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SE1 Direct 554: Tapas fiesta; Lambeth Fete; Bike the Borough
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 554

Monday 20 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: Alexander Technique at South Bank Alexander Centre
* 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 }

* New cladding for Guy's Hospital tower gets green light
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5353

* 30+ storey tower to fund Elephant & Castle swimming pool
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5344

* Borough Market 'at a crossroads' says chairman
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5350

* Neo Bankside developers to drop on-site 'affordable' homes
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5356

* Mayor walks from SW2 to SE1 in aid of Evelina Hospital
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5352

* Fagin's Den: proposal to dam St Saviour's Dock 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5351

* Irvine Sellar opens Southwark College shops in The Cut
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5355

* Southwark's star volunteers honoured at awards ceremony
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5348

* Lower Marsh's Solarcentury presented with Queen's Award
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5347

* Ed Miliband praises Coin Street community builders
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5345

* Cameron, Clegg and Lansley at Guy's Hospital
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5346

* Sam Wanamaker Award for to Glynn MacDonald & Giles Block
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5349

* Mr Happiness and The Water Engine at The Old Vic Tunnels
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5354

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{ What's on this week }

LIVE WIMBLEDON TENNIS SCREENING AT BANKSIDE MIX
Monday 20 June to Sunday 3 July
12 noon-9pm at Bankside Mix, Canvey Street; free
Follow all the action in SW19 without leaving SE1. Grab a
deckchair and watch the live tennis action on a big screen.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11095


THE WIDER COMMERCIAL BENEFITS OF THE 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
Tuesday 21 June
12pm-2.30pm  at Leather Uppers, The Leather Exchange, 15
Leathermarket Street; members £20; non-members £29 - RSVP
barrymartin2@btconnect.com
A Southwark Chamber of Commerce business brief lunch. Guest
speaker: Mark Howell from London & Partners, the new
promotional agency for London. Mark will talk about how
businesses in Southwark can benefit from the Olympics. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11071


FREE PIMM'S FOR SUMMER SOLSTICE
Tuesday 21 June
5.16pm at EDF Energy London Eye, South Bank; free
To celebrate the longest day of the year the EDF Energy
London Eye will be giving the first 516 people to arrive at
5.16pm at the Pimm's stand at the bottom of the wheel a
complimentary serving of Pimm's.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11084


BUSTLING BANKSIDE: THE 'BACKSTREET BOOZERS' GUIDED WALK
Tuesday 21 June
Meet 5.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street; free; RSVP ah@betterbankside.co.uk or 020 7928 3998
Fancy a pint? Join Better Bankside for an after-work
'backstreet boozers' pub walk! This walk will take you away
from the well-known riverside hostelries and into 'Bankside
Urban Forest' territory. You'll get to visit both some
top-quality traditional pubs and some pubs that have been
given a contemporary (but characterful) makeover.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11089


TALES FROM THE SHED: FREE OPEN-AIR LUNCHTIME DRAMA
Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 June
12.30pm-1.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Step into a world of music and magic as Chickenshed brings
original and traditional stories to life in a land of
colour, characters and fun. This interactive performance for
the under 7s introduces them to a universe where there is no
edge to the stage, so children and performers travel a
theatrical journey together. Tales from the Shed is part of
Chickenshed's inclusive programme. It is for all children
and shows us a world where everybody can come and share
together and not only believe in the magic but make it
happen. (Children attending must be accompanied by an
adult).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11028


CRIME OF THE CENTURY: FREE OPEN-AIR DRAMA
Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 June
6.30pm-7.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Chickenshed's explosive dance theatre company have turned
their attention to the problem of knife crime by young
people. Portraying a stark journey about the build up and
repercussion of one fatal moment, 'Crime of the Century'
uses words, movement and projection, alongside a
contemporary score of hip hop and dance music, to pack a
frightening punch. Following three separate tragic deaths of
teenagers associated with the company, Chickenshed embarked
on producing a piece of theatre that could be used as a
positive tool in the fight against knife crime. Based on
interviews with victims, perpetrators, families, surgeons,
police officers and ex-offenders. For ages 11 plus.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11029


PLANS FOR SHELL CENTRE & ST JOHN'S WATERLOO
WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday 22 June
7pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors proposed
developments in Waterloo. Hear from the developers, ask
questions and help to shape the community's response.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10361


ANCIENT CHORUS AND MODERN ENSEMBLES 
Wednesday 22 June
7pm at National Theatre Studio, 83-101 The Cut; free; book
at www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/archive or 020 7452 3000
Lecture by Lucy Jackson. 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/10980


RED CROSS BARDS FOR CROSSBONES
Thursday 23 June
5pm-6.45pm  at Red Cross Garden,  Redcross Way; free
John Constable hosts an evening of open-air poetry and song
in the beautiful Red Cross Garden with Nigel of Bermondsey
and other local poets and musicians. Floor spots: come and
perform your own poem or song inspired by Cross Bones
Graveyard or by your experience of living in Southwark.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10961


