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SE1 Direct 575: your Monday digest of local news & events
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 575

Monday 14 November 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 }

* Duke Street Hill & Tooley Street shut eastbound till Xmas
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5654

* Relocate Waterloo Library and sell site, says commission
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5653

* Elephant gyratory "fine" for cyclists claims Boris Johnson
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5646

* Elephant "not safe enough": TfL board member Steve Norris
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5652

* In pictures: Armistice Day & Remembrance Sunday ceremonies
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5650

* Shard viewing galleries to open in early 2013
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5641

* Massive Moonraker Point student residence topped out
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5651

* Video of Lord Mayor's Show fireworks display
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5649

* Sleep out in Southwark Cathedral churchyard 
  and raise funds for winter night shelter
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5644

* 'Waterloo needs Lambeth MP' petition against boundary plan
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5640

* Olympic rings and colour-changing lights at Tower Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5643

* London Fire Brigade Museum closure proposed by chairman
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5642

* Olympic flame will come to Southwark on 26 July 2012
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5639

* London River Park delayed till after Jubilee Pageant
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5638

* Construction workers march from Shard to Blackfriars Stn
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5647

* Jon Snow at Woolfson & Tay for Jude Cowan exhibition
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5645

* Review: Hamlet with Michael Sheen at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5648

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{ What's on this week }

OPENING OF TESCO METRO IN TOOLEY STREET
Monday 14 November
The supermarket will open for the first time at 7am when
staff will gather to welcome the first customers into the
store. Celebrations will continue at 10am with an opening
ceremony which will include a charity cheque presentation
and ribbon cutting. This will be followed by complimentary
cake, champagne and orange juice for customers, staff and
launch guests.


THE HISTORY OF ELEPHANT & CASTLE: TALK BY STEPHEN HUMPHREY
Monday 14 November
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern,  Bankside; free to members
A lively and entertaining talk by local historian Stephen
Humphrey. Membership of the Community Film Club is aimed at
those living in Southwark and Lambeth. To become a member
(it's free) email communityfilmclub@tate.org.uk or join at
door. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11626


FREE LUNCHTIME RECITAL
Thursday 17 November
1pm-1.45pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street;
free
Song recital by baritone Thomas Humphreys (prize-winning
recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music), with
accompanist Raya Kostova. Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel
and songs by Fauré including Après un rêve and Poéme d'un
jour. Followed by light refreshments. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11849


BANKSIDE OPEN SPACES TRUST AGM
Thursday 17 November
arrive 6pm; AGM 6.30pm; presentations 7pm; refreshments 8pm
at Ability Media Centre, 56 Southwark Bridge Road
Following the AGM there will be a series of short talks from
BOST's volunteers and partners about plans for the year
ahead. This will include the findings of the recent
consultation at the Marlborough Playground, outline plans
for radical changes to Mint Street Park, some thoughts on
Waterloo Millennium Green, ideas for more Edible Bankside
food growing projects and news about the heritage plans at
Winchester Palace in Clink Street.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11763


TEA & COFFEE FESTIVAL
Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November
11am-8pm (Sun 6pm) at Southbank Centre Square,  Belvedere
Road; free
Following the success of the first Tea & Coffee Festival in
May, the event returns to Southbank Centre for a winter
extravaganza of the nation's favourite beverages. The
festival promises to have more companies showcasing their
unique high-quality products and an ever-growing schedule of
fascinating demonstrations, talks and tutored tastings. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11482


GET TO KNOW GATEWAY
Friday 18 November
12pm-5pm  at Gateway Centre, 66 Lancaster Street; free
All are welcome to come and find out what their local
community hub has to offer. Activities include a healthy
eating project, painting and batik classes, a digital
inclusion (Net Worx) project, money advice sessions,
meditation sessions, a fashion project, a Zumba class and
employment support advice, which acts as a little taster of
what is available at the centre.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11852


NUTCRACKER ON ICE AT THE LONDON EYE
Friday 18 November
4pm at London Eye landscape (between County Hall & Jubilee
Gardens); free
The Eyeskate rink will open with a free performance of the
renowned Nutcracker on Ice choreographed and performed by
the National Ice Skating Association.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11851


