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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 392

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

Monday 12 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: Brand new office space available for letting
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies: 3 jobs this week
* Noticeboard: Booking now open for free drama workshops
* 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
 
* Blackfriars skyscrapers: cabinet minister orders inquiry
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3289

* Dockhead Post Office closure confirmed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3291

* St Mary's Churchyard at the Elephant & Castle reopens
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3296

* Locals honoured for contribution to Southwark civic life
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3298

* VE Day act of remembrance at Soviet War Memorial
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3297

* Southwark Lib Dems reshuffle their top team
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3295

 * Notre Dame Girls' School to cut its carbon emissions
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3300

* Funding boost for tourist information youth training
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3294

* 16.5 million grant for Royal Festival Hall refurb
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3293

* Anti-fascist rally outside City Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3290

* First interfaith youth arts event at Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3299

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{ Advert }

Brand new office space in London Bridge SE1
available for letting

The offices are very secure, in a very trendy part of town
(just off Bermondsey Street) partly furnished with desks and
CAT5, telephone etc connections and approx 650+ square feet. 

The space is in the basement and very airy with a light
well, with separate and secure CCTV access. Must be seen and
available now inclusive of all bills except telephones at
only 950 + VAT per calendar month. Available from 23 June. 

Short walk from London Bridge station and close to cafes,
restaurants and the infamous Borough Market. 

For more information please contact Bernadette 
on 020 7403 1500 or bernadette.teuma@elanand.co.uk

Venue: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/places/elan-meeting-rooms

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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'.


PROTEST AGAINST CLOSURE OF BOROUGH POST OFFICE
Monday 12 May
10am-2pm outside Borough Post Office, 239 Borough High St
Organisers unknown.
Info: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/69519/page=3


CHORAL CLUB AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL - FREE SINGING SESSIONS
Monday 12 to Friday 16 May
6pm-7pm at Queen Elizabeth Hall,  Belvedere Road; free
Running every weekday evening during the Chorus festival,
Choral Club takes up residence in The Front Room at the
Queen Elizabeth Hall. Each evening, everyone will have the
chance to stop by and join in with an hour-long singing
session - perfect for commuters. Different musical genre
each night. All participants will be invited to return on
Sunday 18 May for a massed performance in The Clore Ballroom
at the Royal Festival Hall as the climax of the festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4266


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 ( 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


LAMBETH NORTH JUNCTION IMPROVEMENT CONSULTATION
Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 May
Tue 12 noon-2pm Wed 4pm-8pm at Lambeth Mission, Lambeth Road
Lambeth Council has received funds to improve the junction
of Westminster Bridge Road, Kennington Road, Hercules Road
and Baylis Road. The enhancements are intended to benefit
all road users including cyclists, motorists and pedestrians
as well as bus users. Come and discuss the proposals with
members of the project team at these two drop-in events.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4632


A YEAR IN SOUTHWARK'S ARCHAEOLOGY - LECTURE
Tuesday 13 May
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; 1
Lecture by Southwark Council's senior archaeological officer
Chris Constable. Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/2790


HUNGERFORD BRIDGE RETAIL UNITS & LAMBETH PLANNING POLICY
WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 14 May
4pm (earlier time) at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors
development in the Waterloo area. Find out about Lambeth's
new Local Development Framework Core Strategy and Southbank
Centre's plans to revamp the space under the southern end of
the Hungerford Bridge with more retail units.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3720


FRIENDS OF HATFIELDS GREEN MEETING - ALL WELCOME
Wednesday 14 May
5.30pm at Practical Law Company, 19 Hatfields
At this meeting the Friends group will: 
* Introduce Matt from Groundwork. He will be joining Friends
of Hatfields, to improve the site, bring in the new planter
and discuss a community planting day. 
* Discuss progress on site so far.
* Present the details of the volunteer day and the plans for
Putting Down Roots to build a herb bed on site. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4625


IMMIGRATION: GAIN OR DRAIN? DEBATE AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Wednesday 14 May
7pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
A Justice and Development Group public forum in the
cathedral's Garry Weston Library. Speakers include Jack
Dromey, Deputy General Secretary UNITE, Susanna Mitchell,
fellow at the New Economics Foundation, and Stephen
Seawright, House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4462


