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SE1 Direct 448: Blake's Lambeth; Open Garden Squares & Coin St Festival
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 448

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

Monday 8 June 2009                           ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* What's on this week
* 2 local job vacancies this week
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Noticeboard
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* 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

* Cycle Superhighway will link Elephant to Southwark Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3929

* Petition for neon tower to be returned to Hayward Gallery
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3928

* 28-storey 'Quill' student tower planned for St Thomas' St
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3927

* Rich and famous join ARK party at Waterloo International
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3930

* People's palace or house of horrors?
  Hayward Gallery show questions 'visitor-friendly' design
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3926

* Get into conversation at Southwark station & claim a badge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3925

* Could you volunteer to help people with cancer at Guy's?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3924

* Mayor of Lambeth opens new Tikka Hut counter in York Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3923

* Architects invited to design inhabited London Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3922

* Boris backtracks on Waterloo "plastic surgery" claims
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3921

* Feminist Library welcomes visitors and volunteers
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3919

* Princess Anne visits Borough High Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3918

* Local teacher launches Sand Dancers children's book
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3917

* READER OFFER: Biodynamic massage and biodynamic body
  psychotherapy in Borough High Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3916

* Elephant & Castle man guilty of Tabard Gardens murder
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3912

* D-Day anniversary: Bermondsey students to Normandy beaches
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3920

* Junior wardens tackle South Bank & Bankside litter problem
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3932

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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'.

GREEN CAR DAY IN POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Monday 8 June
 at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street
London gets its own Green Car Day as Revolve, the Low Carbon
Vehicle Partnership and What Car? join forces for a packed
day of events centred around City Hall. The day will
highlight the best green vehicles on sale and the trends
that will shape future transport Expect to see a wide
variety of present and future bikes, cars and vans driven by
media, celebrities and environmentalists.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6966


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 and working 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


SQUAWKS, QUACKS & FLUTTERS - BIRDS OF PREY IN LITTLE DORRIT
PARK
Tuesday 9 June
3.15pm-5pm  at Little Dorrit Park,  Borough High Street;
free
Meet birds of prey from Countrywide Falconry, make bird
feeders and get your face painted.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7109


GORGEOUS GLASSWARE: BEHIND THE SCENES
Wednesday 10 June
2pm-3pm at Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1
Lambeth High Street; free; booking essential 020 7572 2210
or museum@rpsgb.org
From the carboy placed inside the chemist shop window as a
symbol of pharmacy to the beautifully coloured bottles and
jars which filled the shelves inside
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6231


WATERLOO SUMMER SERIES: LIVE MUSIC IN EMMA CONS GARDENS
Wednesday 10 June
5pm-7pm  at Emma Cons Gardens,  The Cut; free
Second of this year's Waterloo Summer Series of outdoor
music events. Check out a selection of live bands - regulars
at The Stage Door pub & kitchen on Webber Street.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7069


SINGOLOGY: SING ONE, SING ALL IN THE SCOOP
Wednesday 10 June
6.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Come and experience Gospel music like never before.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7008


WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 10 June
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Find out about plans for a new hotel at the corner of
Blackfriars Road and Meymott Street.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5731


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 10 June
7pm at Harris Academy Bermondsey, 55 Southwark Park Road
Meeting for Riverside, Grange & South Bermondsey wards.
Discuss and decide the Bermondsey Community Council themes
for the year ahead and have your say about funding for
community projects. Meet your councillors, get updates from
local police and wardens and contribute to the debate.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6871


WILLIAM BLAKE'S LAMBETH: FREE GUIDED WALK
Thursday 11 June
6pm-8pm; meet at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
William Blake is one of Britain's most world renowned poets,
artists and thinkers. His life in Westminster is widely
celebrated; yet his decade in Lambeth from 1790 - 1800, when
he produced arguably his greatest works, is undervalued and
little known. Discover the traces of Blake's Lambeth with
archivist Jon Newman, and while you walk, enjoy highlights
such as the site of William Blake's House, Lambeth Palace
and the inspiration behind 'London's charter'd streets'.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6705


IRISH PENSIONERS CHOIR AT THE SCOOP
Thursday 11 June
6.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Enjoy Irish songs of another era. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7009


FuSE1 BUSINESS BREAKFAST
Friday 12 June
8.30am at Brew Wharf, Brew Wharf Yard, Stoney Street; 5
FuSE1 - the first SE1-based breakfast club to actively help
local property-related businesses foster profitable working
relationships - have invited British fashion designer Sir
Paul Smith to be the first guest speaker. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7155


OPEN DAY AT LONDON FIRE BRIGADE MUSEUM
Friday 12 June
11am-3pm  at London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester House,
94A Southwark Bridge Road; free
A rare chance to visit the museum - which was threatened
with closure last year - without needing to book a tour in
advance.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6939


LONDON GAY MEN'S CHORUS AT THE SCOOP
Friday 12 June
7pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Ranging from classical, through to music hall, musical
theatre and pop, the London Gay Men's Chorus performs songs
celebrating London in all its facets, along with favourite
numbers from their extensive eclectic repertoire.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7010


SAM'S DAY AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE: FREE WORKSHOPS & TALKS
Saturday 13 June
10am-5pm  at Shakespeare's Globe,  New Globe Walk; free
Free workshops, demonstrations and platform discussions to
celebrate Sam Wanamaker's birthday.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6388


