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SE1 Direct 408: Your invitation to our birthday party;
cricket competition & more

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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 408

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

Monday 1 September 2008                       ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Your invitation to our 10th birthday party THIS WEEK
* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: South Bank Alexander Centre
* What's on this week
* Win tickets to a floodlit game at the Brit Oval 
* September 2008 issue of 'in SE1' - biggest ever!
* Local job vacancies - 5 ads this week
* 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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{ Your invitation to our 10th birthday party THIS WEEK }

All our readers and supporters are warmly invited to come
and celebrate the first decade of the London SE1 community
website. 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

For full details visit http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/10years/

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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

* Artist fills Harper Road council flat with blue crystals
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3473

* City freemen drive sheep across London Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3472

* Waterloo City Square at IMAX roundabout: the shortlist
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3469

* 21 arrests at Elephant rail station in summer crackdown
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3474

* Cross River Tram: learning lessons from Croydon Tramlink
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3468

* Southwark Cathedral gets holiday makeover from campers
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3466

* Creative arts charity celebrates 5th birthday at The Scoop
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3467

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{ Advert }

Alexander Technique at the South Bank Alexander Centre

With the Alexander Technique you can 
- move with grace and ease
- sit effortlessly upright at your desk
- be focused, effective and confident.

The Alexander Technique is "...like riding a bike, it stays
with you and is miraculous. Thought allows you to redirect
your energy and not waste it".
-  Juliet Stevenson

We are four STAT-qualified Alexander Technique teachers with
a wide range of experience. Daytime and evening appointments
are available. If you want to find out how the Alexander
Technique can help you, call us to arrange a free 20-minute
introductory session.

South Bank Alexander Centre,
27a Blackfriars Rd, SE1
020 7928 6378
info@AlexanderCentre.co.uk
http://www.AlexanderCentre.co.uk

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Get your ad here: http://www.se1direct.co.uk/advertising.php
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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 BASIC BIKE REPAIRS IN WATERLOO
Tuesday 2 September
5pm-7pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo
Road; free
Free quick bike service including brakes, tyres and gears.
Sessions run by Lambeth Council monthly in the plaza outside
James Clerk Maxwell Building near the BFI IMAX. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4396


WITHNAIL & I - LONDON MOVIES AT THE ROXY
Wednesday 3 September
8pm at Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street; £3
cover charge
Bruce Robinson's debut feature almost defines the phrase
'cult classic' with its witty, drunken, philosophical and
meandering story following Paul McGann as 'I' and the
unforgettable Richard E. Grant as Withnail and Richard
Griffiths as Uncle Monty. Get to Roxy early, grab a drink or
six to see you through and enjoy this tragic-comic classic
on the big screen whilst spotting the West London locations
and Regents Park end scene.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5190


NEWS MUSIC FROM JAPAN OUTDOORS IN CANVEY STREET, BANKSIDE
Wednesday 3 September
From 6.30pm at Tsuru, 4 Canvey Street
An arts-fusing outdoor spectacle; this time featuring "mcp
wizard" ANCHORSONG on tour from Japan and a dance
performance created by choreographer Masumi Saito. Amongst a
series of large red globe lanterns and lighting by Andy
Hammond, dancers will shadow dressed in contemporary Kimonos
by London designer Jordo Hunt. Later in the night ANCHORSONG
will take the stage to perform an electronic set surrounded
by a string quartet of UK players. All open air with sushi
and cocktails. Tsuru will be doing the rounds with platters
of their delicious sushi to try.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5195


MAKING MEDICINES: BEHIND THE SCENES
Wednesday 3 September
2pm-3pm  at Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, 1
Lambeth High Street; free (booking essential)
The Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great
Britain is holding a series of sessions to encourage people
from the local community to get up close to the museum's
collection. Book your place on 020 7572 2210 or email
museum@rpsgb.org
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5229


