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SE1 Direct 439: Urban Safari at Elephant, Easter Food Market
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 439

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

Tuesday 6 April 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
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Noticeboard: Women's Writing Group
* 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

* Demolition OKed for London's Burning Dockhead fire station
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3819

* Tate Modern extension gets green light - ready by 2012?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3813

* Cheers for Jade as funeral cortege passes Bermondsey
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3817

* Jade Goody statue plan not backed by Bermondsey locals
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3816

* Waterloo church drops gimmicky Church.co.uk name
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3818

* Soft play for under-5s at Training for Life Downside
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3820

* 'Youth Fight for Jobs' Bermondsey rally ahead of G20 march
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3815

* Southwark on alert as City shut down by G20 protests
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3814

 * Look under 25? Show ID to buy alcohol at Costcutter
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3821

* Tessa Jowell: 2012 a great opportunity for local firms
  Plus Rachel Elnaugh's 10 tips for business survival
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3812

* Grants available for groups working with local children
Hear more at: http://bit.ly/united-st-saviours-charity

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{ Advert }

Alexander Technique at the South Bank Alexander Centre

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The Alexander Technique teaches effortless movement and a
light and easy way of being upright. The lessons are
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* The Alexander Technique gave Kevin Kline "about an inch
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* John Cleese says "I find The Alexander Technique very
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If you want to find out more about the Alexander Technique
and how it can help you, contact us to arrange a free
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27a Blackfriars Rd, SE1
020 7928 6378
info@AlexanderCentre.co.uk
http://www.AlexanderCentre.co.uk

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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'.

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
Click here: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/types/family


HOLY WEEK AND EASTER CHURCH SERVICES IN SE1
Click here: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/cat/12


RAW CHOCOLATE TALK WITH EMMA MIHILL AT SNOWSFIELDS WELLNESS
Monday 6 April 
7pm-8pm at Snowsfields Wellness, 41 Snowsfields, 5 (booking
via 020 7407 9910 or snowsfields@marissa.greenisp.org )
Learn what makes raw chocolate just so delicious and so
healthy and learn how to make you own. Q&A session and
goodie bag. Kids welcome. Emma Mihill makes raw chocolates
exclusively for Snowsfields Wellness.
Info: http://www.snowsfields.co.uk


WATERLOO IS: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 6 April
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Tate Modern, Bankside;
free
A film made by young people from SE1 United exploring the
area in and around Waterloo. 2008. Approx 90 mins.Plus a
short performance by 'Jabbamouth' a new poetry collective
for young people between the ages of 15 - 19 formed by In
Toto Theatre for young people from North Lambeth and
Southwark. 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/6543


SHAD THAMES RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION OPEN MEETING
Monday 6 April
7.30pm-9.30pm at The Bridge House, 218 Tower Bridge Road
Open meeting of the residents' group for the area bounded by
Tower Bridge Road, Tooley Street (north side), Shad Thames
and the River Thames. Chair Julian Griffiths will introduce
the evening. Nadia Broccardo from Team London Bridge will
speak about her organisation's work. Cllr Nick Stanton will
report on the latest situation on the Berkeley Homes
development on the Potters Fields coach park.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6700


AN URBAN SAFARI AROUND ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Tuesday 7 April
1pm-2pm  at Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road; 6
(conc 4) from 020 7091 9650
Independent Dance presents a series of public lunchtime
talks and walks inviting an awareness of, and a response to
the wildness and elemental in the city. This 'urban safari'
sets out to explore the area around the Elephant, to reveal
its hidden wildness and to understand how a surprising
variety of plants and animals can survive in such a
seemingly hostile environment.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6524


MUSIC AND READINGS FOR HOLY WEEK.
Wednesday 8 April
1.10pm at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road
Music by Portcullis Singers.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5934


PROMOTING & PACKAGING: BEHIND THE SCENES AT PHARMACEUTICAL
MUSEUM
Wednesday 8 April
2pm-3pm at Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1
Lambeth High Street; free; booking essential 020 7572 2210
or museum@rpsgb.org
Come along and see some of the outrageous claims made for
Victorian and early 20th century remedies. Looking at both
medicine packaging and advertising, this session will have
you laughing and cringing!
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6227


THE LAND WE STAND ON: GEOLOGICAL WALK AROUND ELEPHANT AREA
Thursday 9 April
1pm-2pm  at Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road; 6
(conc 4) from 020 7091 9650
An exploration of the hidden rocks that the Elephant and
Castle area is built on and of, giving us a both a micro and
macro viewpoint. The walk will reveal the history of the
kerbstone or found fossil and of the land we stand on, thus
extending our notions of time and place, and awakening our
awareness of the shaping of the urban landscape, the variety
of rocks around us and how they got there.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6525



