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SE1 Direct 547: Maypole dancing, beehive making & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 547

Tuesday 3 May 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 & Autumn Language Classes 2011
* What's on this week
* May 2011 edition of 'in SE1'
* 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 }

* Win tickets to fantastic Heston Blumenthal & Jancis 
  Robinson tea & sherry event at Southbank Centre
Go to: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/promotions/teaandsherry/

* New railway bridge installed above Borough High Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5262

* "Terrorism" concerns over nightclub next to police station
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5256

* Novas Scarman shuts Contemporary Urban Centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5255

* St George's Cathedral hosts Mass for Migrant Workers
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5261

* Southwark's Sir Henry Cooper dies aged 76
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5260

* Bamber Gascoigne opens Bankside Gallery show
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5258

* Royal Wedding celebrations in SE1
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5259

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{ Advert: Summer & Autumn 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 }

SMART URBAN STAGE & FUTURE MINDS EXHIBITION
Tuesday 3 to Monday 16 May
9am-9pm at Doon Street Car Park, Upper Ground; free
A pop-up showcase for ideas and innovation that will shape
lives in cities of the future. At the heart of the urban
stage is the smart Future Minds Exhibition which brings
together new and visionary ideas from culture and society,
design, architecture, science, media and IT, and mobility.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10862


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Tuesday 3 May
6pm [note earlier time] at Salmon Youth Centre, 43 Old
Jamaica Road SE16
Regular public meeting for residents of Grange, Riverside
and South Bermondsey wards. This meeting will focus on the
issues of most concern to local young people, and will
include members of the youth community council. Winner of
Fame Academy Bermondsey, Jack Holding has agreed to kick the
meeting off with a couple of his own songs. The police will
explain the changes in ASBO legislation and there will be
workshops asking 'What can you do for your community?'
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10415


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Tuesday 3 May
7pm at Charles Dickens Primary School, Toulmin Street
Regular meeting for residents of Cathedrals and Chaucer
wards. Meet your councillors, have your say and learn about
the work of local police officers and community wardens.
This meeting will have a focus on young people and youth
issues in Borough & Bankside. Agenda includes presentations
from Rockingham Estate Play Association and Blackfriars
Settlement.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9937


SOUTHWARK GUIDED WALK
Wednesday 4 May
Meet 11am by platform 8 at London Bridge Station; £10 in aid
of Vivien Knight Memorial Fund
This walk will be led by a City of London Guide and is
organised by the City of London Libraries in association
with the Guildhall Art Gallery In the seventeenth century,
Southwark was the City of London’s playground, with theatres
and other entertainments. Perhaps because of that, it also
had a large number of prisons. This walk will look at all
aspects of this interesting area.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10904


EMPIRE WAREHOUSE, BEAR GARDENS PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 May
5pm-8pm at 1-2 Bear Gardens
Public exhibition to view latest plans by Macro Investments
to redevelop the Empire Warehouse site in Bear Gardens.
Contact consultation@beargardens.co.uk or 020 7861 2412 for
further information.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10804


DR BIKE: FREE BASIC BIKE REPAIRS COURTESY OF LAMBETH COUNCIL
Wednesday 4 May
5.30pm-7.30pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57
Waterloo Road; free
Get a free basic check-up for your bicycle courtesy of
Lambeth's sustainable travel team. The event is held in the
piazza outside the King's College building next to BFI IMAX.
There will also be an HGV awareness session so you can see
the view from the driver's cab and the Metropolitan Police
Cycle Taskforce will be security marking bikes for free if
you haven't already had it done.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10784


THE HISTORY OF THALIDOMIDE: LOUISE MEDUS-MANSELL
Wednesday 4 May
6pm-7pm at Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1
Lambeth High Street; free
The speaker Louise Medus-Mansell is the author of the
autobiography No Hand to Hold & No Legs To Dance On – A
Thalidomide Survivor's Story.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10792


REFERENDUM ON THE VOTING SYSTEM
Thursday 5 May
Polling stations open 7am-10pm


RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Thursday 5 May
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. The
culmination of a contemporary music project with renowned
composer and conductor Oliver Knussen working with SbS for
the first time.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10664


WATERLOO WOMEN'S NETWORK
Thursday 5 May
6.30pm at The Goodlife Centre, 122 Webber Street
Come along to drill, bang and network at the group's 29th
get together. Network with local female entrepreneurs Alison
and Abigail and learn some enterprise and DIY tips over
drinks and nibbles at The Goodlife Centre. Contact Abigail
Tripp 07588 50 26 15 or www.abscommunications.co.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10894


