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SE1 Direct 483: Valentine's Day events in SE1
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 483

About this email newsletter: http://www.SE1direct.co.uk
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Monday 8 February 2010                        ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Meetings & Conferences at the Union Jack Club
* What's on this week
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* 2 local job vacancies this week
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside
* Noticeboard: Learn to swim for free

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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

* TfL boss to experience C10 bus overcrowding for himself
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4332

* Man pushed onto the tracks at London Bridge Station
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4331

* "Monolithic and overbearing" 17-storey tower rejected
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4330

* Hundreds of DVDs stolen from John Harvard Library
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4329

* Royal Court Theatre to stage season of plays at Elephant
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4326

* Plans for supermarket and apart-hotel in Lower Marsh
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4325

* Zimbabwe photographic exhibition at Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4336

* Simon Hughes: Government 'foolish' to block housing bill
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4328

* Developer swaps offices for student homes in Waterloo Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4327

* New artists' studio complex in Crimscott Street Bermondsey
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4334

* Osteopathy for homeless people gets Government cash boost
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4324

* 26 bags of clothing shipped to Haiti by SE1 hospital staff
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4323

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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'.

WE ARE THE LAMBETH BOYS BY SE1 UNITED: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 8 February
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free
A group of young people from SE1 United made a short film
which compared life as it was in the fifties and life as it
is now for young people in Lambeth. This screening will be
supported by a discussion as well as footage of Karen
Reisz's 1959 film We are the Lambeth Boys which inspired the
film. 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/8327


NAPPUCCINO - LEARN ABOUT REAL NAPPIES IN BERMONDSEY
Tuesday 9 February
10am-11am  at Kintore Way Children's Centre, 97-102 Grange
Road; free
Southwark Council and Veolia Environmental Services are
inviting parents and carers to a free Nappuccino event which
highlights the benefits of real nappies. A local nappy
advisor will be on hand to introduce a wide range of real
nappies, as well as answering any questions. The session is
also a great way to meet other local parents.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8395


RAISING ARIZONA: SASQUATCH CINEMA AT SHORTWAVE
Tuesday 9 February
8pm at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square; 5 on the
door
Sasquatch Cinema is a monthly film group screening an
eclectic range of films. Including cult classics and
rarities, you may come across a film you missed or want to
see again. Raising Arizona is a classic early Cohen Brothers
film featuring Nicholas Cage and Holly Hunter as an
ex-robber and ex-cop family with one thing missing... a
baby. When they decide to steal one of a millionaire's
quintuplets, they realise that parenthood can be a very
rough ride. Meet early at the Shortwave bar and you can take
your drinks through to the audtorium. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8526


THE ELEPHANT ENTERTAINS: LECTURE BY RICHARD NORMAN
Tuesday 9 February
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; 1
Lecture by Richard Norman on the history of entertainment at
the Elephant & Castle. Southwark & Lambeth Archaelogical
Society.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7517


LOW-COST PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS IN AID OF HAITI APPEAL
Wednesday 10 February
No 1 Studio Training, Maltings Place, 169 Tower Bridge Road
New local instruction-only gym No 1 Studio Training will be
raising money for the Red Cross's Haiti earthquake fund on
Wednesday. Ben Camara and Harry Thomas will be offering
30-minute personal training sessions all day in return for a
15 donation. "Its great that we have space and ability to
raise money for Haiti," says Harry Thomas. "What's happened
there is terrible and I'm pleased we can do our bit!"
To book a session call Harry or Ben on 020 7403 6660.
Website: http://www.no1studiotraining.co.uk


AESCHYLUS' THE PERSIANS - KCL GREEK PLAY IN LONDON BRIDGE
Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 February
7pm (Wed & Fri also 2.30pm) at Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston
Street
The Persians (Persae) is the only surviving Greek tragedy
that treats a non-mythological subject. It was first
performed in 472 BC, barely seven years after the final
defeat of the Persians, and is a representation of suffering
that remains relevant to this day. The King's College Greek
Play has been an annual tradition since 1953. What
distinguishes this event is that the KCL Greek play is the
only production in the country to be performed every year in
the original Greek with English surtitles.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8490


