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SE1 Direct 502: Tapas Fantasticas, North Lambeth Fete & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 502

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

Monday 21 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: Musical Fun for Little Ones NOW IN SE1
* What's on this week
* 1 local job vacancy 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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{ 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

* Urban orchard takes root on Union Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4622

* Waterloo's new Tune Hotels.com offers rooms for 1p a night
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4625

* Yellow discs offer new clues to Southwark's history
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4626

* Tibetan Buddhist centre opens at Bermondsey Spa
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4628

* London Festival of Architecture gets under way
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4627

* SE1 pupils' Potters Fields Park designs on show at RIBA
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4624

* BFI's South Bank film centre: coalition axes £45m funding
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4623

* Royal Festival Hall organ to be restored by 2013
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4621

* Founder's Place development axed by Guy's & St Thomas'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4620

* Cycle hire docking station installed in Southwark Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4619

* Chris Dercon named as director of Tate Modern
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4617

* Transport for London cancels plan to move into the Shard
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4615

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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'.

POLITICS OF CULTURAL DISRUPTION: TURBINE HALL, TATE MODERN
Monday 21 June
6.45pm-8pm  at Turbine Hall, Tate Modern,  Bankside; £8
(conc £5)
Is public art any more than second-rate sculptors and failed
performers cluttering the streets and disrupting traffic?
Tim Marlow chairs a panel of provocative speakers including
Janet Street-Porter, artist Marc Quinn; new director of the
Cultural Olympiad Ruth Mackenzie; cultural commentator and
curator Gus Casely-Hayford; Director of Public Space for
CABE, Sarah Gaventa and the former Commissioner of the
Metropolitan Police Sir Ian Blair. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9143


THE DARK ARTS OF CHOCOLATE AT BERMONDSEY KITCHEN
Monday 21 June to Sunday 4 July
To the Aztecs cocoa was sacred.  For two weeks Bermondsey
Kitchen is going to celebrate the dark arts of chocolate.
Sample savoury Mexican dishes with chocolate, try chocolate
pasta, feast on  chocolate desserts, savour  spicy Aztec
chocolate drinks and sip cocktails from chocolate glasses.
Wine and Chocolate Tasting: Monday 21 June 7-8pm
Tutored Chocolate Tasting: Monday 28 June 7-8pm
Children's Chocolate Fruit-dipping: Saturday 26 June and 3
July 1pm-6pm
Visit http://www.bermondseykitchen.co.uk for all details.


BOOK EXCHANGE AT POTTERS FIELDS PARK WITH TEAM LONDON BRIDGE
Tuesday 22 to Wednesday 23 June
12 noon-2pm each day at Potters Fields Park; free
Read, return, recycle your unwanted books and help a local
charity along the way. There'll be everything from Mills &
Boon to ancient Greek philosophy so start saving your old
paperbacks today. Come along to Potters Fields Park and swap
your unwanted books with Team London Bridge. You can swap
books that you don't want any more or pay just £1 each for
any of the books on display. All proceeds go to local
charities.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9129


KNITTING CLUB AT LEON BANKSIDE WITH JOHN HARVARD LIBRARY
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


HUNG OVER: GENERAL ELECTION 2010 SHORT PLAYS AT ELEPHANT
Tuesday 22 to Saturday 26 June
7pm at Theatre Local, Unit 215, Elephant & Castle Shopping
Centre; £5 from 020 7565 5000 or pay what you like at door
The Royal Court Theatre addresses the election result – the
first hung Parliament since 1974 - in its Rough Cuts project
– a mini season of short plays, experimental readings and
works in progress. As part of the wider season, The Royal
Court's Theatre Local space at the Elephant & Castle
presents five nights of specially commissioned ten minute
plays all written as a response to the 2010 general
election.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9114


BANKSIDE-ON-CALL
Wednesday 23 June to Sunday 4 July
Wed-Sun 12 noon-6.30pm at 7 Chancel Street; free
This pop-up exhibition claims to offer a unique insight into
the gritty underbelly of Bankside. A newly commissioned work
by the sound artist Bruce Gilbert, titled Time Interior,
will respond to the urban context, alongside recordings of
tales of growing up in the area by residents and small
business owners, acoustically documenting the processes of
change rapidly being experienced in the area.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9242


