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SE1 Direct 414: South Bank sparrows & more

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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 414

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Monday 13 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: Elan & Co Added Value Services
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies: 4 ads this week
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Noticeboard
* 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

* Blue plaque for photographer Bert Hardy in Webber Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3551

* Gordon Brown visits Beormund Community Centre (again)
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3543

* Interview: Canon Richard Truss leaves St John's Waterloo
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3542

* St Mary's Garden in Lambeth Road now brighter & greener
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3546

* Inspirational South African artwork comes to Southwark
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3541

* Street Geniuses in South Bank and Bankside
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3540

* Elephant & Castle to have its own police team says Boris
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3539

* 'Weetabix-like' Hatfields ballet school rejected
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3538

* Waterloo councillor leads Lambeth bid to ensure developers
keep green space promises
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3547

* SE1 kids write London Eye poem for Children's Book Week
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3536

* David Idowu murder: Tabard Street CCTV released - appeal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3535

* Bankside railway arches get office makeover
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3544

* Blue Fin Building and Norton Rose HQ win top awards
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3548

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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'.


BANKSIDE URBAN FOREST YOUTH EDUCATION PROJECT
Monday 13 October
5.15pm-6.30pm  at Bankside Community Space, Bankside 3,
Great Guildford Street; free
Are you 16-19 years old? Do you live in Southwark? Would you
like to improve life in your city? If so, this project is
for you. Over 11 sessions (including the tour on 13 October)
you'll be exploring the Bankside Urban Forest, the area
between the Thames and the Elephant & Castle which is
undergoing a massive change.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5653


THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF STANDING BUILDINGS
Tuesday 14 October
7.30pm at New Cut Housing Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; 1
Lecture by Andrew Westman, Senior Archaeologist, Museum of
London Archaeological Service. Southwark & Lambeth
Archaeological Society.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5156


HI5 PHOTOGRAPHERS - EXHIBITION IN GAINSFORD STREET
Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 October
Tue-Fri 2pm-8pm; Sat 11am-4pm at 1st floor, Nutmeg House, 60
Gainsford Street; free
Hi5's first collaborative show is a collection of
contemporary photographic work showcasing portraiture,
street photography and graphic design based imagery.
Organised by a local resident.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5537


ASSASSINATION OF PARIS HILTON: SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE SECRETS
Tuesday 14 October
1pm at Southwark Playhouse, Shipwright Yard; 5 inc food
A site specific piece of theatre about two young American
women whose obsession with celebrity reveals more about
themselves and their feelings for one another.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5605


MEDICINE CHEST: BEHIND THE SCENES
Thursday 16 October
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 your place on 020 7572 2210 or email
museum@rpsgb.org
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5232


GET ON TRACK: TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT DAY AT COIN STREET
Thursday 16 October
2pm-7pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street; free
Discover a whole range of options for achieving your goals
in life. Training, university courses, benefits advice,
careers advice and workshops all in one place.
* Training providers
* Local colleges
* Employment advice
* Agencies with live vacancies
* One to one advice on CVs and benefits
* Workshops on job searching skills and organising your
finances
* Parent and family support services
* Help if you are thinking of starting your own business
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5526


COCKNEY HOUSE SPARROWS IN BERNIE SPAIN GARDENS, SOUTH BANK
Friday 17 October to Sunday 30 November
Fri/Sat/Sun 11.30am-3.30pm at Bernie Spain Gardens,  Upper
Ground; free
Bernie Spain Gardens on the South Bank is home to a colony
of house sparrows. The reassuring chirping of sparrows is
becoming harder and harder to hear, but come along to this
event and friendly RSPB helpers will show you these lovely
birds from the watchpoint and give you lots of information
on what you can do to help them. House sparrow numbers have
declined by 68 per cent over the past 15 years and the RSPB
is working very hard to find out why and to stop this
downward trend. There are still a few colonies along the
South Bank despite the constant pressures of urban life.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5682


FAMILY HISTORY WEEKEND AT IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 October
 at Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road
Weekend of free talks - see link below for full programme.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5213


FAMILY FUN DAY AT COIN STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
Saturday 18 October
12pm-5pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street; free
An afternoon of entertainment and activities as part of
Family Learning Festival.
* Look around the nursery and outdoor space
* Family learning activities run by the parents' forum.
* Exciting science workshop run by Shell Education 
* Animation workshop run by BFI Southbank. 
* Community stalls
* Face painting
* Free refreshments
* Family film club at 3.30pm
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5528