LAVENDER FESTIVAL AT THE GARDEN MUSEUM
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 June
10.30am-5pm at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road
Dr Simon Charlesworth of Downderry Nursery will display and
sell his gorgeous lavender plants and present Masterclasses
on the care, cultivation and selection of the wide range of
lavenders that he grows.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6324


OPEN GARDEN SQUARES WEEKEND
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 June
* Downings Roads Moorings,  Mill Street
* Lambeth Palace Garden, Lambeth Palace
* Merrick Square & Trinity Church Square
* Community Garden, Tate Modern,  Bankside
See: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/seriesmap/8


WORLD WIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY I KNIT LONDON TREASURE HUNT
Saturday 13 June
Meet 11.30am-12 noon at I Knit London, 106 Lower Marsh; free
I Knit London will be celebrating WWKIP Day by inviting
knitters (and their non-knitting friends) to take part in a
knitty treasure hunt - they'l be sending you off to wander
the streets of central London, following fiendish cryptic
clues, dressing up statues, hunting celebrities, shepherding
and knitting at some of London's most famous landmarks... 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7066


OPEN DAY FOR YOUN ACTORS AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
Saturday 13 June
11am-1.30pm  at Southwark Playhouse,  Shipwright Yard; free
Aged 15-20? Interested in theatre? Want to get involved?
Come to an Open Day at Southwark Playhouse.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7099


FAMILY FUN DAY & DOG SHOW IN BERMONDSEY SPA GARDENS
Saturday 13 June
12pm-5pm at Spa Gardens,  Grange Road; free
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7170


CELEBRATING SANCTUARY: FIRST COIN STREET FESTIVAL 2009 EVENT
Sunday 14 June
2pm-7pm  at Bernie Spain Gardens,  Upper Ground; free
This annual event which celebrates the art of refugee
communities in the UK reaches its tenth birthday with a
profusion of new talent across its three stages.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7042


GUIDED TOUR OF RED CROSS GARDEN
Sunday 14 June
2.30pm-3.15pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Find out about the Victorian roots of Red Cross Garden and
its founder Octavia Hill by joining a free guided tour. For
more information and other dates of guided tours please call
020 7403 3393 or email agnes@bost.org.uk.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7057


AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAY
Sunday 14 June
From 12 noon at Hilton London Tower Bridge, 5 More London,
Tooley Street; Registration packs, including an event
t-shirt cost just 5
Hilton London Tower Bridge is inviting the local community
to travel around the world in a day as part of Hilton in the
Community Foundation's annual national charity event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7125

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Marketing & Communications Internship Southwark Arts Forum
* Marketing officer, Blackfriars Settlement

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 }

* Desk space, Mattinson Partnership
* 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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* The Moon The Moon at Southwark Playhouse
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3931

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{ Noticeboard }

Short announcements from local organisations

COIN STREET COMMUNITY PLAYERS
Are you interested in ... acting dancing musicianship
writing musical composition graphic design set design &
construction marketing & publicity stage management?
Then join the Coin Street Community Players. Led by you, the
local community, and facilitated and directed by Out Of Thin
Air's artistic director Roger Irvin Dunn who has experience
in bringing theatre productions to local stages as well as
working extensively in the theatre industry both on- and
off-stage and freelancing as a stage technician at both the
Royal Opera House and National Theatre. Weekly sessions at
the Coin Street neighbourhood centre Thursdays 7-9pm. Open
to members of the local community aged 18 and over.
For more information and to get involved contact 020 7021
1600 or email helpdesk@coinstreet.org 


LONDON BRIDGE FESTIVAL BEST NEW COMEDY AWARD 2009 
Details at http://bit.ly/MlfdL

LONDON BRIDGE FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
Details at http://bit.ly/11dovQ

LONDON BRIDGE FESTIVAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION
Details at http://bit.ly/Iradd


WATERLOO QUARTER FOOD FESTIVAL
Three days of festivities from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24
June to celebrate the gastronomic delights of Waterloo with
special offers, taster sessions and events at local
restaurants, cafes, bars and food shops.
Order you and your friends a Gastro-Passport today for the
details of all the activities taking place throughout the
festival as well as your chance to win a meal for two at
Baltic. See: http://bit.ly/nVIDP for details


SOCIALITE LONDON MID-SUMMER BALL
Socialite London cordially invites you to the spectacular
Mid-Summer Ball to be hosted on Saturday 13th June at 40l30
~ the Gherkin. The iconic architecture of the 360-degree
glass domed bar is breathtaking in itself and then there are
the views - when you look up you will see sky and when you
look out you will see the most dramatic views of London
imaginable. You will be greeted upon arrival with a glass of
champagne. Further to the champagne reception you will enjoy
complimentary U'Luvka Vodka cocktails and canapes at the
U'Luvka Vodka bar. As the sun sets and the night sky lights
up, a sophisticated dj set will ensure you enjoy the most
elegant party of your life.
Info: http://www.socialite-london.com/pages/trialmembership/

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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

* Vietnamese sandwich bar opening at 114 Bermondsey Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111308
* Kangaroo on Weston Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111296
* Congestion Zone Camera on Fair Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111247
* Tower Bridge Road closure Friday night - chemical spill?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111234
* Walk for Life - Crusaid
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111230
* Street works on The Cut and Waterloo Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111194
* Who is demolishing the building on Webber Street?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111192
* Potters Fields - money v open space
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111159
* Bike stolen from Tesco
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111158
* Circulo Closed!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111105
* Royal Mail Problems?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111064
* King James Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110967
* Dickens Estate - any thoughts?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/110921

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 }

* Looking for hall to hire near London Bridge
    http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/9/111282
* 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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