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SE1 Direct 553: Canterbury Tales, Lost Cinemas & Hidden Wonders
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 553

Monday 13 June 2011                           ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Connecting London - IT support
* 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 }

* Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre to be painted blue
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5338

* Elephant northern roundabout: 'peninsula' plan in jeopardy
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5337

* Ministry of Sound fails to block 22-storey tower
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5335

* Planning inspector rejects Stoney Street restaurant scheme
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5341

* Bermondsey Square Fund awards £11,000 to local projects
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5336

* South Bank University cleaners demand 'living wage'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5334

* Call for artists to create Dickens 2012 trail in Borough
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5333

* 'Brigade' social enterprise bistro coming to Tooley Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5332

* Nautical School joins Festival of Britain celebrations
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5343

* Kipling Estate garage rooftop hosts student art exhibition
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5340

* Shard on show in Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5342

* Review: Government Inspector at Young Vic 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5339

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{ What's on this week }


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


DURUFLE REQUIEM - IN AID OF DAVID IDOWU FOUNDATION
Tuesday 14 June
7.30pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; £10 on
the door
City of London Choir concert in aid of the David Idowu
Foundation - the charity established in memory of the SE1
teenager fatally wounded when he was stabbed in Tabard
Gardens.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11070


VOICELAB SINGING SESSIONS: COIN STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
Wednesday 15 & 22 June and Monday 20 June
Come to one of these great workshops or come to them all!
They are suitable for all levels of experience.   
Family groups: 5pm-6pm - For families with children 0-6
years old.  Great interactive sessions with lots of actions
as well as singing! £5 for the whole family
Adults: 7pm-9pm - Sessions suitable for all levels of
experience and ability.  Workshops explore different songs
and develop your vocal skills. £4 per adult
For more information and to book your space email Laura at:
l.cowell@coinstreet.org or call 020 7021 1600.


THE CANTERBURY TALES - FREE OPEN-AIR PERFORMANCES
Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 June
6.30pm-9pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Critically-acclaimed open-air theatre company The Pantaloons
bring Chaucer's pilgrims to life in this brand new
adaptation of the medieval classic with a contemporary
twist. In a preview before their national tour, expect
music, laughter and tears as a cast of larger-than-life
characters tell their tales of deception and redemption,
magic and majesty, life and death. Oh, and talking chickens.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11027


WATERLOO ACTION CENTRE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 15 June
6.30pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Guest speaker - Kate Hoey MP. The meeting will kick off with
a line dancing demonstration (all welcome to join in). The
agenda includes a discussion on the the updating of WAC's
constitution, plus usual AGM business - annual report and
accounts, plans for the coming year, election of three
trustees and appointment of nominee from Waterloo Legal
Advice Service. There will be refreshments afterwards and
the opportunity to meet people. Everyone is welcome.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11032


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 15 June
7pm at Charles Dickens Primary School,  Toulmin Street
Regular meeting for residents of Cathedrals and Chaucer
wards. Learn about local projects and talk to your
councillors and neighbours.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10933


NT LIVE, FROM RESEARCH TO BROADCAST
Wednesday 15 June
7pm at National Theatre Studio, 83-101 The Cut; free; book
at www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/archive or 020 7452 3000
Lecture by David Sabel. The National Theatre's Archive is
running its second annual Researchers' Tales series of
lectures based on research at the archive. The series is
designed to stimulate interest in the archive collection,
reflect on past work and connect the academic world and the
wider NT audience.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10979


THE WAX/OWEN MENTAL HEALTH FORUM WITH SANE
Thursday 16 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/10828


THE LOST CINEMAS OF THE OLD KENT ROAD
Thursday 16 June
6pm-7.30pm  at East Street Library, 168-170 Old Kent Road;
free
An illustrated talk by cinema historian Richard Norman. The
Old Kent Road has had as many as a dozen cinemas over the
last 100 years. This talk will show the history of each
building from the early novelty films shown in shop
conversions to the massive super-cinemas with films and
stage shows like the Astoria and the Regal.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11064


