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SE1 Direct 495: William Blake, Fairtrade Fest, Election & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 495

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Tuesday 4 May 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
* May 2010 issue of 'in SE1'
* 4 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
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Noticeboard: announcements from local organisations

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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

* Interview: Nick Stanton, Southwark Liberal Democrat leader
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4515

* David Cameron and Boris Johnson visit Bermondsey school
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4514

* Interview: Val Shawcross, Labour candidate in Bermondsey
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4517

* Labour candidate assaulted in Bermondsey by 'BNP thug'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4516

* Albert McKenzie: memorial to local war hero planned
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4502

* Bermondsey Spa housing to be named after local war hero
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4513

* Pope names Peter Smith as next Archbishop of Southwark
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4512

* Lib Dem victory in poll at Bermondsey youth hustings
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4509

* University could shut Elephant & Castle nursery
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4508

* Vauxhall parliamentary candidates answer voters' questions
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4507

* Voters quiz Bishop's ward and Cathedrals ward candidates
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4506

* Brooke Kinsella joins David Cameron for speech in Lambeth
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4505

* Work starts on Southwark's Cycle Superhighway
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4504

* Lib Dems promise  Elephant to Stockwell 'Latin corridor'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4503

* Winning art work and writing in 'courage' competition
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4510

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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'.

DR BIKE - GET YOUR BIKE CHECKED FOR FREE
Tuesday 4 May
5.30pm-7.30pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57
Waterloo Road; free
First of Lambeth's monthly summer Dr Bike events in the
plaza outside KCL's James Clerk Maxwell Building. Bring your
bike to get a free bike check - brakes, gears and tyres. The
sustainable transport team will also be on hand to provide
advice on cycling in and around Lambeth.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9047


WILLIAM BLAKE'S LAMBETH - GUIDED WALK
Tuesday 4 May
6.30pm at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free; book
via 020 7926 1075 or readersandwriters@lambeth.gov.uk
I wander thro' each charter'd street, Near where the
charter'd Thames does flow. And mark in every face I meet
Marks of weakness, marks of woe. William Blake is one of
Britain's most world-renowned poets, artists and thinkers.
His life in Westminster is widely celebrated, yet his decade
in Lambeth from 1790 to 1800, when he produced arguably his
greatest works, is undervalued and little known. Discover
the traces of Blake's Lambeth with archivist Jon Newman. The
walk lasts one and a half hours. Part of the Lambeth Readers
and Writers Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8901


THE CHANGELING
Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 May
7.30pm at Network Theatre, 246a Lower Road; 10 (conc 5)
A new adaptation of Middleton and Rowley's Jacobean classic
produced by students at London South Bank University in
association with the archive of the National Theatre. This
adaptation cuts Rowley's comic subplot, updates the action
to Victorian London and delves into the pitch-black desires
that bind its central characters.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8977


RIOT OF ROSES AT GARDEN MUSEUM
Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 May
10.30am-5pm (Sat till 3pm) at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace
Road; Free with museum admission 6 (conc 5)
In glorious celebration of perhaps the most popular garden
flower, Robert Mattock Roses will create a sumptuous display
of roses, and will be selling plants from his award-winning
nursery.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8812


LIONEL SHRIVER AT JOHN HARVARD LIBRARY
Wednesday 5 May
8pm-9.30pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free; booking essential  020 7525 1570 or e-mail
mike.allport@southwark.gov.uk
Bestselling author and local resident Lionel Shriver will be
reading from her acclaimed new novel "So Much for That".
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8904


POLITICAL SPEECHES OF THE PAST
Thursday 6 May
7pm at Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut; 6 (conc 4)
On the day of the most unpredictable general election in
living memory, John Calder introduces readings from some
famous political orations of the past, including pieces by
Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Edmund Burke and
Wolfe Tone. The readers are Tony Rohr and Oengus Macnamara.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9023


ELECTION NIGHT SPECIAL
Thursday 6 May
From 10pm at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Road; free
Watch the election results live, and join in discussion and
debate with leading commentators, comics and political
experts in an informal 'open salon' in the foyer of Queen
Elizabeth Hall. Featuring big-screen live TV and Twitter
feeds, a late bar, reactions, gossip and more, with Martin
Bright and guests. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9052


JOHN HARVARD READING GROUP
Friday 7 May
1pm-2pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street
The John Harvard Library Book Group will be discussing The
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark
Haddon. 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/8986


THE LONDON FAIRTRADE FESTIVAL
Friday 7 to Sunday 9 May
Fri 5pm-9.30pm; Sat 11am-9.30pm; Sun 11am-5pm at Potters
Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
An action-packed family fun weekend celebrating World Fair
Trade Day on 8 May. The three-day festival will feature
music, films, football-themed fun and games, and much more.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8893


NATIONAL THEATRE PRE-PLANNING APPLICATION CONSULTATION
Friday 7 to Sunday 9 May
Fri 3pm-7pm; Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 1pm-4pm at Ground floor
foyer, National Theatre,  South Bank
An informal public exhibition of proposed alterations to the
National Theatre building and surrounding public realm. The
NT invites everyone interested, especially local residents
and interest groups, to review the proposals and give their
feedback.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9010


