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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 611

Monday 23 July 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 }

* Olympic flame at top of the London Eye
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6198

* Olympic flame arrives in London by helicopter
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6194

* RV1 hydrogen bus fleet off the road due to the Olympics
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6197

* Royal Mail promises improvements after minister's visit
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6196

* Olympic 'games lane' road markings at Westminster Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6195

* Southwark Super Tram: SE1 to SE5 line 'within two years'?
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6184

* House of Switzerland 3-week free festival at London Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6193

* Lloyds TSB at E&C and Waterloo sold to Co-operative Group
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6192

* Odeon takes over Waterloo's BFI IMAX cinema in 5-year deal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6191

* Wenlock Olympic mascot arrives at Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6190

* 11 SE1 junctions in top 100 for cycle safety improvements
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6189

* Borough Market traders prepare to 'ring in' the Olympics
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6187

* Fire Brigade offers old HQ at Lambeth as Olympics barracks
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6186

* Shard telephone enquiries to be answered in Norwich
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6185

* Southwark & Lambeth leaders pour scorn on parish councils
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6183

* Olympic flame to arrive at Tower Bridge on royal rowbarge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6177

* Waterloo Station's balcony shops now open
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6180

* Green flags for GMH Park and Leathermarket Gardens
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6179

* Lambeth Council crushes ice cream van seized in SE1
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6178

* Tate Modern unveils Bankside Power Station oil tanks
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6176

* 350 million plan to extend platforms at Waterloo Station
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6175

* Thames bridges get special Olympic lighting
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6199

* Lord Cholmondeley donates books to Globe Academy
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6182

* Practical Law Company helps students onto career ladder
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6181

* New London Bridge Bus Station completed
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6188

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{ What's on this week }


HUNGRY MILLER'S COMEDY LAUGH BAG
Monday 23 July
8pm at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields; 4 online and 6 on the
door
Edinburgh preview with Shazia Mirza and Nick Helm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12915


SHELL CENTRE FINAL MASTERPLAN EXHIBITION
Tuesday 24 to Wednesday 25 July
Drop-in exhibition 11am-6pm (feedback sessions from 6.30pm -
RSVP to attend) at Shell Centre,  York Road
Exhibition of the final masterplan and architectural
concepts for the various buildings proposed as part of the
redevelopment of the Shell Centre. The sessions provide a
further opportunity for local residents, to share their
views with joint venture developers Canary Wharf Group,
Qatari Diar and the range of architects who have been tasked
with developing detailed designs for the mixed use site. The
scheme will include approximately 800 homes, office space,
shops, restaurants and cafes as well as new public spaces,
enhanced pedestrian connections through the site and
community facilities.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12956


OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY
Thursday 26 July
10.03am at Millennium Bridge; free
The Olympic torch relay will arrive in Southwark via the
Millennium Bridge at just after 10am. The accompanying road
convoy will cross Blackfriars Bridge and turn into Southwark
Street and Sumner Street to meet the torchbearers. The
flame's route through SE1 will be: 
10:06 Shakespeare's Globe
10:12 Bankside
10:12 New Globe Walk
10:13 Park Street
10:14 Great Guildford Street
10:16 Southwark Street
10:17 Southwark Bridge Road
10:19 Marshalsea Road
10:21 Great Dover Street
10:30 Old Kent Road
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12963


MULTI-FAITH TORCH CELEBRATION
Thursday 26 July
9am-12pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street;
free
Face-painting, placard making, henna- hands, pledge making,
and lots more. Torch runs past at around 10.15am.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12961


FOUNDATION 66 CLOTHING JUMBLE
Thursday 26 July
4pm-7pm  at Foundation 66, 7 Holyrood Street; entry 1
The drug and alcohol service and charity invites you to
rummage through a selection of mostly used but some brand
new ladies clothes from high street stores including M&S,
Topshop and Zara. All clothing priced between 1 and 4.
Cakes and refreshments on sale. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12957


BIG BELL BREAKFAST
Friday 27 July
7.45am at National Theatre,  South Bank; free
On the first day of the Olympic Games the National Theatre
will be ringing the giant bell from Danny Boyle's production
of Frankenstein on the Baylis Terrace at 8.12am. Bring a
hand bell, bring a bell with a bicycle attached, or download
a bell app to be part of the performance and join the NT for
breakfast. This is the NT's contribution to 'Work No.1197:
All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as
possible for three minutes' by Turner Prize-winning artist
Martin Creed, which invites the nation to ring thousands of
bells of all kinds at 8.12am on 27 July.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12929


