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SE1 Direct 507: Living The Dream, John Hegley & Oxo Tower drumming
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 507

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

Monday 26 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: Traditional and modern upholstery service
* 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

* Giant billboards for South Bank, Blackfriars Rd & Elephant
  TfL warns of 'unacceptable' safety risk at Elephant
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4709

* Assembly to investigate London Promenade for SE1 riverside
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4707

* Cycle Superhighways launched by Boris Johnson
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4698

* Designs for Guy's Hospital cancer centre revealed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4706

* WaCoCo's Richard Bridge joins Lambeth co-op commission
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4704

* Hannibal House fully occupied says St Modwen
- but shopping centre's future remains in doubt
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4703

* Jail for London Bridge & Waterloo graffiti vandal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4702

* Peter John clashes with 'Red Ted' Knight at cuts meeting
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4701

* Globe Education's Sackler Studios to open in Park Street 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4700

* NCVO learns from SE1 United Youth Forum
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4699

* Bereavement centre opens at Guy's Hospital
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4708

* Competition: win tickets to Carnaval del Pueblo afterparty
Go to http://www.london-se1.co.uk/labomba/ to enter

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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'.


LIVING THE DREAM: NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE IN POTTERS FIELDS
Daily until Saturday 31 July
1pm at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
Living The Dream is a bilingual adaption of William
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream which will be staged
by two casts of National Youth Theatre performers split
between London and Shanghai. Different parts of this
Shakespearean classic will unfold on different continents as
music, language and technology entwine to create a truly
unique theatrical experience. Whilst the fairy dream world
of this magical tale will be created against the stunning
backdrop of the UK Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai,
the human realm of the musical mechanicals will spring up in
Potters Fields Park.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9439


PHOTO SHOOT FOR LIVING STREETS (RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER)
Tuesday 27 July
9am-5.30pm  at The Cut,  The Cut
Living Streets - the national charity working to create
safe, attractive and enjoyable streets around the UK - is
holding a charity photo shoot to get inspiring imagery of
ordinary people using a pedestrian-friendly environment in
their local area. They are inviting people from the SE1 area
to come and be photographed. Everyone is invited. Living
Streets needs people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and
ethnicities. (Any aspiring models, actors, performers are
more than welcome!) Free portrait photos will be sent to all
participants. If you would like to take part or would like
more information, please send an email to:
adwoa.baah@livingstreets.org.uk or call 020 7377 4900.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9423


BANKSIDE KNITTING CLUB
Tuesday 27 July
6.15pm at Leon, 7 Canvey Street; free
John Harvard Library has started 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 this is the second session. Contact
Eugenia.Atta@southwark.gov.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9380


DESIGUAL KISS TOUR LONDON KISS PARTY
Wednesday 28 July
6pm-9pm  at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
This summer Spanish high street brand Desigual is hosting
the Kiss Tour. Desigual is calling all Londoners to enjoy a
fun evening in the capital with entertainment from some of
London's great DJs and inviting everyone to join in a group
kiss. The Kiss Party originated in Desigual's home town,
Barcelona, where the brand wanted to create a social event
bringing together all members of the city to enjoy an
evening of entertainment, celebrating their enthusiastic and
amorous side to life. Desigual supports free kissing, where
each participant expresses himself or herself through a
kiss, so the Kiss Party will be a completely free event open
to all. Guilty Pleasures and Moshi Moshi DJs will animate
the event with music plus a special guest host who will
present the event on the evening.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9437


THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA AT WATERLOO EAST THEATRE
Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 July
7.30pm (Sun 3pm) at Waterloo East Theatre,  Brad Street; 10
(conc 6)
Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize winning novel adapted for the
stage by Rob Young and directed by Laura Casey. A swaggering
tale full of so much yearning that you can hear it squeak. 4
days, 2 gladiators, 1 death. A chance to visit SE1's newest
theatre in advance of its official opening in September. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9469


SE1 UNITED SPORTS DAY
Thursday 29 July
12pm-6pm  at Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane; free
Free sports, activities and games for all ages. Bring a
picnic, sun cream and an umbrella.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9431


