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SE1 Direct 445: Your Bank Holiday weekend events guide
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 445

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Monday 18 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: Do you need Insurance?
* What's on this week
* 9 local job vacancies this week!
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Noticeboard: Bermondsey & Rotherhithe Chess Club
* 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

* London Eye pods to be floated down Thames for refurb
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3894

* Two artists still in running to design Mary Seacole
memorial for St Thomas' Hospital grounds
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3892

* BBC remote-control art installation in SE1 railway arch
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3891

* South Bank purple cow narrowly wins go-ahead from Lambeth
  Latest round in controversy over future of Jubilee Gardens
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3889

* Tower Bridge Exhibition reopens after lift plunge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3886

* Andy Burnham and Hazel Blears on South Bank to launch
'World class places' policy
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3885

* Second annual great flood of Tooley Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3884

* Sarah Brown at Florence Nightingale Museum as 1.3 million
revamp plans revealed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3883

* Newscaster John Suchet visits St Thomas' eye department
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3893

* Leathermarket Gardens 'curse' sign disappears
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3877

* Paul bakery opens in Waterloo Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3882

* Jam Factory residents clean up Alice Street derelict land
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3880

* SE1 locals honoured in Southwark Civic Awards
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3879

* Drama on Tower Bridge as six injured in lift failure
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3878

* Councillors swap town hall for dance floor: Help them
raise cash for Diabetes UK
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3881

* Deputy Mayor of London opens Remploy's Waterloo branch
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3890

* Kick off for revamped football pitch on Swan Mead Estate
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3888

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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'.

LUNCHTIME PIANO RECITAL AT CHRIST CHURCH SOUTHWARK
Monday 18 May
1.10pm-1.50pm at Christ Church, 27 Blackfriars Road
Lunchtime piano recital by Grace Mo, fellow of the Guildhall
School of Music and Drama.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6707


PUBLIC MEETING ON PROPOSED LICENSING SATURATION POLICY IN
BOROUGH & BANKSIDE
Monday 18 May
6.30pm at 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 (see map). 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. NB - when the council held a public meeting on a
similar proposed saturation policy in the Old Kent Road area
not a single member of the public attended.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6805


FRIENDS & NEIGHBOURS CLUB - PLAQUE MAKING WORKSHOP
Tuesday 19 May
11am-1pm  at Hankey Hall,  Hankey Place
Following on from the successful tea party in the Community
Garden Blackfriars Settlement Community Engagement Service
And The Regeneration and Community Partnerships at Tate
Modern invite you to a Plaque Making Workshop. Help create
some plaques using found materials from the banks of the
River Thames which will be displayed in the Community Garden
at Tate Modern. Light refreshments available.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6850


WANT TO RUN A PUB? OPEN DAY AT THE LEATHER EXCHANGE
Thursday 21 May
10am-12pm  at The Leather Exchange, 15 Leathermarket Street
Ever dreamt of running your own pub? Fuller's is looking for
a tenant to take on The Leather Exchange. Drop in between 10
and 12 on Thursday 21 May or call Louise on 07825 382048 for
further details.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6932


RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Thursday 21 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/6314


UBS OPENINGS: THE LONG WEEKEND
Friday 22 to Monday 25 May at Tate Modern,  Bankside
A programme of dramatic live events and free, interactive
activities. Now in its fourth year, this major arts festival
celebrates extraordinary moments of fusion between different
art forms such as performance, film, installation and music. 
Some highlights are shown below.


BODYSPACEMOTIONTHINGS: CLIMB AND SLIDE AROUND TURBINE HALL
Friday 22 to Monday 25 May
Fri/Sat 10am-10pm; Sun/Mon 10am-6pm at Turbine Hall, Tate
Modern, Bankside
The Turbine Hall is taken over by a reconstruction of Robert
Morris's seminal Tate installation. Visitors can navigate
Bodyspacemotionthings by climbing, see-sawing and sliding
around the huge interactive sculptures and objects including
beams, tunnels, ramps and rollers.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7017


HOUSE OF FAIRY TALES: FAMILY ACTIVITIES ON BANKSIDE
Friday 22 to Monday 25 May
10am-6pm at North Landscape, Tate Modern,  Bankside; free
The House of Fairy Tales, a child-centred, artist-led
project established by Gavin Turk and Deborah Curtis, will
host a village fete with a twist. Taking over the lawns in
front of Tate Modern, they will offer games, workshops,
puppetry and storytelling to children of all ages and their
families. The quirky, art-inspired activities will climax in
a Maypole made of recycled materials. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7020


NEWSPAPER SPHERE: ROLLING BALL OF PAPER ON MILLENNIUM BRIDGE
Saturday 23 May
3pm-4pm  at Turbine Hall Bridge, Tate Modern,  Bankside
One of the key figures of Arte Povera, Michelangelo
Pistoletto, will be creating a large sphere out of
newspapers from around the world to be paraded through the
streets of the City and Southwark.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7018


