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SE1 Direct 509: Wartime Farm & local history walks
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 509

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Monday 9 August 2010                          ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* 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

* Wine bar plan for Tower Bridge Road toilets
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4738

* Revealed: the truth behind the Tooley Street sea monster
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4737

* Waterloo East Theatre prepares to open its doors
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4740

* First part of Blackfriars Station roof lifted into place
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4739

* South Bank bike ban: draft strategy calls for enforcement
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4732

* Guerrilla geographers launch iPhone app at Golden Hinde
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4742

* Vapiano pizza & pasta chain plans Bankside Mix restaurant
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4733

* Florence Nightingale: Radio 4 Sunday Worship at St Thomas'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4741

* Christine Ohuruogu unveils riverside running track
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4736

* New art gallery opens in Blackfriars Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4735

* Blackfriars Settlement moves to Great Suffolk Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4743

* Summer fun in Melior Street Gardens
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4734

* Lotto cash to develop David Bomberg & Borough Group legacy
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4731

* Bankside Mix tops the league on first day of cycle hire
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4729

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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'.


ST THOMAS' HOSPITAL EAST WING RECLADDING SCHEME EXHIBITION
Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 August at Atrium 1, Southwark Wing,
Guy's Hospital
Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 August at Central Hall, St Thomas'
Hospital
The East Wing of St Thomas' Hospital has been a feature of
the Lambeth skyline since the 1960s. But it now needs repair
and modernisation. The hospital is holding a Design
Competition for the East Wing Recladding Scheme in
conjunction with RIBA (Royal Institute of British
Architects) to select the best design for the project and
they would like to invite you to comment on the proposals.
An exhibition of the six shortlisted designs will be on
display during August at various venues on both hospital
sites and in the community. Hospital staff will be on hand
to answer questions and there will be a feedback form so
that you can tell them what you think of the designs.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9558


GETTING STUCK IN WITH FAMILY HISTORY
Monday 9 August
12 noon at Local History Library, 211 Borough High Street
Discussion and mutual help with family history research,
especially with Metropolitan Surrey and the Southwark
parishes. Bring notes and family tree. All welcome. A
meeting of the Southwark group of the East Surrey Family
History Society.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9585


BECOMING A LONDONER: LUNCHTIME PERFORMANCE AT THE SCOOP
Monday 9 August
12.45pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Refugee Youth, in collaboration with Steam Industry Free
Theatre, present a new piece of drama, incorporating dance,
music and song, exploring the ups and downs that young
refugees encounter when embarking on a new life in this
city.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9535


FREE BICYCLE SECURITY TAGGING
Tuesday 10 August
7.30am to 10am outside Evans Cycles London Bridge
http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/secure/get-your-bike-tagged/


PHOTO SHOOT FOR LIVING STREETS IN THE CUT, WATERLOO
Tuesday 10 August
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


CAMEL RIDES IN POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Wednesday 11 August
12 noon-2pm at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
Cleopatra and Tutankhamen will be riding into Potters Fields
Park on camels to celebrate the launch of a new easyJet
direct route from London Gatwick to Luxor. Complimentary
camel rides will provide Londoners and visitors with a taste
of the exotic and parents with the perfect summer holiday
activity to keep children entertained.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9592


BOROUGH BOOK GROUP
Wednesday 11 August
6.15pm at The Table, 85 Southwark Street; free
The Borough book group will this month discuss The Curious
Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. Copies
can be collected at John Harvard Library. Please 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/9548


FUNNY WOMEN AWARDS
Wednesday 11 August
7.30pm at Borough Bar, 10 London Bridge 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/9545


WARTIME FARM
Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 August
11am-4pm at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Lambeth Rd; free
To coincide with its major exhibition, The Ministry of Food,
Imperial War Museum is hosting a wartime farm in Geraldine
Mary Harmsworth Park during the summer holidays. With the
help of animals from Surrey Docks Farm, children and
families will enjoy hands-on learning about the important
roles people like them played in feeding the nation during
the Second World War. As well as caring for the animals,
kids will be able to try milking (fake!) cows and making
butter. They'll also be joined by former Land Girls,
evacuees and veterans of Second World War who'll share
memories of how women and even children were pulled into the
war effort through farming. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9103


FROM GARDEN TO GARRET: THE APOTHECARY TOUR
Thursday 12 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/9462


