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SE1 Direct 536: Love songs, local history & Largactyl Shuffle
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 536

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

Monday 14 February 2011                       ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Mum and Baby Class on the Power Plate
* 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
* Noticeboard: Slow Club starts this week

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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

* EXCLUSIVE: Elephant shopping centre could be here to stay
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5090

* 'Too many pedestrian crossings' in Blackfriars Road - TfL
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/5104

* The Quill: Eric Pickles rules out public inquiry
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5100

* Guy's trust accused of 'winding down' minor injuries unit
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5097

* Tesco Express opens in Great Suffolk St & Borough Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5092

* Vauxhall Cross: SW8 to SE1 'linear walk' proposed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5103

* Charles Dickens monument planned for Borough
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5093

* Man injured in collision with bus near Lambeth North Tube
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5105

* Blackfriars Settlement: cuts could have "dramatic effect"
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5107

* BOST urges council to rethink 78% cut to ecology funding
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5106

* Florian Place: revised plans for Albert Embankment 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5102

* Tower Bridge lift plunge inquiry continues after 21 months
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5099

* Dominic Dromgoole to stay at Shakespeare's Globe till 2014
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5096

* Bermondsey kids make 'save our sports' plea at town hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5095

* Bankside Pier commuter boat services to be reinstated
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5094

* Camila Batmanghelidjh delivers verdict on the Big Society
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5091

* Elephant green utility company branded 'fantasy project'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5089

* London Bridge Bus Station canopy to be removed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5088

* Borough High Street revamp still top priority for locals
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5087

* Once Upon A Wartime exhibition at Imperial War Museum
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5101

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{ Advert: Mum and Baby Class on the Power Plate }

As it is so difficult to exercise when babies are small,
Fitness For Every Body in Weston Street SE1 are offering
classes for mums with babies under 8 months old. A 20 minute
class on the Power Plate is equivalent to 1 hour in the gym,
working on core and general strength intermixed with some
massage is perfect for the new mum to feel that her body is
her own once again! A course of 10 is 140 during specific
times. 

http://www.fitnessforeverybody.co.uk/offers/

Contact http://www.fitnessforeverybody.co.uk
reception@fitnessforeverybody.co.uk

020 7403 9988
Fitness For Every Body Ltd

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How to advertise: http://www.se1direct.co.uk/advertising.php
We're now taking bookings for 2012; this year's fully booked
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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'.

THE VERNON SISTERS: CLASSIC LOVE SONGS ON THE SOUTH BANK
Monday 14 February
6pm-9pm at London Eye, South Bank; free
The Vernon Sisters, a three piece vocal harmony group, will
be performing classic love songs from around the world
onsite including Amore, La Vie En Rose and Quizas, Quizas,
Quizas. They will give a series of 30 minute performances
between 6pm and 9pm. The Vernon Sisters will perform at the
foot of the London Eye where the decor will be themed for
the occasion.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10489


BOROUGH BOOK GROUP
Monday 14 February
6.15pm at The Table, 85 Southwark Street; free
This month discussing Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly.
Copies can be collected at John Harvard Library. Contact
eugenia.atta@southwark.gov.uk to pick up a copy of the book.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10447


LAMBETH TRANSPORT PLAN: HAVE YOUR SAY!
Tuesday 15 February
2pm-6pm  at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh
Lambeth Council is asking for your views on its draft plan
which will guide the way it looks after and improves
transport in the borough for the next 20 years. Find out
more and have your say at this special exhibition.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10508


BANKSIDE BRIDGE SOCIETY
Tuesday 15 February
7.30pm-9.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great
Guildford Street
First session of new weekly Tuesday night get-together for
people who would like to learn or are already experienced
Bridge players and want a great night out.
Contact andrew@banksideresidentsforum.org or call 020 7928
9528. Type of Bridge: English standard ACOL. 12-14 points
week no trump opener
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10514


JOB FAIR FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Wednesday 16 February
11am-3pm  at Living Space, 1 Coral Street; free
Job Fair for young people with employment workshop, live job
search and CV assistance.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10499


REDEVELOPMENT OF SAINSBURY'S AT NINE ELMS
WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 16 February
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors proposed
developments in and around Waterloo. Jonathan Rawnsley of
Sainsbury's and Charles Graham of Rolfe Judd Architects will
introduce the plans for the major redevelopment of the
supermarket's Nine Elms site - the nearest full-size
Sainsbury's to Waterloo - which will include 750 new homes
and a Northern line Tube station.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10358


9/11 ARTWORK ON POTTERS FIELDS PARK: OPEN MEETING
Wednesday 16 February
7.30pm-9pm  at The Bridge House, 218 Tower Bridge Road
Members of the Shad Thames Residents' Association and other
local residents are invited to an open meeting to discuss
the controversial proposal for a 9/11 commemorative
sculpture on Potters Fields Park next to City Hall.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10501