OLIVIER LATRY: RECITAL BY CELEBRATED NOTRE-DAME ORGANIST
Thursday 23 June
7pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; £9 unreserved
(students £4)
The finale of the cathedral's International Organ Recital
Series is given by Olivier Latry of Notre-Dame de Paris.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10975


CELEBRATE FLAT IRON SQUARE
Friday 24 June
12pm-4.30pm  at Flat Iron Square, Union Street; free
An afternoon of festivities to celebrate the opening of the
revitalised square after five months of work. The official
opening at 3.30pm will be performed by Munira Mirza (culture
advisor to Mayor of London) and Cllr Fiona Colley (Southwark
cabinet member for regeneration).
The event features
* Live music
* New Buzz Card offers from local businesses
* Free face painting 2.30pm-4.30pm
* Free henna tattoos 2.30pm-4.30pm
* Plants to the People giveaway 2.30pm-4.30pm
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11085


MULTICULTURAL BOOK FAIR
Friday 24 June
12pm-5.30pm  at Centre for Literacy in Primary Education,
Webber Street; free
There will be a tempting array of books and resources from a
variety of booksellers, publishers and suppliers to browse
and buy. For teachers, librarians, students and parents.
Writer Mary Hoffman will speak at 4pm. Contact
ann@clpe.co.uk 020 7902 2287
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11086


SE1 OPEN STUDIOS
Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June
Fri 6pm-10pm; Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm at SE1 Studios, 46 Willow
Walk; free
A chance to meet the artists and see their work in South
East London's most vibrant new artistic community. The
adjacent Southwark Studios will also be opening their
studios this weekend so this is a great opportunity to see
the best new talent this side of the Thames.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10982


OPEN ART STUDIOS
Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June
Fri 6pm-10pm; Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm at Southwark Studios, 4th
Floor, Rich House, Crimscott Street; free
Group exhibition, film showings and open studios. Artists
working in a variety of mediums will open their doors to the
public for viewings and sales. In collaboration with SE1
Studios less than a minute's walk away. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11096


STUDIO AT THE ELEPHANT CLOSING PARTY
Friday 24 June
6.30pm at Unit 207/8, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
For the last four months artists Rebecca Davies and Eva
Sajovic have hosted 'Studio at the Elephant' - a space for
all sorts of creative projects - upstairs at the Elephant &
Castle Shopping Centre. The project is leaving the shopping
centre to embark on a tour of the area starting next month.
This closing event at the current unit promises to be 'a
feast of world taste' - please bring a dish to share.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11087


BEING A CATHOLIC IN THE CHURCH THAT NEWMAN LEFT: 
TALK BY CANON ANDREW NUNN
Friday 24 June
7.30pm at Our Lady of La Salette & St Joseph Church,  Melior
Street; free
Following Cardinal Newman's beatification Canon Andrew Nunn,
acting dean of Southwark Cathedral, talks about the Anglican
Catholic tradition. A London Newman Circle event. Followed
by refreshments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11003


COLIN SLEE MEMORIAL SERVICE
Saturday 25 June
11am at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of The Very Reverend
Colin Slee OBE, Dean of Southwark. All welcome. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10744


WOMEN'S WALK - FAMOUS FEMALES FROM BOROUGH & WATERLOO
Saturday 25 June
11am; free; booking essential
Walk around Borough and Waterloo looking at famous
historical women from the area with the Living Memory
heritage project. Men welcome to attend too! 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/10960


RIOJA TAPAS FANTASTICAS AT POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 June
Sat 12 noon-8pm; Sun 12 noon-6pm at Potters Fields Park,
Tooley Street; free
A spectacular variety of red, white and rose wines from some
of Rioja's most famous vineyards will be available for you
to taste as you make your way around the wine and tapas
stalls. Savour a selection of tapas from London's finest
Spanish restaurants who will recreate the famous tapas
streets of the Rioja region where you can go from bar to bar
sampling a speciality dish and glass of delicious local wine
in each.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11020


BEACH PARTY SUMMER FAIR AT FRIARS PRIMARY SCHOOL
Saturday 25 June
12pm-3pm  at Friars Primary School,  Webber Street; 50p
Beach party themed summer fair.
* Man-made beach
* BBQ by Jeff's Cafe
* Starbucks Frappuccino
* Water games
* Beach volleyball
* Bouncy "sand"castle
* Ice cream parlour
* Raffle & tombola
* Arts and crafts with Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11088


