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SE1 Direct 410: Elefest, Open House & more

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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 410

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

Monday 15 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
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* 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

* The Mayor's Thames Festival - pictures
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3497

* Second Bermondsey Street Festival draws a crowd
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3496

* Community barbecue at Borough Market
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3495

* Ed Balls visits Globe Academy in Harper Road on first day
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3491

* Sainsbury's Local in Bermondsey Square opens its doors
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3490

* Sir Henry Cooper unveils blue plaque in Old Kent Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3488

* Blackfriars Road skyscraper inquiry gets under way
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3487

* Largest ever advertising billboard at London Bridge Stn
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3486

* Cross River Tram campaigners take petition to City Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3484

* Major Bermondsey Street burglary delays actors' newspaper
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3483

* High Court challenge "likely" in Doon Street Tower row
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3482

* Globe Business Publishing are Bankside boules champions
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3494

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{ Advert }

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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 DRAMA WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
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 the ADI on 020 7928 6160 or Playltd@btconnect.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5394


WOMAN IN THREE: SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE SECRETS
Tuesday 16 September
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 which offers
three different perspectives on the life of women in
contemporary Colombia.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5297



FREE CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Wednesday 17 September
6.30pm-8pm  at ADI Centre, 218 Lambeth Road; free
Free circus skills 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 the ADI on 020 7928 6160 or
Playltd@btconnect.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5395


WINE TASTING AT TSURU
Wednesday 17 September
7pm at Tsuru, 4 Canvey Street; 35 from 07944 848740 or
emma@tsuru-sushi.co.uk
Taste six different and exiting wines during a discussion
with Damian Tillson of Sotheby's Wine Department, whilst
sampling dishes from Tsuru's Ippin Ryouri menu.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5169


LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS
Wednesday 17 September
8pm at Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street; 3
The hugely successful hit film from  Guy Ritchie. Hackney,
Bethnal Green and Borough Market feature... Showing as part
of Roxy's Beefeater London Movies Season; 2 for 1 on all
Beefeater drinks all evening.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5192


SLOW FOOD MARKET ON THE SOUTH BANK
Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 September
11am-8pm at Southbank Centre Square, Belvedere Road
Celebrate harvest time with the UK's largest Slow Food
market. Feast on food from all over the world, and enjoy
food demonstrations, taste workshops, talks from leading
food writers and a live music programme.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5141


MESSY CHURCH AT ST ANNE'S THORBURN SQUARE
Thursday 18 September
3.30pm-5pm at St Anne's, Thorburn Square; free
Church with crafts and fun for parents, carers and kids.
Refreshments available. Every Thursday during term time.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5185


MAKING MEDICINES: BEHIND THE SCENES
Thursday 18 September
6pm-7pm  at Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, 1
Lambeth High Street; free
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 via 020 7572 2210 or museum@rpsgb.org
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5230


SALSA EVENING, TITO'S PERUVIAN CLUB IN AID OF PRINCE'S TRUST
Thursday 18 September
6.30pm till late at La Pollera Colora, 4-6 London Bridge
Street; 15 in advance (20 on the door)
In aid of The Prince's Trust which helps young people
overcome barriers and get their lives working. Ticket
includes entry to the club and a salsa lesson, which will
start at approximately 7:30pm. It will be a fantastic
evening and all proceeds are going towards a very worthy
cause. Contact Karen Mackness: kmackness@uk.ey.com 020 7951
8684 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5420


DESIGN OVERTIME: FESTIVAL - LATE NIGHT @ DESIGN MUSEUM
Friday 19 September
6pm-10pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; 5 in advance; on
the day 8.50 (conc 6.50, students 5)
Hey, let your hair down and relax, Design Overtime is in
international festival mood. See Design Cities and see the
world. It will be a festive combination of bunting and
banter.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4943


LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA'S RENGA ENSEMBLE @ ELEPHANT
Friday 19 September
6.30pm at Upper Mall, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre,
Elephant and Castle; free
Renga works with performers and composers from many
different musical traditions. It creates its own repertoire
of music, some written and much prepared by ear, extending
the skills of its members into the creative working
environment of folk and jazz musicians and those from other
cultures. The first piece in today's programme Suite for
Jazz Brass was composed by Scott Stroman and the second
piece Los Jaraneros is an original work by principal French
Horn player with the Orchestra Richard Bissill.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5409


OPEN HOUSE LONDON
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 September
Every year London buildings throw open their doors. 
For a full map of SE1 buildings see
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/seriesmap/40

Here are a few highlights:

