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SE1 Direct 579: Carol services, guided walks and more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 579

Monday 12 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 }

* Sir Terence Conran speaks out in London Bridge Station row
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5720

* Woman sexually assaulted at Elephant & Castle on Saturday
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5722

* Boris traffic flow obsession "costing lives" says Paddick
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5721

* Olympics: reputation of UK plc at stake if SE1 is a mess
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5714

* Bankside entrance to Blackfriars Station now open
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5705

* SE1's community councils to be merged with adjacent areas
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5708

* Cyclist killed in Tower Bridge Road named as Ellie Carey
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5706

* Bermondsey cycle safety debate blocked by Tory walkout
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5709

* Sylvia Morris retires after 18 years at Cathedral School
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5720

* Calder Bookshop in The Cut named best in London
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5717

* Shakespeare's Globe launches exclusive range of beer
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5716

* Councillor: 'big money' vs democracy at Elephant & Castle
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5713

* Bishop and MP sleep out in Southwark Cathedral churchyard
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5712

* Who should join Barry Mason on Southwark Portrait Bench?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5715

* Concorde could be displayed on South Bank by end of 2012
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5718

* Cathedral & Borough Market Christmas trees lit up
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5711

* Eileen Gamblin retires after four decades at Christ Church
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5710

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{ What's on this week }

POP-UP 'APE PLAYGROUND' IN POTTERS FIELDS PARK
Monday 12 December
9am-5pm  at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street; free
To mark the release of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' on
Blu-ray anyone passing through Potters Fields Park today
will have the chance to embrace their inner primate in an
'Ape Playground' based on the film's ape enclosure. Join
MovNat founder Erwan Le Corre for free workshops and
demonstrations of this unique fitness approach that takes us
back to humanity's primitive roots.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11947


THAMES TUNNEL 'SUPER SEWER' PUBLIC EXHIBITION ON SOUTH BANK
Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 December
Mon 10am-5pm; Tue 10am-1pm at St Paul's Pavilion, Royal
Festival Hall, Belvedere Road
The Thames Tunnel consultation roadshow is making an extra
pre-Christmas stop on the South Bank. Project staff will be
able to answer questions on the need for the 'super sewer'
project and specific issues relating to proposed
construction sites. The project exhibition has been touring
potentially affected areas since 17 November. The venue is a
stone's throw away from the proposed work site on the
foreshore near Victoria Embankment Gardens, required to
intercept the Regent Street combined sewer overflow and
three other points near the Embankment, which can discharge
untreated sewage into the river after rainfall.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11946


WINTER FAYRE AT SOUTHWARK COLLEGE
Monday 12 December
5pm-8pm  at Southwark College, Waterloo Campus, The Cut
Watch as learners showcase the work of the college with
entertainment including music and film. There will be
refreshments and free manicures. Find out about courses in
2012 and get advice and guidance.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11905


KING'S HEALTH PARTNERS CANCER CENTRE EXHIBITION
Tuesday 13 to Wednesday 14 December
9am-5pm at Southwark Council, 160 Tooley Street
A new Cancer Centre - designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour and
Partners - will open at Guy's Hospital in 2015. See the
plans in the foyer of Southwark Council's offices. Later in
the week the exhibition moves to St Thomas' Hospital.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11907


LUNCHTIME CAROL SERVICE
Tuesday 13 December
1pm-1.40pm  at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road
Carol service with Portcullis Singers.
Followed by mince pies and mulled wine. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11936


COMMUNITY CAROLS
Tuesday 13 December
1pm-2pm  at Oasis Church Waterloo, 1a Kennington Road
Come and sing all your favourite carols, accompanied by a
brass band from the Salvation Army. Also featuring
performances by the Oasis Johanna Choir.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11951


THE GHOST WALK WITH JOHN CONSTABLE
Tuesday 13 December
7pm (meet 6.45pm) at Tabard Street piazza next to St George
the Martyr; 7 (conc 5); pay on arrival
Weaving together ghost stories with local history and
folklore, this exhilarating walk takes in haunted pubs, a
female gladiator, Crossbones graveyard and the spookiest
stretch of the Thames. 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/11891


OLYMPICS AND OLYMPIANS IN SOUTHWARK AND LAMBETH
Tuesday 13 December
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; 1
Len Reilly, archive manager at Lambeth Council, delivers
this year's Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society
presidential lecture. The evening includes the AGM of SLAS.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11421


GATEWAY FESTIVE FUN
Wednesday 14 December
3pm-6pm  at Gateway Centre, 66 Lancaster Street
An afternoon of festive fun including a quiz with prizes,
games, festive refreshments and the chance to book your
place on the centre's exciting new range of programmes.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11938


AN EVENING OF CHEESE AT BOROUGH MARKET
Wednesday 14 December
4pm-8pm  at Green Market, Borough Market; free
Borough Market's cheesemongers will be on hand to talk
about, sample and sell their cheeses. There will also be hot
cider (from New Forest Cider) and beer (from the Kernel
Brewery) and advice on how best to match your cheese. It's a
great opportunity to learn more about the huge range of
cheese varieties available at the Market and also the ideal
time to stock up on your Christmas cheese. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11878


ELLIE CAREY: VIGIL AT BERMONDSEY SQUARE/TOWER BRIDGE ROAD
Wednesday 14 December
5.45pm at Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square
On Friday 2 December, 22-year-old Ellie Carey was killed
after her bike was hit by a lorry at the junction of Abbey
Street and Tower Bridge Road. Local residents, London
cyclists and Ellie's friends and family are going to meet at
the Shortwave Cinema on Bermondsey Square before walking
down to the junction of Abbey Street and Tower Bridge Roa
for a vigil to remember Ellie and to show Transport for
London how strongly the local community and Ellie's friends
and family feel about the need to take urgent action to make
this junction safer.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11949


