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SE1 Direct 435: Story of Bankside, Fairy superstition & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 435

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

Monday 9 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: Murano jewellery at the Leathermarket
* What's on this week
* Reader offer: Snowsfields Wellness 10 per cent discount
* Reader offer: Free tickets to Best of Britain & Ireland
* Job vacancies: new opportunities this week
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Noticeboard: Community Services Directory & Holistic Day
* 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

* Details emerge of 'Three Houses' London Bridge skyscrapers
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3782

* 43-storey housing tower planned for Newington Causeway
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3779

* City Hall weekend public access under threat
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3777

* Greet Street entrance proposed for Waterloo East Station
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3776

* Peter Tatchell: Locals to be "robbed" by E&C regeneration
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3775

* Borough Music School founder Anne Worsley dies
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3772
- Tributes: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105948
- Funeral: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6495

* Gloria Burgos tree dedication in Tanner Street Park
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3774

* Former Johanna headteacher Marjorie Porter dies aged 101
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3773

* Offenders clean graffiti on White's Grounds Estate
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3771

* How Waterloo's summer radio station cut SE1 youth crime
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3770

* Southwark Council begins move to Tooley Street offices
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3769

* New pedestrian plaza outside St John's Waterloo
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3780

* Dee Caffari brings Aviva to the Pool of London
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3768

* Ex-Arts Council boss Peter Hewitt to run health charity
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3767

* 11 new trees planted on Bankside housing estate
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3778

* Scoop theatre & mediation centre share business cash
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3783

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{ Advert: Murano Jewellery at Leathermarket }

HS FRENCH FLINT LTD mainly supply glass bottles and jars to
local food companies, but also have a range of elegant
Murano Glass Jewellery and Tableware which is
handmade in Venice.

Having introduced it to their showroom for Christmas, they
have now increased the range for Mother's Day.

The showroom is located at Unit 4G in the Central Courtyard
of The Leathermarket in Weston Street and is open Monday to
Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9.30am to 1pm

HS French Flint Ltd. Tel: 020 7407 3200
http://Frenchflint.com

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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'.

PRICEMARK 98p STORE AT ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Monday 9 March
10am at 1st floor, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
New store with most items at 98p opens this morning with a
free gift worth 9.99 for the first 200 customers.


THE STORY OF BANKSIDE WITH LEN REILLY: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 9 March
7pm (refreshments 6.30pm) at Tate Modern, Bankside; free
An illustrated talk about the fascinating history of
Bankside 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


RECENT LOCAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL WORK
Tuesday 10 March
7.30pm at New Cut Housing Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; 1
Andy Leonard will speak about the tannery site at 122 Spa
Road. Plus Graham Dawson on the Great Houses of Medieval
Southwark. A Southwark and Lambeth Archaeological Society
event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5161


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Tuesday 10 March
7pm at Charles Dickens Primary School, Lant Street
Meeting for residents of Cathedral and Chaucer wards.
Cleaner Greener Safer 2009/10 workshops and update on
previous schemes. Presentation on the council's new sport
and activity strategy. Police and Community Wardens update.
Find out about plans for new car club parking bays in the
area. Public Question Time and much more.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6300


'FEMALE CURES': BEHIND THE SCENES AT PHARMACEUTICAL MUSEUM
Wednesday 11 March
2pm-3pm  at Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1
Lambeth High Street; free; booking essential 020 7572 2210
or museum@rpsgb.org
Often a taboo subject, this session unpacks the story of
women's medicine in the past. Some you might find quite
surprising! Find out about Queen Victoria's interest in
cannabis and discover how a mummified hand could help a
woman's ailments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6225


PLANS FOR FORMER GENERAL LYING-IN HOSPITAL
WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 11 March
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors
development in the Waterloo area. Hear developers present
their plans and contribute to the debate. Learn about
revised plans to turn the former General Lying-in Hospital
in York Road into a Premier Inn hotel. And learn about plans
to expand the Christian Alliance Centre in Secker Street.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5729


FREE RUSH HOUR CONCERT IN WATERLOO
Thursday 12 March
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Free concert with the Southbank Sinfonia in partnership with
the Academy of St Martin in the Fields whose players coach,
direct and play alongside SbS.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6212


FAIRY SUPERSTITION: PUCK, ROBIN GOODFELLOW, THE LITTLE
PEOPLE AND OTHER VISITORS
Thursday 12 March
8pm at The Old King's Head, King's Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; 2.50 (conc 1.50)
David Boyle will talk about the folklore and myths which
surround fairies. David is the author of several successful
books about history and the future (including Blondel's song
and the Tyranny of Numbers) and after a lifelong study of
them is open minded about the existence of fairies. A South
East London Folklore Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6288


SATURDAY ART MARKET
Saturday 14 March
11am-6.30pm  at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
WAC Gallery is starting a regular art market on Saturdays.
The aim is to encourage local artists to make their works
accessible to the general public at an affordable price. For
more information call 020 7928 2243 or email
chikewac@yahoo.co.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6498


