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SE1 Direct 630: Christmas fairs, concerts & more
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 630

Monday 3 December 2012                        ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Burn extra calories this festive season!
* What's on this week
* December issue of 'in SE1'
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business forum in association with Better Bankside

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{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* Blackfriars residents unite against Linden Homes proposal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6459

* Former St Olave's School to become Lalit London hotel
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6449

* Globe to name indoor Jacobean theatre after Sam Wanamaker
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6448

* Tesco Express opens in New Kent Road
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6455

* Labour's Rebecca Lury wins East Walworth by-election 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6454

* Sleepout raises more than 30k for winter night shelter
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6458

* British School of Osteopathy and LSBU win education awards
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6457

* Archbishop Rowan Williams makes final visit to Southwark
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6456

* Princess Royal visits Union Jack Club in Waterloo
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6453

* Baroness Warsi visits Coin Street neighbourhood centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6452

* MPs call for hospital merger to be put on hold
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6451

* Nokia takes over Flat Iron Square for deadmau5 gig
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6450

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{ What's on this week }

CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY EVENT
Monday 3 December
6.15pm-8pm  at Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road; free
As IWM London prepares to close in early January for six
months of building work, locals are invited to learn about
the latest plans, listen to live music from the Band of the
Royal Yeomanry, tuck in to some mince pies and enjoy a 15
per cent discount on most items in the shop.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13547


BANKSIDE RESIDENTS' FORUM: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Monday 3 December
6.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street; free
Zayd Al-Jawad from Southwark Council will explain the new
Community Infrastructure Levy and Tim Wood from Bankside
Neighbourhood Forum will introduce the Bankside
Neighbourhood Plan.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/11752


WATERLOO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP AGM
Tuesday 4 December
7pm at Shell Centre, York Road
AGM and regular public meeting of the group that monitors
planning and development issues in Waterloo. Hear from the
developers and help to shape the community's response.
Tonight's agenda includes the latest on the Shell Centre
redevelopment and a presentation on the draft Waterloo
Supplementary Planning Document.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12222


SHAKESPEARE'S LOCAL: TALK BY PETE BROWN
Tuesday 4 December
7pm (doors open 6.30pm) at The George Inn, 77 Borough High
Street; free
Pete Brown talks about his book featuring the history of the
inn and the Borough. The new book has been chosen as BBC
Book of the Week 17-21 December when extracts will be read
daily on Radio 4 by Tony Robinson.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13518


FRIENDS OF GUY'S HOSPITAL CHRISTMAS FAIR
Wednesday 5 December
10.30am-2.30pm at Atrium 1, Guy's Hospital,  Great Maze Pond
Coffee, mince pies and more.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12462


BANKSIDE CHRISTINGLE SERVICE
Wednesday 5 December
5.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
The annual Christingle service of readings and carols is
held on the Eve of St Nicholas Day. The service concludes
with the lighting of the Cathedral Christmas trees, and the
switch on of Borough Market's Christmas lights. Families
wishing to join in making a Christingle before the service,
and meet Father Christmas, should email Katy Barker:
kb@betterbankside.co.uk on Monday.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13491


MERCY SHIPS CAROL SERVICE
Wednesday 5 December
7.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
A special Christmas carol service to celebrate the work of
the Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship,
in bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor in West
Africa. There is a retiring collection for the charity.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13209


CINDERELLA ELLA ELLA: LOCAL PANTOMIME
Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 December
7.30pm (also Sat 2.30pm) at St Anne's Church Hall,  Thorburn
Square; 9.50 (conc 7.50)
The Quay Players amateur dramatic group presents a fresh
take on the traditional tale of Cinderella, with a
motorbike-loving Prince and a Cinders who spends as much
time tinkering with machinery in the workshop as she does
doing housework for the Ugly Sisters. The show features a
fantastic selection of well-loved show tunes as well modern
pop songs and power ballads which will have the audience on
their feet every night.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13422


A CONCERT FOR WINTER AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
Thursday 6 December
1pm at Shakespeare's Globe,  New Globe Walk; free; booking
essential 020 7401 9919 or online
Southwark schools and community groups come together in a
festive musical celebration of the borough. This year's
theme is "Southwark is Home". 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13569


STORYTELLING: IMAGINING THE WAY TO LIVE AND WORK
Thursday 6 December
2pm-4.30pm at 160 Tooley Street; free; Bookings:
Michael.Cleere@southwark.gov.uk or 020 7525 5645
A free workshop exploring the power of stories and
storytelling to shape and influence the way we are and work.
The session will look at the rich tradition of wisdom tales
from across the world as well as working in an interpersonal
way to discover how ordinary conversations can shift
communication and relationships. This self-reflective
workshop will be of benefit at a personal level but will
also impact positively on the way we relate to each other
and the wider community. Participants should come with an
open mind as well as a favourite story or two. Places are
limited. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13624


WATERLOO CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS SWITCH-ON
Thursday 6 December
5.30pm-6.30pm  at Emma Cons Gardens,  The Cut; free
The Christmas tree lights will be switched on by the winners
of the Waterloo Quarter Community Challenge. Mulled wine
will be served by Cubana.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13628


