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SE1 Direct 578: a packed week of pre-Christmas events
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 578

Monday 5 December 2011                        ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: It's time to fill in your Tax Return!
* What's on this week
* December 2011 issue of 'in SE1' out now
* 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 }

* Boris to decide on Elephant & Castle skyscraper plan
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5701

* Cyclist killed in lorry collision on Tower Bridge Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5700

* Payday loan shop plans to open in Tower Bridge Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5697

* HMS Belfast closed indefinitely after gangway collapses
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5695

* Mayor's cautious backing for Waterloo-Heathrow rail link
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5699

* 'Recorder of Southwark' title for senior ILCC judge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5698

* Donate a Christmas gift for homeless people in Southwark
Read more at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/5704

* SE1 photographer Steve Hollingshead's 2012 London calendar
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5703

* November 30 strikes in SE1
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5696

* Review Orpheus in the Underworld at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5702

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{ What's on this week }


BLACKFRIARS SINFONIA: A LONDON CONCERT
Tuesday 6 December
7.30pm at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road;
free; donations welcome
Beethoven - Egmont Overture 
Beethoven - Piano Concerto no 4
Brindley - The Waterman's Daughter
Haydn - Symphony no 104 (London)
Piano soloist: Mariela Cingo
Conductor: Edward Lewis
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11880


GKT MUSIC SOCIETY CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Tuesday 6 December
7.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; £10 (conc
£6); booking recommended gktmusicsoc@gmail.com
Inspiring, uplifting music and carol-singing, including
audience participation and traditional grand finale 'The
Twelve days of Christmas'. The Guy's, King's and St Thomas'
Music Society is a non-auditioning choir and orchestra based
at Guy's Hospital, London Bridge consisting of students and
staff at King's College London, and Guy's, King's and St
Thomas' Hospitals.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11888


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL CHRISTINGLE SERVICE WITH BETTER BANKSIDE
Wednesday 7 December
5.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Better Bankside St Nicholas Day Christingle service with
music provided by the Dixie Ticklers.The annual service of
readings, carols and choral music is for all in the area and
this year will be a Christingle service for Better Bankside
members' children and pupils from local schools. Please RSVP
to Katy Barker kb@betterbankside.co.uk if you are bringing
5+ people or a child who needs a Christingle orange. The
Christmas trees at the cathedral and the Christmas lights in
Borough Market will be switched on during the service.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11767


CHRISTMAS SERVICE FOR WELSH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND FRIENDS
Wednesday 7 December
7pm at Welsh Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road
Welsh language learners and friends are warmly invited to a
Christmas Service. A short service will be followed by
mulled wine and refreshments with the opportunity to speak
Welsh.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11921


ALADDIN - FAMILY PANTOMIME WITH THE QUAY PLAYERS
Wednesday 7 to Saturday 10 December
7.30pm (also Sat 2.30pm) at St Anne's Church Hall,  Thorburn
Square; £8 (conc £6)
Local community theatre group the Quay Players perform a
family pantomime. The show, an original piece of writing by
a local Bermondsey resident, features a variety of songs
ranging from classic showtunes to songs from Disney's
Aladdin, with some Christmas cheer thrown in for good
measure.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11718


KING'S HEALTH PARTNERS CANCER CENTRE EXHIBITION
Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 December
9am-6pm at Atrium 1, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond
A new Cancer Centre will open at Guy's Hospital in 2015. The
centre will provide the majority of the trust's cancer
services to patients in new state-of-the art facilities.
Following a competition to select the team to design the new
centre the winning team from Laing O'Rourke, Rogers Stirk
Harbour, Anshen & Allen have been working with staff and
patients to build on the winning proposals and develop more
detailed designs for the new centre. The proposed design
delivers an innovative building, broken down into five
'villages' stacked together, that will ensure that all of
the facilities needed for any particular treatment are
provided in an open and welcoming environment for patients
and staff. Subject to planning permission, it is anticipated
that construction will start at the end of 2012, with
completion expected in 2015.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11906


CHRISTMAS CHEER IN THE PARK
Thursday 8 December
5.30pm-6.30pm  at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
Join Team London Bridge, four local school choirs and the
local business community for carols, festive fun, and hot
chocolate.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11735


