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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 786
 
Monday 30 November 2015                       ISSN 1750-0656

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Elan Meeting Rooms
* 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 }

* Demolition threat pub to be included in conservation area
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8547

* B&Q Old Kent Road store could be forced to close
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8556

* 42 bus 'inadequate', 'unreliable', 'overcrowded'
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8555

* Blackfriars car alert was 'perfect storm' says top cop
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8554

* BBC to broadcast Midnight Mass from St George's Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8553

* Filming for 'A United Kingdom' in Waterloo streets
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8552

* Police officers rescue residents from Grange Road blaze
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8551

* Chancellor pledges £240k for Mary Seacole statue
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8550

* Waterloo councillor calls for free vote on Garden Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8549

* Agincourt song featured in Tower of London exhibition
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8548

* Dr Christian & Mayor of Lambeth promote HIV Testing Week
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8546

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{ Advert }

Elan Meeting Rooms is a newly refurbished meeting space in
SE1 suitable for Board meetings, Seminars, Meetings and
Workshops. 

We are conveniently located in Central London near London
Bridge Station, at Royal Oak Yard, just off 156 Bermondsey
Street.  The seminar room is very well located on the ground
floor, with direct access from the main entrance to the
building. The room is light and airy and well ventilated,
holding up to 12 people seated for boardroom style as well
as for seminar style and can be hired hourly, for a half 
or full day.

The room includes a 50 inch high definition flat screen TV 
to be used for projection. There is free wifi and plenty 
of cat5 and electrical points. There is flexibility with 
the table and chair arrangements to suit your requirements. 

Whether you are looking for somewhere to host a seminar or a
very professional space to present to clients, Elan meeting
rooms offer a variety of meeting options at very reasonable
prices.

Tea, coffee, beverages and catering for light lunches can be
ordered in from the nearby coffee shop upon request.   

£25 + VAT per hour, £90 + VAT for half day and for full
day £175 + VAT.

To book the meeting rooms, please contact us on 020 7403
1500 or e-mail bernadette.teuma@elanand.co.uk

Full address is Unit 3 Cedar Court 1 Royal Oak Yard London
SE1 3GA. (Off 156 Bermondsey Street)

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{ What's on this week }

COFFEE MORNING
Monday 30 November
10.30am-12.30pm  at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth
Street; free
Taster session for new members and volunteers. A chance to
come along and share your ideas and meet new friends. It is
for anyone over 50+ to come along, meet new people and share
ideas. If you have two hours to spare a week, Blackfriars
Settlement has plenty of volunteer opportunities. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17517


CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON - POTTERS FIELDS & HAY'S GALLERIA
Monday 30 November
4.30pm: Potters Fields Park - Christmas carols by
Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Primary Schools then lighting
of the trees. 
5.30pm: Riverside carol walk from Potters Fields Park along
the Queen's Walk to Hay's Galleria. 
6pm: Hay's Galleria - Carols, Christmas tree lighting and
festive refreshments.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17492


WESTMINSTER BRIDGE SOUTH TfL CONSULTATION
Tuesday 1 December
4pm-8pm  at Birdsong Corridor, St Thomas' Hospital,
Westminster Bridge Road
See, discuss and comment on TfL's proposals for the junction
of Westminster Bridge Road, York Road and Lambeth Palace
Road.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17486


CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS WITH GORGEOUS GARDENS
Tuesday 1 December
4.30pm-6pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108
Stamford Street; free
Come and make Christmas decorations out of willow and create
festive wreathes to take home at this session for all ages
with hot chocolate and mulled wine. All children must be
accompanied by an adult. For more information please contact
Natalie Mady on 020 7021 1600 or n.mady@coinstreet.org 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17507


BERMONDSEY & ROTHERHITHE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Wednesday 2 December
7pm at Links Community Centre, 353 Rotherhithe New Road,
SE16
Meeting for Grange, Riverside, South Bermondsey, Surrey
Docks, Rotherhithe and Livesey wards.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/16790


MECHANICAL DRAWING
Wednesday 2 December
7pm-9pm  at Kirkaldy Testing Museum, 99 Southwark Street;
Suggested donation £7 to cover a donation to the museum and
costs
A chance to draw in an unusual and historic Victorian
testing and experimenting workshop in a grade two listed
building in Southwark. The purpose built rooms still house
the equipment of the Kirkaldy Testing Works, including the
original testing machine. As well as the main machine, the
space contains lots of samples of test materials and other
interesting little engineering related objects. Please note:
This is not a taught workshop. Artists of all abilities are
welcome to come and sketch and if you're a beginner Tom will
be happy to give some pointers. We're hoping to hold some
taught classes in the New Year. Please bring your own
sketchbook and materials. For more info call Tom Pearce on
07816 052 751 To register for tickets (free, donation on the
door is optional) please visit:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2468766 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17533