CAROLS IN THE CITY
Thursday 6 December
7.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; 40 (55 for
concert and mulled wine and mince pie reception) from 020
7599 7219
A candlelit concert in the stunning surroundings of
Southwark Cathedral to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer
Care. The concert, hosted by BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth,
will capture the spirit of Christmas with performances by
world famous soprano Hayley Westenra, London choir Fever
Pitch and festive readings from celebrities including
Californication and Truman Show star Natascha McElhone and
BAFTA nominated actor Phil Davis.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13495


CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT OASIS CHURCH WATERLOO
Friday 7 to Saturday 8 December
10am-3pm at Oasis Church Waterloo, 1a Kennington Road; free
A range of stalls selling seasonal gifts.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13492


LOWER MARSH CHRISTMAS MARKET
Friday 7 December
11am-3.30pm  at Lower Marsh; free
Designer-makers from Morley College will join retailers at a
special festive market in Waterloo. The five Morley College
stalls will offer a combination of textiles, ceramics,
jewellery and printmaking. The Morley College traders will
be joined by Waterloo retailers like Rivers' Remedies, South
Bank Cards and Assemble & Join. Community groups including
representatives from St John's Waterloo, who will sell
fairtrade products, will also be on the street. And regular
traders will add a festive flavour to their stalls during
the day. This special Christmas market is part of the
Waterloo 'Portas pilot'.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13493


WATERLOO GREEN WINTER FAIR
Friday 7 December
3.30pm-6.30pm  at Waterloo Millennium Green, Waterloo Road;
free
Free winter fun for all ages. Santa's Grotto, Community
Christmas Market, facepainter, make your own decorations for
the home, children's craft activities, music and sing along.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13494


DESIGN OVERTIME: SPARKLE THE DARK UP
Friday 7 December
6.30pm-10pm  at Design Museum,  Shad Thames; 11 (conc 7)
The festive season-themed late opening returns with a
stellar programme of activities: craft sparkling greetings
cards and tags or feature in your own e-card to satisfy
impending season's greetings needs, or hone your gift
wrapping skills and envelop your Design Museum Shop
purchases to a soundtrack of emotive festive melody.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13580


CHRISTMAS ORATORIO BY J S BACH
Friday 7 December
7.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; 12.50 in
advance, 15 on the door, students and children half-price
The Esterhazy Singers join forces with The Little Baroque
Company to present Bach's Christmas Oratorio sung in the
original language and with period instruments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13478


ICE CREAM AND MUSIC FLASHMOB
Saturday 8 December
8am-8pm (flashmob 3pm-4pm) at Gelateria 3BIS, Park Street
Italian gelateria 3BIS in Park Street is giving 50 per cent
of the day's takings to Borough Music School, a small local
charity providing musical education to Southwark children at
a subsidised price. To drum up (!) extra enthusiasm, the
children of Borough Music School will be at 3BIS in Borough
Market from 3pm-4pm. The school organising a #flashmob so
people can join in (with a tambourine, flute or just
clapping hands) to make some music, buy some ice cream and
support Borough Music School.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13634


ASC ERLANG HOUSE OPEN STUDIOS
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December
11am-5pm at ASC Erlang House, 128 Blackfriars Road; free
Visit painters, printmakers, sculptors, photographers,
craft-makers, collage, digital and live artists. Studios
arranged over nine floors with views across London.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13553


CHRISTMAS MARKET
Saturday 8 December
12pm-5pm  at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
The Friends of Southwark Cathedral annual Christmas market.
Stalls include cakes and sweets, hand-made decorations,
mulled wine and mince pies and much more.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13476


BOROUGH, BANKSIDE & WALWORTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Saturday 8 December
1pm at Walworth Academy,  Shorncliffe Road
Meeting for Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth, Faraday and
Newington wards. The theme is food: learn about healthy
eating, trading standards and environmental health. Meet Ch
Supt John Sutherland, Southwark police borough commander.
Plus an update on local regeneration schemes and the
Bankside Neighbourhood Plan.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/12846


LEARN THE SARDANA
Saturday 8 December
4pm-7pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
As Catalunya shares St George with England there are plans
for the Catalan dance called the Sardana to be performed
outside St George the Martyr Church in Borough High Street
on St George's Day next year. Anyone will be able to join
in, as they do in the Spanish region, but it helps to have
had some practise. The sessions are in the crypt which is
entered from the back of the church -walk down the piazza at
the side where the great event will happen in April.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13487


GKT MUSIC SOCIETY PRESENTS A JUBILEE CHRISTMAS
Saturday 8 December
7pm (doors open 6.30pm) at Southwark Cathedral,  London
Bridge; 12 (conc 7) on the door; 2 discount for advance
bookings
The Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Music Society is a
professionally conducted non-auditioned choir and orchestra
based at Guy's Hospital. Its members are students and staff
at King's College London and Guy's, King's and St Thomas'
Hospitals.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13480

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{ December issue of in SE1 }

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

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Technician, Vauxhall One Business Improvement District

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 }

* Three Desks to Rent, London Bridge, Paintings in Hospitals

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 }

* Waterloo Bar and Grill closed down
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164200
* Southwark Council using secret lie detector tests
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164303
* Squirrels
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164301
* Sports on Saturday
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164275
* Paying for Access
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164263
* Christmas lights on Waterloo Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164236
* Flooding SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164126
* Gertrude Lawrence - local girl
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164124
* Flasher on London Road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164107
* Use of a wet tile saw
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164370
* Structural Engineer?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164362
* Please help to make a new art work with Clare Twomey
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164335

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 }

* Small business accountant?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/164079
* Can we use your Franking machine?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/163874

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

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