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SE1 Direct 602: What's on this week + the latest local news
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 602

Tuesday 21 May 2012                           ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Waterloo Conference 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 }

* 800 homes planned for South Bank's Shell Centre site
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6026

* Seven-day Thameslink rail service restored at Blackfriars
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6025

* New council homes proposed for Long Lane
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6013

* Alcohol banned in two Waterloo parks
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6012

* Tower Bridge Road firms pull together to seek improvements
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6022

* Southwark Cathedral's Diamond Jubilee stained glass window
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6019

* HMS Belfast reopens six months after gangway collapse
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6018

* Leathermarket JMB could get self-financing status
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6024

* Southbank Centre & National Theatre open joint box office
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6016

* Let there be light! New illumination for Christ Church Gdn
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6015

* London Eye hosts pop-up garden to launch Cityscapes 2012
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6014

* 40-metre giant advert at Elephant approved by inspector
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6011

* Waterloo-Heathrow link wins backing from two more boroughs
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6010

* Royal Pharmaceutical Society considers sale of Lambeth HQ
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6008

* Children to design Jubilee hoarding for One Tower Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6009

* A hop, skip and a jump from London Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6007

* Funeral of Canon Eric James at Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6020

* Review: Jekyll and Hyde - The Musical at the Union Theatre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6023

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{ What's on this week }

ELEPHANT & CASTLE LEISURE CENTRE FINAL DESIGN EXHIBITION
Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 May
Mon & Tue 3pm-8pm at Elephant & Castle Leisure Centre
See the final designs for the new Elephant & Castle Leisure
Centre due to open in 2014. The existing centre will close
permanently on Tuesday 5 June. This is the final opportunity
to comment on designs for the new centre (and adjacent
36-storey residential development) before planning
applications are submitted.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12577


CAMERA OBSCURA WORKSHOP AT ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Monday 21 May
3pm-5pm at Hannibal House, Elephant & Castle Shopping
Centre; free; RSVP studioattheelephant@gmail.com as spaces
are limited
The workshop, organised by local artists Rebecca Davies and
Eva Sajovic in collaboration with Fotosynthesis, will take
place on the tenth floor of Hannibal House, just above the
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre. During the workshop they
will be making one of the rooms on the tenth floor into a
giant camera. Once this is set up then the participants will
set about producing photographs which will then be developed
in the Fotosynthesis dark room.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12587


LUDGATE HOUSE & SAMPSON HOUSE PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Tuesday 22 May
3pm-6pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford St
Carlyle Group, the owners of Ludgate House on Blackfriars
Road and Sampson House on Hopton Street, will present their
plans fo the redevelopment of these prime sites close to the
new Blackfriars Railway Station. Members of the project team
including representatives from Carlyle Group, the architect
(PLP) and other relevant consultants will be at the
exhibition to answer any questions you may have about the
proposed development.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12615


TATE MODERN VOLUNTEER VISITOR HOSTS - TASTER SESSION
Tuesday 22 May
4pm at Tate Modern, Bankside; to book, call Antony Woodruffe
on 020 7401 5215 or email volunteer@tate.org.uk
Want to make someone's day? Talk to people, share your
knowledge or gain new skills? Tate is inviting local
residents to consider becoming a Volunteer Visitor Host at
Tate Modern. To find out more, come along to a taster
session. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12573


OLYMPIC PEACE: A VISION OF FRIENDSHIP
Tuesday 22 May
6pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Talk by Catriona Robertson, London Boroughs Faiths Network.
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/12427


HOUSE OF SWITZERLAND MINI EXHIBITION
Wednesday 23 May
12.30pm-2.30pm at Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close; free
 Find out how Glaziers Hall, Cathedral Square and Southwark
Cathedral's Millennium Courtyard will be transformed by the
House of Switzerland during the Olympic Games this summer.
Special preview event for local residents and workers. Take
an exhilarating virtual tour through the House of
Switzerland on one of several big screens and see stunning
visuals of the variety of experiences on offer when the
House opens in July.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12616


SOUTHBANK SINFONIA RUSH HOUR CONCERT
Thursday 24 May
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.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12300


ARCHBISHOP'S PARK WALK
Thursday 24 May
7.30pm 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/12454


PLAYING AT MINT STREET
Friday 25 May
4pm-6pm at Mint Street Park, Southwark Bridge Road; free
Live music, childrens' sports and a chance to talk about the
changes proposed for Mint Street Park. Refreshments, bouncy
castle etc.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12495


BOLLYWOOD BITESIZED AT HOTEL ELEPHANT, NEWINGTON CAUSEWAY
Friday 25 May
Doors 6.30pm; film 7.15pm; after-party 10.30pm-3am at Hotel
Elephant, 77-85  Newington Causeway; £17.50
Come watch the film that Danny Boyle credits as the
inspiration behind Slumdog Millionaire. Enjoy a screening of
Deewaar (1975) followed by street food, themed cocktails and
Bollywood dancing finished off with DJs Jungle Jim and DJ
RPS, playing nu-disco, house and electronica with a retro
Bollywood twist. Hotel Elephant has been given the Bollywood
Bitesized treatment; the venue has been created to reflect
the mean streets of 1970s Bombay.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12619


