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SE1 Direct 453: GMH Park 75 years, Colombianamente & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 453

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Monday 13 July 2009                           ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Elan & Co for VAT, Payroll and Bookkeeping
* What's on this week
* 4 local job vacancies this week
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* 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

* Elephant & Castle: two weeks to save Lend Lease deal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3998

* London Bridge 800th Anniversary Fayre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3997

* A year on: Tabard Gardens community remembers David Idowu
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3996

* Warning from history for Boris's living bridge proposal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3994

* Shirley Anne Field unveils plaque in Waterloo's Exton St
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3993

* HSBC bank on Albert Embankment "not viable"; closes Friday
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3992

* Lower Martians come to Lower Marsh for Waterloo Carnival
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3995

* New seat for visitors to lie down and contemplate the sky
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3990

* Locals create art and music inspired by More London estate
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3991

* Gold for etc.venues in Southwark environmental awards
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3987

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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'.

LONDON BRIDGE FESTIVAL CONTINUES THIS WEEK
A fantastic line-up of music, comedy and other entertainment
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/groups/london-bridge-festival


CHARLES DICKENS AND HIS LONDON
Monday 13 July
4pm-5.40pm  at The Barrow Boy and Banker, 6-8 Borough High
Street; £5 (conc £4)
An introduction to the life and times of this great genius,
and to the London he endured, loved and greatly influenced.
Your host is Christopher West.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7419


TERMINUS & EVERY DAY EXCEPT CHRISTMAS: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 13 July
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free to members
Terminus (1961): 24 hours in the life of Waterloo Station.
Director: John Schlesinger. 34 minutes Every Day Except
Christmas (1957): 12 hours in the life of Covent Garden
fruit and vegetable market. Director: Lindsay Anderson. 37
minutes. Cake will be served after the screening to
celebrate the film club's fourth birthday. Membership of the
Community Film Club is 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/7361


BASTILLE DAY PARTY: BEST DRESSED WINS TRIP TO PARIS
Tuesday 14 July
5.30pm-11.30pm  at La Cave, Bank Chambers, Montague Place,
6-10 Borough High Street
6-14 July sees a week long celebration of all things French
in the environs of Borough Market culminating in a Bastille
Day party outside La Cave Restaurant, Cafe Brood and Brew
Cafe in recognition of the 220th anniversary of France's
National Day. La Cave will host traditional accordion street
music and song with Les Apaches and 30s and 40s
Gypsy/Swing/Jazz with Le QuecumBar Allstars. A la carte
dining, classic French fayre-charcuterie and fromage
platters, outdoor rotisserie and bar will be available. C
The best attired, as judged by local celebrity guest Andrew
Logan, will win a weekend break with Eurostar and Concorde
Hotels & Resorts! 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7314


RACONNAISSANCE: A STORYTELLING NIGHT
Tuesday 14 July
7.30pm at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields; free
Raconnaissance is a new live storytelling night where
writers, performers and people from all walks of life take
to the stage and share their stories. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7236


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL: TRANSPORT SPECIAL
Wednesday 15 July
7pm at Southwark Salvation Army, 1 Princess Street
Meeting for Cathedrals and Chaucer wards. Meet your
councillors, hear about local projects and have your say.
Plus regular reports from local police officers and
community wardens. This month's theme is transport.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7000


WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 15 July
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors
development in the Waterloo area. Find out about Boris
Johnson's new proposals for the new London View Management
Framework and how they will affect high-rise development in
Waterloo - as well as other changes to the Mayor's planning
policies. Plus an introduction to the Lambeth Council Site
Allocations Document and what it means for the future of
Waterloo.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5732


BRANDON HOUSE REDEVELOPMENT PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Thursday 16 July
2.30pm-7.30pm  at The Crypt, St George the Martyr, Borough
High Street
Mirvac and its partners are the owners of the red brick
Brandon House building at the corner of Borough High Street
and Marshalsea Road, just across from Borough Underground
Station. Mirvac's architects have prepared an initial
concept with retail, offices, homes and student
accommodation. Find out more about the scheme and meet
members of the design team at this exhibition.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7412


OPEN ARTISTS STUDIOS – PULLENS YARDS SE17
Friday 17, Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 July
Fri 6pm–9pm; Sat & Sun 11am–6pm
Visit more than 50 artists and craftsmen at work in three
stunning Victorian yards, purpose-built in the 1870s
specifically for small traders. Fabulous fashion, fine art,
food, lute-makers, silversmiths and more. Prices at all
levels. Free, and fun for the family, too.
http://www.pullensyards.co.uk http:/www.iliffeyard.org.uk


MILLENNIUM STRING QUARTET FROM SIMON BOLIVAR YOUTH
ORCHESTRA: FRIDAY TONIC
Friday 17 July
7.30pm-8.30pm  at Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall,
Belvedere Road; free
Following the success of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra
of Venezuela's five-day Residency in April which attracted
60,000 visitors to the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
welcomes the return of the Orchestra's Millennium String
Quartet for a free hour-long Friday Tonic concert at The
Clore Ballroom.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7404


THE COMEDY CLUB LONDON BERMONDSEY - NEW FORTNIGHTLY EVENT
Friday 17 July
9pm at The Bermondsey Square Hotel, Bermondsey Square,
Bermondsey Street; £15 (members £13); 2 Course Meal £15 
New fortnightly comedy night. Tom Price (MC), Rudi Luckwood
and Martin Coyote 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7352


