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SE1 Direct 687

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 687

Monday 6 January 2014                         ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Looking to energise your career in 2014?
* 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 }

* An A to Z of SE1 in 2013
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* SE1 locals recognised in New Year's Honours list
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* Tower Bridge Road & Abbey Street junction plans revealed
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* Charles Dickens and Grange primary schools to expand
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* Maureen Johnston, tireless GMH Park campaigner, has died
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* Public asked to comment on London Bridge timetable changes
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* Low-level traffic lights for cyclists coming to CS7
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* Police ban beggars and shoplifters from Waterloo Station
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* Guy's & St Thomas' staff banned from smoking at hospitals
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{ Advert }

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{ What's on this week }

Thursday 9 to Thursday 30 January
Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm at Morley Gallery, King Edward Walk; free
A multimedia soundscape and photography exhibition responding to changes in the urban and social landscape of SE1. A culmination of Coin Street's heritage project to document changes to the urban and social landscape of London SE1. A month of activities celebrating and showcasing the Waterloo Sights & Sounds project. On top of the photography, sound and art exhibition, there is a programme of talks, walks, films and workshops lined up. Winners and entries for the street photography competition will be exhibited. Tell your stories about the area by contributing to an interactive illustrated map of the area.
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Thursday 9 January
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High Street; 2.50 (conc 1.50); reservations
London's statues and stones have stories stuck to them along with the chewing gum and pigeon poo. Tonight Scott Wood tells tales and dissects legends of the walking statue of Brandy Nan, insulting sculptures, sculptors driven to suicide by a mistake, Hitler's office for when he ruled London and as much more as he can squeeze in about London's legendary landscape. Urban legends may not be true but they tell do truths about out what people think and feel about the landscape and landmarks around them. Scott is the author of London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube, the author of the Fortean London column for Londonist co-organiser and host of the London Fortean Society and ran South East London Folklore Society for eight noisy and chaotic years. 
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Saturday 11 January
11am-4pm at Morley Gallery, King Edward Walk; free
If you have a story to tell about the local area then drop in during the day to make recordings which can be put on Soundcloud, adding to a growing archive. Part of the Waterloo Sights & Sounds programme.
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Saturday 11 January
Starts 2pm at Morley Gallery, King Edward Walk; free; booking essential 020 7021 1600, 07557 740442 or
You will be encouraged to re-acquaint yourself with the undervalued sense of hearing and concentrated listening on this one hour, guided sound walk around the locality to hear a 'ready-made' composition. Please wear comfortable, quiet-soled shoes and leave your cameras, recorders and phones at home. Led by Tansy Spinks, artist/sound artist/musician/lecturer. Part of the Waterloo Sights & Sounds programme.
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Sunday 12 January
12.30pm at London Bridge
The clergy and congregations of Southwark Cathedral and the church of St Magnus the Martyr, whose parish boundaries meet on London Bridge, process to the centre for a short service. This Thames tradition follows the Orthodox custom of hurling a cross into water as a symbol of Christ's baptism which is celebrated on the Sunday after the Epiphany. The annual London Bridge event, which draws on ancient customs, was established nine years ago at the initiative of Fr Philip Warner, parish priest at St Magnus.
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Monday 13 January
7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern,  Bankside; free to members
From a beautifully conceived film poem and an imaginative exploration of the lower Lea Valley the collaboration between electronic indie trio Saint Etienne and film maker Paul Kelly document London's ever-changing landscape. To join the Community Film Club, email or call 020 7401 5176. Membership is open to those living in Southwark and Lambeth.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Food and Beverage Assistant, Southwark Playhouse
* Course Organiser, Blackfriars Settlement
* Marketing Manager, Better Bankside
* Bar/Waiting Staff, The Laughing Gravy
* Office Administrator, Insideout


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Looking for office space (8 desks / office)


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Smoking at Guy's
* Service Charges - Opinions appreciated
* Unreasonable rent increase- advice much appreciated
* External carpentry work
* Trio Place
* NY Resolution - pilates
* Toy / Book donations?

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Wanted: space for small design studio


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