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SE1 Direct 447: Taste of Spain, Slow Food Festival & Walks
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 447

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

Monday 1 June 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
* Reader offer: 10 per cent off at Baltic in Blackfriars Rd
* June 2009 issue of 'in SE1'
* 1 local job vacancy this week
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Noticeboard
* 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

* Wayne Hemingway launches temporary shop outside City Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3909

* Cherie Blair at Potters Fields Park for Taste of Asia
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3908

* Cyclists swap places with HGV drivers at Elephant & Castle
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3907

* Bale of straw hung from Blackfriars Railway Bridge 
  to mark start of major Thameslink work
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3906

* New wildlife garden unveiled at Christ Church Garden
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3910

* Southwark women's film premiere at LSBU
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3911

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{ Advert }

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-- Joan Bakewell, TV presenter and journalist

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devote more time to creating beauty. This inner strength is
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-- Andrew Logan, sculptor

If you want to find out more about the Alexander Technique
and how it can help you, contact us to arrange a free
20-minute introductory session. We are five STAT-qualified
Alexander Technique teachers with a wide range of
experience. Daytime and evening appointments are available.

South Bank Alexander Centre,
27a Blackfriars Rd, SE1
020 7928 6378
info@AlexanderCentre.co.uk
http://www.AlexanderCentre.co.uk

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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'.

ART ON THE UNDERGROUND LIMITED EDITION GIVEAWAY
Tuesday 2 & Wednesday 3 June
7am-12 noon at London Bridge Underground Station, free
Richard Long has created a limited edition print to coincide
with his Tate Britain exhibition. The work contrasts the
diverse landscape that the Jubilee line travels through,
from Stanmore to Stratford, with the rugged landscape of the
Cairngorm Mountains in Scotland, which was traversed by Long
on foot on one of the many walks he has made as an integral
part of his art.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7097


A TASTE OF SPAIN AT BOROUGH MARKET
Tuesday 2 to Wednesday 3 June
11.30am-8.30pm at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
A Taste of Spain returns to Borough for the third year
running. The country's many flavours and tastes will be
presented by the Spanish regions, food producers, suppliers,
winemakers and London's leading Spanish restaurants.
Visitors will be able to taste and enjoy regional
specialities, cheeses, meats, wines and other gourmet
delights. There will be live cookery demonstrations - a
chance to learn how to cook Spanish food, as well as try the
dishes - and a giant Valencian paella. The festival will
take place with a backdrop of live Spanish entertainment and
music... a complete Spanish extravaganza.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6181


THE GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN WINE TRAIL AT POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Tuesday 2 June
11am-8pm at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
Come and experience some of the natural wonders of South
Africa this summer without even leaving the UK. Featuring a
cellar door, lush gardens of indigenous South African
'Fynbos' plant species, real-life grape vines and an
enthusiastic gathering of top-name winemakers, 'The Great
South African Wine Trail' will provide UK consumers with the
ultimate South African wine experience. UK wine lovers will
be encouraged to walk amongst the 'Fynbos' garden, sample a
wide range of delicious South African wines, learn the finer
points of wine appreciation from leading winemakers and gain
an insight into the eco-friendly stance that is the hallmark
of the entire South African wine industry.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6297


LAMBETH COMMUNITY-POLICE CONSULTATIVE GROUP
Tuesday 2 June
6.30pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
Public meeting of the body that monitors policing in the
borough of Lambeth. All are welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6706


FASHION FANTASIES AT SEONE
Tuesday 2 June
7.30pm at seOne, Weston Street; 30
15 designers will show their latest collections, including
London Fashion Week's Pierre Garroudi, boutiques such as
Bermondsey 167 & Aftershock, the hottest talent from this
year's Alternative Fashion Week and high street styles from
La Senza and Moss Bros. The show will be presented by ex Big
Brother contestant Seany O'Kane, hair by Vidal Sassoon,
followed by a big fashion after party. For tickets and more
information go to www.fashionfantasies.org All ticket
revenue goes to charities Task Brasil, SOS Africa and
Crossroads Caring for Carers. All entrants must be over 18.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7107


SUMMER DECORATION WITH BULB FLOWERS
Wednesday 3 June
3pm-5pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; free
This free masterclass hosted by The Netherlands Flower Bulb
Information Centre and interiors and floral expert Donna
Brown will provide participants with inspiration for summer
flower arranging.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7101


