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SE1 Direct 640: Pancakes, poetry and Chinese New Year
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 640

Monday 11 February 2013                       ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Fulcher Edwards Ltd Electrical Services
* 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 }

* 'Gagarin Square' space rocket tower prepares for blast-off
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6615

* London Road: "shoddy" shack must go, says inspector
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6614

* Borough Market enters "next era" as historic hall reopens
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6610

* Charles Dickens' great-great-grandson unveils Dog and Pot
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6604

* E&C: council accidentally publishes secret Heygate deal
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6595

* Shard tickets "too expensive", says Renzo Piano
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6601

* Competition: win tickets to Roxy Bar & Screen Oscar Night
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/promotions/roxy/

* Simon Hughes & Peter Tatchell share platform 30 years on
  from 1983 Bermondsey by-election
Read more and watch video at: http://www.se16.com/?p=903

* Student housing plan for Lambeth Road coach park
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6616

* Duke of York visits The Fire Station in Tooley Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6613

* Paul McKeever memorial service at Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6612

* Eileen House developer hits back at nightclub claims
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6609

* New Kent Road: ITV seeks Ada Lewis House stories
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6608

* Bricks thrown through windows: cops step up night patrols
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6607

* Six-month trial for 20 mph limit at Waterloo junction
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6596

* Cornwall Club: councillor calls for clean-up of eyesore
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6617

* Jail for bike thief caught in London Bridge operation
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6606

* ASBO bans notorious illegal trader from South Bank
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6605

* Build new primary school in Mandela Way, say Lib Dems
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6611

* Six developers compete to build Elephant skyscraper
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6603

* Waterloo International Terminal: further delays
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6602

* St Philip's Avondale Square celebrates 50th anniversary
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6599

* National Theatre revamp gets £2.5m from Lotto fund
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6598

* Review: Feast at the Young Vic 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/6618

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{ What's on this week }

BETTER BANKSIDE PANCAKE DAY RACE
Tuesday 12 February
12pm-2pm (races 12.30pm) at Borough Market; free
Members of the Bankside business community will be showing
off their pancake-tossing skills. Money raised in the race
will be given to Paintings in Hospitals, a local charity
that lends original works of art to hospitals, hospices and
other healthcare facilities throughout the UK. The Dean of
Southwark Cathedral will begin the race and all are welcome
to come along, support their teams and enjoy the live music.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13740


THE FLIPPING MARVELLOUS SE1 CHARITY PANCAKE RACE
Tuesday 12 February
12.30pm-2pm  at The Scoop at More London; free; 
Participating businesses are requested to make a £20 
donation
A Team London Bridge and London Bubble Theatre initiative in
aid of LB+, a creative training programme for young people.
The invitation to businesses is to enter 3 people skilled in
hunting, gathering and flipping for a race which will
involve the traditional flip off and race but also include a
treasure hunt. A young person from London Bubble Theatre's
LB+ programme will be attached to each SE1 business team, as
part of the programme's aim to develop an innovative model
of corporate engagement. Teams will be required to find the
pancake ingredients in an artistically curated treasure
hunt, before tossing their way to the finishing line, in a
relay style. Businesses should email
maria@londonbubble.org.uk to register a team.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13873


THE ELECTRIC UNIVERSE: ARTIST'S TALK IN AID OF SE1 UNITED
Tuesday 12 February
6pm (doors open 5.30pm) at Bankside Community Space, 18
Great Guildford Street; free; RSVP
plasmatalk@paulmalone.co.uk; donations to SE1 United youth
charity
Venturing forth from where Professor Jim Al Khalili's 'Shock
and Awe' (BBC) left off, Deptford-based artist Paul Malone
takes you on a unique and controversial tour of the
Universe. Originally devised to introduce artists and
designers to the wide range of forms inherent in plasma
structures, this talk follows contemporary speculations into
the role that electro-dynamics play in the morphologies of
objects that we see in modern astronomy. Refreshments
available.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13840


THE GUY'S HOSPITAL ROMAN BOAT: TO LIFT OR NOT TO LIFT?
Tuesday 12 February
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; non-members £1
In 1958 the remains of a Roman boat were discovered
underneath Guy's Hospital. The boat, which remains in situ,
is now a scheduled ancient monument. Plans for a new cancer
treatment centre to be build close to the boat have prompted
a reappraisal of the wreck's future. Lecture by Jane Sidell,
the English Heritage inspector responsible for monitoring
the site.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13259


VOLUNTEER PASSPORT: FOR BME ARTS & CULTURE VOLUNTEERS
Wednesday 13 February
6pm-8pm at Bermondsey Project, 46 Willow Walk; free
Recruitment and training event as part of a scheme to
increase the number of black and ethnic minority volunteers
in the arts and cultural sector in Southwark and Lambeth.
The Volunteer Passport aims to provide volunteers living in
Southwark and Lambeth with a package of support whilst
promoting diversity within the borough's arts and cultural
venues.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13827


