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SE1 Direct 430: Valentine's Day, St Saviour's Dock cleanup, Any Questions?
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 431

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Monday 9 February 2009                        ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Free Olympic Volunteering Course
* What's on this week
* Job vacancies: Caretaker at weekends
* Noticeboard: Be in the audience for R4's Any Questions?
* 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

* Is this "final straw" for Elephant & Castle regeneration?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3733

* Tesco plans wind turbine at Old Kent Road store
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3734

* Green light for 137-room apart-hotel in Tower Bridge Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3731

* Home secretary Jacqui Smith visits Asda in Old Kent Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3729

* Go-ahead for Vinopolis restaurant, shops and bakery:
councillor warns shop units "killing" Borough Market beauty
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3728

* easyHotel gets go-ahead in Westminster Bridge Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3727

* Hatfields Green opened after long-awaited makeover
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3730

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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'.

SAM THE WHEELS: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB AT TATE MODERN
Monday 9 February
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern, Bankside; free
Unique film footage shot between the 1960s and 1980s by
Clovis Salmon aka "Sam The Wheels", a Jamaican who arrived
in London in the 1950s as well an introduction to a project
and exhibition at the 198 Gallery. 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 join at the door.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6149


WILLIAM BLAKE MOSAICS INSTALLED IN CENTAUR STREET
Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 February
24 mosaics of William Blake's work are being installed in
Centaur Street as a memorial to Blake's art and poetry.
There will also be sound boxes of his poems spoken by local
residents including the Archbishop of Canterbury. Blake was
a Londoner who was both born and died in Westminster. Yet he
spent 10 of his richest and most fruitful years between 1790
and 1800 living in Hercules Road.
Info: http://www.southbankmosaics.com/
Map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/street/centaur-street


TALK BY SIR JOHN TUSA: CREATIVE PRACTICE AND THE MEDIA
Tuesday 10 February
6pm at Street Lecture Theatre, London College of
Communication, Elephant & Castle; free
Sir John Tusa will talk about the relationship between the
media and the creative arts.
Booking essential - b.wade@lcc.arts.ac.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5922


SOUTHBANK CENTRE BOOK CLUB
Tuesday 10 February
6.30pm at Poetry Library foyer, Royal Festival Hall,
Belvedere Road; free
Hosted by Rachel Holmes, Southbank Centre's Head of
Literature & Spoken Word, the club meets to enjoy great work
by established and new writers featured in the centre's
literature programme. The group is reading Kazuo Ishiguro's
Never Let Me Go. A free ticket is required for this event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6169


INDUSTRIES OF SOUTHWARK, BERMONDSEY & ROTHERHITHE - LECTURE
Tuesday 10 February
7.30pm at New Cut Housing Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; 1
Lecture by Stephen Humphrey. A Southwark & Lambeth
Archaeological Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5160


LYSISTRATA: THE KCL GREEK PLAY AT GREENWOOD THEATRE
Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 February
Wed & Fri 2.30pm & 7pm; Thu 7pm only at Greenwood Theatre,
55 Weston Street; 8 (conc 5) from greekplay@kcl.ac.uk or
at door
Love, war and women's lib. Written in the 4th Century BC by
Aristophanes this is one of the greatest of anti-war plays,
as well as a bawdy comedy. Lysistrata and the younger women
of Athens hold a sex strike in an attempt to stop the 20
year Peloponnesian war whilst she also leads the older women
on an assault of the Acropolis.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6192


POPULAR MEDICINES: BEHIND THE SCENES
Wednesday 11 February
2pm-3pm  at Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, 1
Lambeth High Street; free; booking essential 020 7572 2210
or museum@rpsgb.org
These sessions are designed for people in the local
community to enjoy the RPSGB's fantastic collections close
up. Some of these sessions will include object handling
whilst others give you the opportunity to see objects rarely
displayed.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6223


'SEASONED WITH LOVE': LICENSED TO TELL - STORYTELLING
Wednesday 11 February
7.30pm at The Leather Exchange, 15 Leathermarket Street; 5
(conc 3.50); booking advised 020 7378 0739
Storytelling season upstairs at The Leather Exchange
organised by the Leathermarket-based Vayu Naidu Company.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6276


MEASURE FOR MEASURE AT THE ROSE THEATRE SITE
Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 February
7.30pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street; 10 (conc
7.50)
Shakespeare's dark comedy explores corruption in high
places, abuse of authority, legalism, hypocracy, love and
loyalty. Incorporating intense relationship struggles,
trickery and situational comedy; human nature is revealed as
its weakest and strongest. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6086


TOO MANY BROKEN HEARTS HAVE FALLEN IN THE RIVER:
GUIDED WALK WITH CHRIS ROBERTS
Thursday 12 February
Meet 7.30pm at Hay's Galleria, Tooley Street; 2.50 (conc
1.50)
South East London Folklore Society presents Chris Roberts'
love-stories-in-reverse walk featuring headless queens,
golden castration devices, deceased lovers and phantom
ex-wives. All these as well as voodoo, why life is cheaper
on the Surrey shore, sex, suicide and showmen on Tower
Bridge and the usual medley of monsters, myth and folkloric
fun and games you'd expect from South East London Folklore
Society's opener for 2009. Ends with a chat about south east
London folklore and mysteries at the Old King's Head Borough
High Street. Walk is about ninety minutes and cunningly
weaves its way along from London Bridge over Tower Bridge
and back over London Bridge through Borough Market.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6142


