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SE1 Direct 409: Bermondsey Street Festival; Thames Festival

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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 409

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

Monday 8 September 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 ads this week
* Noticeboard: business support for community enterprises
* 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

* SE1: The Play revealed to unsuspecting audiences at party
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/theplay/

* London Fire Brigade Museum under threat of closure
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3479

* Tate Modern extension: a year to raise the cash - Serota
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3478

* Edinburgh statue for fireman who died in Tooley Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3477

* South Bank beaches cleaned up for Mayor's Thames Festival
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3481

* Is Boris Johnson about to axe the Cross River Tram?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3476

* Elephant & Castle affordable housing slashed due to slump
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3475

* New era for Southwark and Deptford Methodist churches
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3480

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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 works... I recommend it
enthusiastically to anyone who has neck pains or back pain."
- Roald Dahl

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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{ 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'.


FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS NEAR CITY HALL
Monday 8 September
Potters Fields Park 10am-8pm; Southwark Crown Court 9am-7pm
Free blood pressure checks will be on offer at City Hall and
More London. Run by  the Blood Pressure Association, Know
your Numbers! Week is the nation's biggest blood pressure
testing event during which 3,000 'Pressure Stations' will be
staffed by health professionals at venues nationwide.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5392


BETTER BANKSIDE FRENCH BOULES TOURNAMENT
Monday 8 to Thursday 11 September
From 5.30pm at La Cave, 6-10 Borough High Street
Nine local businesses have entered a team in the first ever
Better Bankside French Boules Tournament taking place in the
courtyard outside La Cave Restaurant & Wine Bar next to
Southwark Cathedral. If you haven't entered a team, you can
still come to watch the nine teams boule it out between them
to find Bankside's Best Boulers, sample French wine and
cheese at La Cave and enjoy popular accordionist street
music - bal musette.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5402


DIGITAL STORY TELLING TASTER SESSION AT TATE MODERN
Monday 8 September
6.15pm at Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern,  Bankside
London Transport Museum and Tate Modern hope to capture what
living and travelling in the boroughs of Southwark and
Lambeth means to local communities. Free workshops run in
December at Tate Modern. Come along to a taster session
before the Community Film Club screening to find out more.
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


HOW TO WRAP FRUIT: SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE SECRETS
Tuesday 9 September
1pm at Southwark Playhouse, Shipwright Yard; 5 including
food
If you like fruit, fancy packaging and lunchtime live art
Southwark Playhouse has got a treat for you. Elena Cassidy
Smith presents a combination of live performance and visual
art. A gift wrapping service that teeters on the brink of
pointlessness.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5296


TOM JONES TRIBUTE: BANKSIDE NIGHTS WITH BETTER BANKSIDE
Wednesday 10 September
5.30pm-8.30pm  at Brisket Restaurant, 32 Southwark Bridge
Road; free
Danny Roman has quickly established himself as one of this
country's finest Tom Jones tribute acts.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5197


WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 10 September
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors
development in the Waterloo area. Hear developers present
their plans and contribute to the debate. Find out about
plans to turn the former General Lying-In Hospital in York
Road into a Premier Inn hotel - including demolition of the
former nurses' accommodation building.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3723


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 10 September
7pm at Charles Dickens Primary School, Lant Street
Meeting for Cathedrals and Chaucer wards. Hear about local
projects, have your say, quiz your councillors. 
Agenda includes:
* After-school provision (re deputation at last meeting)
* Road safety consultation
* Police and wardens update
* Transforming Tate Modern project
* Elephant & Castle development update
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5043


ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING FOR GUY'S & ST THOMAS' NHS TRUST
Thursday 11 September
6pm-7.30pm Refreshments from 5.30pm at Nevin Lecture
Theatre, St Thomas' Hospital,  Westminster Bridge Road
Annual public meeting for local residents to find out what
has been happening at Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital
over the past year and future plans. Put your questions to
the trust board.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3532


RATS, LONDON, AND FOLKLORE: 'YOU'RE *HOW* FAR FROM A RAT?'
Thursday 11 September
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; 2.50 (conc 1.50)
Paul Cowdell will talk about his research into urban beliefs
about rats and previously-recorded folklore about rats as
well as the natural history of rats and their environments.
A South East London Folklore Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5378


