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SE1 Direct 501: St Thomas' Open Day, Largactyl Shuffle &
more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 501

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

Monday 14 June 2010                           ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Alexander Technique at South Bank Alexander Centre
* Special offers on theatre tickets
* What's on this week
* 3 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: Union Street Urban Orchard

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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

* Tanner Street substation fire causes SE1 power cut
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4614

* Ms Dynamite performs at The Scoop
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4612

* Young hay fever sufferers sought by St Thomas' Hospital
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4611

* Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori at Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4610

* Borough Welsh Chapel appoints Eiri Jones as leader
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4609

* Nomadic Allotments arrive at Borough Market
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4596

* Strata SE1 wind turbines shown at Royal Academy 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4608

* Peter Smith installed as Archbishop of Southwark
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4607

* New Hoxton-style hotel planned for Waterloo Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4606

* Simon Hughes chosen as Lib Dem deputy leader
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4605

* Meet Old Kent Road firefighter Ritchie Brockies
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4604

* Spiderman and Superman abseil into the Evelina Hospital
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4603

* Southwark Stars: celebrating 26,000 hours of volunteering
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4602

* 'Tree nirvana': Boris Johnson expands street tree zone
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4601

* Entrepreneurs on South Bank to launch businesses in 54 hrs
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4600

* Do you recognise any of Southwark's most wanted?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4599

* Blackfriars Settlement receives Thameslink cheque
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4598

* Countdown timers fitted at Blackfriars Rd pelican crossing
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4597

* Stanley Wells receives Sam Wanamaker Award at the Globe
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4613

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{ Advert }

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* "When my friends say I look good I tell them it's my
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* "The Alexander technique isn't a treatment or a series of
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info@AlexanderCentre.co.uk
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{ Special offers on theatre tickets }

* 10 tickets to see Shunt's Money show in Bermondsey Street
  Go to http://www.london-se1.co.uk/lastminute/bermondsey

* Cut-price tickets to see Ditch in The Old Vic Tunnels
  Go to http://www.london-se1.co.uk/lastminute/ditch

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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'.

STEP OUT! 2010 - TOAD OF TOAD HALL
Tuesday 15 June
1pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
150 local school children join together to retell the
classic tale of Toad of Toad Hall in a performance organised
by Southwark Theatres' Education Partnership (STEP) and the
Steam Industry Free Theatre.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9217


LATE AT THE LIBRARY: JOHN HARVARD OPEN TILL 10pm
Tuesday 15 June
9am-10pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
John Harvard Library will be open for an extra three hours
tonight. Stay late at the library for extra study time, to
use the computers or wifi and borrow or return books.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9196


ACCESS TO MUSIC OPEN SESSION AT MORLEY COLLEGE
Wednesday 16 June
10am-1pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road
Are you interested in pursuing a career in music? Morley
College invites you to find out more about its popular Music
Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma.  Call 020 7450 1838
or email Virginia Firnberg at
virginia.firnberg@morleycollege.ac.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9238


ST JOHN'S CHURCHYARD CONSULTATION
Wednesday 16 June
6.30pm-9pm  at Downside Fisher Youth Club, Coxson Place,
Druid Street
St John's Churchyard is used as a place for reflection,
relaxation or as an interesting route by pedestrians to
Tower Bridge Road. Southwark Council also thinks it is a
park that can be improved to become a better place for
people to enjoy. Southwark Council has received funding to
develop a scheme for the park. This scheme will build upon
improvements that took place in 2004. Come and have your
say.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9204


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 16 June
7pm at Charles Dickens Primary School,  Toulmin Street
First post-election meeting of the community council for
Cathedrals and Chaucer wards. Half the membership of the
community council has changed since the last meeting: come
and meet your new councillors - Geoffrey Thornton in
Cathedrals ward and Poddy Clark and Claire Hickson in
Chaucer ward. Help to set the agenda for the community
council for the next year. This year's projects to be funded
by the Community Council Fund will be announced. There will
also be an update from the local Safer Neighbourhood Teams
and a chance to learn about Southwark Active Citizens Hub.
Food and refreshments from 6.30pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9089


I'M A LONDONER: FREE OPEN-AIR COMEDY DRAMA AT THE SCOOP
Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 June
7pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
So you think you know London - but do you? I'm a Londoner
explores eight characters and eight fantastic stories of the
eclectic and electrifying capital city! Set in a park in the
heart of London, this comedy explores the relationships
between 'Londoners' and the beautiful vibrancy that's
created from the clashes and capitulations between cultures.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9185


