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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 758

Monday 18 May 2015                           ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* 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 }

* Win a family ticket to Adventures in Wonderland 
Details at: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/promotions/vaults/

* More filming for James Bond Spectre movie on River Thames
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8269

* The Cut to be shut to motor traffic for three weeks
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8267

* Southwark leader announces cabinet reshuffle
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8271

* New Southwark Mayor to raise funds for Guy's cancer centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8270

* Hotel Indigo plan for Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8263

* Val Shawcross won't seek re-election to London Assembly
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8266

* Bankside busking: borough adopts Boris's code of conduct
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8262

* Taxi drivers urged to switch off engines at Waterloo
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8261

* Peter Tatchell reacts to Bermondsey election result
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8256

* Bike commuters 'will use shortcut to avoid cycle route'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8265

* Model Lily Cole opens shop near London Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8264

* Spooks movie features SE1 locations
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8257

* Local senior citizens invited to tea at Ark Globe Academy
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8260

* National award for St Thomas' Hospital nurse Liz Browse
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8259

* VE Day theme for 'Beating the Bounds' custom
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8258

* Helen Firminger leaves Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8268

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{ What's on this week }

PUBLIC MEETING RE. GARDEN BRIDGE
Monday 18 May
7pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road
Meeting organised by opponents of the Garden Bridge project.
Join cultural commentators and specialists from the worlds
of architecture, engineering, horticulture, wildlife,
nature, politics, transport, cycling, and environment to
discuss the campaign to block the project.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17010


KIRKALDY'S UNIVERSAL TESTING MACHINE: A HIDDEN GEM IN
SOUTHWARK
Tuesday 19 May
6.30pm-7.30pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free
A talk exploring David Kirkaldy's materials testing machine.
Kirkaldy's testing works on Southwark Street set
international standards in testing materials which benefits
all our lives today. This talk explores the history of the
Victorian testing works and David Kirkaldy, the man behind
the machine.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/16994


DR BIKE WATERLOO
Wednesday 20 May
5pm-7.30pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo
Road; free
Bring your bike to Lambeth's team of professional mechanics
who will look it over and check tyres, brakes, gears etc. If
it needs fixing and they can do it in the allotted time they
will, free of charge. If there is a bigger problem they will
tell you what is wrong so you can take your bike to the
nearest independent bike shop and get it fixed there. The
event will also feature drivers from Veolia and FM Conway
with their HGVs talking to you about blind spots and how to
safely share the road with big vehicles.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/16862


"LOVER AND LASS" - FREE LUNCHTIME RECITAL
Thursday 21 May
1pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Free lunchtime recital of songs on a Shakespearean theme by
Quilter, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Cole Porter, Sullivan,
Bernstein and more. With Antonia Cviic (soprano), Stephen
Cviic (tenor) and Scilla Stewart (piano).
Light refreshments after the recital.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17032


GUIDED WALK: AMONG THE STREETS OF THE DEAD CITY
Thursday 21 May
2pm-4pm  at Waterloo Library, 114-118 Lower Marsh; free
For the 70th anniversary of VE Day Jon Newman leads a walk
through north Lambeth that tries to assess the post- war
destruction that confronted the borough in May 1945, the
grim austerity that awaited and what was to become of some
of those hugely damaged bomb sites. Meet outside Waterloo
Library at 2pm - finish Southbank Centre at 4pm. Part of the
Lambeth Readers' and Writers' Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17004


NATIONAL GARDENS SCHEME OPEN EVENING
Thursday 21 May
5.30pm-8pm  at Lambeth Palace,  Lambeth Palace Road; £6
(children free)
Lambeth Palace garden is one of the oldest and largest
private gardens in London. Site occupied by Archbishops of
Canterbury since end C12. Formal Courtyards with historic
White Marseilles fig planted in 1556. Parkland style garden
with mature trees, woodland and native planting, orchard and
pond. Also formal terrace, summer gravel border, scented
chapel garden and beehives.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/16858


SHAD THAMES STREETS PROJECT: DROP-IN WORKSHOP
Thursday 21 May
5.30pm-8.30pm  at Anderson Rose, Cardamom Building, 31F Shad
Thames
In response to feedback from local people living and working
in Shad Thames, Southwark Council is looking to improve the
streets and spaces in the area. This is the first of a
series of workshops inviting input from the local community
on what they think of the space as it currently operates,
what could be done to make it work better and to encourage
more residents, businesses and visitors to use and enjoy it.
Drop in and have your say on what you like; ideas for
improvements; public spaces; seating; trees; activities etc.
For further information please contact
Mandalina.stricevic@southwark.gov.uk
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17033


ART IN THE PARK PREVIEW EVENT
Friday 22 May
5pm-9pm  at Tyger Cafe, Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane;
free
Ahead of the re-opening of the Tyger Cafe, this art and
music event showcases the work of local artists Ed McFadden
and Mo Braithwaite. Ed's paintings are large, bold,
colourful abstracts, while Mo creates beautiful stained
glass pieces to hang in windows. There will also be a cash
bar and live acoustic music  from Bird Radio.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17031


ST GEORGE'S CIRCUS WALK WITH OLD MAPS
Saturday 23 May
11am; £10 (conc £8); book via oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk by 9am
on the day
Join Ken Titmuss for a walk with old maps exploring the
streets laid out across St George's Fields; a grand Georgian
scheme to connect roads that crossed the Thames. Upon closer
inspection you wil find some of the side streets were laid
out following the medieval field pattern. There are
fascinating buildings and institutions, some long gone.
Along the way you will encounter a Victorian woman who
pioneered good quality children's homes, a photographer
whose famous images appeared in Picture Post and the man who
ran the Dog and Duck, named for the shape of nearby ponds.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17029


BANKSIDE WALK WITH OLD MAPS
Sunday 24 May
11am; £10 (conc £8); book via oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk by 9am
on the day
Join Ken Titmuss for a walk with old maps exploring ancient
streets where once there were theatres, bear-baiting and
fish ponds. There are almshouses, hop Merchants and a
miraculous section of the Bishop of Winchester's Palace.
Along the way you will trace the sites of lost burial
grounds and walk the street laid out by Joseph Bazalgette.
You will encounter Hester Thrale, David Kirkaldy and William
Shakespeare.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17030


'TREE OR FALSE' WALKSHOP
Tuesday 26 May
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,  Lambeth
Road; free; booking essential at http://se1.info/1DHDB10
This walk follows the Ice Age Tree Trail in Geraldine Mary
Harmsworth Park - it is a fun and informative walk to
discover interesting facts about the trees, but with a
twist. Some facts may not be as truthful as they sound. Join
in to decide which is "tree or false" and see how much wool
can be pulled over your eyes. Sketch books will be supplied
to create your own personal memory of the event and field
guide to the trees. Ideal for all the family and for anyone
who enjoys trees and acknowledging their great beauty and
the gifts they offer to our world. A London Tree Week event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/16892

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Volunteering and Events Coordinator, BOST
* Bike Tour Guides, Tally Ho!
* Property search co-ordinator, The Goodlife Centre
* Freelance Management Consultants / Mentors / Coaches

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 }

* Fabulous office to let on the South Bank

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 }

* Planning consultant
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/193231
* Horsleydown Old Stairs
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/193196
* Caphe House closing
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/193180
* Jewellery found - Tanner Street, 8 May
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/193169
* Fibreglass waste
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/193168

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 }

* Business Premises Signage - Recommended Manufacturers
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/192556
* Handyman Required
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/192554

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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