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SE1 Direct 420: Royal visit, William Blake festival & more

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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 420

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

Monday 23 November 2008                       ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: BUY FAIR-TRADE THIS CHRISTMAS! 
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies: Service Delivery Supervisor & more
* 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

* "Shabby" Fire Brigade Museum wins temporary reprieve
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3620

* Elephant & Castle roads could remain "very unsafe"
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3613

* Arnold Estate man in court after cannabis raids
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3619

* Rosie Boycott backs floating vegetable garden
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3618

* Bogus doctor who ran surgery at E&C's Draper House jailed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3617

* HMS Westminster visits the Pool of London
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3616

* Garden Museum opens with pruned displays and 6 charge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3611

* Patricia Moberly receives honorary doctorate from LSBU
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3615

* Tom Jones 'busking' on the South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3614

* Three SE1 schools are 'outstanding' says Ofsted
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3612

* Man found with head injuries in Old Kent Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3610

* Borough & Bankside "Celebrating Our Community" report 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3621

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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'.

FUTURE OF THE ARC NURSERY IN CROSBY ROW - SPECIAL MEETING
Monday 24 November
6pm at The Arc, 39 Crosby Row
Local parents (and parents-to-be) are invited to a special
meeting to show their support for the future of The Arc
nursery currently run by Charterhouse-in-Southwark in Crosby
Row. The Arc opened in 2002 and Charterhouse had signalled
its intention to sell the nursery as a going concern as part
of the charity's transition from being a provider to a
funder of local services. Now local parents are seeking to
demonstrate that there is sufficient demand for this
important local nursery provision to continue.
More info: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/84225


THE QUEEN TO VISIT POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Tuesday 25 November
A giant 25-metre rugby ball has been installed in Potters
Fields Park next to Tower Bridge to promote tourism in New
Zealand. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will visit the park
on Tuesday.
http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/prime+minister+meet+queen
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5683


SOUTHWARK COUNCIL CORE STRATEGY PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Tuesday 25 November
9am-5pm  at Hay's Galleria,  Tooley Street
Find out about Southwark's new Core Strategy document and
how it will affect the London Bridge area. The Core Strategy
will set out the vision for future development in the
borough and identify broad locations for new development
such as housing, shops, and offices. The Core Strategy is
due to be adopted in 2011.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5929


NETWORKING EVENT WITH LONDON ASSEMBLY MEMBER ANDREW BOFF
Wednesday 26 November
6.30pm at Tsuru, 4 Canvey Street; free; booking essential
emma@tsuru-sushi.co.uk
Tsuru is hosting a networking event with London Assembly
member Andrew Boff (Conservative) who will speak about
changes at City Hall under Boris Johnson and in particular
how the new regime will affect London businesses. Event
starts . Refreshments provided by Tsuru.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5799


WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP AGM
Wednesday 26 November
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
AGM and regular general meeting of the group that monitors
development in the Waterloo area. Agenda includes a chance
to comment on Lambeth's new Waterloo Supplementary Planning
Document.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/3725


WORLD AIDS DAY TALKS & FILMS IN LOWER MARSH
Thursday 27 & Friday 28 November
at Christian Aid's offices in Lower Marsh
Monday 1 December is World AIDS Day, an annual celebration
of the fight against the global HIV epidemic. This year's
theme is 'leadership'. Christian Aid will lead events in
Lower Marsh where shops will be selling WAD beaded ribbons
and putting posters in their windows and talks and films
open to all will take place in the CA lobby on 27 & 28
November. On Monday 1 December there will be an event at the
Overseas Development Institute (ODI) on Westminster Bridge
Road, from 2.45pm to 5pm; guest of honour will be
international development minister Ivan Lewis MP.


BANKSIDE URBAN FOREST: FOREST FORUM
Thursday 27 November
6pm-8pm  at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street
One year after the launch of the Bankside Urban Forest
framework, the Forest Forum brings together a panel of urban
practitioners and commentators to explore the role that the
framework and partnership can play in shaping the
contemporary city. Speakers include Ken Worpole and Roger
Zogolovitch. The evening will also give an overview of the
first year of Bankside Urban Forest which provides a
long-term framework for coordinating and influencing
opportunities for the design, delivery and management of
inspiring public spaces in Bankside between the River Thames
and Elephant & Castle. If you would like to attend, please
RSVP to Valerie Beirne, Bankside Urban Forest Manager on
vb@betterbankside.co.uk or telephone 020 7928 3998.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5882


CHRISTMAS OPEN WEEKEND AND SALE
Friday 28 November to Sunday 7 December
11am-5pm at London Glassblowing, 7 The Leather Market,
Weston Street
Looking for something special? Find handmade Christmas
decorations, candle holders ornaments, and candlesticks. A
wide range of beautiful and unusual glass by Peter Layton
and his team which will make perfect gifts for Christmas. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5651


SOUND RECORDINGS IN LOWER MARSH - BLAKE IN LAMBETH FESTIVAL
Friday 28 November
10am-5pm  at Lower Marsh,  Lower Marsh
Look out for Digital Fluid sound team who will be inviting
members of the public to recite William Blake's poems, which
will be recorded and used in a sound installation to
accompany a series of large scale mosaics replications of
William Blake's work that have been created by Southbank
Mosaics.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5844


