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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 388

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

Monday 14 April 2008                          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: Office administrator
* 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

* Winchester Square 'street art' painted over by council
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3240

* Premier Inn hotel to open in Waterloo maternity hospital
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3235

* 'Swiss Light' to be removed from Tate Modern chimney
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3229

* Wind turbines on Blackfriars Road telephone exchange
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3233

* 50 fines for smokers at London Bridge Station
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3230

* Fashion museum wants your Little Black Dress
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3238

* Blue plaques for Bert Hardy and John Harvard
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3239

* Facelifts for Tower Bridge and Southwark Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3228

* Southwark shuts its Tourist Information Centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3226

* Old Kent Road tram scheme planned by Brian Paddick
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3224

* Osteopathy clinic opens in Southwark Bridge Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3237

* Hilary Benn launches climate change hotline at St Thomas'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3232

* Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre gets resident artist
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3227

* Red Ken leads the way at County Hall cocktail bar
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3234

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{ Advert }

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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'.

THE 39 STEPS: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB AT TATE MODERN
Monday 14 April
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free to members
Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 black & white thriller. Membership
of the Community Film Club is primarily aimed at those
living and working in Southwark and Lambeth. To become a
member (it's free) email communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4149


SHAD THAMES RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION: OPEN MEETING
Monday 14 April
7.30pm-9.30pm at The Bridge House, 218 Tower Bridge Road
Residents living in the area bounded by Mill Street, the
River Thames, Tooley Street and Tower Bridge Road are
invited to an open meeting. Potters Fields, parking & more.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4483


ASSOCIATION OF WATERLOO GROUPS: WILLIAM BLAKE & PLANNING
Tuesday 15 April
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
William Blake and Waterloo's Past: Guest speaker David
Tootill of South Bank Mosaics. Your views on Supplementary
Planning Documents that will define Waterloo's future with
Michael Ball of Waterloo Community Development Group. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4401


ARE YOU LOOKING FOR OFFICE, STUDIO OR RETAIL SPACE?
"I am! And I am looking for other people who live in
Waterloo, South Bank and Bankside who want to rent office,
studio or retail space in Waterloo, South Bank and Bankside.
Come and talk to me at Living Space cafe on Waterloo Road
from 10.30-12.30pm on Wednesday 16 April. Please pop in for
a chat and a coffee, I'm buying! If you are interested in
space please email me abigail@abscommunications.co.uk or
text me on 0779 247 1115 or just turn up for a coffee."
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/places/living-space


BOOK CLUB AT SHIPP'S TEAROOMS, BOROUGH MARKET
Wednesday 16 April
6.15pm-10pm  at Shipp's Tearooms, 4 Park Street
New book club for the Borough Market area.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4356


ST ALPHEGE PATRONAL FESTIVAL MASS
Thursday 17 April
6.15pm at St Alphege,  King's Bench Street
Mass followed by light refreshments. Everyone welcome. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4420


SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE COMEDY
Friday 18 April
9.30pm at Southwark Playhouse, Shipwright Yard; 6
New regular comedy club in Southwark Playhouse's bar
designed to showcase new talent. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4295


DAHLIA PLANTING IN THE COMMUNITY GARDEN AT TATE MODERN
Saturday 19 April
10.30am-12.30pm in Community Garden, Tate Modern, Bankside
Come and get involved with a general tidy up and Dahlia
planting day. Contact synthia.griffin@tate.org.uk for
details or 020 7401 5176. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4366


SATURDAY MORNING FAMILY CONCERT AT MORLEY COLLEGE
Saturday 19 April
10.30am-12.30pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge
Road; 9 (child 6, family [2+2]) 20
Relaxed, informal concert where young children can feel part
of the excitement of performance. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3703


THE GREAT SOUTHWARK DRAGON QUEST - FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Saturday 19 to Sunday 20 April
Assemble from 11am for 11.30am start at Red Cross Garden,
Redcross Way; free
A search for dragons around The Borough, SE1, in the area
once known as St George's Fields. Come and help solve the
clues to find the many dragons, and saints, who live hidden
around Borough High Street and London Bridge. Refreshments,
ribbons and clues provided. Fancy-dress optional. All
children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This
event is free, though booking is advised. To book places or
for more details email: mysteries@boltblue.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4359


