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SE1 Direct 548: Lower Marsh, Walking Boat, South Bank Forum & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 548

Tuesday 9 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
* National Theatre competition
* 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 }

* Indian state gives 400k for Basaveshwara statue in SE1
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5275

* Southwark Civic Awards for GP, writer, historian & chemist
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5274

* Is Barack Obama coming to Southwark this month?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5264

* Snappers hold City Hall flashmob over photo restrictions
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5263

* Studio at the Elephant brings art to the shopping centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5273

* Globe's 1m donor visits site of Bankside Jacobean theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5271

* Princess Royal visits Borough High Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5270

* Waterloo Library's uncertain future as Lambeth plans cuts
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5269

* Bellringer's 1,200-mile bike ride for Cathedral appeal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5268

* Brookwood Triangle garden: photos of 4th birthday party
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5267

* Globe Academy is "rapidly improving" says Ofsted
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5266

* Hotel & office development plans for Sea Containers House
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5265

* 47 Roses: An Evening with Peter Sheridan at Waterloo East 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5272

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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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{ Win tickets to One Man, Two Guvnors at National Theatre }

James Corden returns to the National Theatre for the first
time since The History Boys to play Francis Henshall.

We've teamed up with the National Theatre to offer SE1
readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to this play.

For your chance to win, go here:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/promotions/nationaltheatre/

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{ What's on this week }

VICTORY DAY ACT OF REMEMBRANCE AT SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL
Monday 9 May
11am at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,  Lambeth Road
Participants in the Act of Remembrance will include a
representative of the Mayor of Southwark; the Russian
ambassador and ambassadors and representatives from other
CIS embassies; British and Russian Second World War
veterans; standard bearers from UK veterans organisations,
the Drill Squad of the London Nautical School and other
individuals and organisations supporting the memorial. 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


HESTON BLUMENTHAL AND JANCIS ROBINSON AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE
Monday 9 May
Tickets now only 10 via http://se1.info/teaandsherry


TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB
Monday 9 May
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, 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


FAMILY STORY CLUB
Tuesday 10 May
3.30pm-5.30pm  at Centre for Literacy in Primary Education,
Webber Street
For parents and children to enjoy books and stories together
in a relaxed atmosphere after school. Explore our own
stories and stories about our part of London. Join this free
10 week course starting 10 May. For further information
contact Ann on 020 7902 2287 ann@clpe.co.uk 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10802


COMMUNITY OPEN EVENING AT IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
Tuesday 10 May
6.30pm-8pm  at Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road; free;
RSVP to IWMLRegeneration@iwm.org.uk 
Find out more about plans for the future of the museum and
enjoy a private view of the exhibition 'Once Upon a Wartime:
Classic War Stories for Children'.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10903


LOWER MARSH REGENERATION PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday 11 May
7pm-9pm  at Union Jack Club, Sandell Street
Design company Atkins has been fine tuning its proposals for
the Lower Marsh Regeneration Project. The company has come
up with a range of plans for managing waste, a rejuvenated
market and for lighting the street when up to 3 million is
invested in the street later this year. Businesses,
residents and visitors to Lower Marsh are encouraged to give
their feedback on the plans before they are finalised. Q+A
session and presentation of designs.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10872


THE WALKING BOAT RETURNS TO BANKSIDE
Thursday 12 May
1.30pm at Bankside (between Founders Arms and Millennium
Bridge); free
The Walking Boat is an extraordinary, kinetic work of art
created by sculptor Andrew Baldwin. His astonishing piece, a
40ft walking boat that has been under construction for two
years, is the culmination of an artist's imaginative vision,
dedication and exceptional talent as a sculptor and
blacksmith. The boat is currently moored at Trinity Buoy
Wharf and will be brought by its creator into the heart of
London, where it will walk out of the Thames onto the
Bankside foreshore by Tate Modern. Last October crowds lined
the riverside to witness an unsuccessful attempt to 'walk'
the boat out of the water and onto the beach. During the
winter Baldwin has been hard at work ensuring the boat's
legs are in full working order ready for this new attempt.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10898


SEA CONTAINERS HOUSE REDEVELOPMENT PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Thursday 12 & Saturday 14 May
Thu 2pm-8pm & Sat 10am-3pm at Car Park, Sea Containers
House,  Upper Ground
Developer Archlane has launched a public consultation on its
plans to refurbish Sea Containers House to create a new
hotel, shops and offices on the South Bank. Visit this
exhibition in the car park on Upper Ground to see the
proposals and put your questions and comments to the
developers.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10910


