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SE1 Direct 493: Celebrate St George's Day in SE1
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 493

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Monday 19 April 2010                          ISSN 1750-0656

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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Sick of working at home? 
* What's on this week
* No local job vacancies this week
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside

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* Ken Livingstone canvassing for Labour on Rockingham Estate
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4490

* Platform Bar & Restaurant opens in Tooley Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4488

* Ken Hayes: independent candidate in Cathedrals ward
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4489

* Old Kent Road firefighter to run London Marathon
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4487

* Loanna Morrison unveils Tory pledges for Bermondsey
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4485

* Man jailed for assaulting bus driver at Elephant & Castle
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4484

* Southwark Liberal Democrats launch election manifesto
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4483

* Cyclist injured in Southwark Bridge Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4482

* Real Election Poll at Waterloo - choose your crisps
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4481

* Harper Road: young artists take over old travel agents
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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'.


HANDEL'S MESSIAH AT ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL
Monday 19 April
7.30pm at St George's Cathedral, Lambeth Road; £12 (conc
£10)
Situation Opera and their 10.10 Ensemble, a small group of
professional singers and players using period and original
instruments, will be producing a smaller and more intimate
version of this much loved oratorio than usual, much closer
that the original first performance in Dublin in 1742. This
should be a fascinating and enjoyable evening of beautiful
music.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8954


LAUNCH OF TEENAGE JOB CLUB AT DOWNSIDE FISHER YOUTH CLUB
Tuesday 20 April
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Downside Fisher Youth Club, Coxson Place,
Druid Street
The Downside Fisher Youth Club is starting a Teenage Job
Club to put local young people aged 15-19 on the fast track
to a job and a career. Membership is free to the first 50
young people at the launch party.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8955


LOCAL FILM SCREENING AT ASSOCIATION OF WATERLOO GROUPS AGM
Tuesday 20 April
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Then a screening of part one of History of Waterloo which
has been brought up to date by film producer Jack Thurston
who made the hit film The Lambeth Estate: A Village on a
Street After the film refreshments will be served.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8826


LAMBETH SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT HUSTINGS MEETING
Tuesday 20 April
7.30pm at Stockwell Community Resource Centre, 1 Studley
Road SW4
At the meeting members of Lambeth Cyclists will be
questioning the parties standing for Lambeth Council over
their policies on sustainable transport. 
They will also be asking the representatives to sign up to a
'manifesto' of polices all aimed at making Lambeth becomes a
truly cycle friendly borough. 


SILVER SE1 BIKE RIDE WITH SOUTHWARK CYCLISTS
Wednesday 21 April
10am-1pm  at Potters Fields Park, Tooley Street; free
Meet outside the wooden cafe for a stopping bike ride that
covers every possible inch of the SE1 postcode. Part of
Southwark's Silver Festival for older people. Open to all.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8564


AURICULA DAY AT GARDEN MUSEUM
Wednesday 21 April
10.30am-5pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; Free
with museum admission £6 (conc £5)
Designed by the Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury, the Garden
Museum's Auricula Theatre will once again take centre stage,
dressed with a range of exquisite show auriculas. Specialist
nursery Pops Plants will be selling plants and offering
advice on their care and cultivation. Lady Salisbury will
also give a talk on the history of auriculas. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8615


MINUTES FROM MORLEY: WEEKLY LOCAL HISTORY COURSE
Wednesdays 14 April to 9 June
2pm at Morley College, Westminster Bridge Road 
This mainly classroom based (with short walks) course for
adults discusses some of the people and places who made
their mark around SE1. No knowledge is assumed but there is
time to share learners own experiences. What were Winchester
Geese? Who was Samuel Morley? What's the connection between
an Ivy League College and a Lambeth church? For more details
and to enrol contact enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk
Late enrolment possible.


