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SE1 Direct 559: Your Monday morning news & events briefing
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 559

Monday 25 July 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 }

* Bricklayers Arms flyover to be shut for six weeks
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5434

* Potters Fields Park: council leader ousts ward councillor
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5433

* King's Reach Tower: 173 luxury flats; no affordable homes
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5432

* Blackfriars Bridge: Assembly calls for speed limit review
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5431

* Southwark still pursuing Elephant civic square plan
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5430

* SE1 to get two more electric vehicle charging points
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5429

* Olympic sponsors' logos to be beamed onto Tower Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5428

* Bermondsey murder victim named as Vitaliy Janovics
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5436

* Southwark Circle launches over-50s discount dining club
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5427

Waterloo planning watchdog's new dynamic duo
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/5438

* Four Nights in Knaresborough at Southwark Playhouse
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5437

* The Gift of Lightning at Waterloo East Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5435

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{ What's on this week }


FOOD & COCKTAIL TASTING AT CUBANA
Monday 25 July
6pm-7pm at Cubana, Lower Marsh; free; booking essential
reservations@cubana.co.uk
Head to Cubana, Waterloo's Cuban bar-restaurant, for a free
food and cocktail tasting, including the legendary Mojito -
made with specially imported premium Cuban rum.  Part of the
Waterloo Quarter Food Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11155


THE BIG SUMMER PICNIC
Tuesday 26 July
12pm-2pm  at Waterloo Millennium Green,  Waterloo Road; free
Grab a picnic rug and head to Millennium Green for lunch al
fresco and a free bottle of Hopper - an exciting new 'soft
brew' from the Waterloo-based Juice Brewery. Part of the
Waterloo Quarter Food Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11149


WATERLOO BY MAPLIGHT: GUIDED WALK WITH KEN TITMUSS
Tuesday 26 July
6.30pm-8.30pm; £8; email kentitmuss@yahoo.co.uk to book
Evening walk with old maps led by Ken Titmuss. Look beyond
the bridge and round the most perplexing railway station in
London that once upon a time had a platform for the dead.
Follow a trail of topographical street names, unremarkable
buildings with remarkable stories and call up the memory of
local worthies including Emma Cons, John Rennie and the
Roupell family scandal. In the last 60 years the riverside
wharves have been transformed into the capital's cultural
quarter, yet the other three quarters of this
quintessentially London neighbourhood has a tale or two to
tell.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11233


LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY STUDENT CENTRE EXHIBITION
Wednesday 27 July
3pm-7pm at London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road
London South Bank University is holding a public exhibition
of its plans to develop a student centre building for all
non academic student advice in the space beneath the tower
block on the corner of Borough Road and Southwark Bridge
Road. The exhibition will be held in the canteen area on the
first floor.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11340


WATERLOO TASTE SENSATIONS: PART 3
Wednesday 27 July
6pm-7.30pm  at Greensmiths, 27 Lower Marsh; free
Greensmiths, Waterloo's specialist food store, is home to a
butcher, a baker, grocer and cafe. Pop along to this free
tasting session to sample some of its finest products,
including meats from The Ginger Pig. Part of the Waterloo
Quarter Food Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11153


ON THE BENCH & DANCES FOR WOLVES - EDINBURGH PREVIEWS
Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 July
7.30pm at Network Theatre, 246a Lower Road; £10 (VIP ticket
£15)
Class Stage Productions present a double-bill of new plays
by Kirsty Eyre before their Edinburgh Festival run. On the
Bench is a a tongue-in-cheek glimpse behind the Premiership
football scenes - an all-female cast tackle five alpha male
characters whose life stories are told from the substitutesí
bench. Dances for Wolves is an all-female comedy show about
five strippers revealing their thoughts, stories and tricks
of the trade while they compete to take home a million
pounds - a comedy punctuated by pastiches, parodies and
popcorn. The shows will also be previewed at Southwark
Playhouse on Sunday 31 July at 3pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11279


MUSIC NIGHT WITH THE STAGE DOOR
Thursday 28 July
5pm-7pm  at Emma Cons Gardens, The Cut; free
Waterloo's The Stage Door pub hosts a live music night.
Enjoy performances from two bands and a barbeque with free
tasters of their famous burgers. Includes bar with drinks
specials.  Part of the Waterloo Quarter Food Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11150


MINT STREET ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND 40TH BIRTHDAY
Friday 29 July
12pm-5pm  at Mint Street Adventure Playground, Mint Street
Park,  Southwark Bridge Road; free
Fun family event to celebrate four decades of the Mint
Street Adventure Playground The event will include a Mint
Street memory wall, sports taster sessions for local kids,
gardening activities for children, face painting, music and
free food and drink from a wide range of cultures, fun
activities including trampoline bungies, large inflatables
and fairground rides. There will also be a great raffle
featuring prizes from Tate Modern, IPC Media, the National
Theatre and other local businesses.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11263