GUIDED TOUR OF ST GEORGE THE MARTYR BOROUGH HIGH STREET
Saturday 19 April
11am at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street
A chance to see inside the recently-restored parish church
in Borough High Street. Tour led by Stephen Humphrey of
Southwark Local History Library. The church features in
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4297


MARKING SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHDAY: ARTHUR SMITH & RICK JONES
Saturday 19 April
1pm-2pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Comedian Arthur Smith and singer Rick Jones celebrate
Shakespeare's Birthday by commemorating his predecessor John
Gower, the so-called first English poet, who was buried in
Southwark Cathedral exactly 600 years ago. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4263


SOUTHWARK, SHAKESPEARE & ST GEORGE: ROBERT PENNANT-JONES
Saturday 19 April
3.30pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Free lecture by local resident Robert Pennant-Jones
augmented with rehearsed reading of Act III of Henry IV part
II with RSC actors Michael Burrell and Richard Earthy.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4298


SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHDAY OPEN DAY AT THE GLOBE
Sunday 20 April
12pm-5pm at Shakespeare's Globe, New Globe Walk; free
The event is free to all and will include the Footsbarn
Theatre Company giving the public a taster of their anarchic
new show A Shakespeare Party which will be at the Globe next
month. Other activities in the exhibition include a chance
to watch a screening of the Globe's 2007 production of
Othello, take part in costume dressings, and listen to Globe
musicians. Workshops will be available from Globe
practitioners including a playwriting master-class by Che
Walker, whose play The Frontline will be premiering at the
Globe this summer and an interactive cake decorating
workshop for children. The Globe is giving participants the
opportunity to tread the boards in the theatre and say a few
lines from the bard on stage, as well as take part in a
giant game of pass the parcel.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4224

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Office Administrator, Greenback Alan LLP

Full 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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* The Man Who Planted Trees at the Unicorn Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3236

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{ Noticeboard }

FREE SWIMMING FOR KIDS AT OASIS - UNTIL SUNDAY 20 APRIL

Waterloo's nearest public swimming pool, the Oasis Leisure
centre in Endell Street, WC2H 9AG is offering free weekday
swimming to children aged 15 or under, Monday to Friday 10am
to 2pm. If you walk over Waterloo Bridge and carry straight
on for ten minutes, you'll be at Oasis or you can get bus
number 1. Other Camden leisure centres have special offers
and kids activities as well - http://www.gll.org.uk


SOUTHWARK CYCLISTS HEALTHY RIDES

This Saturday Southwark Cyclists begins its series of free
healthy rides. They're designed for anyone who wants to use
their bike more - but would like better cycling skills,
experience and advice. Meet Southwark Park Cafe from 10am
for 11am start. Details here: http://snipr.com/24ar9


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WATERLOO CHARITY COLLECTION

Tuesday 13 May is Stroke Awareness for Europe Day. The
Stroke Association will be carrying out a fundraising
campaign at Waterloo mainline station to help raise funds
and awareness of the condition. The organisation is seeking
volunteers to help out 7.30am-10am and/or 4pm-7pm on Tuesday
13 May. Training and out of pocket expenses will be
provided. To find out more please contact Bernadette
Ogunrinde at The Stroke Association on 020 7940 1342, mobile
07903 924045 or email Bernadette.Ogunrinde@stroke.org.uk

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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

* Top Trees - what's your favourite in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86709
* Kitchens and Bathrooms
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86708
* First aid courses
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86701
* Satellite TV expert needed
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86679
* Badminton Courts
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86675
* Model T Ford
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86669
* Pollarding
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86629
* Looking for an architect and/or good builder
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86617
* Pilates classes in Kennington - any ideas?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86601
* Why was Borough High St blocked off with Police Tuesday?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86563
* Closed Lebanese shop on Tower Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86521
* Welcome to Germany, c1934
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86508
* Need someone for gas repairs
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86490
* Cheeky boys visit - ideas to entertain 12-year-oldss
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86486
* Quiet space to write in
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86462
* How to find a Latin American nanny?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86446
* Anyone know of a Vernon C Finch circa 1919?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/86409

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 }

* 4 person office needed in SE1
* Food deliveries to offices
* Best way to advertise?

Read more at http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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