AFRICAN TEXTILES HISTORY: BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Saturday 18 October
1pm-4pm  at Living Space, 1 Coral Street; free
Fashion show, live African dance group and an educational workshop on different textile techniques and skills found in different countries within the Great Lakes region of Africa. Great Lakes African Women's Network was founded in 2000 as a support structure for vulnerable African refugee women from the region, who are traumatised because of the effects of civil war in their countries of origin.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5703


STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS FESTIVAL
Saturday 18 October
2pm-8.30pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road; 10/5
With John McDonnell MP, human rights lawyer/activist Bill
Bowring, Rahila Gupta (Southall Black Sisters), Kevin Smith
(Carbon Trade Watch), Global Women's Strike, Grattan Puxon
(The Gypsy Council), Coalition for Independent Action, John
Stewart (HACAN-Clearskies), Paul Feldman (author of
Unmasking the State, a rough guide to real democracy).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5644


COIN STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD FILM CLUB
Saturday 18 October
7pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street; free
Screenings are held on the third Saturday of each month with
free popcorn and refreshments from 6.30pm. Become a member
to see the films for free and help decide what films are
shown. Screenings are held in the third floor conference
facilities, making use of the high quality audio-visual
facilities and comfortable seating. A leaflet containing
information on forthcoming films can be picked up from the
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre. Booking required on 020
7021 1600 or helpdesk@coinstreet.org
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5552


BANKSIDE RESIDENTS' FORUM: AUTUMN OPEN FORUM
Monday 20 October
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Bankside Community Space, Bankside 3,
Great Guildford Street
Come along and hear the latest from Tate on their Bankside
development plans, followed by a short Q&A. Find out about
the special residents' offer that BRF has negotiated with
car clubs Zipcar and Streetcar. There'll also be a
development update where you can find out the latest on
what's happening in the area and give feedback about issues
you've noticed out and about in Bankside.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5652

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Reception/Admin, Jonathan Bailey Associates
* 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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3550

* Knock Against My Heart at the Unicorn Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3549

* Blue Remembered Hills at Union Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3545

* Andy Warhol at The Hayward
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3537

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{ Noticeboard }

FREE CONFERENCE ROOM FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
ADI Centre on Lambeth Road is offering local community
groups, community theatre groups and social enterprises one
FREE 2 hour booking of the conference room in October and
November. The conference room seats 50 people, has a break
out area and a separate kitchen. It has natural daylight and
is on the first floor. If you require an accessible space on
the ground floor this can be arranged. The main hall, dance
studio and computer suite are also available to book at a
special community rate. To book your FREE 2 hour slot
contact Eva Henry on 020 7928 6160 or playltd@btconnect.com


SOUTHWARK AND LAMBETH WOMEN: TRAINING AS DOOR SUPERVISORS
Rotherhithe-based COI-Freelance has obtained limited funding
to train ladies for the Level 2 National Certificte for Door
Supervisors.  This qualification is accepted by the Security
Industry Authority (SIA) for a licence to work as a Door
Supervisor.  The firm has also managed to obtain (again
limited) funding for the cost of the SIA licence itself.
For those that qualify this amounts to about 500 of
funding.  Places are very limited and there are entry
criteria.  
Funding is only available to ladies who live in either
Southwark, Lambeth, Westminster, Camden, Islington, Tower
Hamlets, Newham, Haringey, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Enfield
or Barnet, and ladies cannot hold a NVQ level 2
qualification or above.
Sue Ratcliffe. COI-Freelance Ltd. 020 7237 6007

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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

* Gloria Burgos memorial tree in Tanner St Park - good idea?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/97215
* Big rent increase for Lambeth Council tenants
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/97389
* Lighting shop on Tower Bridge Road closing down soon
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/97363
* Will there be a Christmas Market at Potters Fields Park?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/97337
* Got a place in 2009 Marathon? Want to train on riverside?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/97297
* Wobbly bridge vandalism - not everyone likes DRIFT 08
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/97259
* Pub on the corner of Lynton and Dunton Roads?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/97166
* Art Restorer/ Painting Restoration suggestions wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/97122
* Leathermarket Court security (bike stolen)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/97061
* Couple need 2 months accommodation in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/97042
* Neckinger Estate - where exactly is air raid shelter sign?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/97030
* Still lookin'... for house near Thorburn Square
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/96989
* Library - good place to study in the evenings?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96953
* Rocking horse company on Old Kent Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/96890

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 }

* Looking for business property on Borough High Street
* Space needed 6-9am for yoga

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

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