BOROUGH MARKET CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON
Wednesday 2 December
Follows on from 5.30pm Christingle Service in Southwark
Cathedral
Best-selling authors Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley will turn
on 3,000 metres of sparkling lights that will bring to life
a series of decorations, wreaths and garlands to kick start
the festive season at Borough Market. The Hemsleys will join
traders and customers as they gather around Borough Market's
20ft Christmas tree in Middle Road where they'll hit the
switch in the spectacular setting, bathing the 1,000 year
old market in light. Borough Market traders Cartwright
Brothers will be serving mulled wine from 6pm whilst
Konditor & Cook will provide mince pies, available to
attendees on a first come, first served basis.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17522


FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Thursday 3 December
1pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Trinity Laban Flute Ensemble - pieces by David Heath. The
recital lasts approx 45 minutes, followed by light
refreshments and a chance to meet the artist. Audience
members are welcome to bring their lunch to eat during the
recital.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17494


LATE NIGHT SHOPPING
Thursday 3 December
11am-8pm  at Oxo Tower Wharf,  Barge House Street
Browse more than 25 independent design boutiques offering
unique gifts, homewares, fashion and accessories, while
enjoying live music, free festive treats and discounts. Free
entry and special offers at The London Illustration Fair
2015 and contemporary jewellery selling exhibition, Dazzle.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17532


BACH TO BABY CHRISTMAS CONCERT: THE FOUR SEASONS
Friday 4 December
10.30am at St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey Street; £10 or less
online, £12 adult on the door; children free
Bach to Baby is brought to you by award-winning concert
pianist and local mum Miaomiao Yu. 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.
This Christmas concert features Lucy Jeal, violin, Alexander
Somov, cello & Miaomiao Yu, piano. Programme includes
Vivaldi's 'Winter' and Piazzolla's Four Seasons - his
passionate tango tribute to Vivaldi's masterpiece. Plus some
favourite Christmas carols too.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17290


SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS MARKET
Friday 4 to Sunday 6 December
Fri 12 noon-8pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12 noon-5pm at Southwark
Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
Organised by the Friends of Southwark Cathedral, this year's
fair runs for three days and will feature a wide range of
handmade gifts, decorations and food and drink. Plus
children's trails and activities and Christmas-themed tours
of the cathedral.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17419


UNSETTLED ACCOUNTS: BOOK LAUNCH
Friday 4 December
7pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford Street
Tony Lucas - local writer and former rector of St George the
Martyr - is launching a new collection of his poetry -
'Unsettled Accounts' - published by Stairwell Books. At this
launch event there will be guest readers and maybe some
music. This is a major collection of Tony's work, gathering
together many pieces that have been magazines and
anthologies over the past decade or so. The book will be
available from the usual outlets - ISBN 978-1-939269-38-6.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17535


CHRISTMAS MARKET MADE WITH LOVE
Saturday 5 December
11am-5pm  at The Crypt, St George the Martyr,  Borough High
Street
Christmas market featuring artists, designers and local
crafters. Hand made gifts, clothes, toys , greetings cards,
homemade jam and chutney, food hamper , home decorations,
books and more. Now in its third year, the market is
organised by parents at the nearby London Christian School.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17418


WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL AT DRAPER ESTATE
Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 December
Sat 12 noon-7pm; Sun 12 noon-6pm at Draper Estate, Newington
Butts; free
Food, gifts, crafts and community stalls on the Draper
Estate at the heart of Elephant & Castle.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17454


CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 December
Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 1.30pm-4pm at Southwark Salvation Army, 1
Princess Street; free
Southwark Salvation Army Community Church is hosting its
first ever Christmas Tree Festival. The church promises a
colourful, imaginative and creative display of decorated
Christmas trees that bring to life scenes from the Bible.
The weekend open house is preceded on Friday 4 December with
an Advent Concert at 7.10pm. Concert admission is £3 (conc
£2; under-16s free) - or bring some canned goods for the
food bank instead.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17490


