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SE1 Direct 515: guided walks, films, Elefest & Art-Cycle
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 515

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Monday 20 September 2010                      ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Licensed Dog Day-Care & Kennels in SE16
* 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
* Nominate a local hero for an Active Citizen Award

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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

* Weekly farmers' market launches at Elephant & Castle
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/4815

* Pics & video of Bermondsey Street Festival
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4813

* Pics & video: Pope Benedict XVI visits Lambeth Palace
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4812

* Guy's Hospital minor injuries unit still shutting at 3.15
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4811

* Historic RT buses carry passengers in Lambeth streets
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4814

* Swimming pool at Elephant but other sports could be cut
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4809

* London Eye to host South Bank ice rink this Christmas
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4808

* Hundreds of firefighters march through Waterloo streets
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4807

* Alfred Salter Playground to be shut for 'super sewer'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4805

* Michael Gove opens new Globe Academy building
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4802

* Peter Randall-Page: Southwark's September of Sculpture
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4816

* Thomas Heatherwick's Spun Seats on the South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4810

* Winning image chosen in Blackfriars Bridge art competition
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4804

* Guy's and St Thomas' bosses deny claims of 900 job losses
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4803

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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'.


SOUTHWARK MYSTERIES WALK: HISTORY NEVER ENDS
Monday 20 September
7pm (meet 6.45pm) at Tabard Street piazza by St George the
Martyr; free
John Constable leads a walk through the Borough back-streets
in the footsteps of Dickens, from the Victorian underworld
to World War II and the changes now taking place all around
us.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9595


CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY
Tuesday 21 September
11am-3pm  at Ability Media Centre, 56 Southwark Bridge Road;
free
The Friends and Neighbours Club presents an event themed on
'peace within ourselves and in our community'.
* The British School of Osteopathy will be giving a talk and
demonstration about osteopathy
* Michael Cleere will lead a discussion on promoting peace
in our community
* Listen to songs by the Koruso Community Choir
* Poetry and rap by Ability Media Centre Students
Come with a colleague, neighbour and friend - all welcome.
Bring your traditional food for a Peace Lunch.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9672


CHASING THE DEVIL: TIM BUTCHER AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Tuesday 21 September
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; 5 from
cathedral bookshop
Best-selling author Tim Butcher will describe an epic 350
mile journey he completed by foot through war-ravaged
Liberia and use it to draw conclusions about the future not
just of that country but of the wider region. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9060


ELEFEST: OPEN REHEARSAL OF ROTOR
Wednesday 22 September
2.30pm-3.30pm  at Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's
Road; free; contact 020 7091 9650 to book
This autumn Siobhan Davies Dance presents ROTOR, an ensemble
of performances, sound, installations and artworks which
fills Siobhan Davies Studios. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9799


A BERMONDSEY ABBEY WALK
Wednesday 22 September
6.30pm; free; Please reserve a place on 020 7735 6716
Local historian Stephen Humphrey leads a walk highlighting
the remaining traces of Bermondsey Abbey as part of the
celebrations of the 1100th anniversary of its mother house
at Cluny in eastern France. The walk starts in Tower Bridge
Road, by the Grange Road traffic lights, and ends at St Mary
Magdalen Church.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9583


WESTMINSTER BRIDGE ROAD APART-HOTEL PLAN
WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 22 September
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors
development in the Waterloo area. At this meeting Helen
Firminger and Peter Graal from Bankside Open Space Trust
will provide an update on BOST's management of Waterloo
Millennium Green. There will also be a presentation on plans
to turn Costain House in Westminster Bridge Road into a
154-room apart-hotel run by Marlin Apartments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7943


THE FUTURE OF CLIMATE CHANGE: PANEL DISCUSSION IN WATERLOO
Wednesday 22 September
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at St John's Waterloo,
Waterloo Road; Suggested contribution 5 - to book contact
awarner@stjohnswaterloo.co.uk
Panel discussion with Phil Bloomer, Oxfam director of
campaigns, Dr Paula Clifford, head of theology at Christian
Aid, Mark Dowd from Operation Noah and Claire Foster of the
Ethics Foundation. Introduced by journalist Alex Kirby.
Wine, juice and snacks will be served. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9656


