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SE1 Direct 473: Alexandra Burke, Bermondsey shopping & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 473

About this email newsletter: http://www.SE1direct.co.uk
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Monday 30 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
* 7 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: Run the London Marathon 2010!

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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

* London's only depiction of mop & bucket in religious art?
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/4224

* Defeat of 'Hitler's secret weapon': HMS Belfast event
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4223

* Hundreds flock to reopened John Harvard Library
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4222

* C10 is second most complained about bus route in London
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4221

* 3-year-old boy stabbed to death in Lynton Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4220

* Oyster pay as you go now available on Thames Clippers
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4219

* E&C Shopping Centre redevelopment delayed indefinitely
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4218

* Could Elephant be new South Bank? asks culture conference
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4217

* Jubilee Line Extension & Southwark Station 10 years on
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4216

* "No more socks!" - Southwark Circle's practical gifts
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4225

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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'.


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


'ANDRZEJKI' WITH ANDRZEJ KRAUZE
Monday 30 November
7pm at St George the Martyr crypt, Borough High Street; £5
Nowy Czas/Arteria present an exhibition of drawings and talk
with Andrzej Krauze. 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


QUALITY STREET CAROLEOKE WITH ALEXANDRA BURKE
Tuesday 1 December
11am at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
The countdown to Christmas kicks off with Alexandra Burke
and swarms of Londoners singing along to top Christmas hits. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8216


RENT: FREE MOVIE SCREENING FOR WORLD AIDS DAY
Tuesday 1 December
5.45pm-8pm  at Keyworth Centre,  Keyworth Street; free; RSVP
brooksv@lsbu.ac.uk
World AIDS Day screening of Rent plus Q&A with LEAT (London
Ecumenical Aids Trust). Rent is based on Jonathan Larson's
Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8194


CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT COTTONS ATRIUM LONDON BRIDGE
Wednesday 2 December
11am-3pm  at Cottons Atrium,  Tooley Street
CIBC is organising a Christmas fayre. Gifts will include
jewellery, children's toys, books, cakes and chocolates,
fine teas and treats. Proceeds will go to the Children's
Heart Federation and the Honeypot Charities.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8217


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE JOBS FAIR
Wednesday 2 December
3pm-8pm  at Rockingham Community Centre,  Falmouth Road
Developers and construction firms building exciting projects
such as the Shard of Glass, Tate Modern extension,
Thameslink Programme, and Neo Bankside will be bringing a
minimum of 15 new job opportunities exclusively to this
event for local residents.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8172


BETTER BANKSIDE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Wednesday 2 December
5.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Everyone is welcome at the annual Better Bankside Christmas
Service at Southwark Cathedral. Music by Merbecke Singers
and jazz band The Dixie Ticklers.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8108


LAUNCH OF LOCAL BLOGGER EMILY BENET'S SHOP GIRL DIARIES BOOK
Wednesday 2 December
7pm at Fashion & Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street; RSVP
emily@emilybenet.com
Emily Benet's popular blog inspired by the comings and
goings at her mum's chandelier shop on Tower Bridge Road has
now been turned into a book. Come and buy a signed copy and
have a drink to celebrate the launch of Shop Girl Diaries.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8220


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 2 December
7pm at Rockingham Community Centre,  Falmouth Road
Meeting for Cathedrals and Chaucer wards. Themed meeting on
employment following on from the Borough & Bankside Jobs
Fair. Find out about the council's employment strategy and
join a panel discussion about the challenges and
opportunities for helping local people to find jobs. Plus an
update from the local Safer Neighbourhoods Teams and the
launch of this year's Cleaner Greener Safer funding round.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7003


DICKENS AND DISEASE: FREE LECTURE ON VICTORIAN PUBLIC HEALTH
Wednesday 2 December
6pm-7pm at Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1
Lambeth High Street; free
Dr Tony Williams will discuss public health and the plight
of the poor in the 1800s, so vividly portrayed in the novels
and journalism of Charles Dickens. Email museum@rpsgb.org to
book a place.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7526


BREAKING ROCKS: FREE FILM SCREENING AT SHORTWAVE
Wednesday 2 December
7pm at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square; free
Screening followed by a Q&A with director Alan Miles, plus a
live performance from Jail Guitar Doors graduates -
Bermondsey boy Jonny Neesom and Leon Walker. Breaking Rocks
is an inspiring documentary telling the story of Jail Guitar
Doors, the initiative set up by Billy Bragg to provide
instruments to those using music as a means of achieving the
rehabilitation of prison inmates.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8218


ONCE UPON A TIME: PANTOMIME IN BERMONDSEY
Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 December
Wed-Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm at St Anne's Church Hall,
Thorburn Square; £8 (conc £6) from 020 8690 4925
Annual pantomime by local drama group The Quay Players.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8009


