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SE1 Direct 401: Your weekly news and events guide

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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 402

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Daily local news & features: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk

Monday 21 July 2008                           ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Promotional materials from Furry Dice
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* 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

* 'UFO' lands in Potters Fields Park for car launch stunt
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3419

* Tate Modern extension swaps glass for brick
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3417

* Bankside Community Space now available for hire
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3421

* Friday Fun in the Park at Mint Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3420

* Spa Gardens wins Green Flag; Pennant for Potters Fields
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3416

* InfoBikes to guide South Bank and Bankside visitors
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3415

* Credit crunch won't knock out Elephant regen says boss
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3413

* 16-year-old charged with David Idowu Tabard Gardens murder
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3412

* Andrew Motion's tribute to Southwark's John Gower
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3411

* New bench at Waterloo Green in memory of Maureen Robinson
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3409

* Cross River Tram is "vital" for Southwark say councillors
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3408

* Mum who gave birth in St Thomas' car park thanks staff
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3407

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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'.


EXPLORE NEW SOUTHWARK 2 - GUIDED ARCHITECTURE WALK
Monday 21 July
2pm at Borough Underground Station, Borough High Strreet; 5
Take a walk to see and hear about some of the new
developments in Southwark around London Bridge. Led by Paul
Taylor, Chartered Architect, City of London Guide Lecturer
and Associate, Institute of Tourist Guiding. Walk lasts
about 90 minutes. No need to book, just turn up.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4826


DOGGETT'S COAT & BADGE RACE
Tuesday 22 July
Starts London Bridge 1pm
Annual scullers' river race from London Bridge to Cadogan
Pier at Chelsea founded by Thomas Doggett and first
contested in 1715. The young contestants, newly qualified
Thames Watermen and Lightermen, are followed by a flotilla
of spectator launches on the four mile and five furlong
course. Good viewing from Bankside, the Bridges and, of
course, the Doggett's pub on the end of Blackfriars Bridge.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4645


SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE SECRETS
Tuesday 22, Thursday 24 & Saturday 26 July
1.15pm (Sat 9.30pm) at Southwark Playhouse, Tooley St; 6 
Southwark Playhouse's season of varied lunchtime and
late-night events continues this week with silent movies,
haunting stories and tarot cards. A sandwich and a drink is
included in the price of the lunchtime events.
Info & map:
http://london-se1.co.uk/places/southwark-playhouse/events


FREE MUSIC AT THE SCOOP - FINAL WEEK
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
12.30pm & 6.30pm at The Scoop, next to City Hall; free
The Scoop's season of free lunchtime and early evening
outdoor music concludes this week.
Info: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/places/scoop/events#music


THE BARRETTS: BANKSIDE NIGHTS
Wednesday 23 July
5.30pm-8.30pm at Pizza Express, 4 Borough High Street; free
Gypsy jazz duo guitarists playing standards and originals
with virtuosity and flair. Part of Better Bankside's season
of summer music events in local bars and restaurants.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4995


UNICORN THEATRE OPEN EVENING
Thursday 24 July
6pm at Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street; free
The Unicorn Theatre would like to hear your views as part of
its annual review. Led by artistic directors Tony Graham and
Rosamunde Hutt this is your chance to come and meet the team
that, find out about forthcoming shows, and put forward any
questions, opinions and suggestions. There will also be
guided tours of the theatre, including backstage, for anyone
who is interested. There's no need to book, just come along
to the main foyer for a drink from 6pm, with the Q&A in the
theatre from 6.30pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5053


BOOK SALE AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Friday 25 & Saturday 26 July
10.30am-3.30pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
Book sale organised by the Friends of Southwark Cathedral.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5023


LONDON GLASSBLOWING OPEN WEEKEND AND SUMMER SALE
Friday 25 to Sunday 27 July
11am-5pm at London Glassblowing, 7 The Leather Market,
Weston Street
London Glassblowing has invited Elles van Os to return
following her sell out show at the Christmas Open House.
There will also be scores of unique pieces of exquisite free
blown glass, and the discerning bargain hunter is guaranteed
to find something unusual.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4823


