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SE1 Direct 522: Local history, Remembrance & Fireworks
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 522

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

Monday 8 November 2010                        ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Breathe-London wellbeing studio
* 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
* SE1 support group for management committee members

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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

* King's Reach Tower: new owners reveal residential plan
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4920

* RV1 bus route to be converted to hydrogen power
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4919

* Lambeth spells out its welcome with designer bike rack
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4918

* London to Brighton Veteran Car Run - pics & video
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4924

* Man run over by taxi at London Bridge - witnesses sought
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4923

* Low-energy cars make their way through Lambeth streets
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4922

* Southwark public services preparing for industrial action
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4921

* Man jailed for racially aggravated assault in Bermondsey
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4917

* Spartak Moscow fans lay flowers at Soviet War Memorial
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4916

* Bermondsey Square shortlisted for London Planning Awards
  White Hart Dock and Sackler Studios also in the running
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4915

* Bigger buses for route C10 - what are your views?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4914

* Thames Clippers: petition against evening service cuts
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4913

* Thames 'super sewer': MEP visits Alfred Salter Playground
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4912

* Fire union chief apologises to SE1 residents
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4911

* Southwark at the centre of fire strike contingency plans
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4910

* Concorde could "soar above the river" on the South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4909

* Southwark riverside ice cream van ban comes into force
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4908

* Work begins on huge cycle hire docking station at Waterloo
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4907

* Claim a 5 voucher at Borough's Jubilee Market on Thursday
Go to: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/promotions/boroughmarket/

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{ Advert: Try Creative Hatha Yoga at London Bridge }

Naomi is running a yoga class suitable for all levels on
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Beginners are welcome so why not give Creative Hatha Yoga a
try this new year?

The class costs 10 and is run on a drop-in basis with no
need to pay membership fees or to commit to a course.

Email creative.hathayoga@gmail.com to find out more.

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{ Advert: Breathe-London wellbeing studio }

 
Massage, acupuncture, hypnotherapy and life coaching in
Waterloo
 
The Breathe-London wellbeing studio at the Colombo Centre
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If you are unsure which treatment is best for you call Andy
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positive psychology courses go to
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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'.


ELEPHANT TALK: STEPHEN HUMPHREY
Monday 8 November
6pm at Unit 215, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre,
Elephant and Castle; free
Local historian Stephen Humphrey will discuss the general
history of the Elephant & Castle with special reference to
its heyday between 1850 and 1940. His talk will cover the
Elephant and Castle Public House, many more pubs, music
halls and theatres, local institutions, events and famous
local characters. Come and see what the Elephant looked like
long before it had a shopping centre.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10065


BOROUGH BOOK GROUP 
Monday 8 November
6.15pm at The Table, 85 Southwark Street; free
The Borough book group will this month discuss Brick Lane by
Monica Ali. 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/10060


MOSQUE: THE STORY OF ISLAM IN SOUTHWARK
A COMMUNITY FILM CLUB SCREENING
Monday 8 November
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Tate Modern,  Bankside;
free; to members
This film looks into the culture of Islam in this
ultra-diverse borough, working with three Muslim communities
in particular - Somali, Nigerian and Turkish. Written and
narrated by Sadiq Hoque. Directed by Chris Haydon. A
Community TV Trust production funded by Safer Southwark
Partnership. The screening will be accompanied by a
discussion with a panel including a local Imam, Southwark
police borough commander Wayne Chance and Simon Hughes MP.
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/9789


HIRING PART-TIME STAFF
HOW TO DO IT ... AND WHERE TO FIND THE TALENT
Tuesday 9 November
6pm at Women Like Us, 7-11 Lavington Street; 10
The needs of your business are growing. Your days are
getting longer, and more than anything, you could do with an
extra pair of hands. You'd love to attract a person with top
skills and impressive experience, without a price tag to
match, but such a thing isn't possible. Right? Wrong. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10127


THE BERMONDSEY STORY - BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL SPECIAL
Tuesday 9 November
7pm at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey Street
Regular meeting for residents of Riverside, Grange and South
Bermondsey wards. This community council meeting will focus
on the history of Bermondsey and how it has shaped and been
shaped by the community, and aims to encourage a sense of
ownership, belonging and pride of place. Featuring some
interesting and quirky views of the local past, the meeting
will include a mini exhibition and some very engaging talks.
Part of the meeting will also be dedicated to the council's
budget consultation. There will also be a chance to learn
about Thames Water's proposals to use Alfred Salter
Playground and King's Stairs Gardens for the Thames Tunnel
'super sewer' project.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9621


