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SE1 Direct 407: Our birthday party, Juliette Binoche
competition & more

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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 407

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

Tuesday 26 August 2008                        ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Do you need Insurance?
* What's on this week
* Your invitation to our 10th birthday party
* Win tickets to see Juliette Binoche at National Theatre
* Local job vacancies - 6 ads this week
* 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

* Cans Festival 2: street artists return to Leake Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3465

* Boris to bring Olympic flag to SE1
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3464

* Passengers trapped in lift at Elephant & Castle station
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3463

* Nelson Square residents celebrate 50 years of their estate
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3462

* Southwark and Bermondsey skeletons on display at Euston Rd
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3461

* David Idowu: funeral for murdered Tabard Gardens teenager
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3459

* Blears approves 43-storey tower at Doon Street, South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3458

...but decision could be challenged in High Court
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3460

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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'.

SWING DANCE WORKSHOPS AT THE SCOOP
Tuesday 26 August
12 noon, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm at The Scoop, More London; free
Learn some toe-tappers at these Swing workshops for local
residents of all ages as part of the More Creative
programme. Run by two new Create dancers, members of the
London Swing Dance Society, who will take participants
through the period's top toe-tappers: from the Charleston
Twenties to the Jiving Fifties There will be demonstrations
from the professionals between the workshops.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5114


CREATE'S 5TH BIRTHDAY AT THE SCOOP
Wednesday 27 August
12.30pm & 1.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Free double-bill open-air dance performances celebrating
Create's 5th birthday with participants from two of the
charity's projects: adults with learning disabilities from
Bede House in Bermondsey collaborating with local children;
and young carers from Westminster.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5115


FRAN SANDHAM: AUTHOR TALK AT JOHN HARVARD LIBRARY
Wednesday 27 August
7pm-8.30pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free
Fran Sandham will discuss his new book Traversa, an account
of his solo 3,000-mile trek across Africa from the Skeleton
Coast to the Indian Ocean at Zanzibar - the first time in
history anyone has crossed Africa solo entirely on foot by
this route. The event is free, but to ensure your place
contact the John Harvard Library to reserve a ticket or
contact Mike Allport on 020 7525 1570 or
mike.allport@southwark.gov.uk 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5149


YURI GALKAN TRIO: BANKSIDE NIGHTS
Wednesday 27 August
5.30pm-8.30pm  at The George Inn, 77 Borough High Street
Yuri Galkin Trio performs well-known jazz tunes as well as a
few original compositions. Yuri Galkin has graduated from
the Royal Academy of Music in London last year. Since then,
he has performed at such significant venues as 606 Jazz
Club, Ronnie Scott's, The Bulls Head and others. Yuri has
established himself on the British jazz scene not only as a
brilliant bass player and a bandleader, but also as an
innovative composer.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5194


TABLE SALE AT BLACKFRIARS SETTLEMENT
Thursday 28 August
11.30am-3pm  at Blackfriars Settlement, 1-5 Rushworth Street
Bric a brac, tombola and raffle. Lunch will be available.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5243


FRIGHT BIKES: GUIDED CYCLE RIDE
Thursday 28 August
6.30pm at Southwark Needle,  London Bridge; free
One Eye Grey (penny dreadful published three times a year),
Witcomb Cycles and Southwark Cyclists present a scary cycle
ride from London Bridge to Deptford with occasional stops to
hear ghastly tales and local folklore. Please register your
interest through penny@fandmpublications.co.uk or
info@southwarkcyclists.org.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5150


WOMAN IN THREE: SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE SECRETS
Thursday 28 August
1pm at Southwark Playhouse, Shipwright Yard; 5 inc food
45-minute monologue created and performed by Nadia Maritza
Romero Sanchez of Bogota's Acto Latino group. Three
different perspectives on the life of women in contemporary
Colombia.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5295


SEXY MOTHER FOLKER: SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE SECRETS
Thursday 28 August
10pm at Southwark Playhouse,  Shipwright Yard; free
Jude Edwin-Scott returns to the Secrets again with another
original set. Jude is an emerging folk artist on the London
acoustic music scene. Deeply inspired by the beauty of life
and nature, Jude manages to effectively express his ideals
through his memorable, introspective songs of heartfelt
warmth.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5300


FAMILY ARTS TOURS
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 August
10am-1.30pm; free; book your place on 020 7415 7034
These free day trips for families led by local volunteers
are designed to encourage people from all backgrounds to
sample the arts on offer in the South Bank and Bankside
area. The trips are designed for families with kids aged
3-12 but younger/older children can attend too. The groups
will go at an easy pace and include breaks and picnic time.
Fri tour: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5337
Sat tour: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5338