LONDON BRIDGE CITY 'ELPLESS ELVES TRAIL
Saturday 5 December
12 noon; 1pm; 2.15pm; 3.15pm & 4.15pm at Hay's Galleria,
Tooley Street; booking essential at http://se1.info/20UNeSQ
Father Christmas has lost his beloved elves! Some have
become lost in London whilst they made their way down from
Lapland and they need your help to find their way back to
Santa’s Workshop! Can you help him find them? Children and
adults alike can enjoy following the clues and meeting
characters along the way that will help them spot the lost
or hidden miniature elves in the area. But watch out, the
Elf Catcher is also on the look-out for them too, no doubt
wanting them as creatures for a darstadly evil elf prison!
So come help us find them before it’s too late! For ages
5-10.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17496


GABRIEL'S WHARF MAGICAL CHRISTMAS
Saturday 5 December
Shops open 11am-6pm  at Gabriel's Wharf,  Upper Ground; free
An afternoon of festive family fun at Gabriel's Wharf, a
collection of designer-maker shops on the South Bank.
Between 12 noon and 3pm Coin Street Community Builders will
be offering free craft activities for children: make a
Christmas tree decoration or a personalised Christmas card.
There will be live jazz with The Valentinos between 1pm and
4pm. The afternoon ends with carol singing by the National
Deaf Children's Society from 4pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17534


CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Saturday 5 December
12pm-5pm  at Oasis Farm Waterloo,  Carlisle Lane; free
An afternoon of carolling, food and fun on Waterloo's new
city farm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17500


ARCHITECTURE ON THE THAMES CENTRAL CHRISTMAS TOUR
Saturday 5 December
1pm at Festival Pier,  South Bank; £35.50 from
http://se1.info/1SEHve3
Open-City architecture boat tour led by Benedict O'Looney.
Departing from Festival Pier, the tour will first go
upstream to Nine Elms, taking in Battersea Power Station,
and Foster's Studio. Then downstream past Michael Hopkins's
imposing Portcullis House, iconic Somerset House (Sir
William Chambers/Dixon Jones), Renzo Piano's hulking Shard,
and underneath colourfully lit bridges including Tower
Bridge, where a new illumination to mark the 2012 Olympics
replaced the first significant illumination of 25 years. The
new vertical towers of the City tower above the lower
riverbank architecture creating a dramatic skyline from our
unique river perspective. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17511


OLIVE GROVE SE1
Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 December
performances 12 noon-2pm; exhibition 2.30pm-4.30pm at Hotel
Elephant, 23 Harper Road; exhibition free; performance
tickets £10 from http://se1.info/1X8du7t
Performing Architectures – Andreas Skourtis joined by
theatre director Konstantinos Ntellas, artist Panos
Andrianos, actress Christina Kapadocha and a team of
production assistants, invite you to visit a scenography-led
performance/installation simultaneously takes place and
builds at Hotel Elephant in London SE1, a flat in the same
block, and Andreas' olive grove in Greece. A real time
on-line projection, names on olive trees, an "in-progress"
installation on both "stages", olive oil dispensed: a
scenography of linked geographies and physical memories.
Andreas Skourtis is a practicing Scenographer, Architect,
and Lecturer in Scenography at the Royal Central School of
Speech and Drama. In the Prague Quadrennial 2011 he won a
Gold Medal for "Best Work in Theatre Architecture and
Performance Space". He lives in London SE1.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17512


MORLEY WINTER FAIR
Sunday 6 December
11am-3pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road;
free
The theme for this year's Winter Fair is Festivities Around
the World. Buy handmade gifts, sample tasty treats, get
creative with fun family activities and enjoy a programme of
live music and entertainment.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17362


CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT WITH JONATHAN AND DAVID DIMBLEBY
Monday 7 December
6.30pm-8pm followed by drinks reception at St Mary Magdalen,
Bermondsey Street; £10 from events@dimblebycancercare.org
Carol concert in aid of Dimbleby Cancer Care charity hosted
by David and Jonathan Dimbleby with special guests. Carols
will be led by the junior choir from Farringtons School,
Chislehurst.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17462

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Human Resources Assistant, Morley College
* Cleaner, Southwark Playhouse

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 }

* Office space in Bermondsey available
* Meeting Room Hire

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 }

* Petrol garages in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198527
* Ava Cafe
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198497
* Best broadband provider? House near Borough tube
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198479
* Borough Market Choir are Homeless - Can you help?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198405
* Total travel chaos around Elephant
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198379
* TBR area Traffic
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198374
* Tower Bridge Piazza / Courage Yard
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198343
* Carribbean restaurants/takeaways?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198314

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 }

* Spanish teacher required
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/198209
* Wanted: office for architects in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/196138

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

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