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SE1 Direct 505: Bastille Day, Waterloo Carnival, TurkishFest
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 505

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Monday 12 July 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
* 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

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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

* Southwark agrees 'momentous' Elephant regeneration deal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4669

* Man stabbed in stomach outside Old Kent Road cab office
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4675

* Will Elephant & Castle get a new swimming pool?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4672

* David Idowu murder - 'service for peace' at St George's
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4671

* Protests against TfL threat to Tooley Street crossings
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4670

* Commons crew wins parliamentary boat race
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4673

* SE1 history at risk warns English Heritage
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4667

* Slave trade sculpture to be displayed alongside City Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4666

* Bermondsey's David Haye opens garden named in his honour
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4665

* Inquiry into "incongruous" Tanner Street development
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4664

* 'World's trendiest hotel' citizenM coming to Bankside
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4663

* Strata SE1 tower: first residents move in
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4662
+ Developer would love Carluccio's at Elephant & Castle +

* Boris hosts Lambeth & Southwark reception at City Hall
+ Mayor 'disappointed' that cycle superhighway is dug up +
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4661

* Bankside Urban Forest weekend in pictures: LFA2010
+ Pop-up tea shop, flapjacks and sugar cube sculptures +
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4660

* HMS Richmond arrives in the Pool of London
+ See it leave at 3.20pm on Monday afternoon +
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4659

* Boris Johnson opens Travelodge in Waterloo Road
+ Electric bikes for hire to hotel guests +
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4658

* Kerala Carnival comes to the South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4668

* Cathedral School achieves beacon status for music
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4674

* Bishop of London plants yew tree at Lambeth Palace
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4678

* Aid agency marks 25 years at Bankside open-air exhibition
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4677

* Archbishop's Park: Mayor opens improved playground
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4676

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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'.

BE CAREFUL TOMORROW: BETTER BANKSIDE POP-UP EXHIBITION
Monday 12 to Thursday 22 July
Opening hours TBA at Pop-up Space, 7 Chancel Street; free
On 15 July 1910 a postcard with the mysterious message "Be
careful tomorrow" was sent from Lincoln to an address on
Marshalsea Road, Borough. Better Bankside has distributed
blank postcards around the area and invited local residents
and workers to inteprent this phrase. The submitted
postcards will be displayed in Better Bankside's Pop-up
Space for 11 days. See also special performance on Thursday
evening.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9402


JUNGLE STORIES: GET READY FOR WATERLOO CARNIVAL
Tuesday 13 July
10.30-11.30am at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
Jungle-themed storytelling session with free facepainting to
transform you into your favourite jungle creature. For ages
2+
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9227


POST ELECTION HUSTINGS AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Tuesday 13 July
7.30pm at Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral,  London
Bridge; free
With Simon Hughes MP (Lib Dem, Bermondsey & Old Southwark)
and Cllr Peter John, (Labour) leader of Southwark Council.
Organised by the Church of England parishes of Southwark &
Newington Deanery.
Guests will be asked to address how their policies have
developed since the election, with special regard to:
* homelessness
* regeneration and community
* immigration and sanctuary and the role of churches
particularly in relation to those issues
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9387


JUBILEE GARDENS CONSULTATION AT
WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 14 July
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
A scheme to revamp Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank was
approved in 2006 but couldn't be implemented due to
financial and legal problems. In March South Bank Employers'
Group outlined plans for a slightly cheaper scheme, and the
promise of 1.5 million from Boris Johnson, Mayor of London,
provided the Gardens could be opened in time for the
Olympics in 2012. Because of the short timescale this is
likely to be your only opportunity to comment before a
planning application is submitted. Come and have your say on
the plans for Waterloo's most visited green space.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7942


SPANISH FIESTA IN WATERLOO: TAPAS, WINE AND FLAMENCO
Wednesday 14 July
12pm-2pm & 5pm-7pm at Emma Cons Gardens,  The Cut; free
A little bit of Spain comes to Waterloo as Meson Don Felipe
hosts its own celebration of Spanish music, food and wine in
Emma Cons Gardens as part of the Waterloo Quarter Food
Festival. Take advantage of a tempting array of Spanish food
and as well as live music and Flamenco dancing.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9221


