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SE1 Direct 446: Free open-air play, walks & Lambeth Palace
Garden
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 446

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

Tuesday 26 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: Free Power Plate classes
* What's on this week
* Competition: Private wine tasting for you and five friends
* 3 local job vacancies this week!
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Noticeboard: Children's drama club
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Local organisations forum with Better Bankside
* 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

* Taller Hatfields student accommodation tower rejected
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3905

* Bill Clinton to visit Elephant & Castle
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3897

* The World of Athens in Potters Fields Park
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3903

* Cathedral School selected for top national role
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3901

* Duchess of Gloucester visits Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3900

* Forster is Britain's top green business
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3904

* Borough school's new garden and eco canopy
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3899

* 18 jailed as police 'shut down' SE1 drug dealers
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3896

* Celebrating 25 years of Queensborough Community Centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3895

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{ Advert: Free Power Plate classes }

Free Power Plate classes are available during June and July
for SE1 locals.

This new popular work-out (20 minute session is equivalent
to over 1 hour in they gym!) is on your doorstep. Just
around the corner from Bermondsey Street, Fitness for Every
Body is a privately owned boutique Power Plate & Personal
Training studio.

No joining fees, pay as you go or courses, friendly staff
and a personalised programme is promised. Fitness for Every
Body is owned and managed by Jane Dowling. Jane has been a
personal trainer to the rich and famous for the last 14
years and is passionate about what she does and instills the
same passion in her trainers.

For more information on the Power Plate and the Studio:
http://www.fitnessforeverybody.co.uk or 020 7403 9988,
The Leathermarket 108 Trowbray House Weston St SE1 3QB.

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Get your ad here: http://www.se1direct.co.uk/advertising.php
> 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'.

HALF TERM ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES
Click here for lots of local ideas:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/types/family


WATERLOO CARNIVAL OPEN MEETING
Tuesday 26 May
5.30pm-6.30pm  at Walrus Social, 172 Westminster Bridge
Road; free
The Friends of Waterloo Carnival would like to invite all
local residents, businesses and community groups to an open
meeting to find out how they can get involved in this year's
alien themed event which will take place on Friday 10 July.
Everyone is welcome! If you have any queries about the
meeting or the event please contact Sarah Cretch on
sarahcretch@hotmail.co.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7059


ROMEO & JULIET - FREE OPEN-AIR THEATRE AT THE SCOOP
Wednesday 27 to Sunday 31 May
Wed-Sun 6pm; also Sat & Sun 2pm at The Scoop,  More London
Riverside; free
Romance. Swordfights. Potions. Tragically slow messengers.
Shakespeare's timeless tale of ill-fated love is given a
fresh twist in the open air by critically acclaimed touring
company The Pantaloons. With a cast of just five actors
playing twenty roles, original live music, audience
interaction and a plethora of silly hats, The Pantaloons
present a Romeo and Juliet that the whole family will enjoy.
The Pantaloons formed in 2004 and have had great success
with their performances of Romeo & Juliet, Cymbeline and
2008's The Taming of the Shrew having completed nationwide
tours to critical acclaim from press and public alike.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6491


HEALING HERBS: BEHIND THE SCENES
Thursday 28 May
6pm-7pm  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/6230


OPENING OF NEW WILDLIFE GARDEN
Thursday 28 May
2.45pm-4.30pm  at Christ Church Garden, Christ Church
Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road; free
An afternoon of children's activities with a wildlife theme
with arts and crafts including pebble painting, a butterfly
hunt, Southwark Play Bus to include games and badge-making,
and a visit from a bee keeper with bees. Event is to
celebrate the creation of the wildlife border and the
installation of new Southwark Parks interpretation signage.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6851


MOONRAKER ALLEY: NEW STUDENT ACCOMMODATION IN GT SUFFOLK ST
Thursday 28 May
4pm-8pm  at Southwark Training Centre, London Fire Brigade,
Winchester House, 94 Southwark Bridge Road; free
Lean about Q Developments' revised plans for the corner of
Pocock Street and Great Suffolk Street. Last year permission
was granted for a residential development designed by Conran
and Partners. Q Developments says this scheme is no longer
economically viable and is now proposing to build student
accommodation instead. Come and see the latest proposals and
have your say.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7060