'MEET YOUR WATERLOO' POETRY WORKSHOP
Thursday 15 May
6.30pm at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free;
booking essential on 020 7091 9650
Waterloo is an area undergoing great change and development
but what of the lives of the residents? How do we process
our environment in flux and what do we hold onto? Aoife
Mannix is an Irish writer and poet based in London. Over two
workshops in Waterloo library (the second is on 29 May)
Aoife will guide participants through a creative and poetic
response to Waterloo, past, present and future. Book your
place on 020 7926 0752 or readersandwriters@lambeth.gov.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4485


TABLE TOP SALE AT WATERLOO ACTION CENTRE
Friday 16 May
12pm-3pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road; free
In aid of Out & About Club and Breast Cancer Care.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4623


SHEEP SHEARING AT THE SCOOP
Friday 16 May
12pm-2pm  at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Do something different this lunchtime - Watch people try
their hand at Sheep Shearing, test your knowledge about
sheep, learn to spin wool or just enjoy lunch from the Amano
barbeque and the acoustic sounds of the Ron Thomas Band. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4624


FREE EVENING OPENINGS AT FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE MUSEUM
Friday 16 to Sunday 18 May
6pm-8pm at Florence Nightingale Museum, St Thomas Hospital,
2 Lambeth Palace Road; free
Discover how the famous nurse, hero of the Crimean War, and
the "Lady with the Lamp" transformed the care of sick and
wounded British soldiers during the terrible winter. Learn
how Florence Nightingale fought to make nursing into a
respectable profession, founding the world's first training
school for nurses at St Thomas' Hospital. Meet the
remarkable Jamaican-born Mary Seacole, who like Nightingale,
also went to the Crimea to help, travelling to the front
lines and tending the sick under canon fire. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4549


DESIGN MUSEUM FAMILY DAY
Saturday 17 May
11am-4pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; normal prices
An exciting day of fun, family-friendly activities. A rich
programme of drop-in design and make workshops, family
exhibition trails, Meet the Designer sessions, exhibition
tours specially designed for children, and the chance for
families to take part in creating a balloon installation.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4089


LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE: COIN STREET COMMUNITY FILM CLUB LAUNCH
Saturday 17 May
6.30pm for 7pm start at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre,
108 Stamford Street; free
Launch of new Community Film Club at the Coin Street
Neighbourhood Centre. Screenings will be held monthly on
Saturdays with free refreshments. Organisers are looking for
people who love film to help decide what films are shown.
Screenings will be held in the 3rd floor conference facility
making use of the high spec audio visual facilities and
comfortable seating available. Contact 020 7021 1600 or
helpdesk@coinstreet.org to join the club and give
suggestions. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4621

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Financial Administrator, Thames Festival Trust
* Globe Education Assistant: Southwark Community Projects
* Publishing Assistant, Aspect Media

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 }

BOOKING NOW OPEN FOR OUR STORY: FREE DRAMA WORKSHOPS
Wednesday 28 May, 4 June, 11 June
7pm-9pm (arrive to register from 6.30pm) at The Community
Space, Bankside 3, Great Guildford Street; free

Three workshops bringing alive the place we live, work and
play. 

* Wed 28 May: introduction theatre games and skills,
creative ways of bringing stories vividly to life 
* Wed 4 June: guided walk a tour of Bankside, exploring the
amazing stories behind the unusual historical sites in the
oldest part of London 
* Wed 11 June: performance a short piece of theatre, devised
during this final workshop, drawing on discoveries made on
the walk.

Workshops led by John Constable, local author of many plays
including The Southwark Mysteries, and Sarah Davey who
directed the production of this epic community play in
Shakespeare's Globe and Southwark Cathedral. To get the most
out of this course, everyone is encouraged to commit to all
three workshops - priority will be given to bookings for the
full course of three. Open to all ages - under 18s must be
accompanied by a responsible adult
Places limited - to book your place email:
mysteries@boltblue.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4636

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* The Flying Machine at the Unicorn Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3292

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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

* First time mum
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88232
* Power cut in Dockhead area Sunday morning
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88227
* Plasma screen repairs
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88225
* Accident on Great Suffolk Street Friday morning
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88205
* Air Con
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88202
* Roofer in south east London
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88195
* Car Air Con Re-gas
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88194
* Solarium Court - police?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88157
* Anyone applied for London College of Communication?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88140
* Lewes House, Druid Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88118
* Dockhead Post Office closure
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88101
* Nursery Panic!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88066
* Time out awards - Bermondsey 167
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88052
* The George - SE1 campaign to improve it
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88027
* Helicopters
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88023

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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