JOHN CONSTABLE: THE SOUTHWARK MYSTERIES AND SECRET BANKSIDE
Thursday 16 June
7pm at Woolfson & Tay, 12 Bermondsey Square; £5 (conc £3)
Southwark writer John Constable performs poems and songs
from The Southwark Mysteries and talks about the amazing
history explored in his Secret Bankside – Walks In The
Outlaw Borough. John will also sign copies of the new
editions of both books (recently republished by Oberon
Books).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10962


JOHN HARVARD BOOK GROUP
Friday 17 June
1pm-2pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
The book group will this month discuss Room by Emma
Donoghue. 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/10952


COIN STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD FILM CLUB: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
Friday 17 June
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm)at Coin Street Neighbourhood
Centre, 108 Stamford Street; £4
Twelve year old Oskar is an outsider; struggling to fit in
at school and left alone to fend for himself at home while
his mother works nights. One evening he meets the mysterious
Eli. As a sweet romance blossoms between them, Oskar learns
to overcome his tormentors and discovers Eli’s dark secret
and the connections to the gruesome events occurring across
town. Together they must help Eli leave and live, or stay
and die. Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson weaves
friendship, rejection and loyalty into a disturbing and
darkly atmospheric, yet poetic and unexpectedly tender
tableau of adolescence. Seeds of the Fall (Slitage) by
Patrik Ekland 2009 (Sweden) - A quirky short film from
Sweden. A middle aged married couple's bed time is
interrupted when their neighbours show up with a very
unusual proposition... Winner of the Best Comedy Short at
the Aspen Short Festival. Please contact Laura Cowell for
more information on 020 7021 1600 or email
helpdesk@coinstreet.org 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10986


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE GUIDED WALK WITH OLD MAPS
Saturday 18 June
Meet 11am at Southwark Underground Station, 68-70
Blackfriars Road; £8
Join Ken Titmuss for a walk with old maps round one of the
oldest areas in London. From bear-baiting in the 1560s to
vinegar distilleries in the 1870s, see how the neighbourhood
has changed and continues to change. As railway viaducts
soar above you, you are surrounded by remnants of an
industrial past .discover a secret garden. Stopping at Cross
Bones Graveyard, you will see on the map there was another
burial ground nearby. Outstanding examples of early social
housing including the work of Octavia Hill. The spirit of
Charles Dickens is never far away and you will find a
fragment of Marshalsea Prison where his father was
imprisoned and the church that inspired Little Dorrit.
Discover the remains of Bankside's first theatre. Mermaid
Court appears to be just another alley; blink and you would
miss it. On this walk you will venture down there and by
looking at one old map discover a story going back the 14th
century. This walk takes you beyond the glitz of tourist
Bankside to discover a London that will both surprise and
delight...
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11076


HIDDEN WONDERS MYSTERY HUNT: THE SINS OF SOUTHWARK
Saturday 18 June
3pm at The George Inn, 77 Borough High Street; £10; booking
essential booking@hiddenwonders.co.uk
In the winding alleys and hidden gardens south of the Thames
a crime has been committed and only you can solve it. To
crack this case you'll need to explore the sinful side of
Southwark with a little help from three authors who knew it
well: Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens. This mystery will
take you from the Shakespeare's Globe to Borough Market and
beyond in a hunt that uncovers the historic playhouses, pubs
and prostitutes that made these streets the playground of
London. Along the way you'll be faced with riddles and
puzzles aplenty. A fun adventure for the cunning, the
curious, friends and families. Team sizes from two upwards.
If you don't have a team you can join one at the start. The
hunt lasts about two hours. Places are limited so booking is
essential.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11035


IPHIGENIA - ON THAMES ... OPEN-AIR OPERA AT THE SCOOP
Saturday 18 June
6.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
With stars from the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare
Company, Harry Potter, The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar
and Casualty, this modern retelling of a Greek General's
most terrifying decision promises to electrify audiences on
the riverside. Classic opera brought to The Scoop at More
London by Open Door Opera.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11024