FALLING DOWN WITH LAUGHTER - IN AID OF HAITI
Wednesday 10 February
8.30pm at Belushi's, 161 Borough High Street; 3 donation
(minimum) to Unicef Haiti Fund
Three works-in-progress from Alexis Dubus, Leisa Rea (Adams
& Rea) and Catriona Knox (The Boom Jennies). In aid of
Unicef Haiti fund.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8527


COFFEE MORNING AT EAST STREET LIBRARY
Thursday 11 February
10.30am-11.30am at East Street Library, 168-179 Old Kent
Road; free
Come and meet the staff of your local library. Refreshments
provided.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8449


LUNCHTIME RECITAL IN THE BOROUGH
Thursday 11 February
1pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Soprano Jenny Stafford gives the latest lunchtime recital in
the new series recently established at St George the Martyr
in Borough. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8539


WATERLOO LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
Thursday 11 February
6.30pm-8pm  at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
The book group at Waterloo Library meets on the second
Thursday of each month. The library buys fifteen copies of
each title chosen. The titles range from contemporary
bestsellers, to award-winners and the occasional classic.
New members always welcome. Attending the group is free but
there is a small charge for refreshments (wine and crisps)
for those who want them. The group has recently discussed
The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Confederacy of Dunces by John
Kennedy Toole and After Dark by Haruki Murakami. This month
the group is discussing The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi,
who attended SE1's Notre Dame RC School. Contact librarian
Stephen Males on 020 7926 8751 for further details.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8419


JACK GALE: A-TO-Z-OMANCY: THE GAME OF CHANCE AND THE
SPEAKING OF THE LANDSCAPE
Thursday 11 February
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; 2.50 (conc 1.50)
Jack Gale discuses how shamanism, Chaos Magic and Earth
Mysteries take tea together with the A to Z. A South East
London Folklore Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8497


BOOK GROUP AT JOHN HARVARD LIBRARY
Friday 12 February
1pm-2pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
The John Harvard Library Book Group will be discussing
Tender is The Night by F Scott Fitzgerald. Coffee and tea
will be provided. To pick up a copy of the book or find out
more about the group email eugenia.atta@southwark.gov.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8417


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, AND OTHER LOVERS OF THE ROSE
Saturday 13 February
8pm at Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street; 10
For adults and children aged 14+. Acclaimed performance
storyteller Ben Haggarty and musician-composer Sherry
Robinson make a sortie into the unfathomable mysteries of
the heart to ask 'do we choose love, or does love choose
us?'
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8408


LAUGHTER LOUNGE: VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL AT VINOPOLIS
Saturday 13 February
8pm at Vinopolis, 1 Bank End; 12 in advance, 15 on door
Markus Birdman, Michael Legge, Quincy and Karen Bayley (MC).
New 'Comedy and Curry' menu will be available.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8476


FAREWELL TO BISHOP OF SOUTHWARK TOM BUTLER: CHORAL EUCHARIST
Sunday 14 February
11am at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Rt Revd Tom Butler's farewell Eucharist for the Cathedral
community as he prepares to retire as Bishop of Southwark.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8323


SILENT DISCO IN THE SCOOP AT MORE LONDON
Sunday 14 February
12pm-2pm  at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free; 5
deposit for headphones
As part of Youth Dance England's "I Love to Dance" campaign
there will be a free silent disco in The Scoop at More
London. I Love to Dance will come to life as hundreds of
young people and special guests from the dance world don
wireless headphones and dance the hours away to the sound of
music played by two guest DJs from silent disco specialists,
SilentArena. Young lovers of dance are encouraged to arrive
early as space is limited to 500 people. There will be a 5
deposit required for headphones.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8524


SIR HANS SLOANE: THE ODYSSEY OF CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP
Sunday 14 February
2pm at Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret, 9a St
Thomas Street
Did you know that chocolate was once used as a currency?
That one of most famous Britain's physician discovered and
imported chocolate? Give yourself a bittersweet treat, come
and join a workshop and a talk on chocolate and its
properties in the atmospheric garret. The Old Operating
Theatre is celebrating the 350th anniversary of the birth of
Sir Hans Sloane, an entrepreneur, physician, philanthropist,
botanist ... and a chocolate lover.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8425


BRIEF ENCOUNTER AT SHORTWAVE CINEMA
Sunday 14 February
2.15pm at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square; 6 (conc
5)
David Lean adapts Noel Coward's heartbreaking tale of two
ordinary people caught up in the extraordinary power of
love. Laura is a seemingly happy, middle-class housewife who
meets the equally married physician Alec at a London railway
station, and so begins a chaste but passionate affair.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8466


