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SE1 Direct 423: Christmas carols, Slow Food Market & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 423

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

Monday 15 December 2008                       ISSN 1750-0656
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Please note that the London SE1 website will be unavailable
for several hours on Monday night and Tuesday morning, so
links to articles and event listings in this newsletter will
not function during this time. Back to normal Tuesday AM!

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Claret Communications
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies: Interim executive officer & more
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Noticeboard: Free stories for Christmas from One Eye Grey
* 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

* One Tower Bridge: new Potters Fields scheme revealed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3654

* Dixie Ticklers' New Orleans-style nursery rhymes
  >> Win a copy of this CD of children's songs <<
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3662

* New under-5s drop-in at the Borough replaces Chipper Club
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3663

* MPs at Borough Market to launch major food inquiry
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3658

* Gordon Brown at Coin Street for 'No to Knives' launch
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3656

* Boris Johnson hosts carol service at Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3655

* Anton du Beke in Shad Thames for Christmas lights
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3657

* Photographer Steve Hollingshead's 2009 London calendar
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3665

* David Idowu Tabard Gardens murder: 16-year-old guilty 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3653

* Carol-singing in aid of Gloria Burgos memorial appeal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3652

* Queue at Elephant & Castle as 99p Store opens
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3651

* Laura Ivill is 'London Leader' sustainability champion
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3660

* New wave of grants announced as local kids show talents
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3664

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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'.

LUNCHTIME CAROL SING-IN AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Wednesday 17 December
12.45pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Annual lunchtime sing-in for office workers and the local
community hosted by the Dean. Popular carols by request.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5780


CHRISTMAS CHEER IN POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Wednesday 17 December
5.30pm-6.30pm  at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
Join Team London Bridge and the local business community at
Potters Fields Park for carols, festive fun and a mulled
wine or two around the Christmas tree.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5960


CHRISTMAS AT THE ROSE
Wednesday 17 December
8pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street; 5 from
rosebankside@btinternet.com
An evening of music and song with warm mince pies and mulled
wine. Come and join the renowned OCTAVE who will be singing
carols and Elizabethan favourites. Audience participation
will be encouraged. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5884


CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS AT BOROUGH MARKET
Thursday 18 December: 11am-5pm
Friday 19 December: 12 noon-6pm
Saturday 20 December: 9am-4pm
Sunday 21 December: 11am-5pm
Monday 22 December: 11am-5pm
Tuesday 23 December: 11am-7pm
Wednesday 24 December: 9am-2pm
Info: http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk


LUNCHTIME CAROL SERVICE
Thursday 18 December
1.10pm-1.50pm  at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Rd
Lunchtime service of carols with the Portcullis Singers.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/4051


A NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS... AT THE SCOOP AMPHITHEATRE
Friday 19 December
6pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
The event is led by the award-winning theatre group the
Steam Industry and visitors are invited to come and watch
the performance, sing along and enjoy the festivities. A
cast of around twenty will perform a festive evening of
sing-along carols, Christmas music and seasonal
storytelling. The event is free and open to everyone.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5819


SLOW FOOD CHRISTMAS MARKET ON THE SOUTH BANK
Saturday 20 to Tuesday 23 December
Sat 12 noon-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm; Mon & Tue 12 noon-6pm at
Southbank Centre Square,  Belvedere Road
Sample and buy great food from a choice of Slow Food stalls
offering fresh, sustainable and traditionally prepared
produce for your Christmas table including cakes, preserves,
game, pies, cheese and more. Performances from carol singers
add to the festive spirit.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5530


COIN STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD FILM CLUB: CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Saturday 20 December
7pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street; free
Mince pies and mulled wine and a chance to decide on future
films. Tonight's lineup includes Viva La Co-Op, a short film
by local film makers. The club also hopes to show Melody
(1971) filmed in North Lambeth and directed by Waris
Hussein. Filming locations include Kennington Road, Lambeth
Road and Hercules Road. Plus Once (2006) - a modern-day
musical. 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/5554


THE VOICELAB CAROLS SING-IN
Sunday 21 December
12.30pm at Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere
Road; free
Wholesome and heart-warming. Fill your lungs and have a good
old Christmas sing-along.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5686


CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 21 December
5pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
Carol Service with Chorus Mundi choir and Okusinza mu
Luganda Choir.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5948


THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: OPEN-AIR FAMILY EVENT AT SWAN MEAD
Sunday 21 December
5.30pm-6.45pm  at football pitch, Swan Mead Estate,  Webb
Street; free
Haddon Hall Baptist Church invites you to this family
Christmas open-air event: the Nativity story retold with
drama and carols. Come and celebrate with Haddon Hall and
Grange Primary School in singing and drama followed by
mulled wine, mince pies and chocolate cake. Also receive a
FREE Christmas gift. All the family welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5967


CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 21 December
6pm at St Anne's,  Thorburn Square
Carol Service in the parish church of St Anne's Bermondsey.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5931


CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 21 December
6pm at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road
Parish carol service for all ages.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5933


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 21 & Tuesday 23 December
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
This year there will be two (identical) carol services on
Sunday and Tuesday in response to the pressure for places in
recent years. This service is not suitable for small
children; the Crib Service on Christmas Eve is designed
especially for them.
Sunday: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5624
Tuesday: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5625


CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Sunday 21 December
6.30pm at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey Street
Carols by Candlelight	with mulled wine and mince pies
afterwards. This is a beautiful church, especially with the
candles lit on the 300 year old chandeliers. Come and sample
the atmosphere - All welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5804


CAROLS & READINGS
Sunday 21 December
6.30pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5945

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Interim Executive Officer for start-up childcare charity
* Service Delivery Supervisor, Fruitdrop (Borough Market)

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 }

* It's Behind You! at the Union Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3661

* Sleeping Beauty at the Unicorn Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3659

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{ Noticeboard }

Off the page and into your ear - free stories for Christmas
from One Eye Grey

21st-century SE17-based penny dreadful One Eye Grey is
offering free downloads of twelve terrifying tales for
Christmas.

Go to http://www.fandmpublications.co.uk and click on the
rat. 

There is a new free story to download every day till
Christmas Eve. It works like an advent calendar, except that
behind these doors are a dozen disturbing downloads which
include:

Warnings about what pies you eat this festive season; who
(or should that be what?) you cop off with at the office
party; the dangers of staring into the wrong crib; why you
should beware of geese (at least those from Southwark); a
warning about wanting a pony for Christmas and reasons for
not wandering off into the woods to gather your own holly. 

The stories have been selected from the dozens published
over the past few years in One Eye Grey plus one taster for
2009.

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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

* Three Houses - massive skyscrapers near Snowsfields
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101078
* Police - Burgess Park / Trafalgar Avenue
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101360
* Trophy Engraving
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101324
* Glass for picture frame
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101308
* Terrible quality of food at The George
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101298
* Roof terrace Decima Street near Icon
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101285
* Dance Classes/Acting for 3/4 Yr old
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101261
* Christmas Lights in and around SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101236
* What was Eugene Cotter?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101199
* Prince of Wales visits Hatfields
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101197
* New 99p store at Elephant and Castle!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100992
* Safe deposit locker
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100988
* Tower Bridge closure soon
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100978
* Toulouse Lautrec wine bar
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100941
* Why is City Hall so un-Christmassy??
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/100917

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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