1000: A PERFORMANCE PIECE BY PAOLA PIVI
Sunday 24 May
5pm at Turbine Hall, Tate Modern,  Bankside
Adding to the lively atmosphere of the Turbine Hall during
the day, a newly commissioned, one-off performance devised
by contemporary artist Paola Pivi will form the latest
instalment in the artist's characteristically playful,
irreverent and sometimes surreal oeuvre. Prepare your ears!
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7019


TUDOR AND STUART SOUTHWARK: FREE GUIDED WALK
Friday 22 May
5.30pm-7pm  at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street; free; RSVP to b.oshaughnessy@bbk.ac.uk or 020 7631
6627
Learn about Tudor and Stuart Southwark: entertainment and
spectacle in Bankside's playhouses and arenas. 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, from its roots as a Roman
bridge head settlement onwards through to its pivotal role
in the commercial and industrial life of London in the late
19th and early 20th centuries. Each session consists of a
walk followed by a brief illustrated presentation in the
Bankside Community Space together with an examination of
relevant archaeological finds. A guide to further reading
and study will also be available.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6795


FAMILY CONCERT AT MORLEY COLLEGE
Saturday 23 May
10.30am-12.30pm  at Emma Cons Hall, Morley College, 61
Westminster Bridge Road; 9 (children 6; group [2 adults &
2 children] 20)
Morley College's long-standing series of concerts for adults
and children of all ages. Music in the Wind and Lyra Greek
Dancers. Each concert is in two parts combining music and
dance with a drinks break in the middle.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5249


AZUR & ASMAR: THE PRINCES' QUEST - KIDS' MOVIE SCREENING
Saturday 23 May
11am at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square; 4 for
children and accompanying adults
Azur and Asmar have been brought up together as brothers but
are then cruelly separated. Years later Azur sets out on a
quest to rescue the Djinn fairy and finds himself reunited
with Asmar. Together they go on a fantastic adventure across
magical, mythical lands. Director: Michel Ocelot.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6917


POOL OF LONDON - CLASSIC SUNDAY MOVIE SCREENING
Sunday 24 May
2.15pm at Shortwave, 10 Bermondsey Square; 6 (conc 4)
1950s noir heist thriller set amongst the bustling London
docks. Black merchant seaman Johnny and his friend Dan are
on shore leave. They encounter racism as soon as they set
foot on the dock and problems escalate as they become
embroiled in a diamond smuggling racket, which leads to a
murder inquiry. Director: Basil Dearden. Filming locations
included Hay's Wharf and Wild's Rents.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6915


WEST END FAMILY FUN
Tuesday 26 May
Workshops 11am-1pm. Performance 3pm at Clore Ballroom, Royal
Festival Hall,  Belvedere Road
West End Family Fun Day will feature songs from the cast of
Thriller - Live, the spectacular show that celebrates the
legendary career of the world's undisputed king of pop,
Michael Jackson.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6867

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Swimming teacher/coach
* 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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* The Highgrove Florilegium at the Garden Museum
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3887

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{ Noticeboard }

Short announcements from local organisations

BERMONDSEY & ROTHERHITHE CHESS CLUB
Mondays 7pm-9pm
This chess club, started last year for the benefit of local
tenants and residents, is now well-established and welcomes
chessplayers from all over the area. It meets every Monday
at the Millpond Tenants Hall, bang on the corner of Jamaica
Road and Southwark Park Road, and just two minutes walk from
Bermondsey tube station. Beginners receive instruction from
an expert player and at the end of May there is the club's
first chess championship, with modest prizes but the title
of 'Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Chess Champion 2009' at
stake. Having said that, most just play for fun. For more
information contact Graham on 020 7252 2717.


HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE DENTIST IN THE LAST 2 YEARS?
No? Then NHS Southwark is offering you the opportunity to
have a free check up and necessary treatments. Eligible
patients will be entitled to a complete examination and
necessary treatments up to the value of 45.60. If more
complex treatment is required, 45.60 will be deducted from
the total. All patients seen under the  scheme will also
receive a free goody bag packed with advice and items to
help maintain healthy teeth. Call 0300 300 0026 and ask for
your FREE dental voucher today

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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

* HELP! Binding needed - any recommendations?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110243
* European Elections - have you had any leaflets?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110231
* Scatalogical humour (Parental Advisory)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110148
* 3 week holiday apartment need for a returning expat
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/110135
* Double Room in SE1 from the end of June
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/110115
* Cleaner recommendation
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110071
* Southwark in bloom
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110067
* Cyclists on the Thames Path and Albert Embankment
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110033
* Bike Theft Outside Market Porter
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110032
* No ID, No Entry -- SEOne Cub
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109964
* Travelodge Waterloo Road - when's it opening
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/109896

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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