WHALE RIDER: COIN STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD FILM CLUB
Friday 18 November
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
A Coin Street neighbourhood film club screening. A
contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young
Maori girl fights to fulfil a destiny her grandfather
refuses to recognise.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11432


POP-UP BOOKSTALL IN TRINITY CHURCH SQUARE
Saturday 19 November
During daylight hours (weather permitting) outside 57
Trinity Church Square
Lots of secondhand books, fiction and non-fiction for sale.
Most books cost 50p. Also CDs. Stock will change each time,
so it is worth coming back. Proceeds in aid of Trinity
Newington Residents' Association funds.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11844


LARGACTYL SHUFFLE: WILLIAM BLAKE
Saturday 19 November
Start 12 noon at Tate Modern, Bankside; free; donations
welcome
Join CoolTan Arts for the Largactyl Shuffle, a free guided
cultural walk promoting mental health and physical
wellbeing, using art, humour and history and destigmatising
mental distress. This walk from Tate Modern to Bunhill
Fields focuses on William Blake, an English poet, painter,
and printmaker (1757 - 1827). The walk will explore themes
of poetry, art, the City of London, Blake's influence on
artists, religion, politics, Revolutionaries, abolition,
riots and mental health, not to mention non-conformism. The
Largactyl Shuffle is named after the oldest anti-psychotic
drug chlorpromazine sold as Largactil in Europe which has
severe side effects.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10775


CHRISTMAS FAIR AT SETCHELL HALL
Saturday 19 November
2pm-4pm  at Setchell TRA Hall,  Hazel Way; 20p
Setchell Estate Tenants' & Residents' Association. Bargains
galore: bric-a-brac, books, tombola, raffle and
refreshments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11734


THE HIP-HOP SHAKESPEARE COMPANY LIVE: MERGE FESTIVAL FINALE
Saturday 19 November
7pm at The Bear Pit, Bear Gardens; free; booking essential
The show will feature Akala who will be joined on stage by
the infamous THSC live band, undiscovered young talent &
special guests all performing a medley of songs inspired by
scenes/poems from famous Shakespeare plays. All ages are
welcome for this fantastic display of public performance and
audience participation. Tickets are free but names need to
be down on the guest list. To be added to the list please
email julia@illuminateproductions.co.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11720


THE KNIGHT AND THE LADY
Saturday 19 November
7.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; £8 at the
door
Mass movements on the 'L'homme arme' theme by Dufay,
Ockeghem, Palestrina and Josquin. And motets to the Virgin
Mary: Victoria Litaniae Beatae Mariae, Mouton Nesciens Mater
& Fayrfax Magnificat Regale. New Renaissance Voices directed
by Bruce Saunders.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11693


BOROUGH WALK WITH OLD MAPS
Sunday 20 November
2pm; £8; email kentitmuss@yahoo.co.uk to book
Join Ken Titmuss for a walk with old maps round an area of
London that has for centuries been a point of arrival and
departure. Learn about A grade II listed Victorian warehouse
and the secret life of a building that was in the 1870s a
hat factory. What was it before and what is it now? There
are examples of the housing that Octavia Hill was
responsible for. Learn about the less secret legacy of
Rowland Hill's Surrey Chapel and encounter Bella of
Blackfriars. Amidst the lost industries there is Shelley.
The spirit of Charles Dickens is never far away; follow his
journey from Lant Street to the Marshalsea and with an old
map see how the prison was laid out.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11848

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{ Local job vacancies }

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 }

* Office spaces at The Alaska Building, Grange Road

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 }

* Car Wash Place on Abbey St/Gedling Place
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/147824
* 24-hour minicab office in Shad Thames: 
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/147808
* Pelican Crossing Loud Audible Signal
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/147778
* The Good, the Bad and the Queen on the Rainbow Warrior
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/147738
* Lost Hat, Mint Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/147730
* Anyone else annoyed In Great Guildford Street?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/147724
* Tooley Street closure
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/147687
* HMS Belfast: now you see it, now you don't
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/147683
* Elephant Road - new shops and cafes
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/147606
* NHS Dentist?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/147603

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 }

* Seeking self contained office space for 2 + meeting room
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/146943
* Looking for kitchen space to rent for new food business
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/146510

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

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