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SE1 Direct 566: Open-air films, Open House and much more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 566

Monday 12 September 2011                      ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Elan Meeting Rooms: 'Your meeting space for SE1'
* 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 }

* Pics & video from The Mayor's Thames Festival
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/5510

* Tate to open Bankside Power Station oil tanks in 2012
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5503

* Duchess of Cornwall joins SE1 guerrilla lavender harvest
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5499

* Woolfson & Tay bookshop: first birthday celebrations
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5509

* Row over 'wine terrace' on roof of council's Tooley St HQ
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5505

* Domino's Pizza approved at World Turned Upside Down pub
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5504

* Simon Schama delivers John Harvard memorial lecture
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5498

* Artwork chosen for Blackfriars Station's new entrance
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5507

* Southwark Council chief exec Annie Shepperd to step down
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5506

* Councillors reject later licence for Isabella Street bar
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5502

* Bankside Hilton hotel site up for sale for 35 million
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5501

* Better Bankside launches secure cycle park in Hopton St
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5500

* Review: The Belle's Stratagem at Southwark Playhouse
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5508

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{ Advert: Elan Meeting Rooms: 'Your meeting space for SE1' }

Elan Meeting Rooms is a newly furnished meeting space in SE1
suitable for seminars, meetings and workshops. Conveniently
located near London Bridge Station at Royal Oak Yard just
off Bermondsey Street.

The seminar rooms are light and airy with a separate
business lounge reception area and can be hired for a half
or full day.  Whether you are looking for somewhere to host
a seminar or a space to present to clients, Elan meeting
rooms offer a variety of meeting options at a reasonable
price.

Tea, coffee and beverages can be provided. Catering for
buffet lunches can be provided upon request.  Laptop and
projector equipment can also be hired.                         

The various meeting options our rooms can accommodate:
* Theatre: Up to 40 seated
* Workshop: Up to 36 seated - 6 tables
* Boardroom: Up to 20 seated 

To check availability, price and to book the meeting rooms,
please call 020 7403 1500 or email info@elanand.co.uk

Full address is Unit 3 Cedar Court 1 Royal Oak Yard London
SE1 3GA. (Near 156 Bermondsey Street). 

Website: http://www.elantax.com/meeting-rooms.htm

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{ What's on this week }


LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS: A BUSINESS BREAKFAST MEETING
Tuesday 13 September
8.15am-10am  at The Trinity, 204 Borough High Street; free;
booking essential barrymartin2@btconnect.com
Find out about the commercial benefits of the 2012 Olympic
Games for businesses in Southwark at this free event
organised by Southwark Chamber of Commerce. Emil Brannen,
project manager for the GLA's Welcome to London programme,
will be giving an insight into how we can all benefit from
the influx of visitors. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be
provided.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11448


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Tuesday 13 September
7pm at Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club,  Webb Street
Regular meeting for residents of Riverside, Grange and South
Bermondsey wards. Learn about local projects and talk to
your councillors and neighbours. The theme of this meeting
is 'Bermondsey growing better - improving the local area'.
* Community safety surgery (6.30 to 7pm)
* Bermondsey in Bloom
* Transforming unused spaces
* Allotments and growing on estates
* Parks and green assets
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10928


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Tuesday 13 September
7pm at The Crypt, St George the Martyr,  Borough High 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/10934


BERMONDSEY REMEMBERED: TWO CENTURIES IN BUSINESS: BARRY
ALBIN-DYER
Tuesday 13 September
7pm at Woolfson & Tay, 12 Bermondsey Square; 5 (conc 3) 
With a history that dates back over 200 years, F.A. Albin &
Sons is one of Bermondsey's oldest and most respected family
businesses. Barry will share his memories of F.A. Albin &
Sons' growth in tandem with the changes that have shaped
Bermondsey into the diverse cultural hub it is today. In
conversation with Greg Watts, he will also discuss his
latest book, Square Pegs In Round Holes.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11347


ALONG THE GARDEN PATH: ANNE DE VERTEUIL'S LOCAL GARDENS WALK
Wednesday 14 September
Meet 6.15pm at Southwark Underground Station, 68-70
Blackfriars Road; 12 (booking essential)
Join garden designer and writer Anne de Verteuil as she
takes you "Along the garden path" on a mesmerising
investigation into public, private and guerrilla gardens in
the northern tip of the borough of Southwark.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11563


