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SE1 Direct 491: Waterloo Wildflowers, Haunted Pubs, Indian market
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 491

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

Tuesday 6 April 2010                          ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Do you need an Accountant?
* What's on this week
* No 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: problems with local postal service?

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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

* HOPE not hate: countering the BNP in South Bermondsey
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4466

* Theo Paphitis launches Simon Hughes' election campaign
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4463

* Cafe Amisha adds homemade pasta to popular pizzeria
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4462

* Community orchard planted in Archbishop's Park
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4461

* Waterloo Film Studios opens on Webber Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4460

* All change: tributes to SE1 councillors standing down
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4459

* London cycle hire scheme launches in July
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4458

* Sunday food market launches at Elephant & Castle
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4457

* Lambeth and Southwark councils could merge some service
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4456

* New look for Redcross Way
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4455

* Guy's and St Thomas' to take on community health services
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4454

* Housing minister John Healey visits Tabard Gardens Estate
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4453

* 2012 big screens in Jubilee Gardens & Potters Fields Park
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4452

* Amano reopens at Bankside Mix but Viva Verdi shuts down
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4469

* Funeral directors give Easter eggs to children's hospital
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4465

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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'.

THE MAYDAYS PRESENT...TONIGHT'S TOP STORY
Tuesday 6 April
8.30pm at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields; £7/£5
Newsflash! Award-winning improvisers The Maydays and an
ingenious musician create a totally improvised show from
local news stories chosen by you.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8735


WILDFLOWER WONDERLAND IN WATERLOO
Wednesday 7 April
12pm-3pm  at Waterloo Millennium Green, Waterloo Road; free
Activities will include sowing of wildflowers and vegetables
to take home. Tea, cakes and flower bouquets to buy. Spring
flower craft activities, facepainter and Easter fun.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8693


YOGA ON THE SOUTH BANK
Wednesday 7 to Sunday 11 April
10.15am at Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall,  Belvedere
Road; free
Join these Shadow Yoga sessions, which is a form of hatha
yoga that deals primarily with dynamic movements and
breathing to control our state of body and mind. These
sessions are open to all levels, beginners are welcome.
(There will be some yoga mats available but please bring
your own if you have one.) Part of the Alchemy festival at
Southbank Centre.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8830


LIBRARY COFFEE MORNING
Thursday 8 April
10.30am-11.30am  at East Street Library, 168-179 Old Kent
Road; free
Come meet the staff of your local library. Refreshments
provided. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8852


HAUNTED PUBS OF LONDON
Thursday 8 April
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; £2.50 (conc £1.50)
Talk by Alan Brook. London is a historic city full of
mysteries and curiosities and home to many of England's
oldest and most quirky pubs. It comes as no surprise that
these pubs have a deal more than their fair share of ghosts,
phantoms and ghouls or, as the old joke goes, spirits
galore! A South East London Folklore Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8499


WATERLOO LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
Thursday 8 April
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. This month the group is
discussing Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.
Attending the group is free but there is a small charge for
refreshments (wine and crisps) for those who want them.
Contact librarian Stephen Males on 020 7926 8751 for further
details.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8733


THE REGINA MONOLOGUES: ONE-MAN SHOW ON ELIZABETH I
Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 April
7.30pm (Sun 3pm) at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street;
£10 (conc £8) from 020 7261 9565 or
boxoffice@rosetheatre.org.uk
The year is 1586, Elizabeth Tudor rules over her realm with
a steal fist beneath a velvet glove. Dare we trust
Elizabeth's irreverent spin on politics and power? Robert
Inston's highly original one-man show, uncovers a woman
whose wit, intellect and political prowess, captured
continents and people's hearts in equal measure.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8557


ALCHEMY MARKET: INDIAN MARKET ON THE SOUTH BANK
Friday 9 to Sunday 11 April
11am-8pm (Sun till 6pm) at Southbank Centre Square,
Belvedere Road
During the Alchemy Festival, Southbank Centre Square offers
a variety of Indian foods and crafts for you to enjoy,
including hot dishes and chai. Come and try the tastes and
smells of India.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8618


JOHN HARVARD LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
Friday 9 April
1pm-2pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
The John Harvard Library Book Group will be discussing The
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. 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/8729


INTIMATIONS
Friday 9 to Monday 19 April
 at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf,  Barge House Street
Virgin Media collaborates with United Visual Artists to
create an interactive light installation celebrating 10
years of broadband in the UK. An immersive, light-based art
installation by UK art and design practice United Visual
Artists, Speed of Light explores the themes of communication
and modernity. The responsive work puts the public firmly at
the heart of the experience, with a series of experimental
light works flowing through the labyrinthine spaces of The
Bargehouse.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8747


CREATIVE ARTS DANCE AND DRAWING WORKSHOPS
Friday 9 to Saturday 10 April
11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108
Stamford Street; free
Participants will gain knowledge of choreographing dance
movements within a group, and experience drawing form and
movement directly using a range of drawing techniques and
materials. You can just dance or draw or do both. There are
limited spaces so advance booking is advisable. You are
welcome to come along on to the morning or afternoon session
on both days or just one day. Everyone is welcome, no
experience required. Please wear loose comfortable clothing
to move in and flat shoes. All equipment and materials
provided as well as lunch to get the creative juices
flowing! Part of the 'Living Memory' Heritage Project and
Southwark Silver Festival. To book call 020 7021 1600, or
email helpdesk@coinstreet.org
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8867


