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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 393

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

Monday 19 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: Low-Cost Clinics for Biodynamic Massage
* 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

* London Road crossing danger averted as TfL alters markings
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3311

* Boris Johnson visits Elephant for knife crime "fight back"
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3309

* Gordon Brown visits Beormund Community Centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3307

* New NHS dental clinic in the Borough
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3306

* Kate Hoey takes new City Hall sport job
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3305

* Go-ahead for new Walworth Academy off Old Kent Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3304

* Heygate wind turbine trial finishes
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3303

* Stag scaffolding sculpture on Elephant building site
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3302

* "Save Borough Post Office" demo in Borough High Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3301
 
* The Keats, Lung and TB Story: local history and medicine
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3315

* Young Vic invites locals to participate in Amazon show
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3314

* Bermondsey teenager wins innovation award
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3313

* Brain injury clients 'graduate' at Tate Modern 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3312

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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'.


BEAUTY THERAPY: ADULT LEARNERS' WEEK TASTER
Monday 19 May
6pm-9pm  at C22, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road;
free; appointments necessary (call 020 7450 1923 to book)
Fancy a new career as a Beauty Therapist? Try your hand at
make-up techniques, steaming, parafin waxing, skin cleansing
and more. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4516


PORTRAIT PAINTING: ADULT LEARNERS' WEEK TASTER
Tuesday 20 May
5pm-8pm  at Foyer, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge
Road; free
Get fascinated by faces as the art of portraiture is
demonstrated in the College foyer. Discuss technique with
the tutor and pick up tips. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4633


OPEN DAY AT LONDON COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION
Wednesday 21 May
From 2pm at London College of Communication,  Elephant &
Castle; Booking essential on 020 7091 9650
This open day is for people interested in part-time further
education courses, ABC Diplomas and Access courses. Tours
and workshops on offer.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4417


ORIENTALISM AT TATE BRITAIN - LUNCHTIME TALK AT MORLEY
Wednesday 21 May
1pm at The Gallery, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge
Road; free
Kathy McLauchlan provides a taste of the current exhibition
at Tate Britain showing responses of British artists to the
cultures and landscapes of the Near and Middle East between
1780 and 1930. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4627


FRENCH CONVERSATION: ADULT LEARNERS' WEEK TASTER
Wednesday 21 May
5pm-8pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; free
Parlez-vous Francais? Shake off the cobwebs and practice
with Morley's tutors over some French wine and cheese. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4635


NEW MUSIC FROM JAPAN AT TSURU - BANKSIDE'S NEW SUSHI BAR
Wednesday 21 May
6.30pm at Tsuru, 4 Canvey Street
Airplay & monthly live music from Japan. Come along from
6.30pm to hear the best of unique Japanese artists through
the speakers, sample the sushi and dance away to a live set
from electro pop DJ DR USUI at 8pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4674


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL AT ROXY BAR & SCREEN
Wednesday 21 May
7.45pm kick-off at Roxy Bar & Screen, Borough High Street;
advance tickets £3
With England absent from the Euro Championships, the top two
premiership teams reaching the final of this yearsÕ
Champions League means next Wednesday has become the
must-see football game of the year. Manchester United will
be keen to clinch an incredible double, whilst Chelsea look
to avoid being runners up twice in two weeks.
Roxy will be screening the build-up and final live from
Moscow. See for the game on the massive 4 metre cinema
screen with surround sound, comfy sofas and large tables.
Drinks from the bar and food from the Meze menu are
available all evening.
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/r540


LATIN RHYTHMS WORKSHOP: ADULT LEARNERS' WEEK TASTER
Thursday 22 May
6pm-8pm  at Foyer, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge
Road; free
Get familiar with the rhythms of Latin-American music and
try for yourself on Morley's percussion instruments - with
nachos for the munchies. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4634


THE TELECTROSCOPE - TRANSATLANTIC TUNNEL NEAR TOWER BRIDGE
Friday 23 May to Sunday 15 June
24 hours at The Queen's Walk, More London Riverside; £1
Very few people know of the existence of a secret
transatlantic tunnel running between London and New York. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4524


DESIGN OVERTIME: EUREKA NIGHT! LATE NIGHT AT DESIGN MUSEUM
Friday 23 May
6pm-10pm at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; £5
May is Museums and Galleries Month, and Design Overtime is
doing its bit by going along with this year's theme of
'ideas and innovation.' The museum has created the perfect
night for actual or budding innovators with workshops,
discussions, DJ, music, bar, and the return of 'speed
debating'. Realise your creative potential in the laboratory
of ideas and make an invention.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4543


