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SE1 Direct 484: Pancake race, Songs of the Sea concert & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 484

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

Monday 15 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
* 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

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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

* Tesco Express to open in Tower Bridge Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4341

* All-day 'fireworks' coming to Clink Street railway arch
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4346

* Dali Universe leaves South Bank's County Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4344

* Work begins on removal of Elephant southern roundabout
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4343

* Sculpture lifted into position outside Park Plaza hotel
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4342

* Elephant Leisure Centre "in severe need of investment"
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4348

* Cyclist killed in Tower Bridge Road lorry collision
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4337

* Air ambulance in Blackfriars Road after motorbike accident
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4340

* Cyclists to benefit from new pick-up bike repair service
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4347

* World record for Star Trek costumes at Millennium Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4351

* Standing ovation for Bishop at Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4350

* Car in a tattoo-covered ice cube in Potters Fields Park
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4339

* Boris Johnson opens climate change City Hall photo show
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4338

* Online Ticket Exchange is wound up in the High Court
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4345

* Engineering chief teaches GCSE lesson at Globe Academy
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/4349

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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'.


PANCAKE RACE WITH BETTER BANKSIDE IN MONTAGUE CLOSE
Tuesday 16 February
12pm-2pm  at Cathedral Square,  Montague Close
Come and cheer on the teams from local businesses as they
compete in the annual Shrove Tuesday Better Bankside pancake
race. Spectators can buy pancakes from Baxter's and the
cathedral Refectory. Last year's race was won by the team
from the London Marathon HQ on Southwark Street. The race is
held in aid of local charity Paintings in Hospitals which is
based at the Menier Gallery. The Refectory will be serving
pancakes at breakfast from 8.30am
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8405


BOROUGH BOOK GROUP
Wednesday 17 February
6.15pm at The Table, 85 Southwark Street; free
The Borough book group will this month discuss The Shadow of
the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Copies can be collected at
John Harvard Library. Please contact
eugenia.atta@southwark.gov.uk to pick up a copy of the book
or make further enquiries.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8418


'AN HEIRLOOM TO BE HANDED DOWN' - DELFTWARE COLLECTION
Wednesday 17 February
6pm-7pm  at Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1
Lambeth High Street; free; email museum@rpsgb.org to book
Briony Hudson, keeper of the museum collections at the Royal
Pharmaceutical Society, talks about the museum's stunning
delftware collection of jars and pill tiles. A British
Society for the History of Pharmacy lecture.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8502


BOROUGH BELLES WOMEN'S INSTITUTE: MAKE DO AND MEND
Wednesday 17 February
7.30pm-9.30pm  at Welsh Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road;
Guests 3 on the door
A sewing expert will give a presentation on basic clothes
repairs such as darning and buttons. As well as clothes
repairs, there will be discussion about sewing projects you
can do with old clothes or scraps of materials such as
shopping bags and draught excluders.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8577


GRAND PLAN: HALF TERM MODELMAKING & MINI-SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
Thursday 18 February
11am-4pm at Old Mayfair Carpet Gallery, 301-303 Borough High
Street; free
A one day modelmaking & mini-sculpture workshop. Put your
home, school or favourite building on the mapin an afternoon
of model-making and crafts in a public gallery. Coin Street
Heritage Project wants participants to make a small model of
an existing, fictional or fantastical building in the area.
Or make a sculpture that you'd like to see in the area
between Waterloo Bridge and London Bridge.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8578


RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Thursday 18 February
6pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Free concert by young musicians from Southbank Sinfonia.
Enjoy a free glass of wine while you listen.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8307


GRAND PLAN LIGHTERMAN: PARTICIPATORY SONG, MODELMAKING ETC
Thursday 18 February
6pm-9pm at Old Mayfair Carpet Gallery, 301-303 Borough High
Street; free
In celebration of the heritage of Lambeth, Southwark and the
River Thames, a night of participatory song, model-making
and performances by Cyril Foley, Rebekka Wedell, Jo Baird
and Kate Portal.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8579