THE HURT LOCKER
Wednesday 22 September
7.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Multi Oscar winner, The Hurt Locker tells the tale of an
elite army bomb squad unit in Iraq who must come together in
a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object
could be a deadly bomb. Free riverside open-air cinema. Turn
up early to be sure of a seat.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9332


ELEFEST LAUNCH PARTY 
Wednesday 22 September
8pm-midnight  at The Charlie Chaplin, 26 New Kent Road; free
An evening of live performance, poetry, film and everything
in between... Acts and performers are The Other Energies,
Trombone Poetry, Julie Iwheta, Tunes Under Fire, John
Constable, DJ's Natty Bo and John Reynolds and a special
screening of 'Charlie's Return'.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9798


WATERLOO WALK WITH LIVING MEMORY HERITAGE PROJECT
Thursday 23 September
6pm; free
Walk around Waterloo and Lower Marsh. 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/9555


NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Thursday 23 September
7.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
A New York advertising executive is mistaken for a
government agent by a group of spies and is pursued across
the country whilst he looks for a way to survive. Directed
by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant. Free riverside
open-air cinema. Turn up early to be sure of a seat.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9333


DESIGN MUSEUM BALL
Friday 24 September
6pm-10pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; 5 in advance;
8.50 on the door
You are cordially invited to procure a ticket for the
auspiciously daring and ostentatiously dazzling Design
Museum Ball. Do not doubt the need for donning finery. Those
deemed too decorum deficient for the dance will have the
opportunity to spruce up with sash, dickie, tiara or train.
See the exhibitions and experience the delights of the most
festive of design receptions. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9710


ELEFEST: THE BLOWPIPES TROMBONE TRIO AT SHOPPING CENTRE
Friday 24 September
6pm-8pm  at Upper Level, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre,
Elephant and Castle; free
Paul Taylor's pioneering trombone trio playing jazz, pop,
classics, folk and world music, including Latin American.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9800


PRETTY WOMAN
Friday 24 September
7.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
A tough businessman needs an escort for some social events
and hires a beautiful prostitute...only to fall in love.
Starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Free riverside
open-air cinema. Turn up early to be sure of a seat.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9334


WALWORTH THROUGH TIME PHOTO EXHIBITION - PART OF ELEFEST
Friday 24 to Sunday 26 September
Fri 7pm-9pm; Sat & Sun 12 noon-6pm at Unit 218, Elephant &
Castle Shopping Centre, Elephant and Castle; free
Mark Baxter and Darren Lock, both Walworth locals, have
always been interested in its local history and buildings.
This interest has led to them being commissioned to write a
book for the publisher Amberley Press on the area as part of
their 'Through Time' series. By using a combination of old
and new photographs, many unseen before, a story will be
told of the SE17 area. The authors will look and compare
what is still standing in the area and what has long been
lost. The diversity of the locations and the gems hidden
among them provide a fascinating tale. The aim of the book
is to entertain, inform and ultimately educate.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9801


GREAT RIVER RACE ON THE RIVER THAMES
Saturday 25 September
Starts 12.15pm; competitors passing through the City approx
12.50pm-2.15pm 
Annual 22-mile race on the Thames from Greenwich to Richmond
featuring approximately 300 craft. Any traditional-style,
coxed boat, propelled by a minimum of four oars or paddles,
without sliding seats or riggers, may take part. Each boat
is computer-handicapped according to its potential
performance, so everyone has an equal chance in this
'slowest away first, fastest last' handicap race. Every year
brings a new and unusual boat to test the handicappers. This
year's official charity is MediCinema which provides cinemas
in hospitals around the UK. There will be disruption to
Thames Clippers boat services whilst the race is under way.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9141


CELEBRATING TAGORE
Saturday 25 September
11am-6pm  at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
The Tagore Centre UK, collaborating with Asian Music
Circuit, bring their 25th anniversary celebrations to The
Scoop at More London inspired by Rabindranath Tagore.
Celebrating and presenting Tagore's work by performing live
dance, the event will be a showcase of music and dance as is
traditionally performed in open air at Tagore's own
University in Shantiniketan near Calcutta, India. The event
is accessible for all, overcoming any language or cultural
barriers to entertain children and adults alike.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9738


