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SE1 Direct 508: Theatre at The Scoop, Real Food Market etc
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 508

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Monday 2 August 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
* August issue of 'in SE1'
* 4 local job vacancies 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
* Noticeboard: Bermondsey Street Festival & Run to the Beat 

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{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

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the news on a map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/map

* New home for Bramah Tea & Coffee Museum gets the go-ahead
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4723

* Southwark to ban ice cream vans from SE1 riverside
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4719

* Berkeley Homes & Southwark in Potters Fields joint venture
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4710

* Boris Johnson on South Bank for Barclays Cycle Hire launch
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4722

* 671-bed student residence in Great Suffolk Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4724

* More than 20 SE1 gardens win Southwark in Bloom awards
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4728

* Home secretary Theresa May visits Coin Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4718

* Dust cart overturns at Lambeth Bridge roundabout
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4717

* Green Flag Award for St John's Churchyard in Waterloo
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4725

* £1 million+ Lottery cash for South Bermondsey
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4713

* Elephant & Castle regeneration agreement formally signed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4712

* Protest over Asian factory pay at Asda in Old Kent Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4711

* £10k for project to get young people into local politics
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4726

* Cafe Nova Interchange boss Amelia Suarez retires to Spain
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4716

* Akai joins cast of Into the Hoods at Royal Festival Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4720

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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'.


THE MEASUREMENT SHOP AT ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Monday 2 to Thursday 5 August
2pm-6pm at Unit 214, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre; free
What if experiencing theatre was as easy as entering a shop?
What if a theatrical exchange mirrored a shopping exchange?
What if the theatre was an empty shopping unit and the
opening times were during the day with no evening
performances? Who would the audience be? The Measurement
Shop is a creative exploration of how we measure complex and
simple things: from the practical (how do we measure the
population of London? the rate of immigration? The depth of
a river?) to the abstract (how do we measure pain? Recovery?
Love?). What effect does measuring have on the measured
thing? The project will never be a finished performance,
rather an ongoing open exploratory experiment with the
audience arriving, measuring and adding to the piece of
theatre- it is Tangled Feet's aim that The Measurement Shop
tours across the UK and opens in cities up and down the
country for up to a few weeks before moving on - just like a
pop-up shop. A work-in-progress R and D performance by
Tangled Feet in the former Blackfriars Advice Centre at
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9530


TEAM LONDON BRIDGE FESTIVAL AT MELIOR STREET GARDENS
Wednesday 4 August
12pm-4pm  at Melior Street Gardens,  Melior Street; free
The fetes, fairs and street parties of yesteryear helped a
generation develop a set of skills that have lain dormant
for many years. But now the London Bridge community has the
chance to re-live those halcyon days and introduce their
children to games such as 'hook the duck' and 'hit the high
striker'. Of course, traditionally the art of hooking the
duck must be honed while eating candy floss, so Team London
Bridge are providing free green candy floss. There will also
be a book exchange and the chance for little ones (and older
folk with no green fingered ability) to learn about how to
grow food from gardening experts.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9277


SCRAPSTORES UK LAUNCH: PLAYDAY IN POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Wednesday 4 August
10am-2pm  at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
Join new charity Scrapstores UK for their official launch on
Playday. Children and families, local and from afar, are
welcome to get out and play in a scrapstore extravaganza.
Scrapstores UK has been set up to support the reuse of
unwanted resources for the benefit of children and
communities. Clean reusable scrap materials (which
businesses find hard to recycle so would otherwise be
landfilled) are available for children to play with in a
network of 100 'scrapstores' across the UK. All sorts of
fabrics, paper, card and plastics in a kaleidoscope of
colours, textures and shapes will be available. Families are
encouraged to bring a picnic to this free event and get
stuck in to celebrate Playday 2010.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9531


SPIN IN THE SQUARE: PING LONDON TABLE TENNIS MASTERCLASS
Thursday 5 August
1pm-3pm  at Bermondsey Square; free
Brush up your ping skill, improve that forehand and
strengthen that smash! Join a free masterclass provided by
Fusion Table Tennis Club, a prominent club within the
British League Premier Division.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9543