TROGLODYTE PIGS AND SYRUP OF FIGS - FREE GUIDED WALK
Friday 23 May
7pm (Meet south side of Blackfriars Bridge opposite
Doggett's)
Herds of feral swine, a well hung Italian, giant dogs, huge
rats and the ghost of the pig nosed princess, what's not to
like on this stroll around Blackfriars? Along with the
folklore there's literature, politics and the law and
remember that underneath your feet is the Fleet. Walk lasts
ninety minutes. Free guided walk to mark the publication of
the latest instalment of the One Eye Grey penny dreadful
series. To book email penny@fandmpublications.co.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4686


SATURDAY MORNING FAMILY CONCERT
Saturday 24 May
10.30am-12.30pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge
Road; £9 (child £6, family [2+2]) £20
Brilliant Bass: sparkling music from sparkling instruments.
English Folk: traditional morris dancing. Relaxed, informal
concert where young children can feel part of the excitement
of performance. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3704


COME AND MEET THE LAMBETH ORCHESTRA AT ST JOHN'S WATERLOO
Saturday 24 May
2pm-3pm  at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Find out about what instruments they play and hear music
from your favorite movies. Dress as your favorite movie
character to win a prize. Suitable for children of all ages
and their parents.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4642


SPRING FAIR & TABLE SALE AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Saturday 24 May
11am-2pm  at St Matthew's-at-the-Elephant, Meadow Row; 50p
Cake stall, gifts, tombola, plants, toiletries, toys, books,
CDs, videos, bric-a-brac, raffle. Lunch will be served.
Plenty of bargains to be found.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4673


UBS OPENINGS: THE LONG WEEKEND AT TATE MODERN
Saturday 24 to Monday 26 May
 at Tate Modern,  Bankside
Tate Modern's Turbine Hall will be transformed for this
year's UBS Openings: The Long Weekend when it houses the
first ever Flux-Olympiad. Fluxus artist Larry Miller will
programme a series of flux-sports events over the three-day
arts festival. Both Flux-athletes and visitors will be able
to take part in a wide range of flux-sports including soccer
games played on stilts, obstacle shoe races, slow speed
bicycle races and the balloon shotput.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4253


NISSAN QASHQAI CHALLENGE: STUNT BIKES ON BANKSIDE
Saturday 24 May
9am-7pm  at Bankside riverside walkway outside Tate Modern;
free
The world's best freeriders compete for the coveted title in
the second annual Nissan mountain bike freeriding series.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4675


FILM FUNDAY: BUGSY MALONE
Sunday 25 May
1pm at NFT1, BFI Southbank,  Belvedere Road; £8.60, concs
£6.25, children £5.25
As part of the Dressed To Kill 'Weekender', this month's
Film Funday brings the brilliant all singing, all-dancing
classic Bugsy Malone back to the big screen. Preceded by
workshops for kids and a special menu at Benugo. UK 1976.
Dir Alan Parker. With Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Dexter
Fletcher. 93 mins. Digital. Non-Splurge Workshop suitable
for ages 5-11 from 11am in the foyer. Free to ticket-holders
for Bugsy Malone.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4445


TATE STUDIO: STREET ART EVENT FOR LOCAL 12-23 YEAR OLDS
Monday 26 May
7pm-10pm at Tate Modern, Bankside; free
Event for young people aged 12 to 23. An interactive and fun
night where local young people can get involved creating
really exciting art work at Tate Modern.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4491

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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 }

HAVE YOUR SAY ON LAMBETH COUNCIL'S PLANNING POLICY
Lambeth Council is consulting on the Lambeth Local
Development Framework Core Strategy 'Issues and Options'
between Monday 28 April and Monday 9 June 2008 and would
like to hear your views. The Core Strategy will help to
shape the future development of the borough over the next
10-15 years. For further information and to complete the
consultation questionnaire, please go to
http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning


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 }

* Water Sculptures and Zoo at the Union Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3310

* The Good Soul of Szechuan at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3308

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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

* Organic milk
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88566
* Artwork on Clink Street today?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88562
* CRISP wormery wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88554
* The great Walworth Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88549
* Video store closure Queen Elizabeth Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88547
* Help needed with icing a cake
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88537
* Tea/coffee hut on Great Suffolk Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88533
* Good food in the E&C shopping centre!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88486
* Free parking in Shad Thames?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88473
* Petrol Station Great Suffolk Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88454
* Venue space
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88443
* What is the best value gym?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88394
* Picture Framer & Paper Conservation
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88392
* Bermondsey Spa
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88381
* Architect
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88339
* Patio Gas in Borough?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88258

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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