SOUTHWARK CYCLISTS MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday 14 September
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great
Guildford Street
Special guest Cllr Geoffrey Thornton, Southwark Lib Dem
spokesman on transport, environment and recycling. An
opportunity to just listen, or to join in the discussion of
cycling issues/projects, upcoming rides/events and
campaigns.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11496


WATERLOO BY MAPLIGHT GUIDED WALK WITH KEN TITMUSS
Wednesday 14 September
6.30pm-8.30pm; 8; email kentitmuss@yahoo.co.uk to book
Join Ken Titmuss for an evening walk with old maps; 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, Eleanor Coade and the
Gold Refiner of Meymott Street.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11560


ALICE IN WONDERLAND: FREE OPEN-AIR MOVIE SCREENING
Wednesday 14 September
7.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Free riverside open-air cinema. Turn up early to be sure of
a seat. Cushions are available for hire and food and drink
can be purchased at the entrance. You are welcome to bring
your own picnic (no glass).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11435


LONDON BRIDGE STATION REDEVELOPMENT EXHIBITION
Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 September
Thu & Fri 8am-7pm; Sat 8am-2pm at London Bridge Station
Network Rail is completely transforming London Bridge
station. It will be a bigger, better, more spacious station,
with a new concourse underneath the platforms and an eye
catching roof-scape, made up of undulating canopies. But
there will also be the loss of some historic buildings and
local businesses and cultural organisations like Southwark
Playhouse will be displaced. The exhibition will include
updated images, artist's impressions and a model of the new
station.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11565


RIVERSIDE ACCESSIBILITY UPDATE: SEE THAMES PATH PLANS
Thursday 15 September
4pm-8pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street
The Greater London Authority has obtained 4 million funding
to upgrade sections of the Thames Path in Southwark and
Lambeth to improve accessibility in the run up to next
year's Olympic and Paralympics. Works to the Thames Path
will be taking place over the winter months of 2011 and are
due to be completed by April 2012. The purpose of this
session is to give as much information as possible to
businesses and residents to help them understand what the
level of disruption is likely to be and how the impacts of
the works will be mitigated. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11566


ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS: SEE THE PLAY FOR FREE ON BIG SCREEN
Thursday 15 September
7pm at Theatre Square, National Theatre,  South Bank; free
Thursday is the NT Live broadcast of the show at cinemas
around the country and they're putting up a big screen in
the square outside the theatre. Many of the London cinemas
are already sold out, and queues for day seats at the
National itself are starting at 5.30am. On Thursday next
week you can just turn up, grab some Astroturf space and
watch the show live. The cast will do the curtain call
outside for the crowd and there'll be dancing and music from
the show before the performance.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11562


URBAN HERB GROUP
From Thursday 15 September
7pm-9pm; 4
Mala Bissoon worked with Living Medicine at the Urban Physic
Garden this summer, running tours and workshops. A number of
participants were interested in learning more, so in
response to that she is starting the Urban Herb Group.
Meetings will take place on Hercules Road and will cover
activities such as botany, plant identification,
wildcrafting, materia medica, making preparations, learning
about various health problems and history of medicine.
There's more information at http://www.londonherbalist.com
or find Urban Herb Group on Facebook.


GUILDABLE MANOR: BRIDGE HOUSE YARD DINNER 2011
Thursday 15 September
7pm at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street; email
applications to: clerk@guildablemanor.org
Lecture by John Clark on King Alfred's Statue in Trinity
Church Square.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11564


THE KING'S SPEECH: FREE OPEN-AIR MOVIE SCREENING
Thursday 15 September
7.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Free riverside open-air cinema. Turn up early to be sure of
a seat. Cushions are available for hire and food and drink
can be purchased at the entrance. You are welcome to bring
your own picnic (no glass).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11436


CLASSICS WITH MY BABY: VIOLIN VIOLINISSIMO
Friday 16 September
10.30am (coffee & cake 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 idea is simply to bring adults and kids of all ages
together for a lively morning of exceptional music.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11484


JOHN HARVARD BOOK GROUP
Friday 16 September
1pm-2pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
The book group will this month discuss 'Never Let Me Go' by
Kazuo Ishiguro. 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/11494