* Blue Fin Building, Southwark Street
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5261
* Rose Theatre
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4858
* Lambeth Palace:
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5252
* National Theatre Studio on The Cut
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5254
* 56 Southwark Bridge Road (ex Borough Community Centre)
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5263
* Kirkaldy Testing Museum
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5265
* Ernst & Young, More London Riverside
   http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5266


DOING THE LAMBETH (PHARMACY) WALK
Saturday 20 September
10am & 12 noon at Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great
Britain, 1 Lambeth High Street; free
90-minute guided walk. From Bethlem to Doulton, plague
houses to beautiful gardens.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5256


PEACE (TONY'S WISH) AT ELEPHANT & CASTLE SHOPPING CENTRE
Saturday 20 September
11am-2pm at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre,  Elephant and
Castle; free
In a collaboration with artist D Rosier, Tony England will
be handing out copies of his wish for the people of Elephant
and Castle and invites you to come and have your photograph
taken with him handing over the wish to you. All of the
photographs will be available online at
www.iamstillrighthere.co.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5410


WE WAS ALL ONE - FREE FILM @ E&C SHOPPING CENTRE
Saturday 20 September
3pm at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre,  Elephant and
Castle; free
1972, 52 mins. The changing way of life in South London as
old streets are demolished and new blocks of flats put up.
The film examines the loss of community spirit and whether
the changes are for the worse or better. Followed by The
Elephant will Never Forget (1953, 11 mins).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5407


HENRY VI STAGED READING AT ROSE THEATRE
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 September
6pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street; 5
Staged reading of Shakespeare's Henry VI Part One - first
performed at the Rose in 1592. Coincides with the Rose's
participation in Open House London.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5225


REUNION - LIVE THEATRE AT E&C SOUTHERN ROUNDABOUT
Saturday 20 September
7.15pm at Southern roundabout, Elephant & Castle; free
"Reunion" is a celebratory theatre piece by Hanneke
Uvieghara and company. At dusk a line of women will process
slowly around the roundabout. Both disabled and non
disabled, the women have stories to tell. Returning again at
dusk the following day something has changed. Who are they?
How have they come to be there? What relationships move
them? 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5412


URBAN DREAMS AT ELEPHANT ROAD PARK
Saturday 20 September
7.30pm at Elephant Road Park, Elephant Road; free
Urban Dreams is about dreams and performed as a dream. It
considers why we dream - is it to de-fragment our
hard-drive, why do children sleep more but dream less than
adults ? It has been created by more than 150 Londoners of
all ages, working alongside professional theatre-makers,
artists and musicians. The process has involved workshops in
writing, imaging, choir singing, movement, puppetery and
mask making. The final piece will involve over 70 performers
aged between 7 and 76 enhanced by a community band of a
further 12 players. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5413


OLIVER TWIST!
Saturday 20 September
8pm at Iliffe Yard SE17; free
A rare chance to see the classic musical on the big screen!
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5414


10TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS AT THE JERWOOD SPACE
Sunday 21 September
Tours 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm at Jerwood Space, 171 Union
Street; free
It is ten years since the Jerwood Space - was opened
offering high-quality, affordable rehearsal space to young
and emerging theatre and dance companies, it is also sought
after as the premier rehearsal facility by the whole
profession. The beautifully converted Victorian school
building will open its doors to all to celebrate its
birthday. Visitors will be able to meet the architects and
project team members; the gallery will be exhibiting the
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2008 and Cafe One Seven One will be
serving complimentary tea/coffee and birthday cake
throughout the day.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5272

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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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Liberty at Shakespeare's Globe
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3493

* Design Cities at Design Museum
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3492

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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

* Fab Festival - Mayor's Thames Festival
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95246
* Hop Exchange - Network Rail, Thameslink & public inquiry
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95243
* Free Sofa...?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95241
* BT landlines down: just New Kent Road?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95235
* Tailor/seamstress
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95220
* Shared ownership in Amisha Court, Grange Road?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/95218
* E&C Swimming Pool - when did it shut down?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95202
* Overkill? Too many eateries in Southwark Street?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95185
* Pub to watch football in, not get teeth knocked out?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95174
* Tooley Street Gets Sorted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95137
* All Ireland gaelic football final
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95133
* Surplus Store in Walworth Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95114
* The Watch House, Bermondsey Street - wine shop plan
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95095
* Major works at Devon Mansions, Tooley Street?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/95092
* Mens Haircut/Grooming in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94956
* Henry Cooper blue plaque
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94951
* Waitrose coming to More London?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94936
* Hopping down in Kent - a pearly king wants your memories
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/94926
* House wanted in Thorburn Square area
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/94912
    
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 }

* Phone system & switchboard for local dentist - advice?

Read more at http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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