WINES WITH A STORY - IN AID OF THE PRINCE'S TRUST
Thursday 4 September
7pm at Ernst & Young, 1 More London Place; £30
A sparkling wine reception in Ernst & Young's Mulberry
Restaurant followed by a nine wine tutored tasting hosted by
Philippa Wright, of Goedhuis & Company Fine Wine Merchants.
This is part of a series of fund-raising events in aid of
the Prince's Trust, a charity which helps young people
overcome barriers and get their lives working. For tickets
contact Karen Mackness (kmackness@uk.ey.com or 020 7951
8684) by Wednesday 3 September.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5244


LONDON SE1 WEBSITE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Friday 5 & Saturday 6 September
See http://www.london-se1.co.uk/10years/


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - SEE PLAY BEFORE JAPAN TOUR
Friday 5 September
7pm at Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston Street; £10/£8 on door
The Pembroke Players Japan Tour is a touring theatre
society, based at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge,
which is dedicated to bringing Shakespeare in an exciting
and accessible form to Japanese educational establishments.
This year's production is Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's
Dream, the magical and perfect comedy. Catch this exclusive
pre-tour performance only at the Greenwood Theatre.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5386


THE DEATH OF FLYBOY - PROJECTION ON NATIONAL THEATRE TOWER
Friday 5 to Saturday 6 September
8.30pm at Flytower, National Theatre, South Bank; free
The sad tale of Flyboy is told using shadows and music on a
massive scale, up on the National Theatre fly-tower. Matthew
Robins (UK).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5109


STAGING SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS AT THE GLOBE: THEN AND NOW
Saturday 6 September
6pm-7pm at King's College London, The Strand; free
Free public lecture by Professor Ann Thompson, editor of The
Arden Hamlet, in memory of the late Professor Julia Briggs.
Map: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/about/campuses/strand.html


DIGITAL STORY TELLING TASTER SESSION
Monday 8 September
6.15pm at Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, Bankside
London Transport Museum and Tate Modern are working together
on an exciting new project giving you the opportunity to
tell your story. By creating digital stories - short films
made by people like you using computers - the project hopes
to capture what living and travelling in the boroughs of
Southwark and Lambeth means to local communities. You don't
need computer skills as experts are on hand at every stage.
Free workshops run in December at Tate Modern. Come along to
a taster session before the Community Film Club screening to
find out more. Call 020 7565 7424 or email
jane.findlay@ltmuseum.co.uk for more information.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5250


THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 8 September
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm( at Tate Modern, Bankside;
free to members
John Mackenzie's 1980 thriller. 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 at the door.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4806

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{ Win tickets to a floodlit game at the Brit Oval }

The Surrey Brown Caps are preparing to take on the Kent
Spitfires in the Brit Oval's only floodlit game of the 2008
season on Tuesday 2 September - and the London SE1 community
website is giving away two pairs of tickets.

Enter now at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/britoval/
Be quick - competition closes 2pm today (Monday)!

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{ September 2008 issue of 'in SE1' - biggest ever! }

The September issue of our monthly printed publication,
'in SE1', is out now.

With 12 pages, it's our biggest ever issue and is packed
with details of events happening locally this month,
including the Mayor's Thames Festival and Open House London.

Pick up a copy soon from 75-plus locations across SE1 or
visit http://www.inSE1.co.uk to download and print your own
copy [Adobe PDF format].

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Cashier/Museum Assistant, Britain at War Experience
* Facilitator: Older People’s Activities, Waterloo Action C
* 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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Fragments at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3471

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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
 
* Need to find wedding reception venue near SE16
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94136
* 43-46 Blackfriars Road - 75-metre hotel and offices
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94104
* Fireworks on Saturday night
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94092
* The Arch climbing wall - and ice rink in St Thomas' St
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94090
* Sheet of mirror needed
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94081
* Baby Music Group near Milwall football ground
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94076
* New Argos Extra store in Old Kent Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94041
* John Harvard Library closing for 9 months
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93875
* Corner of Lynton/Dunton Road - what's happening?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/93803
    
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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