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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 394

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Wednesday 28 May 2008                         ISSN 1750-0656

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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Vervena Hair & Beauty
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies: volunteer at Tate Modern
* Noticeboard: Free singing lessons in Waterloo
* 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

* Mountain biking on Bankside
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3325

* Scovell Estate says no to cold callers
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3324

* New architect chosen for Potters Fields coach park site
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3322

* Prime Minister visits St Thomas' Hospital
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3321

* Princess Royal @ British School of Osteopathy's new clinic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3320

* Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson filming on South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3319

* Breakthrough as transatlantic 'tunnel' reaches City Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3318

* TBR bus crash victim worked for Bermondsey property firm
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3317

* Woman killed as bus hits tree in Tower Bridge Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3316

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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'.

EXHIBITION OF PLANS FOR NEW DOCKHEAD FIRE STATION
Wednesday 28 May
10am-12 noon & 7pm-9pm at Dockhead Fire Station, 8 Wolseley
Street
London Fire Brigade is planning to rebuild Dockhead Fire
Station. Photos of the existing station and plans for the
new one will be on show and members of the Fire Brigade will
be on hand to answer questions. For further details please
contact the Project Team on 020 8555 1200 ext 31260. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4754


'GUERRILLA GARDENING'? DEBATE AT MUSEUM OF GARDEN HISTORY
Wednesday 28 May
7pm at Museum of Garden History,  Lambeth Palace Road; 10
including glass of wine; booking advised on 020 7401 8865
'Guerrilla Gardening' has its roots in New York in the 1970s
when people spontaneously planted up derelict plots. It has
recently enjoyed a revival in popularity, with sunflowers
appearing on roundabouts and beds of lavender alongside city
streets. It has attracted the interest of national media,
and many high profile gardeners. The debate will be
introduced by local resident Richard Reynolds, author of On
Guerrilla Gardening (Bloomsbury May 2008), who will share
his experiences and his philosophy that we should seize
control of our shared environment. The floor will then be
thrown open to attendees to debate guerrilla gardening and
what it means to them; is it ecological - planting 'useful'
vegetables in ornamental spaces, about claiming public space
for the people, bringing nature into the city, or something
else?
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4487


OUR STORY: FREE DRAMA WORKSHOPS
Wednesday 28 May
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


TRY IT LOCAL IN WATERLOO: WEDGE CARD SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA
Thursday 29 May
Wedge Card is promoting independent shops in Waterloo. Get
treats all day from some of the marvellous local shops in
Waterloo. Here are a few things you can expect:
* Free Manicures at Jhair Salon, Blackfriars Road (12-2pm)
* Free raffle for a 50 voucher at Radio Days, Lower Marsh
* 2-4-1 cocktails and smoothies at Cubana, Lower Marsh (all
day!)
* Half-price book 'Necropolis Railway' at Crockatt & Powell 
* 10% off internet access at Living Space, Waterloo Road
* Cafe del Marsh, Lower Marsh - all coffees 1 (9-10am)
* The Hub Cafe, Kennington Road  half price coffee
(10-11am)
* Floramay, Kennington Road - 1 when you spend 10 on
flowers (12-2pm)
PLUS Wedge Card will be out and about all day giving away:
Free chocolate cakes, homemade lemonade and cocktails along
the streets of Waterloo. Visit the stand at the Waterloo
Road end of Lower Marsh.
To claim the special offer just print the flyer at
http://wedgecard.co.uk/modules/news/article.php?storyid=145
Wedge is a reward card that gives you discounts and special
offers at over 700 local, independent shops in London.