FAREWELL FAIR: HOUSE & GARDEN CLEARANCE SALE IN CARLISLE LA
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 September
10am to 5pm at Kagyu Samye Dzong, Carlisle Lane; free
Sale of plants, furniture, flower pots and much more from
the centre that cannot be moved to new centre in Walworth.
The Tibetan Buddhist centre alongside Archbishop's Park is
closing due to the Founder's Place development.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5128


BERMONDSEY STREET FESTIVAL
Saturday 13 September
12 noon-5pm  at Tanner Street Park; free
Local musicians and vocalists, artisans and cooks, fashion
designers and jewelers, hounds and historians are all set
for the the second Bermondsey Street Festival. Dog show,
refreshments, music, maypole and much, much more.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4640


TTHE MAYOR'S THAMES FESTIVAL
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 September
12 noon-10pm between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge
Some of the highlights of this always crowded festival.
* Feast on the Bridge [Southwark Bridge closed to traffic]    
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5352
* Wool N Dance in Belvedere Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5145
* Firing on the Foreshore at Bankside  
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5351
*  Fairtrade Village next to Southwark athedral
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5357
* Night Carnival over Blackfriars Bridge    
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5365
* Fireworks at 9.45 on Sunday night
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5277

Full festival listings @ http://www.london-se1.co.uk/s15


CELEBRATORY EVENT AT JOHN HARVARD LIBRARY AHEAD OF REFURB
Saturday 13 September
2.30pm-4pm John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High St; free
Fun and games for children, young people and their families.
The party is to celebrate the successful Lottery bid to
refurbish and improve access even further for disabled users
in the library and thank users for their continued support.
The library will be closed for 9 months whilst work is
carried out.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5403


GREAT RIVER RACE
Saturday 13 September
Competitors expected to pass SE1 between 3.30pm and 6.30pm
Annual 22-mile race down the Thames from Richmond to
Greenwich featuring approximately 300 craft.  Live
commentary outside the Founders Arms on Bankside.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3915


THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW AT BERMONDSEY SQUARE
Saturday 13 September
7pm at Bermondsey Square; free
The first outdoor film screening at the new Bermondsey
Square development is held as part of the Bermondsey Street
Festival. The shadow cast and Pat Quinn, an original cast
member, will be in attendance.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5335


FREE DRAMA WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 12-18
Starts Monday 15 September
6.30pm-7.30pm  at ADI Centre, 218 Lambeth Road; free
Free drama workshops for young people 12-18 years old.
Professional artists from the New International Company of
Live Arts are running free taster workshops. Just turn up or
call Michela on 07967 483977 to book your place or contact
Eva at ADI centre on 020 7928 6160 or Playltd@btconnect.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5394

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Business Manager, Team London Bridge
* Part Time Accountant, Bear Space F&M LLP
* Facilitator: Older People's Activities, Waterloo Action C

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 }

FREE BUSINESS SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY & VOLUNTARY ENTERPRISES
Abigail Tripp is a social enterprise business advisor and
has worked with many community and voluntary enterprises in
Waterloo and South Bank to help with business planning and
marketing. She is currently doing outreach for a business
support project in central London which offers free business
support: http://www.enterprisecentral.co.uk/ 
Contact her 07792 471115 or abigail@abscommunications.co.uk
and she will come and see you.

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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
 
* Rents in SE1 - Is there any evidence of prices dropping?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/94734
* Car insurance in SE1/SE11 - is it more expensive?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94599
* Junction redesign - Great Suffolk Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94573
* Curious incidents in the Harper Road area
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94546
* B&B / Hotels SE1/Flat
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94524
* Double glazing - any good local firms?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94511
* Mar i Terra restaurant, Gambia Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94445
* Home schooling in Southwark
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94338
* Can I afford to live in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/94325
* Wanted - a space to rent for craft workshops
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/94278
* Station crackdown at Elephant & Castle
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94326
* Dumping bulk refuse
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94313
* Secret Millionaire at the Elephant
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94280
* Grange Road 1945-1965
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94213
* Gleasons Boxing Gym - anyone used it?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94205
* Need to find wedding reception venue near SE16
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94136
    
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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