NAA SHALMAN VISITS JOHN HARVARD LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
Friday 18 February
1pm-2pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
Naa Shalman, author of New Dawn, will be at the library's
book club to talk about her book . Other books will also be
discussed . Refreshments will be provided. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10446


SOUTHWARK TRANSPORT PLAN DROP-IN
Friday 18 February
2pm-6pm  at Beormund Community Centre, 177 Abbey Street
The council is asking residents to take a look at its new
transport plan, which covers sustainable transport, road
safety and green travel. The draft plan was approved at the
end of last year, and anyone who lives, works or studies in
Southwark is being encouraged to take a look and give the
council their views.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10416


ST JOHN'S WATERLOO HERITAGE EVENT
Saturday 19 February
11am-1pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Living Memory Heritage Project and the Tenants' and
Residents' Associations support group present a local
heritage event. Activities include:
* Tour of St John's 'secret' crypt and organ demonstration
* Find out about the church's redevelopment plans
* Take part in a creative workshop making a 'name river'
* Bring along your own photos and artefacts
* Have your memories of the local area recorded
* An exhibition of the history of local housing estates
* Soup, bread and cakes from Blackfriars Settlement
* Face painting & necklace/bracelet making with Church.co.uk
For more information please contact Laura Cowell on 020 7021
1600 or email helpdesk@coinstreet.org. Funded by the
Heritage Lottery and the Lambeth Grassroots Grant.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10449


TEXT-LAB OPEN DAY AT THE UNICORN THEATRE
Saturday 19 February
11.30am-4.30pm  at Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street; free;
advance booking advised
This is a fantastic opportunity for children, young people
and their families to come and find out more about the
Unicorn Theatre with a number of free activities including
story-making workshops and performances throughout the day. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10511


COOLTAN ARTS LARGACTYL SHUFFLE: SE5 TO SE1
Saturday 19 February
Meet 12 noon at the main entrance of Maudsley Hospital,
Denmark Hill, London SE5
Celebrate LGBT History month with CoolTan Arts' Largactyl
Shuffle, a fun guided cultural walk for mental and physical
wellbeing. This is a gentle 5-mile walk through the back
streets of Southwark. Discover famous historical and current
LGBT residents of Southwark, explore LGBT social and
political issues, the history of Southwark LGBT groups,
pubs, clubs, Polari, dance and play! 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10513


WAYS OF FALLING: BOOK LAUNCH
Saturday 19 February
12 noon at Calder Bookshop, 51 The Cut; free
Hear five authors read from their stories in this recently
published and provocative anthology published by Earlyworks
Press.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10490


DANCE BONANZA AT MORLEY COLLEGE
Saturday 19 February
Taster classes 2pm-5pm; dance performance 6pm at Morley
College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; Class & performance 10
(conc 5); performance only 5 (conc 3); on sale on the day
Dance Bonanza is a fun and enjoyable way of finding out more
about dance classes at Morley, with the chance to watch,
learn and try a few steps for yourself. With more than 70
different dance courses ranging from Street to Ballroom &
Latin American Dance or Bollywood through to Ballet and Tap,
there is something for everyone, so come along and give it a
go! All children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by
an adult.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10481


LONDON GAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT IN WATERLOO
Sunday 20 February
7pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; 10 (conc 8)
from www.lgso.org.uk 
The London Gay Symphony Orchestra performs a night of German
romantic classics. The concert includes Mendelssohn's famous
'Scottish' Symphony (No. 3), Beethoven's sumptious 'Romance'
for Violin and Orchestra, and Brahms' 4th Symphony. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10512

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Saturday School Teacher, South London Mission
* Pub Chef, The Crown Pub and Grill
* PA w/ Sales, Initiative & Admin, Really Healthy Company

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 }

* 900 sq ft Office / Studio space in converted warehouse 
* Space Available in Spacious Office in SE11
* 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

* Hotels in SE1 - any tips?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/136473
* Odd animal noises near Queen Elizabeth Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/136470
* Dressmaker recommendation wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/136468
* Vintage markets in SE1 - are there any?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/136427
* Rehoming a rescue cat
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/136416
* Sunday lunch - where to go?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/136386
* Travel Agents - do they still exist?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/136379
* Snowsfields holiday club - is it any good?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/136356
* Walking Group
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/136285
* Concorde on the South Bank - any news?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/136272
* Laundry - where to take it?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/136235
* 18 Great Suffolk Street - why the high turnover?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/136225
* Yet another Tesco!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/136210

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 for 2 desks needed near London Bridge
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/136086
* 6 desk spaces required
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/135325

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

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{ Noticeboard }

Do you yearn for a slower pace of life? 
Slow Club starts this week in SE1:
http://www.slowdownlondon.co.uk/2011/slow-club-spring-2011/

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