WALK ON THE OTHER SIDE: WALK THROUGH LAMBETH PALACE GARDEN
Friday 28 November
Meet 2pm at the gates of Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Palace
Road; free; booking essential via chair@blakesociety.org.uk
With special permission on William Blake's birthday, Tim
Heath, chair of The Blake Society will lead a walk through
the gardens of Lambeth Palace, one of the oldest and largest
private gardens in London. Less Botany more Inspiration,
these walled gardens raised a challenge to Blake. How do we
trespass into the unknown: Which is the Way, the Right or
the Left? Where is the Other side?
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5845


BEYOND (INNOCENCE & EXPERIENCE) - BLAKE IN LAMBETH FESTIVAL
Friday 28 November
8.30pm at The Three Stags, 67-69 Kennington Road; free
The performance is based on a selection of William Blake's
poems which explore the human evolution from innocence and
wonder, moving through bitter experience, then beyond to a
new dimension of hope and rebirth. Theatre and contemporary
Bharata Natyam are used in a rare combination to honour the
birthday of William Blake. Anca is a long time Bharata
Natyam dancer, choreographer as well as a William Blake
researcher, and a theatre artist. 'Beyond (Innocence and
Experience)' a dance-theatre play by Anca Anghelina.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5849


ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Saturday 29 November
1pm-4pm at China Walk Tenants Hall, 15 Lambeth Walk
Southwark's RC Cathedral will be holding its Christmas Fayre
at China Walk this year due to the refurbishment work at the
Amigo Hall on Lambeth Road. There will be fun and games for
all the family and all the usual favourites: tombola, toy
stall, books, cakes, Father Christmas's grotto, Irish Coffee
and many other stalls.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5737


WILLIAM BLAKE WALK - PART OF THE BLAKE IN LAMBETH FESTIVAL
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November
Meet 1pm next to South Bank Lion at Westminster Bridge; free
Experience William Blake's Lambeth with archivist Jon
Newman. Highlights include the site of William Blake's
House, Lambeth Palace and the inspiration behind 'London's
charter'd streets'.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5846


CHRISTMAS FAIR IN THORBURN SQUARE, BERMONDSEY
Saturday 29 November
2pm at St Anne's Church Hall, Thorburn Square
Annual Christmas Fair organised by the parish church of St
Anne's Bermondsey.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5930


BLAKE PLAY - PART OF THE BLAKE IN LAMBETH FESTIVAL
Saturday 29 November
3.30pm & 7.30pm at St Andrew's Short Street; 7 (conc 5)
from 020 8806 5310 / 020 8340 6878
Blake - by Elliott Hayes - was commissioned by the Stratford
Festival Foundation of Canada and first performed in the
early 80s at the Stratford Festival. Many people feel and
think this is the finest play on William Blake, artist, poet
and visionary. This production directed by Valerie Doulton
stars Peter Barnes as Blake and was performed in 2007 to
great acclaim for Blake's 250th anniversary.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5847


GARDEN VOLUNTEERING EVENT
Sunday 30 November
2pm-4.30pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way
Join Bankside Open Spaces Trust in improving local parks by
participating in this volunteering event for adults. Plant
crocuses and wildflower bulbs, rake leaves and carry out
other other autumn duties in the garden.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5755


GUIDED TOUR OF RED CROSS GARDEN
Sunday 30 November
2.30pm-3.15pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Find out about the Victorian roots of Red Cross Garden and
its founder Octavia Hill by joining a free guided tour.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5756


ADVENT PROCESSION - CAROLS & READINGS AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Sunday 30 November
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
The beginning of the new Christian Year and preparations for
Christmas are marked by the candelit Advent Procession
service. A beautiful service of readings and carols for the
season of Advent.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5778


INTERPRETATIONS - INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE: BLAKE IN LAMBETH
Sunday 30 November
7pm at Creative Crypt, St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road;
10; booking essential  on 020 7928 2832 or
admin@futurestheatrecompany.co.uk
Futures Theatre Company is running a masterclass providing a
unique opportunity for artists to take part in Futures'
interpretations of William Blake's moving poems from 'Songs
of Innocence and Experience'. Artists will have a chance to
expand their skills in devising, improvisation, physical
theatre and text. To compliment the masterclass you will
have exclusive access to an exhibition of Blake Mosaics
created by Southbank Mosaics and enjoy a chat over a glass
of wine. 7pm:   Welcome 7.30pm:   Masterclass -
Interpretations of The Chimney Sweeper and others 9pm:
Drinks/Mosaic Exhibition 10pm:  Close of event
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5848

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Service Delivery Supervisor, Fruitdrop (Borough Market)
* Concierge, Bermondsey Square

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

* Between The Bridges: A Photo Essay On Webber Street
    http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100069
* Aunt Alice (used to sell puddings at Borough Market)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100034
* Looking for a good cobbler
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100032
* Samuel Smiths Stout - where can it be found in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100017
* Buying Sunday's papers on Saturday night
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100007
* At home masseur(se) 
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/99936
* Octopus - where to buy in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/99875
* Noisy rubbish collection around Shad Thames
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/99872
* Leather sofa - repairs?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/99828
* Reliable, friendly cleaner recommendation please!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/99786
* Christmas trees that smell like Christmas trees?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/99749
* Blue plaque - Stainer Street - wrong date for bombing?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/99736
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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 }

* Unemployment in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/99787
* Wanted: Desk space in Shad Thames or London Bridge
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/99601

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

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