OPEN DAY FOR YOUNG ACTORS AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
Saturday 14 March
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? At these monthly Open
Days, you can
* Learn new performance skills from resident companies at
workshops
* Volunteer as an usher and get work experience while you
see great theatre for free
* Meet new people with similar interests
* Find out about opportunities to perform
Each Open Day features two free workshops by theatre
professionals, the opportunity to sign up for volunteering
and work experience, and a free lunch. No need to book, just
turn up on the day. To find out more, contact Ellen on 020
7407 0234 or ellen.hughes@southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6092


FUNERAL OF ANNE WORSLEY
Monday 16 March
2.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Funeral of Anne Worsley - founder of Borough Music School
and staunch supporter of the local Labour Party and
Blackfriars Settlement.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6495

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{ Reader offer: Snowsfields Wellness 10 per cent discount }

Snowsfields Wellness is an elegant, fun, thoughtful, and
environmentally conscious health centre selling specially
chosen natural and organic health foods, superfoods,
supplements, skin care, books and magazines. We have a
smoothie and therapeutic tea bar. We also offer monthly
workshops and talks. We are planning to open a naturopathic
clinic by the end of 2009. 

** Please mention London SE1 for a 10% discount on all
products. **

41 Snowsfields, SE1 3SU
http://www.snowsfields.co.uk

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{ Reader offer: Free tickets to Best of Britain & Ireland } 

Best of Britain & Ireland 2009, taking place on 28 & 29
March in Docklands, showcases the best that the British
Isles have to offer. It celebrates the heritage, flavours,
adventure, countryside, coast and luxury of all areas of
each of the four nations. There will be live performances,
illustrated talks, interactive demonstrations, tastings and
the opportunity to meet the personalities behind the
destinations.

You can find out more about the treasures right here on your
doorstep (including the Southbank Centre) ... where to go,
what to do, where to stay, what to see, what to taste, what
to buy  as well as other parts of this wonderful city and
the four nations beyond. Whilst not taking place in SE1, the
organisers are based in Broadwall which is good enough
reason to offer SE1 subscribers a FREE pair of tickets each.
Just visit http://www.seetickets.com/bobi and quote: Se1E8k

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Facilities Coordinator, RNLI
* Marketing Assistant, South Bank Employers' Group
* Do you need a Mother's helper or Nanny or Babysitter?
* [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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Fall of the Peacock Throne at Southwark Playhouse 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3781

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{ Noticeboard }

Short announcements from local organisations

COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORY - SAM MOHUN WRITES...
I am working for Coin Street Community Builders to produce a
directory of local services and community groups in the
South Bank/Bankside area. 
The aim of the Directory is to make it easier for local
people to find services appropriate to their needs ... from
shops and schools to plumbers and dentists; restaurants and
clubs to training and advice. It will also make it easier
for organisations and businesses to promote their services
to those they are seeking to reach. 
I have created a questionnaire which is designed to provide
us with the information we need to publish.
So, if you are involved in a group, organisation or business
that provides any sort of service in the South Bank/Bankside
area, please take a few moments to complete this short
survey. If it is received before Friday 13 March you will be
entered into a prize draw for a number of attractive prizes. 
See http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105925


HOLISTIC DAY AT KAGYU SAMYE DZONG LONDON
Sunday 15 March
11am to 6pm at Kagyu Samye Dzong London, 33 Manor Place
SE17; free entry
A perfect opportunity to get a taster session of various
complementary therapies. There will be treatments of
reflexology, shiatsu, acupuncture, massage and much more.
Classes in Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong and Self Defence will
be held throughout the day. Tea, coffee and refreshments
will be available. The average cost per treatment is 8
You will also have the chance to look at the new shop with
all kinds of gifts such as incense, prayer wheels, singing
bowls, books, meditation cushions and much more.
Email manorplace@samye.org

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of new topics started at
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

* Which estate agent should I go with?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/106238
* The old fountain in St John's Waterloo churchyard
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106221
* Borough & Bankside housing office leaving Library Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106214
* Snowfields Wellness - new shop opened
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106213
* Need help - Thinking of buying in Jam Factory
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/106195
* English Bull Terrier found on The Cut
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106193
* Presto Pizza, Tower Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106188
* Millenium City Garage, Great Suffolk Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106160
* Pharaoh ant infestation in Northfleet House
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106157
* Why Union Street Offie
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106058
* London Bridge access and Shard of Glass building site
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106048
* Hot Towel Shave
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106044
* Where to get green waste compost?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106005
* Parking around Bermondsey Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105979
* Ferret-friendly vet in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105958
* Leathermarket Street: noise from fan
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105945
* A2 Great Dover Street resurfacing
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105939
* More London defaults on City Hall mortgage
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/105899
* Looking for a 1 bed flat
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/105872

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 required near tube station
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/106132
* 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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