MINT STREET PARK - OPEN MEETING
Thursday 8 December
6pm-7.30pm at Ability Media Centre, 56 Southwark Bridge Road
Bankside Open Spaces Trust is holding an open meeting to
discuss plans to improve Mint Street Park.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11942


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND DINNER NIGHT AT GARDEN MUSEUM
Thursday 8 December
6.30pm at Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road
Buy the perfect gifts for the gardeners in your life with a
special late night opening of the museum shop and a special
two course dinner from Sorrel Ferguson of the Garden Cafe.
The event is free to attend but pre-booking is required for
dinner. £15 for a two-course, sit down meal.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11673


FUND-RAISING RECITAL BY CANDLELIGHT AT ST MARY MAGDALEN
Thursday 8 December
7pm (doors open 6pm) at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey
Street; £4 including a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine
The programme includes:
* readings from King James Bible and Shakespeare
* Boutcher School choir
* classical music by Philippa Mo
* second hand clothes stall
* home made cakes stall
All proceeds are going towards the St Mary Magdalen Church
building fund. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11864


BANG SAID THE GUN: STAND-UP POETRY IN NEWINGTON CAUSEWAY
Thursday 8 December
7.30pm at Hotel Elephant, 77-85 Newington Causeway; £5
For one night only the stand-up poetry club moves from The
Roebuck to Hotel Elephant while Channel 4 films the event.
Tonight's line-up: Polar Bear, Kate Tempest and David J.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11909


LONDON'S LOST RIVERS: A WALKER'S GUIDE: TOM BOLTON
Thursday 8 December
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; £2.50 (conc £1.50)
When people think of London's river, they think of the
Thames. But the city was built around many other rivers too
- and traces of these still remain for those who know where
to look. A secret network of underground rivers snakes
beneath the capital. The rivers predate the city and its
people. The rivers may be buried, but they still flow
underground. In some places they can be seen and heard. By
rediscovering them, and tracing their courses, the way we
see London is transformed. Using the visual and aural clues
left in the streetscape, we can burrow down through layers
of London history to river level, revealing the city as it
once was. Tom Bolton is a researcher and writer, the author
of London's Lost Rivers: A Walker's Guide: a series of ten
walks tracing these hidden routes across London published by
Strange Attractor. A South East London Folklore Society
event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11877


CLASSICS WITH MY BABY: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA
Friday 9 December
10.30am (eat cake and mingle from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,
Bermondsey Street; £7 for adults; children come free
Seasonal concert with a classical piano trio featuring the
Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla, and around the piano
request your favourite carols. 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 here 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/11770


MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS WREATH IN SOUTHWARK PARK THIS FRIDAY 
Friday 9 December
9.30am-1.30pm at the DIY Allotment, Southwark Park SE16
Enjoy festive refreshments, find out about the community
allotment and bring home a pot of spring bulbs. Free for
everyone living in Bermondsey (Grange, Riverside and South
Bermondsey wards). Book on 020 7237 1230 or email
learning@cgplondon.org
Funded by Bermondsey Community Council.
Info & map: http://www.se16.com/whatson/event/372


MORE LONDON CHRISTMAS MARKET & ICE RINK
Friday 9 to Sunday 11 December
10am-6pm at More London Riverside,  Tooley Street; free
More than 30 specially selected traders from London's
markets. Stalls include jewellery, fashion, books, leather
goods, glassware, seasonal food and drink, craft gifts from
the UK and overseas. Ernst & Young are also providing space
for the Princes Trust whose young entrepreneurs will be
selling their unique wares. To add to the festive cheer
Tesco are providing free ice skating. Open between 10am and
6pm they will also be offering free refreshments in store
including mince pies, mulled wine and hot chocolate. All
visitors have to do is pick up a Tesco branded cup at the
rink and take it to the store to collect their complimentary
refreshments. And just to add to the atmosphere string and
brass quartets will play festive music.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11876


CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL ON THE SOUTH BANK
Friday 9 to Sunday 11 December
Fri & Sat 11am-8pm (Sun 11am-6pm) at Southbank Centre
Square,  Belvedere Road
Dozens of stalls showcasing chocolate and chocolate
products, such as hot chocolate, chocolate cakes, chocolate
fudge, crepes with chocolate, churros with chocolate,
chocolate pretzels, chocolate cocktails, a chocolate
fountain, chocolate making kits and even chocolate savoury
food.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10771


