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SE1 Direct 526: Local pantomime, Carols & Chocolate Festival
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 526

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Monday 6 December 2010                       ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: It's time to fill in your Tax Return!
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* 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

* 'Life-threatening' injuries after Southwark Street fight
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4981

* SE1 to gain swimming pool at expense of squash courts
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4983

* Funeral of Colin Slee at Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4980

* New police powers for private South Bank Patrol
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4979

* Charity Christmas card stall on the South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4982

Steve Hollingshead's 2011 London calendar now on sale
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/4984

* Tory treasurer to 'champion' SE1 children's hospital
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4978

* The Quill: 31-storey student residence gets the go-ahead
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4977

* Lotto cash will 'create food-growing movement' in SE1
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4976

* Dozens take up free bike training in Southwark
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4975

* Only 195 local homes signed up to flood warning service
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4974

* Boris Johnson opens World AIDS Day exhibition at City Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4973

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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'.


BANKSIDE RESIDENTS' FORUM: OPEN FORUM
Monday 6 December
6.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street
AGM of the group that represents people who live in and
around Bankside. Agenda includes a presentation on the
future of Borough Market after the Thameslink Programme
works with Peter Wilkinson, chair of the market trustees.
Cllr Fiona Colley, Southwark's cabinet member for
regeneration, will also address the meeting. And there will
be a chance to learn about the planning issues facing
Bankside in 2011.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9977


POLLY TOYNBEE & DAVID WALKER
THE VERDICT: DID LABOUR CHANGE BRITAIN?
Tuesday 7 December
7pm at Woolfson & Tay, 12 Bermondsey Square; 5 (conc 3)
Polly Toynbee and David Walker's latest book critically
assesses 13 years of New Labour. The Verdict is no love
letter to the Labour Party, but a brilliantly insightful
book about a significant period of British political
history, and a lesson in the serious challenges any
government faces if they really want to achieve change.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10211


NSPCC CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Tuesday 7 December
7.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; 25-65 from
www.nspcc.org.uk
A candlelit concert of Christmas carols, choir performances
and readings by celebrity friends in aid of the NSPCC's
Child's Voice Appeal. There will be readings by celebrity
friends of the NSPCC, including Sir David Frost OBE, Esther
Rantzen CBE, John Hurt CBE, and Frederick Forsyth CBE. HRH
The Countess of Wessex will be giving a reading, as well as
attending the exclusive champagne reception. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10249


THE AMAZING MAZIE PLOPINS: FAMILY PANTOMIME
Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 December
7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm at St Anne's Church Hall,  Thorburn
Square; 8 (conc 6) from 07866 951932
The Quay Players amateur dramatics society presents a family
pantomime. Written by David Armitt, this is a modern
retelling of 'The Swineherd', 'The Princess & the Pea' and
'The Frog-Prince' interwoven into one story.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9974


CHRISTMAS CHEER IN THE PARK WITH TEAM LONDON BRIDGE
Wednesday 8 December
5.30pm-6.30pm  at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
Join Team London Bridge, four of local school choirs and the
local business community at the Christmas tree in Potters
Fields Park for carols, festive fun, and hot chocolate. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10228


CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT HOSTED BY DAVID DIMBLEBY
Wednesday 8 December
7pm at St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road; 20 from 020
7188 7744 or http://www.eventelephant.com/carolconcert
The Guy's and St Thomas' Charity Carol Concert is hosted by
David Dimbleby. David's father, Richard, was a patient at St
Thomas' Hospital, and the Dimbleby Cancer Care charity has
centres at both Guy's and St Thomas'. You will hear carols
sung by the Cathedral and Hospital Choir, meet some
inspirational patients and staff, and sing some of your
favourite carols. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served
after the concert.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9982


OUR WORKSHOP POP-UP CHRISTMAS MARKET
Thursday 9 to Friday 10 December
1pm-9pm at Arch 897,  Holyrood Street
Graphic designers Our WorkShop have gathered lots of
designer/makers for a 2-day market. They are inviting local
residents and businesses to come down and do a spot of
Christmas shopping and have a mince pie or two to get into
the festive mood. As well as products from Our Shop, there
will also be graphic prints and illustrations, greeting
cards, candles, textiles and single speed bikes. Freee
goodie bags for the first 20 people through the door.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10246


A CONCERT FOR WINTER AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
Thursday 9 December
1pm-2pm  at Shakespeare's Globe,  New Globe Walk; free;
booking essential
More than 300 children from nursery, primary and secondary
schools from across Southwark will make the stage at
Shakespeare's Globe their own at the annual Concert for
Winter. Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance by
emailing: communitytickets@shakespearesglobe.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10282


PLAY IN YOUR MANOR CHRISTMAS PARTY
Thursday 9 December
3.30pm-6.30pm at Mint Street Adventure Playground; free
Christmas party organised by the Play in your Manor project
for 5-13 year olds. Children's dance and games, community
information stalls, Karrot bus with Wii Fit console, face
painting, Southwark Community Games team, DJ set, fire-pit
cooking and light refreshments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10285


WATERLOO QUARTER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Thursday 9 December
5pm-8pm  at Lower Marsh; free
Thursday is festive shopping night in Waterloo. Head to
Lower Marsh and take advantage of discounted after-hours
shopping in the street's many boutiques and independent
shops and enjoy music, mulled wine and an exclusive
performance from the cast of Pinkalicious The Musical as
they switch on the street's Christmas tree lights outside
Waterloo Action Centre at 6pm. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10117