ONE NIGHT IN TURIN: NEW MONTHLY FILM NIGHT AT CUC LONDON
Wednesday 16 June
6pm at Contemporary Urban Centre, 73-81 Southwark Bridge
Road; 2
Launch of new monthly film night at the Contemporary Urban
Centre showing films from around the World, from
blockbusters to independent cinema. One Night in Turin
directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker James Erskine tells the
amazing story of England's World Cup Journey during Italia
'90.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9222


RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Thursday 17 June
6pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Free after-work concert by Southbank Sinfonia. Enjoy a glass
of wine while you listen...
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8384


BEST OF 3: KNOCK OUT THEATRE
Thursday 17 June
7.30pm at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields; 3 (plus 1/2 coins
to vote for your favourite team)
Three teams each performing the same three pieces on one
night - and the audience decides which team wins. A whole
new approach to theatre that is both competitive and
incredibly engrossing for performers and audience members
alike. Audience members also have the chance to be a Simon
Cowell or a Cheryl Cole. Think of it as a kind of theatre
Dragon's Den - and you decide who's in or out.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9112


GREEK BEACH BY THE THAMES
Friday 18 to Sunday 27 June
10am-7pm at Riverside walkway, Gabriel's Wharf,  Upper
Ground
The Greek National Tourism Organisation is taking over the
riverside walkway near Gabriel's wharf for 10 days.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9198


JOHN HARVARD BOOK GROUP
Friday 18 June
1pm-2pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
The book group will this month discuss The Lacuna by Barbara
Kingsolver (nominated for Orange Prize for Fiction 2010).
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/9161


ACOUSTIC SOUL AND DINNER NIGHT AT THE TABLE
Friday 18 June
From 6pm at The Table, 85 Southwark Street
A night of live soul/funk/pop featuring Acoustic Soul and
The Table's lovely food. Acoustic Soul is a young band
featuring the delectable sounds of one of The Table's own
staff. The Table is looking to launch a regular music night
so they hope this is the first of many similar events.
There's a platter and drink offer for the night, and the new
a la carte June menu will also be available. 20 a head for
either The Table burger and hand-cut wedges, steak platter,
coley and chips, or the Italian vegetarian platter. All come
with a jug of cocktails or bucket of beers. Booking
essential at www.thetablecafe.com or 020 7401 2760.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9244


LIVING MEMORY HERITAGE PROJECT FILM NIGHT
Friday 18 June
7pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street; free
Showing archive footage of the local area from the BFI
Mediatheque. The short films will be presented by David
Somerset from the BFI and will include:
* The Thames in colour in the 1930s
* A film following the last tram through London
* How the Festival of Britain transformed the South Bank
* A skateboarder's view of London
... and more
There will be a live musical accompaniment for the silent
films. Open to all ages - everyone welcome. Refreshments
including popcorn, wine and soft drinks will be served from
7pm and the films will start at 7.30pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9249


OPEN DAY AT ST THOMAS' HOSPITAL
Saturday 19 June
11am-4pm  at St Thomas' Hospital,  Westminster Bridge Road;
free
Lots of fun and entertainment including a five piece steel
band, workshops, face painters and more than 40 stalls to
visit. There will also be the opportunity to find out more
about getting fit and staying healthy.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8899


FORUM MINI: ARCHITECTURE FOR UNDER-12s
Saturday 19 June
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. For ages 6-12.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8952


OPEN DAY AT SIOBHAN DAVIES STUDIOS
Saturday 19 June
 at Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road; free
Siobhan Davies Studios will open its entire building to view
as part of the city wide celebration of architecture on
Saturday 19 June. Visitors will be free to explore all areas
of the RIBA award-winning building designed by Sarah
Wigglesworth, and experience a number of events through the
day all of which are free of charge.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9250


STAY AND PLAY WORKSHOP: GET READY FOR WATERLOO CARNIVAL
Saturday 19 June
2pm-4pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street
Create your own mask and beautiful tropical flowers to
decorate the Waterloo Carnival centre piece. For under 7s.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9226


COOLTAN ARTS MIDNIGHT LARGACTYL SHUFFLE
Saturday 19 June
Meet midnight Saturday night/Sunday morning outside Tate
Modern in Holland Street; free
Join CoolTan Arts for a unique Summer Solstice midnight walk
explore the urban psycho-geography of South London, and
learn about local history and familiar landmarks in a light
you have never seen them before.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9075