ENGLISH FOLK DANCE AND SONG SOCIETY FILM NIGHT
Thursday 9 April
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; 2.50 (conc 1.50)
The English Folk Dance and Song Society presents a selection
of short films from their archive including 'Oss Oss Wee
Oss', a record of the May Day 'Obby 'Ose celebration at
Padstow in 1953 and 1960s singing and dancing in the Barley
Mow pub in Suffolk. Come and see some raw film recordings of
British folk life from the not-so distant past. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6416


SLOW FOOD EASTER MARKET ON THE SOUTH BANK
Good Friday 10 to Easter Monday 13 April
Times TBC at Southbank Centre Square, Belvedere Road; free
Slow Food London presents a four-day event celebrating the
best in Easter food. Includes tastings, demonstrations and
workshops. Buy seasonal produce, sample the best of British
food and find traditional Easter treats such as hot cross
buns and Simnel cake. You can also join the Easter Egg hunt
on Sunday. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6415


BOROUGH MARKET open as usual on Good Friday and Saturday.


GOOD FRIDAY PROCESSION OF WITNESS
Friday 10 April
11am at Crossway United Reformed Church, 100 New Kent Road
The annual Procession of Witness on Good Friday includes
people from many of the churches in North Southwark:
Anglican, Roman Catholic, URC, New Testament Church of God
and Salvation Army. It is an ecumenical act of public
witness on this day of special significance to Christians
and you are warmly invited to take part. This year the walk
begins at Crossway URC on the New Kent Road at the Elephant
and Castle and ends with a short service at St Alphege in
King's Bench Street. The walk begins at 11am, stopping at a
number of places along the way for readings from the account
of the Passion and concludes at 12 noon.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6436


GOOD FRIDAY WALK & SERVICE AT WATERLOO STATION
Good Friday 10 April
10.15am at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
Assemble at St John's for annual Good Friday Walk to
Waterloo Station where a short service is held. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6587


CHRIST IN THE PASSOVER - SEDER MEAL AT HADDON HALL CHURCH
Good Friday 10 April
8pm Haddon Hall Baptist Church, 22 Tower Bridge Road; free
Jews for Jesus will walk us through a Jewish Passover Seder,
(the traditional Passover meal) weaving the story of the
Exodus together with the life, death and resurrection of
Christ. The words Jesus spoke in the upper room come alive
as each Hebraic item is carefully explained. An unmissable
experience! All welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6463


OPEN DAY FOR YOUNG ACTORS AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
Saturday 11 April
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/6093


CHORAL EUCHARIST FROM SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL LIVE ON BBC ONE
Sunday 12 April
10am (congregation to be seated by 9.30am). at Southwark
Cathedral,  London Bridge
Choral Eucharist followed by distribution of Easter Eggs.
President: Rt Revd Tom Butler, Bishop of Southwark.
Preacher: Very Revd Colin Slee, Dean of Southwark. Broadcast
live on BBC One.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6435

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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk Space, Local Dialogue LLP
* Counselling Room, South Bank Alexander Centre
* Desk Space to Let, Sampson Associates

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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{ Noticeboard }

Short announcements from local people and groups.

WOMEN'S WRITING GROUP IN SE1
Do you write plays, poetry, novels, short stories, flash
fiction or anything at all? I had been looking to join a
women's writing group in the area. Rather than search in
vain, I have opted to start a new group. If there are women
writers out there who would like to be the nucleus of a new
venture, then please drop me an email. gunna10@hotmail.com

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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

* Idea for yard sale at Bermondsey Square
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107831
* Bar/restaurant suggestions!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107763
* Cleaner
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107759
* Good Hairdresser for Highlights?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107725
* The Horse - 1920s night
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107721
* 2-3 bed flat in borough wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/107685
* Photography notes for around Shad Thames
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107684
* Running machine required
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107678
* New Argentine Grill opening soon on Tanner St/TBR -
Constancia
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107676
* 100 Globes arriving at More London
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107672
* Kiddies Easter Egg Hunt: Potters Fields Park
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107664
* Brazilian currency
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107658
* Heating Engineer/Plumber Needed
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107624
* Crisis run
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107565
* Handyman in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/107561

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: Office space for 5 desks - near Borough market
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/107723
* Desk space required in/around Tooley Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/107137

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

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