HEALTHY WALK TO BURGESS PARK
Thursday 22 April
10.30am at East Street Library, 168-179 Old Kent Road; free
Meet at East Street Library for a healthy walk to and around
Burgess Park. All welcome. Refreshments provided. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8856


RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Thursday 22 April
6pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Free after-work concert by Southbank Sinfonia. Enjoy a glass
of wine while you listen... Conductor TBC Mozart Overture
'Cosi fan tutte' Bruch Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony
No.7
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8378


MIDSUMMER OPERA IN WATERLOO
Friday 23 to Saturday 24 April
7pm & 8pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; £18 (conc
£14) from 020 7652 0070
Der Freischutz or The Devil's Bullet Romantic opera in 3
acts by Carl Maria von Weber sung in German with English
narration.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8320


THE BALLAD OF ST GEORGE & THE DRAGON: OPEN-AIR PLAY
Friday 23 April
* Blackfriars Settlement 2.30pm;
* Red Cross Garden 4pm;
* Southwark Cathedral 4.45pm;
* Market Porter 5.30pm
Open-air theatre with the Lions part. Featuring our hero St
George and a magnificent dragon created by the company, the
Ballad celebrates our national day in 12 exciting musical
minutes.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8871


BOOK SALE AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Friday 23 April
10am-6pm  at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Friends of Southwark Cathedral secondhand book sale
following Barcelona's tradition of selling books and roses
on St George's Day.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8885


SHAKESPEARE HAPPENS: A MARATHON AT THE SCOOP
Friday 23 to Sunday 25 April
10am-7pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
A three-day marathon of twelve Shakespearean staged readings
to celebrate the Bard's birthday and bring Shakespeare
performed by a team of professional actors and directors to
audiences free of charge. They will explore the Roman and
History plays, giving audiences insight into the rehearsal
process in a performance style influenced by street theatre
and interactive performance.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8887


THE FESTIVAL OF DIVERSE CITIES AT BOROUGH MARKET
Friday 23 April
12pm-6pm  at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
Borough Market is joining with the Government of Catalonia
for a special event to celebrate St George's Day. The
festival celebrates the fact that England and Catalonia
share a patron saint - St George. The event will also mark
the anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes,
highlight World Book Day and celebrate the work of Josep Pla
- a Catalan journalist and popular writer whose prose is
widely acknowledged as the finest in contemporary Catalan
literature. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8956


'BRIGHT UNCONQUERED SONS': FRAGMENTS FROM SHAKESPEARE
Friday 23 April
6.30pm-7.15pm  at Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street; free
In celebration of Shakespeare's Birthday the Bankside
Gallery is hosting a 45 mins performance by Part of the
Fever of some of the bard's best known verse -as universal
and relevant to today's audiences as it was in its day. Come
and enjoy a glass of wine and experience an eclectic fusion
of extracts from Shakespeare, music and physical movement in
an exploration of love, loss and friendship amongst five
young people in 21st Century England. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8898


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR SHAKESPEARE: GUERRILLA SHAKESPEARE CO
Saturday 24 April
7.30pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street; £5 from
020 7261 9565 or boxoffice@rosetheatre.org.uk
At the place where it all began... The Rose. Shakespeare at
its (al)most accessible! A heady mix of romance, tragedy,
comedy a bit of Bard biography, some sonnets... and a lot of
fun! Presented as a rehearsed reading by The Guerrilla
Shakespeare Company, Britain's premier hit and run
bardolators. Suitable for all ages. We take requests. Be
prepared to join in...
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8558


FANFEST AT THE LONDON FILM MUSEUM
Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 April
10am-6pm at London Film Museum, County Hall,  Westminster
Bridge Road; £15 (conc £10)
Spy and sci-fi collectors' convention and signing event. The
weekend is packed with opportunities to meet some of your
favourite actors and actresses from the British film
industry. Stars of the Bond films, Thunderbirds and the
Hammer Films will be on hand for signings among the
collectors' tables and exhibition pieces on display. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8760


MOSAICS WORKSHOP
Saturday 24 April
10.30am-1.30pm  at St Hugh's,  Crosby Row; free
St George-themed workshop run by Janet & John Mosaics
(latterly of Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre). Email
info@stgeorgefestival.org.uk to book a place.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8884


ST GEORGE FESTIVAL FUN DAY IN THE BOROUGH
Saturday 24 April
2pm-5pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Come and discover what St George means to some of
Southwark's diverse communities. With dance, music, food and
gardening.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8873



