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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 390

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

Monday 28 April 2008                          ISSN 1750-0656

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies: 3 jobs this week
* Noticeboard: Mint Street Park needs you
* 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
 
* The great flood of Tooley Street - pictures & video
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3269

* Boris and Brian seek Latin American vote at Elephant
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3270

* Ken and Boris trade insults over "thuggery" in Borough
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3267

* Calls for rethink of Charterhouse-in-Southwark sell-off
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3261

* Ken Livingstone with Kevin Whately at London Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3260

* Livingstone backs BFI film centre for South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3258

* St George in Southwark Festival 2008 in pictures
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3266

* New St George painting unveiled at RC Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3265

* Metro Central residents without electricity for 3 days
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3264

* Kate Hoey opens Octavia Hill Gardens on Waterloo estate
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3268

* Floating playhouse celebrates Shakespeare's birthday
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3263

* Hotel managers help South Bank foreshore clean-up
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3262

* Brian Paddick at Waterloo to back Cross River Tram
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3259

* Borough Market receives 'best speciality market' award
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3256

* 12 arrests after football "disorder" at London Bridge 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3255

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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: LONDON BRIDGE FRAMEWORK & MORE
Monday 28 April
7pm at Harris Academy Bermondsey, 55 Southwark Park Road
Meeting for Riverside, Grange & South Bermondsey wards.
Launch of this year's Community Fund, update on Cleaner,
Greener, Safer projects, news about The Blue and a report
from local police officers. There will also be a
presentation on the London Bridge Investment Framework and
an opportunity to put questions to your local councillors.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3972


PAMPERING NIGHT: BELLY DANCING
Monday 28 April
8pm at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields; £10
Treat yourself with a belly dancing induction course. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4443


UNKNOWN DEVICES: LAPTOP ORCHESTRA AT THE RFH BALLROOM
Monday 28 April
9.30pm at Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall; free
Members of the London Sinfonietta, students from Royal
College of Music and London College of Communication, with
visuals from VJ artist Pablo Fiasco. Featuring new music and
films inspired by the music of Steve Reich. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4010


Are you looking for SPACE?
"I am! And I am looking for other people who live in
Waterloo, South Bank and Bankside who want to rent desk,
office, studio or retail SPACE in Waterloo, South Bank and
Bankside. Join me for a snack at Living Space cafe on
Waterloo Road from 11am to 2pm on Tuesday 29 April, IÕm
buying! If you are interested in SPACE please email me
abigail@abscommunications.co.uk or text me on 07792 471115
or just turn up for a snack."


OPEN DAY AT ARTESIAN HEALTH CENTRE - BERMONDSEY SPA
Wednesday 30 April
2pm-7pm  at Artesian Health Centre, 138 Grange Road
Visit the new Artesian Health Centre providing GP services
and a sexual health walk-in clinic. Meet the staff, find out
about new services and developments, have your blood
pressure and weight checked and get advice on diet and
healthy living.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4492


WILDERNESS: FAITH AROUND THE ELEPHANT
Wednesday 30 April
7pm-9pm  at St Hugh's, Porlock Street; free
Faith Around the Elephant (local inter-faith group) presents
an evening of shared discussion among people of different
faiths on the subject of wilderness. St Hugh's has a series
of multi-faith paintings on the theme of Spirituality in the
Wilderness by Adam Boulter. Everyone welcome. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4495


LONDON ELECTIONS - POLLING DAY - PLEASE USE YOUR VOTE
Thursday 1 May
Polling stations open 7am-10pm
Find your polling station @ http://www.londonelects.org.uk


OPEN DAY AT CAN MEZZANINE LOMAN STREET
Thursday 1 May
9am-4pm  at CAN Mezzanine, 32-36 Loman Street
Find out more about this innovative serviced office space
for third sector organisations near Great Suffolk Street.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4494


DEPTFORD JACK IN THE GREEN - MAY DAY FESTIVITY
Thursday 1 May
Approx 11am at outside the Market Porter, Stoney Street
The Deptford Jack in the Green will return to the Borough
this May Day. It will set off from The Market Porter and
make its way over London Bridge. See pics from last year
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4577


RUSH HOUR CONCERT IN WATERLOO WITH SOUTHBANK SINFONIA
Thursday 1 May
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Avoid the rush ... Enjoy a glass of wine & some great music
performed by Southbank Sinfonia.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4569


SPEED DATING AT THE RIVER BAR
Thursday 1 May
7pm at The River Bar, 206-208 Tower Bridge Road; £15
Ticket price includes a glass of bubbly. 
To book tickets email speed-dating@hotmail.co.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4520


SLOW FOOD MARKET ON THE SOUTH BANK
Friday 2 to Monday 5 May
11am-8pm at Southbank Centre Square, Belvedere Road
30+ stalls of fresh and preserved foods, as well as
sustainably produced craft products - sourced both locally
and countrywide.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4490


BRANDED - COMMUNITY PLAY AT THE OLD VIC
Saturday 3 May
2.30pm at The Old Vic, 103 The Cut; free from 0870 060 6628
A multi media extravaganza incorporating dance, physical
theatre, film and specially commissioned music that travels
the world bringing to life the economic and environmental
effects of consumerism, specially written for The Old Vic
stage with a cast of 50 selected from open auditions. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4544


THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: AFTER DARK ALL-NIGHTER
Saturday 3 May
11pm at BFI IMAX,  Charlie Chaplin Walk; £25 (conc £18)
Three LOTR films back-to-back.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4604

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Publishing Assistant, Aspect Media
* Community Engagement Worker, Blackfriars Settlement
* 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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{ Noticeboard }

Mint Street Park needs you

Calling all interested parties, local businesses, community
organisations and local residents.

Mint St Park is having a Fun in the Park day
on Friday 18 July 2008. 

We are looking for expressions of interest in participating
in what will be a unique day in bringing local businesses,
local residents and community groups together to celebrate
the use of a local park that provides space for fun, play,
time out, lunch breaks, and relaxation within a busy built
up area. 

Blackfriars Settlement and BOST will welcome you to a
meeting to be held on Wednesday 7 May 4pm-5pm at Blackfriars
Settlement in Rushworth Street. 

RSVP to Sophia Appleby 020 7928 9521 or
sophia.appleby@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* The Pajama Game at the Union Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3257

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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

* Bankside Health Club - what's your experience?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87486
* Blackbirds in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87471
* Major water leak in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87460
* New to London - Manna Ash House
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87452
* Walworth Road street brawl, Thursday afternoon
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87447
* Rennie Court / River Court
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87420
* Newington Gardens (Harper Road) tennis court?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87332
* Alma Grove planning
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87250
* If Charles Dickens stood in Potters Fields today....
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87243
* Bars for watching football
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87212
* Midnight Motorway Maintenance On Bermondsey Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87184
* Vegan restaurant near Waterloo
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87154
    
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 }

* Business post services - alternatives to Royal Mail?
* Food deliveries to offices
* Best way to advertise?

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

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