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SE1 Direct 530: Wikileaks, Christmas Carol & Thames blessing
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 530

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

Tuesday 4 January 2011                        ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Winter Language Classes 2011
* 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

* Blackfriars Thameslink track switch completed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5038

* SE1 people on  New Year honours list
Ron Kerr, Michael Ipgrave, Peter Kyle & Eric Sutherns
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5037

* Southwark Parking Shop closes as services move online
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5036

* Ice cream van seized for blocking Westminster Bridge 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5035

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{ Advert: Winter Language Classes 2011 }

Thursday January 27th to Thursday March 31st.

French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese

A series of lunchtime language courses will be running from
Thursday January 27th to until Thursday March 31st.

The early morning classes will be near Moorgate. The
lunchtime and evening courses will be held in-house at More
London and are open to beginners, intermediate and advanced
speakers of French, Spanish and Italian. There are also
beginners in Portuguese and German.

If you would like to enrol please contact Susan at
susan@jackdaw.u-net.com for further information.

Clients include students from Norton Rose, Linklaters,
Slaughter and May, Addleshaw Goddards, Herbert Smith & GLA.

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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'.


GET INTO LONDON THEATRE - FREE ENTERTAINMENT AT RFH
Tuesday 4 January
2pm-5pm  at Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall,  Belvedere
Road; free
To launch Get into London Theatre 2011, award-winning West
End performer and finalist of BBC TV talent show 'Any Dream
Will Do', Daniel Boys will be hosting a free afternoon of
theatrical fun on the South Bank.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10352


MICHAEL PORTILLO EXPLORE THE LONDON NECROPOLIS RAILWAY 
Tuesday 4 January
6.30pm on BBC Two 
Michael Portillo's 'Great British Railway Journeys' series
looks at the history of the funeral trains that used to run
from Westminster Bridge Road to Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey
Info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00xblg3


WIKILEAKS: READINGS AND DISCUSSION
Thursday 6 January
7pm at Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut; 6 (conc 4)
Suddenly concealed information about secret diplomacy and
political intrigues have been blown open to the fury of many
governments. Readings from press reports and discussion will
make this an interesting evening.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10376


A CHRISTMAS CAROL: AS TOLD BY JACOB MARLEY (DECEASED)
Saturday 8 January
7pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; 10 (conc
8) from 020 7367 7331 or email 
admin@stgeorge-themartyr.co.uk
A performance by award-winning actor James Hyland of his
adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in the
'Little Dorrit' Church. Told from the perspective of
Scrooge's deceased business partner, this highly praised
theatrical adaptation promises thrills, chills and
excitement aplenty for all age groups. In aid of Southwark's
homeless persons charities ROBES and The Manna Centre.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9783


NEW YEAR - NEW BEGINNING AT THE WELSH CHAPEL
Sunday 9 January
11am at Welsh Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road
Following the cancellation of the chapel's Christmas Carol
service, there will be a special service with the theme 'New
Year - New Beginning'. Michael Williams' choir Eschoir will
be taking part in the service. Simon Hughes MP will also be
participating.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10333


THE BLESSING OF THE RIVER THAMES - CEREMONY ON LONDON BRIDGE
Sunday 9 January
12.30pm at London Bridge,  
The clergy and congregations of Southwark Cathedral and the
church of St Magnus the Martyr, whose parish boundaries meet
on London Bridge, process to the centre for a short service.
This Thames tradition follows the Orthodox custom of hurling
a cross into water as a symbol of Christ's baptism which is
celebrated on the Sunday after the Epiphany. The annual
London Bridge event, which draws on ancient customs, was
established six years ago at the initiative of Fr Philip
Warner, parish priest at St Magnus.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9946


YOGA CLASSES
Monday 10 January
6pm-7pm  at Setchell TRA Hall,  Hazel Way; free
Gentle relaxation for all ages with a qualified yoga
teacher. New weekly class starts 10 January. For more
information phone Fran on 020 7252 0242. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10392


THE STORY OF THE BOROUGH - ILLUSTRATED TALK BY LEN REILLY
Monday 10 January
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free to members
Illustrated talk by local historian Len Reilly. Membership
of the Community Film Club is aimed at those living in
Southwark and Lambeth. To become a member (it's free) email
communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk or join at door.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10325

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{ Local job vacancies }

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 }

* Studio Space, objectif
* New office space in London Bridge available for letting

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

* Seeking a good optician
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/134819
* Looking to rent room in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/134813
* Looking for qualified/experienced babysitter
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/134811
* London Eye NYE fireworks - what did you think of them?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/134800
* Base Jumpers - Midnight NYE
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/134798
* Simon Hughes appointed as Advocate for Access to Education
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/134779

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 }

* Office space needed
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/134521
* Office or desk space wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/134230

Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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