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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 391

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

Tuesday 6 May 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: 2 jobs this week
* Noticeboard: 'What does London mean to 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
 
* Cans Festival: Street art brings crowds to Leake Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3288

* Lyle Tulloch's parents: "We love you son, rest in peace"
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3287

* Harper Road murder victim named as Lyle Tulloch, 15
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3285

* Rockingham Estate murder: police appeal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3284

* Labour's Val Shawcross wins third term on London Assembly
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3283

* London Aquarium bought by London Eye & Dungeon owners
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3282

* London Flood movie gets TV premiere
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3281

* Deptford Jack in the Green on Bankside for May Day
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3280

* Clowns against Congestion Charge demo at City Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3279

* Power supplies restored after Tooley Street flood
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3278

* City Hall remains shut as businesses return to normal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3277

* Tooley Street reopens eastbound after 7m litre flood
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3275

* Construction workers hold Bankside health and safety rally
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3274

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{ Advert }

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We are four STAT-qualified Alexander Technique teachers with
a wide range of experience. Daytime and evening appointments
are available. If you want to find out how the Alexander
Technique can help you, call us to arrange a free 20-minute
introductory session.

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020 7928 6378
info@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'.

OFFICIAL OPENING OF ST MARY'S CHURCHYARD, ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Tuesday 6 May
12 noon-3pm at St Mary's Churchyard, Newington Butts SE11
Event to celebrate the completion of the landscaping works
at St Mary's Churchyard next to the southern roundabout at
the Elephant and Castle. Speeches, ribbon-cutting by the
Mayor of Southwark and blessing by the Bishop of Woolwich
from 1pm. Children from Crampton Primary School will bury a
time capsule containing coins, badges, souvenirs, photos, a
tube map and a photo history of Elephant and Castle.
Discussion: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/76801


DR BIKE - FREE BASIC BIKE REPAIRS AT WATERLOO
Tuesday 6 May
5pm-7pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo
Road; free
Free quick bike service including brakes, tyres and gears.
Sessions run by Lambeth Council monthly in the plaza outside
James Clerk Maxwell Building near the BFI IMAX. Find out
about Lambeth's subsidised cycle training which will
increase your confidence with one-on-one instruction. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4392


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. Organisers 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


NAMING THE GREEN MAN OF THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH
Thursday 8 May
7.45pm-8.30pm  at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard,
45-49 Borough High Street; 2.50 (conc 1.50)
Janet Dowling uses story-telling and folklore research to
reveal the identity of the Green Man in medieval stone
carvings. South East London Folklore Society lecture.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4315


VICTORY DAY ACT OF REMEMBRANCE AT SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL
Friday 9 May
11am at Soviet War Memorial, Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,
Lambeth Road
The Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Bob Skelly, the Russian
Ambassador, HE Yury Fedotov, representatives from other CIS
embassies, British Second World War veterans and other
individuals and organisations will lay wreaths at the Soviet
War Memorial during the Act of Remembrance. The short
ceremony will include brief addresses from key participants,
the sounding of the Last Post and a two minute silence. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3887


MAY FESTIVAL AT RED CROSS GARDEN
Friday 9 May
3.30pm-6.30pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Join the maypole dancing, wear Victorian costumes, get
balloon hats and more. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4364


SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE COMEDY
Friday 9 May
9.30pm at Southwark Playhouse,  Shipwright Yard; 6
New regular comedy club in Southwark Playhouse's bar
designed to showcase new talent. Lineup includes James
Branch, Rosie Wilby, Joe Wilkinson, Nick Pettigrew, Ryan
McDonnell and Si Holland. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4296


COIN STREET PARENTS FORUM
Saturday 10 May
12 noon-5pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108
Stamford Street
Find out about local services, meet practitioners, exchange
information and ask questions - all in an informal
environment. Bring the children - there will be face
painting activities for them, and health and beauty sessions
for adults. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4619


