vote for the Green Party candidate, Amanda Penfold,
will help put action on environmental sustainability higher 
up the Council's agenda.

Amanda will argue for tough targets on reducing
CO2 emissions, faster progress on raising Southwark's
recycling rate effective use of the planning system to
tackle climate change.

Electing Amanda to join Cllr Jenny Jones on Southwark 
Council will make a real difference. A second councillor
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motions to the Council for the first time and hold the
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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'.

BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Monday 3 December
7pm at Harris Academy Bermondsey, 55 Southwark Park Rd SE16
Meeting for Riverside, Grange & South Bermondsey wards.
Presentation on Sure Start, news from police and community
wardens, a presentation on extended schools and an update on
plans to transform the Tate Collection Store in Mandela Way.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3354


CHINESE SILK FOR CHRISTMAS
Tuesday 4 December
12pm-6pm at Allies and Morrison foyer, 85 Southwark Street
A sale of Chinese silk jackets, scarves, small antiques,
jewellery, home accessories and other items.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3569


CAYENNE COURT FESTIVE EVENING
Tuesday 4 December
7pm at Cayenne Court, Shad Thames; free
Tower Bridge Primary School choir will be singing Christmas
carols, free mulled wine and mince pies will be available
for all vistors and for the children father Christmas with
an Elf and "Snowdog" will hand out gifts. Simon Hughes MP
will switch on the lights on the courtyard Christmas tree.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3666


FREE FINANCIAL PLANNING & CASHFLOW MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
Wednesday 5 December
1.30pm-5.30pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108
Stamford Street; free
Elan & Co Chartered Certified Accountants invite you and a
guest to this seminar. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3604


CHRISTMAS SERVICE FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
Wednesday 5 December
5.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Eve of St Nicholas Day service marking the launch of the
Better Bankside's annual 'Bring & Buy a Better Christmas'
appeal. Followed by the lighting of the Christmas Tree in
the churchyard.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3526


A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Wednesday 5 December
7pm at St Thomas' Hospital,  Lambeth Palace Road
Carols for choir and congregation and other seasonal music
in the chapel of St Thomas' Hospital. In aid of the Friends
of the Florence Nightingale Museum. Followed by wine and
mince pies in the museum.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3568


CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE BY LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE
Wednesday 5 December
6.30pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street; free
Festive refreshments and entertainment for everyone.
Celebrating the recent achievements of young people from the
youth clubs at the Colombo Centre and Coin Street
Neighbourhood Centre, supported by SE1 United. Includes
dance performances from groups at the Colombo Centre, the
Hub dance group, music from the Hub recording studio
project, Sing SE1 choir and a fashion show.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3643


WALKING ROUTES AROUND LONDON BRIDGE STATION: STREET AUDIT
Thursday 6 December
Meet 12.30pm or 6pm at London Bridge Station
Transport for London has commissioned national public spaces
charity Living Streets to carry out a street audit of the
walking environment area around London Bridge station and to
draw up a list of possible improvements. This Thursday
Living Streets is organising two hour-long walkabouts for
local residents and workers to contribute to the process.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3487


A CONCERT FOR WINTER
Thursday 6 December
1pm at Shakespeare's Globe, New Globe Walk; free
School and community groups from across Southwark will bring
songs and music to the stage of the Globe Theatre in a
glorious celebration of winter. Tickets are free for all
schools, groups and individuals but must be booked in
advance via communitytickets@shakespearesglobe.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3497


CHRISTMAS IN WATERLOO
Thursday 6 December
5pm-7pm at Emma Cons Gardens, The Cut; free
An evening of free festive fun, including the Christmas tree
lights switch-on; live oompah band, the Bavarian Strollers;
outdoor food & drink; and activities for the kids with the
Children's Country Holidays Fund. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3477


FESTIVE LIGHTS SWITCH-ON AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE
Thursday 6 December
6.30pm at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
The Hayward again spreads its Christmas twinkle across the
Southbank Centre site in the form of its annual Christmas
Lights commission. New installation by contemporary artist
Anya Gallaccio. The switching on ceremony  coincides with a
night of festive Christmas shopping across the site and
festive songs sung by Southbank Centre's Voicelab choir.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3475


SOUTH BANK FORUM: THAMESLINK, CRIME & YOUTH ACHIEVEMENTS
Thursday 6 December
7pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street
Kate Hoey MP, Simon Hughes MP and your local councillors
invite you to the South Bank Forum. Peter Nelson from
Network Rail will talk about the imminent works on the South
Bank associated with the Thameslink development at
Blackfriars station. Insp Mark Hedgecox will report on his
team's work to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area.
Natalie Bell, Jacob Whittingham and young people from SE1
United will talk about achievements and future plans. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3570


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 Infant School and ZHL String Ensemble. Readings
by Kate Adie and John Bowler (PC Valentine, The Bill).
Info: http://www.lupus.org.uk/article.php?i=306


