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SE1 Direct 587: Charles Dickens 200 & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 587

Monday 6 February 2012                        ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Complimentary Power Plate Class!
* What's on this week
* February 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 }

* Will Boris cough up for Elephant Tube Station after all?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5821

* Valentine's gifts with honey from Royal Festival Hives
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5820

* Michael Ipgrave named as new Bishop of Woolwich
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5817

* Borough Market blue plaque unveiled by Mayor of Southwark
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5816

* 'Build new town hall at the Elephant' says councillor
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5815

* Bartholomew St takeaway fined for cockroach infestation
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5807

* Boris names D-day in Ministry of Sound tower controversy
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5814

* King's Reach Tower could be turned into giant billboard
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5813

* Boris on London Bridge demolition: "I'd love to stop this"
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5812

* Sainsbury's gets go-ahead for convenience store in The Cut
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5811

* Asda Old Kent Road donates £500 to winter night shelter
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5810

* Blackfriars Settlement Art2Print praised in House of Lords
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5809

* New owner responds to watchdog criticism of care home 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5808

* Eveline Lowe School reborn as Phoenix Primary School
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5805

* Review:  Without Warning at The Old Vic Tunnels 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5818

* Review: The Changeling at the Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5822

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{ What's on this week }

SAVE YOUR RIVERSIDE ACTION GROUP PUBLIC MEETING
Monday 6 February
7.30pm at Wade Hall,  Parker's Row
Following Southwark Council's unanimous motion to oppose the
use of Chambers Wharf for a 'super sewer' construction site,
the Save Your Riverside Action Group has called another
public meeting. Speakers include Cllr Peter John, leader of
Southwark Council, and Simon Hughes MP.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12157


DICKENS IN SOUTHWARK: MAKING THE CONNECTIONS
Tuesday 7 February
All day at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles
Dickens the cathedral is hosting a day of special events. A
selection of Charles Dickens' letters first editions and
other artefacts from the collection of Lord Harris of
Peckham will be on display all day
From 12 noon to 4pm the Ancient Society of College Youths
and Southwark Cathedral's bellringers are ringing a full
peal. In his journals, Charles Dickens recorded visits he
made to the Ancient Society of College Youths in the bell
tower of what was then St Saviour's church, now Southwark
Cathedral. After Choral Evensong (5.30pm) the cathedral is
hosting a talk by Dickens biographer Claire Tomalin (see
below).
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12188


POETRY WORKSHOP WITH LIVING MEMORY HERITAGE PROJECT
Tuesday 7 February
10.30am-12pm  at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
Poetry workshop let by local poet Anna Robinson. Come and
explore the work of local poets including William Blake in
this informal workshop.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12168


TIME FOR ME: A NEW SHARED READING GROUP
Every Tuesday from 7 February
12.30pm-1.30pm at Coin Street neighbourhood centre, Stamford
Street; free; advance booking required on 020 7021 1600 or
email l.reynolds@coinstreet.org
Come and enjoy reading together in this new Shared Reading
session, it's a fun way of discovering new literature in a
relaxed way with others...plus tea and biscuits to keep you
refreshed.


CLAIRE TOMALIN: TALK BY CHARLES DICKENS' BIOGRAPHER
Tuesday 7 February
6.30pm (preceded by Choral Evensong at 5.30pm) at Southwark
Cathedral, London Bridge; free
Talk by award-winning biographer Claire Tomalin, author of
'Charles Dickens: A Life' published by Viking. Claire says:
"Writing Charles Dickens' biography was like writing five
biographies". Much loved for his novels, which turned a
critical eye on Victorian England, Dickens was also a
prodigious journalist, Court reporter, traveller, editor,
theatrical impresario, walker, philanthropist and
philanderer.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12104


SHELL CENTRE DIALOGUE OPEN EXHIBITION
Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 February
Wed 11am-4pm; Thu 3pm-7pm; Sat 11am-4pm (closed Fri) at
Shell Centre,  York Road
Local residents, businesses and visitors are invited to an
open exhibition to help establish the approach for the
masterplan of the Shell Centre site. Drop in to see the
exhibition or to attend one of the workshops call 0800 285
1580 or email shellcentredialogue@soundingsoffice.com 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12187


AHOY THERE! MENTAL FIGHT CLUB AT THE GOLDEN HINDE
Thursday 9 February
11am, noon & 1pm at Golden Hinde, St Mary Overie Dock,
Cathedral Street; free; book on 07824 453660 or
mentalfightclub@btinternet.com
After a four year becalming of the Founder in some very
distant seas, Mental Fight Club is coming out of dry dock.
To celebrate the crew will share words, images and songs
which describe a voyage through mental illness and recovery.
Sea songs by the Cornish Chantreymen Du Hag Owr. Booking
recommended.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12149


RUSH HOUR CONCERT WITH SOUTHBANK SINFONIA
Thursday 9 February
6pm-7.15pm  at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Free concert by Southbank Sinfonia. Enjoy a complimentary
glass of wine and experience the fresh sound of Britain's
leading orchestral academy for young professionals.
Saint-SaŽns Carnival of the Animals Sisson Concerto for
violin, oboe & strings Copland Clarinet Concerto 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12159


