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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 788
 
Monday 14 December 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 & Co Accountants - your Local Accountants
* 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 }
 
* Royal Mail blames roadworks and sickness for SE1 problems
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8570

* Bakerloo line extension: TfL favours Old Kent Road route
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8569

* Peace sculpture created from trunk of diseased plane tree
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8568

* Vintage buses return to route 159 for one day only
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8567

* Local photographer launches 2016 London calendar
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8571

* Architects devise South Bank ice rink concept
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8566

* Vanessa Feltz joins Dimbleby brothers for carol concert
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/8565

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{ Advert: Elan & Co Accountants - your Local Accountants }

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* You are a company director 
* You have large amounts of savings or investment income 
* You have untaxed savings or investment income 
* You own land or property that is being let 
* Your household receives Child Benefit
* You have income from overseas  
* You have sold or given an asset away (such as a holiday
home or some shares) 
* You've lived or worked abroad or aren't domiciled in the
UK 

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* Calculate your tax liability 
* File the return online 
* Liaise with you on the amounts to be paid and when they
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1500, email at info@elanand.co.uk or visit our website
http://www.elantax.com

Full address: Unit 3 Cedar Court, 1 Royal Oak Yard SE1 3GA 

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{ What's on this week }

POLYPHONY DOWN THE PUB
Monday 14 December
7pm at The Horse & Stables, 122-124 Westminster Bridge Road
Singing/socialising event - a pub 'jam session' but instead
of playing folk music or jazz, people turn up to sing a
cappella masterpieces from the 16th century by Byrd,
Victoria and others. Anyone who can read music and wants to
take part should download the sheet music from the PDtP
website; anyone who doesn't read music is still welcome to
come along and listen. No audition, no rehearsal, no
performance; just people in a pub making music. This is the
final event of 2015 and will include some of the finest
Renaissance choral music written for the Christmas season.
There will be a collection on behalf of the Royal Voluntary
Service on the night, with a suggested donation of 5. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17571


CONNECT CAROL CONCERT
Tuesday 15 December
6pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free;
donations welcome
SE1-based charity Connect (the communications disability
network) presents its annual carol concert in association
with London Bridge Hospital and the London Stroke Choir.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17541


CAROL CONCERT
Tuesday 15 December
7pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; 18.76 from
http://ftmcarols.eventbrite.com 
The programme includes an array of popular sing-along
carols, performances from the Quorum choir and readings from
special guest speakers. Money raised from the evening will
go directly to Feed the Minds who are transforming lives
through education projects in some of the world's poorest
communities.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17465


BIG ISSUE CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Wednesday 16 December
7pm-9pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; 10
(family 25) from http://se1.info/1PYwjK6
A concert of modern and traditional Christmas carols and
songs with the Adam Street Singers and other London based
choirs. All proceeds from the night go to the Big Issue
Foundation to help support vendors on their journeys away
from homelessness.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17524


WALWORTH THROUGH THE AGES - GUIDED WALK 
Thursday 17 December
11.30am at East Street Library, 168-170 Old Kent Road; free
Join CoolTan Arts CoolWalks on a free guided walk to explore
Walworth through the ages, learning about the area's history
and evolution over time. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/16599


CATHEDRAL SING-IN
Thursday 17 December
12.45pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Sing carols and traditional Christmas songs. A celebration
for the whole community.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17562


CHRISTMAS FAIR: CATHEDRAL SCHOOL
Thursday 17 December
1pm-5pm  at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; free
The Cathedral School's annual Christmas Fair organised by
the Parent Forum is in a marquee by the riverside behind the
cathedral. Activities, food, crafts and school choir. Flying
visit by Father Christmas.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17574


CHRISTMAS ORGAN RECITAL
Saturday 19 December
11am at St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road
Given by Norman Harper - including Messiaen's "La Nativite
du Seigneur".
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17384


BERMONDSEY WALK WITH OLD MAPS
Saturday 19 December
11am; book by emailing oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk before 9am on
the day
Join Ken Titmuss for a walk with old maps exploring the
one-time leather-making district. Among the warehouses you
will find 17th century houses and a Victorian smithy. See
how Bermondsey Council's Beautification Committee
transformed the Workhouse site. Beyond the old Watch House,
Ken will help you find traces of Bermondsey Abbey in
unexpected places.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17542


CHRISTMAS EVENTS AT ELEPHANT SHOPPING CENTRE
Saturday 19 December
12pm-4pm  at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre; free
Anna, Elsa and Olaf from 'Frozen' will be making personal
appearances and giving out free gifts. There will be a
Christmas cracker-making workshop for children. Mrs Claus
will be handing out free mince pies.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17578


CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Sunday 20 December
6.30pm at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey Street
Service of Lessons and Carols for all the family, followed
by mince pies and mulled wine. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17553


CATHEDRAL CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 20 December
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Traditional pattern of Lessons and Carols. Come and take
part in a traditional preparation for the joys of Christmas.
No tickets required. (NB there is another carol service on
Tuesday evening.)
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17560


CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 20 December
6.30pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street
Festive carol service followed by mulled wine and mince
pies. The Godwine Choir will be performing during the
service. The service will also include a Children's Pageant
performed by local children. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17563


CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 20 December
5pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road
Followed by mince pies and mulled wine.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17564


WONDER@CHRISTMAS
Sunday 20 December
5pm at Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road
A quiet and prayerful service of reflections, poetry,
readings and carols.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/17565

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Hall Keyholder, Draper Residents Association

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 }

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 }

* Christmas trees at the Fruit Tree
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198947
* Mobile Hair Dresser
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198844
* Long Lane Pavements
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198826
* Late Night Bars in SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198788
* Cash and carry SE1
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198786
* Private Room in a Pub
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198780
* Mint Street Adventure Playground - funding cuts
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/198761

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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