DIANTHUS DAY
Saturday 10 April
10.30am-5pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; Free
with museum admission £6 (conc £5)
To celebrate its 60th anniversary the British National
Carnation Society will fill the Garden Museum with stunning
floral displays. Come along for a day of lectures, floral
art and nursery stalls where you can learn about and buy
various carnations and pinks. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8616


CHARLES DICKENS EXTRAVAGANZA
Saturday 10 April
10am-12pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
A celebration of the works of Charles Dickens for Silver
participants and children. Share your favourite Charles
Dickens story and join in performance, readings, and
dressing up in period costumes in the newly renovated John
Harvard Library. Library staff will lead you on a Dickensian
journey for what promises to be an entertaining theatrical
morning.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8732


SQUEAK-OFF DANCE EVENT WITH ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS
Saturday 10 April
11.30am at Jubilee Gardens,  Belvedere Road; free
The world's first 'Squeakoff', a rodent vs human dance-off
on the South Bank featuring the Chipmunks themselves and a
special celebrity guest star. Anyone can join in the fun on
the day: just visit the Alvin and the Chipmunks YouTube
channel to watch the dance tutorial so that you too can
shake your groove thing, Chipmunk style!
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8891


GUIDED TOURS OF ST MARY MAGDALEN CHURCH, BERMONDSEY STREET
Saturday 10 April
11am-2.30pm Tours at 11.30am & 1pm at St Mary Magdalen,
Bermondsey Street; Suggested donation £5
Guided tours of the historic 17th century St Mary Magdalen
church in Bermondsey Street. These tours lasts for about 75
minutes, and include the church ground floor and balcony,
and the first floor of the medieval tower, for a suggested
donation of about £5 per person. Photography is permitted,
and there will also be tea and coffee etc. For those who are
fit and suitably attired, there will also be the possibility
(at the discretion of the guide) of a 30 minute tour around
the higher tower and the roof space, for an additional
donation. Numbers for the tower/roof are strictly limited to
three at a time due to the inherent dangers of ladders,
beams and plaster ceilings. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8676


VIOLIN WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AGED 9+
Saturday 10 April
4pm-5pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
Free violin workshop for ages 9 and above.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8731


THE LADY KILLERS: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 12 April
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free
Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery
rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under
the pretext that they are classical musicians. Director:
Alexander Mackendrick. 1955. 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/8329

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{ in SE1 April edition out now }

The April issue of our monthly printed guide to what's on
across SE1 is out now. There are about 75 pickup points in
SE1 or you can grab a PDF here: http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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{ Local job vacancies }

Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only £9.99:
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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

* Looking for a flat/room to rent from July 2010
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/124825
* Baby Friendly Venues/Resturants
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/124815
* Looking for 2 bed in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/124801
* Thames Water - keeping you informed!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/124781
* Mums-help sought - any recommendations?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/124739
* John Harvard Library - impressions
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/124729
* Labour's London Borough of Lambwark!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/124606
* Pubs with Food near the Menier Theatre
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/124605
* Hill House Blackfriars Road - what's happening?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/124597
* Blackfriars Bridge and Thameslink works
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/124564
* St George's Day & World Cup 2010 in SE1 pubs
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/124533

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 }

* Looking for meeting space
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/124522    
 
Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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{ Noticeboard }

POOR QUALITY POSTAL SERVICE IN SOUTHWARK AND LAMBETH
London Assembly member Val Shawcross AM writes:
"I have recently received complaints about poor quality
postal services in my constituency. I am told that items are
frequently delivered to the wrong address - or even
building! - post is going missing and delivery times are
erratic. Some residents have even advised friends and
relatives not to post important things to them at home as
the likelihood of them arriving safely is small!

"I want to find out how widespread this problem is so that I
can raise these issues with Royal Mail. If you have any
concerns or complaints about how your post is delivered,
please get in touch and let me know. You can write to me at
Valerie Shawcross AM, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London,
SE1 2AA or relying on the post is too risky you can email me
at Valerie.Shawcross@london.gov.uk or call my office on 020
7983 4401."


LAMBETH AND SOUTHWARK SPEAKABILITY GROUP
Aphasia, also known as Dysphasia, is the loss of speech and
language after a stroke, head injury or other neurological
illness.  There are more than a quarter of a million people
living with Aphasia throughout the UK.  However, their needs
are often overlooked because they have lost the ability to
ask for the help and services that we are all entitled to.
Speakability (Action for Dysphasic Adults) is the national
charity offering practical support and information to people
with Aphasia and their carers, through a free Helpline 080
8808 9572, a range of helpful publications and a national
network of Self-Help Groups.  
The Lambeth and Southwark Speakability Group meets between
2.30pm and 4.30pm one Wednesday a month at 1 Royal Street, 
SE1 7LL
If you would like to find out more about the Group, please
contact Speakability on 020 7261 9572 or email
speakability@speakability.org.uk

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