TEA & COFFEE FESTIVAL
Friday 6 to Sunday 8 May
Fri & Sat 11am-8pm (Sun 11am-6pm) at Southbank Centre
Square,  Belvedere Road; free
The Tea & Coffee Festival aims to promote the best tea and
coffee companies in the UK and beyond and raise awareness
for quality tea and coffee and ethical practices. The
festival will consist of a colourful and interesting market
hosting an array of stalls as well as demonstrations and
events across the weekend. The event forms part of Southbank
Centre's programme of celebrations of the Festival of
Britain's 60th anniversary. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10533


CYCLE SECURITY MARKING
Friday 6 May
12pm-3pm  at Bankside Mix,  Canvey Street; free
The Metropolitan Police's cycle task force will be offering
free security marking for your bicycle and advice on cycle
safety and security.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10892


WALK ON THE WILDSIDE!
Friday 6 May
1.30pm-3pm; meet at Southwark Underground Station, 68-70
Blackfriars Road; free
Come and join a biodiversity walk from Southwark tube
station led by wildlife expert David Perkins (Roots &
Shoots) through Bankside Open Spaces Trust-supported sites
leading to the May Festival at Red Cross Garden.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10788


MAY FESTIVAL - MAYPOLE DANCING IN RED CROSS GARDEN
Friday 6 May
3.30pm-6pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
Join in the maypole dancing, plant a wildflower, take part
in flower craft activities, try on Victorian dresses, have
your hands henna painted and watch herbal demontrations by
the  Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10651


OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND AT MAKE SPACE STUDIOS, WATERLOO
Friday 6 to Sunday 8 May
Fri 3pm-9pm; Sat & Sun 11am-6pm at Make Space Studios,
Newnham Terrace; free
Make Space Studios is a new community of artists, artisans
and creative businesses next to Waterloo station. Make Space
have taken some once abandoned and derelict buildings and
converted them into a creative space. Having open studios
allows the public to see into the otherwise private creative
space of an artist, enabling you to view both work and
practices in progress from ceramics and silver-smithing,
glassmaking and mosaic work, along with fine art practices
of painting, sculpture and illustration.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10886


CREATE A BUZZ!
Saturday 7 May
9.30am-4.30pm  at Mint Street Adventure Playground, Mint
Street Park,  Southwark Bridge Road; free
Intergenerational workshop to build beehives and bee-keeping
costumes for use at  Bankside Open Spaces Trust's
bee-keeping projects. Bring along some food to share. For
more information please contact Carole Wright on 07960
625168 or carole@bost.org.uk.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10789


SPRING PLANT & GARDENS FAIR AT THE GARDEN MUSEUM
Sunday 8 May
10.30am-5pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road
The Spring Plants & Gardens Fair moves to May this year -
prime gardening season. Twenty specialist nurseries will
fill the museum with a wide range of fascinating quality
plants, bringing show quality plants to the centre of
London.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10318


VICTORY DAY ACT OF REMEMBRANCE
Monday 9 May
11am at Soviet War Memorial, Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,
Lambeth Road
The Mayor of Southwark, representatives from embassies of
former Soviet republics, British Second World War veterans
and other individuals and organisations will lay wreaths at
the Soviet War Memorial during the Act of Remembrance. The
short ceremony will include brief addresses from key
participants, the sounding of the Last Post and a two minute
silence.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/9957


TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 9 May
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Tate Modern,  Bankside;
free to members
Anthony Minghella's sentimental love story and quirky ghost
story. 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/10772

And looking further ahead...

THERE IS NO SPRING WITHOUT ST GEORGE: ENGLAND'S PATRON SAINT
IN THE FOLK TRADITIONS OF EUROPE AND BEYOND
Thursday 12 May
6pm-8pm  at Events Theatre, Keyworth Centre, Keyworth
Street; free; Free tickets from info@stgeorgefestival.org.uk 
Dr Sam Riches of Lancaster University gives the St George in
Southwark Festival lecture.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10758

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{ May 2011 issue of 'in SE1' }

The May edition of our monthly printed what's on guide is
out now - grab the PDF version at http://www.inSE1.co.uk or
pick up a paper copy from one of the 70+ distribution points
across SE1.

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Assistant Director, Waterloo Community Development Group

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 }

* Brand new office space in London Bridge, Elan & Co
* Small business offices available now, Southwark Studios

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

* SE1 is no longer 'Camberwell' on Google Maps
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139338
* Guy's Colonnade ceiling colour
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139333
* Running clubs in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/4/139328
* Idiotic Teenage Cyclists
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139321
* Mass shooting at City Hall on Tuesday, bring tripod
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139314
* Rarely seen feature film set in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139311
* Car Boot Sale
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139295
* Oyster top-up problems at London Bridge?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139294
* SE1 local couples needed for art project
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139232
* Filming Fort Rd/Reverdy Rd
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139229
* Lighting repairs
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139211

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 }

* Wanted: refrigeration servicing person for fridges/coolers
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/139212

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

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