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL: THEME - OLDER PEOPLE
Thursday 9 December
7pm at Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club,  Webb Street
Regular meeting for residents of Riverside, Grange and South
Bermondsey wards. The theme of the meeting is Older People.
The meeting will feature presentations and discussions about
the services and support available to local elderly
residents. Come and hear about adult courses, volunteering
opportunities, leisure and wellbeing activities and the
benefits older people are entitled to. Plus a presentation
on emergency planning by Ken Matthews and Thelma Goddard.
Paul Jeffery, 2011 census area manager, will provide an
update on job opportunities. Info & map:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9622


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL: CHRISTMAS CRACKER
Thursday 9 December
7pm at The Crypt, St George the Martyr,  Borough High 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. The meeting will be a
Community Christmas Cracker with a Safer Neighbourhood Team
surgery at 6.30pm and the main meeting starting at 7pm. Come
along and find out more about Elephant and Castle
regeneration - update from Lend Lease and Southwark Council.
There will also be a quiz, carol singing and festive food
and refreshments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9624


CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL ON THE SOUTH BANK
Friday 10 to Sunday 12 December
Fri 11am-8pm; Sat & Sun 11am-6pm at Southbank Centre Square,
Belvedere Road; free
The Chocolate Festival is an opportunity to enjoy a wide
range of chocolate related products. As well as fine
truffles, bars and bonbons, you will be able to buy savoury
food with chocolate, chocolate cakes, pancakes, ice cream,
milkshakes and more.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9280


BOROUGH MARKET THAMESLINK ARCHAEOLOGY TALKS
Friday 10 December
12.30pm & 6.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great
Guildford Street; free; RSVP to info@betterbankside.co.uk
Archaeologists from the Museum of London and Oxford
Archaeology will be talking about the works they have been
undertaking on behalf of Network Rail in and around the
Borough Market area. The archaeologists will talk about the
history of the market area and present a summary of their
recent findings. Some of the finds will be available for
viewing.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10284


CHRISTMAS EVENT AT RED CROSS GARDEN
Friday 10 December
3.30pm-5pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Annual festive event in the garden with the switching on of
the Christmas tree lights. Listen to stories by London
Dreamtime, make Christmas decorations, lavender bags and
watch herbal demonstrations by the Old Operating Theatre,
Museum & Herb Garret.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10235


CRISIS CAROL SERVICE
Saturday 11 December
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
The Crisis Carol Service will take place in the historic
setting of Southwark Cathedral. As ever there will be
readings and performances by the charity's members and
supporters The singing will once again be led by the Thames
Philharmonic Choir. The service will be followed by mince
pies and wine in the Cathedral. Tickets are free but please
register at www.crisis.org.uk/carolservice There is a
collection at the end of the service.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10106


POP-UP BOOKSTALL
Saturday 11 December
10am-4pm o/s 57 Trinity Church Square (weather permitting)
Lots of secondhand books, fiction and non-fiction for sale.
Most books cost 50p. Stock will change every week, so it is
worth coming back. Proceeds in aid of Trinity Newington
Residents' Association funds.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10131


CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Saturday 11 December
12pm-4pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street
Stalls include cakes, books and white elephant, Father
Christmas will be in attendance. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10257


KATE HOEY MP ON 'FAITH, JUSTICE AND THE CITY'
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY AT WATERLOO PARISH CHURCH
Sunday 12 December
10.30am at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
Kate Hoey, MP for Vauxhall, delivers the penultimate address
as part of the Faith, Justice, City series at St John's. The
President at this Parish Communion service is the Archbishop
of Canterbury, the Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams.
Music-  4-part Mass by William Byrd, sung by the Fleetwood
Singers.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9994


BOROUGH COMMON FOLK CAROLS SINGALONG
Sunday 12 December
7pm at The Libertine, 125 Great Suffolk Street
Join the The Borough Common annual folk carol singalong
extravaganza. Mulled wine and mince pies.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10283


MAYOR OF LONDON'S CAROL SERVICE
Monday 13 December
7pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Members of the public are welcome to join Greater London
Authority staff and representatives from different
businesses, community organisations and faith groups. This
year focuses on young people and their positive contribution
to the community to which they live, with young readers from
a variety of organisations such as the Scouts, Girl Guides,
Sea Cadets and Cadet Warrant Officers giving readings.
Public tickets will be available on a first come first
served basis. To secure a seat, email
carolservice10@london.gov.uk 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9986

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* Ad hoc staff, Coin Street Community Builders
* Volunteer Guides, Tate Modern
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* New office space in London Bridge available for letting
* Desk for rent in London Bridge, Redwire Design 

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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

* Icy pavements in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/134172
* Cutbacks at Minor Injuries Unit at Guy's Hospital
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/134135
* Lack of postal deliveries in SE1 (even before the snow)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/134133
* Former Lighting Shop - Kennington Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/134121
* All-male Iolanthe at the Union Theatre
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/134088
* Unclaimed Lotto ticket in Southwark
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/134078
* Suspicious caller - Portland Court, off Gt Dover Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/134073
* Sleeping bags for the homeless
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133974
* New Superclub in Bankside
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133968
* Where to donate toys?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133942
* Carpet cleaning
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133940
* Where to buy a Christmas tree?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133920
* Pregnancy Yoga - new members required!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133912
* Dog training - not classes
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133905
* Oven cleaning
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133902
* Childminder/nursery SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/133899

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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