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SE1 Direct 422: Carols with Boris & Bankside Winter Festival
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 422

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

Monday 8 December 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: Interim executive officer & more
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* 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

* Potters Fields: new development plans to be revealed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3638

* Green light for Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Clink Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3645

* Business as usual for Arc nursery as rescue plan launched
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3643

* Bermondsey & Vauxhall Tories get parliamentary candidates
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3649

* Lyle Tulloch Harper Road murder: teenagers found guilty
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3642

* E&C Oakmayne Plaza scheme gets go-ahead from councillors
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3641

* New art gallery at Bankside dry cleaners
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3640

* 'St Nicholas' at Southwark Cathedral for Xmas lights
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3639

* New vice-chancellor for London South Bank University
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3637

* SE1-based Latin American craft business launches website
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3644

* SHINE brings student mentors to SE1 primary school kids
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3650

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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'.

ARTS LONDON WINTER MARKET AT ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December
10am-6pm (Tue 12 noon-8pm) at Upper Street Gallery, London
College of Communication, Elephant & Castle
The Winter Market will see students and recent graduates of
University of the Arts London selling their arts and crafts.
Pick up some unusual items. Expect jewellery, clothes,
ceramics, cards and much more. Tuesday night will be a
festive evening with late night shopping, mince pies and
mulled wine.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5895


HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AKZABAN: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 8 December
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern, Bankside; free
The third film in the Harry Potter series featuring the
knight bus in Borough Market and other SE1 locations.
Membership of the Community Film Club is primarily aimed at
those living and working in Southwark and Lambeth. To become
a member email communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk or turn up.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5643


'FROM A CITY OF A HUNDRED SOLITUDES, COME IN, COME HOME'
Monday 8 December
7.30pm at Chapter Room, Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
An evening of poetry with Judy Gahagan and Tony Lucas. In
aid of the Robes Cold Weather Shelter project.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5928


CAROL-ATHON IN AID OF GLORIA BURGOS MEMORIAL BENCH
Tuesday 9 December
8am-4.30pm in Bermondsey Street
Join the all-day carol-athon in Bermondsey Street to raise
money for Gloria's Corner - a park bench and plaque in
memory of Goode Foods owner Gloria Burgos who was found
beaten to death in her shop in September.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5988


SOUTHWARK COUNCIL CORE STRATEGY DROP-IN
Tuesday 9 December
5pm-10pm at Bankside Community Space, Great Guildford Street
Find out about Southwark's new Core Strategy document and
how it will affect the Bankside area at this drop-in
session. 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/5939


SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS CONCERT - SPECIAL SE1 READER OFFER
Tuesday 9 December
7.30pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge; 10/15/25
from 01452 507106
*** READER OFFER - quote SE1 when you book and get 3 tickets
for the price of 2  ***
An evening of candlelit carols and readings in aid of the
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign with the Mayor of Southwark and
celebrity readers. The Cathedral's own Lay Clerks will be
performing, along with the uplifting IDMC Gospel Choir and
marvellous solo performances, with readings by stars of
stage and screen including Nerys Hughes, Rita Tushingham and
Philip Jackson. There'll be an opportunity for you to join
in the singing of your favourite Christmas carols.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5779


WILL HUTTON, NICOLA HORLICK & ANATOLE KALETSKY AT CITY HALL
Wednesday 10 December
10am-12.30pm  at London's Living Room, City Hall,  The
Queen's Walk; free
The London Assembly is holding a seminar focussed on
London's economy and the role the Mayor, and other public
bodies, should be playing to support it in light of the
current turmoil. Places can be secured by contacting
Natalie.Arthur@london.gov.uk or 020 7983 4397.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5887


POTTERS FIELDS DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 December
2pm-8pm at ex-St Olave's School (Lambeth College), Tooley St
Have your say on the latest plans for Potters Fields coach
park (aka One Tower Bridge).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5971


ANTON DU BEKE AT CAYENNE COURT CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Wednesday 10 December
7pm at Cayenne Court, Shad Thames
Christmas lights will be turned on by Anton du Beke of
Strictly Come Dancing. Come and meet Father Christmas. All
welcome. Free mulled wine & mince pies. Music from choir of
Tower Bridge Primary School.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5966


MAYOR OF LONDON'S CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE
Wednesday 10 December
7pm-8.15pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, invites you to a Christmas
Carol Service at Southwark Cathedral. RSVP required to
laura.beswick@london.gov.uk or fax 020 7983 4890.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5974


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 10 December
7.15pm at 56 Southwark Bridge Road
Meeting for Cathedrals and Chaucer wards. Agenda includes
presentation by Leonard Cheshire Disability to highlight
what is on offer at 56 Southwark Bridge Road (ex Borough
Community Centre building). Find out about plans for a new
cycle hire scheme. Plus news of the Blackfriars Settlement
Community Engagement Project. Police & wardens updates too.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5858


SECURING FOOD SUPPLIES: COMMONS SELECT COMMITTEE AT BOROUGH
Thursday 11 December
9.30am at Boardroom, Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
The House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Select Committee will be breaking new ground by holding an
open discussion at Borough Market to launch its new inquiry
into the strengths and weakness of the UK food system, and
the opportunities and challenges the country faces in
responding to the global demand for increased food
production.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5983


OPEN MEETING AT THE YOUNG VIC
Thursday 11 December
10am-11.30am  at Young Vic, 66 The Cut
Find out how the Young Vic chooses its repertoire, what the
theatre's aims are - and consider how far they succeed.
Questions, advice and criticism, as well as ideas and
engagement of all kinds, are welcome. Places must be
reserved in advance. Please call 020 7922 2922 to register.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5964