RHYME AND REASON 4: SOUTHWARK LIBRARIES POETRY FESTIVAL
Thursday 14 February
10am-5pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
free
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a poem chosen from the
library's Eros catalogue. Staff will print your poem on
parchment paper and tie it with a red ribbon to make a
romantic gift. Have you ever felt the urge to tell the whole
world your favourite poem? Have you written your own poetry
that you'd like to share with others? Come along to the
Poetry Platform between 10am and 5pm - hosted by acclaimed
poet and storyteller Sandra Agard - and take the plunge.
You'll be joined by library staff and visitors of all ages
sharing their favourite poems. Spread the Word works with
London writers at all stages of their careers, encouraging
new and original voices in poetry, fiction, scriptwriting
and other genres. Whatever level your current writing,
whether published or unpublished, why not come along for a
free drop in session (11am-4pm) to discuss your work. There
will also be a writing table where you can write some of
your own material on the day.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13821


ACUPUNCTURE OPEN DAY AND CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Thursday 14 February
6pm-8pm  at K2 building,  Keywoth Street; free; book at
http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/studyacupuncture
London South Bank University (LSBU) and the Confucius
Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CITCM) are
inviting the local community to come celebrate the Chinese
New Year in style and find out more about the BSc (Hons)
Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture programme. This free event is
not only for people who want to find out more about LSBU's
Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture programme – everyone who is
curious about traditional Chinese culture is welcome to
attend. Throughout the evening, attendees will have the
opportunity to enjoy a Tui na massage, experience
demonstrations of Chinese Calligraphy and take part in a
Chinese Tea Ceremony. The evening will also feature a
presentation by the Confucius Institute of Traditional
Chinese Medicine (CTCIM) and a practical Acupuncture
demonstration of needling techniques, as well as a tour of
the Acupuncture Clinic and health facilities on campus.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13878


CITY OF SIN: LONDON AND ITS VICES: CATHARINE ARNOLD
Thursday 14 February
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; £2.50 (conc £1.50)
Popular historian Catharine Arnold talks about the city's
relationship with vice through the ages, from the bath
houses and brothels of Roman London to the stews and molly
houses of the 17th and 18th centuries and beyond. A South
East London Folklore Society event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13807


TONY OURSLER: THE INFLUENCE MACHINE AT TATE MODERN
Friday 15 to Tuesday 19 February
Fri/Sat/Mon/Tue 6pm-10pm at River landscape, Tate Modern,
Bankside; free
Ghostly presences will haunt the winter landscape around
Tate Modern in an other-worldly installation by American
artist Tony Oursler. The work consists of monologues
performed by several ethereal figures which will be
projected onto trees, walls and clouds of smoke around Tate
Modern's riverside landscape. Key names from media history
are referenced, such as Kate Fox, purveyor of the spiritual
telegraph, television pioneer John Logie Baird and Etienne
Gaspard Robertson, who used automatons and magic lanterns to
create pre-cinematic performances in a Paris crypt in 1763.
The haunting soundtrack, played on a glass harmonica, was
composed by musician and expanded cinema pioneer Tony Conrad
in collaboration with Oursler. These elements combine to
create a fractured multimedia world of spectres, sounds and
light.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13848


COIN STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD FILM CLUB
Friday 15 February
7pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street; £4
An exciting selection of recent short films from the London
Short Film Festival and elsewhere. Some of the filmmakers
are hoping to join the club for the evening. Films include
Driftwood by James Webber, The Curse by Fyzal Boulifa,
Waking at Dawn by Onyinye Egenti, Glitter and Storm by
Rebecca Marshall and Notes on Blindness by James Spinney and
Peter Middleton.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13877


LONDON CHILDREN'S BOOKSWAP
Saturday 16 February
12pm-2pm  at CLPE,  Webber Street; free
Parents and children are welcome to drop in between and swap
a book from a huge selection of children’s books. Stay to
listen to a story or take part in a fun activity. The London
Children's Bookswap is free and open to all.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13875


LONDON CHILDREN'S BOOKSWAP
Saturday 16 February
1pm-4.30pm  at Level 2 Central Bar, Royal Festival Hall;
free
Take part in a giant bookswap: a chance to bring along your
old books and get lots of great new stories to share with
each other. Drop in at any time.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/13876

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Night-time Security Guard
* Caretaker
* Occasional driver/carer
* Cook, Southwark Irish Pensioners Project
* Assistant Premises Manager, 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 available in Walworth SE17

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 }

* Tesco Tooley Street New Tills
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/167249
* Why do so many SE1 cats leave home?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/167235
* Richard III at the Rose Theatre
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/167347
* Noise pollution from Guy's Hospital
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/167342
* Mosaic Wall planning permission
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/167316
* Nightclub register
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/167312
* Valentines Pub Hoardings (Long Lane)
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/167306
* SE1 Charity Work
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/167302
* Lost Cat Bermondsey Street area
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/167212
* Advanced Dental Practice Bermondsey Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/167194
* Recliner chair repair
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/167182

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 }

* Waste Management/Rubbish Disposal
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/167277
* Small Office Required
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/167093

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

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