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SE1 Direct 443: Riot of Roses, Maypole Dancing & Victory Day
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 443

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

Tuesday 5 May 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
* 10 local job vacancies this week!
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* 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

* Boris: My "plastic surgery" on Waterloo's "ugly sisters"
EXCLUSIVE - Mayor gets his facts wrong on SE1 skyscrapers
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3856

* Waterloo skyscrapers: "exemplary and inclusive" or
"unjustified harm to heritage"? 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3855

* Pete Postlethwaite launch first nations festival at Scoop
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3861

* Various Voices festival "paints the South Bank pink"
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3858

* May Day: Deptford Jack in the Green tours Bankside pubs
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3857

* Roger Hiorns' Harper Rd crystals on Turner Prize shortlist
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3853

 * Cash from 2012 fund to train theatre makers at Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3862

* Lynda Bellingham presents Spa School with new minibus
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3863

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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'.


PUBLIC FORUM ON JUSTICE & DEVELOPMENT WITH BISHOP OF
SOUTHWARK
Wednesday 6 May
7pm at Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral, London
Bridge
Public Forum with the Bishop of Southwark, Rt Revd Tom
Butler, talking on Justice and Development.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6797


RIOT OF ROSES AT THE GARDEN MUSEUM
Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 May
10.30am-5pm at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; normal admission prices apply
The museum will be filled with a breathtaking display of
roses supplied by Robert Mattock. Mattock's Roses will also
be sold and will set the theme for a series of related
activities, including a talk by garden historian Jenny
Potter whose new book on the cultural history of the rose
will be published next year. Rose products will be sold and
the Garden Cafe will serve rose-inspired food. Part of the
Garden Museum's Festival of Small Nurseries.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6323


MAYOR OF SOUTHWARK'S DIABETES AWARENESS & FUNDRAISING EVENT
Thursday 7 May
3.30pm-5.30pm at Costcutter, 136 Southwark Bridge Road; free
Come and join the Mayor of Southwark Cllr Eliza Mann at a
Diabetes UK awareness and fundraising event at Costcutter in
Southwark Bridge Road. Free refreshments and information
packs available.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6858


RUSH HOUR CONCERT - FREE MUSIC AND GLASS OF WINE IN WATERLOO
Thursday 7 May
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Free after-work music with Southbank Sinfonia. An informal
setting for anyone to enjoy music performed by Britain's
brightest young stars and major international artists. Avoid
the rush, grab a complimentary glass of wine and enjoy some
great music.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6313


MUTUAL SOLUTIONS FOR SOUTHWARK'S HOUSING: PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday 7 May
7.30pm at Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove
A local community panel discussion presented by Southwark
Co-operative Party and Unite the Union (LE 1255 Branch,
Construction). Organised by Bermondsey Labour Party. Panel
members: David Rodgers, executive director, CDS
Co-operatives, and author of the recent Co-operative Party
policy pamphlet "New foundations: unlocking the potential
for affordable homes" Val Shawcross, Co-operative and Labour
Party London Assembly member for Lambeth and Southwark
Chaired by Cormac Hollingsworth.


THE LION MOUNTAINS: A JOURNEY THROUGH SIERRA LEONE'S HISTORY
COMMUNITY CINEMA SCREENING
Thursday 7 May
7pm at Keyworth Centre,  Keyworth Street; free; book via 020
7358 4183 or  Krystle@casouthwark.org.uk
This is a documentary about a journey to Sierra Leone, West
Africa, seen through the eyes of Louis Buckley - a
25-year-old Jamaican English man who was born and grew up in
England. After a long desire to visit the continent of
Africa and learn more about his history he inally decided to
visit the country of Sierra Leone. This screening will be
followed by a question and answer session with director
Louis Buckley and producer Chester Yang.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6840


MAY FESTIVAL IN RED CROSS GARDEN
Friday 8 May
3.30pm-6pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Join in the maypole dancing, make your own bird mask, try on
Victorian dresses, hear stories about 'Birds, bugs and wild
things' with In Toto Theatre, take part in a drumming
workshop, play games and have your face painted.
Tea and cakes will be on sale.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6828


MEDIEVAL SOUTHWARK GUIDED WALK AND DISCUSSION
Friday 8 May
5.30pm-7pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street; free; RSVP to b.oshaughnessy@bbk.ac.uk
Learn about the palaces, monasteries and inns of "the
Borough". Better Bankside is working in partnership with
Birkbeck, University of London to hold a number of early
evening archaeological and historical walks and discussions
focusing on the history and development of Bankside.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6794


VICTORY DAY ACT OF REMEMBRANCE AT SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL
Saturday 9 May
11am at Soviet War Memorial, Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,
Lambeth Road
The Mayor of Southwark, veterans minister Kevan Jones MP,
the Russian Ambassador HE Yury Fedotov, representatives from
other CIS embassies, British Second World War veterans and
other individuals and organisations supporting the SMTF will
lay wreaths at the Soviet War Memorial during the Act of
Remembrance. The short ceremony will include brief addresses
from key participants, the sounding of the Last Post and a
two minute silence. This year's even marks the tenth
anniversary of the unveiling of the memorial on Victory Day
1999.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5784


