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SE1 Direct 631: Your Monday news and events briefing
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 631

Monday 10 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: Elan Meeting Room
* What's on this week
* 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 }

* 300 evacuated from Shard in emergency training exercise
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6481

* Dusty the kitten rescued by Southwark bin man
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6468

* End of South London Line: campaigners at London Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6480

* Cyclist seriously injured in Tanner Street collision
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6475

* Elephant & Castle Leisure Centre: demolition under way
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6478

* One The Elephant: Lend Lease names its first E&C scheme
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6463

* Southwark Council poised to buy its Tooley Street HQ
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6464

* Southwark's new carol premiered at cathedral tree lighting
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6476

* Steve Hollingshead's 2013 London calendar out now
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6482

* Sir Ranulph Fiennes leaves London for Antarctic mission
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6474

* Mayor confirms 2013 New Year fireworks at the London Eye
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6473

* 'Southwark is Home' theme for Globe community concert
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6479

* Dickens 200: work to start on Dog and pot sculpture
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6472

* Tabard Street stabbing: man charged with attempted murder
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6471

* Schoolgirls put MPs and peers to shame in consumer quiz
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6470

* Food, fighting, sex and theatre in Elizabethan Southwark
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6469

* Shakespeare's Local: George Inn's place in local history
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6467

* Man left with hearing impairment after taxi rank row
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6466

* Boris fails to adjudicate on Eileen House after 1 year
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6465

* Southwark councillors clash over mixed communities
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6462

* Bakerloo line extension back on the Southwark agenda
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6461

* St Modwen seeks JV partner for Elephant shopping centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6460

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{ Advert: Elan Meeting Room }

Elan Meeting Room is a newly furnished meeting space in SE1
suitable for coaching sessions, interviews, or meetings. It
is conveniently located in Central London near London Bridge
Station, at Royal Oak Yard, just off Bermondsey Street. The
meeting room is light and airy, holding up to 6 people, and
can be hired for a half or full day.

Whether you are looking for somewhere to host a meeting, or
a one to one, the Elan meeting room offers a variety of
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for a half day session and from £100.00 for a full day.
Should you require a projector and/or laptop, this can be
arranged at a small additional cost.

Please contact Elan and Co on 020 7403 1500 or e-mail
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{ What's on this week }

SCROOGE - A GHOST OF A CHANCE
Monday 10 December
6.30pm-7.30pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road;
free; limited spaces only
The combined choirs of Snowsfields, St Joseph's, Grange, St
Jude's Primary, Heber, Rotherhithe and Chesterton Primary
Schools - together with the Borough Music School choir -
perform this musical as part of local commemorations of the
bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens. Words by Colin
Baker and music by the famous children's composer Sheila
Wilson. Conducted by Jonathan Pix. There will be a small
number of standing places for members of the public
available at the door on the evening.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13616


AN EVENING OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND LOVING MEMORIES
Monday 10 December
6.30pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street
Join the British School of Osteopathy and distinguished
guests in celebrating Christmas and remembering loved ones.
Performers include the renowned acapella group the Treble
Makers and the Choir School. Mulled wine and mince pies to
follow the service.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13635


LUNCHTIME CAROL SERVICE
Tuesday 11 December
1.10pm-1.50pm  at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars
Road
Lunchtime carol service with the Portcullis Singers.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13499


THE ELECTRIC UNIVERSE: BANKSIDE CHRISTMAS LECTURE
Tuesday 11 December
6.30pm-7.30pm doors open 6pm at Bankside Community Space, 18
Great Guildford Street; donations welcome in aid of SE1
United youth charity
Deptford-based artist Paul Malone takes you on a unique and
controversial tour of the Universe.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13640


THESE SHERDS BELONG TO YOU AND ME: THE TIME CHEAM PROJECT
Tuesday 11 December
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; non-members £1
Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society presidential
lecture by Clive Orton - Emeritus Professor of Quantitative
Archaeology, UCL.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13257


AN EVENING OF CHEESE AT BOROUGH MARKET
Wednesday 12 December
4pm-8pm  at Green Market, Borough Market; free
Borough Market’s cheesemongers will be on hand to talk
about, sample and sell a range of fabulous cheeses. There
will also be hot cider, beer and wine available and advice
on how best to match your cheese. The evening promises a
global view of artisan cheeses, from Ardrahan to Valencay,
and will be a great opportunity to pick up tips, like how to
select the perfect Vacherin Mont D’Or just ripe for
spooning. For caseophiles wanting more from their cheese
buying experience this is a chance to talk to affineurs and
gain some fascinating insights into their craft.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13576