FROM GARDEN TO GARRET: THE APOTHECARY TOUR
Thursday 5 August
2pm at St George's Garden, Tabard Street; £5.80 (conc £4.80)
An Apothecary Tour exploring the historical use of medicinal
plants. The tour starts within the fresh herb garden of St
George the Martyr Church Southwark where the medicinal herbs
of the Herb Garret are now planted. There will then be a
short walk to the oak beamed Herb Garret of old St Thomas'
Hospital where there will be a hands on demonstration of
traditional medicinal preparations. Explore St Thomas' and
Guy's Hospitals' pharmaceutical history via the herbal arts
of infusion, poultice, pills and tablet making.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9461


THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR AND ITS LITERATURE
Thursday 5 August
7pm at Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut; £6 (conc £4)
John Calder presents readings from and about the conflict
that ravaged Spain between 1936 and 1939 and resulted in the
triumph of fascism under General Franco. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9414


RIVERSIDE SAFER NEIGHBOURHOODS MEETING
Thursday 5 August
7pm-8.30pm  at 2a More London Riverside, More London
Riverside,  Tooley Street
An opportunity to hear a presentation from the Met Police on
their activities in the Riverside Ward (from London Bridge
to Southwark Park Road between the Thames and railway line),
and to contribute to agreeing the ongoing priorities for
police action. Info: colinhp@btinternet.com   020 7237 6035
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9444


TOAD HALL! FREE THEATRE AT THE SCOOP
Thursday 5 August to Sunday 5 September
Thu-Sun 6pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Free open-air theatre by the Thames. From the original story
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame adapted by The
Steam Industry Free Theatre and the young people of
Southwark. Suitable for all ages this is family fun in the
great tradition of the award winning Steam Industry Scoop
shows, packed with jokes, tunes, puppets and celebration. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9327


DON JUAN IN LOVE - FREE THEATRE AT THE SCOOP
Thursday 5 August to Sunday 5 September
Thu-Sun 8pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Free open-air theatre by the Thames. This much loved tale
has inspired many other great writers down the centuries
from Steam Industry's action packed new production draws
inspiration from them all to present a fast-paced new
version for a city troubled by its own mixture of machismo
and violence. Post-show discussions are also set to explore
the sexual politics and knife culture of London today.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9328


REAL FOOD MARKET ON THE SOUTH BANK
Friday 6 to Sunday 8 August
Fri 11am-8pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12 noon-6pm at Southbank
Centre Square,  Belvedere Road
On the first weekend of each month 40 selected Real Food
Festival producers come to the South Bank bringing Londoners
the opportunity to buy great quality, fresh produce and
ingredients at affordable prices, direct from the producer.
The local community will have a regular place to come and
buy seasonal, nutritionally-dense real food to take home and
cook with.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9396


LONDON BRIDGE UNSEEN TOURS WITH THE SOCK MOB
Friday 6 to Sunday 29 August
Wed-Fri 7pm; Sat & Sun 4pm; meet outside Tooley Street exit
of London Bridge tube station; £5
Unseen Tours provide a totally unique and exciting
perspective on well-known landmarks and the lesser-known
nooks and crannies of London. Led by homeless guides with
their own distinctive styles and life histories, each walk
will have its own personality as it uncovers London’s hidden
history and present-day reality from their perspectives.
This tour follows the artery of the Thames from London
Bridge along the south bank, veering off into Borough’s more
mysterious alleys that also contain powerful symbols of the
outcast and social justice.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9445


SCENES FROM THE CITY
Friday 6 to Tuesday 10 August
Fri-Mon 1pm-6pm; Tue 11am-3pm at Nolia's Gallery 2, 60 Great
Suffolk Street; free
Theatre company Broken Glass presents a collaborative art,
literature and theatre project.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9488


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL UNCOVERED GUIDED TOUR: ACTORS & WRITERS
Saturday 7 August
11am at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; £3
Whilst many will know of the cathedral's connection with
William Shakespeare, there are many other associations with
actors and writers - these and the periods in which they
lived and worked will be recalled by Chris Jenkins. Part of
the 'Southwark Cathedral Uncovered' series of themed tours.
Cathedral guides will recall those commemorated within the
building and uncover the rich and colourful history of the
church and area through its monuments, tombs, windows, and
artefacts. No booking necessary. All tours will commence in
the Nave. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9205


ROCKINGHAM YOUTH AND COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
Saturday 7 August
12 noon-4pm  at Newington Gardens,  Harper Road; free
A celebration of community diversity through a variety of
live performance, including traditional Indian dancing,
local dance act Bruk Out and local artists X Vocals. Other
activities include a children's area, intercultural tent,
face painting and bouncy castle. The event is designed as an
opportunity for the local community to come together and
celebrate its diversity and improve community cohesion. The
festival will also have stalls from service providers, with
information on aspects such as employment and opportunity to
take part in a multi-media workshop. Free food and drink
will also be provided.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9441