A CONCERT FOR WINTER AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
Thursday 11 December
1pm at Shakespeare's Globe, New Globe Walk; free
Shakespeare's Globe's annual seasonal celebration of the
Southwark community through song and music. Booking 
essential via communitytickets@shakespearesglobe.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5873


SOUTH BANK FORUM: CRIME, TATE MODERN, TOPOLSKI AND FIREWORKS
Thursday 11 December
7pm-9pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford St
Regular quarterly public meeting convened by MPs Kate Hoey
and Simon Hughes. Alistair Sutherland, Lambeth Acting
Borough Commander, will update the Forum on the latest crime
and policing issues in the neighbourhood. Give your views on
the revised plans for extending Tate Modern. Topolski
Century: this epic painting, which tells the story of the
20th century, will soon be reopened to local residents.
Funds and volunteers are still needed, so find out more more
about how you can get involved. And find out about the plans
in place for this year's New Year's Eve fireworks event
including details on road closures, crowd management plans
and public transport updates. Mince pies and mulled wine
from 8.15pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5852


LICENCE TO TELL: ADVENT STORYTELLING AT THE LEATHER EXCHANGE
Thursday 11 December
7.30pm at The Leather Exchange, 15 Leathermarket Street; 5
(conc 3.50) from 020 7378 0739 or
info@vayunaiducompany.org.uk
Vayu Naidu Company invites you to journey with their bunch
of joyful tellers as they share a collection of fun and
enchanting festive tales.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5977


BANKSIDE WINTER FESTIVAL - LANTERN PARADE & MUCH MORE
Friday 12 to Sunday 21 December
Mon-Wed 10am-7pm; Thu-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-6pm at Bankside
riverside walkway
The winter market will be made up of 40-50 arts and crafts
stalls, selling those last minute stocking fillers including
handmade jewellery, fine ceramics, wooden Christmas crafts
and other decorations, leather goods and other beautiful
handcrafted accessories. 

* From Friday to Sunday SIBERIAN HUSKIES will be leading
sledding rides for children under 12 at 5 per ride and for
the over 12s who want to get up close to these beautiful
furry animals, you can have a "Hug a Husky" photo for 4.
There will also be several outlets selling festive food to
keep you warm and a main bar serving mulled wine and ale. 

* The festival opens with a LANTERN PARADE on Friday 12
December at 4.30pm. The parade will have three strands
starting at Bernie Spain Gardens, St Paul's Cathedral and
Southwark Cathedral, all congregating outside Tate Modern.
Families will be able to download instructions to make their
own lantern from www.visitbankside.com and join the parade. 

* On Saturday 13 December at 11am there will also be
celebratory PROCESSION OF TRADITIONAL THAMES CUTTERS on the
River Thames. Visitors should watch the boats from the best
vantage point on the Millennium Bridge.

Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5688


CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR AT MENIER GALLERY
Friday 12 & Saturday 13 December
Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 10am-4.30pm at Menier Gallery, 51 
Southwark Street; recommended donation 2
An opportunity to buy original contemporary gifts direct
from their creators. Work to include jewellery, ceramics,
homeware, prints, clothing, lighting and much more. Fourth
annual pre-Christmas fair in aid of the charity Paintings in
Hospitals across two floors of the Menier Gallery.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5810


WINTER CELEBRATION FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AT TATE MODERN 
Friday 12 December
6.30pm-10pm  at Tate Modern,  Bankside
A chance to see the Transforming Tate Modern display which
introduces you to the ways in which it is hoped the gallery
will be developing over the coming years including a short
film and the chance to give your feedback. In addition to
this you can enjoy a special 10% discount in the shop.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5976


MORLEY WINTER FAIR
Sunday 14 December
11am-4pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; free
A chance to purchase some original Christmas presents or
treat yourself. Arts and crafts stalls of original handmade
work including jewellery, bags, scarves, prints, ceramics,
Christmas cards and  more. Bric-a-brac and cakes on sale.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5886


RIVERSIDE PARENTS & CARERS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Sunday 14 December
2pm-6pm at Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior St; 1 payable at door
Family Christmas event organised by Riverside Parents &
Carers. Children's disco, dancing competition, baby
chill-out zone, Santa's grotto (with free presents for
children), children's entertainment, balloon modeller and
face painter, sing & sign baby class. Party food is provided
for children; pub food available for grown-ups. Please RSVP
to riversideparents@googlemail.com with the ages of your
children so the organisers can provide them with an
appropriate Christmas present.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5954

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Interim Executive Officer for start-up childcare charity
* 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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* David Copperfield at County Hall (The Movieum)
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3648

* Amazonia at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3647

* Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa at BFI IMAX
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3646

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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

* Old photos from the LIFE magazine archive
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100880
* Reposession of Buy to Lets
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/100878
* Allspice Berries
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100871
* Subway near Mandela Way - what happened on Saturday?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100824
* Cllr Bob Skelly - what a guy!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100793
* Sports and Social Clubs - are there any?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100783
* Mugging in St Thomas' Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100782
* Southwark Council row as Labour calls for resignation
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100755
* Tommy Steele
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100754
* Guinness Advert - Roupell Street & Cornwall Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100710
* Christmas trees
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100688
* Non-froofy massage options?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100673
* Does Boris hate SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100662
* Greensmiths Lower Marsh - new supermarket!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100538
* Ironing in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100516
* Pros and cons of freehold acquisition
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/100512
* Jamaica Road bus lane
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100481
* Darius Dianati - death of Newcomen Street artist
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100466
* JD Sports at E+C Shopping Centre - or is it?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100446
* Canteen at Royal Festival Hall
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100436

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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