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SE1 Direct 444: Surgery by gaslight, Haunted Tube,
Battleship Boogie
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 444

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

Monday 11 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: Iyengar Yoga at Christ Church Blackfriars Road
* What's on this week
* 8 local job vacancies this week!
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Noticeboard: Volunteers wanted at Tate Modern
* 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 Johnson abolishes weekend public access to City Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3868

* Big Bang for Fair Trade Day in The Scoop at More London
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3874

* 10 years of Southwark's memorial to the Soviet war dead
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3876

* Tunnel 228: Kevin Spacey at Waterloo's Leake Street arches
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3870

* Radical designs for Mary Seacole memorial at St Thomas'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3869

* Mayor of Southwark at Costcutter for diabetes awareness
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3875

* A co-operative solution to Southwark's housing problems?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3873

* Tony McNulty meets jobseekers at Waterloo Job Shop
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3871

* Man critical after violent assault at seOne Weston Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3867

* Minister gets his feet muddy on South Bank beach
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3866

* Elephant & Castle Market will stay for another five years
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3865

* Boris wants habitable bridge across the Thames
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3864

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{ Advert }

Iyengar Yoga classes at Christ Church Blackfriars Road

Iyengar Yoga is based on the correct alignment of the body.
It helps to build stamina and flexibility.

When the body is correctly aligned then there is balance in
both the mind and the body.

Classes are open to beginners and it is an extremely
beneficial practice to those suffering with back, neck,
shoulder problems etc and also for many other medical
conditions.

For more information check out my website
http://www.southbankyoga.co.uk

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> Now taking bookings for December 2009 onwards so be quick!
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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'.

DEFENCE OF THE REALM: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB AT TATE MODERN
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


A FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Monday 11 May
6.30pm at Governors' Hall, St Thomas' Hospital; 8
Lecture to mark the launch of Florence Nightingale: The
Woman and Her Legend by Mark Bostridge in paperback. A
fundraising event for the Florence Nightingale Museum
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6569


BERMONDSEY & OLD SOUTHWARK CONSERVATIVES RECEPTION
Monday 11 May
7pm-9pm at Shortwave, 10 Bermondsey Square; 20
Special guest speaker: Howard Flight (former MP for Arundel
and South Downs and ex-Shadow Cabinet member). And a chance
to meet parliamentary candidate Loanna Morrison.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6713


ENTERTAINMENT IN SOUTH LONDON: ITS HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE
Tuesday 12 May
7.30pm at New Cut Housing Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; 1
Lecture by Brian Bloice on the history of entertainment
venues in south London. A Southwark and Lambeth
Archaeological Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5163


HEALING HERBS: BEHIND THE SCENES AT PHARMACEUTICAL MUSEUM
Wednesday 13 May
2pm-3pm at Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1
Lambeth High Street; free; booking essential 020 7572 2210
or museum@rpsgb.org
Herbs have been the basis of medicine in this country for
centuries with techniques for using them changing little
since Anglo- Saxon times. See examples from the collection
and try your hand at being a herbalist yourself! You will
have a rare chance to see some of the museum's wonderful
collection of Herbals compiled by people such as Culpepper
and Gerard from the rare books collection. These books were
essential to medical practice in the past, as a means of
identifying herbs and understanding their healing
properties. This session includes the unmissable opportunity
to handle some of the museum's objects and get closer than
ever before to part of this wonderful collection.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6229


STEVE JONES LECTURE: HAVE HUMAN BEINGS STOPPED EVOLVING?
Wednesday 13 May
6.30pm (doors 6pm) at Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Street; free
London South Bank University is marking the 150th
anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species
and the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth with a lecture
by Professor Steve Jones, Professor of Genetics and Head of
the Biology department at University College London, and one
of the best known contemporary popular writers and
broadcasters on evolution. 
If you wish to attend, email Mark Ellis at
mark.ellis@lsbu.ac.uk.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6864


RUSH HOUR CONCERT WITH SOUTHBANK SINFONIA
Thursday 14 May
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo, Waterloo Road; free
Free 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/6568


THE HAUNTED LONDON UNDERGROUND: WHAT LIES BENEATH?
Thursday 14 May
8pm at The Old King's Head, King's Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; 2.50 (conc 1.50)
Talk by Alan Brooke and David Brandon exploring the various
stories and accounts of supernatural activity on the Tube.
A South East London Folklore Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6289


MONEY: EPISODE 1 AT SHUNT'S NEW BERMONDSEY STREET HOME
Thursday 14 to Saturday 23 May
Tue-Sat 8pm  42-44 Bermondsey Street; 10
Shunt preview the first episode of their new event 'Money'
in the former cigar warehouse just north of Delfina on
Bermondsey Street.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6908


MUSEUMS AT NIGHT: VISIT FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE MUSEUM FOR FREE
Friday 15 to Sunday 17 May
6pm-8pm at Florence Nightingale Museum, St Thomas' Hospital,
2 Lambeth Palace Road; Free on Friday & Sunday nights;
normal admission charges on Saturday night
On Friday and Sunday evening there is a chance to visit the
Florence Nightingale Museum free of charge as part of the
national Museums at Night initiative. On Saturday evening
you can meet the Lady with the Lamp herself as she takes you
on a guided tour of the museum by lamp light.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6815


