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SE1 Direct 471: Slow Food, Michael Morpurgo & Southwark Blitz Walk
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 471

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

Monday 16 November 2009                       ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Neck ache or lower backpain?
* What's on this week
* 6 local job vacancies this week
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Local organisations forum with Better Bankside
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside
* Noticeboard: Host homes & volunteering opps needed

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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

* Bermondsey fire-breathing dragon in Lord Mayor's Show
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4198

* Four jailed & deported for manslaughter in Waterloo squat
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4197

* Work to strengthen Tate Modern Turbine Hall foundations
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4196

* ANOTHER burst water main in Tooley Street - pics & video
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4195

* New Year 2010 fireworks at London Eye confirmed by Boris
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4193

* Anti-cuts campaign at London College of Communication
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4192

* Poppy wreath laid on the Thames at Armistice Day service
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4191

* Calls for Bankside licensing saturation zone to be
extended west of Blackfriars Road towards Isabella Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4190

* New 'pocket plazas' for Bermondsey and London Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4189

* Bermondsey's David Haye: Simon Hughes tables motion
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4188

* Bermondsey residents offered free 'carbon makeover'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4187

* Boris Johnson "actively trying to broker" Elephant deal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4186

* "Disturbing incident" on Falmouth Road: police make appeal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4185

* Duke of York opens TfL control centre in Blackfriars Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4194

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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'.

JOHN HARVARD LIBRARY REOPENS
Monday 16 November
12 noon at 211 Borough High Street
Info & map: 
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/places/john-harvard-library


LONDON COUNCILS VOLUNTARY SECTOR GRANTS CONSULTATIONS
Monday 16 & Thursday 19 November
2pm-3pm at London Councils, 59.5 Southwark Street
Londoners are being given the chance to have their say on
how a pan-London grants budget of up to 28 million a year
is spent.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8060


JUMOKE FASHOLA HOSTS - HAVING FAITH IN SOUTHWARK:
A PUBLIC CONVERSATION ABOUT FAITH PREMISES 
Monday 16 November
6.30pm (stalls & networking from 5.30pm) at Keyworth Centre,
Keyworth Street; free
Chaired by the BBC's Jumoke Fashola. The evening will
feature a panel and audience discussion on the challenges
facing faith groups in their need for places of worship, as
well as their contribution to the spiritual and civic life
of communities. Advance booking is advised: 020 7525 5502 or
Charlotte.Beaumont@southwark.gov.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7975


AUTUMN HEALTH FAIR
Tuesday 17 November
3.30pm-7pm  at St Thomas' Hospital,  Westminster Bridge
Road; free
St Thomas' Hospital is holding its first ever autumn health
fair where you can find out more about staying fit and
healthy including tips on improving your diet and stopping
smoking. Explore the various zones with more than 20 stalls
to browse around and information on staying healthy. Have a
go at a simple quiz and be in with a chance to win great
prizes. Find out how to get involved with your local
hospitals as well as job opportunities.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7397


THE AGE OF STUPID: FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION
Tuesday 17 November
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; 1.50
Southwark Cathedral Justice and Development Group will be
showing the newly released and highly acclaimed film 'The
Age of Stupid'. This 90 minute film, directed by Franny
Armstrong and starring Pete Postlethwaite, is set in a
future world of devastated by climate change. The film asks
us all to urgently address these critical issues before it
is too late. Short group discussion after the screening.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8067


DAWN OF THE DEAD: SASQUATCH CIENMA
Tuesday 17 November
7.15pm at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square; 5
Sasquatch Cinema is a monthly film night held at the new
Shortwave Cinema showing an eclectic range of films
including cult classics and rarities you may not have seen
before.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8120


BIG SCREEN BIG LAUGHS
Wednesday 18 November
7pm at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square; 10
The night features stand-up stars Pappy's Fun Club who will
introduce a screening of their 'guilty pleasure' film The
Three Amigos (the 1986 comedy western classic starring Steve
Martin and Chevy Chase) and then do a question and answer
session. The whole evening will be compered by top
film-fanatic comedian Richard Sandling.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8051


