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SE1 Direct 472: Give and Take Day; Climate Hearing & Christmas fairs
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 472

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

Monday 23 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
* 9 local job vacancies this week
* 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
* Noticeboard: Bankside Open Spaces Trust needs trustees

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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

* Tower Bridge visitors still forced to climb stairs
  six months after lift plunge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4212

* Elephant & Castle: is housing & leisure under threat?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4211

* New look for Great Suffolk Street shopping parade
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4210

* Bermondsey Street railway tunnel gets £500,000 facelift
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4209

* John Harvard Library reopens after £1.4 million revamp
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4202

* Cologne Christmas Market returns to the South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4214

* Bermondsey man jailed for rape
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4213

* WHSmith comes to Bankside but NatWest axes branch plan
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4207

* LSBU honours David Lan and Camila Batmanghelidjh
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4206

* "Overbearing" 10-storey block in Tanner Street rejected
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4205

* Avon Place in Borough sealed off due to falling masonry
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4204

* Pics: John Mortimer memorial service @ Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4203

* Award for Bermondsey firefighter who tackled Windsor blaze
Read morwe at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4201

* Pilates: it's all in the spine
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4200

* The Bill's Trudie Goodwin opens Guy's osteoporosis unit
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4199

* Community wardens: 27 alcohol seizures in Flat Iron Square
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4215

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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'.

THE MYSTERIES PILGRIMAGE GUIDED WALK
Monday 23 November
Meet 5.30pm at 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. The walk
will end with a short vigil held at the gates of Crossbones
Graveyard, where Constable (aka John Crow) received his
vision of The Goose Spirit 13 years ago this very night.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8033


JAPANESE WHISKY TASTING
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


DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS TO TACKLE WORKLESSNESS
Wednesday 25 November
9.45am-4.30pm  at Southwark Salvation Army, 1 Princess
Street; free
Is your organisation helping people achieve their
aspirations for work, as well as becoming useful citizens?
Book your place with
sylvia.wachuku-king@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7982


CAROL CONCERT WITH BRITISH SCHOOL OF OSTEOPATHY
Wednesday 25 November
6.30pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street
Carol concert in aid of the British School of Osteopathy
(BSO)'s community outreach clinics, which provide free
osteopathy to groups of the local community who might not
otherwise be able to access it.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8140


WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP AGM
Wednesday 25 November
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Annual general meeting of the group that monitors
development in the Waterloo area. Presentations and
discussions on the Mayor of London and Lambeth Council's new
planning policies and what they mean for Waterloo.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5735


BACK HEALTH WITH OSTEOPATH SERENA PATEL
Wednesday 25 November
7.30pm-8.30pm  at Snowsfields Wellness, 41   Snowsfields; £5
Learn about the importance of a healthy, strong and supple
back.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8070


SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE INSIGHTS: PLAYS IN TRANSLATION
Wednesday 25 November
7.45pm at Southwark Playhouse,  Shipwright Yard; free
Third 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/8066


LONDON CLIMATE HEARING AT CITY HALL: READING BY BEN OKRI
Thursday 26 November
6.30pm at City Hall,  The Queen's Walk
London is one of the most influential cities in the world -
but is it doing enough to tackle climate change that is
already affecting its residents as well as people all over
the world? This question, and more, will be addressed at
London's first climate hearing. Hosted by Oxfam and the
London Assembly Environment Committee, the event will bring
together Londoners, business and politicians for an evening
that will include discussions, theatre performance and a
reading from Booker Prize winning author Ben Okri. The
90-minute hearing will feature testimonies from Londoners
whose families around the globe are facing the harsh
consequences of climate change.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8147


THE LOVE RECYCLING ROADSHOW IN OLD KENT ROAD
Friday 27 November
10am-3pm  at Tesco Old Kent Road,  Old Kent Road; free
Learn how to love recycling in Southwark. Stop by and chat
to the friendly recycling team who will be outside Tesco
Southwark. Have all your recycling questions answered and
pick up some free recycling goodies at the same time.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8117


CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE AND SALE AT LONDON GLASSBLOWING
Friday 27 November to Friday 4 December
11am-5pm daily (till 9.30pm on 3 & 4 Dec) at London
Glassblowing, 62-66 Bermondsey Street
London Glassblowing's sale will be an exhilarating and
affordable alternative to the often frustrating Christmas
shopping experience, with an extraordinary display of
individual gifts, many at affordable prices. Free admission,
nearby parking, continuous demonstrations, mince pies and
mulled wine and a warm welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8112


NEARLY NEW SALE
Saturday 28 November
10am-1pm  at Friars Primary School,  Webber Street; entrance
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. 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


ARCHITECTURAL FREAKS AND FANTASIES BIKE RIDE
Saturday 28 November
10.30am for 10.45am start by Amano cafe at Potters Fields
Park,  Tooley Street; free
This month's architecture ride will be seeking out buildings
that can't be pigeonholed in one architectural style or
another, buildings where architectural imagination ran away
with itself. So expect the tasteless, the bizarre, the
eccentric, the curious!.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8144


