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SE1 Direct 531: What's on this week

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 531

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Monday 10 January 2011                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: New Year's Resolution? Try the Alexander Technique
* What's on this week
* January edition of 'in SE1' out now
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside


{ 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:

* Shakespeare's London iPhone app
Read more at:

Sorry for the lack of new updates this week ... normal
service will now be resumed.


{ Advert: New Year's Resolution? Try Alexander Technique! }

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and feel. 

The Alexander Technique is a simple and practical method for
self-improvement and self-help.  Anyone can benefit.

* Poise, vitality and coordination improve.
* Breathing and speaking become easier.
* Movement becomes freer, lighter and more enjoyable.

"Slouching takes inches off your height and can make a
dramatic difference to the natural line of your body. When
you stand correctly your stomach will appear flatter. To
overcome bad postural habits enlist professional help. A
course of lessons in the Alexander Technique is the best

'40 ways to improve your body' Elle magazine

If you want to find out more about the Alexander Technique
and how it can help you, contact us to arrange a free
20-minute introductory session.  We are four STAT-qualified
Alexander Technique teachers with a wide range of
experience. Daytime and evening appointments are available.

South Bank Alexander Centre,
27a Blackfriars Rd, SE1
020 7928 6378

How to advertise:

{ 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 or pick up a copy of
our free monthly printed publication, 'in SE1'.

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:

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 or join at door.
Info & map:

Tuesday 11 January
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; £1
Talk by Edmund Bird, heritage advisor to the Mayor of
London. A Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society event.
Info & map:

Wednesday 12 January to Sunday 6 February
Wed-Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm; Sun 5pm at Arch 6, Burrell
Street; 10 (conc 8) from 020 7261 9565
Kaspar Hauser was a mysterious figure who was discovered in
a German town square. He could speak only one sentence.
Later, it emerged that he had spent his childhood in a dark
room, cut off from human contact. He was taken in, taught
how to speak, how to be a regular member of society. Handke
re-imagines Kaspar today; an absurd man formed and deformed
through his violent exposure to the language of our society
- the language of adspeak, corporate phrases and sports
platitudes. In this remarkably inventive play, ideas about
received speech, conformism and the corruption of the
individual are exploded into bizarre and fascinating vocal
rhythms and stage images. This production, supported by
Southwark Playhouse, filters Handke's work through the
vapid, sterile spaces of a vast, glass-fronted railway arch
just off Southwark Street.
Info & map:

Thursday 13 January
6.30pm-8pm  at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
Discussing 20 Fragments of a Restless Youth by Xiaolu Guo.
The library buys fifteen copies of each title chosen. New
members always welcome. 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:

Thursday 13 January
Meet 7.30pm outside Cuming Museum, 151 Walworth Road; 2.50
(conc 1.50)
Join Scott Wood for a Southwark sortie revealing the sites
of Austin Osman Spare's studio, the victim of a bosom
serpent, big cats, haunted pubs, the secret origin of the
Elephant & Castle and much more. Ends at The Old King's Head
pub off Borough High Street at approx 8.30pm. A South East
London Folklore Society event.
Info & map:

Thursday 13 January
6.30pm-8.45pm  at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; wine,
juice & snacks 5
St. John's Waterloo and Christians Aware present an
inter-faith evening introduced by the Bishop of Kingston, Rt
Revd Richard Cheetham. Speakers include Rt Revd Mano
Rumalshah, recently retired Bishop of Peshawar; Iftikhar
Malik, professor of history at Bath Spa University and
author of 'Pakistan: Democracy, Terror and the Building of a
nation'; Farzana Shaikh, fellow of Chatham House and author
of 'Making Sense of Pakistan' and Revd Rana Youab Khan from
Lambeth Palace.
Info & map:


{ January edition of 'in SE1' }

The New Year edition of our monthly printed what's on guide
is out now - pick it up at 75 locations around the area or
grab the PDF version at


{ Local job vacancies }

Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only 9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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

Details at

Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of new topics started at

* Carpenter (door hanging)
* Southwark Playhouse
* Looking for a local slimming group...
* Tower Bridge Road chandelier shop closing down
* Turkish Bread
* Seeking banana boxes for moving
* SE1 Antenatal exercise?
* Old clothes for local charities
* St Saviour's Dock bridge
* Piano Tuner
* Housekeeping/Babysitting
* Pizza Lupo/Cucina
* Kitchen fitter
* Noise outside Dover Castle
* Tanner Street disco light
* Joe's Kitchen, Marshalsea Road
* Dress Making courses

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Office space needed
* Office or desk space wanted



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