ST JOHN'S CHURCHYARD CONSULTATION: REVIEW OF PROPOSALS
Wednesday 23 June
6.30pm-9pm  at Downside Fisher Youth Club, Coxson Place,
Druid Street
At this events will be able to provide your comments on
sketch design options for the park following the input you
provided on 16 June. Landscape architects will create design
options for you to feed back on and share your views.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9247


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 23 June
7pm at Harris Academy Bermondsey, 55 Southwark Park Road
First post-election meeting of the community council for
Grange, Riverside and South Bermondsey wards. One third of
the membership of the community council has changed since
the last meeting: come and meet your new councillors - Mark
Gettleson in Grange ward and Graham Neale and Michael Bukola
in South Bermondsey ward. The meeting includes decisions on
projects and events to be funded by the community council,
workshops to help shape the future agenda of the community
council, updates from local police officers and community
wardens plus a presentation on Southwark Active Citizens
Hub.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9090


OFFENBACH'S ORPHEUS DOWN UNDER: FREE OPEN-AIR OPERA
Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 June
7pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Offenbach's delightfully disrespectful tale loses none of
its pith and verve in this uproarious updating. Full of
charming songs and witty dialogue, it is performed by a cast
of 12 and live musicians. Enjoy a global romp with the opera
that introduced the world to the can-can! 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9186


RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Thursday 24 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/8385


LAMBETH PHARMACY WALK
Thursday 24 June
6pm; meet 5.50pm at Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical
Society, 1 Lambeth High Street; voluntary contribution of £3
Guided walk uncovering the hidden history of North Lambeth.
With a focus on health and its direct relationship with the
poverty which once infected the area, find out about some of
the people who once lived and worked in the neighbourhood,
including some rather well-known characters.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9128


RAFAEL VINOLY: FREE TALK BY ARCHITECT AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Thursday 24 June
7pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free; tickets
from cathedral shop, reception or
rose.harding@southwark.anglican.org
Rafael Vinoly, the New York based architect will speak at
this public lecture. Rafael will talk about his two latest
London projects, Battersea Power Station and No 20 Fenchurch
Street aka 'the Walkie Talkie' and touch on aspects of his
lifelong career in architecture and his projects that span
the world.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8917


BACH B MINOR MASS
Thursday 24 June
7pm at St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road;  £18 (conc £12)
London Orpheus Choir and London Orpheus Orchestra 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9062


TAPAS FANTASTICAS
Friday 25 to Sunday 27 June
Fri & Sat 12 noon-8pm; Sun 12 noon-6pm at Potters Fields
Park,  Tooley Street; free; Purchase a wine glass for £2 and
get four tokens to sample four different wines 
Now in its third year, the popular, free festival which
celebrates Rioja wine and Spanish tapas, invites you to come
and taste a spectacular variety of red, white and rose wines
from some of Rioja's most famous vineyards as you make your
way around the vibrant wine and tapas stalls.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9003


BBC ONE: BANG GOES THE THEORY INTERACTIVE AREA
Friday 25 to Sunday 27 June
10am-6pm at Southbank Centre Square,  Belvedere Road; free
BBC One's Bang Goes the Theory gives you the chance to get
hands-on with science in their amazing interactive area
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9094


SOUTHWARK AND THE CITY IN THE NIGHT BLITZ - GUIDED WALK
Friday 25 June
Meet 6.45pm  in southern churchyard of Southwark Cathedral,
London Bridge; £5
An evening walk across London Bridge along to the Bank of
England then to St Paul's Cathedral, back across Blackfriars
Bridge and finishing at Southwark Station recalling the
terrible events of the Night Blitz of 1940/41 on both sides
of the river.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9188