YOU AND WATERLOO LIBRARY
Thursday 12 May
5pm-6pm  at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh
The Friends of Waterloo Library invite you to drop in for
refreshments and discuss the proposed changes to library
services in Lambeth.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10908


'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 tickets from info@stgeorgefestival.org.uk 
Dr Sam Riches of Lancaster University gives the St George in
Southwark Festival lecture at London South Bank University.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10758


RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Thursday 12 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.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10665


WATERLOO LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
Thursday 12 May
6.30pm at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
The group is reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. The
library buys 15 copies of each title chosen. The titles
range from contemporary bestsellers, to award-winners and
the occasional classic. 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/10871


SOUTH BANK FORUM
Thursday 12 May
7pm-9pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street
Quarterly meeting for local residents convened by MPs Kate
Hoey and Simon Hughes. Comment on proposals by architects
for the Greater London Authority to improve accessibility on
the Riverside Walkway in Lambeth and Southwark in time for
the Olympics. Hear an update from Jenny Stiles on Waterloo
Action Centre and the services they offer residents. Learn
about the plans for additional shops (including a champagne
bar) at Waterloo Station. Di Morgan, Headteacher, Johanna
Primary School, presents on the school's future as an
academy sponsored by Oasis Community Learning and how this
will benefit the local community. Hear about the proposed
development of a Handspring Puppet Company workshop next to
the National Theatre Studio on The Cut. Hear an update from
Southbank Centre on the imminent planning application for
new public toilets on the South Bank.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10536


RIVERSIDE WARD SAFER NEIGHBOURHOODS MEETING
Thursday 12 May
7pm-8.30pm  at British Transport Police London South Area
Headquarters, Ivason House, 8a London Bridge Street
An opportunity to hear a presentation from the Metropolitan
Police on their activities in Riverside Ward (from London
Bridge to Southwark Park Road between the Thames and railway
line), and to contribute to agreeing the ongoing priorities
for police action. All are welcome. Contact
colinhp@btinternet.com or 020 7237 6035 for more
information.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10875


GHOSTS OF LONDON: SOUTH EAST LONDON FOLKLORE SOCIETY
Thursday 12 May
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; 2.50 (conc 1.50)
An exploration of capital haunting in story and song with
Nigel of Bermondsey. Phantom riveters, escapees from dream
menagerie and malevolent clothing. Nigel of Bermondsey is a
purveyor of psycho-geographical songs and stories from
Bermondsey. Also songs and tales of Wapping, Rotherhithe,
Walworth, and presently, the area within the London Orbital.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10897


CLASSICS WITH MY BABY - CONCERT FOR TODDLERS
Friday 13 May
10.30am at Welsh Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road; adults
7; children free
A classical music 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 aim of this event is simply to bring
adults and kids of all ages together for a lively morning of
music. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10907


BOOK EXCHANGE WITH TEAM LONDON BRIDGE
Friday 13 May
12pm-2pm at Melior Street Gardens,  Melior Street; free
Bring your unwanted books and swap them at the Book
Exchange. This simple action will save you money as well as
protecting the environment. Plus you'll feel even better
because you're not throwing your books away! Items must be
in good condition and suitable for general consumption. If
you would like to bring items in before the day and receive
a voucher for the swap, please contact:
georgina@teamlondonbridge.co.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10905


SURGERY BY GASLIGHT: MUSEUMS AT NIGHT EVENT
Friday 13 May
sessions at 6pm; 7pm; 8pm at Old Operating Theatre, Museum
and Herb Garret, 9a St Thomas Street; 9
Experience the fear of a 19th-century patient at these
low-lit demonstrations of amputations that were performed in
Victorian times, and rejoice that you don't really live in
that era. Anaesthetic-free and pre-antiseptic. Enjoy the
rare magic atmosphere of the museum in the twilight and be
ready for the operating table.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10829


