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SE1 Direct 475: Christmas Carols, Slow Food Market & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 475

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Monday 14 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: It's time to fill in your Tax Return! 
* What's on this week
* 8 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
 
* Boris to miss his own carol service at Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4252

* Bicycle Christmas tree appears in Bermondsey Square
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4250

* Borough High Street closed southbound until July 2010
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4247

* Stabbing at Elephant & Castle: man in critical condition
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4249

* Elephant & Castle: Lend Lease deal under scrutiny
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4248

* Blackfriars Road drug and alcohol team to be reorganised
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4246

* Late night licence granted in Borough High Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4245

* Jubilee line weekend closures scheduled till Easter 2010
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4251

* M&S Simply Food to open at St Thomas' Hospital
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4241

* Three audio clips from South Bank chocolate festival
Hear more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/audio/

* Firefighters tackle CO2 incident in Hopton Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4242

* Nightingale nursing school appoints composer-in-residence
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4244

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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'.

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 Ritchie'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


MAYOR OF LONDON'S CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE
Tuesday 15 December
7pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
The theme of the event will be 'Service to Londoners', in
recognition of the work of the police, the fire service,
ambulance and nursing staff, as well as the armed forces -
all of whom will be represented at the service. Tickets are
still available - people wishing to attend should email
carolservice09@london.gov.uk as soon as possible.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8078


BANKSIDE MIX CHRISTMAS MARKET
Wednesday 16 December
10am-3pm  at Bankside Mix,  Canvey Street
Christmas market with handmade jewellery and other unusual
gifts.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8244


CATHEDRAL SING-IN: LUNCHTIME CAROLS
Wednesday 16 December
12.45pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
In the final run up to Christmas local residents and workers
fill the Cathedral to sing a wide selection of carols and
hear the traditional readings as well as carols by the
Thursday Singers all accompanied by a brass band. This is a
relaxed and fun way to really prepare for Christmas. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8093


AN EVENING OF CHEESE AT BOROUGH MARKET
Wednesday 16 December
4pm-8pm  at Jubilee Market, Borough Market; free
Celebrating the fabulous range of cheeses to be found at
Borough Market, Kaseswiss is organising another 'evening of
european cheese'. All the market cheesemongers will be in
the Jubilee Market to talk about, sample, and sell their
cheeses.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8249


RUSH HOUR CONCERT IN WATERLOO
Wednesday 16 December
6pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Mosaic Ensemble performes Beethoven Septet Op.20.
Avoid the rush... 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/8168


RAW CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATE TALK
Wednesday 16 December
7.30pm-8.30pm  at Snowsfields Wellness, 41   Snowsfields; £7
per person (seats limited so book soon on 020 7407 9910)
Indulge over Christmas without any guilt or bad feelings.
Learn what makes raw chocolate the perfect healthful treat
for the festive season. Learn how to make a very delicious
Christmas Chocolate Log and how to make your own raw
chocolate Plus Q&A session. Free goodie bag. Kids welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8236


LUNCHTIME CAROL SERVICE
Thursday 17 December
1.10pm-1.50pm at Christ Church, 27 Blackfriars Road
Carol service with Portcullis Singers and Portcullis Brass
Ensemble.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7177


SING CHRISTMAS AT BANKSIDE MIX
Thursday 17 December
6pm-7pm  at Bankside Mix, Canvey Street; free
Land Securities have teamed up with Sing London to help
raise money for the charity Centrepoint. Song sheets and
Santa hats provided.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8247


A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Thursday 17 December
7pm at Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut; £6 (conc £4)
Actors from the Godot Company bring Dickens's heart-warming
but cautionary novel to life. Booking advisable on 020 7620
2900 or info@calderbookshop.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8191


CAROL SERVICE AT ST GEORGE THE MARTYR
Thursday 17 December
7pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street
Come and sing traditional carols at the parish church in the
heart of the Borough.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8169


CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT AT THE ROSE THEATRE, BANKSIDE
Thursday 17 December
8pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street; £5
Octave return by popular demand. Enjoy carols, mince pies
and mulled wine as supporters of the Rose toast the success
of this year's performances and open days, and look forward
to 2010.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7760


SING CHRISTMAS! AT THE SCOOP
Friday 18 December
6pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
West End Kids to provide an hour of Christmas cheer and
entertainment. One of Londonís leading youth music theatre
groups will be performing music and dance routines plus a
mass choir of 100 children will lead the singing on well
known Christmas songs and traditional carols.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8072


CHRISTMAS SLOW FOOD MARKET ON THE SOUTH BANK
Saturday 19 to Tuesday 22 December
11am-8pm (closes 6pm Sun) at Southbank Centre Square,
Belvedere Road; free
The perfect place to buy all your Christmas fare with the
knowledge that it is has been carefully produced from known
and sustainable sources. 40 specially selected traders will
sell from stalls on Southbank Centre Square, or visit the
Demo Tent for tips on Christmas menus, including cooking for
a crowd, vegetarian options, mulled wine and Caribbean
Christmas desserts.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7344


VOICELAB'S CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Sunday 20 December
10am (rehearsal) 1.30pm (performance)  at Clore Ballroom,
Royal Festival Hall,  Belvedere Road; free
Members from Southbank Centre's vocal initiative Voicelab
get into the festive spirit and fill the halls with
Christmas songs. Join them in the morning to learn the
carols, then perform to friends and family in the afternoon.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8204


THE LONDON GAY MEN'S CHORUS FESTIVE SHOW-STOPPER
Sunday 20 December
6pm at Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall,  Belvedere Road;
free
Come and join in the merriment as the Chorus sing both
Christmas favourites and extracts from their show
Singderella.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8207


CHRISTINGLE AND CAROL SERVICE IN BERMONDSEY
Sunday 20 December
6pm at St Anne's,  Thorburn Square
Christingle and Carol Service followed by refreshments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8170


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 20 December
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
First of the two popular Southwark Carol Services with
carols sung by the boys, girls and men of the Cathedral
Choir in candlelight. This year the readings are taken from
St Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus and will be
interspersed with congregational and choir carols. The
service is repeated on Tuesday.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8030


CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Sunday 20 December
6.30pm at St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey Street
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8097

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Part Time Office Assistant, John Smart Architects
* Beauty therapist, Siobhan Davies Studios Therapies
* After-School Club Playworker, Johanna Primary School
* Carer/General Helper, Private individual
* Production Organiser, Art2print Project (A2P)
* Book keeper, Managed Living Partnerships
* Admin Assistant, HomeJane Ltd 
* 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

* Lavington Street closed off by police on Sunday night
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120230
* Looking for glass cutter in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120212
* Where to buy a Christmas Wreath
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120206
* Plumber/ gas fitter needed
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120202
* Where can I buy a Christmas tree?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120191
* Carpet cleaning fiasco
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120173
* 168 bus route to Tesco Old Kent Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/2/120170
* London 2010
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120164
* Controversial post
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120155
* Christmas window stickers
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120126
* Closure Of Borough High Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120088
* Carpenter to fit wardrobes
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120079
* Early life in Bermondsey
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120078

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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