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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 696

Monday 10 March 2014                          ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Achieve your spring fitness goals
* 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 }

* Reader offer: Save £6 on The A-Z of Mrs P musical tickets
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* Sainsbury's plans store at Great Dover Street hotel
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* Elephant & Castle and Waterloo roundabouts to be removed
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* C10 bus route reliability needs to improve, Mayor admits
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* St Thomas' Hospital A&E: work starts on £20 million revamp
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* Nine years in jail for Borough High Street armed robber
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* Waterloo 'Quietway' to be first of Mayor's new bike routes
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* Planners veto 7-storey tower opposite The Old Vic
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* 38 homes planned for former Esso garage in Old Kent Road
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* 'Save our homes': SE1 residents join City Hall protest
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* Southwark Cathedral hosts art installations during Lent
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* 'Ghost boat' cabin cruiser cast adrift on the Thames
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* Tate Modern visitor numbers fall
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* 2 years living behind scaffolding: residents protest
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* Lower Marsh's new Saturday market launches
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* Book launch marks start of Cathedral's WWI commemorations
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* Estate agents and bankers triumph in SE1 pancake races
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* Local estate agent sponsors Lower Marsh market stall
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{ Advert }

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in achieving normal day to day living.

Therapy room to hire
We have availability in our beautiful therapy room for the
right person to join our team. Contact Jane on the number
below. See pictures on our Facebook page

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Street. 020 7403 9988.

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Now taking bookings for late 2014

{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 11 March
10.30am-3pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road;
Do you want to go to university? An Access to Higher
Education Diploma could help you gain the skills, knowledge
and support needed to secure your university place. Come
along to the college's open day to find out more about
Access Diplomas, and to meet representatives from partner
universities. Advice and guidance will be available
throughout the day from Morley tutors and representatives
from London South Bank University, University of East
London, Birkbeck and Goldsmiths (both University of London).
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Tuesday 11 March
12.30pm-1.30pm  at Harris Lecture Theatre, Guy's Hospital,
Great Maze Pond; free; book at
Speakers: Dr Julie Keeble, Dr Fiona Russell and Professor
Sue Brain. Pharmacology is the science of drugs and their
effects on living systems. Our food contains very small
quantities of very interesting drugs in the form of spices,
such as chilli and wasabi. This talk will take a look at the
pharmacology of these spices from how their effects were
discovered to current research and their effects in disease.
Part of Feed Your Mind: the King's Festival of Food and
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Tuesday 11 March
6.30pm-9pm  at Weston Roof Pavilion, Royal Festival Hall,
Belvedere Road
All campaigners and carers for green places in Waterloo are
invited to this one-off Forum meeting to share ideas and
knowledge towards a schedule of key projects. This event is
organised by the Waterloo Open Spaces Partnership through
Waterloo Community Development Group, and Bankside Open
Spaces Trust, with funding from Lambeth Council via WaCoCo.
"Waterloo has an amazing richness of community-managed green
places, including Bernie Spain Gardens, Jubilee Gardens and
our own Waterloo Millennium Green, as well as part community
management at St John's Churchyard, Archbishop's Park,
Hatfields Green and Ufford Street," said Helen Firminger,
director of Bankside Open Spaces Trust "Coming together as a
group to see how we can make the most of our strengths has
got to be a first principle, long term security for all
green space is the vision." Michael Ball of WCDG added: "One
of the key issues we want to crack open is financial: the
revenue requirements all open space management generates,
the general fact that local government is not providing
revenue funding, and the observation that money doesn't grow
on trees."
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Tuesday 11 March
6.30pm-10.30pm  at 47/49 Tanner Street, 47-49 Tanner Street;
£5 from
Conspire is a regular event bringing together art, politics
and science - this month exploring the theme of 'Home'.
Expect to be surprised by the myriad of extremely different
interpretations of the word and the mixture of performance
mediums brought together for one night only. Themes include
the housing crisis, identity, migration, homelessness and
the family.
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Tuesday 11 March
7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm) at New Cut Housing
Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut; non-members £1
Symposium with various speakers. A Southwark & Lambeth
Archaeological Society event.
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Wednesday 12 March
4.30pm-7pm  outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57
Waterloo Road; free
Bring your bike along for a free check from one of Lambeth
Council's professional mechanics. They will be looking at
your brakes, tyres, gears and general roadworthiness of your
bike. If there is something they can quickly fix there and
then they will, otherwise they will advise you on what is
wrong so you can take it to a bike shop well-informed.
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Thursday 13 March
6pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Southbank Sinfonia performs Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto
and Beethoven's Symphony No.2.
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Thursday 13 March
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; £2.50 (conc £1.50); reservations
According to Katharine Briggs' 'Dictionary of Fairies' most
people know the proverb 'fairy folks are in old oaks' and
other people know that King Charles II famously hid in an
oak tree. This lecture will discuss the folklore of the tree
which is often considered to be a national emblem, and
include weather-lore, commemorating road victims and Robin
Hood. A South East London Folklore Society event.
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Friday 14 March
10am-4pm  at Unit 215/216, Elephant & Castle Shopping
Centre,  Elephant and Castle; free
Too busy to take up a regular volunteering role? Drop in to
Volunteer Centre Southwark to find out about online
micro-volunteering opportunities. You can micro-volunteer by
typing up pages of a book, contributing data about your
local weather, filling out petitions and surveys. Or you can
help to document the wildlife in your garden, spot new
planets and stars to aid the mapping of our universe, or
even attempt to spot a ghost or the Loch Ness Monster on
webcam, helping to support research and even perhaps provide
an answer to unsolved mysteries.
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Friday 14 March
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Lecture Theatre 1, Guy's Hospital, Great
Maze Pond; £10; book at
Working with King's gastroenterologists, Sam Bompas and
Harry Parr present a voyage to the center of the gut.
Following a short introduction on the medical practice of
endoscopy and gastroenterology the presenter will swallow a
SynMed pill-cam. This will stream footage from within as the
camera moves along the alimentary canal. The resulting
footage will be used to illustrate a volume of Memoirs of a
Stomach – an obscure 1852 diet book told from the
perspective of a stomach. The art book combining scans of
the volume with contemporary gastroenterological photography
will distributed through selected bookshops in October. Each
participant in the event will receive a copy of a book which
opens with the view from their own tongue. Part of Feed Your
Mind: the King's Festival of Food and Ideas.
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Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 March
10am-6pm at Hungerford Car Park,  Belvedere Road; £4
Vintage fashion, accessories and homeward traders operating
from the boots of the vintage vehicles alongside street food
wagons, musical performances and theatre.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Projects Officer, Pembroke House


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Stunning 1st Floor Office SE1, Recoules Estates


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Long Lane humming noise
* Council Tax Bill
* Great Suffolk Street club night revellers
* Lena Fox House hostel, Crimscott Street
* China Bowl in Hercules Road
* Hungry Bears
* Lent
* Southwark Council electoral register howler
* Subway opening in The Cut
* One Trinity Street Site
* Drinking Fountain in Tanner Street Park
* LSBU gym London Road - any feedback?
* Rough sleeping
* Hand car wash

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Office Needed - SE1


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