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SE1 Direct 465: South Bank Forum, North Lambeth Expo & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 465

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Monday 5 October 2009                         ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Do you need an accountant?
* What's on this week
* October 2009 issue of 'in SE1'
* Reader offer: £1 backstage tours of National Theatre
* Local job vacancies
* 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

* Duke of Wellington unveils wartime espionage memorial
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4133

* Florian Place: 363 homes planned for old Fire Brigade HQ
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4131

* Leathermarket JMB to serve 'breach notice' on council
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4129

* Premier Inn proposal for Great Suffolk Street hotel
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4128

* Andy Serkis invites community to back Southwark Playhouse    
  Christmas spectacular
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4134

* TfL's warning to cabbies: too many taxis at Waterloo
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4124

* Jenny Agutter launches charity boat race on South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4123

* Woman found in suitcase was last seen on bus at Elephant
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4122

* 'Cycle hub' with secure parking to open at Waterloo
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4121

* 800 new jobs at South Bank hotel
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4127

* Snowball fight in Potters Fields Park
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4125

* Giant textile artwork inspired by More London 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4132

* Team London Bridge area wins London in Bloom award
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4130

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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'.

WELLBEING WALK & TALK AT MORE LONDON RIVERSIDE
Monday 5 to Wednesday 7 October
Walk meets thirtysevendegrees at 12.30pm; talk at 1.30pm at
More London Riverside,  Tooley Street; Book by emailing
emailing getmoving@wpf.org.uk
Magdalen Street-based WPF Therapy, England's largest
charitable provider of counselling and psychotherapy, is
challenging city workers to leave their desks to take part
in a 'Walk & Talk' event as part of Get Moving Week to
tackle the stigma of mental health problems. All
participants will receive a goodie bag.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7900


CHARLES DICKENS AND HIS LONDON TALK: NOTE NEW TIME
Monday 5 October
6pm 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/7733


COMMUNITY FILM CLUB - FREE CINEMA MOVEMENT:
THE FILMS OF ROBERT VAS
Monday 5 October
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free to members
Refuge England (1959) records the experiences of a Hungarian
refugee arriving in London in the late 1950s. 27 minutes.
Vanishing Street (1962): Shot in and around Hessel Street in
London’s East End, this film captures a traditional London
Jewish community in the 1960s threatened by a redevelopment
scheme in the area. 20 minutes. Membership of the Community
Film Club is aimed at those living in Southwark and Lambeth.
To become a member (it's free) email
communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk or join at the door.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7369


OUTLOOK ON DIVERSITY IN SOUTHWARK AND LONDON
Tuesday 6 to Wednesday 7 October
6.30pm-9.30pm at Keyworth Centre,  Keyworth Street; free
LSBU's Community Engagement Team in association with
Community Action Southwark invite you to celebrate Black
History Month at two events celebrating diversity and
promoting community cohesion between Southwark's South
American and African communities. * Arts and Photographic
Exhibition * Documentary screenings * Lectures and debates
on "Diversity and Cohesion in Southwark and London" This
event is free but booking is essential. Please RSVP to
Vanessa Brooks on 020 7815 6722 or email brooksv@lsbu.ac.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7925


SOUTH LONDON PRESS! THE MUSICAL
Tuesday 6 October
8pm at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields; £8
Enter The Maydays - Brighton's masterful, maverick,
award-winning improvised comedy troupe - with South London
Press! The Musical. Every performance is inspired by
newspaper articles cut out by the audience just minutes
before curtain time. No tricks or gimmicks or games, this is
improv like you've never seen before. Also showing in a
bitesize version at Southwark Playhouse on Thursday
lunchtime.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7910


WATERLOO & SOUTH BANK HERITAGE PROJECT INITIAL MEETING
Wednesday 7 October
5.30pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street
Are you interested in the history and heritage of Waterloo
and the South Bank? Do you have a story about the local
community or your life that you would like to share? Would
you like to learn new skills and meet local people? Coin
Street Community Builders is looking for volunteers to lead
on the direction of the project as well as participants who
are interested in taking part in heritage trips,
intergenerational workshops, oral histories, history walks
and many more activities. The project will work towards an
exhibition next summer showcasing the huge wealth of history
and personal stories from the local area. A steering group
will meet monthly to plan the project. If you are interested
in shaping the plans or just interested in finding out more,
then contact Laura Cowell on 020 7021 1600 or email
helpdesk@coinstreet.org
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7868


DR SNOW AND CHOLERA TALK IN LAMBETH
Wednesday 7 October
6pm-7pm  at Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1
Lambeth High Street; free
Ron Howes, volunteer at Kew Bridge Steam Museum, talks about
the man who discovered that the root of the cholera
epidemics of the 1800s was London's contaminated water
supply. Email museum@rpsgb.org to book a place.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7524


INDIE FILM NIGHT AT SHORTWAVE
Wednesday 7 October
7.30pm-9.30pm  at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square; £5
UK Film Network and Raindance have teamed up to bring you
the best in independent film. The first screening of Sam
Holland's Zebra Crossings went down very well with the
audience of writers, directors, performers and indie film
lovers, creating a nice buzz of conversation in the bar
afterwards. Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/ukfilm
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7770


NATIONAL POETRY DAY LIVE! POET LAUREATE READS NEW POEM
Thursday 8 October
2pm-5pm at Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall; free
The Poetry Society marks National Poetry Day with a
centenary celebration devoted to our poetic heroes and
heroines. As the BBC announces the winner of the poll to
find the Nation's Favourite Poet, drop in to share the
excitement with an afternoon of free public events featuring
live poetry performances, film and audio archive,
interactive wordplay and poetic knitting. Poet Laureate
Carol Ann Duffy will read a new poem live at 2.30pm. Other
performers include John Hegley and Dreadlock Alien.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7838