EXPLORING SEAFARING LONDON
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 September
Walks depart Sat 1.30pm & 2pm & Sun 1pm outside City Hall,
The Queen's Walk; free
Free guided walk from Tower Bridge to Greenwich as part of
Walk London's Autumn Ambles weekend. Meet Brunel and his
tunnel, Edward III and his Manor House, Turner and his
painting of the Fighting Temeraire, the Pilgrim Fathers and
The Mayflower, Queen Elizabeth I and Francis Drake and even
Tsar Peter the Great of Russia  all in just six miles.
Walkers may bring a packed lunch. Refreshments can be bought
at start of walk, cafe at Brunel Museum and Surrey Docks
Farm (lunch stop). WCs at start, Brunel Musem, Greenwich.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9760


ART-CYCLE IN MINT STREET PARK
Saturday 25 September
12pm-3.30pm  at Mint Street Park,  Southwark Bridge Road;
free
Free, fun event to promote recycling through music and the
arts. There will be the opportunity to:
* Help create a sculpture made on the day from recycled
materials.
* Listen to a junk sound installation.
* Ride a musical bike.
* Learn simple bike maintenance at a workshop.
* Learn from a drumming workshop and jam with newfound
skills.
* Be creative with arts and crafts activites for kids.
* and enjoy face painting.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9779


LONDON BUBBLE PRESENT OCCUPYING SPACES
Saturday 25 September
2pm-4pm  at Heygate Estate, Elephant Road Park,  Elephant
Road; free
London Bubble make theatre for outdoor locations. Occupying
Spaces has been devised by a group of 20 performers led by
Julia Voce. The piece uses physical theatre, song, patterned
movement and ritual to playfully evoke the journey of
elephant ghosts through south east London.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9802


THE HISTORY OF BOROUGH MARKET & BANKSIDE
Saturday 25 September
3.30pm-4.30pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free
A talk exploring the rich history of Borough Market and the
whole of the Borough and Bankside area. This talk and slide
show looks at the changes that have taken place in Borough
Market and the Borough and Bankside area over the years.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9769


EXPLODING ELEPHANT - ELEFEST EVENT IN NEWINGTON CAUSEWAY
Saturday 25 September
7pm till late at Hotel Elephant, 77-85   Newington Causeway;
free
An evening of live music, film and performance featuring The
Spanner Jazz Punks , Exploding Cinema, London Folk and The
Other Energies plus more
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9803


LONDON MEMORY WALK
Sunday 26 September
Walk starts 11am; registration from 9.30am at Geraldine Mary
Harmsworth Park,  Lambeth Road; 5 per walker
A fun family day out in London in aid of the Alzheimer's
Society. Enjoy a variety of walks through parkland and
around the City of London including the Embankment,
Westminister and Tower Bridge. Choose from three walk
lengths: 2.5 mile, 6 miles and 10 miles. Lots of fun
activities and entertainment within the park including
refreshments and merchandise for sale.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9643


LONDON'S HIDDEN ALLEYWAYS AND COURTYARDS
Sunday 26 September
10.30am at Bernie Spain Gardens,  Upper Ground; free
Free guided walk as part of Walk London's Autumn Ambles
weekend. Explore a monastery, hidden alleyways and the
history of London's newspapers and journalism. The walk ends
with Dr Johnson and his favourite cat.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9761


ENTERTAINING LONDON GUIDED WALK
Sunday 26 September
10.30am at Bernie Spain Gardens,  Upper Ground; free
Free guided walk as part of Walk London's Autumn Ambles
weekend. The South Bank and Bankside have been associated
with entertainments of all sorts from the 16th century to
the present day. This walk covers everything from
bear-baiting to bungee-jumping.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9762


ROYAL WESTMINSTER: PARKS & PALACES GUIDED WALK
Sunday 26 September
10.30am at Bernie Spain Gardens,  Upper Ground; free
Free guided walk as part of Walk London's Autumn Ambles
weekend. This walk follows the South Bank before turning
right over Westminster Bridge and into the historic centre
of Royal Westminster. Walking through three of the Royal
Parks (St James's, The Green Park and into Hyde Park) this
tour will explore the heart of the City of Westminster, see
where its most influential historic figures have lived and
worked over the centuries, the houses they have created and
the memorials they have left behind. Follow pathways through
the parks to see how they are used today and hear stories of
their infamous past.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9763


