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SE1 Direct 395: Taste of Spain, Scoop movies, Garden Squares

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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 395

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

Monday 2 June 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: 3 jobs this week
* June 2008 issue of 'in SE1' out now
* 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

* M&S Simply Food opens this week in Southwark Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3332

* Architecture awards for Coin Street centre & Festival Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3331

* Blackfriars Road skyscraper inquiries to be combined
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3328

* Cross River Tram under review says Boris Johnson
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3327

* Healthier lunches = healthier kids at Borough school
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3330

* Alesha Dixon launches radio station at children's hospital
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3329

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{ Advert }

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27a Blackfriars Rd, SE1
020 7928 6378
info@AlexanderCentre.co.uk
http://www.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'.

DR BIKE - FREE BIKE SERVICING IN WATERLOO
Tuesday 3 June
5pm-7pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo
Road; free
Free quick bike service including brakes, tyres and gears. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4393


LAMBETH COMMUNITY-POLICE CONSULTATIVE GROUP
Tuesday 3 June
6pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
This month Lambeth CPCG will be receiving a full update on
Lambeth policing throughout the past month (Supt. Alistair
Sutherland), a report from British Transport Police (Insp.
Ian Mixter), and a report from Lambeth's Metropolitan Police
Authority Link Member (John Roberts). 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4815


WINE TASTING AT TOWER TANDOORI
Tuesday 3 June
7pm-8pm at Tower Tandoori, 74-76 Tower Bridge Road; free
Tower Tandoori is holding a free wine tasting to help choose
wines for its new wine list. The wines will be provided by
Six Wines Eight. The restaurant will provide delicious
Indian canapes Special discounts will be available on the
night. There is also a special set menu of two courses for
15.95 available on the night. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4818


A TASTE OF SPAIN GOURMET FESTIVAL AT BOROUGH MARKET
Wednesday 4 to Thursday 5 June
12 noon-8pm at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
An array of Spanish food and wine on offer for tasting,
including a giant paella created by Valencian chefs on
Thursday afternoon from 5pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4458


FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: JAMES BOND & THE INTELLIGENCE SERVICES
Wednesday 4 June
1pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; free
Lunchtime talk at Morley. Curator Terry Charman provides
insights from the current exhibition at the Imperial War
Museum drawing on Ian Fleming's famous creation and the
real-life world of espionage that inspired him. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4628


WATERLOO SUMMER SERIES: AFTER WORK IN EMMA CONS GARDENS
Wednesday 4 June
5pm-7pm at Emma Cons Gardens, The Cut; free
Performance from Gamelan orchestra with food and drink by
Thai Silk Southwark. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4808


FREE OPEN-AIR MOVIES AT THE SCOOP
Wednesday 4, Thursday 5 & Friday 6 June
9.30pm (take your seats by 9.15pm; first-come, first-served)
at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Free open-air movie screenings in The Scoop amphitheatre
next to City Hall at More London near Tower Bridge. Show may
be cancelled in the event of rain. Local firm Amano will be
selling barbecued food and providing a bar. 
* Wednesday: CHICAGO
   Details: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4531
* Thursday: REBECCA
   Details: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4532
* Friday: THE USUAL SUSPECTS
   Details: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4533


BOOK CLUB AT JOHN HARVARD LIBRARY
Friday 6 June
1pm-2pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High St; free
The monthly lunchtime reading group will be discussing The
Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4680


HONG KONG, COME ALONG! DESIGN OVERTIME
Friday 6 June
6pm-10pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; 5
Come to Design Overtime, the bi-monthly late night at the
Design Museum and be enthralled by the creativity of Hong
Kong design.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4783


FLOWERS IN THE STREETS: AN OPEN DISCUSSION
Friday 6 June
7pm at Museum of Garden History,  Lambeth Palace Road; free;
booking recommended
Across Europe, spontaneous floral shrines have been one of
the urban phenomena of the last decade and are increasingly
common sights in parks, on streets and alongside country
roads. They have become sites of private pilgrimage and
public symbols of grief and memory. This is the first event
to discuss why.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4498


OPEN GARDEN SQUARES WEEKEND
Entry to 173 London gardens 6 in advance or 7.50 on the
day. See http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/seriesmap/8

A number of SE1 gardens are taking part, including:

* Garden Barge Square, Downings Roads Moorings (Sat & Sun)
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4373

* Lambeth Palace Garden (Saturday only)
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4372

* Merrick Square (Sunday only)
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4374

* Trinity Church Square (Sunday only)
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4375


THE OPEN EAR ORCHESTRA
Saturday 7 June
5.30pm at The Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall; free
Taking inspiration from the question, 'What is your
London?', this ensemble of London Philharmonic Orchestra and
community musicians celebrates the new work performed in the
evening concert with this specially created pre-concert
performance, directed by Phil Mullen.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4691


THE MATRIX TRILOGY: AFTER DARK ALL-NIGHTER
Saturday 7 June
11.30pm at BFI IMAX,  Charlie Chaplin Walk; 25 (conc 18)
A very rare opportunity to enjoy all three Matrix films
together on the big screen with The Matrix Reloaded and The
Matrix Revolutions in IMAX DMR; a huge, digitally
re-mastered crystal-clear image with 12,000 watts of digital
surround-sound on the biggest screen in Britain. There will
be breaks between films with free tea and coffee on hand,
snacks and sweets on sale and alcoholic refreshments
available at the bar, not to mention prize giveaways and
simply a great atmosphere. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4782


84 CHARING CROSS ROAD: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB AT TATE MODERN
Monday 9 June
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) Tate Modern; free to members
Director: David Hugh Jones. Membership of the Community Film
Club is primarily aimed at those living and working in
Southwark and Lambeth. To become a member email
communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk or join on the night. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4804

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Facilities Assistant, Wine & Spirit Education Trust
* Van Driver, Waterloo Wine Co. Ltd
* (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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{ June 2008 issue of 'in SE1' out now }

The June issue of our monthly printed what's on guide is out
now. 

Within the next couple of days it will be available at the
usual 75+ locations across the area or you can download a
copy as a PDF document at http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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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

* Cyclist protest on Friday 30 May? Critical Mass Tooley St
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/89176
* Noise from Leather Exchange Pub, Leathermarket St
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/89174
* Yummy Yummy - history of Green Man pub in Old Kent Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/89155
* Flake ice cream 3.50 on Bankside
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/89138
* Apple Schnapps emergency!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/89092
* Furniture Hunt
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/89052
* Annoying noise on Old Kent Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/89031
* What is the Long Lane area like?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/89009
* Tenants & Residents Association - how to set one up
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/88989

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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