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SE1 Direct 520: Ghost Walk, Boo at Bermondsey and more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 520

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

Monday 25 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: The Little Black Dress Workout!
* What's on this week
* 4 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
* Flux Soup - film, improvised music and poetry

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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

* Murder investigation in Waterloo: appeal for information
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4894

* Borough High Street pedestrianisation petition presented
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4891

* Duke of Edinburgh visits HMS Belfast
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4888

* Double deck buses on route 78 from next spring
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4887

* IPCC criticises Kennington Police over Arsema Dawit case
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4886

* 10-room boutique hotel coming to Blackfriars Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4890

* Southwark newspaper warehouse reprieved
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4889

* Boris Johnson launches Big Draw festival at London Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4893

* Early news of David Chipperfield's Waterloo development
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4892

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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'.


FAMILY WEEK AT TRAINING FOR LIFE DOWNSIDE
Monday 25 to Saturday 30 October
at Training for Life Downside, Coxson Place, Druid Street
Training for Life Downside centre is holding a family week
for young people and adults to play football, table tennis,
dodgeball, go swimming, do aqua fit or box fit, update your
computer and internet skills or speak to a health trainer.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9934


COMMUNITY DESIGN SESSION AT ST SAVIOUR'S & ST OLAVE'S
Monday 25 October
6pm-8pm  at St Saviour's & St Olave's School, New Kent Road
4 Futures invites local residents to this drop-in community
design session. Over the past months 4 Futures have been
developing plans for improvements to St Saviour's and St
Olave's.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9958


THE GHOST WALK WITH JOHN CONSTABLE
Monday 25 October
meet 6.45pm for 7pm in the Tabard Street piazza by St George
the Martyr; £10 (conc £7)
John Constable's popular pre-Halloween walk takes in haunted
pubs, a Borough magician, a female gladiator, Cross Bones
Graveyard and the spookiest stretch of the Thames. For
adults and children aged 8 or over Ė children must be
accompanied. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9849


KNITTING CLUB AT LEON BANKSIDE
Tuesday 26 October
6.15pm-7.30pm  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. Contact Eugenia.Atta@southwark.gov.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9902


AN EVENING WITH ROSIE FURBER AND JILL MCGIVERING 
Tuesday 26 October
7pm at Woolfson & Tay, 12 Bermondsey Square; £5 (conc £3)
In conversation with writer Rosemary Furber, Jill will be
talking about her first novel The Last Kestrel, set in
Southern Afghanistan. Itís a fast-paced and deeply moving
book about British and Afghan lives caught up in the horrors
of war. It was inspired by Jillís experiences with British
troops in Afghanistan where she met some remarkable Afghan
women. This will be followed by a Q&A and book signing
session.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9684


LONDON BRIDGE GHOSTS AND MAGIC WALK
Wednesday 27 October
6.30pm at Southwark Needle,  London Bridge; £5; book online
(50p fee)
Meet at the southern end of London Bridge SE1, by the spike,
for a riverside and Borough back-street tour of Southwark's
ghostly and magical past and folklore. Hear legends of
London Bridge; see the sites of the wizard's garrets, sacred
shrines, husband abuse from beyond the grave, haunted
hoof-beats and the sad, scary and silly ghosts of Bankside.
This walk is about an hour and also covers haunted pubs,
Cross Bones Graveyard, Austin Osman Spare, the legend of
Mary Overy and an occult duel with an undead baker.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9848


CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S LONDON 'FILMS ON FOOT' WALK
Wednesday 27 October
Meet 7pm at Lambeth North Underground Station, 110
Westminster Bridge Road; free
The Ramblers are running a Films on Foot series of walks to
celebrate London as a film location and to coincide with the
London Film Festival. All of the walks are free, open to
everyone and end at a pub. Join the Capital Walkers (30s/40s
walking group) for a 4 mile film stroll focusing on screen
legend Charlie Chaplin who was born and lived in Lambeth.
Ends at a pub near Vauxhall tube station. Learn about his
life and see where he spent his early years.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9818


LONDON BRIDGE FREE SCHOOL OPEN MEETING
Wednesday 27 October
7.30pm-9pm  at Bermondsey Village Hall,  Kirby Grove
If you are weighing up the options for your children's
education, you might want to support a plan for a free
school in Southwark. This meeting will discuss the process
and hear a plan for a French-English bilingual school (age
3-18). You are invited to come along and share your views.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9921


BLACK HISTORY MONTH INDEPENDENCE FAYRE 
Thursday 28 October
11am-6pm  at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre,  Elephant
and Castle; free
The fayre will commemorate and celebrate black cultural
heritage, including bringing together East and West Africa
as both Somalia and Nigeria celebrate their 50th year of
independence. Stalls selling African or African influenced
produce, a Black History fashion show, a drama sketch by
young people and an African inspired fashion parade.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9889