BANKSIDE'S BASTILLE DAY PARTY AT BOROUGH MARKET
Wednesday 14 July
5.30pm-11.30pm in and around Borough Market
Every 14 July the streets of France come alive in
celebration of the 'storming' of the Bastille and the birth
of La Rwpublique 1789. Once again the party atmosphere
'French style' comes to Borough Market environs with live
music, song and dance, street entertainment, theatrical
spectacles, give away goodies, outdoor eating and drinking
and a traditional finale. This year's party takes place on
the terraces of La Cave, Cafe Brood and The Guildable Manor
in Green Dragon Court. Party-goers are encouraged to dress
in the spirit of the event -the best attired, as judged by a
celebrity guest, will win a bottle of champagne and deluxe
meal for two at La Cave Restaurant.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9365


BOROUGH BOOK GROUP
Wednesday 14 July
6.15pm at The Table, 85 Southwark Street; free
The Borough book group will this month discuss Any Human
Heart by William Boyd. Copies can be collected at John
Harvard Library. Contact eugenia.atta@southwark.gov.uk to
pick up a copy of the book or make further enquiries.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9378


ELEPHANT 21: NEW PLAY ABOUT ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Wednesday 14 to Saturday 24 July
Mon-Sat 7pm at Theatre Local, Unit 215, Elephant & Castle
Shopping Centre,  Elephant and Castle; 8 (conc 5)
Elephant 21 is a new theatre production which aims to
capture the vibrancy and diversity of 21st century Elephant
& Castle and its community shortly before extensive
redevelopment of the area is due to take place.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9200


GUY'S HOSPITAL CANCER TREATMENT CENTRE EXHIBITION
Thursday 15 to Friday 16 July
9am-5pm; Thu in Central Hall; Fri in Shepherd Hall at St
Thomas' Hospital,  Westminster Bridge Road
The new Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital will provide the
majority of the trust's cancer services in state-of-the-art
facilities. The trust is holding a design competition in
conjunction with RIBA (Royal Institute of British
Architects) to select the best design team to develop the
new centre. Come to see the designs and tell the trust what
you think.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9391


INTERNATIONAL EVENING AT ST GEORGE'S SCHOOL
Thursday 15 July
3.30pm-5pm  at St George's Cathedral Primary School, 33
Westminster Bridge Road; free
Music, food, dance and entertainment from around the world.
The school is selling raffle tickets to raise money to
provide shaded areas in the playground. Prizes include a
meal for two at Brasserie Joel at the Park Plaza. Other
prizes have been donated by local organisations including
the Florence Nightingale Museum, HMS Belfast, Wagamama and
Nando's.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9366


AN EVENING OF TRADITIONAL BRITISH MEATS
Thursday 15 July
5pm-7.30pm  at Greensmiths, 27 Lower Marsh; free
Enjoy BBQ bangers, burgers, ribs and sauces from The Ginger
Pig farmers and butchers. Part of the Waterloo Quarter Food
Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9339


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL GIRLS' CHOIR TENTH ANNIVERSARY EVENSONG
Thursday 15 July
5.30pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
A celebratory choral evensong on St Swithun's Day to mark
the tenth anniversary of the cathedral's Girls' Choir. Canon
Lucy Winkett will preach and the Mayor of Southwark will
attend.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9257


HAVING FAITH IN SOUTHWARK PART 2
Thursday 15 July
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Keyworth Centre,  Keyworth Street; free
A free workshop offering practical help to faith groups in
their search for suitable premises and in meeting
safeguarding requirements.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9407


ME, MYSELF AND MISS GIBBS
Thursday 15 July
7.30pm at Pop-up Space, 7 Chancel Street; free
100 years ago a postcard was sent from Lincoln to London. 7
years ago Francesca Millican-Slater found the postcard in
Devon The postcard, addresses to Miss L Gibbs of Marshalsea
Road, reads: Be careful tomorrow. AC Intrigued by the
mystery, Francesca Millican-Slater set about to discover who
Miss Gibbs was and why she should be careful. From Devon to
Lincoln via Brighton, Francesca finnaly bring the postcard
back to London with a suitcase of stories she picked up on
her way and memories of what she has left behind.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9403


WATERLOO CARNIVAL
Friday 16 July
Procession leaves Johanna School 1.30pm; arrives Millennium
Green 2pm at Waterloo Millennium Green,  Waterloo Road; free
The seventh annual Waterloo Carnival has a jungle theme. A
procession of more than 300 tropical creatures aged 2 to 82
will depart from Lower Marsh at 1.30pm arriving at Waterloo
Millennium Green at approximately 2pm. Festivities around
Lower Marsh will continue from 12 noon to 9pm. Family themed
activities will start at 12pm with family workshops on Lower
Marsh. More workshops, face painting and music will be on
Waterloo Millennium Green from 1pm to 5pm. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8825