FUNNY WOMEN AWARDS AT THE LONDON FESTIVAL FRINGE
Saturday 7 August
8pm at Platform Restaurant & Bar, 56-58 Tooley Street; £7
Comedic trailblazers Funny Women come to the London Festival
Fringe as they tour their unique annual competition, the
Funny Women Awards, for the eighth year running.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9544


LORD OF THE RINGS ALL-NIGHTER AT BFI IMAX
Saturday 7 August
11.59pm at BFI IMAX,  Charlie Chaplin Walk; £27.50, conc
£19.00, students £17
The return of the BFI IMAX's legendary Lord of the Rings
All-Nighter - all three films showing through the night. As
usual there will be half hour breaks between the films with
free tea and coffee to help everyone stay awake.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9536


FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: RADIO 4 SUNDAY WORSHIP FROM ST THOMAS'
Sunday 8 August
8.10am on BBC Radio 4
Marking a century since the death of Florence Nightingale,
this act of worship explores the legacy of one of the most
influential medics of all time. Members of the Florence
Nightingale School Choir join forces with the Guy's and St
Thomas' Staff Choir in the chapel of St Thomas' Hospital.
The preacher is the Revd Tom Keighley, a Nightingale Nurse
and Fellow of the Nightingale Foundation.
The service is led by the Revd Mia Hilborn.
Info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t83lc


LONDON TRIATHLON ROAD CLOSURES
Southwark Bridge and Tower Bridge will be closed on Sunday
morning in connection with the London Triathlon:
http://www.thelondontriathlon.co.uk/LTRoadclosures.html


OLD SOUTHWARK IN THE BLITZ GUIDED WALK
Sunday 8 August
Meet 11am in south churchyard at Southwark Cathedral,
London Bridge; £7
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: 2.5 hours.
Finishes at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9450

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{ August issue of 'in SE1' }

The August issue of our monthly printed what's on guide is
winging its way to all the usual distribution points.

You can also grab the PDF version right now by visiting
http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Director, United Saint Saviour's Charity
* Floor/Waiting Staff, The Compass, Rotherhithe
* Bar/Waiting Staff, The Laughing Gravy
* [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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{ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website }

* The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4721

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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

* No 'doggy bags' at Park Plaza's Brasserie Joel
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129684
* Ice cream vans
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129672
* General questions about Southwark
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129654
* Kate Hoey - Double response!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129635
* Food hygiene in restaurants etc.
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129632
* Would you like to join a Borough book group?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129631
* Shirt cleaning that doesn't individually wrap each shirt
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129574
* Volunteering in Southwark - where to start?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129573
* Looking for a childminder
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129570
* The Bloody Great Big Elephant Rip-Off
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129564
* Solicitors in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129482
    
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 }

* Desk Space needed
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/129618
* Business mentors - Princes Trust
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/128011
 
Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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{ Noticeboard }

BERMONDSEY STREET FESTIVAL
The BSAP, organisers of the annual Bermondsey Street
Festival, this year to be held on Saturday 18 September, are
keen to talk to any local acts, musical or otherwise, who
might like a spot during the day in one of the planned
performance spaces. Anyone local who wishes to have a very
reasonably priced stall is also welcome to get in touch.
Alternatively if you want to volunteer in this important
local event lots of opportunities will arise in the weeks
ahead, and on the day itself. In the first instance please
contact Greg Battarbee on
greg@bermondseystreetfestival.org.uk 
More information can be found on
http://www.bermondseystreetfestival.org.uk


FOR RUN TO THE BEAT: LONDON'S MUSICAL HALF-MARATHON
26 September 2010
Registration deadline: Monday 9 August
Need a goal to focus on?  Been meaning to get fit for ages?
The African Palliative Care Association UK (APCA UK) has a
limited number of places available for Run to the Beat,
London's funkiest half-marathon!
Starting and finishing at London's O2 arena, the route takes
in some of London's most famous landmarks and is lined with
live bands playing energising tunes to help you on your way!
More information is available here
http://www.apca.org.uk/getinvolved/908   
By running and raising £300 in sponsorship for a local
Waterloo based charity you can help to transform the lives
of people living with terminal illnesses in Africa.  
Get signed up today!
Email: Gregory.Brister@apca.org.uk
Call: 020 7401 9923

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