LATE SHOPPING ON THURSDAYS TIL XMAS: 10% OFF FOR SE1 READERS
Thursday 6 December
till 8pm at Ganesha, Unit 3, Gabriels Wharf, 56 Upper Ground
Civilised Xmas shopping at Ganesha. Browse with a
complimentary glass of fair trade wine and mince pie. We
have lots of high quality, handmade gifts perfect for him
and her. All fairly traded from India, Bangladesh and
beyond. 10% discount to SE1-ers. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3667


BOOK CLUB AT JOHH HARVARD LIBRARY
Friday 7 December
1pm-2pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High St; free
Books: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett and The Jane
Austen Book Club by Karen Fowler. Tea/coffee provided.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3529


CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR AT MENIER GALLERY
Friday 7 to Saturday 8 December
11am-6.30pm at Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street; 1
Third annual craft and design fair at the Menier Gallery
showcasing the work of over 35 contemporary makers. Come and
pick up original jewellery, ceramics, prints, leatherware,
homeware and more - just in time for Christmas!
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3432


FREE PARENT EVENT FOR WATERLOO, SOUTH BANK AND BANKSIDE
Friday 7 December
4pm-6pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street; free
Are you a parent in the Waterloo, South Bank and Bankside
area? Come along to the Parent Event to find out what's on
offer in the local area and have your say about what you
would like to see in future. Bring the children and enjoy
arts, crafts and other activities too. Chance to win tickets
for the London Eye and other great prizes in the Raffle
(free ticket on entry).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3641


VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT RED CROSS GARDEN
Friday 7 December
3.45pm-5pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Enjoy Professor Heard's grand phantascopial Magic Lantern
Show (a 19th century optical entertainment), watch local
children perform a Mummers Play and see Lucinda Dickens
Hawksley, great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens
switch on the Christmas lights. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3558


CAROLS AROUND THE TREE
Friday 7 December
6pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; free
Morley's famous Can't Sing Choir leads carol singing for all
at Morley College. A fine finish to the Morley Winter
Festival 2007, with mince pies and mulled wine. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3522


DESIGN OVERTIME: SPARKLE THE DARK UP AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM
Friday 7 December
6pm-10pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; 5
A late-night Christmas extravaganza at the Design Museum.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3113


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENT AT MUSEUM OF GARDEN HISTORY
Friday 7 December
5.30pm-8pm at Museum of Garden History, Lambeth Palace Road;
free
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. Save 15 per cent at this event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3564


WATERLOO FARMERS' MARKET IN LOWER MARSH
Saturday 8 December
10am-2pm in Lower Marsh
A range of fresh food items including bread, cakes, veg,
fish, meats and much more, all of good quality and for very
reasonable prices. All products are from within a 100-mile
radius of the M25. This is a pilot event; if it proves
successful, it will be come a regular fixture in Waterloo.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3478


ANNUAL JUMBLE SALE IN THE CUT
Saturday 8 December
11am-1pm at New Cut Housing Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3561


LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Saturday 8 December
12pm-3pm at Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove; free
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3498


CHRISTMAS MARKET AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Saturday 8 December
12pm-5pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Christmas market organised by the Friends of Southwark
Cathedral. Live music, raffle, plus mince pies, jams and
stalls with unusual presents. There will be plenty of
activities to keep children entertained and busy including
face painting, Teddy tombola, home-made fairy cakes and
sweets, plus party bags of goodies. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3525


BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 10 December
7pm at Tate Modern,  Bankside; free to club members
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3659

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{ BFI IMAX All-Nighter ticket competition }

Put on your dancing shoes for a musical spectacular with 
Fame, The Blues Brothers, Chicago and Moulin Rouge

In tune with the festive season, the next BFI IMAX After
Dark All-Nighter on Saturday 8 December is a song and dance
spectacular with four favourite modern musicals to get you
feeling ready to party.

The evening kicks off with two 1980 cult classics; the
downright disco favourite Fame and the crazy rhythm and
blues frenzy that is The Blues Brothers. In the wee small
hours it's showtime with Chicago (2003), as Catherine
Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger strut their stuff. Then
Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor pair up in the gorgeous
Moulin Rouge (2001).

Tickets are 25 and 18 for concessions.
The event is cert 15 and runs from 11.15pm to 9.10am.
Full details at http://www.bfi.org.uk/imax

We have three pairs of tickets to give away to SE1 Direct
readers. For your chance to win, just answer this simple
question: 

- In which year was the movie Moulin Rouge released?

Send your answer to feedback@se1direct.co.uk
Closing date is 5pm on Tuesday 4 December.

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{ December 2007 issue of 'in SE1' }

The December issue of our monthly printed publication is out
now and will be winging its way to the usual 70+ pick-up
points over the next couple of days. As ever, you can also
download a PDF at http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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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 }

* A Christmas Carol and The Magic Flute at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3040

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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

* Zipcar or Streetcar?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/80366
* Best/worst pizza take out....
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/80344
* River buses
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/80343
* Karaoke
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/80314
* Riverside: vote for drug mule!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/80285
* Furniture shopping
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/80280
* Good local garage
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/80241
* Second hand/charity shops
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/80182
* Two more restaurants coming to Waterloo
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/80139
* Christmas Tree  in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/80120
* Animatronic statue on Sumner Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/80073

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

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