COLLEEN MURIEL & BEN PINNOW: FREE RECITAL IN WATERLOO
Friday 29 August
1.10pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Join Ben and Colleen for a little recital of music from
France and Canada. Featured on this programme will be a new
work by Colleen Muriel (War and Heartbreak), Le Merle Noir
by Messiaen, and Fantasie by Faure.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3627


SEIZURE PREVIEW - SEE BLUE CRYSTAL ARTWORK IN HARPER ROAD
Saturday 30 August
12 noon-5pm  at 151-189 Harper Road; free
Seizure opens to the public on 3 September, but Artangel is
opening the project for a special preview for people local
to SE1. Come along for a sneak preview of this weird and
wonderful sculptural work, where artist Roger Hiorns has
covered the interior of an empty flat within the Lawson
Estate on Harper Road with blue copper sulphate crystals.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5155


HAPPY BIRTHDAY WATCH THIS SPACE - SOUTH BNAK PYROTECHNICS
Saturday 30 August
1pm-10.30pm  at Theatre Square, National Theatre,  South
Bank; free
To mark the 10th birthday of the National Theatre's summer
outdoor season, a selection of favourite companies and shows
take over Theatre Square on the South Bank. Culminating in
birthday pyrotechnics at 10.30pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5113


JAZZ IN THE CHURCHYARD
Saturday 30 August
11am-1pm  at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Live Jazz in the churchyard with The Dixie Ticklers.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5239


LOST & FOUND OPEN WORKSHOP: CHOIR FOR ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
Sunday 31 August
10am at  Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall; free
Southbank Centre's Voicelab is recruiting and training a
choir to take part in the entire run of the Christmas show.
This is an open workshop focusing on both singing and
movement - led by Mary King, the Director of Voicelab - in
which you can find out whether you've got what it takes to
be part of this thrilling 'celebration of energy, rhythm and
inventiveness'.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5068


WANTED: YOUR MEMORIES OF BANKSIDE'S PARKS AND OPEN SPACES
Sunday 31 August
2pm-4.30pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Bankside Open Spaces Trust is looking for photographs of
Bankside's parks and open spaces and people enjoying them.
They want to show how the area has changed and keep the
archives alive, displaying them in exhibitions, leaflets and
educational materials. BOST is looking for Bankside 'park
life' photos from the 1900s to 2000. Can you help? Please
bring your photographs, negatives or slides to Red Cross
Garden where BOST has a fabulous scanner to capture your
memories. If you can't make it then, please pop in or get in
touch with Verena or Carole on 020 7928 5803.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5184

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{ Your invitation to our 10th birthday party }

All our readers and supporters are warmly invited to come
and celebrate our 10th birthday. We're looking forward to
meeting you at one of our birthday parties on Friday 5 and
Saturday 6 September.

For full details visit http://www.london-se1.co.uk/10years/

Many thanks to our sponsors who have made the event possible

* Better Bankside
* Native Land
* Union Car Parks
* Financial Times
* Land Securities
* Capital Community Foundation

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{ Win tickets to see Juliette Binoche at National Theatre }

We've teamed up with French Wines to offer you tickets to
fantastic performance of in-i, an evening of music and dance
featuring Juliette Binoche and award-winning dancer and
choreographer Akram Khan at the National Theatre - and a
case of fine French Wine.

To find out more and enter the competition, visit
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/frenchwines/

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Facilitator: Older Peoples Activities, Waterloo Action C
* Part Time Book Keeper, Bear Space F&M LLP
* Business Liaison Manager, Better Bankside
* Treasurer, Waterloo Action Centre [volunteer]
* Concierge, Livingcity (Bermondsey Square)
* Caretaker/Handyman, Livingcity (Bermondsey Square)

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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{ 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
 
* Bins - Bank Holiday rubbish collection
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93770
* Looking for a badminton club near London Bridge
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93757
* Bermondsey Boy - memories of Grange Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93743
* Bermondsey Square - when do the shops open?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93739
* Ufford Street play area
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93707
* Cllr Anne Yates RIP
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93698
* Another shooting in Walworth
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93688
* Chicken Sizzler, Tooley Street, shut down
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93633
* Rubbish on Union Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93631
* Southwark Street artwork - how does it work?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93593
* Babysitter wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93586
* Fellow motorcyclists: Where to keep my new toy?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93585
* Major works department at Southwark
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93575
* Pregnant in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93548
* Where to buy window boxes?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93506
* Victoria Pub in Pages Walk
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93476
* Police 'Crime' Maps
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93422
* Best estate agents?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/93404
    
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 in the area wanted by several organisations
* Better Bankside website review & optimisation
 
Read more at http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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