RECYCLED CANDLE WORKSHOP FOR CHRISTMAS
Wednesday 14 December
7.30pm-9pm at Bermondsey Fayre, 212 Bermondsey Street; 10
What better way to keep your Christmas low-carbon than to
make your own gifts? At this workshop you can make floating
candles from old bits of candles (please do bring along your
candle and wax crayon remnants) and then wrapping them in
recycled delights (please bring along any beautiful
catalogues/Sunday magazines to make simple origami boxes).
25 per cent of the fee will be donated to the Waldorf School
of SW London new building fund.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11950


BOROUGH MARKET OPEN DAILY FROM THURSDAY TILL CHRISTMAS EVE
Thu 15 Dec: 11am-5pm
Fri 17 Dec: 12 noon-6pm
Sat 17 Dec: 8am-5pm
Sun 18 Dec: 12 noon-4pm
Mon 19 Dec: 10am-5pm
Tue 20 Dec: 10am-5pm
Wed 21 Dec: 10am-5pm
Thu 22 Dec: 10am-5pm
Fri 23 Dec: 10am-6pm
Sat 24 Dec: 8am-3pm


FREE LUNCHTIME PIANO RECITAL
Thursday 15 December
1pm-1.45pm at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street;
free
Piano recital by Thao Le Than. To include Schumann's
Symphonic Studies, op 13. Followed by light refreshments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11948


THAMES FORESHORE WALK AT BANKSIDE
Friday 16 December
Meet 11am at Founders Arms, 52 Hopton Street; free
Join Dr Fiona Haughey to find out about the history of
Bankside's fascinating foreshore.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11881


A CHRISTMAS CAROL: FREE OPEN-AIR THEATRE NEXT TO CITY HALL
Friday 16 December
6pm at The Scoop, More London Riverside; free
Critically acclaimed outdoor theatre company The Pantaloons
return to The Scoop at More London with their hilarious,
fast paced, adaptation of Dickens's festive favourite. With
a cast of just four, this production is sure to put a smile
on even the glummest face (even Scrooge's), using audience
interaction, puppetry, slapstick, original music and
traditional carols.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11875


REMINDER: TOWER BRIDGE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC THIS WEEKEND
See http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/5684


LARGACTYL SHUFFLE: JINGLE BELLS WALK WITH COOLTAN ARTS
Saturday 17 December
12pm at Tate Modern,  Bankside; free; donations welcome
Learn about St Nicholas, the tradition of the Pantomime, the
history of carollers - and much more. CoolTan Arts Largactyl
Shuffle is a free guided cultural walk promoting mental
health and physical wellbeing using art, humour and history
to help de-stigmatise mental distress. The Jingle Bells Walk
begins outside the Turbine Hall entrance to Tate Modern at
12 noon. This festive five-mile walk will end at the
Maudsley Hospital, taking in some of Southwark's most famous
landmarks.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10776


COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR UNDER-12s AT THE ROCKINGHAM
Saturday 17 December
5pm-9pm  at Rockingham Community Centre, Falmouth Road
The Brotherhood of the Cross and Star - baed in Falmouth
Road - is organising a community Christmas Party at the
Rockingham Community Hall 5pm -9pm. The party is for
children up to 12 years old. Highlights include: 
* Face painting 
* Dance/singing competition
* Party games
* Visit from Santa 
Dress code: Fancy dress/anything you like
RSVP to Sharon 07886 372229 or Rhoda 07576 806831 to confirm
attendance. All children will need to be supervised by an
adult at all times. Parents will need to sign permission
forms before entry to the venue.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11945


CAROL SERVICE AT ST JOHN'S WATERLOO
Sunday 18 December
5pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
Followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11928


CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 18 December
6pm at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road
Carol service followed by mince pies.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11937


VOICELAB WINTER SING
Sunday 18 December
6pm-7pm  at Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall; free
Follow hundreds of singers gathered from choirs across the
country as they promenade around the Royal Festival Hall to
The Clore Ballroom where all are welcome to sing festive
favourites. If you would like your choir to take part, email
voicelab@southbankcentre.co.uk.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11885


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 18 December
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
Traditional pattern of Lessons and Carols with all the
readings from the King James Version of the Bible. Arrive
early to be sure of a seat.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11912


MAYOR OF LONDON'S CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE
Monday 19 December
7pm-8pm (doors open 6.15pm) at Southwark Cathedral, London
Bridge; free
Members of the public are welcome to join City Hall staff
and representatives from London businesses, community
organisations and faith groups. There will be a selection of
congregational Christmas carols, a variety of biblical and
secular readings/poems and guest choirs performing a
selection of songs.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11861

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Police cordon on Great Suffolk Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148853
* Buying a Christmas tree on a Sunday
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148850
* Cycling deaths: a local tragedy - photography project
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148847
* Can anyone recommend a cattery?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148826
* Vigil for cyclist Ellie Carey
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148808
* Aesop opens in Borough Market
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148799
* Fireworks on Thursday night
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148771
* Endy Bendys
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148762
* Land Securities Skating Santas
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148760
* New cycle shop on Tower Bridge Road?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148753
* App to show proposed & past buildings in augmented reality
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148743
* Looking for mothers to share taxi to toddler group in E1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148739
* HOWLS of DELIGHT
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148726
* Mustache Trimming & Authentic Shave
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148700
* Help the homeless in winter
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148676
* The Tower and the Shard
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148670
* Pubs open on Christmas Day in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/148653

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

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* Payroll services - recommendations needed
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Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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