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SE1 Direct 434: Dee Caffari, South Bank Forum, Ancient Bermondsey
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 434

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

Monday 2 March 2009                           ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Alexander Technique at South Bank Alexander Centre
* What's on this week
* March 2009 issue of 'in SE1' out now
* Job vacancies: four opportunities this week
* Noticeboard
* 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

* Morph flashmob on Bankside in memory of Tony Hart
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3764

* South Bank demo at National Theatre over 'racist' play
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3763

* Queen opens Royal British Legion HQ in Borough High Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3762

* Chauffeur fined for using stolen blue badge on South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3761

* New British Transport Police base next to Waterloo Station
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3760

* Boris accepts invite to tour 'dilapidated' Elephant area
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3759

* 'Dangerous' prisoner still on the run from Borough court
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3758

* March maintenance work in Potters Fields Park
  plus Russian festival pictures
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3766

* 'Happy Clouds' float above Bankside
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3757

* Shard construction will start in March
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3755

* London Marathon team wins Better Bankside pancake race
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3754

* Lower Marsh's Solarcentury is Lambeth business of the year
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3765

* New BBC food TV show filming at Waterloo Brasserie Wed PM
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6461

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{ Advert }

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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'.

DEE CAFFARI TO SAIL UNDER TOWER BRIDGE
Monday 2 March
Dee Caffari - the first woman to sail solo, non-stop, around
the world in both directions - will bring her 60 foot racing
yacht Aviva up the River Thames in recognition of the
support shown by the general public during her world record
voyages. Aviva will pass under Tower Bridge at 3.30pm and
4.30pm before docking alongside HMS President. Aviva will
stay alongside HMS President until Wednesday 4 March when
she will head home to Gosport.
http://www.deecaffari.co.uk/


PATIENTS' FORUM FOR LONDON AMBULANCE SERVICE
Monday 2 March
5.30pm-8pm  at London Ambulance Service, 220 Waterloo Road
You are invited to attend the next meeting of the this
campaigning body which discusses a wide range of issues
concerning the effectiveness of health care in London. Find
out about polyclinics and more.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6423


IMPROVING YOUR BUSINESS PERFORMANCE AND PROFITABILITY
Tuesday 3 March
5.30pm-8.30pm  at London South Bank University, 103 Borough
Road; free
Knowledge Connect and LSBU are jointly running this free
event for SMEs which gives people a chance to come and hear
from business specialists and academic experts about ways in
which they can increase their profits, and to hear about a
voucher scheme which SMEs might be eligible to apply for. If
you are a business based in London, and you have between 4
and 50 employees then this seminar is for you. To book,
please email Alison or Safron on info.esu@lsbu.ac.uk or
telephone 020 7815 6944 / 34.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6346


GLORIA'S CORNER: TREE-PLANTING CEREMONY AT TANNER ST PARK
Wednesday 4 March
12 noon at Tanner Street Park, Bermondsey Street
The Bishop of Woolwich, Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, will
conduct a short ceremony to mark the planting of a tree to
commemorate Gloria Burgos who died in her cafe - Goode Foods
- opposite the gardens in Bermondsey Street.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6456


OTTICA TV SCREENING
Wednesday 4 March
6pm-9pm at Bankside Community Space, Great Guildford Street;
free
Screening of 10 minute movie shorts by selection of
international artists. Presented by Ottica TV contemporary
art channel. Refreshments available.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6393


PUT YOUR MENU WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS: WATERLOO TV SHOW FILMING
Wednesday 4 March
6.15pm at Waterloo Brasserie, 119 Waterloo Road
Reef TV is inviting local residents and workers the
opportunity to attend the filming of a brand new BBC food
show at Waterloo Brasserie, all in aid of charity.
If you would like to take part, please email
lara.sword@reeftv.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6461


SOUTH BANK FORUM
Thursday 5 March
7pm-9pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford St
Quarterly meeting for South Bank residents convened by Kate
Hoey and Simon Hughes. Hear from Alan Bishop, new chief
executive of Southbank Centre, new chairman Rick
Haythornthwaite and artistic director Jude Kelly. Plus
updates on various schemes including Waterloo City Square,
improvements to Lower Marsh, the impact of the Thameslink
programme on the riverside walkway, and the Mayor's proposed
London Cycle Hire Scheme. Brian Dickens of the Sports Action
Zone will report on the The Lilian Baylis Old School
Community Hub. Zoe Kennedy will talk about the newly
reopened Hatfields Green. And Mike Tuppen will provide an
update on the recent licence review for The Fire Station bar
in Waterloo.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5854


