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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 411

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

Monday 22 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
* 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

* BERMONDSEY STREET MURDER
- Tuesday: Woman's body found in Bermondsey Street cafe
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3499
- Thursday: Gloria Burgos's children appeal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3503
- Friday: Man charged with murder of Gloria Burgos
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3505

* Sheep drive on London Bridge in aid of Lord Mayor's Appeal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3504

* Calder Bookshop in The Cut back in business
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3502

* Jerwood Space celebrates its first ten years
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3500

* Fatal motorbike crash in Old Kent Road; witnesses sought
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3498

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{ Advert }

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info@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'.

URBAN ELEPHANT PLUS EXHIBITION - PART OF ELEFEST
Monday 22 September
2pm-4pm  at Castle Resource,  Hampton Street; free
New photographs of the Elephant and Castle urban landscape,
plus paintings, photographs and access art.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5419


FROM PULLENS TO PREFABS - PART OF ELEFEST
Monday 22 September
4pm-5.30pm  at Castle Resource,  Hampton Street; free
Castle Arts walking tour around Elephant and Castle,
starting at Castle Resource and passing by old and new
buildings. (As seen in the exhibition). Cameras welcome.
Pre-book for walking tour on 020 7525 3477 or
castlearts1@hotmail.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5416


TESCO OLD KENT ROAD UPDATE @ BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Monday 22 September
7pm at Harris Academy Bermondsey, 55 Southwark Park Road
Meeting for Riverside, Grange & South Bermondsey wards.
Agenda includes the redevelopment of Tesco in the Old Kent
Road, an update on Bermondsey Spa regeneration and advice on
beating the credit crunch from Southwark Credit Union. Plus
the usual updates from local police officers and community
wardens and your chance to ask questions from the floor or
informally during the break.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5044


SOMALI CULTURAL EVENING - PART OF ELEFESRT
Monday 22 September
8pm-10pm at Rockingham Community Centre, Falmouth Road; free
An evening of poetry and food from Somalia.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5417


FREE DRAMA WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 12-18
Monday 22 September
6.30pm-7.30pm  at ADI Centre, 218 Lambeth Road; free
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5394


FREE STREET DANCE MASTERCLASS FOR GIRLS 14+
Monday 22 September
6.30pm-8pm  at ADI Centre, 218 Lambeth Road; free
For girls aged 14+. Free street dance masterclass with
Sports Action Zone's (SAZ) professional dance tutors, with
new styles every five weeks. Book your place with Eva at the
ADI on 020 7928 6160 or Playltd@btconnect.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5489


FREE CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 12-18
Wednesday 24 September
6.30pm-8pm  at ADI Centre, 218 Lambeth Road; free
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5395


YOUTH DRAMA CLUB AT HANKEY HALL
Wednesday 24 September
4.30pm-6pm  at Hankey Hall,  Hankey Place; 50p per session.
Autumn term drama club for local 9-13 year olds at Hankey
Hall starts this week. Run by MakeBelieve Arts of Deptford
and funded by Tabard Gardens South TRA. Runs until 3
December with a break for school half term. To book ring
Deirdre 07913 873861 or email: tra-south@tabardgardens.org 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5488


NEW MUSIC FROM JAPAN
Wednesday 24 September
6.30pm at Tsuru, 4 Canvey Street
Acclaimed Radio 3 DJ and presenter Paul Fisher will be
spinning the discs with a set of some of the most intriguing
Japanese ditties in his collection. Wataru Kousaka creates
ethno-musical soundscapes with traditional instrument the
Sanshin and electronic manipulation.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5461


SOUTHERN EXPOSURE PRESENTS... PART OF ELEFEST
Wednesday 24 September
7.30pm at Unit 238, Upper Mall, Elephant & Castle Shopping
Centre,  Elephant and Castle; free
Southern Exposure commissioned six films in 2007 from over
60 applications. The films reflect the great diversity and
talent of the Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark's filmmaking
communities. The films have been screened at Edinburgh
International Film Festival, have won the Audience Award at
ITV's Best of Boroughs Awards and have set the standard for
years to come.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5418


BERMONDSEY & ROTHERHITHE GREEN ENTHUSIASTS: NEW GROUP LAUNCH
Wednesday 24 September
7pm-9pm at Millpond TRA Hall, 210a Jamaica Road
Interested in the local green, open or wild spaces, and
their plants and wildlife? Then come to the launch of
BARGEs. This meeting will be a chance to meet people from
other local projects, and share ideas.
Map: http://snipr.com/3sngf 


SOUTH BANK FORUM: LATE LICENSING, XMAS MARKET, MORLEY & MORE
Thursday 25 September
7pm-9pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford St
Kate Hoey MP, Simon Hughes MP, and your local Bishop's Ward
and Cathedrals Ward councillors invite you to the South Bank
Forum. Topics will include: 
* Impact of Late Licencing
* Cancer Programme Volunteer Project
* Proposed Christmas Market on the South Bank
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5388


BFI BIRTHDAY WEEKENDER
Friday 26 to Sunday 28 September
 at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX
The BFI's special weekend celebration of the past, present
and future of film .
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5168


DRIFT 08 - CONTEMPORARY ART ON THE THAMES
Friday 26 September to Sunday 19 October on the Thames
Southwark-based Illuminate Productions is creating the first
major river-based contemporary art exhibition in London. The
installations include the recreation of the old Blackfriars
Railway Bridge through laser light, mythical creatures
swimming in the river at twilight at London Bridge and the
sounds of a phantom beach echoing around the Millennium
Bridge. Bringing together a wide range of high-profile
international artists, galleries, collectors, and art
enthusiasts, DRIFT 08 will provide an exciting and inspiring
spectacle at the cutting edge of contemporary art.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5237


DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE AT THE BARGEHOUSE, OXO TOWER WHARF
Friday 26 to Sunday 28 September
11am, 2pm & 5pm (Friday 5pm only) at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower
Wharf, Barge House St; 15 from www.wegottickets.com/f/388
Unleash your inner Alice and explore a wonderland of music,
theatre and visual arts within the labyrinthine maze of
interconnecting spaces at Bargehouse.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5465


DRAMA WORKSHOP WITH REHAB UK
Friday 26 September
4.30pm-5.45pm  at Tate Modern,  Bankside
Brain Injury charity Rehab UK and Bermondsey-based theatre
group the Vayu Naidu Company are offering a rare chance for
the public to experience the work they do with brain injury
clients at a free open rehearsal event. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5483


WATERLOO COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
Saturday 27 September
10am-12pm  at St Andrew's Short Street; Entrance fee
Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Donations for coffee and cakes. Tombola and raffle and a
chase to chat with other local people.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5462


QUICKSILVER 
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 September
12 noon & 4pm at Southbank Centre, 1.30pm-2.30pm at Tate
Modern
Created by Director Lea Anderson with members of The
Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs, the cast will
create a series of unexpected, fleeting performances in
front of and weaving through the architecture of Tate Modern
and the Southbank Centre. A performance that ebbs and flows,
appears and disappears defining the gaps, edges and limits
of these iconic public spaces. Catch them at either venue or
as they travel between. This is a collaboration between
Southbank Centre, The Cholmondeleys and Tate Modern.
Commissioned by SOWF for the South Bank and Bankside
Cultural Quarter.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5175


BILLY BRAGG'S BIG BUSK ON THE SOUTH BANK
Saturday 27 September
5pm at Festival Riverside, South Bank; free
Following on from his Big Busk event during the Royal
Festival Hall's re-opening celebrations in June 2007, Billy
Bragg returns to the South Bank as part of the Cultural
Olympiad Open Up Weekend and leads musicians of all ages and
abilities on a mass sing-along guitar busk of some of his
favourite songs. Guitarists are invited to bring their
instruments for an intimate warm-up rehearsal at 3pm in The
Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall. The Big Busk then kicks
off at 5pm, with Billy Bragg leading the mass sing-along
with guitar accompaniment from the Level 2 Riverside Terrace
and buskers joining in on Queen's Walk (weather permitting).
Some of the songs and chords included in the Big Busk are
listed below.  Keep on Running - G C D Em A New England - G
C D Em Bm Foundations - C F G Am Walk On the Wide Side - E A
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5486


THE DARK YEARS: LAMBETH AND SOUTHWARK IN THE GREAT WAR
Saturday 27 September
12pm-7pm  at National Theatre,  South Bank; free
An exhibition from the Imperial War Museum that uncovers the
personal stories of local residents during the First World
War. Curated by Street Geniuses as part of the Cultural
Olympiad Open Up weekend.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5487


LONDON MEMORY WALK WITH THE ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY
Sunday 28 September
1.30pm at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,  Lambeth Road
Take a Sunday walk with a difference! Memory Walk is the
Alzheimer's Society's biggest annual fundraiser and a great
opportunity to have a fun day out with friends and family. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5063


FREE EMPLOYMENT LAW AND HEALTH & SAFETY SEMINAR
Monday 29 September
10am-12.45pm refreshments from 9.30am; seminar 10am-12.45pm
at Elan Meeting Rooms, Elan & Co, Unit 3, Cedar Court, 1
Royal Oak Yard, Bermondsey Street; free
Elan & Co in association with Peninsula Business Services
invite you and a guest to attend a FREE Employment Law and
Health & Safety seminar.
Designed to update directors, partners and proprietors this
fast-paced seminar is full of useful information, tips and
advice to assist you in understanding your obligations as a
business owner.
To book a place email Sema Ziler on info@elanand.co.uk
stating the name, company, address and contact details of
those who wish to attend.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5469

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Part Time Accountant, Bear Space F&M LLP

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 }

HELLO SAILORS - DISCOUNTED RYA DAY SKIPPER COURSE
Fancy chartering a yacht? In that case you need your RYA Day
Skipper Course theory and ADI Centre, 218 Lambeth Road, SE1,
is offering a massive discount with First Class Sailing.
Just say you are a friend of ADI Centre and Abigail Tripp.
Book by 26 September, course starts on Thursday 9 October,
ends on 30th November. To book your discounted place contact
First Class Sailing 0845 873 3064,
bookings@firstclasssailing.com or
http://www.firstclasssailing.com and for more information on
ADI Centre contact Eva Henry, 020 7928 6160 or
playltd@btconnect.com 


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

* Tesco coming to the Walworth Road?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95707
* Sunday outside Browns - what happened?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95674
* Sunday Pony and Trap "race" on Tower Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95662
* Railway arches renovation on Druid Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95654
* Pie n mash
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95647
* Refinery Bar
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95625
* Sewage smell in Southwark Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95622
* St Christopher House remembered
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95596
* Dipper - pickpocket on local buses
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95552
* Falling rents?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/95514
* Suspended board room table at Potters Fields
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95509
* Peabody Buildings Roupell/Duchy Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95493
* Finding a large dog crate locally
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95450
* Looking for Christmas party venue for 100-150
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95445
* Shunt Lounge - are you a member?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95416
* Hiring Waiters/Catering Company for NYE
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95412
* Four storey builidng in Hankey Place SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95373
* Cycling Clubs
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95360
* London Fire Brigade Museum under threat
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95338
* Railway arches on Great Suffolk Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95309
* Good jeweller who can re-size engagement rings?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95280
* Photography Course?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/95279

    
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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