FRIGHT BIKES FIVES: PARK LIFE! 
Thursday 28 October
6.30pm; free; email  penny@fandmpublications.co.uk to book
Buried prostitutes, lost zoos, hidden rivers, failed
revolutions and wild west heroes are just some of the
features visited on this trip through a few of south
London's parks. There's the enigmatic Matrimony place, not
at all rude Newington Butts and larks in Larkhall, starts in
Southwark, ends in Lambeth - God's own country as they say
in the tourist brochures. Riders are encouraged to wear a
mask (backwards).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9828


AVE VERUM CORPUS: CHORAL CLASSICS AT ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL
Thursday 28 October
7.30pm at St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road; £15
including wine and canapes from tickets@stgeorges.org.uk or
020 7202 2161
A selection of the most loved choral classics of all time,
performed in the presence of of Lord and Lady Nicholas
Windsor. Concert by the Exmoor Singers in aid of Holy
Trinity Monastery Charitable Trust, and Veilaudio for the
blind and visually impaired. Programme includes Allegri's
Miserere and Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus. Edward Batting
(organ).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9895


DANSE MACABRE: CHILLING CLASSICS FOR HALLOWEEN
Friday 29 October
7.30pm at 1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton Street; £15 from
www.ticketsource.co.uk/1901artsclub
Skeletons dance on graves, witches cast spells, and ghouls
fill the sky in this song recital featuring works by
Schubert, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn and more,
especially for Halloween.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10028


FRIENDS OF THE MINI MINTS NEARLY NEW SALE
Saturday 30 October
9.30am-11.30am  at Mint Street Adventure Playground, Mint
Street Park,  Southwark Bridge Road; entrance £1 per adult
(includes a piece of cake!)
Come along for selection of quality second hand baby and
toddler clothes, toys, maternity wear, books, equipment and
refreshments. There will also be free face painting for
children. All proceeds will be used to support the Friends
of the Mini Mints. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9998


BOO AT BERMONDSEY SQUARE - HALLOWEEN FUN & FILMS
Saturday 30 October
10am-8pm  at Bermondsey Square; free
Visitors to the square will be treated to apple bobbing,
pumpkin carving and face painting. The Saturday morning
farmers' market will be serving up fiendish food including
hog roasts, bangers & mash and pumpkin pie from 10am. At
6.30pm Shortwave Cinema is offering a free open-air
screening of of Tim Burton's A Nightmare before Christmas.
Del'Aziz is offering a 2 for 1 deal on Halloween cocktails,
Pumpkin soup and pumpkin cookies. They will also run a
competition for the most creative fancy dress. Winners will
be rewarded with spooky prizes. Over at Woolfson & Tay there
will be face painting and 'The Gruffalo' making a special
appearance as well as a 4pm story telling session for
children.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10030


UNVEILING OF SPIRAL MOSAIC
Saturday 30 October
3pm-4pm  at Tabard Gardens Community Allotments,  Manciple
Street
As the growing season comes to an end, Jay James from
Elephant & Castle-based Janet & John Mosaics has completed a
magical 18 metres of mosaic (that's as long as a bendy bus),
incorporating many pieces made by residents and local
people. There'll be live music from Martin, Jo and the band.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10029


THE HALLOWEEN OF CROSSBONES XIII
Sunday 31 October
7pm at Debut London,  St Thomas Street; £15 (conc £10);
tickets strictly limited
Southwark Mysteries presents the 13th annual performance of
the legendary alternative Halloween ritual drama to honour
the spirits of Cross Bones Graveyard. This year John
Constable (aka John Crow) and his Southwark Mysteries group
are joined by Nigel of Bermondsey and Vanessa Woolf (London
Dreamtime), and Tom Baker (Bohemianauts). As ever, there's
an Altar to the Ancestors, Samhain ritual and tantric pulse,
along with visionary songs and poems. The performance ends
in a procession to Cross Bones Graveyard. NB: this is NOT a
children's event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9850

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Junior Office Administrator, The JoJo Entertainment Co
* Part-time waiting/bar staff, The Laughing Gravy
* Business for Sale, Caterpillar Music
* 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 }

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

* Subway on Tower Bridge Road?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132721
* Any bonfires in the area?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132693
* Brompton bike stolen from Bermondsey bookshop
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132637
* 12 street lights not working on 2 minute walk
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132599
* Wedding Dress Alteration
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132594
* Parking space suspension
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132593
* 3G in Shad Thames
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132578
* Places to eat near Travelodge Waterloo Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132572
* Sparrows at corner of Roupell and Theed Streets
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132566
* Tower Bridge overnight closures
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132545
* ITV's Whitechapel partly filmed in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132510

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 }

* Wanted - Local SE1 bookkeeper/independent accountant
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/132484
 
Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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{ Noticeboard }

Flux Soup - film, improvised music and poetry
SE1 residents Abs and Kev invite you to a unique evening of
film, improvised music and poetry. Performers include Pig7,
Morris English, Adrian Crockford, Steptoe, Steve Moyes plus
other guests, maybe you'd like to perform, we have space for
more. 8pm to Midnight on Friday, Lambeth Accord Basement,
336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA only £5 entry. Book by contacting
me, Abs on 0779 247 1115 or abstripp@gmail.com.

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