ALL THE BELLS AT BOROUGH MARKET
Friday 27 July
8.12am-8.15am  at Green Market, Borough Market; free
At 8.12am on Friday 27 July thousands of people across the
UK will join together to ring bells and welcome the games.
Work No.1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and
as loudly as possible for three minutes by Turner Prize
winner Martin Creed is part of the Cultural Olympiad and
Borough Market is inviting customers to join traders in the
Green Market to ring as many bells as possible for three
minutes. Customers will be ringing alongside members of the
Borough Market Choir and the Blackfriars Nightingales while
The Globe Tavern and The Rake will be joining in too.
Traders including Bread Ahead and Flat Cap Coffee will be on
hand ready to serve croissants, baked goods and coffee for
breakfast.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12962


OLYMPIC FLAME ON THE RIVER THAMES
Friday 27 July
Westminster Bridge c. 11.55am; Tower Bridge c. 12.45pm
At about 7.30am the flame will be carried on board the royal
row barge Gloriana at Hampton Court Palace. The flame will
light a ceremonial cauldron on board Gloriana and over the
course of the morning seven torchbearers will light a torch
from the cauldron and carry the flame for about eight
minutes each. Gloriana will be rowed by 16 oarsmen and women
who will be drawn from a squad of 28 rowers on board the
boat. Gloriana is expected to pass Westminster Bridge at
approximately 11.55am. The finale to the public
participation in the torch relay will see the last
torchbearer on the River Thames carry the flame to Tower
Bridge for a final photo opportunity in front the Olympic
Rings at approximately 12.45pm. The flame will then remain
out of public view at City Hall until it appears at the
opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12964


FLUTEMUSIC: LUNCHTIME MUSIC
Friday 27 July
1.10pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 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/12122


LONDON 2012 OPENING CEREMONY LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN
Friday 27 July
7pm (arrive early to avoid disappointment) at Johanna
Primary, Oasis Academy Waterloo, Johanna Street, Lower
Marsh; free; (donations welcome)
Oasis is inviting the local community to watch the Olympics
opening ceremony on a big screen. There will be a barbecue,
bar, bound castle, bungee run, inflatable slide, face
painting and other activities. You'll also be able to have
your photo taken with a genuine London 2012 Olympic torch.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12965


PEAL OF BELLS AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Saturday 28 July
10am at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
A simultaneous peal with St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster
Abbey to mark the start of the Olympic Games. Each tower
will ring a peal of at least 5,000 changes.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12802


WONDER HILL MARKET
Saturday 28 July
12pm-5pm  at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields; free
Handmade, craft and vintage finds from designer-makers and
crafters. Bar, food and cake.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12953


BILLY BRAGG'S RETURN OF THE BIG BUSK
Saturday 28 July
4pm at Festival Riverside,  Belvedere Road; free
Billy Bragg returns to Southbank Centre with his hugely
popular Big Busk. Musicians of all ages and abilities are
invited to come to the South Bank with their instruments and
join Billy Bragg in an afternoon of mass music making,
featuring Bragg's favourite songs. Chord charts and lyrics
will be available for download from Southbank Centre's
website in advance.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12707


SHAKESPEARE'S BANKSIDE - GUIDED WALK WITH JOHN CONSTABLE
Sunday 29 July
11am at Tabard Street piazza,  Tabard Street; 10 (conc 7);
book at http://www.wegottickets.com/af/172/event/158196
Discover the most historic part of London with writer and
performer John Constable, author of Secret Bankside.
London's oldest pleasure-quarter and the birth of English
theatre. Taverns, bear-pits, theatres and stews - licensed
by the Bishop of Winchester. This walk conjures up an
unforgettable gallery of Elizabethan characters.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12958


CHORAL EVENSONG WITH THE NORDIC CHURCHES
Sunday 29 July
3pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
The Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish Churches gather with the
Cathedral congregation to celebrate the Olympics.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12554


ARCHBISHOP'S PARK GUIDED WALK
Monday 30 July
7pm at Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane; free; booking
essential 07588 502615 or friendsofarchbishopspark@gmail.com
Join the Friends of Archbishop's Park for a 45-minutes
guided tour as part of the Living Memory heritage project.
Explore 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, including SummerFest and a pond.
Suggested donation to FoAP 3.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12959

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Coffee Packer & Driver, Monmouth Coffee Company
* Finance worker, Waterloo Action 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 }

* Desk space to rent, Lucid Rep
* Desk Spaces Available at Junction 9 Studios

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 }

* New Recycling centre off OKR.  Anyone done the tour?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/158735
* Rubbish in City Walk
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/158729
* House of Switzerland
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/158685
* Old public toilets - Tooley Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/158658
* A tram after all?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/158623
    
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 }

* Single Desk Space Needed SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/158449
* Need a whiteboard or some coat hooks?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/158357

Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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