RIVERSIDE WALK WITH LIVING MEMORY HERITAGE PROJECT
Thursday 12 August
5.30pm; free (booking essential)
A walk along the scenic South Bank from Westminster Bridge
past Jubilee Gardens, the Southbank Centre, National Theatre
and finishing at Coin Street. Part of a series of free
history walks in Waterloo and the surrounding area with the
Living Memory heritage project. The walks are roughly an
hour in length and are free to attend. To book and for more
information contact Laura Cowell on 020 7021 1600 or
l.cowell@coinstreet.org. Places are limited and you must
book onto the walk in advance. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9551


TOAD HALL! FREE THEATRE AT THE SCOOP
Until 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
Until 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


VAMPIRES & WEREWOLVES AMONG US? LEGENDS & SCIENTIFIC REALITY
Thursday 12 August
6.30pm at Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret, 9a
St Thomas Street; £6
Led by bioarcheologist and palaeopathologist Anastasia
Tsaliki. This talk will explore the fascinating origins and
the folklore of the vampires and the werewolves, but it will
also study the reality behind these legends from an
archaeological and medical viewpoint.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9463


THE CORSICAN BROTHERS: OR, THE FATAL DUEL
Friday 13 to Saturday 14 August
10pm at National Theatre,  South Bank; free
Watch This Space presents a series of live performances of
The British Stage in Miniature, blown up to a huge scale and
projected onto the flytower. Young Blood lovingly recreates
these mini-masterpieces in his outsize Corinthian Theatre
and his hand-coloured, cut-out figures and scenery burst
into life with accompanying music adding a contemporary
twist. In The Corsican Brothers, Dion Boucicault's tragic
story of ill-fated twin brothers and a deadly duel in the
Forest of Fontainebleau.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9457


BLACKFRIARS WALK WITH LIVING MEMORY HERITAGE PROJECT
Saturday 14 August
10.30am; free (booking essential)
A walk taking in the history of Blackfriars Road including
the different sites of Blackfriars Station and planned
developments in the area.   Part of a series of free history
walks in Waterloo and the surrounding area with the Living
Memory heritage project. The walks are roughly an hour in
length and are free to attend. To book and for more
information contact Laura Cowell on 020 7021 1600 or
l.cowell@coinstreet.org. Places are limited and you must
book onto the walk in advance. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9552


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL UNCOVERED
MEDICAL LINKS AND DEVELOPMENTS THROUGHOUT THE AGES
Saturday 14 August
11am at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; £4 (inc £1
donation to Guy's Chapel)
Tour led by Jo Brewster. The cathedral's forefathers founded
St Thomas' hospital and a nursing sister became the first
deaconess of the diocese. There are several other medical
links and these, together with a visit to the nearby Guy's
Chapel, make this an interesting and informative tour. 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/9206


FINDING NEMO: KIDS' CLUB SCREENING
Saturday 14 August
11am at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square; £4 per
child, with an accompanying adult going free
Director: Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton Clownfish Nemo is
carried away from his home in Australia’s Great Barrier
Reef. His overprotective father, Marlin and friendly but
forgetful Dory, go to his rescue. The two embark on an
adventure that leads to encounters with a range of colourful
characters. Academy Award-winning film from the creators of
Toy Story.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9505


LUNCHTIME YOGA
Monday 16 August
1pm-2pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free; booking advised - call 020 7525 2000 and ask for John
Harvard Library
Relax and unwind during your lunch break. Clothing should be
loose and comfortable. Mats provided. Part of the Healthy
Living Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9589


BOROUGH HERITAGE WALK
Monday 16 August
5pm-6.30pm. Starts John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free; booking essential - call 020 7525 2000 and ask
for John Harvard Library
This guided walk will take in some of Borough's historical
sights, with free gifts to help encourage you to step out
and stretch your legs more often. Refreshments provided.
Part of the Healthy Living Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9586

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Director, United Saint Saviour's Charity
* Floor/Waiting Staff, The Compass, Rotherhithe
* [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 }

* Office space to share with a friendly PR agency, Mandarin
* 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

* Tesco Express opening in Great Suffolk Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129785
* Looking for a reliable carpenter
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/130010
* Give me please advice in job search
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/130008
* Storage for household items
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/129979
* Tooley Street monster
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129969
* Music Practice Rooms in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129954
* Nightime roadworks Bermondsey St area
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129920
* Seagulls in SE17
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/2/129902
* Stephen Humphrey - Southwark Local History Library
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129872
* Arc Nursery refurbishment
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129846
* Filming on Weston Street Monday night
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129815
* Hanging a Mirror
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129784
* Barclays Cycle Hire problems
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/129759
    
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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