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SE1 Direct 424: Christmas events plus dry cleaning deal
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 424

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

Monday 22 December 2008                       ISSN 1750-0656
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Merry Christmas! Back next Monday with a New Year newsletter

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Physics and Maths tutor
* Reader offer: 10 of free dry cleaning at Spots
* What's on this week
* 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

* Tooley Street stabbings - nine arrests on Friday night 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3674

* Elephant & Castle Lend Lease regeneration deal delayed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3673

* Five Elephant & Castle housing schemes get the green light
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3675

* Potters Fields development cultural users shortlisted
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3667

* New vision for Bricklayers Arms flyover goes on show
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3671

* Milwaukee buys Southwark Pickleherring pottery 1650 dish
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3672

* Live in Borough & Bankside? Take BRF's shopping survey
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/shoppingsurvey/

* Mary Seacole memorial at St Thomas' - artists shortlisted
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3670

* What made the Millennium Bridge so wobbly?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3669

* Boris Johnson at St Mungo's Rushworth Street hostel
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3668

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{ Reader offer: 10 of free dry cleaning at Spots }

We've teamed up with Spots Dry Cleaners to offer readers 10
of free dry cleaning.

Click here for details: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/spots/

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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'.

SLOW FOOD CHRISTMAS MARKET OUTSIDE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
Until Tuesday 23 December
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


CHRISTMAS WEEK AT BOROUGH MARKET
Monday 22 December: 11am-5pm
Tuesday 23 December: 11am-7pm
Wednesday 24 December: 9am-2pm
Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Saturday 27 December: 9am-4pm
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/v89


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL CAROL SERVICE
Tuesday 23 December
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5625


CAROL SINGING AT HAY'S GALLERIA
Tuesday 23 December
6.30pm at Hay's Galleria, Tooley Street; free
Chantage - the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year - will be
singing Christmas carols in Hay's Galleria.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5961


MIDNIGHT MASS AND OTHER CHRISTMAS CHURCH SERVICES
See listing at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/cat/12


2512 RIDE - SPEND CHRISTMAS DAY WITH SOUTHWARK CYCLISTS
Thursday 25 December
Meet 11am at Southwark Needle, London Bridge; free
Southwark Cyclists' seventh annual Christmas Day ride
through the streets of London. Meet 10am Cutty Sark Gardens
in Greenwich or 11am Southwark Needle on London's quietest
and smiliest day of the year. A slow and sociable exploring
meander round central London in very good and diverse
company. Drop out whenever or stay for a lunch up Edgware
Road and maybe a pub after.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5975


STRICTLY CHRISTMAS BALLROOM
Sunday 28 December
12 noon at Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere
Road; free
From the foxtrot to the jitterbug, Strictly Christmas
Ballroom gives dancers of all ages and abilities the chance
to put on their glad rags and dance the night away with live
music from the Ross Mitchell Band.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5687


NEW YEAR FIREWORKS
Wednesday 31 December
Build-up from 11.50pm approx at London Eye; free
Once again millions of people around the world will have
their eyes on the South Bank firework display around the
London Eye, courtesy of the Mayor of London. Renowned
pyrotechnician Christophe Berthonneau will light up the sky
around the London Eye to mark the start of 2009. Space is
severely limited along the Thames to watch the fireworks
live. For those able to able to get into the viewing areas,
there will be specially mixed soundtrack from BBC Radio 1 as
they wait for the fireworks at midnight.
At 6pm Westminster Bridge, Victoria Embankment and approach
roads leading onto it will close. At 8pm the rest of the
affected area  will close.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5956

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* The Scarecrow and His Servant at Southwark Playhouse
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3666

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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

* Underground vaults wanted for local events
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101731
* Lease renewal question
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/101729
* Tooley Street Friday night
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101711
* Ghosts of SE1? Share your spooky stories here...
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101699
* Is SE1 turning into Soho? 
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101644
* Cat found in Reverdy Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101631
* Wine Theatre in Union Street - what's it like?s
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101599
* Free or cheap parking in SE1 - needed for 30 December
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101533
* Scam artist in Morocco Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101510
* Small party/gathering - venue ideas wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101504
* Part Time Work... ideas wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/101417
* Commercial Space Required
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/101616

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 }

* Office space needed close to London Bridge
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/101752
* Unemployment in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/99787

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

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