VIVA VAUXHALL! GUIDED WALK WITH ALY MIR
Sunday 20 June
Meet 11am outside Starbucks, opposite Vauxhall Underground,
Exit 2; free to VCS members, otherwise 2 towards VCS funds
Aly Mir's take on Vauxhall includes the venue for the
first-ever FA Cup Final, the birth of Vauxhall Motors, the
gallows that were to be the death of many an unfortunate, a
park where people power gathered pace, not forgetting the
mansion of a Duke and the cottage of a prince.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9098


PIMP YOUR PAVEMENT: GUERRILLA GARDENING GUIDED WALK
Sunday 20 June
Meet 3pm at the centre of the north roundabout of the
Elephant & Castle; 5 - book at http://www.lfa2010.org
A 90 minute walking tour of guerrilla gardens of SE1 with
Richard Reynolds, founder of GuerrillaGardening.org and
author of On Guerrilla Gardening. Learn about why, how and
what has happened over the last six years of their creation
and pick up gardening tips on the way.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9146


MIDSUMMER MADNESS CYCLE RIDE
Monday 21 June
Meet 2am at Southwark Needle,  London Bridge; free
The summer solstice. Longest day of the year. Meet 2am Cutty
Sark Gardens, Greenwich. 2.30am Southwark Needle, south end
of London Bridge. 3am Bar Italia, Frith Street. 4am top of
Primrose Hill. 4.43am sunrise! 6am breakfast at specially
opened Leon bar/cafe on Sumner Street, right by Tate Modern.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9179


KNITTING CLUB AT LEON
Tuesday 22 June
6.15pm at Leon, 7 Canvey Street
John Harvard Library is starting a knitting club where books
will also be discussed. Learners and experienced knitters
all welcome. The group will meet on the fourth Tuesday of
the month and the first session is on 22 June. Contact
Eugenia.Atta@southwark.gov.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9192

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Faith and Community Development Worker, Methodist Church
* Church Manager, Haddon Hall Baptist Church
* Team member, Terry's Cafe

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

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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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of new topics started at
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

* Cycle Repair - Druid Cycles
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127745
* Where to watch World Cup games near London Bridge?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127739
* New hotel at corner of Waterloo Road and Baylis Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127704
* Solicitor needed
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127699
* Metro Central Heights - Council Tax Bands
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/127696
* BSO end of term party - advance warning for neighbours
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127693
* Looking for a venue to hire for puppy classes in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127682
* Pizzeria Castello @ Elephant - is it making a comeback?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127667
* Strata Turbines
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127664
* Recycling Printer Toner Cartridges
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127618
* Cool place for a small group to sit and write?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127608
* Auto Electrician for Car Stereo
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127596        

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 gift or loan of tables for pop-up space
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/127614
* Local Networking Contacts
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/127381
* Hunting for a Handyman
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/126992
* Kiosk Lease - London Bridge Station
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/126850
 
Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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{ Noticeboard }

WANTED: YOUR PLANTS, SEEDS AND JARS
The Union Street Urban Orchard
http://www.unionstreetorchard.org.uk urgently needs your
plants to create a community garden and plant adoption
event, as well as your seeds and jars to create our seed
library. The orchard is a temporary summer project that is
transforming a disused site into a green space, through a
volunteer build and all reclaimed and recycled materials.
When the project is dismantled in September, all the trees
and plants will be redistributed to the community. The plant
adoption event will be organized by The Wayward Plant
Registry http://www.waywardplants.org on July 3-4 for the
London Festival of Architecture Bankside Focus weekend. If
you have plants, seeds or jars, please drop them off at the
orchard at 100 Union Street SE1 any time, or contact
hello@waywardplants.org. Thank you!


PROJECT BABYCARE SEEKS FEMALES AGED 22-44 IN SE1
2hr Depth interviews  28th June
12pm, 2.30pm & 5pm  Incentive 70 (including homework)
3hr Focus group  29th June
2pm  Incentive 85 (including homework)
We are looking for females who are mums to take part in a
project about nappies. Please send us an email to
projects@qmr-recruitment.co.uk with the following details:
Your full name, age, contact number & the age of your baby
in months & we'll contact you. Please refer to PROJECT
BABYCARE in the subject box.


THE MAKESHIFT PROGRAMME
What: The makeshift is an intensive skills based programme
supporting artists to develop the knowledge to enter the
street arts sector.
Why: To provide transferable and employable skills for
people out of work with interest in street arts
How: By providing individually tailored programme of
professional development, one to one tutorials with
professionals working in the sector, work experience,
participant discussions, lectures and demonstrations
This is a 8 week long intensive project and commitment is
expected from participants
Email: makeshift@hotmail.com or phone: 020 7261 1515

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