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SE1 Direct 416: Ghost Walk, Veteran Car Run & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 416

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

Monday 28 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: Low-Cost Clinics for Biodynamic Massage
* What's on this week
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Noticeboard: ADI Centre room hire & befriending service
* 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

* easyHotel plans Waterloo low-cost hotel
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3576

* Enough! campaign seeks volunteers to tackle youth violence
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3575

* Waterloo's "three sisters" towers: Blears orders inquiry
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3573

* Boris makes "positive noises" about Cross River Tram
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3572

* Alan Bishop appointed as Southbank Centre chief executive
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3571

* Boris Johnson in Waterloo skyscraper U-turn
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3570

* Lack of public toilets on South Bank in Commons report
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3569

* Cross River Tram: City Hall committee divided 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3568

* Waterloo International terminal platform reopening delayed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3567

* 1930s Old Kent Road pearly king paintings to be auctioned
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3566

* Borough Market olive oil social enterprise launched
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3565

* Apple Day at Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3579

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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'.

A GHOST WALK AROUND THE BOROUGH WITH JOHN CONSTABLE
Monday 27 October
Meet 7pm outside John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; 7 (conc 5); no advance booking
With John Constable, author of Secret Bankside - Walks In
The Outlaw Borough. This popular annual walk takes in
haunted pubs, a Borough magician, a female gladiator, Cross
Bones Graveyard and the spookiest stretch of the Thames. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5393


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL: HAVE YOUR SAY
Tuesday 28 October
7pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street
Meeting for Cathedrals and Chaucer wards. Meet your
councillors, find out about local projects and have your
say. Agenda includes local youth services, road safety,
Thameslink-related closure of the riverside walkway at
Blackfriars Bridge and computers for the community. Plus
regular updates from police and community wardens.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5500


AN EVENING OF AFRICAN MUSIC & DANCE
Wednesday 29 October
6pm-8pm  at Hankey Hall,  Hankey Place; free
An evening of African Music & Dance provided by the African
Diaspora Development Association (ADDA). All welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5724


CELEBRATING DIVERSE VOICES: A SHARED BLACK HERITAGE
Thursday 30 October
12.30pm-5.30pm  at Blackfriars Settlement, 1-5 Rushworth
Street; free
To celebrate Black History Month, Blackfriars Settlement
hosts an intergenerational, multi-cultural show.
* See art and craftwork that depicts black heritage
* Hear fitting negro spirituals by the Nightingales
* Share Black Heritage stories 
* Appreciate the common use of basic foods, beverages and
music of black origin through the provision of traditional
light entertainment and refreshments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5702


THE BIG DRAW TOPOLSKI'S WAY
Friday 31 October
11am-4pm  at The Topolski Studio, under Hungerford Br; free
Explore Feliks Topolski's drawings and use the same
appproach in your own work! A drop-in event for children of
all ages (including the grown-up ones!). To find the
Topolski Studio follow signs in the Festival Terrace area
(near the Royal Festival Hall and Ping Pong restaurant).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5519


THE BUTTERFLY BALL: HALLOWEEN DESIGN OVERTIME
Friday 31 October
6pm-10pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; 5 in advance;
8.50 on the door
You are cordially invited to attend the Design Museum's very
own masked ball this Halloween and enjoy an evening of
Butterfly Ball readings, nature slide-shows, gallery talks,
music and dancing. It's the perfect way to view the Alan
Aldridge exhibition. Those found not to be masked upon
arrival will be whisked to the dressing room to create your
own disguise. Mask making, make up make-overs, etiquette
training, and of course dance lessons will make you look the
part. A prize will be awarded for the most creatively
attired.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5705


THE HALLOWEEN OF CROSS BONES XI
Friday 31 October
7pm at The Hop Cellars, 24 Southwark Street; 10 (conc 7);
no advance bookings
The dead live (and sing and dance!) in this performance by
John Crow and Co. Songs, poems and ritual dramas from The
Southwark Mysteries, spooky tales and bawdy humour, all
followed by a candlelit procession to the Cross Bones
Graveyard. Now in its eleventh year, this is one of the most
extraordinary Halloween events in London. NB - all previous
Halloween of Cross Bones events have played to capacity
crowds. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure
your entry.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5398


LAUGHTER LOUNGE AT VINOPOLIS
Friday 31 October
8pm at Vinopolis, 1 Bank End; 10 in advance 12 on the door
New monthly comedy night at the Bankside wine tasting
attraction. Tonight's lineup: Brendan Dempsey, Quincy, Henry
Parker, Sean Walsh and MC Pete Jonas.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5474


FROM WAR TO WINDRUSH WALKING TOUR
Saturday 1 November
11am at Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road; free; booking
essential 020 7901 3034
Tony Warner from Black History Walking Tours will lead a
Black History walk through Southwark starting at the
Imperial War Museum From War to Windrush exhibition and
ending at the Cuming Museum exhibition Keep Smiling Through:
Black Londoners on the Home Front 1939-1945.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5656