CAROLS FOR CLIC
Wednesday 12 December
6pm-7pm  at The Scoop at More London,  More London Riverside
More London and Making Music are inviting musicians and
singers from across every region. Come together for a joyful
massed celebration of voluntary music-making and help raise
awareness of the charity Clic Sargent. Everyone and anyone
is welcome to participate, as individuals or as groups.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13633


'WHAT MAKES BANKSIDE & BOROUGH SPECIAL?'  WORKSHOP
Wednesday 12 December
6.30pm-9pm  at Ability Media Centre, 56 Southwark Bridge
Road; RSVP 020 7525 5471 or respond by email to
planningpolicy@southwark.gov.uk
Southwark Council is preparing a character study for the
area in and around Bankside and Borough. The study will help
to inform planning policies for the area and the planning
policy team wants to hear your views at this workshop event.
Come along with photos of your street, a favourite view or
of any buildings, features and spaces that are meaningful
for you.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13641


SPRINGBOARD ROCKS AT CHRISTMAS
Wednesday 12 December
7pm-10pm  at Oasis Church Waterloo, 1a Kennington Road; £7
from http://springboardrocks.eventbrite.co.uk
Waterloo-based literacy charity Springboard for Children
presents a fundraising concert by Rock Choir, the largest
and most popular contemporary choir in the UK. The
150-strong choir performs a radical repertoire of pop,
gospel and Motown. Mulled wine and mince pies will be
served. All proceeds to Springboard for Children. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13471


MORE LONDON CHRISTMAS MARKET
Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 December
11am-5.30pm at More London Riverside, Tooley Street
A variety of gift stalls, craft stalls, indulgent treats and
hot food stalls. Featuring We Made London, a collective
dedicated to supporting the best of British designer-makers.
They will have around 20 stalls selling some of London's
best high end, hand made designer gifts - at affordable
prices. In addition there will be Christmas entertainment
and craft workshops.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13483


A MAGICAL MYSTICAL TOUR OF LONDON
Thursday 13 December
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; £2.50 (conc £1.50)
A virtual bus tour of London's sacred spots with the
opportunity to sing along, distract the driver and act up at
the back. Just like a real bus tour only with better bar and
toilet facilities. South East London Folklore Societry and
Chris Roberts of London Street Tours present an evening of
London-focused folk tales, pagan practise and wiccan
motoring.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13573


CAROL SERVICE WITH PRISONERS' FAMILIES AND FRIENDS SERVICE
Thursday 13 December
7pm at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street; donations
welcome
All welcome at this carol service organised by national
charity based in Trinity Street. Followed by refreshments
and sale of Christmas cakes and cards.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13631


PARKINSON'S UK CHRISTMAS CONCERT WITH JANE ASHER
Friday 14 December
7pm at St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road; £25 (members
£19; free for children under 12) from 020 7963 9319
BBC News presenter Jane Hill hosts a fundraising concert
featuring Wessex Male Choir, St George's Cathedral Choir, a
capella group The Few and classical soprano Emily Garland.
Jane Asher, president of Parkinson's UK, will deliver a
Christmas reading.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13528


OLD VIC THEATRE TOUR
Saturday 15 December
10.20am at The Old Vic, 103 The Cut; £3; booking required
020 7021 1600 or l.reynolds@coinstreet.org
Do you live or work in Lambeth or Southwark? If so, join
Coin Street Heritage Group for a special tour of The Old Vic
theatre. The tour, led by stage door manager Ned Seago, will
visit the auditorium, the stage door, front of house areas
and briefly outside the building. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13502


POP UP PANTO: SNOW WHITE AT THE OLD VIC
Saturday 15 December
10.30am at The Old Vic, 103 The Cut; £5 from
http://se1.info/THSTt8
An interactive pantomime with a modern day twist for family
audiences. Suitable for ages 5+. Pop-Up Panto is brought to
you by the award-winning Old Vic New Voices (OVNV), the
Education, Community and Talent arm of The Old Vic. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13637


WEST BERMONDSEY WALK WITH OLD MAPS
Saturday 15 December
11am; £8 (conc £6); email oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk to book
Join Ken Titmuss for a walk with old maps exploring the
one-time leather capital of the world. Amongst tanners and
fell-mongers you will find find a 200 year old watch-house
and some fine 17th century houses. There is a lost burial
ground, an unlikely use for part of St Olave's tower and an
old map unlocks the secret life of a Victorian smithy.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13636


CHARITY CHRISTMAS AUCTION
Saturday 15 December
11am-9pm  at Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames
Anise Gallery presents a silent auction in aid of Article
25. The auction will be a culmination of this year's work,
showcasing pieces from past, present and future artists
providing a fantastic opportunity for everyone to buy a
unique, original piece of art work and help raise funds for
a worthwhile charity. Festive treats will be served all day
and into the evening. Anise Gallery staff will be on hand to
talk you through the art work on offer. Winning bids will be
notified the following day. All work will be available to
view at the gallery from Wednesday 12 December. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13642