JOHN HARVARD BOOK GROUP
Friday 16 July
1pm-2pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
The book group will this month discuss Down and out in Paris
and London by George Orwell. 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/9379


THE BIG SMOKE: FILMS PROJECTED ONTO THE NATIONAL THEATRE
Friday 16 July
10.30pm at National Theatre,  South Bank; free
Free projection of films onto the NT flytower. From the
bustle of the Victorian commute to the celebrations of the
end of WW2, this programme of silent films is brought to
life with a new jazz score performed by James Pearson with
Ronnie Scott's All Stars. Also featuring an alarming vision
of London's future in The Fugitive Futurist (1924) and
ethereal 1930s footage of the London Underground. (45 mins)
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9371


FORUM MINI: ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN AGED 6-12
Saturday 17 July
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.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8953


RIVERSIDE PARENTS' JUMBLE SALE
Saturday 17 July
12pm-3pm  at Downside Fisher Youth Club, Coxson Place, Druid
Street; entry 1
Got a home full of kids' toys, clothes and baby/toddler gear
you don't know what to do with? Want to make sure it goes to
a good home while raising cash to enable soft play sessions,
Christmas parties, summer kids' olympics and 3+ street dance
sessions to go ahead as planned? Then come to the Riverside
Parents' jumble sale. If you've got items to donate, please
bring them to Downside Fisher between 9am and 11am so they
can be sorted and priced before the sale starts.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9259


TURKISHFEST
Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 July
Sat 12 noon-9pm; Sun 12 noon-7pm at Potters Fields Park,
Tooley Street; free
Music, dancing, cultural arts, ethnic food and handcrafts.
Plus a Turkish bazaar with stalls serving the best of
Turkish food, drink, spices, textile, leather goods music
and crafts. Turk Fest, formerly part of the Coin Street
Festival, has moved east to Potters Fields Park.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9002


SONGS AND STORIES TOUR OF BERMONDSEY
Saturday 17 July
Meet 4pm at Cross Bones Graveyard,  Redcross Way; free; pre
booking important penny@fandmpublications.co.uk
Singer songwriter Nigel of Bermondsey and tour guide Chris
Roberts are teaming up to deliver a walking tour with a
difference. At every stop from Cross Bones Graveyard in
Borough to the Thames water front Chris will relate stories
about the location and Nigel will perform a song from his
album the Bermondsey suite. Both the songs and stories will
reveal the history of area and some of the tragic tales
associated with it.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9159


POPPYWALK 2010
Sunday 18 July
How well do you know London? To find out, join the Royal
British Legion's annual PoppyWalk - a Sunday stroll where
walkers can search for clues and test their knowledge of
London. Starting near London Bridge and following a 10 km
trail finishing at the Legion's HQ in Borough, you can race
it or just ramble - you have between 9.30am and 3.30pm to
complete the walk and answer questions to qualify for a
prize.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8705


TALES FROM THE RIVERBANK
Sunday 18 July
Meet 11am outside Bermondsey Underground Station - look for
guide wearing green cap; 5
Join Aly Mir for a guided walk along Thames Path on the
south bank of the river. He 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/9274


LONDON BRIDGE & THE CITY IN THE NIGHT BLITZ
Sunday 18 July
Meet 11am in south churchyard at Southwark Cathedral,
London Bridge; 7
Neil Bright leads a 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. Walk duration approximately 2
hours.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9288


THE BIG LUNCH AT ALL HALLOWS GARDEN
Sunday 18 July
1pm at All Hallows Garden,  Copperfield Street; free
Get to know your neighbours at the Big Lunch picnic in All
Hallows Garden. Bring food and drink and enjoy a lovely
picnic in this hidden community garden. Family, friends and
neighbours welcome. Part of the nationwide Big Lunch event -
other Big Lunches in SE1 include Hankey Hall, Perronet House
and Pearman Street.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9404

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Director, United Saint Saviour's Charity
* Caretaker, Waterloo Action Centre
* 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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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

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

* Mint Street Park - what's happening?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128907
* Car scratch repair
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128875
* EDF noise Decima Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128871
* Metro Central Heights - what's it like?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128851
* Good summer art exhibitions: your recommendations
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128842
* Seagulls!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128815
* Cave: New Flower Shop on Bermondsey Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128722
* The first 12m flat in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128711
* McLaren F1 car at Hilton in Tooley Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128693
* VHS tapes - best way to dispose of them?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128651
* The Cut - New Shops
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128650
* Secret gardens in SE1 - what's your favourite?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128638
* Royal Festival Hall music shop closure
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128634
* Any "Shaw" swimmers out there?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/128617

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
* 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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