POP-UP BOOKSTALL IN TRINITY CHURCH SQUARE
Saturday 10 December
daylight hours (weather permitting) at 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/11847


SHAKESPEARE'S BANKSIDE - GUIDED WALK WITH JOHN CONSTABLE
Saturday 10 December
meet 10.45am for 11am at Tabard Street piazza by St George
the Martyr; £7 (conc £5); pay on arrival
In Shakespeare's day, Bankside was a bustling waterfront of
theatres, taverns, bear-pits and 'stews'. From Ned Alleyn to
Moll Cut-purse, the walk conjures up a gallery of vivid
Elizabethan characters. Led by local writer John Constable,
author of The Southwark Mysteries and Secret Bankside -
Walks In The Outlaw Borough.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11890


REFUTEA PARTY AT TOPOLSKI CENTURY ON SOUTH BANK
Saturday 10 December
11.30am-8pm  at Topolski Century, Concert Hall Approach;
free
The gallery will be open throughout the day hosting a
variety of art-related activities. There will be free
drop-in workshops for children and families throughout the
day, including the creation of a collaborative piece of art
which will be donated to the Refugee Council, scheduled art
workshops carried out by 7th Layer artists, along with an
exhibition, music and art performances. Supporters all over
the country will be putting the kettle on to show their
solidarity for refugees and asylum seekers around the world
during this year's Human Rights Day on 10th December.
RefuTEA parties across England will be raising vital funds
and awareness for the Refugee Council's work protecting the
rights of refugees. The event will take place at the
Topolski Century Gallery which shows the work of Feliks
Topolski. Topolski (1907-1989) left Warsaw, where he was
born, in 1935 to come to England and stayed as an émigré
artist, becoming an official war artist for World War II.
Through his lifelong work he recorded battles for human
rights and civil liberties, including the Black Panthers and
Martin Luther King, and followed the path of the refugees
through anti-colonial struggles in Africa and Asia. He
incorporated these memories and testimonies within his
monumental murals in the Century Gallery, as a means of
sharing them with the public and future generations.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11941


BOROUGH CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT
Saturday 10 December
7.30pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; £10
(conc £7) on the door
Conductor: Robert Hanson
Organist: Andrew Tait
Schein: Ehr sei Gott in der Hoh allein
Tallis: Missa Puer Natus est Nobis, & Suscipe Quaeso 
Guerrero: Pastores Loquebantur
Lobo: Versa est in luctum 
H Praetorius: Christmas Magnificat
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11892


FAMILY CAROL SERVICE AT THE WELSH CHAPEL
Sunday 11 December
11am at Welsh Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road
Carols in English and Welsh. Attended by Rt Hon Simon Hughes
MP and Cllr Althea Smith, Deputy Mayor of Southwark.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11922


SNOW QUEEN: CHRISTMAS STORYTELLING FOR THE FAMILY
Sunday 11 December
3pm at Woolfson & Tay, 12 Bermondsey Square; £2.50
Hans Anderson's story. Gerda's best friend Kai has been
stolen by the terrifying Snow Queen; how can she get him
back? Listen to Gerda's adventures - cruel mirrors, icy
windows, robbers, reindeer, witches, demons and a glorious
happy ending. Featuring: Vanessa Woolf. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11859

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{ December 2011 issue of 'in SE1' }

The December issue of our monthly printed what's on guide is
out now. PDF version available at http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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{ Local job vacancies }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Mandela Way parking restrictions - enforcement by council
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148592
* Attempted motorbike theft - Bermondsey Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148575
* Leathermarket Gardens history
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148502
* Pizarro (old Bermondsey Kitchen)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148497
* Elephant And Castle Bus Stops Vs Fruit Stall
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148482
* Looking to let a 2 bed flat in Bermondsey
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/148481
* Payday loans in Tower Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148471
* Wanted a washing machine engineer
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148462
* Maltby Street - BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148446
* Pictures of Tower Bridge under construction
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148438
* Christmas Tree - anywhere else apart from BM and B&Q?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148384
* Dr Salter statue stolen
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148618

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 }

* Looking for Units in SE London
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/148398
* Payroll services - recommendations needed
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Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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