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SE1 Direct 449: 800 saxophonists on London Bridge on Sunday
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 449

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

Monday 15 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: New Acupuncture Clinic - Tian Garden Acupuncture
* What's on this week
* 5 local job vacancies 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

* Deian Hopkin knighted in Queen's birthday honours
  (and details of other locals receiving honours)
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3941

* Arts training academy for local young people at Udderbelly
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3940

* Boris Johnson visits taxi-sharing rank at London Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3939

* Jerwood Contemporary Makers inspired by Union Street area
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3938

* Charles Dickens School plan goes on show in Piccadilly
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3937

* London Bridge Cycle Park now open
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3935

* Boris Johnson tours Green Car Day in Potters Fields Park
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3934

* Strata SE1 43-storey tower at Elephant 'topped out'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3933

* Southwark man is named apprentice of the year
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3936

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{ Advert: New Acupuncture Clinic in SE1 }

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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'.


ALL HALLOWS CHURCH REDEVELOPMENT CONSULTATION EVENINGS
Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 June
7.30pm at All Hallows Hall, Copperfield Street
Southwark Cathedral Chapter is holding two public
consultation evenings on development proposals for the site
at All Hallows Church. There will be a chance to meet the
architect, see the plans and question the team from the
Cathedral.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7255


MEASURE UP ROADSHOW: DIABETES UK WITH MAYOR OF SOUTHWARK
Tuesday 16 June
9am-5pm  at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street
The Diabetes UK Roadshow campaign will support the highly
successful Measure Up campaign which aims to raise awareness
of diabetes particularly highlighting the link between the
risk of Type 2 diabetes and a person's waist measurement.
The Mayor of Southwark Cllr Jeff Hook and past mayor Cllr
Eliza Mann will be in attendance.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7167


STEP OUT! 2009 FREE THEATRE IN THE SCOOP
Tuesday 16 June
1pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
A highly energetic performance by local young people which
incorporates dance, physical theatre and African drumming.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7183


FREE BIKE CHECKS WITH DR BIKE PLUS HGV AWARENESS
Tuesday 16 June
5.30pm-7.30pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57
Waterloo Road; free
Give your bike a free basic mechanical check with Dr Bike
courtesy of Lambeth Council. Plus a special HGV blind spot
awareness session.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7047


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Tuesday 16 June
7pm at Charles Dickens Primary School,  Lant Street
Meeting for Cathedrals and Chaucer wards. Special 'Pride of
Place' meeting with Southwark Council chief executive Annie
Shepperd. Annie spent 9 June visiting Borough and Bankside
talking to people who live and work here.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6872


ABILITY MEDIA CENTRE OPEN DAY (ex BOROUGH COMMUNITY CENTRE)
Wednesday 17 June
12pm-8pm  at Ability Media Centre, 56 Southwark Bridge Road
Join Leonard Cheshire Disability at this state of the art,
eco-friendly building to view the range of facilities
available for community hire and learn about the range of
TV, radio and editing training courses. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7254


THE IRIS FESTIVAL OF CLASSICS AT THE SCOOP
Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 June
1pm & 6pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
The Iris School's Greek Drama Project is a three-day event
including plays and performances of Greek drama by London
state schools and youth groups. There will also be workshops
and talks.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7011


WATERLOO SUMMER SERIES: FLAMENCO WITH MESON DON FELIPE
Wednesday 17 June
5pm-7pm  at Emma Cons Gardens,  The Cut; free
Third of this year's Waterloo Summer Series of outdoor music
events. Fiery flamenco comes to Waterloo, sponsored by Meson
Don Felipe of The Cut.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7070


CHANGING SOUTHWARK: FREE TALK AT THE CUMING MUSEUM
Wednesday 17 June
6pm-7pm  at Cuming Museum, 151 Walworth Road SE17; free
Christopher Jordan, collections officer for the Southwark
art collection, will explore 200 years of Southwark’s
history through a selection of pictures from the collection.
Hear about the area’s development from farmland, to village
to London suburb.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7230


COFFEE MORNING AT EAST STREET LIBRARY
Thursday 18 June
10.30am-12pm  at East Street Library, 168-179 Old Kent Road
Free tea, coffee and biscuits in the library.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7039


RIDE TO A BIKE WEEK BARBECUE IN RUSKIN PARK
Thursday 18 June
Meet 6pm at Stone circle on South Bank near National
Theatre; free
It's Bike Week and Lambeth Council, in association with
Southwark Council, have organised a bike barbecue to
celebrate. Come along for a free burger and a quick fix of
your bike. The event will take place next to the Bandstand
in Ruskin Park SE5 between 5pm and 8pm. Lambeth Cyclists
will be leading a ride to Ruskin Park starting at the stone
circle outside the National Theatre on the South Bank at
6pm. Come and discover some of the back routes of Lambeth
before heading on to Ruskin Park.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7213