LONDON'S HIDDEN TREASURES GUIDED WALK
Sunday 26 September
10.30am at Bernie Spain Gardens,  Upper Ground; free
Free guided walk as part of Walk London's Autumn Ambles
weekend. This magnificent walk takes you along the south
bank of the River Thames and visits some of London's unique
venues and hidden treasures. Exploring London's historic
past this walk offers everyone the chance to learn something
new about the parts of London you pass on a daily basis. A
must for those who enjoy history and unusual places. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9764


MILLBANK, MI5 AND MI6 AND MUCH MORE - GUIDED WALK
Sunday 26 September
10.30am at Pimlico Underground Station, Bessborough Street;
free
Free guided walk as part of Walk London's Autumn Ambles
weekend. Passing two bridges, two palaces and two secret
services, the walk will reveal many fascinating facts.
Discover Thomas Cubitt's development of Pimlico; MI6 and
Doultons Ceramics on the Albert Embankment; the Tate Gallery
and what was Milbank Prison; the Flood of 1928; MI5; three
Lambeth Bridges; the Horseferry and Lambeth Palace; St
Thomas' Hospital; the Palace of Westminster, the 'Great
Stink' and Westminster Bridge - finishing outside Portcullis
House with the view to St Paul's.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9765


WATERLOO, ALDWYCH & THE WESTERN CITY OF LONDON IN THE BLITZ
Sunday 26 September
Meet 11am at Tenison Way bus stops, Waterloo; 7
Hear some of the tales of heroism and tragedy of local folk
on this guided walk with Neil Bright Duration: 2.5 hours.
Finishes at Blackfriars Bridge.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9768


ELEFEST: COLOMBIAN CULTURAL DAY
Sunday 26 September
12 noon till late at Distrandina, Unit 1, Arch 6 Farrell
Court, Elephant Road
Featuring live music, food and dance. Children welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9804

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Graduate Programme Assistant, Siobhan Davies Dance
* Bartender/waitress, The Crown 
* Volunteer Visitor Host, Tate Modern

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 }

* 1,510 sq ft of Contemporary Office Space To Let, HMC

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 Human Comedy at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4806

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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

* Shared Office Space
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/131573
* Help with Mac needed!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131570
* Shallots to pickle
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131566
* La Palma Restuarant
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131547
* Moving Boxes
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131534
* I'm Looking for someone, help please?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131509
* Clothes repair / alterations
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131503
* Quiz Night Venues
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131456
* New bathroom in Elephant? Recommends?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131380
* Tanner street oilman
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131377
* Tooley Street pavement - obstruction by Dungeon visitors
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131373
* In praise of the Thames Festival
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131358

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 }

If you live in Southwark then you may know someone who has
given up their time to help your community. Do you know
someone who has set up a support group? Maybe they have made
a difference with young people at a youth group or helped
you with the shopping. 

The Volunteer Centre Southwark is holding its annual Active
Citizen Awards to recognise the incredible volunteers and
active citizens who have made a huge contribution in
Southwark. Anyone can nominate their friend, neighbour or
colleague for one of the awards, which will be presented at
a prestigious ceremony on 29 October  at the Amigo Hall, St
George's Cathedral.

Nominations are invited for several categories, including
Good Neighbour of the Year, Community Activist of the Year
and the Rising Star Award for Young People. 

More than 100 local people have already been rewarded for
their achievements since the Active Citizen Awards began.
This is your chance to say a big thank you to Southwark's
incredible individuals by nominating and accompanying the
Nominee to the Award ceremony to see their hard work and
dedication acknowledged.

For further details and to download a nomination form, visit
the Volunteer Centre Southwark website,
http://www.volunteercentres.org.uk  

You can also contact Leonard Bennett on 020 7358 5946 or
leonard@volunteercentres.org.uk and he will send you a
nomination form.

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