VICTORIAN SURGERY BY GASLIGHT: MUSEUMS AT NIGHT
Friday 15 May
5pm-9pm  at Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret,
9a St Thomas Street; 5.45; conc 4.45; child 3
Seize this one-off opportunity to visit the Old Operating
Theatre after-hours. See the museum's collection housed in
the attic space originally used by the Apothecaries and
witness a Victorian surgical demonstration by gaslight on
the hour every hour until doors close. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6857


BATTLESHIP BOOGIE - DANCING ON THE DECKS OF HMS BELFAST
Saturday 16 May
7pm-11pm at HMS Belfast, Morgans Lane, Tooley Street; 15
(conc 12) from 020 7940 6320
Learn some of the dance steps from the 1940s while listening
to some of your favourite tunes on the Quarterdeck of this
historic battleship. The event will be led by The Stage Door
Canteen and 1940s outfits are welcome! Part of the
nationwide Museums at Night weekend.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6814


OPEN DAY FOR YOUNG ACTORS AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
Saturday 16 May
11am-1.30pm  at Southwark Playhouse,  Shipwright Yard
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/6880


VEGETABLE PLANTING IN MANCIPLE STREET
Saturday 16 May
1pm-4pm  at Community Allotments,  Manciple Street; free
All are welcome to come and help at this planting event at
the Community Allotments on the Tabard Gardens Estate. Face
painting!-Badge making!-Fun! Refreshments!-Games!-Bouncy
Castle!
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6878


THE LARGACTYL SHUFFLE: WALK FROM DENMARK HILL TO BANKSIDE
Saturday 16 May
Meet 12 noon outside Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill SE5;
free; donations welcome
5-mile walk from Denmark Hill to Bankside. Is Labour Day (1
May) just another holiday or a celebration of workers'
struggles? The Largactyl Shuffle with CoolTan Arts will
explore the history, heritage and origins of Labour Day and
its relevance to the inhabitants of Southwark. Travel back
in time and discover dynamic social reformers like the
pioneering Victorian social worker Octavia Hill in her
struggles to improve women and children's living conditions
in Southwark
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6886


JAZZ AT THE GLOBE - GREAT VALUE EVENT ONLY 5
Saturday 16 May
8pm at UnderGlobe, Shakespeare's Globe, New Globe Walk;
19.50 including meal; entertainment only 5; booking via
020 7928 9444 option 2, or info@swanattheglobe.co.uk
The first Swan at the Globe club night in the UnderGlobe
features two 45 minute sets per artist; featuring one of the
most brilliant young sax players Alex Garnett and the New
Ambassadors and Simon Harris the quirky songwriter, whose
fiery gypsy jazz virtuosity, is played out in an exceptional
trio.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6829


ORIGINS: FESTIVAL OF FIRST NATIONS: CLOSING CEREMONY
Sunday 17 May
2pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Bringing the Origins Festival to a rousing conclusion, First
Nations artists join with young people from the capital in a
celebration of Truth and Reconciliation, Respect for the
Earth, History and the Future.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6831


PUBLIC MEETING ON PROPOSED LICENSING SATURATION POLICY IN
BOROUGH & BANKSIDE
Monday 18 May
6.30pm The Crypt, St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
In March the council's licensing committee decided that
there is sufficient evidence of late-night crime and
disorder to consider the introduction of a saturation policy
to help deal with the local cumulative impact in the Borough
and Bankside area. This would make it more difficult for
businesses to gain licences to sell alcohol locally. A
consultation period is open till 29 May; have your say at
this meeting. Call 020 7525 5748 to reserve a place.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6805


Booking now open for: GREEN YOURSELF TO HEALTH
Thursday 18 June
7pm-8pm at Snowsfields Wellness, 41 Snowsfields; 5 from
snowsfields@marissa.greenisp.org or 020 7407 9910
Find out about the power of green vegetables such as kale,
broccoli and spinach; grasses such as wheatgrass &
barleygrass and algaes such as chorella.
Info & map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/6879

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Bookkeeper, Waterloo Action Centre
* Delivery Driver, Aberdeen Sea Products
* Bookkeeper/Office manager for sushi company
* Bartenders, Bermondsey Square Hotel 
* Bar Supervisor, Bermondsey Square Hotel 
* Demi Chef, Bermondsey Square Hotel 
* Deli Assistant, Bermondsey Square Hotel
* Breakfast Chef, Bermondsey Square Hotel

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 }

* 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 }

* The Exquisite Corpse at Southwark Playhouse
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3872

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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. 

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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

* How to become a LEGAL Street Trader on the South Bank
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109763
* Mar i Terra
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109714
* New restaurant research help!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109709
* Filiming in Curlew Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109684
* Bermondsey Square - access denied!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109660
* Dog Owners hexed in Leathermarket Gardens!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109636
* State of London Debate - 9th May 2009
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109624
* Demolishing sheds/rubbish clearance
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109604
* Soho Gym Borough
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109526
* Boris and the "habitable" bridge
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109518
* Crime and Theft - Gang related activity in Shad Thames
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109517

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 }

* Porridge company needs a home
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/109527
 
Read more at http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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