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SE1 Direct 597: St George Festival; Sonnet Sunday & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 597

Tuesday 16 April 2012                         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 }

* London Dungeon could swap London Bridge for County Hall
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5940

* St Mary Magdalen Churchyard reopened after 6 months
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5936

* Giant image of Queen planned for Sea Containers House
  Thames Path closed 8pm-midnight for scaffolding work
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5938

* London mayoral campaign: Stonewall hustings & youth rally
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5937

* Subcontractor blamed for HMS Belfast gangway collapse
  Ship to reopen next month with weekend of celebrations
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5931

* Pop-up cinema at Elephant shows shamanic ritual film
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5933

* 4 hotels and 850 rooms to open within 400m of Tate Modern
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5939

* Build tram from Peckham to Shard says Southwark councillor
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5935

* St Mungo's hires homeless people to redecorate its offices
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5934

* Alfred Salter statue: council seeks new location
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5932

* 'Wow moment' fireworks finale to London 2012
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5930

* London Bridge Station to offer free wifi by end of month
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5929

* 7-storey office block opposite Old Vic vetoed by Lambeth
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5928

* Bankside's last derelict warehouse to be redeveloped
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5927

* Council vetoes alterations to Park St Georgian terrace
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5926

* Southwark Council leader Peter John to run London Marathon
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5941

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{ What's on this week }

KING'S HEALTH PARTNERS CANCER CENTRE EXHIBITION
Monday 16 to Sunday 22 April
Exhibition at Atrium 2, Guy's Hospital,  Great Maze Pond
See the latest plans for the new King's Health Partners
Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital. An exhibition of the
current design drawings and images will be on display.
Hospital staff will be on hand to answer questions and there
will be a feedback form so that you can tell the designers
and architects what you think. The exhibition will be
staffed Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm. On Saturday the design
team will be available for Q&A 11am-3pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12446


IMPORTANT NOTE: BANKSIDE RESIDENTS' FORUM
Please note the BRF Open Forum listed in 'in SE1' for Monday
16 April has been postponed.


PATRICK KEILLER'S LONDON: COMMUNITY FILM CLUB AT TATE MODERN
Monday 16 April
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate
Modern, Bankside; free to members
In Patrick Keiller's quirky 'travelogue' of London in 1992,
the narrator (Paul Scofield) describes the forays and
wanderings of his unseen companion Robinson. 82 minutes.
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 the
door.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12444


THE DICKENS GUIDED WALK WITH JOHN CONSTABLE
Tuesday 17 April
Meet 6.45pm for 7pm at Tabard Street piazza outside St
George the Martyr; 7 (conc 5)
In 1824, Charles Dickens' father was imprisoned for debt in
the Marshalsea Prison. This walk explores Dickens' childhood
encounter with the Victorian underworld, visiting the places
which cast a shadow over his entire life and inspired scenes
in novels from Little Dorrit to Oliver Twist. Led by John
Constable, author of The Southwark Mysteries and Secret
Bankside. No advance booking. Please arrive early to be sure
of a place.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12375


FRIENDS ACROSS FAITHS? JUSTICE, ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY
Tuesday 17 April
6pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Talk by Rt Revd Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston. Part
of The Isaiah Community's 'Just Good Friends?' season of
reflections on friendship, justice and spirituality. The
Isaiah Community meets every Tuesday at 6pm to pray for love
and justice in the world.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12423


THE BRIDGE OPENING EVENT: NEW WOMEN'S-ONLY GYM 
Wednesday 18 April
5.30pm-7.30pm at The Bridge, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Rd; free
Paralympic athlete Lucy Shuker will officially open The
Bridge - a brand new women's fitness and wellbeing centre
run by the YWCA Central Club charity. Lucy, the highest
ranking female wheelchair tennis player in Britain, will be
cutting the ribbon at 5.30pm. Discounted memberships will be
on offer at the opening event and there will also be free
Zumba & Pilates taster sessions for women, exercise and
workout samplers in the women's only gym, nutrition and mini
health check drop-in sessions and free massages, plus free
food samples in the cafe.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12443


PLATFORM IS 2
Wednesday 18 April
6pm-2am at Platform Restaurant & Bar, 56-58 Tooley Street;
tickets 12
Bar and restaurant at London Bridge celebrates its second
birthday with a 'Taste of Platform' feast, live
performances, DJ and dancing till late. For every ticket
sold a donation will be made to the XLP charity.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12448


FREE LUNCHTIME RECITAL
Thursday 19 April
1pm-1.40pm at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street;
free
Bassoon, piano and guitar recital featuring music by Elgar,
Liszt and Chopin. Followed by refreshments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12447


RUSH HOUR CONCERT WITH SOUTHBANK SINFONIA
Thursday 19 April
6pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Free after-work concert with Southbank Sinfonia. Enjoy a
complimentary glass of wine while you listen.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12296