CHRISTMAS MARKET
Thursday 3 December
11am-3pm  at St Thomas' Hospital,  Westminster Bridge Road
The Friends of St Thomas' Hospital Christmas Market will
have a wide range of stalls including cakes and home
produce, books, jewellery & cosmetics, toys, linens and
gifts. The raffle will be drawn at 3pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8151


CHRISTMAS IN WATERLOO
Thursday 3 December
5pm-7pm  at Emma Cons Gardens,  The Cut; free
Celebrate Christmas in Waterloo with festive fun, food,
drink, market stalls and entertainment.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8071


RUSH HOUR CONCERT IN WATERLOO
Thursday 3 December
6pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Baldaccio String Quartet. Enjoy a glass of wine and some
great music performed by alumni of Southbank Sinfonia -
Britain's brightest young stars!
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8166


SANTAS ON THE RUN CHARITY EVENT ON THE SOUTH BANK
Thursday 3 December
6.30pm at Bernie Spain Gardens,  Upper Ground
The route is two loops from the Oxo Tower down to the
National Theatre and back again. It costs £10 to enter and
for this you get a Santa suit, goody bag and a medal.
In aid of Children's Hospices UK.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8021


BERMONDSEY STREET CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FESTIVAL
Thursday 3 to Friday 4 December
6.30pm-9.30pm at Bermondsey Street and Bermondsey Square 
Two glittering evenings of Christmas shopping discounts and
special events in Bermondsey Street.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8128


FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVENT AT RED CROSS GARDEN
Friday 4 December
3.30pm-5pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Listen to stories, sing carols, watch a magician, herbal
demonstration or make Christmas decorations and lavender
bags. For more information please call 020 7403 3393 or
email info@bost.org.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8142


DESIGN OVERTIME: SPARKLE THE DARK UP AT THE DESIGN MUEUM
Friday 4 December
6pm-10pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; £5 in advance;
£8.50 on the door
Late night opening. The winter warmer wonderland returns
with glittering glamour at the start of the festive period.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7931


SAFER SOUTHWARK SUPER CHRISTMAS ROADSHOW
Saturday 5 December
1pm-6.30pm  at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre,  Elephant
and Castle; free
A year on from Safer Southwark's very first road show, join
an interactive debate on violent crime and safety. Loads of
information and freebies will be on offer.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8152


FAMILY WORKSHOP WITH MASANORI HANDA
Saturday 5 December
2pm-4pm  at Turbine Hall Bridge, Tate Modern, Bankside; free
Explore the spaces in and around Tate Modern in unexpected
ways with young Japanese artist Masanori Handa in this fun
family workshop.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8126


FAMILY CAROL SERVICE AT THE BOROUGH WELSH CHAPEL
Sunday 6 December
11am at Welsh Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road; free
Bilingual carol service followed by Christmas lunch (£10)
Followed by opening of the refurbished Lower Hall with Simon
Hughes MP.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8088


MORLEY WINTER FAIR AT MORLEY COLLEGE
Sunday 6 December
11am-4pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; free
A chance to purchase handmade original work from Morley
College's talented Arts and Crafts community. Plus cake
stall, bric-a-brac, mince pies and mulled wine provided by
The Friends of Morley, free family workshops and music by
Morley musicians.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8007


MAYOR OF LONDON'S CONSULTATION ROADSHOW
Monday 7 December
8.30am-6pm at City Hall,  The Queen's Walk; free
Find out more about what the Mayor’s Transport Strategy
means for you. You can also find out about The Mayor's
London Plan and The Mayor's Economic Development Strategy.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8079

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{ Local job vacancies }

* 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

* Ticino bakery - where to buy the bread?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119627
* Spurgeon's Tabernacle, Elephant & Castle
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119616
* Integrated kitchen appliances
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119524
* Leaf blowers
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119508
* Memories of old Waterloo Library
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119491
* Faulty street lights
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119468
* SE1 Indian Takeaways
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119443
* Court dock to be 'sensitively' glazed
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119442
* Yoga in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119398
* What colour should the Elephant Shopping Centre be?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119383
* Lost cat in Shad Thames -- please help
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119376

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 }

* Desks for two or small office in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/119580
* 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
 
Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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{ Noticeboard }

Short announcements from local organisations.

Run the London Marathon 2010! 
 
WPF Therapy has guaranteed places in the Virgin London
Marathon 2010.

We provide a safe place to talk for those who need it most.
Will you run so others can talk? 

To register for one of our Golden Bond marathon places,
please contact Sarah Buck on 020 7378 2022 or
sarah.buck@wpf.org.uk  

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