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SE1 Direct 541: Scrabble, creativity, hedge-planting & Bonsai
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 541

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

Monday 21 March 2011                          ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Do you suffer from aches and pains? Try Bowen now
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum

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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

* Reader offer: £5 off first osteopathy appointment at BSO
Find out more at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/promotions/bso/

* London Eye capsule turns orange; Lambeth planners see red
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5159

* 'Make Southwark Bridge cycle-only' - Green mayor candidate
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5162

* Petition for new Borough High Street pedestrian crossing 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5158

* Southwark to seek Olympic host borough status 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5157

* Southwark over-50s paint the town red for Comic Relief
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5163

* Theatre Uncut at Southwark Playhouse
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5161

* Businesses urged to support tourism training for youths
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5160

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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'.

SCRABBLE CLUB
Tuesday 22 March
5pm-6pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
Calling all Scrabble lovers: come to the first Scrabble
evening at the library.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10540


CREATIVITY IN BUSINESS WORKSHOP
Wednesday 23 March
9.30am-12.30pm  at Fashion & Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey
Street; free; RSVP Emma-Louise Stewart 020 7407 4701
events@teamlondonbridge.co.uk
Blue sky thinking? Thinking outside the box? Tired
expressions for addressing a very lively subject; how do we
stay creative in business? Itís not just clothes designers
and PR agencies that are allowed to be creative. All
businesses rely on creativity in different forms and the key
to success can be as simple as approaching your work in
subtly different ways. Team London Bridge has put together a
workshop to help you integrate your innovative and creative
skills into your business life.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10632

 
WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 23 March
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors proposed
developments in Waterloo. Find out the latest on proposals
for the Elizabeth House redevelopment in York Road. After
being refused planning permission in 2009, P&O sold the site
for £90 million to development partners London &
Regional/Chelsfield. Last October David Chipperfield
Architects presented their initial ideas on how to develop
this key site to bring up to 10,000 new workers to Waterloo.
They now have more definitive designs for a tall building
and hope to submit a planning application in April, but want
your thoughts on this most important project before they do. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10359


BUDGET BRIEFING BREAKFAST FOR BETTER BANKSIDE MEMBERS
Thursday 24 March
8am-9.30am  at fish! restaurant
This free event takes place the morning after the delivery
of the Chancellor's Budget and gives Better Bankside members
an early opportunity to get to grips with what George
Osborne's pronouncements really mean for them. With Brian
Groom (business editor of the Financial Times) and Mark
Berrisford Smith (senior economist at HSBC). Places are
strictly limited and there will be no availability on the
door. Please book as early as possible to secure your place.
Event is only open to Better Bankside member businesses and
Business Club members. Get in touch with Katy Barker if you
are unsure if you are a member, would like to join, or to
RSVP (020 7928 3998). 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10631


HEDGE PLANTING AT THE BROOKWOOD TRIANGLE
Thursday 24 March
10am at Brookwood Triangle,  Webber Street; free
Bankside Open Spaces Trust, RHS and Woodland Trust are
hosting a free hedge planting event in the Brookwood
Triangle outside Brookwood House in Webber Street. Light
refreshments, hedge planting, composting workshop and
compost caddy giveaway, window plants giveaway. For more
information contact Hej: hej@bost.org.uk or 07786 437200 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10624


EAST STREET LIBRARY LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
Thursday 24 March
5.30pm-7pm at Southwark Local History Library, 211 Borough
High Street
East Street Library's recently launched local history group
abandons Old Kent Road in favour of Borough High Street for
one night only. The group will meet at Southwark Local
History Library to explore the resources and meet the staff.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10626


RUSH HOUR CONCERT IN WATERLOO
Thursday 24 March
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Avoid the rush, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and
experience the fresh sound of Southbank Sinfonia, Britain's
leading orchestral academy for young professionals.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10627


THE PALLAS QUARTET: FREE CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT IN BOROUGH
Thursday 24 March
7pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
An evening of chamber music: Haydn String Quartet in D, Op.
20 No.4 Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 Mozart
String Quintet in G minor, K 516 (with Sophie Davenport)
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10554