VISIT LAMBETH PALACE GARDEN: NGS YELLOW BOOK OPEN DAY
Saturday 10 May
2pm-5.30pm  at Lambeth Palace,  Lambeth Palace Road; 3
Lambeth Palace garden is one of the oldest and largest
private gardens in London. Site occupied by Archbishops of
Canterbury since end C12. Formal courtyards with historic
white fig (originally planted 1555). Parkland-style garden
with mature trees, woodland and native planting, pond,
hornbeam alle. Also formal rose terrace, summer gravel
border, chapel garden and beehives. Home-made teas
available.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4377


RUN4UNITY AT THE SCOOP
Saturday 10 May
3.30pm-5.30pm  at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; 2
Run4Unity 2008 is a global relay race involving thousands of
young people from over 200 cities in 70 countries, in
forming a symbolic 'rainbow of peace' over the world. During
the afternoon of activities, music and games based in the
Scoop at More London, young people will be linked up live
via the internet and phone with participating countries as
the 'baton' is passed on from one time zone to another.
Britain is twinned with Kenya for this event. All 12-16 year
olds welcome when accompanied by an adult. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4528


FREE WORKSHOP  CREATING AN SE1 HUB FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
Collaborative design workshop at the Shine Unconference on
Saturday 10 May, 4pm-5.30pm at The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower
Wharf to explore with us the possibility of converting the
Bargehouse into fantastic work and meeting spaces for social
innovation and enterprise. The Hub's dream is to design the
greenest, most sustainable home for people with ideas for a
better world. The Hub (http://www.the-hub.net) is in
negotiations with Coin Street Community Builders about this
project. To register, please contact Maria Glauser at The
Hub maria.glauser@the-hub.net or phone her on 020 7841 8900
to reserve your FREE place.


OPENING VOICES
Sunday 11 May
5.30pm at Royal Festival Hall,  Belvedere Road; free
The Chorus festival is brought to life with the sound of
hundreds of voices resonating across the public spaces of
Royal Festival Hall. Featuring choirs from Southbank
Centre's Voicelab programme, along with many other singers
from a range of backgrounds, this multi-layered, spectacular
culminates with a massed sing in The Clore Ballroom. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4257


THE 'PICCADILLY' OF SOUTH LONDON: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 12 May
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free to members
An illustrated talk on the history of entertainment in the
Elephant & Castle area, plus screening of The Elephant Will
Never Forget, a short film from 1953 on the final week of
tram services at the Elephant & Castle. Followed by feedback
from the audience. Presented in partnership with the Cinema
Theatre Association. 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) call 020 7401
5176, email communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk or join on the
night. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4150

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Publishing Assistant, Aspect Media
* 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 }

The SE1-based London Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting a
new soundtrack to London in a concert at the Royal Festival
Hall on Saturday 7 June. As part of the lead up to this
performance, the orchestra looking for Londoners, and in
particular those in SE1, to help  build up a picture of what
London means to them.

On the website http://www.lpoexcite.org.uk they are
encouraging people to share their photos, videos,
music/recorded thoughts and any poems about London. They'll
be exhibiting a selection of the most interesting entries at
the Royal Festival Hall in June.

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* King Lear at Shakespeare's Globe
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3286

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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

* Car Parking - Anyone have a space to let?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87931
* London Dungeon - how long does it take to visit?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87928
* "Flood", ITV1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87927
* Stabbing at Newall House
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87898
* External Hard disk repair
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87897
* Photos, print, painting of London Bridge
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87816
* Ten Glorious Years...
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87784
* Zebra Crossing on Bermondsey Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87726
* Garden / landscape design
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87664
* Can anyone teach me the basics of my tax return?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87609
* Manna Ash House, Pocock Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87604
* Can anyone recommend a solicitors?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87563
* Congreve/Barlow Residents Association
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/87547

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 }

* Looking for Designer with Print experience
* 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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