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SE1 Direct 474: Chocolate Festival, Tate Modern flea market & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 474

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Monday 7 December 2009                        ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Alexander Technique at South Bank Alexander Centre
* What's on this week
* December 2009 issue of 'in SE1'
* 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

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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

* New gateways to Bermondsey's Paterson Park unveiled
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4239

* Elephant Lend Lease deal 'excellent value for money'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4227

* Calls for greater transparency over Elephant deal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4230

* Residents to grow fruit and veg at Southwark tube station
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4233

* Endless 'Forest' appears in Waterloo's Emma Cons Gardens
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4235

* Archbishop of Southwark Kevin McDonald resigns 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4234

* Trinity St & Great Dover St junction works unveiled
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4232

* Elizabethan shoe from Bankside's Rose Theatre goes on show
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4240

* Larnaca Works development gets 4 million Government cash
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4231

* John Harvard Library is "stunning exemplar" says minister
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4229

* Alexandra Burke joins Southwark kids at Potters Fields
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4228

* Sir Terry Wogan to raise Tower Bridge next Monday
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4226

* Simon Hughes opens new Glass & Glazing Federation HQ
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4238

* Better Bankside appeal launched at cathedral tree lighting
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4237

* Minister visits Remploy's new Union Street branch
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4236

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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'.


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


CHRISTMAS CHEER AT POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Tuesday 8 December
5pm-6pm at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street
Join Team London Bridge and the local business community at
Potters Fields Park for carols, festive fun and hot
chocolate. Join the crowd next to the Christmas tree,
towards the corner of the park beside Tower Bridge.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8089


SOUTHWARK CONSERVATIVES FAMILY CHRISTMAS AT SHORTWAVE
Tuesday 8 December
6.30pm-9pm  at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square; 20 
Maria Miller MP, shadow minister for families, is guest
speaker at Southwark Conservatives' Christmas event. There
will also be a raffle of goodies and an auction of a bottle
of champagne signed by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8243


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL: FOCUS ON YOUNG PEOPLE
Tuesday 8 December
7pm at City of London Academy, 240 Lynton Road
Meeting for Riverside, Grange & South Bermondsey wards. This
meeting has a focus on young people in Bermondsey. The
meeting will feature:
* Introduction of the new Bermondsey Youth Community Council
members
* Children & Young People's Plan presentation by Cllr Lisa
Rajan
* Film of young people voicing views on the local area
* Launch of Cleaner Greener Safer programme Preceded by a
drop-in community safety surgery from 6.30pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/6995


NHS SOUTHWARK PUBLIC MEETING ON DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICES
Tuesday 8 December
7pm at Bankside House, 24 Sumner Street
NHS Southwark is carrying out a consultation on proposed
changes to the delivery of drug and alcohol services in the
borough. The plan involves basing SLaM's clinical staff from
both Community Drug and Alcohol Teams (CDAT) in one site
rather than the current two (the preferred site option being
CDAT at Blackfriars Road with the remainder of the SLaM
Specialist Teams being based at Marina House).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8245


FROM MINSTER TO MORLEY: MUSIC, MUSICIANS AND MUSIC MAKING IN
SOUTHWARK AND LAMBETH
Tuesday 8 December
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; 1
Annual General Meeting and presidential lecture by Len
Reilly (archive manager, Lambeth Council). Southwark and
Lambeth Archaeological Society.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7515


CHEER IN THE GARDEN AT MELIOR STREET
Wednesday 9 December
5pm-6pm  at Melior Street Gardens; free
Join Team London Bridge, Snowsfields Primary and the local
business community in Melior Street Gardens for carols,
festive fun and hot chocolate.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8090


FESTIVE SHOPPING EVENING AT THE GARDEN MUSEUM
Wednesday 9 December
5pm-9.30pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; free
Shoppers will be free to browse the Museum's extensive
collection of garden-inspired gifts while sipping on a glass
of mulled wine. All purchases on the night will receive a 20
per cent discount at the till. There will be an opportunity
to enjoy dinner cooked by resident chef Skye Bond in the
Garden Cafe (dinner must be pre-booked) and a rare chance to
view the Museum's latest exhibition, The Good Life: 100
Years of Grow Your Own, for free.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8157


BFI FILM QUIZ
Wednesday 9 December
7pm; 1 per person, maximum 6 people per team  at Film Cafe,
BFI IMAX,  Charlie Chaplin Walk
Monthly quiz. Prizes include DVDs, books and cinema tickets.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8231


A CONCERT FOR WINTER AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
Thursday 10 December
1pm at Shakespeare's Globe, New Globe Walk; free; booking
essential
Everyone is invited to A Concert for Winter, which is
Shakespeare's Globe's annual celebration of the Southwark
community through song and music. School and community
groups have been invited to perform songs and music on the
Globe stage. To reserve a ticket email
communitytickets@shakespearesglobe.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7745