LARGACTYL SHUFFLE: SUMMER SOLSTICE MIDNIGHT WALK
Sunday 19 June
Starts midnight (Saturday night/Sunday morning) at Tate
Modern, Bankside; free
Join CoolTan Arts for a guided Summer Solstice Midnight
walk, explore the urban psycho-geography of South London and
learn about local history and familiar landmarks in a light
you have never seen them before. Participate in this unique
procession from Tate Modern to the home of contemporary
psychiatry, the Maudsley Hospital. Walkers meet at 12
midnight at the main entrance of Tate Modern and finish the
walk in the wee hours of Sunday at the Maudsley Hospital.
Feel free to bring sandwiches, tea, coffee for the route
(but no alcohol). CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle is a fun
guided cultural walk for mental and physical wellbeing, and
was named after the anti-psychotic drug Largactil which has
severe side effects including a shambolic walk. Part of
Camberwell Arts Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10774


TALES FROM THE RIVERBANK
Sunday 19 June
11am at Bermondsey Underground 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/10822


CELEBRATING SANCTUARY LONDON - FESTIVAL ON THE SOUTH BANK
Sunday 19 June
2pm-7pm  at Bernie Spain Gardens,  Upper Ground; free
The annual free festival which launches Refugee Week returns
to the South Bank with a profusion of new talent, including
the dazzling Krar Collective from Ethiopia, one-man folk
orchestra Rory McLeod, young virtuoso vena player Hari
Sivenesan, the glittering harp collaboration "Home is Where
The Harp Is" and nu-skool Roma singer Kerieva. Now in its
twelfth year Celebrating Sanctuary London celebrates the art
of refugee communities in the UK, and once again its three
stages - the Book Slam at Celebrating Sanctuary Yurt, the
all cooking, dancing and eating Hot Shoe Cafe Stage in the
Sunken Gardens and the Sanctuary Collaborations Stage down
by the Riverside – will be pulsating with the sounds of live
music, the flow of spoken word, the sizzle of food and the
rhythms of dance - the cultural fruits of sanctuary.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10781


THE STAGE HAS EYES - FESTIVAL IN BERMONDSEY SQUARE
Sunday 19 June
2pm-10pm  at Bermondsey Square; free
Bermondsey Square hosts a new festival programmed by Edwin
Burdis and Vitrine Gallery. Performances by Ed Atkins, Edwin
Burdis, LongMeg, The Grubby Mitts, Micachu and Man Like Me
on an open-air stage created by Burdis alongside a series of
new temporary outdoor sculptures. Plus Mark Leckey
performing live via satellite as part of Jack to Jack. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11078


AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC: JESSICA HARRIS AND JOHN GARVEY
Sunday 19 June
2pm at Woolfson & Tay, 12 Bermondsey Square; free
An informal afternoon of music with Irish duo Jessica Harris
and John Garvey in the cafe. John Garvey won the 2010 Glinsk
Song Contest with his song You're Not Alone. Together with
Jack O'Leary and Eli Chourdaki he has established 'Music
Therapy Ireland' operating clinics in Limerick, Dublin, Cork
and Galway. Jessica Harris, who also works with Music
Therapy Ireland in the Dublin, has performed throughout
Ireland and the UK as an oboist with orchestras and
ensembles.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11012


THE PENDLE WITCH CHILD
Sunday 19 June
6pm-8pm  at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Wingspan Productions and BBC4 are making a documentary about
the Lancashire Witches and will be staging a scene from an
original 17th century play about the witches. It's a rare
chance to see a short extract from the play 'The Witches of
Lancashire', written in collaboration by prominent Jacobean
playwrights Thomas Heywood (A Woman Killed with Kindness,
The English Traveller) and Richard Brome (A Jovial Crew, A
Mad Couple Well Match'd) This play was written and staged
while the case was still ongoing, and assumed the guilt of
the accused, who were in fact acquitted in 1634. In the
scene, a boy meets two dogs which turn into a witch and a
demon-boy, and he is spirited away to a meeting of witches!
Presenter Simon Armitage will be there to watch the bizarre
spectacle, to make what he will of it...
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11077

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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

* Angelas Nails - Lower Marsh
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141123
* Old Fire Station in Tooley Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141117
* Cobblers Nest Redcross Way - is it still open?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141089
* Room hire needed
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/141064
* Tower Bridge Nursing Home - Southern Cross
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141039
* SE1 native flora
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141025
* Hiba Restaurant closed from June 1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/140983
* Waterloo East theatre recommendation
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/140923
    
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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