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SE1 Direct 441: St George's Day, Spring Garden Fair & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 441

About this email newsletter: http://www.SE1direct.co.uk
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Monday 20 April 2009                         ISSN 1750-0656

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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Elan & Co for VAT, Payroll and Bookkeeping
* What's on this week
* Competition: Win an SE1 hoodie from I Love My Postcode
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* 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

 * A vision of the future of Guy's Tower?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3841

* Should criminals make Royal Street fit for a Queen?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3839

* Christian School could take over Charterhouse building
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3837

* 2 bidders still in race for Potters Fields cultural space
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3836

* Boris Johnson visits County Hall Sea Life London Aquarium
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3840

* Free teaching assistant training for Southwark residents 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3838

* Meryem Ozekman: tributes to mum killed at Elephant
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3835

* Waterloo skyscrapers: public inquiry gets under way
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3834

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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'.

BANKSIDE RESIDENTS' FORUM: LEARN ABOUT COPPERFIELD ST PLANS
Monday 20 April
6.30pm-8.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great
Guildford Street
Learn about the findings of BRF's shopping survey. Southwark
Cathedral will be launching their latest developmment plans
for the All Hallows church site on Copperfield Street.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6649


SALSA & RUEDA CLUB - JOIN A FREE LESSON
Monday 20 April
7pm at The Horse, 122-124 Westminster Bridge Road
Waterloo's Salsa and La Rueda (Cuban Wheel) Club invites you
to their Latin birthday. Club Salsa hosts Lee and Malcolm -
qualified and experienced salsa dance instructors and
performers - invite you to try salsa for the first time at a
30 mins free Salsa lesson and to join in dancing til late.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6586


WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 22 April
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Danby Investments propose demolishing former the Costain
office building in Westminster Bridge Road and creating a
new 7-storey building on the front, with 10 storeys behind,
to create a 154-bed apart-hotel plus conference facilities,
offices and restaurant/ bar. What do you think? Plus a
chance to find out about Lambeth Local Development
Framework: Draft Core Strategy consultation.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5730


ST GEORGE IN SOUTHWARK FESTIVAL
Full details: 
http://www.stgeorgefestival.org.uk/programme-2009/


GUIDED TOURS OF ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL ON ST GEORGE'S DAY
Thursday 23 April
 11am & 3pm at St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road; free
Learn about Southwark's Roman Catholic Cathedral on the
feast day of St George, its patron saint, with a free tour.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6709


SHAKESPEARE'S GREAT NEPHEW: WITH RICK JONES, ARTHUR SMITH
Thursday 23 April
2.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Rick Jones and Arthur Smith present discussion and music
from the Restoration period at their annual celebration of
William Shakespeare's Birthday. The story of Shakespeare's
great nephew Charles Hart - the Simon Cowell of his time? -
and his management role of Nell Gwynne. The music will be by
Henry Purcell, currently celebrating his 350th birthday.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6376


THE BALLAD OF ST GEORGE & THE DRAGON: FREE OPEN-AIR THEATRE
Thursday 23 April
2.30pm at Blackfriars Settlement; 3.45pm at Red Cross Garden
& 4.30pm outside Southwark Cathedral (s at Blackfriars
Settlement, 1-5 Rushworth Street; free
Written about Sir Eglamore 500 years ago and adapted by the
Lions part. Featuring our hero St George and a magnificent
dragon created by the company, the Ballad celebrates our
national day in 12 exciting musical minutes.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6624


SHAKESPEARE'S 445TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS ON BANKSIDE
Thursday 23 April
6pm outside Shakespeare's Globe,  Bankside; free
Shakespeare's Globe will be holding a party on Bankside to
celebrate the bard's 445th birthday. At 6pm period
musicians, stilt walkers and balloon twisters will entertain
crowds along the Thames in front of the groundling gates.
The gates will then be opened at 6.30pm to officially launch
the 2009 theatre season.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6721


SILVER ST GEORGE'S DAY AFTERWORKER WITH SOUTHWARK CYCLISTS
Thursday 23 April
Meet 6.30pm at Southwark Needle, London Bridge; free
Local exploring ride. Open to all, designed to be slow and
sociable. Ideal for new cyclists and improvers.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6273


ST GEORGE'S DAY CEREMONY AT CROSS BONES GRAVEYARD
Thursday 23 April
7pm at Cross Bones Graveyard,  Redcross Way
a vigil and celebration with poems, songs and simple
ceremonies to remember the 'outcast dead' of Cross Bones and
to honour St George as a truly inclusive patron saint.
Special guests include a London Assembly member who supports
the campaign for a garden of remembrance) and the leader of
Southwark Council (tbc), The Goose, John Crow and YOU!
Please bring flowers, an offering or a totem to renew the
shrine. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6640