WILDFLOWER WEEKEND AT GARDEN MUSEUM
Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 July
10.30am-5pm at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road
Tom Stuart-Smith's favourite wildflower nursery, British
Wildflower Plants of Norfolk will provide a whole weekend of
wildflower expertise and give London gardeners the
opportunity to buy wild flowers. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6325


CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF GERALDINE MARY HARMSWORTH PARK
Saturday 18 July
11am-6pm  at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,  Lambeth Road;
free
Celebratory event to mark 75 years of Geraldine Mary
Harmsworth Park, 10 years of the Tibetan Peace Garden and 10
years of the Soviet War Memorial.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7096


BLACK HISTORY WALKING TOUR OF LAMBETH AND SOUTHWARK
Saturday 18 July
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 the Imperial War Museum to the Cuming Museum in
nearby Elephant and Castle.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6989


OPEN DAY AT COIN STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
Saturday 18 July
1pm-5pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street; free
An afternoon of family friendly activities including:
* Art and creative workshops for all ages
* Taster workshops for street dance, Extend exercise class
and gospel singing.
* Exhibition of work by Coin Street over 50s art group 
* Performances by the local community including youth street
dance groups 
* Face painting, messy play and other activities
* Screening of Dads group film, local films and film
workshop
* Refreshments by Blackfriars Settlement
* Stalls run by local community organisations
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7016


OPEN DAYS AT ROSE THEATRE SITE, BANKSIDE
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 July
11am-6pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street; free
First of three consecutive open weekends at the Rose Theatre
site. Visit the site of the first Elizabethan theatre on
Bankside where Shakespeare, Marlowe and Kyd learnt their
craft. There will be guided tours of the archaeological
site, the Rose video with commentary by Sir Ian McKellen,
models and souvenirs. Come and be a part of theatre history!
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7282


TATE PEREGRINE FALCON WATCH
Saturday 18 July to Sunday 13 September
Daily 12 noon-7pm at Bankside riverside walkway; free
RSPB volunteers will be our telescopes and binoculars again
to bring these amazing birds closer to the public. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7287


SUMMER FAIR IN THORBURN SQUARE
Saturday 18 July
2pm-4pm  at St Anne's, Thorburn Square
Summer fair at the church in Thorburn Square.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7373


CARBON NEUTRAL DANCE
Saturday 18 July
7.30pm-2am at Worldview Space, 1 Pope Street; £15
Worldview Impact is organising its 8th Carbon Neutral Dance
to support its reforestation pilot projects in Meghalaya,
India. An event of dance, fun and meeting new people. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7403


VISIT THE BARGES BY ST SAVIOUR'S DOCK: NGS YELLOW BOOK DAY
Sunday 19 July
2pm-5pm at Downings Roads Moorings, Mill Street; £3
(children free)
Series of seven floating barge gardens connected by walkways
and bridges. Gardens have an eclectic range of plants for
year-round seasonal interest. Marine environment: suitable
shoes and care needed. Not suitable for small children.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6345


COLOMBIANAMENTE: COIN STREET FESTIVAL
Sunday 19 July
1pm-7pm  at Bernie Spain Gardens,  Upper Ground; free
Musicians, dancers and family creative workshops plus craft,
food and drink stalls bring a unique and amazing display of
the sights and sounds of Colombia to South Bank. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7043


ADVANCE NOTICE: MINT SUMMER GAMES FOR ALL AGES
Thursday 30 July
Family games 2.30pm-4pm The Mint Cup: 5.30 for 6pm-8pm at
Mint Street Park,  Southwark Bridge Road
This month a whole new event comes to Bankside, Borough and
London Bridge. Prepare to battle it out in the fearsomely
competitive world of the egg 'n' spoon, sack race,
piggyback, wheelbarrow, sprint relay, obstacle course, welly
wanging, three-legged and, yes, it has to be the gruelling
tug o'war. Never have so many prepared to battle it out for
the honour of their team.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7396

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Horticulture Internship, Garden Museum
* Event Stewards' Supervisors, Southwark Cathedral
* Neighbourhood Helper, Southwark Circle
* Part-time office worker for sushi company

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 }

* Bermondsey Street desk space to let
* Desk space in stunning penthouse office on Bermondsey St

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 }

* Remembering Jan Kaplicky at the Design Museum
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3989

* The Rover at Southwark Playhouse
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/3988

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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 Event", Southwark Park, Shut Down After Stabbings
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/113047
* Francis James Kipps: Bermondsey councillor from 1920s
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/113038
* The Circle - loud plumbing?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/113025
* Alpaca wandering the streets of Southwark
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/113011
* Mandela Way - New depot for Westminster refuse lorries
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/112986
* Del'Aziz Bermondsey Square
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/112975
* Horrifying incident in Great Suffolk Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/112974
* Looking for Bussley family
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/113057
* Postal strike
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/112890
* Right to Buy
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/112859
* Looking for soya flour
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/112839
* Road works on southern approach to London Bridge
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/112836
* Wanted: advertising space in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/112790

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 }

* Summer activities locally for an 11yr old Autistic boy
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/9/111680
* Looking for hall to hire near London Bridge
    http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/9/111282

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 }

* Looking for 1 desk space in London Bridge area
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/112786
* Office Space Needed Near Borough Market
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/112437
* Looking for office space in SE1!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/112287
* Calling all healthcare workers: Complementary or not!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/112114
 
Read more at http://forum.betterbankside.co.uk

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