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Tuesday 9 November
7pm (meet & greet from 6.30pm) at Charles Dickens Primary
School,  Toulmin Street
Regular meeting for residents of Cathedrals and Chaucer
wards. Meet your councillors, have your say and learn about
the work of local police officers and community wardens. The
theme for this meeting is parks and open spaces and there
will be an interactive voting session. The agenda also
includes news of the Cathedrals ward devolved highways
budget, the council's budget consultation process and local
volunteering opportunities. NB - please note change of
venue.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9623


A HISTORY OF GLASSMAKING ON THE THAMES SOUTHBANK
Tuesday 9 November
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; 1
Talk by Dr David C Watts. A Southwark & Lambeth
Archaeological Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9649


SENIOR CITIZENS' AFTERNOON TEA
Wednesday 10 November
1pm-2pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
Come and meet other senior citizens over a cup of tea.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10098


DEALING WITH THE DEAD: SENTIMENT VERSUS EFFICIENCY
Wednesday 10 November
6.30pm-8pm  at Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb
Garret, 9a St Thomas Street; 6; booking strongly advised
020 7188 2679
A talk by William Edwards, curator of the Gordon Museum of
Guy's Hospital, one of the most interesting and challenging
pathological collections.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10077


RIVER THAMES ARMISTICE DAY SERVICE ON BOARD MV HAVENGORE
Thursday 11 November
Along the river from Tower Bridge to St Thomas' Hospital
For the second year running an Armistice Day Service will be
held on board the MV Havengore on the River Thames in
Central London. Havengore, accompanied by other vessels,
will cover much the same route as she did during Sir Winston
Churchill's State Funeral. Departing from St Katharine's
Pier at about 10.10am she will pass many of London's major
landmarks on her journey up river to the waters between St
Thomas' Hospital and the Palace of Westminster. A solemn
remembrance service, led by Revd Roger Hall, will start at
10.50am. As Big Ben chimes 11am the two minute silence will
be observed and then the service will culminate in the
casting of a wreath onto the waters of the Thames.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10126


REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY AT GUY'S HOSPITAL
Thursday 11 November
10.50am-11.05am  at Memorial Arch, Guy's Hospital,  Great
Maze Pond
This ceremony will include prayers for peace, the laying of
wreaths, the sounding of the Last Post and Reveille, and the
two minutes' silence.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9981


NATIONAL TASTE OF GAME FORTNIGHT - COOKERY DEMONSTRATIONS
Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 November
11am-2pm at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
People will be able to sample a traditional taste of game at
the event, as well as game with a tandoori twist and a
French flavour prepared by top chefs.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10015


SUBTERRANEAN LONDON LORE
Thursday 11 November
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; 2.50 (conc 1.50)
A double-bill with Scott Wood recounting urban legends of
the London Underground with ghosts, ghouls, friendly
terrorists and secret tunnels. Antony Clayton will talk
about the new edition of his book Subterranean City which
updates developments in the hectic life of Underground
London, its folklore and mythology. A South East London
Folklore Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10001


BUSINESS IN THE BIG TOP - CIRCUS EVENT IN WATERLOO
Friday 12 November
12.30pm-2pm  at Emma Cons Gardens,  The Cut; free
Representatives from many of Waterloo's businesses and
charities will come together for the first time to take part
in a circus-themed fundraising extravaganza. Masterminded by
Waterloo Quarter BID, the event will see teams competing in
a challenge to raise money for four Waterloo-based national
charities. Teams will man their own circus-themed stalls,
doing whatever they can to raise money for their designated
charity teammates. The challenge will raise funds for
Groundwork, Choice Support, The Fostering Network, and The
Oasis Trust. Competing teams representing four local
businesses  Berkeley Residential Management, Black
Architecture, SolarCentury and Wolters Kluwer  who have all
volunteered their time to help raise money and unite the
local community.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9938


ENCOUNTERING SCULPTURE
Friday 12 November
6pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free; to book
email gileswgoddard@gmail.com or phone 020 7633 9819
Ghislaine Kenyon, a learning and interpretation specialist,
formerly head of eEducation at the National Gallery and
Somerset House will introduce Ana Maria Pacheco's Shadows of
the Wanderer.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10102