'HEROES AND TRICKSTERS': LICENSED TO TELL
Thursday 23 April
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
part of the St George in Southwark Festival, come and enjoy
tales of foolish tricksters and courageous heroes.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6278


DESIGN OVERTIME EUREKA NIGHT - LATE NIGHT OPENING
Friday 24 April
6pm-10pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; £5
Come and cross boundaries with us. Your Design Museum needs
you to innovate, debate and celebrate. Technology, tradition
and skill are in the hybrid mix to cook up a night of cross
disciplinary fusion. Blur those edges to sharpen those ideas
at a variety of workshops, talks and performances that might
just rewrite those rules. Be inspired by the best designs
from 2009 in Brit Insurance Designs of the Year and Hussein
Chalayan's futuristic fashion.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6305


SPRING OPEN DAY AT PROSPERO HOUSE CONFERENCE CENTRE
Friday 24 April
8am-10am & 12 noon-2pm at Prospero House, 241 Borough High
Street
The event is intended for all people interested and related
to booking meeting, training and conference rooms. Prospero
House is opening its doors for showrounds of the 22-room
venue between 8am to 10am with complimentary breakfast and
12 noon to 2pm with complimentary lunch. One of six Central
London venues the vibrant and contemporary venue is capable
of holding between 2 and 300 people, all rooms with natural
daylight and full AV/PA capabilities. If you are interested
in attending either the morning or lunch session email
sgavin@etcvenues.co.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6784


THE BIG SLOW WALK ACROSS WATERLOO BRIDGE
Friday 24 April
5pm at Waterloo Bridge,  Waterloo Road; free
A very sloooooow north-to-south walk across Waterloo Bridge
(on the pavement) at rush hour on the first day of the Slow
Down London festival. Meeting point Victoria Embankment
Gardens (east end, at corner of Savoy Place & Victoria
Embankment). Wear white and/or blue if possible.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6597


MUSIC&PEACE AT CAFE ARLINGTON
Friday 24 April
7pm at Cafe Arlington, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Road; donation
on the door
Featuring music by Carioca Organic Jam. The jam session is
hosted by drummer Francesco Corallini and occasional guests,
exploring Brazilian-Latin American rhythms and songs.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6645


NEARLY NEW SALE - BABY & TODDLERS' CLOTHES
Saturday 25 April
10am-12pm at Mint Street Adventure Playground, Southwark
Bridge Road; entrance 50p
Mint Street Parents, Babies and Toddlers Playgroup presents
a nearly-new sale. Come along for good quality second hand
baby and toddler clothes, toys, maternity wear, books,
equipment and refreshments. Arts and crafts and gardening
activities for children. All proceeds will be used to
support the Mint Street Adventure Playground.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6714



INTERNATIONAL ST GEORGE'S DAY PICNIC
Saturday 25 April
12pm-3pm at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street; free
Display of St George art and writing competition entries in
the crypt and stalls and dancing in St George's Garden
opposite. Refreshments available. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6627


BEATING THE BOUNDS OF ST HUGH'S PARISH
Saturday 25 April
Meet 2pm at St Hugh's, Crosby Row (entrance on Porlock St)
Artist Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre's exploration of the
Tabard Gardens Estate culminates with a live event organized
in collaboration with the parish priests of St Hugh's and St
George the Martyr churches. Come and help map the modern
boundary of St Hugh's parish. Traditional parish markers of
stones and crosses no longer exist so what should we use
today? Traditionally, young boys were 'bumped' roughly on
the markers to ensure they remembered the limits of their
territory. Though boys will be safe on this event, children
are invited to help 'beat' the boundary in a contemporary
re-enactment of a forgotten tradition. Finish 3pm at Hankey
Hall for refreshments and an exhibition of local children's
art work. Over February half term Ana Laura worked with
children through a week of intense activity, making
drawings, collage and paintings related to life on the
estate. The exhibition will be open till 6pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6698


BOND ALL-NIGHTER AT BFI IMAX
Saturday 25 April
11.30pm at BFI IMAX,  Charlie Chaplin Walk; £26 (conc £18)
Bond fans can indulge their passion all night long, watching
four films back to back in the comfort of the BFI IMAX.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6727


SPRING PLANTS AND GARDEN FAIR AT THE GARDEN MUSEUM
Sunday 26 April
10.30am-5pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; £4
The Garden Museum's annual plant fair will once again entice
gardeners with an unrivalled opportunity to buy unusual
plants from specialist growers, right at the start of the
new season. The main body of the museum will be transformed
into a horticultural paradise where gardeners will be
enticed by scrambling clematis, divine auriculas, exquisite
iris, sophisticated box, and a wide range of herbaceous
perennials, flowering bulbs and herbs.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5982


LONDON MARATHON
Sunday 26 April
Details of road closures around Tooley Street and Tower
Bridge at http://www.london-marathon.co.uk/
Good luck to all local residents taking part!
See below for Stress Exchange's special offer.