WATERLOO SUMMER SERIES: LIVE MUSIC IN EMMA CONS GARDENS
Wednesday 3 June
5pm-7pm  at Emma Cons Gardens,  The Cut; free
First of this year's Waterloo Summer Series of outdoor music
events. Relax, listen to live music and enjoy food and drink
sponsored by Greensmiths of Lower Marsh.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7068


RHINOCEROS: FREE OPEN-AIR DRAMA AT THE SCOOP
Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 June
6.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
The Sandford Collective performing Rhinoceros by Eugene
Ionesco. It is part of the theatre of the absurd and
explores the themes of conformity, culture, philosophy, and
morality. The play revolves around two friends Berenger and
Jean.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6606


BREAKTHROUGH BRITAIN: IAIN DUNCAN SMITH TALK
Wednesday 3 June
7pm-9pm  at Charities Parliament, Oasis Centre, 75
Westminster Bridge Road; free
Iain Duncan Smith MP will explore the role of faith
organisations in transforming local communities at the
second Charities Parliament event. The former Conservative
Party leader will speak from his major report, Breakthrough
Britain, which was commissioned by David Cameron to make
policy recommendations to the Conservative Party on issues
of social justice and gives insight into social policy under
a future Conservative government. Charities Parliament is
once again staging an event for third sector organisations
to question and influence policy-makers. Iain Duncan Smith
will answer questions from the audience after his speech. To
reserve free tickets: rsvp@charitiesparliament.org.uk or
0845 0703571 or visit
www.faithworks.info/charitiesparliament
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7067


RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Thursday 4 June
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Free after-work music with Southbank Sinfonia. David Hill,
conductor David Wong, clarinet Francaix Clarinet Concerto
Mozart Symphony No.40 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6315


VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN SOUTHWARK GUIDED WALK
Friday 5 June
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 Victorian and Edwardian Southwark: working in
the docks and associated industries, as revealed by the
surviving built environment of the riverside
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6796


SLOW FOOD MARKET ON THE SOUTH BANK
Friday 5 to Sunday 7 June
11am-8pm (Sun till 6pm) at Southbank Centre Square,
Belvedere Road
Due to popular demand the Slow Food Market outside the Royal
Festival Hall is a monthly fixture throughout the summer.
The markets will continue to sell sustainable and
traditionally prepared foods from a selection of the UK's
leading food producers and the cream of the continent - from
honey and mead to hog roasts. The Slow Food movement
believes in food that is Good (delicious), Clean
(environmentally sound) and Fair (fairly traded).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6861


A RITUAL FOR ELEPHANT & CASTLE AT THE CORONET
Friday 5 June
7pm-12am  at The Coronet, 28 New Kent Road; 6
A multi-dimensional live musical performance ritual inspired by the current changes taking place in the London neighbourhood of Elephant & Castle. The ritual will be performed in the historic Coronet Theatre, a key venue for an area currently undergoing extensive social and architectural transformation.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7114


TABLE TOP SALE IN LAMBETH ROAD
Saturday 6 June
10am-12 noon at Lambeth Mission & St Mary's, 3-5 Lambeth Road
Table Top Sale on the pavement outside Lambeth Mission.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7113


SHAKESPEARE'S BANKSIDE GUIDED WALK
Saturday 6 June
Meet 10.45am for 11am departure at St George the Martyr,
Borough High Street; 7 (conc 5)
A guided walk with John Constable exploring the secret
history of Bankside, south of the river, which for centuries
lay outside the law of The City. Here Shakespearean theatre
was born in Southwark's red light district, where brothels
or 'stews' were licensed by the church. The walk is led by
local writer and performer John Constable and features in
his book Secret Bankside - Walks In The Outlaw Borough. A
new production of The Southwark Mysteries, Constable's
contemporary mystery play inspired by the history of this
area, is planned for 2010. Walk lasts approx 90 mins.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6741


TOUR OF SISTERS OF MERCY HERITAGE CENTRE, DOCKHEAD
Saturday 6 June
From 10.30am at Convent of Mercy,  Parker's Row; free; Book
a place on 020 7232 4882; 020 7237 1098
The Sisters of Mercy, a RC religious order, arrived in
Bermondsey from Ireland in 1839 to serve poor, sick and
underprivileged people. It now has a heritage centre
featuring the work of the Sisters in Bermondsey and around
the world. This 45 minute tour will explain their work with
the local community of Bermondsey.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7093


LAMBETH PHARMACY WALK
Saturday 6 June
11am at Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1
Lambeth High Street; Voluntary contribution of 3
Guided walk uncovering the hidden history of north Lambeth.
With a focus on health and its direct relationship with the
poverty which once infected the area, we will find out about
some of the people who once lived and worked in the
neighbourhood, including some rather well known characters.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7075