THAMESSIDE PUBS OF BANKSIDE - GUIDED WALK
Friday 25 July
Meet 5pm at Bankside Community Space, Gt Guildford St; free
A walk led by Giles Semper to visit some of the lesser-known
excellent pubs in Bankside's back streets and hear a little
of their colourful history. The walk ends at Borough tube.
Organised by Better Bankside as part of their summer programme.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4991


MINI SUMMER FAYRE
Saturday 26 July
1.30pm at Queensborough Community Centre,  Scovell Road; 20p
Bric a brac, toys, cakes, videos and books.
L'sborough and  Scovell TRA event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5047


LOST AND FOUND OPEN WORKSHOP DAY
Sunday 27 July
10am-1pm  at The Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall; free
Lost and Found Orchestra is the new show from the creators
of Stomp and makes its London premiere this Christmas at the
Royal Festival Hall. Featuring a 50-strong orchestra of
actors, dancers, musicians, singers and classically-trained
instrumentalists, all playing found and invented instruments
from violins replaced by saws and traffic cones becoming
trombones to performing shopping trolleys and musical vacuum
cleaners. Southbank Centre's Voicelab is recruiting a choir
to take part in Lost and Found. Led by Mary King, the
workshop focusses on singing and movement.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5012


COMMUNITY DAY AT SCULPTURE GARDEN: St JOHN'S WATERLOO
CHURCHYARD
12 noon-5pm at St John's Sculpture Garden, St John's
Churchyard, Waterloo Road; free
Community Day organised by the Friends of St John's
Sculpture Garden. Free refreshments, performances by Sing
SE1, street dance, jazz and more. Stalls, raffle, arts
workshops. All ages welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4620


GARDEN OPEN DAY AT DOWNINGS ROADS MOORINGS
Sunday 27 July
2pm-5pm  at Downings Roads Moorings,  Mill Street; 3
Series of seven floating barge gardens connected by walkways
and bridges. Gardens have an eclectic range of plants for
year-round seasonal interest. Marine environment: suitable
shoes and care needed. Not suitable for small children.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4378


FILM FUNDAY: FLASH GORDON
Sunday 27 July
Workshop 11.30am; screening 2pm at BFI Southbank,  Belvedere
Road; Normal ticket prices
As part of the BFI's Comic-Book season, this month's Film
Funday sees Flash Gordon making a spectacular return to the
big screen. Screening in NFT1 preceded by workshop in foyers
(free for ticket-holders)
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4907


AUSTRALIA DAY AT ROXY BAR AND SCREEN
Sunday 27 July
2pm-late at Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street;
free
Join RUSHES Short Film Festival at the Roxy Bar & Screen for
a double bill of Aussie thrillers + Q&A from producer David
Lightfoot, followed by an exclusive preview programme of
films from this year's Shorts Film Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4976


LIFE'S A BEACH
Monday 28 July
3pm-6pm  at Festival Beach, Festival Riverside,  Belvedere
Road; free
Join conservation experts from Thames 21 on Festival Beach
below the Royal Festival Hall as they cast fishing nets into
the Thames and demonstrate the diverse wildlife of the
river. Take part in art and craft, and sculpture workshops
using found materials. Bring a picnic and enjoy the
fascinating sights and sounds of the river. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4825

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Finance Officer with Admin Skills, The Facility Architects

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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Street Scene at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3418

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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

* Potters Fields - a local park or a playground for excess?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/91919
* Building Work on Fair Street - St John's Estate
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/91901
* Unsettling experience in Weston Street tunnel
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/91889
* 30th Southwark Cubs at St Mary Newington - still going?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/91865
* Tate Modern extension - brick not glass
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/91850
* Bermondsey in The Times property pages
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/91838
* Homeopathic vets
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/91764
* The best restaurant in SE1 - what's your favourite?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/91688
* Parking near Snowsfields
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/91655
* Trees
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/91647
* Concrete classics - rubbush architecture in London
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/91523

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 }

* Office space required - September
* Peter Newman-Legros
* IT services for Office space
 
Read more at http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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