WAR TO WINDRUSH WALK
Saturday 26 June
10.30am-12.30pm  at Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road;
free; booking essential via llamming@iwm.org.uk
This walk around Elephant & Castle links the Imperial War
Museum with the Cuming Museum. This walk illustrates the
black history of more than 200 years in the SE1 area,
covering gentrification, Oswald Mosley, black soldiers of
the 1700s, Windrush, black Shakespearean actors, African
architecture, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Stephen Lawrence
Inquiry, the Partner System and more. Suitable for adults
and children.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8768


SUMMER FAIR AT FRIARS SCHOOL: WILD WEST IN WEBBER STREET
Saturday 26 June
12pm-3pm  at Friars Primary School,  Webber Street; Entrance
50p (under-11s free)
This year's Friars PFTA Summer Fair has a Wild West theme.
Attractions include raffle, tombola, games, Starbucks,
refreshments (hot dogs, chilli con carne, nachos...),
Wellbeing Bus, white elephant.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9253


GREAT DIXTER PLANT FAIR
Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 June
 at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road
The Great Dixter Nursery take up residence in the Museum,
bringing Christopher Lloyd's favourite plants into London.
All the plants are raised at Great Dixter and many are used
in the gardens themselves. This is a unique chance to buy
Dixter plants and get advice from the nursery's expert
plantsmen.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9240


NORTH LAMBETH PARISH FETE
Saturday 26 June
2pm-5pm  at Lambeth Palace Garden, Lambeth Palace,  Lambeth
Palace Road; £3 (conc £2; family £6)
An opportunity to enjoy the gardens of Lambeth Palace,
listen to local musicians including Southwark Concert Band
and Archbishop Sumner School, take tea and buy books, home
made cakes, jams and marmalade, plants, bric a brac etc.
Have a go on the tombola, the raffle or other sideshows.
Raising money for churches in North Lambeth and WaterAid.
Held annually in Lambeth Palace Gardens by kind permission
of the Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs Williams.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8895


MONTEVERDI VESPERS OF 1610
Saturday 26 June
7pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; £15 from
cathedral shop or on the door
400th anniversary performance. New Renaissance Voices
directed by Bruce Saunders with period orchestra London
Early Opera and members of the Southwark Cathedral Girls
Choir.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9147


FAMILY FUN DAY
Sunday 27 June
11.30am-4.30pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge
Road; free
This free event is open to all and includes a variety of
dance and exercise workshops, giving parents and children a
fantastic opportunity to have fun and learn new skills
together. Workshops include; Aikido, African Dance &
Drumming, Learn to Play the Harmonica, Dances Around the
World, Flamenco and Toddlers’ Music. Why not bring your
children and take part in a workshop, enjoy the day, and
learn more about Morley College’s work in the local
community?
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9248


WALK FOR SKIN LONDON CITY WALK
Sunday 27 June
 at St Thomas' Hospital,  Westminster Bridge Road;
Registration fee £10 family; £5 adult; £3 child
In its fifth year, the 2010 Walk for Skin, supported by
Sanex, is a series of sponsored walks taking place
throughout the UK to help raise vital funds for research
into skin disease.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8722


DON'T TELL JIMMY
Sunday 27 June
7pm at The Bridge Lounge, 186 Tooley Street; £7.50
Don't Tell Jimmy is a daring new comedy group combining
hilarious sketches with the spontaneous excitement of
improvised comedy.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9118

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Team member, Woolfson & Tay bookshop, Bermondsey Square

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 }

* Contemporary office/ desk space, Tower Bridge Road
* 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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* Ernesto Neto: The Edges of the World at Hayward Gallery
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4618

* Sus at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4616

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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

* Railway Tunnel Westminster Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128097
* Begging
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128059
* Zucca
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128048
* Painter decorator
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128026
* Woolpack scruffy bins
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128019
* Nurseries near Borough Station
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128003
* Loud helicopter early Sat morning
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127999
* Late-night roadworks in Southwark Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127989
* Disability freedom passes - Southwark Council
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127964
* Spotlight on Bermondsey
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/127934
* Broadband speeds in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127930
* Guerrilla Gardening
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127929
* Inconsiderate Neighbours in Leathermarket Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127893
* Dogs
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127879
* Boot sales in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127848
* View of the Monument
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/127811

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 }

* Business mentors - Princes Trust
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/128011
* 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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