CRAFTERNOON IN THE BOROUGH
Saturday 6 June
12pm-5pm  at The Crypt, St George the Martyr,  Borough High
Street; 5
Crafty Creatures return with an afternoon of accessory
making, live music and cake. The Crafty Creatures fundraise
for the Weston Street-based charity FairPensions who
campaign for your pension to be invested responsibly and
ethically.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6949


DICKENS IN THE BOROUGH GUIDED WALK
Sunday 7 June
Meet 10.45am for 11am departure at St George the Martyr,
Borough High Street; 7 (conc 5)
A guided walk with John Constable through the back-streets
of The Borough, from the Marshalsea Prison to 'Nancy's
Steps', exploring Charles Dickens' childhood encounter with
the Victorian underworld. The walk is led by local writer
and performer John Constable and features in his book Secret
Bankside - Walks In The Outlaw Borough. A new production of
The Southwark Mysteries, Constable's contemporary mystery
play inspired by the history of this area, is planned for
2010. Walk lasts approx 90 mins.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6742


BLACK HISTORY WALKING TOUR OF LAMBETH AND SOUTHWARK
Sunday 7 June
11am at Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road; free
Beginning at the Imperial War Museum's From War to Windrush
exhibition, join Tony Warner as he guides you on a tour of
the Black history of Lambeth and Southwark. This 90-minute
walk links Imperial War Museum to the Cuming Museum in
nearby Elephant and Castle.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6933


SELECTION OF FILMS FROM LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM ARCHIVE:
COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 8 June
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free
Approx 90 minute selection of archive films from the 1940s
to the 1970s. 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/6545

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{ Reader offer: 10 per cent off at Baltic }

We've teamed up with Baltic - the Eastern European
restaurant at 74 Blackfriars Road - to offer readers of this
newsletter 10 per cent off the food and drink bill.

Just quote "London SE1" at time of booking.

Call Baltic now on 020 7928 1111 to reserve a table.

Location details and map:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/restaurants/info/174/baltic

You can also call Baltic on 020 7928 1111 to find out more
about their mixology evenings (cocktail making lessons): 30
mins, price 11.75, three cocktails made and recipes given
out. You can also discover the world of fine wodkas at a
special tasting session.

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{ June 2009 issue of 'in SE1' }

The June edition of our monthly printed what's on guide is
now available to download as a PDF at http://www.inSE1.co.uk

Paper copies will be at the usual 75+ distribution points
over the next few days.

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Swimming teacher/coach

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 }

* Therapy Room/Office Space, Topnotch London Bridge
* 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

GOT KNOWLEDGE TO SHARE? TOPOLSKI CENTURY NEEDS YOUR HELP
Topolski Century is looking for intelligent and interested
volunteers to work on an educational outreach project over
the summer. The South Bank attraction needs people with an
understanding of the 20th century to write short information
pages about major events. Depending on expertise, these may
have either a historical, political, citizenship or
sociological theme. Other suggestions will also be
considered. The information pages will be incorporated into
educational packs for students aged 14-18 to develop an
understanding of their subject. These will be included
together with first-hand accounts of the events experienced
from the eyes of artist and chronicler Feliks Topolski. Work
may be done in your own time, as little or as much as you
are able to take on. Email topolski@abipalmer.com for
further details of the project.


STRESS EXCHANGE TEAM MEMBERS RACE FOR LIFE!
Barbara Comerford, Jennifer Harrison and Carrie Woodfield
from The Stress Exchange in Tooley Street are taking to
Hampstead Heath on the morning of 5 June to race 5km to
raise money for cancer research. "All of us at the salon
have been affected by cancer in one way or another and it's
something we feel compelled to be involved in and hope our
little bit makes a difference too," says Barbara Comerford
who organised the team to be involved. Sponsor them at 
http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/barbaracomerford

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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 Online Ticket Shop?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110835
* The bells of St George the Martyr
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110831
* New things on Tower Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110752
* Do you know of an SE1 writers group?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/4/110738
* Salsa nights Tower Bridge Rd
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110707
* Southwark Bridge - traffic
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110699
* August Activities for 4-6 year olds?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110664
* Long Lane through the years
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110659
* Does anyone know where I can get a cheap washer/dryer?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110657

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 }

* Funding for groups to use Bankside Community Space free
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/9/110663
* 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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