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SE1 Direct 552: Melior St movie, Open Garden Squares & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 552

Monday 6 June 2011                            ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Competition: Theatreland Walking Tour: win pair of tickets
* What's on this week
* June issue of 'in SE1' available now
* 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 }

* Early images of Elephant Shopping Centre development
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5322

* Union Street's Urban Physic Garden nears completion 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5330

* Boris and Babs visit South Bank for The Big Lunch
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5329

* Cycle campaigner Barry Mason dies on holiday in Spain
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5328

* Pedestrian dies in hospital after London Bridge collision
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5327

* Police rescue injured buzzard from River Thames
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5324

* SE1 councillor highlights proliferation of bookies
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5326

* Compass secondary 'free school' application submitted
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5325

* Appeal for Mary Seacole statue raises first £100,000
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5323

* Tower-top singers see in Ascension Day at Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5321

* Sale of council homes 'threatens SE1's mixed community'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5319

* King James Bible anniversary: Lambeth Palace exhibition
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5331

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{ Competition }

Win a pair of tickets for a Theatreland Walking Tour

The Society of London Theatre's popular Theatreland Walking
Tours led by Diane Burstein this year come to SE1 for the
first time.

We've got a pair of tickets for the afternoon walk on Sunday
19 June up for grabs. To find out more and for your chance
to win, go to:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/promotions/theatrewalk/

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{ What's on this week }

BANKSIDE RESIDENTS' FORUM: OPEN FORUM
Monday 6 June
6.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street
A chance to find out more about developments in Bankside and
meet your neighbours.
* Tony Burton from Civic Voice talks about localism and
neighbourhood plans
* Kevin Austin from the GLA on how the Olympic and
Paralympic Games will affect Bankside
* Julian Shirley from DP9 introduces plans for a new
riverside walkway
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10902


ALL AT SEA: A NAUTICAL TAKEOVER ON THE SOUTH BANK
Tuesday 7 June
10am-3pm in and around Royal Festival Hall,  Belvedere Road
The London Nautical School will be taking over parts of the
Southbank Centre site to bring elements of the Sea and River
to life as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the
Festival of Britain. Pupils from the school will help
visitors discover marine archaeology, have a chat with the
river police, have a go at knotting, view a sailing display
on the river, hear and join in nautical singing, poetry and
drama, go back to the 50s on the river in film, and find out
what it's like to go to sea. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11068


VOLUNTEERS' FAIR
Tuesday 7 June
11am-3pm  at Southwark Council, 160 Tooley Street
Ever thought of volunteering? Want to make a difference but
don't have much time to give? Find out how you can volunteer
in a way that works for you. Volunteering from home, from
work, in the evenings or the weekends, there's a world of
opportunity. Make the first step by coming to Southwark's
volunteers' fair and meet groups including Blackfriars
Settlement, Broadway, Cambridge House, St Mungo's, Tideway
Sailability, Stroke Care, Burgess Sports, and Divine Rescue.
Find out about employer supported volunteering or talk to an
expert about what you can do to make a difference.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11000


WATERLOO WOMEN'S NETWORK BOAT TRIP TO GREENWICH 
Tuesday 7 June
meet at London Eye pier at 6pm; boat fare £4.50
Join Waterloo Women's Network for a boat trip. The aim is to
catch the 6.13 or 6.33pm boat. Get the boat to Greenwich,
have a walk in the park, up to the top to see that fabulous
view of London and then go to Royal Hill, where there are
two great pubs next door to each other, then  get the train
back to Waterloo from Greenwich station.
RSVP to Abigail Tripp, 07588 50 26 15 or abstripp@gmail.com.


MELIOR STREET - THE MOVIE
Tuesday 7 June
8pm at Our Lady of La Salette & St Joseph Church,  Melior
Street; free
A chance to see a new film by Charlotte Ginsborg all about a
small SE1 street close to London Bridge. The film was shot
entirely in Melior Street over a two year period and
features eight people who are connected to the street in a
variety of ways. It is a musical documentary and was
commissioned and funded by Film London. It investigates
individuals complex relationship to community, belonging and
transience within contemporary London.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11065


TROY BOY: FREE OPEN-AIR THEATRE AT THE SCOOP
Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 June
6.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
A new and witty translation of Offenbach's La Belle Hélène
The Merry Opera Company brings its fresh and lively
production of 'Troy Boy', Kit Hesketh Harvey's translation
of Offenbach's 'La Belle Helene'. The action has been
transported to suburban England where the beautiful Helen is
well and truly fed up with her very boring husband. So a
trip to the local Greek restaurant and an encounter with the
handsome waiter from Troy can only lead to trouble! Sung in
English, this is truly accessible opera for all.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11026