OLYMPIC LEGACY ROADSHOW COMES TO SOUTHWARK
Saturday 7 March
10am-5pm  at City Hall,  The Queen's Walk; free
This is one of 22 events across London for residents to find
out about the latest legacy plans for the Olympic Park site. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6302


THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT BERMONDSEY - GUIDED WALK
Sunday 8 March
Meet 2.30pm at Tooley Street exit, London Bridge Station; 7
(conc 5)
Guided walk looking at the archaeology and history of
ancient Bermondsey. Led by Kevin Flude and archeologist
Alistair Douglas who led the Bermondsey Abbey dig at
Bermondsey Square.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6459


THE STORY OF BANKSIDE WITH THE COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 9 March
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Tate Modern,  Bankside;
free
An illustrated talk by Len Reilly with an opportunity for
questions from the audience. 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/6150


* Last chance to book tickets for Songs of Praise recording
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/3724

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{ April 2009 issue of 'in SE1' }

Our monthly printed what's on guide will soon be available
at the usual 75 locations around the area.

You can also grab a PDF at http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Environmental Volunteering & Education Co-ordinator, BOST
* Marketing Assistant, South Bank Employers' Group
* [Volunteer] School Governor, Johanna Primary School
* [Volunteer] Committee Members, Playout co-operative

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

HOSTS URGENTLY NEEDED IN SOUTHWARK
An exciting and unique youth volunteer exchange programme is
due to start in Southwark this month. The Regional Xchange
programme brings young people together, from the UK and
across Africa, and is run in partnership between Voluntary
Services Overseas (VSO) and British Council. The team of
young volunteers will spend over 6000 hours engaged in
community work in organisations and schools across
Southwark. 
The programme is urgently seeking people in the area who
have a spare room and could host a pair of volunteers for up
to ten weeks. Hosts are reimbursed to cover basic costs and
food.
This will be an opportunity to make a difference from your
own home and to help young volunteers from across the globe
integrate into Southwark life. Contact programme supervisor,
Jess Kopp, on 07879 848333 or jess.kopp@vso.org.uk for more
information.


HELP TO RECOGNISE EXCEPTIONAL NHS STAFF
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is asking local
people who have been patients and visitors at its hospitals
to help  nominate staff who make an outstanding contribution
to services and care. As part of the Trust awards scheme
there is a People's award that will be chosen by you. So
this is your opportunity to tell the bosses about someone
really special. Perhaps they provided you with excellent
clinical care, offered support at a difficult time or helped
you find your way. To make your nomination contact Karen
Richardson on 020 7188 7352, or email
karen.richardson@gstt.nhs.uk  visit
http://www.gstt.nhs.uk/awards or pick up a form around the
hospitals. The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Friday
27 March. A generous grant from Guy's and St Thomas' Charity
helped to make these awards possible.

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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

* Bike lockers on Trundle Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105835
* Empire Square - The Pavilion - Berkeley Homes moving in
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105789
* Indoor beach coming to Tooley Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105777
* Painter/decorator needed
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105741
* New Bar /  Restaurant / Cafe / Club Tooley Street ?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105736
* earthTV camera at the Founders Arms, Bankside
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105675
* Artist who paints local scenes - any suggestions?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105647
* Council Tax - Lambeth and Southwark - freeze!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105644
* Bring-your-own booze restaurants in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105640
* Noise problem: Partnership House, Waterloo Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105545
* Virtual secretary recommendations
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105521
* Southwark Council chasing me for 29p
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105520
* Accident on Great Dover Street last Tuesday morning
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105512
* Supermarkets in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105504
* Fresh fish in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105474
* DIY Help... Lant Street/Sanctuary St
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105430
* Subway comes to Borough High Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105418
* Filming on Leathermarket Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105380
* Union Works - 60 Park Street / New Globe Walk
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105377

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 }

* PC and Mac support
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/104781

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

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