AUTUMN FAIR & TABLE SALE AT THE ELEPHANT
Saturday 1 November
11am-2pm  at St Matthew's-at-the-Elephant,  Meadow Row; 50p
'Bargains for all' sale and refreshments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5713


A ROSE WITHOUT A THORN AT THE ROSE THEATRE
Sunday 2 & Monday 3 November
8pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street; 10 from 020
7261 9565
This new play by Harry Denford tells the story of Catherine
Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, and her love affair with
Thomas Culpepper, who some say put the final nail in the
coffin for a catholic England. Proceeds go to the Rose
Theatre Trust which is working to preserve and display the
remains of Bankside's first playhouse.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5632


LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN - WESTMINSTER BRIDGE
Sunday 2 November
Cars pass through Lambeth between 7.05am and 9.10am; free
A celebration of the Emancipation Run held in 1896. Thirty
vehicles travelled the 60-miles from London to Brighton to
mark the passing into law of the Light Locomotives Act which
raised the speed limit from 4mph to 14mph and did away with
the requirement for a person to walk in front of a vehicle
waving a red flag to warn other road users The first
reenactment was in 1927 and the LBVCR has been held every
year except during World War II and in 1947 due to fuel
rationing. Cars cross the Thames at Westminster Bridge
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5742


ALL SOULS' DAY SERVICE & CANDLELIT PROCESSION TO ELEPHANT
Sunday 2 November
Service at St Mary Newington 10am; procession arrives at St
Mary's Churchyard,  Newington Butts approx 11.30am 
St Mary Newington parish church celebrates its 50th
Anniversary with an All Souls' Day service and candle lit
procession to its churchyard at the Elephant & Castle. The
parish is holding this procession to honour the memory of
past generations of parishioners and to pray for their
souls.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5765


AFRICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Sunday 2 November
5pm at Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street; 8 (conc 5)
Composer and kora maestro Tunde Jegede leads his African
Classical Music Ensemble for an evening of hauntingly
beautiful medieval African music. Tunde and his ensemble are
currently providing the music for Red Fortress at the
Unicorn.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5781


THEIR PAST YOUR FUTURE: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB AT TATE MODERN
Monday 3 November
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free
An archive of London 1941-1951 from London's Screen Archives
(116 min). Membership of the Community Film Club is
primarily aimed at those living and working in Southwark and
Lambeth. To join email communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5642


DRIFT 08 EXHIBITS EXTENDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
Three of the most popular exhibits at DRIFT 08, London's
first annual art exhibition on the River Thames, have been
extended until Monday 3 November.
Works still on show include Feast of Skulls by Andy Harper
next to Bankside Pier and Saved from Drowning by US artist
Margaret Evangeline on the river opposite Tate Modern.
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/3521

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Red Fortress at the Unicorn Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3578

* Shooting Clouds at the Union Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3577

* Bill Gibb's Moment in Time at Fashion & Textile Museum
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3574

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{ Noticeboard }

Short news items from local organisations

FREE CONFERENCE ROOM FOR SE1 DIRECT READERS
ADI Centre, 218 Lambeth Road is offering SE1 Direct readers
one FREE 2 hour booking of the medium sized conference room
in October and November. The medium sized 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, computer
suite, basement rehearsal space and offices are also
available to book at a 10 per cent discount in November and
there are reduced rates for community groups. To book your
FREE 2 hour slot and tour please contact Eva Henry on 020
7928 6160 or playltd@btconnect.com


BEFRIENDING SERVICE FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN LAMBETH
This is a free service designed to reduce social isolation
in older people in this community through personal contact
and friendship. Church.co.uk's volunteer befrienders will
visit their befriendee once a week. Volunteers are CRB and
reference checked. If you know of anyone who fits the
criteria below and who would like the service: 
* Socially isolated
* Over 65 years of age
* Living in the Lambeth North / Kennington area (SE1, SE11)
Please contact
Shona Macpherson, Church.co.uk Community Projects
Manager, 1a Kennington Road, London, SE1 7QP
Tel : 020 7921 4212 email: Shona.macpherson@church.co.uk

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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

* Mario's Cafe, Waterloo - anyone been there?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/98383
* Old Kent Road Surgery
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/98297
* Clarks shoe shop at the Elephant closing down
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/98222
* Helicopters
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/98149
* Schoolboy fight near Globe Academy
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/98118
* How is Mint Street Park now?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/98091
* St Michael's School rebuilding - a good use of money?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/98082
* Morley College Family Concerts
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/98074
* Planning applications for new housing around Elephant
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/98064
* Wedding Dress Dry Cleaners
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/98040
* Knife sharpening
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/98024
* If you don't live in SE1, where do you live?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/98005
* Places to eat for 5
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/97992
* Firework night - any displays?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/97967
* Haircut
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/97941

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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* 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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