WAYS INTO UNIVERSITY TASTER DAY
Thursday 9 June
From 12 noon at Living Space, 1 Coral Street; free
Come along to these free talks and information sessions to
find out more about what it's like to study part-time in the
evenings at Birkbeck. Birkbeck staff will be on hand to
answer your questions relating to course choices, fees and
finance and student support.
12 noon-1pm: Lunchtime Lecture: Climate Change and the
Thames with Birkbeck lecturer Dr Becky Briant
2pm-3pm: Questions With Many Answers: How Higher Education
Introductory Studies gets you ready to complete an
undergraduate degree with Birkbeck lecturer Elaine Hawkins
3.30pm-4.30pm: Opening Your Eyes and Learning to Look:
Visual Arts and Media as a way into University study with
Birkbeck lecturer Dr Leslie Topp.
All sessions are free. To register, please call Kate Potts
on 020 7380 3112 or email k.potts@bbk.ac.uk 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10949


THE WAX/OWEN MENTAL HEALTH FORUM WITH SANE
Thursday 9 June
2pm-4pm  at Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark Street;
free
SANE invites anyone affected by - or who wishes to know more
about - mental health to a series of forums at the Menier
Chocolate Factory. Each week there will be an opportunity to
listen to leading experts from the fields of psychology,
psychiatry and neuroscience. Ruby Wax, Judith Owen and
Marjorie Wallace (founder and chief executive of SANE) will
then join the expert for a question and answer session. This
will be followed by tea and cakes. Members of the SANE
Services team will be on hand to talk about how we can help
and also signpost to other resources around the country.
These free sessions will be held every Thursday for five
weeks; all are welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10827


RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Thursday 9 June
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/10667


DISPLACED: VISIT THE ROOF OF THE KIPLING ESTATE GARAGES
Thursday 9 June
6pm-10pm  at Kipling Estate garages,  Weston Street
An exhibition of work by second-year students of the
Interaction and Moving Image Pathway of London College of
Communication's BA Graphic and Media Design course is held
on the roof of the garages attached to the Kipling Estate.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11030


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Thursday 9 June
7pm at St James Bermondsey,  Thurland Road
Regular meeting for residents of Riverside, Grange and South
Bermondsey wards. Agenda includes Bermondsey Community
Council Fund 2011-12, an update on the proposed Paterson
Park controlled parking zone and news of the proposal for
new school for the north of the borough. There will also be
information on the London Bridge Station redevelopment.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10927


WATERLOO LIBRARY BOOK GROUP
Thursday 9 June
6.30pm at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh
The group is reading Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
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/11044


THE WORK OF CHARLES HENRY DRIVER AND LONDON BRIDGE STATION
Thursday 9 June
6.30pm at Globe House, 2a Crucifix Lane
Bermondsey Village Action Group has invited Paul Dobraszykcz
to talk about the work of Charles Driver and what might be
lost if the remaining elements of the London Bridge Station
he designed are demolished as part of Network Rail's
comprehensive development. Paul is the leading authority on
Driver, having written extensively about him and his work.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11069


THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY: AN ESOTERIC RELIGION?
Thursday 9 June
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; £2.50 (conc £1.50)
Dr David V Barrett is the author of many books on unusual
beliefs. A South East London Folklore Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10951


MAD PROFESSOR'S TEA PARTY
Friday 10 June
9.30am-12.30pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108
Stamford Street; free
Bring your child to a special science themed tea party for
under-5s to launch the Waterloo Carnival 2011. There will be
tea and cakes for parents and carers and making and fun for
children with face painting, mask making and music. For more
information please call 020 7021 1600 or email
helpdesk@coinstreet.org 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11066


CLASSICS WITH MY BABY: SAIL AWAY - CONCERT FOR TODDLERS
Friday 10 June
10.30am (eat cake and mingle from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,
Bermondsey Street; £7 for adults; children come free
A classical music concert series for babies and toddlers
performed by local mums and award-winning international
artists Miaomiao Yu and Philippa Mo. Studies show classical
music can bring tremendous benefits to young children, but
the aim of this series is simply to bring adults and kids of
all ages together for a lively morning of exceptional music.
Come early to eat cake and mingle with other parents at
10am. Raffle to be held to raise funds towards church
renovation and restoration.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11019


SINGAPORE TAKEOUT ON THE SOUTH BANK
Friday 10 to Saturday 11 June
Fri from 4pm; Sat from 12.15pm at South Bank Riverside Walk
near Gabriel's Wharf; free
Hot on the heels of its launch in Singapore last month,
London will be the first destination on a global tour to
host Singapore Takeout - a mobile pop-up kitchen and
restaurant in a specially-customised shipping container.
Complimentary tasting portions will be given out to all
visitors between 5.30 to 7.45pm on both days and on Saturday
lunchtime between 12.15pm and 3pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11034


