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SE1 Direct 676: your Monday local news and events briefing

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 676

Monday 21 October 2013                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Language Classes in SE1
* 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


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* New plans for Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre 'by Xmas'
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* Southwark reveals 2nd batch of sites for new council homes
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* Pictures: Apple Day at Borough Market
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* Council delays decision on sale of Styles House homes 
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* On-site affordable housing removed from riverside scheme
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* Marlin Apartments wins approval for 'flagship' apart-hotel
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* SE1 joins 'prime' central London property market
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* 15 million funding boost for Guy's Hospital cancer centre
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* Lord Palumbo of Southwark: nightclub owner chooses title
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* Bankside Open Spaces Trust celebrates awards success
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* Young traders sell their harvest produce at Borough Market
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* St Jude's pupils meet Anneka Rice at Waterloo Station
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* Rufus Norris named as next National Theatre director
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{ Advert: Language Classes in SE1  }

New sessions Starting January 2014
See website for details
French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Portuguese

A series of language courses will be running from January
for ten weeks and will be held  on Tuesdays  near Moorgate
and on Thursdays at More London (near London Bridge).
Courses are open to beginners, intermediate and advanced
speakers of French, Spanish and Italian as well as beginners
of Portuguese and German.The price  will range from 130 for
returning students to 160 for new students.

Please contact

Get your ad here:
Now taking bookings for 2014`

{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 22 October
7.30pm-9pm  at The Bridge House, 218 Tower Bridge Road
Open meeting of the residents' associrtion which covers the
area bounded by Tower Bridge in the west and Mill Street in
the east, extending south to Tooley Street.
1.  STRA News Roundup
2.  Social Events & Financial Statement 
3.  Shad Thames area management and partnership - Draft Plan
4.  Neighbourhood Plan
5.  Discuss local issues with your local Riverside Ward
Info & map:

Wednesday 23 October
10.30am (coffee from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey
Street; 10 (children free)
Featuring Miaomiao Yu (piano). Hop on board for flights of
fantasy with the greatest composers of the classical world.
Featuring Olivia Jeremias, 'cello & Miaomiao Yu, piano
Prepare yourself to be transported into the brave new world
of retrospection as you explore music of 20th Century
composers seeking inspiration from bygone eras. Bach to Baby
is brought to you by award-winning concert pianist and local
mum Miaomiao Yu. Studies show classical music can bring
tremendous benefits to young children, but the idea is
simply to bring adults and kids of all ages together for a
lively morning of music. Suitable for both under 5s and
under 95s
Info & map:

Wednesday 23 October
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors planning
and development issues in Waterloo. Learn about development
plans for the Hungerford Car Park next to Jubilee Gardens,
The Old Vic theatre and the Llewellyn Alexander Fine
Paintings site. Hear from the architects and developers and
help to shape the community's response.
Info & map:

Thursday 24 October
7pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street
Regular meeting for South Bank and Waterloo residents
convened by Kate Hoey MP and Simon Hughes MP. Agenda
includes news about the Garden Bridge project, The Old Vic
theatre's restoration project, the South Bank and Waterloo
neighbourhood plan and the Rambert community programme, as
well as concerns about gambling on Westminster Bridge.
Info & map:

Saturday 26 October
1.15pm at St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road; free;
retiring collection
Recital by Jonathan Rennert, director of music at St
Michael's, Cornhill 
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Saturday 26 October
2pm-5pm  at Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road;
free; book on 020 7091 9650
Have you ever wondered about the contents of the mysterious
silver box that sits on Elephant & Castle's north
roundabout? In one of three performances, artist Mark Wayman
(2pm) leads a tour around the box, offering alternative
histories and rumours about its purpose (2pm). At Siobhan
Davies Studios, Adam James (3.30pm) creates a roleplay
influenced by playground games, with two confrontational
groups exploring what makes an outsider, while Adrian Lee
(4pm) deconstructs the way a YouTube preacher manipulates
his audience's emotions.. This collection of works by
leading performance artists is part of Fort-Da, and Siobhan
Davies Dance's Performance Season.
Info & map:

Saturday 26 October
4pm-10pm  at Bermondsey Square,  Bermondsey Square
Family Halloween activities will take place between 4pm-6pm
including apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, face painting and
storytelling with Vanessa Woolf at 5pm. Hot jacket potatoes
with a variety of fillings and mulled wine by the Bermondsey
Square Hotel will be available while the Shortwave Cinema
will host a fancy dress party  prizes will be given out for
best costumes. At 8pm, storyteller Nigel will be sharing his
spooky stories on a Ghost Walk around Bermondsey and
restaurant Del'Aziz will also have offers available.
Info & map:

Monday 28 to Thursday 31 October
7pm (meet 6.45pm) at Tabard Street piazza,  Tabard Street;
Mon-Wed 8 (conc 7); Thu 10 + booking fee (online booking
Local writer-performer John Constable's Halloween Walks
combine ghost stories, folk-tales and other supernatural
happenings with performances from his own work inspired by
an encounterwith a Winchester Goose, a medieval sex worker
licensed by a Bishop. Featuring haunted pubs, a Borough
magician, a female gladiator, a haunted mirror, the
spookiest stretch of the Thames, and the strange but true
tale of Cross Bones Graveyard.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Advice worker, Waterloo Action Centre
* Data Entry, Kynis Courier Systems
* Accountant (Property Management)


Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only 9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk Space and Office Space - short term and long term


Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Grange Pub - anyone want to form a co-operative?
* Marshalsea Road in the 70s
* Mysterious Sound on Saturday morning
* Fly-tipping near Mint Street Park
* New to Bermondsey!
* Fuel prices
* Charity Clothing Donations
* Glasshill Street in 1955
* Looking for a local photographer for professional photos

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Office cleaner wanted


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