BLACKFRIARS SINFONIA WINTER CONCERT
Tuesday 17 November
7.30pm at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road; free
Beethoven Symphony No. 8 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Rossini Overture "Italian Girl in Algiers" Admission free
with retiring collection. Refreshments available during
interval.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8122


SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE INSIGHTS: PLAYS IN TRANSLATION
Wednesday 18 November
7.45pm at Southwark Playhouse,  Shipwright Yard; free
Second in a series of facilitated discussions exploring
what's lost and found when plays are translated for
performance. Any play. Any language. Any angle. Join us for
as many sessions as you like. Entry is free but places are
limited; book on insights@southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8065


OPEN MEETING AT THE YOUNG VIC
Friday 20 November
10.30am at Young Vic, 66 The Cut
Bring your questions, advice, criticism as well as ideas and
engagement of all kinds. Email openmeeting@youngvic.org or
call 020 7922 2922 to register your attendance. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8111


SLOW FOOD (& ALL THAT JAZZ)
Friday 20 to Sunday 22 November
Fri & Sat 11am-8pm (Sun 11am-6pm) at Southbank Centre
Square,  Belvedere Road; free
Slow Food celebrates food which is good, clean and fair. The
thriving and pulsating Slow Food market gets into the swing
of things alongside the London Jazz Festival. Music and
feasting meet in Southbank Centre Square as the country's
top producers of food gather in a delicious gastronomic line
up. Sample food on the hoof with the best of British,
flavours of the Caribbean, Indian and Middle Eastern;
gourmet vegetarian; and both native British and hand dived
oysters. Buy produce from our most selective farmers,
fishermen, cheese makers, bread bakers, cake bakers,
vineyards and breweries.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7639


BATMAN ALL-NIGHTER
Friday 20 November
11.30pm at BFI IMAX,  Charlie Chaplin Walk; 26 (conc 18);
premium seats + 1
Featuring four Caped Crusader films  two from Tim Burton
and two from Christopher Nolan  and with two of the films
in unbeatable IMAX DMR, the line-up is: Batman (1989)
(35mm); Batman Returns (1992) (35mm); Batman Begins (2005)
(IMAX DMR); and The Dark Knight (2008) (IMAX DMR) which
includes scenes filmed in IMAX. There will be short breaks
between each film with complimentary tea and coffee
available to help keep everyone awake.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8040


SMART SHOPPING
Saturday 21 November
11am-3pm  at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre; free
Avoid pointless packaging, banish plastic bags and learn how
to shop smart to make the most of your food and avoid waste.
Veolia's friendly staff will be on hand with all the tips
and tricks for making a trip to the shops as green as
possible.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8116


CHRISTMAS FAYRE IN BOROUGH HIGH STREET
Saturday 21 November
11.30am-3pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street
Tombola, bric-a-brac, raffle, Father Christmas and much
more.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8121


GUIDED WALK: THE OLD BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK IN THE BLITZ
Sunday 22 November
Meet 11am outside Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; 5
Guided walk around old Southwark with local expert Neil
Bright. Duration 3 hours. Meet in the southern churchyard.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8035


MICHAEL MORPURGO EVENT AT UNICORN THEATRE
Sunday 22 November
11am-1pm at Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street; free;  book
on 020 7525 3889 or southwarklibraries@southwark.gov.uk
Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books, including the
award winning War Horse. His writing connects with children
worldwide and he was awarded an OBE in 2006 for his services
to literature. This event is the grand finale of the
Southwark Children's Book Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8105


THE MYSTERIES PILGRIMAGE GUIDED WALK
Monday 23 November
Meet 5.30pm outside John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; 7 (conc 5)
Guided walk with local author John Constable into the secret
history of the place that inspired Chaucer, Shakespeare,
Dickens and Constable's The Southwark Mysteries.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8033


JAPANESE WHISKY TASTING: DISCOUNT FOR SE1 RESIDENTS
Tuesday 24 November
7pm at Tsuru, 4 Canvey Street; 25 including food, from 020
7928 2228 (SE1 residents save 10 per cent)
Tsuru, a Japanese restaurant near Tate Modern, is to host a
tasting of Japanese whisky. 10 per cent discount for SE1
residents
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8123