LAVENDER WEEKEND
Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 June
Sat 10.30am-4pm; Sun 10.30am-5pm at Garden Museum,  Lambeth
Palace Road
Dr Simon Charlesworth of Downderry Nurseries returns with
his breathtaking lavenders. He will also talk about the care
and cultivation of lavenders and you will be able to buy
gorgeous plants for your border or window box.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10688


FUN FAMILY DOG DAY
Saturday 11 June
10am-4pm  at Leathermarket Gardens,  Leathermarket Street
Come and bring your cats and dogs for free microchipping,
fun dog show, dog trainer, free face painting, Groundwork
sports and games. Plus an opportunity to meet the London
Fire Brigade (with a working fire engine) and the British
Transport Police. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10883


NEARLY NEW SALE AT FRIARS PRIMARY SCHOOL
Saturday 11 June
10am-1pm  at Friars Primary School,  Webber Street; 50p
Come along for good quality second hand clothes, toys,
pushchairs, books and much more. Homemade cakes and
refreshments will also be served. If you would like to sell
items please pre-register ASAP to guarantee your table for
£5 - emailfriendsoffriarsptfa@yahoo.co.uk Profit you make
from your table is yours to keep. Money from table hire and
refreshment sales will go to Friars Primary School PTFA.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10948


FINAL SE1 COMMUNITY SALE AT ST HUGH'S
Saturday 11 June
10.30am-2.30pm  at St Hugh's,  Crosby Row; entry 60p inc
drink & cake
Last in a series of three events at St Hugh's church ... and
one of your final opportunities to visit the current
building before it is demolished.
* New & nearly new clothes
* Arts & crafts
* Vintage
* Homewares
* Cakes, tea & coffee
* Jumble
* Children's activity corner
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10761


OPEN GARDEN SQUARES WEEKEND
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June
Dozens of normally inaccessible gardens across London open
their gates to the public for one weekend only, including
several in SE1.

Sat & Sun: Garden Barge Square, Downings Roads Moorings
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11048

Sat only: Community Garden, Tate Modern
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11051

Sat & Sun: Styles House allotments, Hatfields
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11050

Sun only: Merrick Square and Trinity Church Square
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11049


1711 WALK: LONDON'S FIRST POP-UP BAROQUE CHURCH CRAWL
Sunday 12 June
Route includes St John's Churchyard, 175 Tower Bridge Road
Queen Anne gave Royal Assent to 'an Act for Building Fifty
New Churches' on 12 June 1711. Although only twelve were
built lawyer Peter Dodge has devised a tercentenary walk for
the actual anniversary on Sunday 12 June. "London's first
Pop-Up Baroque Church Crawl" links up the churches. The most
famous example is Christ Church Spitalfields by architect
Nicholas Hawksmoor. It was completed just as his other
church was rising in Bermondsey. St John's Horsleydown,
built between 1727 and 1733, was partly demolished due to
World War II bombing but its grade II listed plinth remains
with the London City Mission offices built on top in St
John's Churchyard between Tooley Street and Druid Street.
The walk, which can be enjoyed at any time, takes in the
remnant of St John's between St Nicholas Deptford and St
Mary Woolnoth in the City.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11067


BOROUGH BOOK GROUP
Monday 13 June
6.15pm at The Table, 85 Southwark Street; free
The Borough book group will this month discuss The Icarus
Diaries by Kate Hoyland. Copies can be collected at John
Harvard Library. Please contact
eugenia.atta@southwark.gov.uk to pick up a copy of the book
or make further enquiries
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10953


OUTER SPACES IN SE1: GUIDED WALK
Tuesday 14 June
6pm; free; booking essential
Walk around open spaces in Waterloo with the Living Memory
heritage project. Walks are between 60 and 90 minutes in
length and are free to attend. To book and for more
information contact Laura Cowell on 020 7021 1600 or
l.cowell@coinstreet.org 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10958

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{  June issue of 'in SE1' available now }

The June edition of our monthly printed what's on guide is
out now. Paper copies are currently winging their way to the
usual 75-odd distribution points, but if you're impatient
you can grab the PDF version right now at 
http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Advocacy Organiser, Southwark Irish Pensioners Project
* Befriender Organiser, Southwark Irish Pensioners Project
* Ad hoc but long term hospitality assistant

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 }

* Counselling/Therapy room, South Bank Alexander Centre
* Bermondsey Street - 3300 sq ft Office space loft style

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

* Painter Required
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/140821
* Looking to house my female fixed senior cat for 1-2 months
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/140911    
* Lambeth North Station - why's it still in scaffolding?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/140813
* Unwanted books - which organisation to give them to?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/140785
* Union Street Cafe - is Gordon Ramsay really coming?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/140747
* Betting shops on Borough High Street - are there too many?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/140743
* The Wax/Owen Mental Health Forum with SANE
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/140695
* Ring Lost at 37 Degrees Gym
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/140617
    
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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