VALENTINE'S SHOPPING NIGHT IN BERMONDSEY STREET
Thursday 12 February
Shops open till 8.30pm at Bermondsey Street
A chance to explore Bermondsey Street's many delights - with
the added bonus of many 10 per cent discounts in the shops,
all open until 8.30pm. The Fashion & Textile Museum will be
offering a 2 for 1 ticket deal on entry to its brand new
show 'Swedish Fashion: Exploring a New Identity' and hosting
a talk by fashion guru David Sassoon, who will also be
signing copies of his new book.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6193


SLOW FOOD VALENTINE'S MARKET ON THE SOUTH BANK
Friday 13 to Sunday 15 February
11am-8pm (Sun till 6pm) at Southbank Centre Square,
Belvedere Road; free
Come and enjoy a special Valentine's Slow Food London
Market. The market features the very best produce from which
you can assemble a memorable meal for your loved one.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6168


FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT IN WATERLOO
Friday 13 February
1.10pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Join Manuel Villet (piano) and Colleen Muriel (flute) for
some light and interesting classics.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6152


FLASH MOB ZOMBIE WALK
Friday 13 February
7pm at London Bridge Station,  Railway Approach
People play Thriller on their iPods and walk around the
station concourse like zombies. Costumes optional. In
association with London Bridge Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6287


OPEN DAY FOR 14-20 YEAR-OLDS AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
Saturday 14 February
11am-1.30pm  at Southwark Playhouse,  Shipwright Yard; free
Are you a young actor aged from 14 to 20? Want to get
involved with your local theatre? 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6091


SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE: FREE OUTDOOR FILM PROJECTION
Saturday 14 February
8.15pm at Fly Tower, National Theatre,  South Bank; free
A free outdoor screening of Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman's
ingenious love story about the rising young light of the
Elizabethan stage. Bring blankets (and a date) to keep warm;
best viewed from the Baylis Terrace.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5838


VALENTINE'S EVENING AT TOWER BRIDGE
Saturday 14 February
Slots at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm & 9.30pm at Tower Bridge
Exhibition; 30
Love is in the air at the Tower Bridge Exhibition. On the
evening of 14 February the spectacular high-level walkways
of the Bridge will be transformed into a panoramic platform
for romance.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6041


LAUGHTER LOUNGE
Saturday 14 February
8pm at Vinopolis, 1 Bank End; 14
Valentine's Day special comedy night at the Bankside wine
tasting attraction. Tonight's lineup: Jeff Innocent, Jo
Caulfield and Geoff Norcott. MC Lee Canterbury.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6217


ST SAVIOUR'S DOCK CLEAN-UP
Sunday 15 February
10.30am-1pm at St Saviour's Dock, Between Mill Street and
Shad Thames; free
Come along and join Thames21 to clean up St Saviour's Dock.
Everyone is welcome: all you need is lots of enthusiasm and
willingness to get stuck in and get muddy - this is a
particularly muddy site! Waders, gloves and socks will be
provided. Contact Alice on 07824 692592 or
alice.hall@thames21.org.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6295

Advance notice
ANY QUESTIONS? BOOK TICKETS NOW FOR RADIO 4 BROADCAST
Friday 20 March
6.45pm-9pm at Franklin-Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford
Street; free; booking essential
To celebrate the centenary of King's College London
Students' Union, BBC Radio 4's Any Questions? will be
broadcast from King's Waterloo Campus. Members of the local
community are invited to join the audience and put questions
to the panel. Click the link below to find out how to book
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6293

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Caretaker at weekends, Waterloo Action Centre

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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{ Noticeboard }

Short announcements from local organisations

LITTLE ANGELS CHILD DAY CARE
Based at The Borough, London Bridge, open their doors week
beginning 9 February for new children aged 0 to 11 years.
School pick-up and drop-offs to 3 local primary schools
(Charles Dickens, Cathedral & St Joseph's) can also be
arranged: for more information on costs and availability
please contact Azi or Maryam on 020 7403 9827 or 07527
486013.

PRE-VALENTINES JEWELLERY PARTY
Gemsgalore Party Planners are hosting a Pre-Valentines
Jewellery Party at The Borough, London Bridge, from 6pm on
Friday 1 February. Beautiful, affordable jewellery starting
from . Everyone is welcome, contact Pauline on 07961 483281
for more information.

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Under the Sea 3D at BFI IMAX
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3732

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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

* The Club & Spa at County Hall
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/104312
* Noisy Neighbours
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/104291
* Mobile Spray Tanning
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/104263
* Snowballs from heaven!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/104258
* Lovage Restaurant
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/104251
* Borough Market
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/104224
* Cheap accommodation wanted near Borough Tube
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/104186
* Moving to Shad Thames - is it safe?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/104175
* Southwark Cleaning crew asleep
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/104135
* Amateur orchestra in SE1 - are there any?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/104105
* Has anyone had any post since the snow?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/104072
* Nefarious goings on at Ewer Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/104021
* Incident in Southwark Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/104020
* WANTED: Moving boxes for flat move
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/103917
* Wedding photographer
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/103889
* Land Rover servicing
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/103869
* Waterloo City Square
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/103866

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 }

* Desk Space required
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/104143

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

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