GOLDEN HINDE SUMMER PARTY
Thursday 28 May
From 6pm; show starts 8.30pm at Golden Hinde, St Mary Overie
Dock, Cathedral Street; 5 including complimentary drink
West End star Colin Roy sings live swing, soul and Motown
magic.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6901


TASTE OF ASIA FOOD FESTIVAL IN POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Friday 29 to Sunday 31 May
Fri 11am-8pm; Sat & Sun 10am-6pm at Potters Fields Park,
Tooley Street; free
Asian food festival by the Thames. Ross Burden will organise
the cookery demos and Anjum Anand, celebrated BBC chef, will
be there to cook some tasty dishes. Great entertainment on
the performance stage and a range of travel and other
companies participating. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6717


FITZROVIA RADIO HOUR
Friday 29 May
8pm at UnderGlobe, Shakespeare's Globe,  New Globe Walk;
19.50; ent only 5; booking via 020 7928 9444 option 2, or
info@swanattheglobe.co.uk
One-off event in the UnderGlobe arranged by the Swan at the
Globe restaurant. The inimitable and irrepressible Fitzrovia
Radio Hour takes to the stage and will act out its 'live
radio show' to the crowd, exploring the mystery of speed and
time with four unforgettable, witty and quirky sketches. To
complete this evening's entertainment will be jazz from
Marmaduke Dando Hutchings - a beguiling young singer with a
timeless English baritone, and DJs 'Tim the Turk and Makoto'
delivering their finest selection of filthy swing - with
guest slots from Mr Callum Coates and Silks. You can simply
enjoy the show for a fiver, or combine the entertainment
with a three course set menu for just 19.50, served to you
'cabaret style' as you enjoy the entertainment. The meal,
with vegetarian options available, will include British
classics including Prawn Cocktail, Sharing Lamb Shank Pie
and Eton Mess with Fresh Raspberries. For guests who come
for the show only, an imaginative choice of snacks will be
available from usherettes.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6830


LAMBETH FAMILY DAY OF FUN & DANCE
Saturday 30 May
10am-3pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; free
Free workshops and activities for families to have fun:
* Bollywood * Salsa * Lockin & Poppin * Soca * Party Tricks
* Street Dance Free event for families with 5 to 15 year
olds. Parent and child must attend workshops together. Max 2
children per adult.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6938


FUN FAMILY WALK WITH THE RAMBLERS + GOODIES & REFRESHMENTS
Saturday 30 May
Meet 10.30am for 11am departure at Blackfriars Settlement,
1-5 Rushworth Street; free
The Ramblers' Association is calling on everyone to join in
national Get Walking Day 09. A free fun family walk will
take place along the South Bank taking in the National
Theatre and the London Eye. Free walking goodies and
refreshments for all. "Get Walking Day is a wonderful
opportunity to get out and explore your local area while at
the same time discovering the joy of walking," says Kirsten
Hubmann. "It's about all sorts of people doing all sorts of
walking in all sorts of places. "It's not about sticking to
a tough exercise project but about seeing how easy it can be
to include walking in your everyday activities and in turn
look and feel better."
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6944


NGS YELLOW BOOK OPEN DAY AT LAMBETH PALACE GARDEN
Saturday 30 May
2pm-5.30pm  at Lambeth Palace,  Lambeth Palace Road; 3.50
(children free)
Lambeth Palace garden is one of the oldest and largest
private gardens in London. Site occupied by Archbishops of
Canterbury since the end of the 12th century. Formal
courtyards with historic white fig (originally planted
1555). Parkland-style garden with mature trees, woodland and
native planting, pond, hornbeam alle. Also formal rose
terrace, summer gravel border, chapel garden and beehives.
Refreshments available. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6344


SOUTH BANK GUIDED WALK
Saturday 30 to Sunday 31 May
Meet 2pm under Waterloo Bridge at BFI Southbank,  Belvedere
Road; free
County Hall to City Hall, from the London Eye to Tate
Modern, the South Bank and Bankside are at the heart of the
capital's recent investment in arts and culture.
Architecture for the Festival of Britain and buildings for
the Millennium showcase a diverse range of architectural
styles. This walk looks at the buildings and public spaces
that have now made this one of the most fascinating
districts in central London. Part of Walk London's 'Spring
into Summer' weekend of free walks across the city.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6807