FREE GIVE AND TAKE DAY
Saturday 28 November
11am-3pm at Beormund Community Centre, 177 Abbey Street;
free
With the festive season approaching it's a great time for a
clear out! If you've got unwanted presents, old electrical
goods, furniture, clothing or other items that are in good
condition but which you no longer want, beat the credit
crunch; swap them for something you need.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8115


CHRISTMAS MARKET IN AID OF FRIENDS OF SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Saturday 28 November
12pm-5.30pm  at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Annual event organised by the Friends of Southwark
Cathedral. Lancelotís Link is decorated beautifully,
Christmas music is played and home-made mulled wine served
to make your purchasing experience one that is not to be
missed. The range of stalls promises to be the best ever,
from glorious hand-turned wooden bowls, delicious home-made
jams and preserves to sparkling silverware and sumptuous
rugs and cushions.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8020


CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT ST GEORGE'S RC CATHEDRAL
Saturday 28 November
1pm-4pm  at Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road
The cathedral's popular Christmas Fayre will take place this
year in the newly refurbished Amigo Hall. There will be fun
and games for all the family and all the usual favourites:
tombola, toy stall, books, cakes, Father Christmas's grotto
and many other stalls. The cathedral would welcome donations
of toys, new toiletries, china, glass, books, CDs, DVDs &
bottles for the tombola (no jumble, electrical goods or old
clothes).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7949


CHRISTMAS FAIR IN THORBURN SQUARE
Saturday 28 November
2pm-4pm  at St Anne's Church Hall,  Thorburn Square
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7871


ADVENT CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 29 November
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Advent Carols Procession by candlelight service to mark the
first day of Advent.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8012


BANKSIDE RESIDENTS' FORUM AGM
Monday 30 November
6.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street
Annual general meeting of the group that represents the
interests of people living in Bankside. Plus presentations
on Bankside Urban Forest and the future of Bankside, Borough
& London Bridge.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7926


'ANDRZEJKI' WITH ANDRZEJ KRAUZE: ST ANDREW'S DAY
Monday 30 November
7pm at The Crypt, St George the Martyr,  Borough High
Street; £5
A rare exhibition of work by Polish artist Andrzej Krauze
(cartoonist for The Guardian and New York Times amongst
others), and a celebration of Andrzejki (St. Andrew's Day);
a traditional night of festivity in Polish culture,
featuring wine tasting, fortune reading and music from blues
singer Leszek Alexander and jazz standards by Dominika
Zachman. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8145

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* The Tartuffe and The Trial at Southwark Playhouse
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4208

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Grants Officer, Lambeth Endowed Charities
* V-Led Good Practice Officer, Volunteer Centre Southwark
* Part time Office Worker, Small Seafood Company
* Communication and Discussion Skills Facilitator
* Contracts Manager, ISO DESIGN BUILD GROUP LTD
* Receptionist/Admin Assistant, Institute of Optometry
* Active Citizens Hub Manager, Volunteer Centre Southwark
* Carer/General Helper
* Senior Concierge, Strata SE1

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

* Vinopolis "eyes expansion"???
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119328
* Bathroom tap and plumber needed!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119327
* Old Maps of SE1/SE16
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119302
* Upholsterer
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119261
* Tooley Street road works - when will they end?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119212
* Fir cones - any idea where to collect them?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119198
* Removal of railings in London Rd/St Georges Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119136
* Decently Priced BYO  in SE1 Area?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119132
* How can YOU improve SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119131
* Does anyone know of a good cleaner in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119107
* Local "freelance" Virgin Media/NTL engineer
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119097
* Building on corner of Bermondsey St/Long Lane
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119068

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 }

* Cleaner required Bermondsey Street 1-2 hours daily
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/119106
* IT Network Engineer wanted for local business
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/119282
* 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
 
Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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{ Noticeboard }

Short announcements from local organisations.

BANKSIDE OPEN SPACES TRUST NEEDS NEW TRUSTEES. 
 
Trustees are mature individuals, with strong leadership
skills, and a high level of commitment to the aims and
values of the organisation. Trustees take overall
responsibility for supporting organisational development,
future strategy, agreeing targets, finance, and delivery of
parks and open spaces objectives. Some trustees provide
mentoring support to staff and Bankside Open Spaces Trust
(BOST) aims to have a trustee on each parks Steering Group. 
 
BOST is a small lively charity that works for community
cohesion around parks, gardens, and open spaces in the built
up area of SE1.
 
BOST particularly needs a treasurer, a young people's
representative, and trustees with a good understanding of
the local area. 
 
If you might be interested, please email Helen@bost.org.uk,
to arrange an initial chat, and to find out how to take this
forwards. We need final nominations by 30th November 2009
for election at our AGM on 10 December.

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