JOHN HEGLEY AT BANG SAID THE GUN
Thursday 29 July
8pm at The Roebuck, 50 Great Dover Street; 5 (conc 3)
Stand-up poetry with John Hegley and The Bang Said The Gun
All Stars - Dan Cockrill, Martin Galton and Rob Auton. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9460


AUDEN AND BRITTEN AT THE GPO: FILMS PROJECTED ON SOUTH BANK
Friday 30 July
10.30pm at National Theatre,  South Bank; free
Free projection of films onto the NT flytower. In the 1930s
the GPO Film Unit was home to some of Britain's most
audacious creative talents. Among them were WH Auden and
Benjamin Britten, the two central characters in The Habit of
Art, who brought a radical approach to the development of
sound in British film, most famously in Night Mail (1936).
Also a chance to see their collaborations Coal Face (1935),
God's Chillun (1938) and Lotte Reiniger's delightful
animation, The Tocher (1938), scored by Britten in a
particularly playful mood.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9373


60|40 ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION
Friday 30 July
7pm at Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road; free;
reservations are essential on 020 7091 9650
Artists Chris Keenan, Linda Florence and David Gates of the
60l40 Arts Collective will take part in a panel discussion
that considers differences and similarities in methodologies
and processes in making work which responds to the physical
environment of Siobhan Davies Studios. Coming to the project
from different disciplines, they question 'where are the
visible overlaps and spaces between our approaches?'
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9426


FUN DOG DAY
Saturday 31 July
12pm-4pm  at Paterson Park, off Lynton Road; free
Bring your pet to the park for free microchipping and join
in the fun activities. Spend a great afternoon with your
family and don't forget to bring your pet! Show off your pet
in the Fun Dog Show and don't miss out on the free dog and
cat microchipping, as well as fun activities including
Millwall Football Club running football sessions and free
face painting.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9124


FAMILY FUN DAY IN LONG LANE PARK
Saturday 31 July
12pm-8pm  at Long Lane Park,  Long Lane; free
Free family fun day organised by Decima Street TRA full of
entertainment. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9419


SUMMER FAIR & AFRICAN MARKET AT ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL 
Saturday 31 July
1pm-5pm  at Car Park, St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road;
free
The Daughters of Divine Love are holding a summer fair and
market in the car park of St George's Cathedral to raise
funds for their new convent in Wood Green. Featuring African
food stalls, games, tombola, dance, craft stalls, bouncy
castle and a raffle.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9432


BEAT THE DRUM TO BAN CLUSTER BOMBS - SOUTH BANK
Sunday 1 August
3pm-4pm outside the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf; free
Campaigners are mobilising around the world to mark the
entry into force on 1 August 2010 of the Convention on
Cluster Munitions - the most significant disarmament and
humanitarian treaty in more than a decade. There will be a
public drumming event outside the Bargehouse at Oxo Tower
Wharf as London's contribution to the worldwide events.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9436


PLATFORM AT THE OLD VIC TUNNELS
Auditions coming up for community drama - sign up at
http://www.ovnvplatform.com

UNTRAINED DANCERS WANTED FOR TATE MODERN PROJECT
See http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/9507 for info

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Bar/Waiting Staff Required, The Laughing Gravy
* Director, United Saint Saviour's Charity
* [Volunteers] Are you interested in London's past?
* [Volunteers] Events 'Host', Southwark Circle

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 }

* Desk Space in Creative Environment, Forster

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

* Fitted Bedroom Wardrobes
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129431
* Simon Hughes MP. Nil Response!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129425
* Lost parrot spotted in Tanner Street Park
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129393
* Weston Street tunnel
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129356
* Carbuncles in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129355
* Dressmaker recommendations
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129353
* Strange 'vine' in St. George's Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129335
* Art or graffiti?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129316
* Design Museum moving
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129303
* Disturbance in Toulmin Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129249
* Anne Hathaway filming on Lower Marsh & Waterloo Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129246
    
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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