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SE1 Direct 517: Future of Borough High St, Bardathon & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 517

About this email newsletter: http://www.SE1direct.co.uk
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Monday 4 October 2010                         ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Elan Meeting Rooms: 'Your meeting space for SE1'
* What's on this week
* October 2010 issue of 'in SE1'
* 2 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
* Noticeboard

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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

* Blackfriars Station name-change: Boris keeping open mind
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4850

* 154 new homes in Tanner Street - inspector gives go-ahead
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4849

* Video of Thames search & rescue exercise near Tower Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4848

* Topolski Century shuts 18 months after £3 million revamp
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4847

* Cyclists get in the cab of a lorry at road safety event
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4846

* 91-year-old injured in Old Kent Road collision
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4845

* Forgotten Southwark artist Austin Osman Spare honoured
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4844

* Historic photos of Southwark student life in LSBU archive
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4843

* National Theatre revamp gets the green light from Lambeth
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4842

* Second attempt at Southwark ice cream ban after blunder
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4841

* Peter Tatchell blue plaque unveiled by Sir Ian McKellen
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4840

* Elephant southern roundabout to be removed this weekend
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4839

* Sainsbury's Bermondsey Sq chooses Skill as charity of year
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4838

* Archbishop of Canterbury opens Tur Abdin exhibition
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4837

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{ Advert: Elan Meeting Rooms: 'Your meeting space for SE1' }

Elan Meeting Rooms is a newly furnished meeting space in SE1
suitable for seminars, meetings and workshops. Conveniently
located near London Bridge Station at Royal Oak Yard just
off Bermondsey Street.

The seminar rooms are light and airy with a separate
business lounge reception area and can be hired for a half
or full day.  Whether you are looking for somewhere to host
a seminar or a space to present to clients, Elan meeting
rooms offer a variety of meeting options at a reasonable
price.

Tea, coffee and beverages can be provided. Catering for
buffet lunches can be provided upon request.  Laptop and
projector equipment can also be hired.                         

The various meeting options our rooms can accommodate:
* Theatre: Up to 40 seated
* Workshop: Up to 36 seated - 6 tables
* Boardroom: Up to 20 seated 

To check availability, price and to book the meeting rooms,
please call 020 7403 1500 or email info@elanand.co.uk

Full address is Unit 3 Cedar Court 1 Royal Oak Yard London
SE1 3GA. (Near 156 Bermondsey Street). 

Website: http://www.elantax.com/meeting-rooms.htm

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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'.

POETRY PLATFORM
Monday 4 October
10am-5pm  at John Harvard Library, Borough High Street; free
Come and recite your favourite poems or even your own work.
The platform is open to people of all ages. Part of the
Rhyme and Reason poetry festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9899


PRESSURE: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 4 October
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Tate Modern, Bankside;
free to members
A dramatisation of the tensions that exist between first and
second generation West Indian immigrants in the Notting Hill
area of London. Genre: Drama, Director: Horace Ove,
Duration: 110 mins, Certificate: 15 Membership of the
Community Film Club is aimed at residents of Southwark and
Lambeth. To become a member (it's free) email
communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk or join at the door.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9788


PATIENCE AGBABI: SUBLIMELY LYRICAL
Monday 4 October
7.30pm-9pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free; book via 020 7525 1570 or
mike.allport@southwark.gov.uk
Patience Agbabi is an acclaimed poet and performer, born in
London to Nigerian parents. Her verse is sublimely lyrical
and spiked with gleeful humour. Part of Southwark's Rhyme
and Reason poetry festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9890


RIVERSIDE WALK WITH LIVING MEMORY HERITAGE PROJECT
Tuesday 5 October
Meet 12.30pm; free
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/9556


THE FUTURE OF BOROUGH HIGH STREET
BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Tuesday 5 October
7pm at Charles Dickens Primary School,  Toulmin Street
Regular public meeting for Cathedrals and Chaucer wards.
This month the theme of the meeting is the future of Borough
High Street. Agenda includes:
* Workshops on the future of Borough High Street
* Transport planning, policy and programmes
* Southwark's budget consultation process
* Volunteering opportunities
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9542


THE KING'S REACH: A RIVERSIDE WALK
Wednesday 6 October
2pmMeet under the clock at Waterloo Station at Waterloo
Station,  Waterloo Road; £8 (conc £5)
Exploring the hows, whys and wherefores of this great
river's contribution to the life of the capital over the
centuries: financial empires, government institutions,
innovative architects and engineers – everything from
politics and palaces to sanitation and sewage. All walks are
led by London Blue Badge Tourist Guides – The Blue Badge is
the highest standard awarded by the Institute of Tourist
Guiding. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9820


NATIONAL POETRY DAY LIVE ON THE SOUTH BANK
Thursday 7 October
2pm-6.15pm  at Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall,
Belvedere Road; free
Make yourself at home as you discover poetry in the foyers
and hidden corners of Royal Festival Hall, culminating in a
live event on The Clore Ballroom. Southbank Centre Artist in
Residence Simon Armitage is joined by Daljit Nagra, Ian
Duhig and a host of poetry’s famous names and rising stars,
including winning Foyle Young Poets and the SLAMbassadors
allstars, for an afternoon of performance, participation and
peregrination.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9843


WATERLOO LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
Thursday 7 October
6.30pm-8pm  at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
The library buys fifteen copies of each title chosen. The
titles range from contemporary bestsellers, to award-winners
and the occasional classic. New members always welcome. This
month the group is discussing The Ghost by Robert Harris.
Attending the group is free but there is a small charge for
refreshments (wine and crisps) for those who want them.
Contact librarian Stephen Males on 020 7926 8751 for further
details.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9833