WATERLOO TO LITTLE VENICE WALK WITH SOUTH BANK RAMBLERS
Saturday 14 May
Meet 11am at Waterloo Station ticket office; free
For residents of Southwark and Lambeth, the nearest Get
Walking Day event starts at Waterloo Station and follows a
section of the Jubilee Greenway Walk through London parkland
to Little Venice. The pace is leisurely and there are plenty
of stops along the way for refreshments. Everyone is welcome
to join the full walk of about five miles or to drop out at
one of the many bus stops or points of interest along the
way. This is a free walk and there's no need to book  just
meet in front of the main ticket office at Waterloo Station.
Your leader is John, a tall man who'll be easy to spot. The
Ramblers is Britain's walking charity and South Bank
Ramblers is the local group for Southwark and Lambeth. Its
volunteers lead over 100 walks a year, all based on public
transport easy to reach from the South Bank.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10906


WE WAS ALL ONE - FILM SCREENING AT STUDIO AT THE ELEPHANT
Saturday 14 May
6.30pm for 7pm at Unit 207/8, Elephant & Castle Shopping
Centre; free
A 1972 Thames Television film about Bermondsey, the Elephant
& Castle and Old Kent Road area, as seen by local people,
and the decline of the Cockney culture. With an
introduction and discussion led by historian Stephen
Humphrey and a local resident. Duration: 52 mins & 20 min
discussion Presented by Studio at the Elephant and the
Community Film Club.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10912


THE NATURAL WINE FAIR
Sunday 15 May
10am-6pm  at Borough Market; 18
Fair devoted to wines that contain grapes and no other added
ingredients. 120 growers will be showcasing 500 of their
wines. Come along and meet them. Ticket includes a catalogue
and tasting glass.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10881


IN HER SHOES - CHARITY WALK FOR VSO
Sunday 15 May
Starts 10.30am at Memorial Garden, Guy's Hospital, Great
Maze Pond; 10 registration at www.inhershoes.org.uk
VSO, the international development charity, is organising a
sponsored walk to raise money for maternal healthcare across
the world. The walk starts in the Memorial Gardens at Guy's
Hospital, crosses the Millennium Bridge into the City and up
to Coram's Fields, then down Gower Street finishing on the
South Bank in the gardens next to St Thomas' Hospital. The
walk is to raise awareness and funds for VSO's work
improving maternal healthcare. Walkers are invited to come
in colourfully decorated footwear, or wear their favourite
walking shoes if they prefer.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10791


TALES FROM THE RIVERBANK GUIDED WALK
Sunday 15 May
Meet 11am at Bermondsey Tube Station, Jamaica Road; 5
Aly Mir leads a walk walk along the Thames Path on the south
bank of the river. He will briefly introduce many of the
sites along the way including Tower Bridge, City Hall, HMS
Belfast, the Golden Hinde replica, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate
Modern and the London Eye. This walk lasts about 2 hours and
ends near Waterloo tube station.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10820


ANTI-WAR PROTESTS - A DISCUSSION WITH TONY BENN
Sunday 15 May
2pm-4pm  at Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road; free; to
reserve a place please email: info@hangingout.co.uk or call
020 7692 2711
Take part in this engaging discussion forum about the
anti-war protests that took place in London in the late
1960s and early 1970s. Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician,
will be a key member of the panel leading this discussion
which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10799


POCKET GARDEN: MORLEY MURAL
Sunday 15 to Thursday 19 May
Sun 1pm-3pm; Mon-Thu 12 noon-5pm at Morley College, 61
Westminster Bridge Road; free
Morley College celebrates Adult Learners' Week by creating a
vibrant, communal mural to be located on the 46 metres of
railings that front the college on Westminster Bridge Road.
The mural will transform the exterior of the college into a
pictorial garden meadow brimming with life and colour.
Spontaneous involvement will also be encouraged throughout
the week; students, tutors and passers-by will be invited to
engage with and add to the mural.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10839


TUDOR PULL - FLOTILLA ON THE RIVER THAMES
Sunday 15 May
River Thames, 
The traditional Royal Waterman's Tudor Pull, organised by
the Thames Traditional Rowing Association, will be rowed
from Hampton Court to the Tower of London by the Jubilant
and a number of cutters. The flotilla will pass under the
Millennium Bridge at approximately 3.25pm. The event will
serve as a rehearsal for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee River
Pageant.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10889

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Bookkeeper / Accounts Assistant, Insideout 247
* 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 }

* Office Space SE1, The Facility Limited
* 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

* Borough Market traders & Maltby Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139524
* Plumber required
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139551
* Walk for Life - 2011
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139544
* Sea Dream passes under Tower Bridge 7 May
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139530
* News about the Shunt theatre?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139507
* Piano teacher wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139498
* Bicycle wheel theft - Why?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/139382

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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