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SE1 Direct 598: St George's Day, Bermondsey Square night market & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 597

Monday 23 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 }

* Helicopter to drop 100,000 poems on South Bank gardens
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5960

* King's Reach Tower: "harmful" giant ads blocked by council
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5959

* Outdoor gym opened at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5958

* Blackfriars river collision report: call for alcohol limit
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5957

* Petition launched in bid to save Colorama buildings
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5956

* Blackfriars rail commuters greeted by entertainers
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5955

* 'Jubiloo' pay-as-you-go toilets coming to South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5954

* St George's Day celebrations in Southwark
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5962

* Boris Johnson brings mayoral campaign to Borough Market
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5961

* Archbishop joins St Alphege millennium celebrations
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5953

* YWCA Central Club opens 'The Bridge' fitness centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5952

* Firm fined after 380kg load falls on woman at bus stop
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5950

* Storytellers' pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5949

* Waterloo Station 'cycle hub' to open before Olympics
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5947

* Council: we're sorry for 1am Tooley Street window cleaning
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5946

* Tower Bridge Road payday loan shop plan blocked
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5945

* Mayor seeks talent for Potters Fields Olympics festival
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5944

* Elephant & Castle Leisure Centre to close in June
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5943

* New Year's Day Roupell Street assault: police appeal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5942

* Rowan tree planted in Archbishop's Park
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5948

* Tom Carroll: funeral of Friars School caretaker
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5951

* Review: Wild Swans at Young Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/5963

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{ What's on this week }


DRAGON CAFE
Monday 23 April
10am-10pm  at The Crypt, St George the Martyr,  Borough High
Street
Come and see Mental Fight Club and have a cuppa, a St George
themed snack (dragon soup, anyone?), and explore the
creative space, the exhibition of images, performances and
‘son et lumiere’ projections.The Dragon Cafe should open
regularly from 1 October 2012.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12457


BOOK SALE AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL: BUY A BOOK AND GET A ROSE
Monday 23 April
11am-6pm  at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Secondhand book sale organised by the Friends of Southwark
Cathedral. Free rose for the first 200 customers as part of
the St George in Southwark Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12458


ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL GUIDED TOURS
Monday 23 April
11am & 3pm at St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road; free
Free guided tours of Southwark's Roman Catholic cathedral.
Did you know that there's a relic of St George right here in
Southwark? The original cathedral building was designed by
AWN Pugin whose 200th anniversary is celebrated this year.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12459


THE GREAT SOUTHWARK DRAGON QUEST: FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN
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


CELEBRATING SHAKEPEARE AND DICKENS
Monday 23 April
2.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Rick Jones, Jane Jones and Arthur Smith will tell in words
and music how Dickens wouldn't have been Dickens without
Shakespeare.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12140


THE BALLAD OF ST GEORGE & THE DRAGON: FREE OPEN-AIR PLAY
Monday 23 April
Open-air theatre with the Lions part. Featuring our hero St
George and a magnificent dragon created by the company, the
Ballad celebrates our national day in 12 exciting musical
minutes.
2.30pm at St George's Cathedral Primary School (Lambeth
Road) 
3.45pm at Red Cross Garden, Redcross Way
4.45pm in Millennium Courtyard, north side of Southwark
Cathedral 
5.45pm in Tabard Street Piazza outside St George the Martyr
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12431


ST GEORGE'S DAY VIGIL AT CROSS BONES GRAVEYARD
Monday 23 April
7pm (gather from 6.45pm) at Cross Bones Graveyard,  Redcross
Way; free
A vigil to honour the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard
has been held on the 23rd of every month since 2004. Every
April 23rd, St George is honoured at Cross Bones as 'Our
Lady's Knight' and as the protector of spiritual works.
There'll be poetry, songs and simple participatory rituals
led by John Constable ('The Southwark Mysteries') and other
local artists. Bring a flowers or a memento to renew the
living shrine at the gates, and a poem, song or something
else to share. A celebration of Englishness at its most
diverse and inclusive.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12376


RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: A NEW KIND OF JUSTICE
Tuesday 24 April
6pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Talk by Mark Woodruff, The Monument Trust. 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/12424


LAMBETH & SOUTHWARK CYCLISTS LONDON ASSEMBLY HUSTINGS
Tuesday 24 April
7.30pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Lambeth Cyclists and Southwark Cyclists have teamed up to
organise this sustainable transport hustings event with the
candidates standing for the London Assembly in the Lambeth
and Southwark constituency. Come and put your questions
about cycling, walking and public transport issues to the
candidates.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12456