ELEVATE AT HOTEL ELEPHANT
Thursday 24 March
7.30pm-10.30pm  at Hotel Elephant, 77-85   Newington
Causeway; free
The second Elevate event, brought to you by NEON.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10630


REDMAN GREEN SPRING EVENT
Saturday 26 March
10am-2.30pm  at Redman Green,  Lant Street; free
Help to plan an edible hedge, collect a free compost caddy,
barbecue and meet some feathered friends from Vauxhall City
Farm. Bankside Open Spaces Trust and local residents from
Redman, Lant and Bittern Estate are celebrating the launch
of the RHS Britain in Bloom and RHS It's Your Neighbourhood
campaigns by rolling up their sleeves to be part of a tree
planting movement to double native trees and woods in the
UK.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10553


THE SOLDIER CHALLENGE
Saturday 26 March
10am at Waterloo International; registration fee £35
Ever fancied abseiling in the City of London, leopard
crawling through Hyde Park or running an obstacle course in
the moat at the Tower of London? If that sounds like fun,
then register for a London sightseeing tour like no other
and get fit army-style with The Soldier Challenge, a new
fundraising urban adventure race from ABF The Soldiers'
Charity. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10580


POP-UP BOOKSTALL
Saturday 26 March
10am-4pm  at Trinity Church Square,  Trinity Church Square;
free
Lots of secondhand books, fiction and non-fiction for sale
outside 57 Trinity Church Square. 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/10596


LAITHWAITES WINE LUCKY DIP
Saturday 26 March
From 10am at The Arch, Vinopolis, Stoney Street; £5
For one day only, 500 bottles of Laithwaites wines go into a
£5 Lucky Dip. The dip will include bottles of some of the
world's finest wines worth up to £900. All you need to do is
get down to Laithwaites Wine in the Vinopolis complex - and
buy a ticket. Tickets go on sale from 10am on the day.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10628


SOUTHWARK ARTS - A CHANGING LANDSCAPE?
Saturday 26 March
10.30am-5pm  at East Room, Tate Modern,  Bankside; SAF
members £15; non-members £25
Artists are facing huge challenges in the current economic
climate. This Southwark Arts Forum event invites you to
explore innovative ways of getting things done. A day long
conference with specially selected speakers who have
successfully developed projects which navigate through
fallow-funded art worlds, projects that will help you do
just that, and will share their knowledge, insight &
inspiration.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10629


BONSAI DAY AT THE GARDEN MUSEUM
Sunday 27 March
10.30am-5pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road
To celebrate their 50th year the Bonsai Kai will host the
museum's first Bonsai Day. Members of Europe's oldest bonsai
club will be on hand to share their knowledge and enthusiasm
for this living horticultural art form. Visitors will be
able to create a bonsai and take it home, take in an
exhibition of members' trees and demonstrations of various
bonsai techniques. There will also be trees for sale and a
re-potting service for anyone who would like to bring a tree
that needs some attention.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10546


MORLEY COLLEGE FAMILY FUN DAY
Sunday 27 March
10am-4pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road
Series of family learning workshops and activities.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10590

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Sustainability in Heritage Traineeship, Garden Museum
* Office worker, The Sushi Chef

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 }

* Space to share in our office, Navillus
* Large Desk Space available in London Bridge office share

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

* Redcross Way memories wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/137616
* Farewell Lambeth Life - council newspaper abolished
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/137615
* Advice on buying a flat in Prioress Street SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/137645
* Outdoor school - Lynton Road?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/137631
* Pity they won't be able to abseil off the Shard
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/137622
* Crossbones Graveyard - what building used to be there?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/137619
* Harper Road - strange late-night incident
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/137554
* Shad Thames - Providence Square any good?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/137543
* Attempted bike theft in Union Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/137476
* Community use of the Heygate Estate site
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/137468

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 }

* Pop up Banners and large promo stand suppliers
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/137049
* Anyone tempted to expand overseas?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/136952

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

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