THE LADYKILLERS: SCREENING FOR SENIORS AT BFI SOUTHBANK
Thursday 29 May
2pm at BFI Southbank,  Belvedere Road; free; Booking
essential on 020 7928 3232
Screening for seniors in Southwark & Lambeth. With Alec
Guiness and Peter Sellers. Brilliant and dark Ealing comedy
about an inept gang of bank robbers and their encounter with
a harmless little old lady. There will be an introductory
talk and an opportunity for discussion.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4412


BANG SAID THE GUN - STAND-UP POETRY AND MUSIC
Thursday 29 May
8.30pm at The Roebuck, 50 Great Dover Street; 3
Stand up poetry and live music fresh from The Bowery Club,
New York. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4250


THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - FREE OPEN-AIR THEATRE AT THE SCOOP
Thursday 29 May to Sunday 1 June
6pm-7.50pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Free open-air theatre with The Pantaloons. Everyone wants to
marry the beautiful Bianca, but her father will not let her
wed until someone is man enough to take on the challenge of
wooing his eldest daughter, the Shrewish Kate. Is the
boorish, sexist swash buckler Petruchio up to the challenge?
And the question remains, can a Shrew ever really be Tamed?!
A hilarious twist on one of Shakespeare's finest comedies;
chaos ensues as just five actors play over thirty parts,
with plenty of music, audience interaction and surprises. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4446


COMMUNITY DAY AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL - SPECIAL OFFER
Saturday 31 May
10.30am-4pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
A chance to explore the cathedral and uncover its rich and
colourful history. With guided tours, talks, walks and
family activities. Plus a second-hand book sale all day. 
Click the link below for details of a special offer.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4499


LONDON'S PLEASURE GARDEN - FREE GUIDED WALKS
Saturday 31 May & Sunday 1 June
Meet Sat & Sun 11am outside BFI Southbank (under Waterloo
Bridge); free
Guided walk from the contemporary South Bank to
Shakespeare's Bankside. A riverside walk from Waterloo
Bridge to Tower Bridge ending at about 1pm. Part of the Walk
London weekend of free guided walks across London.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4554


EXPLORING SEAFARING LONDON - FREE GUIDED WALK
Sunday 1 June
Meet 10.30am on the riverside outside City Hall, The Queen's
Walk; free
Free guided walk from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. Part of the
Walk London weekend of free guided walks across London.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4555


CRUSAID WALK FOR LIFE 2008
Sunday 1 June
Check-in 10am-12 noon; entertainment from 3pm at Potters
Fields Park,  Tooley Street; No registration fee; no minimum
fundraising
Europe's largest fundraising walk for HIV and AIDS. The
Crusaid Walk for Life is a 10km dawdle through London in the
summer, held on Sunday 1st June. Everybody's welcome, and
there'll be free entertainment at the main event village in
Potters Fields Park. And while the walk is only 10km, the
difference made will go so much further - dramatically
improving the lives of people affected by HIV and AIDS in
the UK and Africa. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4254

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{ Local job vacancies }

* (Volunteer) Visitor Entrance Assistants, Tate Modern

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 }

Sing SE1: FREE singing sessions in Waterloo 
 
Free 8 week course of singing lessons with a 
professional tutor  worth 150! 
 
Monday 2 June to 21 July 12.30 - 1.30pm  
@ Coin Street neighbourhood centre, 108 Stamford Street
 
Thursdays 29 May to 24 July 6.30 - 7.30pm 
@ St John's Crypt, 73 Waterloo Road 
 
The sessions will build towards a number of performances 
at community events in the summer. All levels of 
experience and ability welcome!
 
For more information about the sessions please call Laura 
on 020 7021 1622 or Natalie on 07984 205592 
 
To book a place call help desk on 020 7021 1600 email 
helpdesk@coinstreet.org 

Funded by Friends of St John's Garden through Southwark 
Neighbourhood Renewal Community Chest  

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakespeare's Globe
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3326

* Pygmalion at The Old Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3323

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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

* Empire Square - Commercial Space
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88976
* Spanish Intercambio?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88966
* Helicopters
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88952
* Mugging on Abbey Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88948
* Section 20 notice
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88931
* Night Club on Crucifix Lane
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88838
* Tenancy rights?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88833
* Looking for a shop on Lower Marsh that sells fossils
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88817
* Lunchtime joggers on the South Bank
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88803
* What goes on in the Ragged School?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88767
* Plastic owls on Tabard Gardens estate
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88761
* Sewing contact - director chairs
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88742
* Family Friendly Pubs - are there any in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88685
* Demolition corner of Sumner Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88681
* Playgroups
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88668

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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