PENTECOST FESTIVAL SPONSORED FIREWALK
Saturday 26 May
10am-12.30pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; £15
(reg fee); £50 (sponsorship)
Hot foot it to Waterloo and set fire to your fears by
walking barefoot over red-hot coals. You'll receive a full
two-hour training session and then perform your amazing fire
walk in front of friends and family. Participants must
commit to raising at least £50 for Christian Aid to help
communities in poverty get out of poverty.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12513


THE BIG BUZZ AND FLUTTER
Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 May
11am-5pm at Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane; free
Second in a series of four fun weekends for all the family.
Help to plant a cottage garden, visit the craft table, make
seed bombs and join a storytelling session.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12574


FAMILY WEEKENDER AT HMS BELFAST
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May
All day at HMS Belfast, Morgans Lane; normal charges apply
A weekend extravaganza of family activities and events to
mark the re-opening of the ship. Meet HMS Belfast veterans
and hear their tales of life at sea and explore nine decks
of amazing seafaring history with HMS Belfast's Yeomen.
Visit the Gun Turret Experience, which immerses you in the
midst of a battle during the Second World War, or climb up
to the interactive Operations Room, which puts you in the
Captain's shoes as you control a fleet of ships off North
Borneo. Tuck into a sumptuous barbeque and take in the views
of London from the top decks, whilst listening to some live
music.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12614


WATERLOO WALK WITH OLD MAPS
Sunday 27 May
11am; £10 (conc £8); email kentitmuss@yahoo.co.uk to book
Join Ken Titmuss for a walk with old maps round the
neighbourhood that lies beyond the South Bank. Along the way
you will follow a lost river, discover a most unusual coal
hole cover and encounter the Gold Refiner of Cross Street,
the Grand Old Duke of York and an unikely monument to the
abolition of slavery. Not forgetting the railway staion with
a platform for the dead.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12585


BERMONDSEY'S BLITZ GUIDED WALK
Sunday 27 May
11am at Bermondsey Underground Station,  Jamaica Road; £8;
booking essential info@blitzwalkers.co.uk
Join Neil Bright for a guided walk exploring the tragedy and
heroism of one of London’s most heavily bombed boroughs.
Hear how Bermondsey’s popular mayor was killed on the
heaviest night of the Blitz and how a police station cleaner
won the British Empire Medal. Learn about air-raid shelter
life with evidence of these shelters 70 years on. Find out
about the near destruction of Surrey Docks and the aftermath
of this. The walk finishes at Tower Bridge.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12365


THE SINS OF SOUTHWARK MYSTERY HUNT
Sunday 27 May
Starts 1pm at The George Inn, 77 Borough High Street; £10
suggested; booking essential contactus@hiddenwonders.co.uk
In the winding alleys and hidden gardens south of the Thames
a crime has been committed and only you can solve it. To
crack this case you'll need to explore the sinful side of
Southwark with a little help from three authors who knew it
well: Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens. This mystery will
take you from Shakespeare's Globe to Borough Market and
beyond in a hunt that uncovers the historic playhouses, pubs
and prostitutes that made these streets the playground of
London. Along the way you'll be faced with riddles and
puzzles aplenty. A fun adventure for the cunning, the
curious, friends and families. Team sizes from two upwards.
If you don't have a team you can join one at the start.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12618


LIVING SPACE PLAY AND YOUTH SERVICES PRESENTATIONS
Monday 28 May
6pm-8pm  at Living Space, 1 Coral Street
As part of the cooperative council initiative Lambeth is
seeking to hand over the running of the play and youth
facilities at the Living Space to another organisation. Come
and hear from the bidders and rate their presentations.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12588

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Project Co-ordinator (Intergenerational), London Bubble
* Public Realm Admin Assistant, South Bank Employers' Group
* Part-time Caretaker, Waterloo Action Centre
* Art and Admin Assistant, 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 }

* Ground floor modern office space in London Bridge SE1

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 }

* C1 CPZ parking rules change
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155787
* Olympic torch relay in Southwark
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155773
* Incessant beeping from the Shard
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155766
* Heritage watch SE1 and SE17
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155757
* Kitchen tap/plumber
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155742
* Unclaimed Lotto win for Southwark
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155739
* Bridges Hairdressers in St Thomas Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155690
* Application for new wine bar in Bermondsey Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155680
* Brook Drive SE11 - construction traffic alert
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155672
* Sick of all the cyclists jumping lights on Borough High St
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155657
* Short online survey on SE1 history and heritage
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155631
* Streetleader scheme RIP
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155534
* New council house development in Long Lane
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155518
* Scaffolding Accident in Southwark Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155506
* Jubilee flotilla
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155482
* Tangerine House Vibration!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155481
* Street Shrine - Waterloo Road/Westminster Bridge Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155477
* 40 metre ad on Draper House
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155473
* Alcohol banned in Waterloo Parks
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155472
* Building of the Tesco Superstore in Old Kent Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155471
* Google Maps throws a SE1 googly
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155448
* Bermondsey Voices - Community Choir
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/155430   
     
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 }

* Interior designer suggestions please
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/154633
* 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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