LORD MAYOR'S SHOW FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Saturday 13 November
5pm on Thames between Blackfriars & Waterloo Bridges; free
To mark the end of the Lord Mayor's Show in the City of
London and the beginning of a new mayoral year, the 683rd
Lord Mayor will start a magnificent firework display on the
river Thames. The display is best viewed from the South Bank
between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge. It takes a
team of eight pyrotechnicians two days to set up more than
half a tonne of giant fireworks, some of which shoot over
600ft into the sky before exploding.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9708


PARISH COMMUNION: JEHANGIR MALIK: FAITH, JUSTICE AND PEACE
Sunday 14 November
10.30am at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
Jehangir Malik, director of Lower Marsh-based Islamic
Relief, gives an address for Remembrance Sunday as part of
the Faith, Justice, City series at St John's.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9990


REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY AT BOROUGH WAR MEMORIAL
Sunday 14 November
10.50am at Borough War Memorial,  Borough High Street
Annual observance of the two minute silence in memory of the
dead of the two World Wars. St George the Martyr and
Precious Blood clergy lead short outdoor service at the
memorial outside the Slug & Lettuce in Borough High Street.
Followed by laying of wreaths by Borough organisations. All
welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10080


ACT OF REMEMBRANCE AT SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL
Sunday 14 November
12.30pm at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Lambeth Road
The Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Tayo Situ, together with
representatives from the embassies of several former Soviet
republics, British Second World War veterans and other
individuals and organisations supporting the SMTF will lay
wreaths at the Soviet War Memorial during an Act of
Remembrance. The short ceremony will include brief addresses
from key participants, the sounding of the Last Post and a
two minute silence. Followed at 2pm by the The Movement for
the Abolition of War's annual Remembrance Sunday lecture.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9771


SWORD DANCING IN BLACKFRIARS ROAD: THRALES DAY OF RAPTURE
Sunday 14 November
12pm-4pm at Prince William Henry, 217 Blackfriars Road
The award winning Thrales Rapper present an afternoon of
fast-paced traditional sword dancing with groups both local
and from further afield including special guests Whip the
Cat from Nottingham.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10036


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{ Local job vacancies }

* Tax Manager or Tax Accountant, Bear Space LLP
* Junior Office Administrator, The JoJo Entertainment Co
* Business for Sale, Caterpillar Music

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, vibrant office

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

 Lunch on Christmas Day in Bermondsey/Rotherhithe?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133195
* Charity event: Fikelela Pop-up Restaurant
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/4/133184
* Petition for pedestrian crossing at TBR/Abbey Street jct 
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133160
* Computer game shop/retailers in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133154
* "Men" above Strata - a new tourist attraction?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133152
* 'Council admits failure in Elephant & Castle'
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133137
* Vaughan House, Nelson Square, Blackfriars Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133105
* Damn helicopters over Borough
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132993
* Whats it like? Dover Flats, Old Kent Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132990
    
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 }

WACOCO INDEPENDENT SUPPORT GROUP FOR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS OF HOUSING CO-OPS AND TRAS
Please join us; Cooper Close Co-op, Wellington Mills Co-op
and Chaplin Close have joined. Local housing co-op resident
and WaCoCo treasurer Abigail, is organising the meetings.
Two people from each organisation can join. We will meet 6
times to share our experiences, knowledge and contacts and
plan two fun days. The meetings will be in Waterloo on week
day evenings on members' estates. We can discuss your
agenda; planning applications, how to find a good estate
plumber or gardener or how to encourage residents to join
committees and fun days. Our first meeting is on Tuesday 9th
November, 6.15pm at Cooper Close Co-op office. You can also
contribute your views, ideas and issues via Abigail, email
to abstripp@gmail.com, phone or text on 0779 247 1115.
More details about WaCoCo at: http://www.wacoco.org


24TH WATERLOO WOMEN'S NETWORK - SHADOWS OF THE WANDERER
We have been invited by Giles Goddard, priest at St Johns to
a free open evening with wine, to view and discuss a larger
than life sculpture called, Shadows of the Wanderer, by the
renowned sculptor Ana Maria Pacheco. It's the first time it
has been shown in London see
http://www.stjohnswaterloo.org/exhibition.html on Monday
15th November at 6pm, St John's Church, by the IMAX,
Waterloo.
Waterloo Women's Network is a friendly social group who like
to get out and do different things together and is for women
who live, work, play and campaign in Waterloo, to join
contact Abigail Tripp asbtripp@gmail.com or 0779 247 1115.

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