BANKSIDE OPEN SPACES TRUST AGM
Thursday 10 December
From 6pm at Ability Media Centre, 56 Southwark Bridge Road
Bankside Open Spaces Trust invites you to its 2009
celebration and Annual General Meeting. This year the event
will be all about BOST's volunteering work. A supervised
quiet craft table will be available for younger volunteers,
or children of volunteers who would like to attend
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8114


COMMUNITY CINEMA: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
Thursday 10 December
5.30pm-6.30pm  at Keyworth Centre,  Keyworth Street; free;
RSVP brooksv@lsbu.ac.uk
The Community Cinema at London South Bank University will be
screening a selection of short films on human rights issues
hosted by Julianna Waithe from ChangeMedia.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8241


RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Thursday 10 December
6pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
SbS Cello Ensemble. 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/8167


SOUTH BANK FORUM
Thursday 10 December
7pm-9pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street
Quarterly meeting for South Bank residents convened by Kate
Hoey and Simon Hughes. The National Theatre is planning
interesting changes to its building over the next ten years.
Enjoy an insight into the proposals, which will include a
new entrance, riverside cafe and education space. We all
need to use less and recycle more. Representatives from
Lambeth and Southwark share their top tips for Christmas
recycling and give an overview of local services, including
waste collection. Shop local! Find out about special
Christmas shopping events, discounts, deals and new outlets
in the area which will make shopping a festive treat. Stay
safe and aware this Christmas. Meet your local fire station
manager who will be offering information on free home fire
safety visits and fire alarms for residents.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/5857


CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL ON THE SOUTH BANK
Friday 11 to Sunday 13 December
10am-8pm (Sun 6pm) at Southbank Centre Square,  Belvedere
Road; free
The Chocolate Festival returns to Southbank Centre just in
time for Christmas shopping with even more chocolatiers,
Christmas gift ideas and demonstrations.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7343


BAD SANTA AT SHORTWAVE IN BERMONDSEY SQUARE
Friday 11 December
10.30pm at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square; 5 on the
night - first come, first served
Sasquatch Cinema is a monthly film night showing an eclectic
range of cult classics and rarities you may not have seen
before. The next film is a late night screening of 'Bad
Santa' staring Billy Bob Thornton. The traditional Christmas
tale will never be the same with the cleverly twisted,
merrily irreverent story of a Santa so bad he's wickedly
funny.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8235


ROB PRUITT'S FLEA MARKET: TATE MODERN LIVE
Saturday 12 December
11am-10pm  at Turbine Hall Bridge, Tate Modern,  Bankside;
free
Tate Modern has worked with New York-based artist Rob Pruitt
to restage a flea market event he originally hosted in New
York in the late 1990s. This time round, Pruitt has worked
with a new selection of London-based artists, plus some of
the original participants, to set up market stalls selling
an array of items including artists editions, photographs,
Christmas cards, artist mixtapes, fashion, fruitcakes and
stockings all by favourite artists and other surprise
guests.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8124


CRISIS CAROL SERVICE
Saturday 12 December
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Readings and performances by Crisis members and supporters.
The singing will once again be led by the Thames
Philharmonic Choir. The service will be followed by mince
pies and wine in the Cathedral. Tickets are free but please
register to secure your place.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7980


BERMONDSEY'S BLITZ WALK
Sunday 13 December
11am at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; 6
Guided walk around Bermondsey with Neil Bright highlighting
the remaining traces of the Blitz, from bomb damage to air
raid shelters. Meet near south churchyard entrance. Length
of walk 3.5 to 4 hours.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8221


CAROL SERVICE IN WATERLOO
Sunday 13 December
5pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
Christmas Carols with the Parish of Waterloo followed by
mince pies and mulled wine.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8177


LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 14 December
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free
Guy Richie's 1998 comedy thriller. Look out for scenes
filmed in Park Street, Borough Market. 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 door.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8058

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{ December 2009 issue of 'in SE1' }

The latest edition of our printed what's on guide is out
now. Pick up a copy from locations across the area, or grab
the PDF version at http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Part Time Office Assistant, John Smart Architects
* Production Organiser, Art2print Project (A2P)
* Admin Assistant, HomeJane
* 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

* Fire engines in Hopton Street on Sunday
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119946
* Devon Mansions - Estate Parking..Help!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119942
* Builder recommendation?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119887
* Swimming at Seven Islands pool (or not as the case may be)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119865
* Halls for hire - suggestions wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119861
* Good Thai food
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119854
* Cyclists trying to steal mobile phones - Warning!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119844
* Bangkok Kitchen - new eatery on Union Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119799
* Larnaca Works development
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119789
* Podiatrist?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119788
* Lonely Soprano looking for Lute Player
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119770
* Looking for an accompanist (pianist)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/2/119769
* 35mm photo processing and printing - any recommendations
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119715
* New Years in SE1 - Ideas Please!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119693
* NHS dentist
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/119685

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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