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SE1 Direct 413 

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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 413

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

Monday 6 October 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
* 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

* Blackfriars skyscraper inquiry closes:
"sarcophagus" or "sculptural elegance"?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3532

* Man shot dead at seOne nightclub in Weston Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3529

* Jail for Waterloo man who kept sawn-off shotgun under bed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3528

* Petition launched to save London Fire Brigade Museum
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3527

* Elephant roundabout delay is "hammer blow" says Labour
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3531

* Optical illusion installed in South Bank 'skate city'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3530

* Old Kent Road alcohol 'saturation zone' consultation OKed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3525

* Diane Lees is new Imperial War Museum director-general
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3524

* Bankside woman wins retail 'inspiration of the year' award
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3523

* Exhibition: Travels in Latin America by Eleanor Marriott
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3522

* DRIFT 08 brings accessible contemporary art to the Thames
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3521

* Southwark shows off Tooley Street HQ to French politicians
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3520

* Gaywood Street man convicted of Lambeth murder
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3519

* 17-year-old found guilty of Old Kent Road attempted murder
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3518

* Billy Bragg's South Bank busk launches Cultural Olympiad
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3517

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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'.


PATIENT SAFETY IN THE NHS: IS URGENT REFORM NEEDED?
Monday 6 October
5.30pm-7.30pm at Conference Room, London Ambulance Service,
220 Waterloo Road
Talk by Peter Walsh, chief executive of Action Against
Medical Accidents. BSL signers and refreshments will be
available.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5647


DR BIKE: WINTER WHEELIN' IN WATERLOO
Tuesday 7 October
5pm-7pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo
Road; free
Free quick bike service including brakes, tyres and gears.
This month's theme is Winter Wheelin'. Join Lambeth
Council's experts for advice on how to keep cycling through
the winter months. Enjoy a cup of hot soup while you check
out examples of winter clothing and accessories.
Find out about Lambeth's subsidised cycle training which
will increase your confidence with one-on-one instruction. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4397


KEISKAMMA ALTARPIECE AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Tuesday 7 to Thursday 30 October
10am-5pm; The altarpiece will be opened three times daily at
10am; 2 & 5pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
The Keiskamma Altarpiece, a triptych combining intricate
embroidery, applique and beadwork, is being brought to the
Cathedral by Keiskamma Friends UK. Measuring 13 feet high
and 22 feet wide, it represents the progress of a community
struggling to come to terms with the devastation of HIV/Aids
and poverty and bears testament to the courage and artistry
of the Xhosa and San people living by the Keiskamma River in
South Africa. As AIDS, unemployment and poverty ravaged the
rural districts, women of the villages of Hamburg, Bodium
and Intilini decided to fight back with the weapons they
had: embroidery needles and beads. This intricate work of
art is the work of 120 women over six months. As the
embroidery on the altarpiece began, the effects of the
antiretroviral drugs took hold, marking a turning point and
a sense of hope in the survival of the community. Dr Carol
Hofmeyr, who runs the Keiskamma Trust in Hamburg and was
voted South African Woman of the Year in 2007, together with
Eunice Manwange, an HIV/Aids counsellor at the Keiskamma
Aids Treatment Centre and some of the women who worked on
the Altarpiece, will be in London for its unveiling and to
raise funds. Hand crafted items produced by the Keiskamma
Art for Aids Project will be on sale in the Cathedral shop.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5171



LUNCHTIME HARVEST CELEBRATION
Thursday 9 October
1.10pm-1.50pm at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Rd
Readings, hymns, prayers and seasonal music from the
Portcullis Singers. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4050


LEGENDARY LONDONERS: SOUTH EAST LONDON FOLKLORE SOCIETY
Thursday 9 October
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; 2.50 (conc 1.50)
The author of 'The Folklore of London' and popular South
East London Folklore Society speaker discusses the problems
of separating fact from folklore in the lives and exploits
of Dick Turpin, Nell Gwyn and other famous historical
figures.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5379


HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN WRONGS CONFERENCE IN WATERLOO
Thursday 9 October
6.30pm-9pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Free evening event as we approach the 60th Anniversary of
the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Speakers include Bruce
Kent of CND and Juliet Lyon of the Prison Reform Trust.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5466