HOW FAR CAN WE REACH? ART FESTIVAL AT TOPOLSKI CENTURY
Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July
Fri & Sat 11.30am-9.30pm; Sun 11.30am-6.30pm at Topolski
Century, Arches 150-152 Hungerford Bridge,  Concert Hall
Approach; free
This three-day art festival is inspired by Feliks Topolski
who dedicated his life's work to a journey capturing major
moments of 20th century and includes artists in a variety of
mediums from visual art to music, performance, sculpture,
video and theatre. Following the same longing for
exploration, and desire to manifest the world we share and
beyond, the participating artists are exploring the meaning
of 'journey' and its different meanings, multiple
expressions and varying facets of potential, from those deep
within ourselves to that which identifies us in relation to
each other. Aaron Tebano, Amanda Whittle, AyĢe Banu
Cansever, Bethany Milam, Chris Ivory, Chris King, Claud &
Gronk, Collaborative Art, David Lucas, Florian Rago, Jane
Hodge, Jessica Suarez, Nicol Vizioli, Panos Dimitropoulos,
Russell J. Chartier & Paul J. Botelho, Sam Peacock, Susie
Mendelsson, Wendy Stone.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11277


THE ROSE REVEALED
Saturday 30 to Sunday 31 July
10am-5pm at Rose Theatre Exhibition, 56 Park Street; free
Visit the archaeological site of the first Elizabethan
theatre on Bankside where Shakespeare learnt his craft.
Guided tours. Come and see plans for the project to finally
fully dig and display the site.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11248


OLD SOUTHWARK IN THE BLITZ GUIDED WALK WITH NEIL BRIGHT
Saturday 30 July
Meet 11am by the wooden cross in southern churchyard at
Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; £8
Neil Bright leads a walk showing how this historic old
borough endured various stages of the Blitz between 1940 and
1945. Examine how Southwark also suffered on the infamous
night of 29 December 1940 along with the City, plus a
horrendous V1 strike. Neil will show you the remaining
evidence of the war years and recount many incidents and
stories. Finishes outside the Imperial War Museum approx
1.45pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11245



ACTORS, WRITERS, AND THEIR ASSOCIATES: SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Saturday 30 July
11am at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; £4
Tour of Southwark Cathedral with Christine Jenkins. Uncover
the church's links with Shakespeare and the Elizabethan
Theatre and those living and working in Bankside at that
time. Part of the 'Southwark Uncovered' series.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11268


WONDER HILL MARKET
Saturday 30 July
11am-5pm  at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields
Monthly market selling handmade and vintage clothing,
accessories, artwork and curiosities. Wonder Hill aims to
provide a platform for new designer-makers to have their
work seen.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11247


MORRICONE IN LOVE
Saturday 30 July
8pm at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square; £10
A fusion of live music and cinema. F'eatre explore the
haunting wordless female vocal and the psychedelic lounge
trip of Ennio Morricone's cult Italian film scores of
1968-72. F'eatre are the extraordinarily talented Fiona
Staniland (producer, chanteuse), Nick Ramm (musical
arrangements, keyboards), Alex Keen (basses) Jon Scott
(drums), Jon Gingell (guitars) and Gerry Hunt (clarinet,
flute, sax, trumpet). After the Spaghetti came the Desert!
Expect a triptastic mix of hypnotic jazz rhythms,bossa
beats, soaring soprano and avant garde expressionism - all
to a stunning backdrop of original film visuals.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11183


BISHOP LANCELOT ANDREWES: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY
Saturday 30 July
2pm at Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral,  London
Bridge; £4
Illustrated talk by John and Jo Brewster. Lancelot Andrewes
was one of the team of translators who worked on the King
James Bible. Uncover the fascinating story of his life and
faith.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11264


TALES FROM THE RIVERBANK GUIDED WALK
Sunday 31 July
11am at Bermondsey Underground Station,  Jamaica Road; £5
Guided walk along the Thames Path led by Aly Mir. Your guide
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. There's no need to book, just turn up and pay
the guide on the day. He'll be wearing a green cap.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11244


SUMMERFEST 2011 VOLUNTEERING
Sign up to volunteer at SummerFest, a community celebration
in Archbishop's Park on Wednesday 3 August, noon till 6pm
everyone welcome; contact Jacob Whittingham 07771 565 099 or
020 7960 4232 jacobwhittingham@hotmail.com

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Befriender Organiser, Southwark Irish Pensioners Project
* Workshop Manager, Interior Fit Out Company
* Talented chefs, 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 }

* Desk space to Rent in SE11

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

* Harper's Cafe
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/143068
* Borough Market in Evening Standard
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/142919
* PC World/Currys
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/142869
* Do You Realise How Much Southwark Councillors Get Paid!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/142964
* Revolution at Symington House (SE1 4AA)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/142812
* Cycle lanes for Tower Bridge now!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/142775
* New market in Tanner Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/142761
* SE1 Football
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/142730

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 }

* First aid training recommendations?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/142966
* Room / Space for Workshops
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/142815
* Pop-up Space
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/142564

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

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