THE TRAGEDIE OF MACBETH
Thursday 18 February to Saturday 6 March
Mon-Sat 7.30pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street;
10 (conc 8) from 020 7261 9565
Directed by David Pearce. Shakespeare's dark and murky
supernatural horror of the mind returns to the site of the
Rose, Bankside's first playhouse, after a very successful
run in 2009.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8389


BIBLES, BATHS AND BOMBS: A HISTORY OF BURGESS PARK
Thursday 18 February
6pm-7pm  at East Street Library, 168-179 Old Kent Road; free
An entertaining and informative talk. Refreshments provided.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8422


CHAMPAGNE LAUNCH OF LAITHWAITES WINE WITH MAYOR OF SOUTHWARK
Friday 19 February
4pm at Laithwaites Wine, Vinopolis, 1 Bank End; free
Laithwaites Wine invites customers of its new flagship store
in Stoney Street the opportunity to celebrate the official
opening with the Mayor of Southwark Cllr Jeff hook.
Customers are invited to join staff from Laithwaites and
Vinopolis, as well as stallholders from Borough Market, for
a celebratory glass of champagne and an evening wine
tasting.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8581


DESIGN OVERTIME: RESIDENT, STEADY, GO
Friday 19 February
6pm-10pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; 5 in advance;
8.50 on the door
It's a stick up! The Designers in Residence have taken over
the museum for one night only. Design Overtime returns with
a programme packed with talks, tasks and trails devised with
the requited enthusiasm of the FIVE emerging designers that
have been residing at the museum over the winter. Be
intrigued by their innovative work, informed by their
ingenious interpretation and interact with their itinerary
of activities.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7785


OTTICA TV ANNUAL SCREENING 2010
Friday 19 February
6pm-9pm  at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street; free
Ottica TV contemporary art channel will be holding its 2010
annual screening evening of 10 minute short movies.
Introductions by the authors and breaks for tea and chat at
7pm and 8pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8390


A PERSONAL ACQUAINTANCE WITH THOMAS AQUINAS
Friday 19 February
7.45pm at Our Lady of La Salette & St Joseph Church,  Melior
Street
Talk hosted by the London Newman Circle. Speaker: Canon
Michael Cooley, MA, STL, Ph.L. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8423


SONGS OF THE SEA: CONCERT AT HENRY WOOD HALL
Saturday 20 February
7.15pm at Henry Wood Hall,  Trinity Church Square; 15 (conc
8) from info@tnra.net or call 07726 305325
Trinity Newington Residents' Association (TNRA) has
organised a concert for local people with support from
Southwark Council. Pegasus Chamber choir and piano soloist
will perform Songs of the Sea. Composers include Elgar,
Debussy, Haydn, Brahms, Gilbert & Sullivan, Britten, Purcell
and Chopin. Tickets include a free glass of wine at the
interval and a buffet after the concert.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8424


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 }


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{ Local job vacancies }

* Volunteer Visitor Hosts, Tate Modern
* 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

* City Walk - Vesta Court
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122607
* Laithwaites @ Vinopolis
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122606
* Pilates teacher wanted for evening lessons
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122597
* Elephant & Castle - when did swimming pool close?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122548
* Builder wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122543
* Location, location - is Mandela Way in Peckham?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122531
* Where to get a digital camera repaired in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122519
* Tesco Express: good or bad for Tower Bridge Road?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122495
* Hall needed for lunchtime pilates lessons
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122483
* Dog walking/socialising/help for free
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122467
* London cycle hire scheme at Bricklayers Arms
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122463
* Why not turn empty building sites into green space?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122433
* Art project - can you help?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122417
* Advice on letting your own property
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/122413
* Interior designer needed
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122389
* Memories of St George's Buildings in Borough High St
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122376
* Controlled parking zone G
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122326
* Employment law
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/122311
    
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 }

* Local business meet ups?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/122340
* Temporary storage needed for local charity
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/122448
* 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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