FIRST CAPITAL CONNECT SANTA SPECIAL TRAIN
Saturday 15 December
Father Christmas is travelling from Bedford to Brighton and
back on a First Capital Connect train. Santa will be
accompanied by his elves and helpers. Children travelling on
the train can look forward to receiving free gifts from
Santa and enjoying free entertainment from travelling face
painters, balloon artists and perhaps a magician or two.
Members of the Rotary Club of St Albans Verulamium will be
on board the train collecting for charity throughout the
journey. The eight-carriage train is a scheduled service and
will leave Bedford at 10.10am. The southbound train calls at
Blackfriars at 11.20am and London Bridge at 11.27am.
Northbound, the train is scheduled to stop at London Bridge
at 1.45pm and Blackfriars at 1.54pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13644


CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Saturday 15 December
12pm-3pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street
Celebrate Christmas and help to raise money for new outdoor
play equipment for Coin Street family and children's centre.
Visit Father Christmas and receive a small gift. There will
be refreshments for sale and a variety of stalls including
cakes, arts and crafts, nearly new and more. Try your luck
at our tombola and raffle and enjoy festive music, including
an a cappella choir from 2pm to 3pm. Tickets £2 per child
available in advance at Coin Street neighbourhood centre or
£3 on the door. The ticket price includes the gift from
Santa. Adults go free.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13630


ORGAN RECITAL BY NORMAN HARPER: LA NATIVITE DU SEIGNEUR
Saturday 15 December
1.15pm at St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road; free
Norman Harper will perform La Nativite du Seigneur, a set of
Christmas meditations by the French composer Olivier
Messiaen. The programme will last just under an hour. Jeremy
de Satgé will introduce the music with appropriate verses of
scripture.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13338


SING WITH LINN
Saturday 15 December
1.30pm-4.30pm  at St Andrew's Short Street,  Short Street;
£15 - to book call 07957 294444 or houghcaroline@hotmail.com
Informal Christmas carol workshop. Folk carols from Britain
and abroad, grace note singing (as used in psalms). Great
fun and suitable for all ages.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13496


BOROUGH MUSIC SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Saturday 15 December
3pm-4pm  at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; £10 (child
£5; conc £7.50) from admin@boroughmusicschool.org
Featuring: the String Band, Brass Band, Wind Band, Guitar
Band, Percussion Band and Choir. A festive selection from A
Renaissance Anthology, Mozart and Beethoven to Rodgers and
Hammerstein, The Carpenters, and even some toe-tapping
blues. All funds go to support Borough Music School, a local
charity providing high-quality musical education at a
subsidised cost for children in Southwark.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13560


CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 16 December
5.30pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road
Followed by mince pies and mulled wine.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13562


INFORMAL CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 16 December
6pm at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road
Informal parish Christmas carol service.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13500


CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Sunday 16 December
6.30pm at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey Street
Service of lessons and carols for all the family, followed
by mince pies and mulled wine. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13643


CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Sunday 16 December
6.30pm at Oasis Church Waterloo, 1a Kennington Road
Traditional Christmas carols for the whole community in a
beautiful candlelit atmosphere. Featuring the Oasis Waterloo
Community Choir.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13619


MAYOR OF LONDON'S CAROL SERVICE
Monday 17 December
7pm (doors open 6.15pm) at Southwark Cathedral, London
Bridge
Londoners are invited to join City Hall staff and
representatives from businesses, community organisations and
faith groups at this Christmas celebration. There will be a
selection of congregational carols, a variety of Bible and
secular readings as well as music performed by guest choirs.
To be sure of a seat, members of the congregation are
advised to arrive early.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13508

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{ Local job vacancies }

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 }

* Which SE1 pub is your local?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164406
* Solicitor recommendation for leasehold dispute
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/164656
* BBC Radio 5 Live - Reception
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164649
* A guy with motorbike -the snatcher
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164647
* New Years Eve...
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164640
* Shiny red helicopter above SE1 on Saturday
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164636
* Branch of Paul opening at Blue Fin Building
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164562
* If it happened tomorrow how would you fare?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164560
* A heads up if you like kraftwerk
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164525
* Noise disturbances
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164496
* Framing a football shirt
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164463
* For Pedestrians and Cyclists
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164436
* Southwark councillors clash over mixed communities
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/164412
    
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 }

* Kitchen Space Needed!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/164635
* Office required for 6 - 8 people in London Bridge area
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/164497
* 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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