SOUTH BANK FORESHORE TRIP & MOSAIC WORKSHOP
Saturday 8 May
12.30pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street; free
Come along and enjoy the Thames foreshore on the South Bank
- an underused open space in the heart of London. Meet
12.30pm at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre to discuss
what you might find before going down to the river. Collect
items, make sandcastles, explore the foreshore and spot
wildlife. Then go to Southbank Mosaics studio for a mosaic
workshop using materials collected on the beach. All
equipment and materials provided, as well as refreshments.
The event is open to everyone. Under-10s should be
accompanied by an adult. Wear old shoes and clothes as it
can be muddy. Part of the 'Living Memory' heritage project. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9035


WORKSHOP FOR NATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK
Saturday 8 May
1pm-3pm at Mint Street Adventure Playground, Southwark
Bridge Road; free
Family gardening session and home composting workshop. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9009


RE:FILL
Saturday 8 May
2pm-4pm  at Art Cafe, 20 London Road; free
Open to students, young professionals and all those who love
music. Quiz and free gig - hear about the artists' journey
to faith, plus Q&A session after. Organised by Crossway URC
on New Kent Road.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9036


DISPLACEMENT: LAUNCH OF HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday 8 May
3.30pm-6.30pm  at Nolia's Gallery 2, 60 Great Suffolk
Street; free
Arts 4 Human Rights is a grass-roots charity which seeks to
explore and promote a range of issues facing today's
society. Between 8 and 15 May the group's inaugural festival
at venues across Southwark aims to bring to light human
rights issues through an exciting and diverse range of
artwork. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9051


OLD SOUTHWARK IN THE BLITZ - GUIDED WALK
Sunday 9 May
11am (meet in southern churchyard at Southwark Cathedral,
London Bridge); 5
Neil Bright leads a walk tracing the story of old Southwark
during the Blitz. Hear some of the tales of heroism and
tragedy of local folk. Duration: 3 hours. Finishes at
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9028


VICTORY DAY ACT OF REMEMBRANCE AT SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL
Sunday 9 May
11am at Soviet War Memorial, Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,
Lambeth Road
Event to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of the Second
World War in Europe. Participants include The Mayor of
Southwark, Cllr Jeff Hook; The Rt Hon. The Lady Soames, LG,
DBE, the youngest daughter of Winston and Clementine
Churchill; the Russian Ambassador, HE Yury Fedotov;
representatives from other CIS embassies; British and
Russian Second World War veterans; standard bearers from UK
veterans organisations, and other individuals and
organisations.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7972


LOST IN LA MANCHA: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 10 May
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Tate Modern,  Bankside;
free to members
Lost in La Mancha is not so much a "making of", more an
"unmaking of" documentary which follows director Terry
Gilliam through pre-production, filming and finally the
aftermath as his long planned feature The Man Who Killed Don
Quixote falls apart. 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 the door.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8985

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{ May issue of 'in SE1' }

The May edition of our monthly printed what's on guide is
available now as a PDF from http://www.inSE1.co.uk

Paper copies will be available from approximately 70
locations over the next few days.

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Events Academy Project Manager, Better Bankside
* Earn a Bit Of Extra Money By Helping the Over 50s in SE1
* Farm work opportunities, Surrey Docks Farm [volunteers]
* Opinion panel member for a TV company

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 }

* Office space in Bermondsey Street
* Commercial space to let - Alaska Buildings

Details at 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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* The Real Thing at The Old Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4511

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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

* Southwark/Bermondsey Running Clubs
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/126092
* Dog Groomers
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/126090
* Bank Holiday parking
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/126059
* Leather Uppers - Leather Exchange
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/126039
* Local seamstress reqd
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/126030
* High drama at the London College of Communication
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/126023
* Living on the Bricklayers Arms Estate
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/126008
* Models still needed for charity!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125993
* Boxing training in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125990
* Tabard Street by St George the Martyr
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125983
* Richards butcher shop, Tower Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125888
* RW Autos
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125883
* Urgent need of a pianist
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125859
* Webber / Rushworth
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125844
* Help - Need a good hairdresser near Tower Bridge
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125795
* Smoking outside London Bridge and surrounding streets
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125791
* Waterloo election hustings
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125782
* Roof terrace garden
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125776
* Woodworking Tools / Co-op Studio
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125772
* Gardening shops for potting compost
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125755
* SE1/Blackfriars rd Plumber recomendations
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125752
* Windows
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/2/125734
* Can anyone recommend good sports massage in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/125729

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 }

* Web page
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/125799
* New business
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/125768
* 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 }

Blackfriars Settlement is launching a series of job seeking
and job readiness courses from 10 May. There are three
half-day sessions per week lasting for 8 weeks at a time.
Each session covers a different subject and people can
attend one, two or all three. The first one helps you to
tune up your job seeking skills, with access to CV and
interview training amongst others things. The second is a
work focussed IT brush up session suitable for beginner or
intermediate computer users. The third is a generic work
skills course which looks at basic skills such as time
management, prioritising and communication in the workplace.
Courses are free to Southwark residents aged 16 and over who
are currently out of work.
For further information contact Cliff on 020 7928 9521 or
cliff.docherty@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk


Volunteers aged 16-24 needed to start May 2010
We are looking for volunteers who can commit to a 16 week
volunteer programme starting 10th May 2010. In addition to
participating in challenging projects that benefit the local
community, you will have the opportunity to develop your
skills working in a team and to work towards an
employability qualification. (Expenses and travel paid).
If you are available Monday to Friday, between 9.30am -
1.30pm and would like to find out more, please call Leila,
Koko or Lloyd on 020 7928 7232 for an interview or more
information.

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