SOUTH BANK FORUM
Thursday 8 October
7pm-9pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street
Quarterly meeting for South Bank residents convened by Kate
Hoey and Simon Hughes. Hear about the latest local projects
and have your say. Agenda items include:
* Meet the new Lambeth and Southwark borough police
commanders and hear a security update
* Making a difference: the positive impact of Sport Action
Zone
* Park Plaza Westminster Bridge 2010 opening: opportunities
for residents
* Licensing: find out about the results of the consultation
on a saturation policy in Borough & Bankside.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5856


KEEP DEATH ON THE ROAD - SUICIDE BURIALS IN THEORY AND
PRACTICE: JEREMY HARTE
Thursday 8 October
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; £2.50 (conc £1.50)
Silently at midnight they dragged the body out to a
crossroads, threw it naked into the pit and hammered a stake
into pale flesh. Why the cruelty, why the fear? This
two-thousand-year survey of outcast burials traces the
manipulation of personal tragedy into symbolic ritual. A
South East London Folklore Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7245


NO PLANNING PERMISSION: EXHIBITION AT BLOWS YARD, WINCHESTER
WALK
Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 October
Thu 3pm-6pm Fri 11am-8 pm Sat 11am-8pm Sun 12 noon-3pm at
Blows Yard, 15 Winchester Walk; free
Solo exhibition of paintings by Agnieszka Mlicka. Set in a
building awaiting its own refurbishment, the exhibition
shows the artist's view on how the city is planned and
built, in contrast to its organic growth.
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7909


MENTAL HEALTH - MYTHS & REALITIES
Friday 9 October
6.15pm-8pm  at Keyworth Centre,  Keyworth Street; free
The Community Engagement Team, Southwark Mind and Castle
Resource invite you to a screening of the documentary "Myths
about Madness", which challenges stigma and attitudes
towards mental health issues. After the documentary a panel
discussion with speakers from Southwark Mind and the Castle
Resource centre (a local day centre for people with mental
health needs).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7924


WAR BOOK LAUNCH IN GERALDINE MARY HARMSWORTH PARK
Saturday 10 October
11am-1pm at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Lambeth Road;
free
DK will be hosting a FREE costumed book launch outside the
Imperial War Museum to celebrate the release of War – an
illustrated guide to military history from the ancient world
to the present day. As well as prizes and DK offers, there
will be a special talk in the museum about great soldiers
throughout history by leading historian Saul David. £500
worth of cash and prizes can be won - impress the DK judges
with your most authentic military costume.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7719


NORTH LAMBETH EXPO
Saturday 10 October
12pm-4pm  at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road; free
The event is designed to bring together as much of the
community as is possible and to celebrate the diversity of
both the people and places of our local area. 'People and
Places' is to be the theme of the Expo. The event will also
give North Lambeth community organisations an opportunity to
show what they do and invite participation.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7226


THE BIG DRAW - BERMONDSEY
Saturday 10 October
2pm-4pm  at St Anne's Church Hall, Thorburn Square; free
Roll up, roll up for the greatest show on Earth! Marvel at
artists of all ages, from 6 to 106, attempting amazing feats
of drawing and painting! Try your hand to win a prize!
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7916


SOUTHWARK IN THE BLITZ GUIDED WALK WITH NEIL BRIGHT
Sunday 11 October
Meet 11am in southern churchyard at Southwark Cathedral; £5
Neil Bright leads a walk tracing the story of Southwark
during the Blitz.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7863


HITCHCON 09
Sunday 11 October
11.30am-6pm  at Royal Festival Hall,  Belvedere Road
On the 30th anniversary of the first publication of The
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by the late great Douglas
Adams and the eve of the release of a brand new addition to
Adams' legacy, this is a day of celebration, spectacle and
delight voyaging deep into the Hitchhiker's Universe.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7845

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{ October 2009 issue of 'in SE1' out now }

The October edition of our monthly printed what's on guide
is out now - pick up a copy from dozens of locations around
the area, or download a copy from http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Pop Life: Art in a Material World at Tate Modern
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4126

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{ Reader offer: £1 backstage tours of National Theatre }

We've teamed up with the National Theatre to offer SE1
readers a backstage tour for just £1.

This offer started in August and September but has proved so
popular that the NT has extended it until the end of this
month. Go to http://www.london-se1.co.uk/nationaltheatre/

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Community Coordinator, Southwark Circle CIC

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 }

* Desks in Borough High Street, Sue Hill Recruitment
* Desk Space on Southwark Street, SE1, Mattinson Partnership

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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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of new topics started at
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

* Chaucer Ward Police priority leaflets
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/117068
* Derren Brown in Bermondsey Square!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/117027
* Byte Night in Potters Fields Park
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/117022
* Nero (from Kardos TBR) running London Marathon
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/116960
* Hotel suggestions please
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/116939
* Strange white pigeon
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/116883
* Sorriso - New Licence - Metro Central Heights be aware
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/116868
* What happened to the two Caryatids on Heygate Estate?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/116858
* Courtesy on the footpath - runners v pedestrians
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/116846
* Freeholders and live/work
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/116803
* Fairy Lights Outside Browns
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/116785
* Great Dover Street Improvements - worth it?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/116729
* Marshalsea Road closed
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/116712
* Antonine Heights - Problems with Sky
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/116650

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 a community project for corporate volunteering
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/9/115188
* Friends of the Diversity Garden
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/9/114145

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 }

* Office Space needed from December
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/115909
 
Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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