BISHOPS AND THE BARD: HISTORIC SOUTHWARK AND BANKSIDE WALK
Saturday 30 May
2.30pm; 6 + whatever sponsorship you raise
Diane Burstein leads a leisurely 3-mile walk around SE1 to
raise funds for Diabetes UK. Listen to the notorious
Bankside stories, view Southwark Cathedral with its
Shakespeare connections, see reconstructions of Francis
Drake's Golden Hinde and Shakespeare's Globe theatre.
Literature, religion and prostitution all feature. Register
via london@diabetes.org.uk or call 020 7424 1116.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6928


TOWER BRIDGE TO GREENWICH GUIDED WALK
Sunday 31 May
Meet 10.30am or 11am outside City Hall at City Hall,  The
Queen's Walk; online registration required
6.5 mile guided walk along the Thames Path from City Hall
through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe to Greenwich. Part of
Walk London's 'Spring into Summer' weekend of free walks
across the city. Registration is required for this walk -
see www.walklondon.org.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6808

FAR NORTH
Sunday 31 May
8pm at Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street; free
From Brit filmmaker Asif Kapadia whose first feature The
Warrior was very well received, comes Far North, starring
Michelle Yeoh and Sean Bean. Far North is a dark and tragic
epic thriller about the battle for survival. Saiva and her
adopted daughter Anja live in near isolation as they are
forced further North on the Arctic Tundra. One day a figure
Loki appears on the ice and collapses. Against her better
judgement Saiva nurses him back to health setting in motion
the devastating finale as Saiva and Anja compete for Loki's
attention. An uncompromising tale of love and survival, this
is another highly original movie from a filmmaker to watch.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7036


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{ Win a private wine tasting for you and five friends }

Want to know your Chardonnay from your Chenin and your Pinot
Noir from your Pinotage? Then enter our exclusive
competition. Courtesy of Wines of South Africa, we're
offering a private tasting for you and five of your friends
with a winemaker at Potters Fields Park next Tuesday.

Go to http://www.london-se1.co.uk/winesofsouthafrica/

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Swimming teacher/coach
* Bookkeeper, Waterloo Action Centre
* Delivery Driver, Aberdeen Sea Products

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 }

* Creative desk space, Ptolemy Mann
* Counselling Room, South Bank Alexander Centre

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 organisations

CHILDREN AGED 4.5 to 9:
COME AND TAKE PART IN "THE KINGDOM UNDER THE SEA"
In Toto Theatre's Saturday drama club presents a summer
production of a play with shadow puppets based on a Japanese
folktale.                                
Come and follow the adventures of Urashima, a young
fisher-lad who ventures with a magic turtle to a kingdom
under the Sea and meets a sea-princess. Here, in this
wondrous place, the land of everlasting youth, Summer never
dies and sorrow never comes.
Join Now!              
Rehearsals on Saturday mornings 10.30 at Coin Street
Neighbourhood Centre. Performance at Coin Street Open Day on
18 July. If you like your child to participate in the
production please contact 020 7261 1515
http://www.intototheatre.co.uk
Registrations for children ages 4.5-9 5 per session

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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

* Mayan Queen IV - 92m "megayacht"
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110603
* Sunday afternoon in the sun
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/2/110578
* Roll on summer
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/2/110555
* Customer Service
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/2/110550
* WANTED: Desk Space
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/110540
* High quality tent and backpack on offer.
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110539
* Good dentist - good service
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110538
* Running club?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110412
* Wychwood Festival - May 29th to 31st 2009
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/2/110399
* St Thomas MSLC
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110382
* Arrest Grange Rd and TBR
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110379
* Looking for a friend for my cat!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110376
* Antonine Heights, City Walk
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110357
* Quill 28-storey tower at Weston Street & St Thomas' Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110344
* London audio guide
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110342
* Southwark's noise team
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110334
* Mary Seacole memorial
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110332

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

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{ Local organisations forum  with Better Bankside }

* Examples of good local residents' associations websites
    http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/9/110325
* Summary of funding opportunities
    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/9

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Local desk space wanted
    http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/7/110540
 
Read more at http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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