DIARY OF A MADMAN - WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY PLAY
Friday 10 October
6pm & 8pm at Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret,
9a St Thomas Street; 10 and 7 from 07790 980688
A lone actor. A simple set. A classic text. This adaptation
of Gogol's classic short story returns for another two
performances to mark World Mental Health Day and mark the
end of Mental Fight Club's The Play's The Thing project. By
Nicolai Gogol. Adapted by Steve Hennessy. Directed by Andy
Burden and performed by Seb Steiger.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5583


NBA CENTRAL COURT - BASKETBALL ON THE SOUTH BANK
Friday 10 to Sunday 12 October
at Theatre Square, National Theatre,  South Bank
NBA Central Court brings a replica basketball to Theatre
Square outside the National Theatre.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5648


SPONSORED SOUTHWARK HISTORY TRAIL IN AID OF HOMELESS SHELTER
Saturday 11 October
Start between 10.30am and 1pm at Education Centre, Southwark
Cathedral, London Bridge
Raise money for a cold weather night shelter for homeless
people. Register and pick up your route map and quiz sheet
on the day and set off to explore the area. Learn about the
fascinating history of Borough, Bankside and Bermondsey.
Prizes for the winners. Open to individuals and families.
Email robeswalk@hotmail.co.uk for a sponsorship sheet or
turn up on the day and make a donation.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5421


SATURDAY PARENT & TODDLER GROUP
Saturday 11 October
10am-12.30pm  at Bermondsey Village Hall,  Kirby Grove; free
A chance to meet local parents and children. Free and open
to all. Funded by SureStart.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5085


AUTUMN JUMBLE SALE
Saturday 11 October
2pm-5pm  at St Andrew's Short Street,  Short Street
An Octavia Hill Residents Association event. Refreshments
will be available.
* White Elephant Stall
* Book Stall
* Clothes Stall
* Many new items
* Raffle
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5391


SALOME - THE MET: LIVE IN HD AT BFI IMAX IN WATERLOO
Saturday 11 October
6pm at BFI IMAX,  Charlie Chaplin Walk; 25 (conc 18)
BFI IMAX brings live opera to the biggest screen in Britain
as it launches The Met: Live in HD in crystal-clear
high-definition. Ten productions in the Metropolitan Opera's
groundbreaking series of live performance transmissions,
beamed by satellite from New York to cinemas worldwide, can
be seen in the heart of Waterloo. Karita Mattila caused a
sensation when she sang Salome at the Met for the first time
in 2004. She reprises her stunning interpretation of the
part, including her unforgettable Dance of the Seven Veils. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5540


CANON RICHARD TRUSS: FAREWELL SERVICE AT ST JOHN'S WATERLOO
Sunday 12 October
10.30am at St John's Waterloo, Waterloo Road
Service to mark the retirement of Waterloo vicar Canon
Richard Truss. 
The preacher will be the Rt Revd Tom Butler, Bishop of
Southwark.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5468


PAUL NEWMAN TREBLE-BILL TRIBUTE AT ROXY, BOROUGH HIGH STREET
Sunday 12 October
2pm at Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street; 3
Watch cult classic movies on the 4-metre screen with
surround sound, whilst enjoying drinks and food in the
laid-back lounge atmosphere. Roasts served all day.
* 2pm The Hustler (Rossen 61) 
* 5pm Road to Perdition (Mendes 02) 
* 8pm Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Hill 69)
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5649

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Technician, London Centre of Contemporary Music
* Concierge, Livingcity, Bermondsey Square
* Personal Assistant, home of local priest

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

* Is this a scam? Approached by 'reformed Islamic extremist'
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96855
* Bubble Wrap - Anyone want lots?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/2/96849
* Subway: Another Borough High Street fast food outlet?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96833
* Sixth form education in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96763
* Handyman for kitchen surface repair
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96735
* Seizure art installation in Harper Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96729
* Builder/Roofer wanted Tower Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96728
* Tate to Tate book by Tommy Penton
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96675
* Dentists and gum disease
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96620
* Cooker repairs
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96585
* Filming 'Ashes for Ashes' in Burgess Park
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96537
* Underfloor Heating Specialist
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96482
* Where can I do an engraving in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96434
* Tower Bridge Road's former tree
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96396
* Kickboxing, boxe, boxe thai in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96386
* Photogenic Shad Thames
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96256
* Sunday Roasts SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96209
* Tuesday morning playgroups for toddlers
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96199
    
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 }

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

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