NEARLY NEW SALE: BOOK A TABLE BY THIS FRIDAY
Saturday 28 November
10am-1pm at Friars Primary School, Webber Street; entry 50p
Come along for good quality second hand clothes, toys,
pushchairs, maternity wear, books and much more. Homemade
cakes and refreshments will also be served. If you would
like to sell items please pre-register before Friday 20th
November to obtain your table for 5 - email
friendsoffriarsptfa@yahoo.co.uk Profit you make from your
table is yours to keep. Money from table hire and
refreshment sales will go to Friars Primary School PTFA.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8130


PORRIDGE EXTRAVAGANZA: REGISTER NOW
Saturday 28 November
10am-12pm  at Giraffe, Festival Riverside,  Belvedere Road
Giraffe restaurant on the South Bank is hosting
porridge-making competitions for adults and children in
association with porridge aficionados Rude Health. Whilst
Rude Health roller-skaters hand out complimentary bowls of
their porridge, budding cereal alchemists are invited to
transform a bowl of plain porridge into their own
tantalising breakfast treat and dazzle the eminent porridge
judges with their culinary creativity. Contact Rude Health
at hello@rudehealth.com for an application form for the
children's or adults' competition. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8129

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Receptionist/Admin Assistant, Institute of Optometry
* Fundraising and Partnerships Manager, Borough Music School
* Grants Officer, Lambeth Endowed Charities
* Part time Office Worker, Small Seafood Company
* Contracts Manager, ISO DESIGN BUILD GROUP LTD
* Advice Worker, Waterloo Action Centre

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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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

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

* Incident on the New Kent Road on Sunday afternoon
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119044
* Passport photo for baby in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119042
* Shad Thames Controlled Parking Zone Review
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119009
* New restaurant in Rockingham Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119002
* Website and Logo Designer Wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/118973
* The Britannia - has it been sold to developers?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/118936
* Borough High St partially flooded
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/118876
* Students escorted from LCC premises
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/118875
* Looking to buy 2 bed in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/118849
* Markers in Tooley Street & Druid Street - origin?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/118846
* Old photos of SE1 on Facebook
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/118842
* College Street on the South Bank [Jubilee Gardens]
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/118841
* Gym studio on Tower Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/118777

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 }

* Free Training!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/9/118861
* Wanted: a Borough & Bankside correspondent
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/9/117625

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 }

* Free office space wanted for political underdog
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/118377
* Looking for small retail unit to rent in London Bridge
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/117822
* Is there demand for a local bookkeeping service?
    http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/7/117604
* 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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{ Noticeboard }

Short announcements from local organisations.

HOST HOMES AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES ARE NEEDED!
For a third year running Southwark has been chosen as the
community to host an international Youth Xchange volunteer
programme next summer from May to August 2010.  

A team of twenty-four enthusiastic young volunteers drawn
from Yemen, Morocco, Egypt, Netherlands, Bosnia and the UK
will live and work in Southwark as part of a cross cultural
exchange and will complete over 6000 hours of voluntary
work.  The team will have spent three months living and
volunteering in a community in Egypt before their arrival in
Southwark.  

The Multilateral Youth Xchange is an exciting six-month
exchange programme for 18-25 year olds, run in partnership
by the British Council and VSO.  The programme is designed
to be fully reciprocal and gives young people the
opportunity to really make a difference in a developing
country as well as a UK community.  

UK programme supervisor Geors Richards is currently looking
for host homes for the volunteers during their stay,

"If you have a spare room and would like to be part of this
exciting international cultural experience, please get in
touch.  A financial contribution of 100 per week will be
made towards the cost of taking a pair of volunteers" 

Geors is also looking for volunteering opportunities for the
team next summer,

"If your organisation could use volunteers or you have any
suggestions for voluntary work this young enthusiastic
multicultural team could do to benefit your community during
their stay then please get in touch"

For more information about this exciting multilateral Youth
Xchange programme and opportunities to be involved please
contact UK programme supervisor Geors Richards: 07785 741395
or georgina.richards@vso.org.uk

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