UNEARTHING SOUTH EAST LONDON'S RITUAL LANDSCAPE
Thursday 9 February
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; £2.50 (conc £1.50)
Simon Webb, author of 'Unearthing London: The Ancient World
Beneath The Metropolis', talks about the ancient ritual
landscape hidden beneath the streets of South East London. A
South East London Folklore Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12152


CLASSICS WITH MY BABY: ONCE UPON A TIME
Friday 10 February
10.30am (eat cake and mingle from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,
Bermondsey Street; adults £10 (children free) at the door
Philippa Mo (violin) and Miaomiao Yu (piano). Classics with
my Baby performs story classics, from Sheherazade of Arabian
Nights to Peer Gynt's Night of the Bald Mountain. A
classical concert series for babies and toddlers, performed
by award winning international artists (and local mums)
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/12128


OASIS COMMUNITY SCHOOL WATERLOO CONSULTATION MEETING
Friday 10 February
4pm-6pm (parents/carers); 7pm-9pm (wider community) at
Living Space, 1 Coral Street
Oasis is proposing to establish a new secondary 'free
school' for the Lambeth North and Waterloo area to open in
September 2013. Do you live locally and is your child 9
years old or younger? Come along to find out more and help
shape the vision.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12102


UNION STREET ART COMMISSION: EXHIBITION OF PROPOSALS
Friday 10 February
5.30pm-8pm  at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street
As part of the Bankside Urban Forest, artists have been
invited to come up with proposals for a temporary artwork or
project in Union Street. Come and see the proposals at this
drop-in event. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12184


DICKENS' LONDON: BERMONDSEY IN DICKENSIAN LITERATURE
Friday 10 February
7pm at Woolfson & Tay, 12 Bermondsey Square; £5
Based on five walks through central London, Peter Clark
illuminates the settings of Dickens's greatest works, his
life, his journalism and his fiction. He also explores 'The
First Suburbs' (Camden Town, Chelsea, Greenwich, Hampstead,
Highgate and Limehouse) as they feature in Dickens's
writing. Peter Clark will focus on the walk from Bermondsey
to Holborn Circus, sharing highlights which feature in
Dickens' all-time favourite Oliver Twist.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12164


FAMILY CONCERT AT MORLEY COLLEGE
Sunday 12 February
11am-1pm  at Emma Cons Hall, Morley College, 61 Westminster
Bridge Road; Family Ticket £12 (2 adults & 2 children);
single tickets adult £5; child £3 
Family concert: babies, grandparents, uncles and aunts all
welcome. Blowin' in the Wind: Mark, Tim and a few more warm
winds blow lots of musical fun the audience's way. Lyra:
Greek dances to bring the sunshine and music of Greece to
life. Join in the dancing.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12185


THE BOROUGH WALK WITH OLD MAPS
Sunday 12 February
2pm-4pm; £8; email kentitmuss@yahoo.co.uk to book
Join Ken Titmuss for a walk with old maps round this ancient
neighbourhood. Walk the street where the young Charles
Dickens lodged whilst his father was in the Marshalsea
Prison and visit the church that was used as the setting for
Little Dorrit. Using old maps you will trace the footprint
of the prison and touch the actual prison wall. Discover an
old tin plate works, a grade II listed warehouse and find
out what became of the workhouse. Along the way you will
encounter the Shelleys, Octavia Hill and the notorious Bella
Burge. Walk ends at the last galleried inn in London.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12183


ERNEST READ SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sunday 12 February
6.30pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; £10 (conc £8)
Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon in
E flat KV 297b - attributed to Mozart Symphony No 10 E minor
Op.93 - Shostakovich..
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12186

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{ February issue of 'in SE1' out now }

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

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Marketing Assistant, South Bank Employers' Group
* Housekeeper, Coin Street Community Builders
* Evening Assistant, London Centre of Contemporary Music
* Upholstery Tutor, The Goodlife Centre

See 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 }

* Tower Bridge - Flexible Office Space Available
* Brand new office space available for letting.

See 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 }

* Housing advice/legal advice on it?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/151199
* Cleaner recommendation wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/151198
* Flags and bunting
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/151194
* Knitting Class
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/151155
* Build a new Town Hall?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/151118
* Bermondsey Spa Medical Practice
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/151112
* Boris puts pedestrians first
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/151101
* Guitar accessories in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/151098
* Hifi repair in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/151097
* Life in the Layard Road area in the 1920s
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/151095
* Shad Thames nanny share
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/151045
* Pop up shop space wanted - April 2012
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/151042
* British Red Cross in Risborough Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/150968
* Why doesn't Coin Street pay the London Living Wage?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/150958
* Renting out homes in Southwark during 2012 games
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/150925

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 }

* Storage space wanted in Waterloo area
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/150452
* Small office rental
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/150431
    
Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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