BOROUGH & BANKSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL - LAST EVER MEETING
Wednesday 25 April
7pm at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
Meeting for residents of Cathedrals and Chaucer wards. Learn
about local projects and talk to your councillors and
neighbours. Agenda includes Charles Dickens bicentenary and
a presentation on the risk of flooding in the borough. Final
meeting before proposed merger with Walworth Community
Council.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10938


BERMONDSEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL - LAST EVER MEETING
Thursday 26 April
7pm at St James Church, Thurland Road SE16
Regular meeting for residents of Riverside, Grange and South
Bermondsey wards. Learn about local projects and talk to
your councillors and neighbours. The theme is Olympics
legacy, sport and leisure. Final meeting before proposed
merger with Rotherhithe Community Council. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/10932


RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Thursday 26 April
6pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Free after-work concert with Southbank Sinfonia. Enjoy a
complimentary glass of wine while you listen. Mozart
Idomeneo Overture and March plus a selectino of arias Haydn
Symphony No.104 'London' 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12297


SOUTHWARK LGBT FORUM
Thursday 26 April
6.30pm (doors open 6pm) at Southwark Council, 160 Tooley
Street; free
Meeting of the Southwark LGBT Forum which will focus on
delivery of health services in Southwark to LGBT communities
now and in the future. Guest speakers include Dr Jonty
Heaversedge (of Street Doctor fame) who is a local GP and
member of the Clinical Commissioning Committee, and Rosemary
Watts, who is Head of Communications and Engagement for the
Southwark Business Support Unit.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12450


LUNCHTIME RECITAL AT ST JOHN'S WATERLOO
Friday 27 April
1.10pm-1.50pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Thai/Swiss pianist Nina Leo plays Debussy, Bach-Busoni and
Liszt.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12377


THE StockMKT - NIGHT MARKET IN BERMONDSEY SQUARE
Friday 27 April
5.30pm-10pm  at Bermondsey Square,  Bermondsey Square
Following the success of December's inaugural night market,
The StockMKT is back , with further dates lined up in June,
August, September and November. Expect street food, live
music, crafts, vintage clothes and a special light
installation.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12455


ARCHBISHOP'S PARK WALK
Saturday 28 April
11am at Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane; £3 donation to
Friends; booking essential 020 7021 1600
l.reynolds@coinstreet.org
Join the Friends of Archbishop's Park for a one hour guided
tour exploring the heritage of this lovely Victorian park,
teeming with wildlife. Find out about Archbishop Temple, the
old tuck shop and discover the oldest feature in the park.
View some archive photos to compare the old and the new and
hear about future plans for the park, including more bees,
hops and a pond.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12453


SPRING PLANTS AND GARDENS FAIR
Sunday 29 April
10.30am-4pm  at Garden Museum  Lambeth Palace Road; normal
admission charges apply
The museum's largest plant fair of the year takes place both
inside and outside in the garden. It's a wonderful
opportunity to come along and get your garden purchases for
the growing season. Confirmed exhibitors include: Priorswood
Clematis, Pennard Plants, Christian Lamb FLS, Heron Plants,
Dysons Nurseries, Nobottle Nursery, Rotherview Nursery,
Beans and Herbs, Little Coppice Nursery, Rapkyns Nursery,
Fleur de Lisa, Herbal Haven and Blue Leaf Nurseries. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12239


CHARITY ZUMBATHON AT DOWNSIDE CENTRE
Sunday 29 April
2pm-4pm  at Downside Centre, Coxson Place, Druid Street;
Zumbathon £20; chef tuition £10; personal trainers £5to book
call 020 7403 1171 or 02
Six instructors, great music and a total of two hours of
non-stop Zumba. Also including a 'healthy food' cooking
class for 10-20 people in a chef's school kitchen taught by
a Latin American chef, 5-a-side indoor soccer training,
cricket tuition, table tennis and swimming. Fitness trainers
will be available to give individual cross training and gym
assessments. All in aid of five charities: Myasthenia
Gravis, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation, Asthma
UK and Training for Life.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12406

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* The King and the playwright
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154437
* Demolition threat to 'Colorama' Victorian warehouse
buildings
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154424
* Major Works to Aylesford House
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/154414
* Faraday Memorial lighting
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154400
* SE1 Pilates
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154385
* Primary school palavar
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154371
* Elephant and Castle Air Quality Monitoring
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154361
* Waterloo Cycle Hub Pre-Olympics
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154349
* Manna Ash House
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154343
* Bomb damage The Ring SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/154292
    
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 }

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