NORTH LAMBETH PARISH FETE - LAMBETH PALACE GARDEN
Saturday 25 June
2pm-5pm at Lambeth Palace Garden, Lambeth Palace Road; £3
(conc £2; family £6) 
An opportunity to enjoy the gardens of Lambeth Palace,
listen to local musicians, take tea and buy books, home made
cakes, jams and marmalade, plants, bric a brac etc. Have a
go on the tombola, the raffle or other sideshows. Raising
money for churches in North Lambeth and Practical Action.
Held annually in Lambeth Palace Gardens by kind permission
of the Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs Williams.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10652


IPHIGENIA - ON THAMES
Saturday 25 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/11025


ST HUGH'S FINAL SUNDAY AT THE RAINBOW BUILDING, CROSBY ROW
Sunday 26 June
9.30am & 5pm at St Hugh's, Crosby Row
After than a hundred years' presence in the local community
as part of the Charterhouse-in-Southwark mission, the
building on the corner of Crosby Row and Porlock Street is
to be demolished this summer to make way for affordable and
private housing. On the ground floor there will be a new
church for St Hugh's to continue its long tradition of
worship and community service. The last Sunday in the
present building will be 26 June. There will be special
thanksgiving services at 9.30am and 5pm during which the
history of the building will be celebrated.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11098


BIKE THE BOROUGH: CYCLE UP TO 18.5 MILES ROUND LAMBETH
Sunday 26 June
10am-4pm  at Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane; free
Bike the Borough is a fun cycling and walking event for
everyone, taking in the sights of Lambeth. Pick up a
passport at one of the hubs (Archbishop's Park, Clapham
Common, Streatham Common or Brockwell Park) and cycle as
much of the 18.5 mile route as you like, collecting stamps
at each of the hubs. Collect two or more stamps on your
passport and you'll be entered into a draw to win a bike.
The route will be signed and there will be marshals around
the route to help keep you on track.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10699


LONDON BRIDGE AND THE CITY IN THE BLITZ
Sunday 26 June
Meet 11am by the wooden cross in southern churchyard at
Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; £8
This walk examines the City's great fire raid of 29 December
1940 and other big raids of 1940/41. Look at the evidence
that still remains, plus the walk is supported by
contemporary photos, eyewitness accounts and one or two
surprising tales. The walk finishes at Blackfriars Bridge
(north side).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11074


FAMILY DAY AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM
Sunday 26 June
11am-4pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames
The Design Museum will throw open its doors for an exciting
day of fun and family friendly activities. The Design Museum
Family Day has something for everyone with a selection of
activities including drop in design and make workshops,
family exhibition trails and children friendly exhibition
tours. All Family Day activities are suitable for 5 – 11
year olds. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10983


THE ARCHERS BIG BUSK ON THE SOUTH BANK
Sunday 26 June
11.15am at Festival Riverside, Southbank Centre, Belvedere
Road; free
Celebrating perhaps the best known of all light music,
Southbank Centre calls out to all musicians, amateur and
professional, to join The Archers Big Busk, conducted by
John Wilson. Parts for Arthur Wood’s Barwick Green are
available to download on Southbank Centre’s website for
those interested in taking part in a mass performance of the
tune from BBC Radio 4's perennial The Archers.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11037


'SECRET LAMBETH' WALK
Sunday 26 June
Meet 12pm at Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane; free
Meet at the Bike the Borough information point for a guided
walk to Clapham Common.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11097


BLUE FIN BUILDING ROOF GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sunday 26 June
2pm-6pm  at Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street; free
A chance to visit the stunning 10th floor roof garden at the
headquarters of IPC Media. Part of the Society of Garden
Designers' Open Gardens event. Great views of Tate Modern,
St Paul's and the Shard.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11090


LONDON GAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sunday 26 June
7pm at St John's Waterloo;  £10 (conc £8)
The London Gay Symphony Orchestra's current season comes to
an end with a performance of two of the most celebrated
works of the last century - Ravel's Piano Concerto in G &
The Planets by Gustav Holst.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11075

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Interim Office and Lettings Manager, Time and Talents
* Educational and Mentor Youth Worker, Time and Talents
* Interim Fundraiser, Time and Talents
* Front of House Assistant, Jerwood Space
* Bar/waiting staff, The Laughing Gravy

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
* Office/desk space to let
* Office space required in SE1

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

* New mobile telephone mast on Long Lane / Weston St
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141528
* Can anyone recommend a decorator?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141518
* Kipling Street blocked by fallen branches
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141505
* Southwark charging for estate parking
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141476
* Borough High Street resurfacing
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141473
* Bermondsey Arts Weekend. 24-26th June. Open Art Studios
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/4/141352
* Life Drawing SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141335
* World's ugliest buildings - one at Elephant
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141329
* Pavements
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141279
* Beautiful trees on Neckinger
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141245
* Pub/Bar with outdoor space for party
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141204
* Quivering - did the earth move for you?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141140
* 3 Network - Shad Thames area
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/141139
    
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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