OPENING EVENT FOR SWAN MEAD FOOTBALL PITCH
Saturday 9 May
12pm at Football pitch, Swan Mead Estate,  Webb Street; free
Swan Mead has a new football pitch. Come along to this
opening event for refreshments and a friendly kickabout.
Community sports coaches will be available to give advice on
getting more involved in local sport. The new pitch has been
funded by Bermondsey Community Council under the Cleaner
Greener Safer programme.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6859


STAND-UP FOR STROKE - COMEDY AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
Sunday 10 May
7.30pm at Southwark Playhouse, Shipwright Yard; 12.50
A night of superb stand-up comedy from some of the UK's
finest comedians in aid of the InterAct Reading Service, a
charity dedicated to supporting stroke recovery. With
Patrick Monahan, Shelagh Martin, Neil D'Souza, Shazia Mirza,
Maureen Younger and Stan Stanley.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6743


DEFENCE OF THE REALM: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 11 May
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free
A cold war thriller set in and around Westminster starring
Gabriel Byrne and Greta Scacchi. Membership of the Community
Film Club is primarily aimed at those living 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/6544

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Delivery Driver, Aberdeen Sea Products
* Policy/Research Analyst, Nitor Search and Selection
* Office Cleaner/Facilities Assistant, RNLI
* Area Fundraising Manager - London, RNLI
* Bartenders, Bermondsey Square Hotel 
* Bar Supervisor, Bermondsey Square Hotel 
* Demi Chef, Bermondsey Square Hotel 
* Deli Assistant, Bermondsey Square Hotel
* Breakfast Chef, Bermondsey Square Hotel
* Bookkeeper/ Office manager for sushi company

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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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Office/desk space for 1 to 3 creative freelancers
* Charity office space by the desk in 1 London Bridge

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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3860

* Little Boy at Union Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3859

* London Cityscapes exhibition at City Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3854

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{ Noticeboard }

Short announcements from local organisations

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES AT TATE MODERN 
Would you like to: 
* Learn more about Tate Modern? 
* Gain visitor care skills? 
* Be involved in things taking place in your local area? 
* Meet new people? 
* Experience gallery tours and events? 
Can you spare a couple of hours on weekdays or at the
weekend? Tate is offering an exciting volunteering
opportunity at Tate Modern as a Visitor Entrance Assistant.
You will welcome visitors and chat to them about their
experience at the gallery, promote exhibitions and daily 
events, and more.To find out more, and to get an information
and application pack, please contact Emma Burgess on 020
7401 5267 or email emma.burgess@tate.org.uk 
Closing date: 11 May 2009. 


BEFRIENDING SERVICE FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN NORTH LAMBETH
Do you know someone who is 65 years old or over, living in
the north Lambeth area, who may like someone to visit them
once a week for a cup of tea and a chat? Church.co.uk
Waterloo runs' a befriending service aimed at reducing
loneliness for seniors in this community. If you are
interested in having someone visit you or you know someone
that would like this service please contact the Shona
Macpherson on 0207 9214212 or email
Shona.macpherson@church.co.uk.


LOCAL SCHOOL LOOKING FOR SUPERMARKET TOKEN DONATIONS
Johanna Primary School in Waterloo is collecting Tesco and
Sainsburys Schools vouchers and tokens from The Times Books
For Schools Campaign in order to obtain books, IT and
sporting equipment for their pupils. If you can help please
contact Lucia Glynn on  020 7928 5814.


YEAR 3 VACANCIES AT CATHEDRAL SCHOOL
Cathedral Primary School (deemed "outstanding" by Ofsted) is
currently inviting applicants for Year 3 (children born
between 1 September 2000 and 31 August 2001).  
Email: school.admin@btconnect.com
http://www.cathedralprimaryschool.co.uk


TOOLS FOR THE TERRIFIED! WATERLOO DIY WORKSHOPS IN JUNE
Handywomen service Home Jane is holding a series of
workshops for women and men interested in learning some
basic skills to tackle DIY jobs at home. The course will
cover the following topics and will run for 4 weeks on
Tuesday evenings at Waterloo Action Centre:
Week 1 - Woodworking 
Week 2 - Electrics 
Week 3 - Decorating
Week 4 - Plumbing
Price is 120 for all 4 sessions or 40 for single session.
To register or for further information please contact
info@home-jane.co.uk or call 0845 832 36 39.
See also http://www.home-jane.co.uk

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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

* "The Elephant in Time", BFI Southbank, Thu 18 June
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109493
* Demo starting at E&C on Saturday
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109433
* Dog found - Burgess Park
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109422
* London SE1 does it again!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109413
* Improving Maternity services?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109326
* New Outdoor Cafe by Tower Bridge
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109325
* I'm looking for a studio/1 bedroom apartment
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/109311
* ushare.co.uk
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109285
* What is there to do in SE1 with a 6 month baby?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109263
* Funding Opportunities for local community groups
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/9/109179

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 }

* I'm looking for Tax advice/Accountant?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/108856
 
Read more at http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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