THE APARTMENT: FREE VALENTINE'S DAY SOUTH BANK OPEN-AIR FILM
Sunday 14 February
6pm at National Theatre,  South Bank; free
Projected onto the National Theatre Flytower. Best viewed
from the Baylis Terrace, level 2. Wrap up warm with a loved
one and enjoy a free outdoor screening of Billy Wilder's
wry, bittersweet comedy. Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine
give career-defining performances as the struggling
insurance clerk and the plucky elevator girl whose fledgling
romance is caught up in the dodgy reality and duplicity of
1960s office politics. (1960, dir: Billy Wilder, 125 mins).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8136


VALENTINE'S EVENING AT TOWER BRIDGE
Sunday 14 February
6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm & 9.30pm at Tower Bridge Exhibition,
Tower Bridge; 15
The spectacular high-level walkways of Tower Bridge will be
transformed into an exquisitely romantic setting with sweet
scented flowers, seductive lighting and live music performed
by a harpist. Couples can enjoy amazing panoramic views of
the City as they sip pink Champagne and nibble on chocolate
truffles. "Tower Bridge - floodlit - is romantic enough,"
says bridge master Eric Sutherns, "but the Valentine's view
from inside seems to sweep people off their feet. Proposals
are often made and celebrated in these walkways."
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8487


THE MUSIC OF LOVE: CONCERT IN WATERLOO
Sunday 14 February
6.30pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; 10 (conc 8)
on the door or in advance on 07905 721385
Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra presents a Valentine's Day
concert.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7876


ROMAN HOLIDAY AT ROXY BAR AND SCREEN
Sunday 14 February
8pm at Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street; 3
cover charge (free for members)
Come and watch dashing Greg as the American journo and
beautiful Audrey as the Princess going undercover and swoon
at the romance of it all. Glorious Hollywood classic.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8443


THE SOUTHWARK MYSTERIES BY JOHN CONSTABLE 
Perform in the community cast in Southwark Cathedral in
April.
FREE INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS: Mon 22 & Wed 24 February
(6-9pm)
*** To be in the cast, you have to be at one or both of
these workshops ***
To book your place RSVP:
KatieNicholls@mysteries.eclipse.co.uk
All cast will rehearse one (or two) evenings per week for 7
weeks leading up to the performances. Priority will be given
to people who live, work, study, or have a particular
interest in Southwark, and can commit to the 7 weeks.

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* The Hostage at Southwark Playhouse
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4335

* Van Doesburg & International Avant-Garde at Tate Modern
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4333

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Neighbourhood Centre Cleaner, Coin St Community Builders
* Office Admin, Order Processing and Customer Service

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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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Brand new office space in London Bridge SE1 available
* 1-10 desks in friendly shared office
* Desk spaces for rent, Leathermarket St, London SE1

Full details http://www.london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/offices

Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/offices/post-advert

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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

* Keys found in Southwark Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122279
* Garibaldi biscuits
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122277
* Mums Get Together
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122264
* Haiti Charity Day
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122242
* Recommended estate agents?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/122220
* Kittens
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122214
* Looking to Rent 2 Bed Flat
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/122208
* Good hairdresser in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122084
* Development Sites
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/122078
* New London Bridge House about to disappear
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122049
* Cheaper shoe menders
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122043
* 188: bus route of misery
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122020
    
To see all the current active forum topics, go to:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Trade Waste
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/122055
 
Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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{ Noticeboard }

Do you want to keep fit? Are you looking to gain confidence
in the water or learn to swim? As part of the 'Swim 4 Life'
programme, fully qualified ASA swimming teachers will be
taking sessions at Downside Fisher Youth Club on Druid
Street. These free 6 week courses will run as one hour
sessions. Adult beginner classes will run early in the
morning and at lunchtimes. 
After school structured aquatics activities will also be
offered for FREE for 11-25yr olds.

The pool has fully equiped changing facitlities and is a
newly refurbished facility. All beginners are encouraged to
apply regardless of ability or previous swimming experience.

Email freeswimming@londonswimming.org.uk or phone the club
on 020 7939 7400 for further details.

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