THE ELEPHANT IN TIME: RARE FILM OF E&C AT BFI SOUTHBANK
Thursday 18 June
6.20pm at NFT1, BFI Southbank,  Belvedere Road; £9 (conc
£6.65)
Featuring a rare glimpse of the Elephant and Castle in the
1920s, recently unearthed in the BFI National Archive, this
event aims to tell the Elephant's story, bringing together
architects, documentarists, historians and local residents
to explore the past, present and future of this fascinating
part of London.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6931


SOUTH BANK FORUM
Thursday 18 June
7pm-9pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street
Quarterly meeting for South Bank residents convened by Kate
Hoey and Simon Hughes. Hear the results of the MORI survey
into the views of local people and have your say. David
Sharpe talks about the future of the London Eye and Sea Life
London Aquarium which are now under the ownership of Merlin
Entertainments. Find out how to get involved in this year's
alien themed Waterloo Carnival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5855


GREEN YOURSELF TO HEALTH AT SNOWSFIELDS WELLNESS
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


EMPLOYMENT ADVICE SURGERY WITH SIMON HUGHES MP
Friday 19 June
10am-2.30pm at Southwark Works, 146 St James's Road
Simon Hughes, MP for North Southwark and Bermondsey, is
helping Southwark residents to find work in difficult
economic times.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7253


MOVING SALE AT LONDON GLASSBLOWING
Friday 19 to Sunday 21 June
Daily 11am-5pm at London Glassblowing, 7 The Leather Market
Weston Street; free
After fifteen years the Glass Art Gallery is moving from The
Leathermarket. To facilitate the move they are holding an
extraordinary one-off sale.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7124


UNDERGLOBE JAZZ
Friday 19 June
Doors open 7.30pm (till 12.30am) at UnderGlobe,
Shakespeare's Globe,  New Globe Walk; £5 on the door (use
exhibition entrance on Bankside)
Drugstore Cowboy Quartet - featuring DJ Ronnie King. For
more information contact mail@fitzroviaradio.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7212


TUDOR RIVER PAGEANT ON THE THAMES
Saturday 20 June
Starts 10am at Tower of London; free
The 500th anniversary of King Henry VIII's coronation will
be marked with a magnificent Tudor river pageant rowing from
the Pool of London up the River Thames to Hampton Court
Palace.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6800


MORGAN TSVANGIRAI AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Saturday 20 June
1pm-3pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Morgan Tsvangirai will address Zimbabweans and friends.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7232


INTERNATIONAL TRADE, LONDON AND MARITIME HISTORY 1560-1960
Saturday 20 June
From 1pm at Golden Hinde, St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral
Street; free
The Cutty Sark, Wellington Trust and Golden Hinde join
forces to provide an afternoon of discovery and
entertainment which explores the maritime heritage of the
nation and its capital city.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7092


BUSKING CANCER LAUNCH PARTY
Saturday 20 June
6.30pm-10.30pm  at HMS Belfast; £20
Rod Stewart and Madness frontman Suggs will help turn the
Thames into a rock 'n roll river at this unique waterborne
busking gig!
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7118


LARGACTYL SHUFFLE: MIDNIGHT WALK FROM TATE MODERN
Saturday 20 June
Meet 12 midnight (Sat night/Sun morning) near bike sheds on
Holland Street at Tate Modern,  Bankside; free
Join CoolTan Arts for a midnight walk to the Maudsley
Hospital in Denmark Hill to celebrate the Summer Solstice.
CoolTan inspires the well-being and creative participation
of a diverse range of people through the production of
quality art. CoolTan is run by and for those with mental
distress.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6190


MIDSUMMER MADNESS
Sunday 21 June
Meet 2.30am at Southwark Needle,  London Bridge; free
Join Southwark Cyclists for the annual summer solstice ride
through London on the longest day of the year... 2am Cutty
Sark Gardens 2.30am Southwark Needle 3am Bar Italia, Froth
Street 4am top of Primrose Hill 4.43am sunrise! 6am
breakfast at Leon in Sumner Street, Bankside.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7153


THE LEVIATHAN: 800 SAXOPHONISTS ON LONDON BRIDGE
Sunday 21 June
12pm-1pm  at London Bridge,  
800 saxophonists will fill the City with music on
Midsummer's Day. Bands will snake through the Square Mile
coming together on London Bridge for a musical finale
composed and directed by John Harle. The Leviathan is one of
a number of projects marking the 800th anniversary of the
first stone-built London Bridge and forms part of the City
of London Festival's three-day Sustain! event curated by
John Harle. Any saxophonist can take part, regardless of age
or ability, all you need is a saxophone. For further
information and to register contact saxophone@colf.org
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6497


LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN: THE NORSE CONNECTION
Sunday 21 June
2pm; £10 (booking essential via http://www.colf.org)
A City of London Festival guided walk with John Constable,
crossing London Bridge to explore how the river has shaped
the history of The City and Bankside. The walk focuses on
London's ancient links with Scandinavia and especially St
Olave, the Norwegian King who destroyed the old London
Bridge giving rise to the famous nursery rhyme.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7034


WATERLOO CARNIVAL ALIEN ACCESSORIES TRAINING
Monday 22 June
12pm-2.45pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108
Stamford Street
Parents, teachers, nursery staff and community members are
invited to come along, get inspired and work with a
professional carnival artist to create stunning alien masks
and accessories for Waterloo Carnival. Places and creche
facilities are limited and booking is essential - to book
call 020 7021 1600 or email helpdesk@coinstreet.org. Creche
spaces must be booked at least 7 days in advance. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7082


FINDING HOPE: RESTORING TRUST IN POLITICS AND NATIONAL LIFE
Monday 22 June
7pm-9pm at Oasis Centre, 75 Westminster Bridge Road; free
In response to the current media frenzy and depth of public
concern over the issue of MPs' expenses, the Charities
Parliament is hosting a special 'Question Time'-style event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7168

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Coordinator, Bankside Residents' Forum
* After-School Club Playworker (x 2), Johanna Primary School
* After-School Club Leader/Lunchtime Leader, Johanna Primary
* 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 in stunning penthouse office on Bermondsey St
* 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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{ Noticeboard }

Short announcements from local organisations

WANT TO KEEP UP WITH DEVELOPMENTS IN THE BANKSIDE AREA?
Better Bankside now publishes a monthly 'dbrief' newsletter
with updates on local construction projects. See the latest
edition at http://bit.ly/bankside-dbrief


ÁCUBA LIBRE! PHOTOGRAPHS BY ELEANOR MARRIOTT
Bankside-based photographer Eleanor Marriott is exhibiting
images of Cuba to mark the 50th anniversary of the
revolution. The exhibition is at Canning House Library in
Belgrave Square from  Monday 15 to Friday 26 June. 
Open weekdays 2pm-6pm; free. http://www.canninghouse.com 
There will be a special evening viewing on Thursday 25 June.
If you would like to attend please contact the photographer
directly on eleanormarriott@yahoo.co.uk


IF IT IS GOOD WEATHER WOULD YOU LIKE A BOAT TRIP ON FRIDAY
19TH JUNE?
Some local residents propose using their freedom passes to
catch the train to Richmond and then take a 45 minute cruise
on the Thames (Cost £3.50 per person if a senior citizen)
Followed by an opportunity to look round Richmond. Everyone
welcome. Bring sandwiches. If interested meet at Waterloo
Action Centre. Leaving at 11am. Just turn up. The outing is
not planned by an organisation just by individuals who fancy
going and are happy to be joined by others. So participants
have to be responsible for themselves.


RUN BRITISH 10K LONDON RUN FOR FROM BOYHOOD TO MANHOOD
FOUNDATION
FBMF's aims and objectives are to transform the lives of
disadvantaged and disaffected young people. The advancement
of education, training or retraining, particularly among
unemployed or socially excluded young people. The promotion
of good citizenship, public safety and the prevention of
crime.
Run with FBMF in the British 10k London Run on Sunday 12
July. Every runner/member of FBMF's 10k team will receive: 
* sponsorship pack 
* training t-shirt and running vest 
* one to one fundraising support and advice 
* detailed training plans 
* support on the day, including cheering points
The annual British 10k London Run has quickly become the
third most significant mass participation road race in the
UK. The British 10k London Run provides you the opportunity
to run through the heart of central London passing many of
London's best known and most historic streets
For more information on the race, please visit
http://www.thebritish10klondon.co.uk
Please call on 020 7922 7819 or event.fbmf@gmail.com for
registration form.


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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

* Mouse at Tate Modern cafe
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111674
* Miami Health Club on Old Kent Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111660
* Plan for extra floors at Bridgeview Court, Grange Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111656
* Antonine Heights and Sky+
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111650
* Tyers Estate - what's it like?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111646
* Rollerbladers in SE1...
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111579
* MOT-reliable garage in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111578
* No-cost audition/rehearsal space
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111540
* Wheatsheaf, Hop Exchange - business sandwich lunches
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111521
* Function room,hall hire,pub hire??
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111491
* Dog Walking Swaps or Acupuncture Treatments!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111429
* Marcia Road - any pre-redevelopment memories?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/111428

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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