FISH TANK: COIN STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD FILM CLUB
Friday 16 September
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at Coin Street Neighbourhood
Centre, 108 Stamford Street; 4; info from Laura Cowell on
020 7021 1600 or helpdesk@coinstreet.org
Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings
home a new boyfriend. The film won the jury prize at the
62nd Cannes Film Festival. It also won the 2010 BAFTA for
Best British Film.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11430


DIRTY DANCING: FREE OPEN-AIR MOVIE SCREENING
Friday 16 September
7.30pm at The Scoop,  More London Riverside; free
Free riverside open-air cinema. Turn up early to be sure of
a seat. Cushions are available for hire and food and drink
can be purchased at the entrance. You are welcome to bring
your own picnic (no glass).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11437


OPEN HOUSE LONDON
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September
Interesting buildings across London open their doors.
Some local highlights:
* The House of Antoni & Alison, Southwark Bridge Road
* City Hall (top floor now not normally open to public)
* 1901 Arts Club, Waterloo
* Kirkaldy Testing Museum
* Morley College
Listing: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/groups/open-house
Map: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/seriesmap/40


GREAT RIVER RACE ON THE THAMES
Saturday 17 September
Competitors passing through the City approx 2.15pm-3.40pm
Annual 22-mile race on the Thames from Greenwich to Richmond
featuring approximately 300 craft. Any traditional-style,
coxed boat, propelled by a minimum of four oars or paddles,
without sliding seats or riggers, may take part. Each boat
is computer-handicapped according to its potential
performance, so everyone has an equal chance in this
'slowest away first, fastest last' handicap race. Every year
brings a new and unusual boat to test the handicappers. This
year's official charity is MediCinema which provides cinemas
in hospitals around the UK. There will be disruption to
Thames Clippers boat services whilst the race is under way.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11291


JAPAN MATSURI 2011
Sunday 18 September
10am-8pm at County Hall, Riverside Building, County Hall,
Belvedere Road; free
This annual event brings the Japanese community and
Londoners together to enjoy Japanese food, lively music,
exotic dance and much more. The event will also reflect on
the devastating Tsunami which struck Japan on 11 March.
There will be fundraisers, photographic exhibitions and many
other events and activities to support survivors. Japanese
ambassador Keiichi Hayashi will formally open the day at
11am. This year there will be live performances on the three
stages, family activities, a much expanded food market and
stall area, as well as an exhibition area, providing day
long entertainment and interest for all the family.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11483


THE HIP HOP SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: LIVE ON THE RIVERSIDE STAGE
Sunday 18 September
1pm-5pm  at Bankside riverside walkway,  Bankside; free
An afternoon of performances curated by The Hip Hop
Shakespeare Company, the music production group founded by
MOBO-award winning hip hop artist Akala Daley. Expect lots
of rapping of Shakespearean verse. Acts to be announced. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11519


BANKSIDE RESIDENTS' FORUM
Monday 19 September
6.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street
Autumn open forum evening to catch up on latest
developments. David Stothard from the City of London
Corporation will speak about the London River Park planning
application. There will also be a presentation on the plans
to spruce up Great Suffolk Street by Graeme Sutherland of
Adams and Sutherland Architects. Plus updates on Bankside's
neighbourhood plan, the pre-Olympics improvements to the
riversides walkway and other major local developments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11380

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Merchandiser, Borough Market
* Administrative Officer, Leathermarket JMB

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 }

* Bermondsey Street - Self contained Offices

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 }

* London - the city that...
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145209
* Painter decorator required
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145208
* Noise on Morocco Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145195
* E&C bus routes
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145191
* 2 strong men needed for moving furniture
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145184
* Opera singer needs place to practice
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145183
* Late licence & music application Simon The Tanner
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145171
* Turkish Deli in Borough Market
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145153
* Really early morning taxi to Gatwick from Waterloo
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145093
* Proposal to ban right turns from Grange Rd to The Grange
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145084
* LPC Parking and Clamping
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145079
* Borough Market ...good news ????
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145077
* Florist recommendations wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145058
* Are you a coeliac?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145056
* Riverside pub for a lunch party?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145028
* Local Guitar tuition
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/145022
* Geography Dissertation
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/144999
* New Chinese restaurant on Tower Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/144990

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 }

* Small non-serviced office required
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/145055
* I'm new to this awesome area! Advice most welcome...
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/144498

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

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