OPEN DAY AT LONDON FIRE BRIGADE MUSEUM
Friday 8 October
From 10am at London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester House,
94A Southwark Bridge Road; free
Find out how past events and incidents have affected the
development of the London Fire Brigade from the Great Fire
of London and how this fire influenced the evolution of fire
fighting to the establishment of the Metropolitan Fire
Brigade, as a public service, in 1866. Notable fire service
figures will be highlighted, including the first chief
officer, Sir Eyre Massey Shaw, whose work and writings about
fire safety are still significant today. During the day fire
fighters will be giving talks about LFB's existing fire
engines and the Fire Investigation Team will be available to
provide information about the role of the London Fire
Brigade today showing how the past has influenced the
future.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9819


BARDATHON - SHAKESPEARE MARATHON AT THE SCOOP
Friday 8 October
12 noon-midnight at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Bardathon returns to The Scoop after a successful debut last
October. This year the Shakespeare marathon will consist of
6 plays over 12 hours beginning at 12 noon and finishing at
midnight. The language of Shakespeare will ring out across
the riverside and all are invited to sit and enjoy the
plays. Each play will run for just under two hours
interspersed with a medley of sonnets, songs and speeches
performed by individual actors. Do you have a favourite
sonnet you'd like to recite or read out? If so just approach
one of the stage managers on the day and you can take part! 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9830


ANY QUESTIONS? ON BBC RADIO 4 - LIVE FROM BERMONDSEY
Friday 8 October
8pm on BBC Radio 4
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical discussion from the
City of London Academy in Lynton Road, Bermondsey. Panelists
include Iain Duncan Smith, secretary of state for work &
pensions, David Starkey, historian and Claire Fox, director
of the Institute of Ideas.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v1rq5


TRANSFORMING BOROUGH & WALWORTH'S NHS - PUBLIC MEETING
Saturday 9 October
10.30am-2pm followed by lunch at InSpire, St Peter's
Walworth, Liverpool Grove SE17
Come and find out about local health issues in Borough,
Bankside and Walworth. Southwark Health & Social Care wants
to hear your views, so book to attend and find out what's
happening in your area. To reserve a place email
ppi@southwarkpct.nhs.uk or call 020 7525 7888
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9841


SPONSORED SOUTHWARK HISTORY TRAIL
Saturday 9 October
Registration in Education Centre 10am-2pm at Southwark
Cathedral,  London Bridge;  
A great event for individuals or families. Have a fun day
out and learn along the way. You'll never look at Southwark
the same way again. The event is intended to raise money for
the Robes Project - a cold weather night shelter for
homeless people sleeping rough. The idea is that you ask
friends/family/co-workers to sponsor your walk (either for
one set amount, or for each question you get correct). On
the day, bring your sponsorship form with you and any money
you've collected. Your answers (from the questionnaire given
at registration) will be graded at the end of your walk for
your score. Prizes will be awarded for top scores. Even if
you have not been sponsored by people you can still just
turn up on the day and participate in the walk. The
organisers only ask for any donation you're comfortable
giving towards The Robes Project.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9896


THE QUAY PLAYERS AUTUMN FETE
Saturday 9 October
11am-3pm  at St Anne's Church Hall,  Thorburn Square; free
Local amateur dramatic group The Quay Players presents an
Autumn Fete featuring tombola, raffle, games, refreshments,
kids' area, stalls and entertainment for all the family.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9920


BLACKFRIARS WALK WITH LIVING MEMORY HERITAGE PROJECT
Sunday 10 October
11am; free
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/9557

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{ October 2010 issue of 'in SE1' }

The latest edition of our monthly printed what's on guide is
out now. Pick up a copy at 75+ locations around the area, or
grab a PDF at http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Engagement Manager, Community-Police Consultative Group
* Part time cleaner, Bermondsey Street

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 }

* Gauguin: Maker of Myth at Tate Modern
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4851

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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

* Kernel Brewery
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132001
* Riverside park destruction - King's Stairs Garden
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131996
* Balcony garden
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131971
* The Brilliance of Leather Uppers
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131968
* Forgotten Southwark artist Austin Osman Spare honoured
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131942
* Lino/Carpet Fitters - SE1/SE16
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131930
* Freeview reception
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/131913
* Short term rentals?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/131909

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 cards
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/131775
* Single serviced office desk space
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/131774
 
Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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{ Noticeboard }

FREE SUPPORT GROUP FOR TRA COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Calling all housing management Committee members in SE1
Waterloo Community Coalition (WaCoCo) has received a
Grassroots grant to set up a FREE support group and two fun
days for local residents. If you are an active member of the
management committee of your tenants and residents
association, tenant management organisation or housing
co-op, we would like to hear from you. The group will meet 6
times to share their experiences, knowledge and contacts and
plan the two fun days. Please contact Abigail Tripp on 0779
247 1115 or abigail@abscommunications.co.uk


CHOREOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP FOR LEADERS OF YOUTH DANCE GROUPS
Siobhan Davies Dance is giving 12 youth dance groups from
South London the opportunity to take part in The Making
Space. The chosen youth dance leaders and their groups will
participate in workshops led by four professional
choreographers to find new ways of making and shaping dance
for performance. The workshops are aimed at committed youth
dance leaders with a group or company that meet on a regular
basis, who have a focus on performance and an interest in
choreography. Groups from all different dance backgrounds
and styles are welcome.
All applications and enquiries should be sent to Katherine
Duhigg, Creative Projects Coordinator
katherined@siobhandavies.com  020 7091 9650

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