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SE1 Direct 437: Waterloo abseil, glassblowing, porch sale & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 437

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

Monday 23 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: Elan Meeting Rooms: 'Your meeting space for SE1'
* What's on this week
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Job vacancies
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* 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

* Major fire in derelict building on New Kent Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3802

* Man arrested over Errol Davis seOne club murder
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3799

* Fire brigade truck overturns next to BFI IMAX at Waterloo
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3798

* Saturation policy considered for pubs & bars in Bankside
as late-night crime rises
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3796

* Anne Worsley: a woman of "impatient and purposeful energy"
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3795

* Topolski Century gallery reopens after 3 million makeover
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3794

* Shakespeare cheered by Southwark children at the Globe
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3803

* We now have an SE1 podcast - subscribe via iTunes today!
Find out more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/audio/

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{ Advert: Elan Meeting Rooms: 'Your meeting space for SE1' }

Elan Meeting Rooms is a newly furnished meeting space in SE1
suitable for seminars, meetings and workshops. Conveniently
located near London Bridge Station at Royal Oak Yard just
off Bermondsey Street.

The seminar rooms are light and airy with a separate
business lounge reception area and can be hired for a half
or full day.  Whether you are looking for somewhere to host
a seminar or a space to present to clients, Elan meeting
rooms offer a variety of meeting options at a reasonable
price.

Tea, coffee and beverages can be provided. Catering for
buffet lunches can be provided upon request.  Laptop and
projector equipment can also be hired.                         

The various meeting options our rooms can accommodate:
* Theatre: Up to 40 seated
* Workshop: Up to 36 seated - 6 tables
* Boardroom: Up to 20 seated 

To check availability, price and to book the meeting rooms,
please call 020 7403 1500 or email info@elanand.co.uk

Full address is Unit 3 Cedar Court 1 Royal Oak Yard London
SE1 3GA. (Near 156 Bermondsey Street). 

Website: http://www.elantax.com/meeting-rooms.htm

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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'.

CAPITAL TOWER ABSEIL
Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 March
 at Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road
Childhood First in conjunction with Bourne Capital and
Waterloo Quarter BID are inviting you to abseil down Capital
Tower (the old 3i building on Waterloo Road) in a sponsored
event to generate public awareness on the growing epidemic
of mental health problems among children and young people in
the UK. More than 80 employees from a range of businesses in
Waterloo have signed up to take part - and there are still a
few places left if you'd like to take part. To sign up in
advance contact Daisy Mathebula at Childhood First on
d.mathebula@childhoodfirst.org.uk or call 020 7928 7388.
Alternatively there will be the opportunity to sign up for a
slot at the registration desk on the days of the abseil.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6579


ASSOCIATION OF WATERLOO GROUPS AGM - AND FILM SCREENING
Tuesday 24 March
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
The evening includes the formal AGM items, a screening of
Jack Thurston's local documentary film 'The Lambeth Estate:
A Village on a Street', and a buffet supper.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6424


BLOOD RIVER: LECTURE BY TIM BUTCHER OF DAILY TELEGRAPH
Tuesday 24 March
7pm at Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral,  London
Bridge; 5 from cathedral shop or
susanna.bloomfield@southwark.anglican.org
The Justice and Development Group of Southwark Cathedral
hosts a lecture and book signing by Tim Butcher.
Award-winning journalist Tim Butcher successfully crossed
the Congo after a four-year tour as Africa correspondent for
The Daily Telegraph. He is currently serving as the paper's
Middle East Correspondent based in Jerusalem.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6438


CINE CAZADORES - AN EVENING OF MEXICAN FILM & CULTURE @ ROXY
Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 March
8pm-midnight at Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High
Street; book at cazadores.com quoting SE1
This March Cazadores is treating Londoners to a celebration
of authentic Mexican film, cuisine and music - and of course
appreciation of the national spirit. Cazadores will be
kicking off each evening with a screening of cult classic
Once Upon a Time in Mexico before picking up the tempo with
a set from DJ One Drum; enjoyed with complimentary Cazadores
cocktails and botanas created by award-winning Mexican
cantina Green and Red. Apply for complimentary tickets
online at http://www.cazadores.com quoting the code SE1.
Please note there are no tickets available on the door.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6536


'HIGH-LIGHTS!': LICENSED TO TELL
Wednesday 25 March
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. As
the clocks turn forward and we enter into spring, come and
listen to stories of light, time and imagination.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6277


RUSH HOUR CONCERT WITH SOUTHBANK SINFONIA
Thursday 26 March
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Free concert with the Southbank Sinfonia. Peter Wiegold,
conductor. Melinda Maxwell, cor anglais. Programme to
include: Peter Wiegold's Earth receive an honoured guest
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6213


"FEMALE CURES": BEHIND THE SCENES AT PHARMACEUTICAL MUSEUM
Thursday 26 March
6pm-7pm  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.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6226