'BLACKFRIARS AT BOROUGH' LAUNCH: TASTER SESSIONS
Monday 27 April
1pm-4pm at The Crypt, St George the Martyr, Borough High St
Come along to the exciting launch of Blackfriars at Borough
- an older people's health & social activities project.
Taster sessions of yoga, health advice, art, line dancing
and music. Tea & refreshments
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6723


TRIUMPH, DISASTER & DECAY: PHOTOS OF HISTORIC LIVERPOOL
Until Friday 1 May
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm at 6 Playhouse Court, 6 Playhouse Court, 62
Southwark Bridge Road; free
As Liverpool emerges from its year in the limelight as
European Capital of Culture, a new exhibition, mounted by
SAVE Britain's Heritage, takes a sobering look at the state
of the city's architectural heritage.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6740

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We've teamed up with i love my postcode to offer one lucky
reader the chance to win a hoodie (worth £30). There's a
second prize of a T-shirt (worth £22).

Enter the competition now:
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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Charity office space by the desk in 1 London Bridge, CAN
* Office/desk space for 1 to 3 creative freelancers
* Desk Space, Local Dialogue LLP
* Counselling Room, South Bank Alexander Centre

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

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{ Noticeboard }

Short announcements from local organisations

PREPARE FOR MARATHON MADNESS WITH MARATHON MASSAGE
Stress Exchange in Tooley Street is offering those entering
this year's Flora London Marathon an extra opportunity to
contribute to local charity WPF Therapy as well as make sure
they are properly ready to take on the challenge of the run.
Stress Exchange is donating 10 per cent of the fee to WPF
Therapy. The two types of massage on offer for for pre and
post marathon, each different but particular in their
functions.
* PRE MARATHON: Warms the muscles and gets them ready for
the marathon. This massage has beneficial effects for up to
72 hours before the race.
* POST MARATHON: Helps remove lactic acid and helps recover
from the race. The benefits include reduced recovery time
and helps with fatigue in the muscles.
The dedicated and specialist massage therapist at Stress
Exchange will be available on the Tuesday and Thursday
before and the Monday and Tuesday following the marathon.
The massage therapist can be booked by contacting reception
on 020 7357 7006 or bookings@stressexchange.co.uk quoting
'Marathon Charity'.


COIN STREET COMMUNITY PLAYERS
Are you interested in... acting; dancing; musicianship;
writing; musical composition; graphic design; set design &
construction; marketing & publicity; stage management?
Then join the Coin Street Community Players.
Led by you, the local community, and facilitated and
directed by Out Of Thin Air's artistic director Roger Irvin
Dunn –who has experience in bringing theatre productions to
local stages as well as working extensively in the theatre
industry both on- and off-stage and freelancing as a stage
technician at both the Royal Opera House and Royal National
Theatre. Weekly sessions at the Coin Street neighbourhood
centre start after Easter. Dates and times to be confirmed.
Open to members of the local community aged 18 and over
For more information and to get involved contact help desk
on 020 7021 1600 or email helpdesk@coinstreet.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

* Where can I rent a bike in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108767
* Springtime in SE1 - photos of local parks
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108739
* Fiction set in SE1 area - suggestions wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108736
* Peach Juice- where to buy it?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108717
* Good service from a garage
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108699
* Getting a garment professionally dyed in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108662
* 58 Great Dover Street - The Drinks Driver
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108628
* Foxes' Nest in garden  - what to do?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108616
* Local theatre director looking for rehearsal space
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108579
* New to Tooley Street - your help appreciated!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108542
* Daily Telegraph article on Guerrilla Gardening
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108485
* Heygate Early Housing on Townsend Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108476
* Looking for holiday apartment SE1 or SE16 in June
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/108450
* Golden Jubilee Bridges illegal trading: who's responsible?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108418
* Thai Silk Cafe at Schiller International University
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/108399

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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