SOUTH BANK FORUM: POLICE, JUBILEE GARDENS & CO-OP COUNCIL
Thursday 19 April
7pm-9pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street
Quarterly meeting for South Bank and Waterloo residents
convened by Kate Hoey MP and Simon Hughes MP. Meet Ch Supt
Matt Bell, police borough commander for Lambeth, and Ch Supt
Charles Griggs, Southwark borough commander, and find out
about their crime-fighting priorities. There will also be an
update on the transformation of Jubilee Gardens and the
construction of new public toilets on the South Bank. Cllr
Steve Reed, leader of Lambeth Council, will explain what the
'cooperative council' means in practice.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12330


FLUTEMUSIC: FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT IN WATERLOO
Friday 20 April
1.10pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road; free
Join Colleen Muriel (flute), Eric Stevens (piano) and Keith
Long (baritone soloist) for a lunchtime programme of light
classics, serious classics, folk songs, hymns and some new
music.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12121


TASTE OF INDIA FOOD MARKET
Friday 20 to Sunday 22 April
Fri 12 noon-8pm; Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 12 noon-6pm at Southbank
Centre Square,  Belvedere Road
A bustling Indian market with food, fashion, jewellery and
crafts. There will be cooking demonstrations too.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12382


GARAGE: COIN STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD FILM CLUB
Friday 20 April
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at Coin Street Neighbourhood
Centre, 108 Stamford Street; 4 including snacks, wine and
soft drinks
A tragicomedy set in the world of petrol stations in rural
Ireland, where an over-diligent employee of the garage
searches for intimacy during the course of a life-changing
summer. Contact Laura Reynolds for more information on 020
7021 1600 or email l.reynolds@coinstreet.org
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12445


THE GREAT SOUTHWARK DRAGON QUEST: FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN
Saturday 21 to Monday 23 April
Meet 12.30pm at Red Cross Garden, Redcross Way; 3 donation
requested
Join John Constable and Katie Nicholls on a search for
dragons around The Borough in the area once known as St
George's Fields. Come and help solve the clues to find the
many dragons, and saints, who live hidden around Borough
High Street and London Bridge. For adults and children.
Booking advised on mentalfightclub@btinternet.com or call
Declan on 07813 900062. 3 donation for those who can afford
it. Presented by Mental Fight Club.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12429


ST GEORGE FESTIVAL FUN DAY 
Saturday 21 April
2pm-5pm  at The Crypt, St George the Martyr, Borough High
Street; free
Come and discover what St George means to some of
Southwark's diverse communities. With dance, music, food and
gardening.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12430


SONNET SUNDAY AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
Sunday 22 April
10am-4.30pm  at Shakespeare's Globe,  New Globe Walk; free
A free open day to launch the ambitious Globe to Globe
Festival, where all 37 Shakespeare plays will be performed
in 37 different languages over six weeks. In a further
celebration of language, Sonnet Sunday will offer a once in
a lifetime opportunity to see all 154 of Shakespeare's
sonnets performed in over 25 different languages, in
addition to those featured in the festival. Highlights
include the Aboriginal theatre company Yirra Yaakin who will
fly in from Western Australia especially for the event. They
will perform a selection of sonnets in Noongar, one of the
indigenous languages of Australia. Owain Arthur will recite
in Welsh, Czech actors will perform their sonnets using
puppetry in the Czech tradition, and for the first time ever
sonnets will be heard in Somali and Cree. Alongside the
sonnet marathon, there will be an international food market
and live music in the Underglobe below the theatre.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12360


ST GEORGE'S DAY EVENT AT BOROUGH MARKET
Sunday 22 April
12pm-4pm at Borough Market (Jubilee Market, Winchester Wk)
Many  only think of St George as the patron saint of
England, but the dragon-slayer is also the patron saint of
many other communities, including Catalonia. In celebration
of this, the market has teamed up with the Government of
Catalonia for a special day to honour our shared saint,
diverse cultures and traditions. Borough Market traders will
be showcasing the best of their produce including a special
English charcuterie platter from Cannon and Cannon,
dragon-themed baked goods from Bread Ahead and specialities
from Brindisa.  The exchanging of roses and books is a
Catalan custom on St George's Day and the UK delegation of
the Government of Catalonia will perform the ritual with
members of the public, while traders will hand out roses
throughout the day.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12361

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Alterations tailor, Image Magic Dry Cleaners

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 }

* 2 Desks for rent, Borough - Carbon Smart

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 }

* Filming in Trinity Church Square
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154177
* Leathermarket Court:  What's it like to live there now?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154140
* The Old Lambethans' Association
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154135
* Home utilities, bedding, pans, etc
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154123
* Manzes birdhouse?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154119
* Tiler
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154110
* Jubilee Baby?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154109
* Engraving a gold bracelet
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154107
* Rennie Court SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/154103
* Good builder and cleaner
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154096
* Nutrition Research Participants Needed at King's College
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154079
* Bird watchers
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154040
* Top plumber
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154031
* Drug Dealing on the Draper Estate
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154008
    
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 }

* Desk space / office sublet required
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/154064
    
Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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