21ST CENTURY ARCHITECTURE BIKE RIDE WITH LAMBETH CYCLISTS
Saturday 24 April
10.30am for 10.45am start at Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road
The next Lambeth Cyclists architecture ride will feature
buildings from the first decade of the 21st Century. Some
may be well-known landmarks, but others you may have cycled
past without really noticing.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8942


FORUM MINI: ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL FOR AGES 6-12
Saturday 24 April
10am-3.30pm  at Toh Shimazaki Architecture, Unit 2, 14
Weller Street; £60
Forum Mini, created and run by architects, is a one day
school that opens the minds of children to architectural
designing. The day gives first hand design experience in a
workshop setting at the architects' own studio in Southwark.
The school day is on a Saturday and takes the children from
first ideas all the way to presentation, through drawing,
team work and model-making. For each child, the school day
expands awareness of our built-environment, gives a sense of
achievement and builds self-confidence. For ages 6-12.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8950


MEET THE POETS COMMUNITY EVENT - MEXICAN LITERATURE
Saturday 24 April
3pm-5pm  at Contemporary Urban Centre, 73-81 Southwark
Bridge Road; free; book via jennifer@poetrytranslation.org
The Poetry Translation Centre is hosting a Spanish-language
community event as part of its Mexican Poets' Tour. The
distinguished poets Coral Bracho and VÌctor Ter·n will be
discussing their poetry in the context of the rich cultural
legacy of Mexican literature. Tea and delicious cakes will
be served!
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8892


SPRING PLANTS & GARDENS FAIR
Sunday 25 April
10.30am-5pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; free
with museum admission £6 (conc £5)
The Garden Museum will be transformed into a plantsmanís
paradise with up to 20 specialist nurseries selling a wide
range of fascinating and unusual plants. This is the London
plant event to start off your gardening year.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8322



TALES FROM THE RIVERBANK: BERMONDSEY TO WATERLOO WALK
Sunday 25 April
11am at Bermondsey Underground Station,  Jamaica Road; £5
Guided walk along the Thames Path on the south bank of the
river. Your guide Aly Mir will briefly introduce many of the
sites along the way including Tower Bridge, City Hall, HMS
Belfast, the Golden Hinde replica, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate
Modern and the London Eye. This walk lasts about 2 hours and
ends near Waterloo tube station.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8863


KORUSO! SOUTHWARK COMMUNITY CHOIR AT ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
Sunday 25 April
12.30pm at Level 2 Central Bar, Royal Festival Hall,
Belvedere Road; free
Koruso! began in 2008 as a Southwark Council-led initiative
to develop community cohesion. It has since grown from a
small choral group to a self-run community choir with a
wide-ranging repertoire. Koruso now has 50 members, all from
Southwark, who sing in Bass, Tenor, Soprano and Alto
sections. The programme will be a rich cross cultural mix of
music from South Africa, Macedonia, Jamaica, America,
Greece, and the UK. All but one piece of music will be
performed in 4-part harmonies.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8829


HITLER'S WILL: IN CONVERSATION WITH HERMI ROTHMAN
Sunday 25 April
3pm at Cinema, Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road; free
Herman (Hermi) Rothman, part of the team that found and
translated Hitler's political and personal will, is the
last-surviving German-speaking interrogator who served in
the British Army during the Second World War. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8763

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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat and Eschara at the Union Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4486

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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

* Ant and Dec on Trinity Church Square!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125391
* Glass attack in Baltic restaurant
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125388
* LVT re service charges
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/125385
* Southern cross healthcare
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125380
* The Great Volcano Pall
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125360
* Public toilets on Tooley Street to be demolished
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125334
* Trees on the Heygate
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125328
* 170-176 Grange Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125324
* The Goldsmith - pub in Southwark Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125306
* Be a model for charity in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125268
* SE1 Hustings
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125266
* Washing machine repairs/candy
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125254
* How Hard can it Be?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/2/125240
* Physio....
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125211
* Arc Nursery wait list?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125172

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