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SE1 Direct 544: Open-air theatre at The Scoop & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 543

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

Monday 4 April 2011                           ISSN 1750-0656

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

* New homes to be built at extended E&C Shopping Centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5219

* Elephant Shopping Centre to be refurbished not demolished
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5215

* Traffic wardens deliver letters to beat Royal Mail delays
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5216

* London South Bank University to charge up to 8,450 fee
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5211

* Historic Blackfriars Railway Bridge shields dismantled
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5204

* SE1 litter picking and roadsweeping service cut in half
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5217

* Lambeth Mayor to fundraise for Evelina Children's Hospital
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5213

* Biking Boris statue proposal goes on show at City Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5212

* Globe Academy is "brilliant school" says Nick Clegg
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5208

* London Eye architect David Marks gets Lambeth Civic Award
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5205

* Squash courts "may not be possible" at E&C leisure centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5224

* Elephant opera designs showcased at Cardiff exhibition
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5223

* "Release Ai Weiwei" - Tate Modern's Bankside message
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5222

* Skyroom, council HQ and H10 hotel up for design awards
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5221

* London Marathon - meet some of the SE1 people taking part
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5225

* Duchess visits Guy's Hospital asthma research centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5220

* Fair pay campaigners picket SportAccord at Park Plaza
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5209

* Thames pageant to celebrate Queen's Diamond Jubilee
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5210

* Oxfam papier-mache giant arrives at Millennium Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5207


* Anglican & RC bishops discuss Big Society in Southwark 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5206

* Greg Dyke and pro-AV campaigners unveil poster at Bankside
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5203

* Review: Terminus at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5218

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{ Advert: Summer Language Classes 2011  }

Thursday May 5th to Thursday July 7th

French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese

A series of lunchtime language courses will be running from
Thursday May 5th to until Thursday July 7th

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 and intermediate  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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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'.

DICKENS' BOROUGH GUIDED WALK WITH JOHN CONSTABLE
Monday 11 April
Meet 6.45pm for 7pm at Tabard Street piazza by St George the
Martyr Church; 5
Second in a series of spring guided walks with John
Constable, author of Secret Bankside, now available in a new
edition by Oberon Books. Please arrive early to be sure of a
place.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10682


DAVID HOCKNEY: A BIGGER PICTURE - COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 11 April
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free to members
Filmed over three years, this observational documentary
captures artist David Hockney at a challenging point in his
art and life as he approaches the age of 70. The film will
be introduced by artist Daniel Lehan who will be leading a
short art activity from 6.30pm-7pm as well as giving away a
limited edition of his newsletter A3 - Artists and their
Dogs. Membership of the Community Film Club is primarily
intended for residents of Southwark and Lambeth. Email
communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk or join on the door.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10750


STAINER'S CRUCIFIXION
Tuesday 12 April
1.10pm at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road; free
The Portcullis Singers perform an abridged version of
Stainer's Crucifixion. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10502


SOUTHWARK SPEAKS: PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS
Tuesday 12 April
6pm at Woolfson & Tay, 12 Bermondsey Square; free; booking
essential
Featuring author Paul Bailey, stories from Southwark Elders
and performances by young poets led by Jacon Sam La-Rose.
This project, developed by Woolfson & Tay with
photographer-filmmaker Daniel Quinones of Woolfcub
Productions, is a celebration of elders in the Southwark
community. Its launch is timed to coincide with the
Southwark Silver Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10708


EXCAVATIONS AT HOLYWELL PRIORY
Tuesday 12 April
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; 1
Lecture by Hana Lewis from Museum of London Archaeology. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9654


LOUDER TOGETHER: PROJECTIONS ONTO NATIONAL THEATRE
Tuesday 12 April
7.30pm-11.30pm at Theatre Square, National Theatre, South
Bank; free
Did you know there are an estimated 100 million children
living and working on the streets around the world? Or that
last year, in Britain some 16,000 children slept rough on
our streets, putting themselves in a position of
unimaginable danger. To raise awareness of the struggle that
increasing numbers of street children face every day, the
Consortium for Street Children and Aviva, the international
insurance group, are launching the first International Day
for Street Children. Spectators will be invited to view a
selection of moving images by renowned photographers Ronka
Oberhammer and Robin Hammond. They include photos of
children like Lakshmi, a 15 year old metal polisher from
Mumbai, India; fifteen year old Ellie from Glasgo; and
Ruben, a 12 year old methylamphetamine addict from the Cape
Township in South Africa.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10748


ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP
Wednesday 13 April
10.30am-12.30pm Lunch: 1pm-2.45pm at Imperial War Museum,
Lambeth Road
Full Spectrum Productions is looking for enthusiastic
volunteers aged around 60 to take part in an oral history
workshop exploring the cultural diversity of the 1950s and
1960s youth scene in Lambeth.  For further information or to
book a place, contact Sharon Rapaport on 07947 138317 or
sharonrapaport@gmail.com
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10704


THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH: FREE OPEN-AIR PLAY AT THE SCOOP
Wednesday 13 to Sunday 17 April
7.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Free open-air performances on the riverside. This tale of
murder, betrayal and ultimate downfall is presented with the
witches played as children. The world of the play is their
domain and everything in it is theirs to control, manipulate
and play with, as "all is but toys." With the characters
dressed in primary colours and the design inspired by
graphic novels, River Productions shows the dark inner
workings of a child's mind in the form of the three weird
sisters. Using movement and physical theatre, sound and
light, this interactive performance takes a fresh, new
approach to one of Shakespeare's most popular stories.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10697


RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Thursday 14 April
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.
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10663


WATERLOO LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
Thursday 14 April
6.30pm-8pm  at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
Discussing Room by Emma Donoghue. The library buys 15 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: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10702


MAY DAYS IN LONDON: JACK-IN-THE-GREEN AND BEYOND
Thursday 14 April
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; 2.50
This night will be a celebration of all things May Day which
will lead into a discussion on the proposed removal of the
May Day bank holiday by the present government and what to
do about it. Scott Wood will speak briefly on May Day
superstitions and folklore. Neil Transpontine will speak on
May Day and Beltane rites from the Roman era to the present
day, concentrating on celebrations and festivals in South
London. Rediscovering Urban Rituals show their film on their
Jack-in-the-Green procession with the Fowlers Troop with a
live musical re-enactment. A South East London Folklore
Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10745


CLASSICS WITH MY BABY: SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
Friday 15 April
10.30am at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; 7
for adults; children come free
A classical concert series for babies founded and performed
by local mums and award-winning international artists
Miaomiao Yu and Philippa Mo. Studies show that classical
music can bring tremendous benefits to young children, but
the idea behind this series is simply to bring adults and
kids of all ages together for a lively morning of
exceptional music. While mums can enjoy top quality music
performed by professional concert artists, children can sit,
listen, sing or move around to music as they wish. To
celebrate Mother's Day in April, the programme has the theme
"songs my mother taught me". Gather around the piano at the
end of the concert with your babies' favourite song
requests. Older children off from school are also welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10684


LUNCHTIME RECITAL AT ST JOHN'S WATERLOO
Friday 15 April
1.10pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Lunchtime recital with Voce Sanctis and Matthew Collins.
Music by Tallis, Byrd & Morley. Join a young and versatile
ensemble for a performance of the best of English polyphony
as well as a rare performance of Thomas Morley's Sentences
for the Burial of the Dead.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10648


JOHN HARVARD BOOK GROUP
Friday 15 April
1pm-2pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
This month the group is discussing One Day by David
Nicholls. Coffee and tea will be provided. To pick up a copy
of the book or find out more about the group email
eugenia.atta@southwark.gov.uk 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10659


FREE NHS HEALTH CHECK
Friday 15 April
10.15am-2.15pm  at Upper Level, Elephant & Castle Shopping
Centre, Elephant and Castle; free
You are eligible for a free NHS Health Check if you are a
Southwark residents aged between 40 and 74. You do not
qualify if you have already been diagnosed with high blood
pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or chronic kidney
disease.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10747


COIN STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD FILM CLUB
Friday 15 April
7.30pm (doors open 7pm) at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre,
108 Stamford Street; 4 from 020 7021 1600 or email
helpdesk@coinstreet.org
'The Apple' by Samira Makmalbaf with 'Surpriseville' a short
film by Tim Travers Hawkins (10 mins). The Coin Street
neighbourhood centre will be open from 7pm for snacks, wine
and soft drinks and the film will start at 7.30pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10751


WHAT NOW 2011
Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 April
Sat 12 noon-9pm; Sun 12 noon-5pm at Siobhan Davies Studios,
85 St George's Road; Weekend pass 12; day ticket 9;
concessions available
A weekend showcase of new and experimental work by
independent artists, exhibiting choreographic thinking in
diverse forms throughout Siobhan Davies Studios. It includes
installations and time-based work, performance lectures,
photography and books, alongside live performances. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10700


THE BERMONDSEY SUITE - A GUIDED WALK WITH SONGS
Saturday 16 April
Starts 4pm at Cross Bones Graveyard, Redcross Way; free;
email penny@fandmpublications.co.uk to book
Local folk singer Nigel of Bermondsey will be leading a
guided walk from Borough to Bermondsey with a difference -
telling tales of Southwark through song. This event is part
of the Silver Festival, the annual Southwark festival for
older people. Nigel will be singing songs at the exact
geographical points of the occurrences which inspired them,
showing a side of Southwark usually hidden under the city
streets.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10660


MESSY CHURCH
Saturday 16 April
3pm-5pm  at St Anne's Church Hall,  Thorburn Square
Games, food, crafts & worship for all the family.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10746

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Corporate Responsibility Manager, Better Bankside

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 }

* Large Desk Space available in London Bridge office share
* Brand new office space in London Bridge

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

* Cleaning Services Cuts in Southwark
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/138499
* Elephant and Castle tube ghost?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/138480
* New controlled parking in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/138472
* Laundry collection service?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/138451
* Seen the BBC 6 Music Trailer shot in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/138419
* Is Elephant and Castle a neighbourhood?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/138401
* Alternative to Borough Market?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/138372
* Lower Marsh refurb - when's it happening?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/138366
* Are you a Bermondsey Local?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/138348
    
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 }

* Collective Purchasing Discounts
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/138168

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

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