INTO THE WOODS
Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 March
7.30pm (also Sat 3pm) at Lambeth Mission & St Mary's, 3-5
Lambeth Road; 6 & 4
Local am-dram group the Inner City Players presents Into the
Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6574


SPRING OPEN WEEKEND AND SALE AT LONDON GLASSBLOWING
Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March
11am-5pm at London Glassblowing, 7 The Leather Market,
Weston Street; free
One of London's best kept secrets is open to the public for
its annual Spring Sale of brilliant free-blown glass. This
is an opportunity to see talented artists at work and to
pick up unique pieces created by Peter Layton, Layne Rowe,
Louis Thompson, Bruce Marks and other talented members of
his team; highly collectible items as well as incredible
bargains.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6396


INTERNATIONAL EVENING
Friday 27 March
3.30pm-5.30pm  at Johanna Primary School, Johanna Street,
Lower Marsh; free
This event is for the local community to come together and
celebrate the cultures of the families at Johanna. There
will be delicious food and drink, music and children's
entertainment including a bouncy castle. Come and join in
the fun. Admission free. All welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6457


PORCH SALE
Saturday 28 March
10am-3pm  at Henry Wood Hall,  Trinity Church Square
Hundreds of secondhand books, videos, CDs, household items
and bric-a-brac at great prices. In aid of Trinity Newington
Residents' Association. Donations gratefully accepted -
bring on the day, call 07726 305325 or email info@tnra.net
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6466


OPEN DAY AT LEO'S DEN NURSERY IN LAW STREET
Saturday 28 March
10am-4pm at Leo's Den, Law Street
The Ofsted-registered school is capable of taking up to 32
children aged 2-5 year old children in a high quality,
educational and fun environment. The nursery is managed by
Jenny Gagg, formerly manager of the Guy's Hospital Nursery.
Info: http://www.leosdennursery.com


WWF EARTH HOUR: SE1 BUILDINGS GO DARK
Saturday 28 March
8.30pm
The London Eye, the National Theatre, The Hayward and City
Hall will all turn off their lights for an hour at 8.30pm on
Saturday night to support WWF's call to action on climate
change.
Info: http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/


A DRAWING TOUR OF THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 March
2pm-4pm at Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road
Artists and historians will lead a tour around the
collection and set drawing tasks along the way. Suitable for
all ages. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6356


TOWER BRIDGE CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE
Sunday 29 March
5am-2pm
See http://tinyurl.com/towerbridge-closure


SOUTHWARK BUSINESS CONFERENCE: BOOKING NOW OPEN
Tuesday 31 March
9.30am-4pm  at Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close; free
Top speakers from business and politics will explore the key
issues affecting businesses, and the strategies needed to
survive them. Confirmed speakers include Rt Hon Tessa Jowell
MP, Minister for the Olympics, ex-Dragon, entreprenuer and
business consultant Rachel Elnaugh, and Ruth Brothwell of
London 2012.
You will also have the chance to participate in workshops,
browse stands and network with businesses from across the
borough and surrounding areas. This event is free of charge
to all businesses and includes refreshments and lunch.
Registration is required and places are limited.
RSVP: Monica Srivastava b2bevent@southwarkcommerce.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6531

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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk Space to Let, Sampson Associates
* Small Office space to let, St Anne's Church Hall Annexe

Full details http://www.london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/offices

Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/offices/post-advert

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Do you need a Mother's helper or Nanny or Babysitter?

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 }

* Kafka's Monkey at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3801

* Dancing at Lughnasa at The Old Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3800

* Green Grass at Union Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3797

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{ Noticeboard }

Short announcements from local organisations

HAPPINESS & WELLBEING IN LAMBETH: HOW CAN WE MAKE IT A
REALITY?
You are invited to an event that can really make a
difference to what happens in Lambeth. Thursday 2 April
9.30am-5pm at Brit Oval Cricket Ground - including lunch.
Who should come? Anyone who is enthusiastic about making
Lambeth a great place to be! If you live, work or volunteer
in Lambeth, if you are working with others to improve
services for people in the Borough, if you can see how you
can contribute to happiness and wellbeing in Lambeth and
what a difference it can make - this event is for you.
See http://www.lambethwellbeing.co.uk/conference_full.html

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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

* Fire at The Ship, Borough Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106997
* Social Housing Story on BBC
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106989
* Brenchley Gardens crematorium
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106988
* Wanted - 2/3 bed flat for up to 3 months, prob from April
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/106980
* Yard Sale at Solarium Court, Alscot Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106912
* Buildings insurance with Southwark Council
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106896
* Twittering Tower Bridge and River Thames
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106884
* Alcoholic Anon Meeting in Southwark Cathedral Chambers
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106856
* Parking in C2 residents' area
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106820
* Childminder needed
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106742
* Where to buy binoculars
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106730
* The Perspective Building, 100 Westminster Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106700
* Purse snatcher in Sainsbury's Borough High Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/106677

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 }

* Wanted - Desk Space in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/106302
* Office space required near Borough High Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/106257

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

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