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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 861

Tuesday 30 May 2017                           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
* Local volunteering opportunities

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{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* Video: Vauxhall general election hustings @ Oasis Waterloo 
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/9226

* ITV plans 38-storey block of flats at South Bank studios
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/9225

* Review: Woyzeck at The Old Vic
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/9227

* Waterloo Festival starts this week
Info: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/groups/waterloo-festival

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{ What's on this week }

TWISTS & TRANSFORMATIONS: DICKENS' LONDON BOROUGH
Tuesday 30 May
5.30pm-12am  at Borough Underground Station,  Borough High
Street; £5; book at http://se1.info/2roFrmD 
Join CoolTan Arts for a guided walk exploring Dickens's
early childhood, revisiting early Victorian London south of
the river. By encountering the traumatic twists in Dickens's
early years, as he took his first tentative steps into this
new city of opportunity, your guide will reveal something of
his restless spirit, manifest in his compulsive
night-walking and his feelings of 'houselessness'.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18783


TREE OR FALSE?
Tuesday 30 May
6.15pm at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,  Lambeth Road;
free; book at http://se1.info/2rPZrPu
Reckon you know the facts from the fibs about trees &
nature? This is a fun and interactive walkshop which will
follow the park's "Ice Age Tree Trail" to bolster your
knowledge of interesting tree facts with a unique spin on
"true or false". All participants will be provided with a
unique make-your-own identification guide and learning
journal which will be used throughout the event. Funded by
the Woodland Trust for London Tree Week. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18784


LONDON FIRE BRIGADE MUSEUM FAMILY ACTIVITY DAY
Wednesday 31 May
10am-4pm  at The Workshop,  Lambeth High Street; free
Visitors can come and make a own mini animation video,
design a fire-mark or make a fire engine greeting card.
Ideal for children aged 3 and over - no need to book. Last
entry at 3.30pm.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18757


BANKSIDE'S PAST IN THE PRESENT EXHIBITION
Wednesday 31 May to Sunday 4 June
at gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street
Over the past four years residents and businesses in
Bankside have been developing a new vision for the Bankside
neighbourhood, which has been convened by Bankside
Neighbourhood Forum. Complementing the Bankside referendum
process is an exhibition of recent work by artist Adrian
Chappell and photographer George Nicholson.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18750


CARAVAN SHORTS
Wednesday 31 May to Friday 2 June
12 noon-2pm & 5pm-7pm at Flat Iron Square,  Union Street;
free; book a slot at
http://caravanshortsmerge.brownpapertickets.com
A 15-minute theatre production from a caravan, produced by
Robert Linde. Nine audience members at a time can experience
one of eight short dramas in this intimate and exciting
setting. The caravan will move locations throughout the
Bankside area over the course of the Merge Festival.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18778


LONDON HISTORY DAY TOUR AND WORKSHOPS
Wednesday 31 May
12pm-3pm  at Archive Studio, Royal Festival Hall,  Belvedere
Road; free
Southbank Centre's 'Patchwork of the Century' is a special
quilt made for the Festival of Britain in 1951. It is now on
permanent display in the Royal Festival Hall and is one of
the largest and most unique objects in the collection. The
Patchwork of the Century offers a creative insight into
British history and is an integral part of the Royal
Festival Hall's heritage. For London History Day, Southbank
Centre will be offering a special talk on Southbank Centre's
rich history and its 1950s roots. There will also be a
special tour of the grade I listed Royal Festival Hall, and
an opportunity to take part in a practical creative workshop
where you too can explore the craft of quilt making in
drop-in workshops. See the schedule of events.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18812


LONDON HISTORY DAY TALK AND TEST DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 31 May
6pm-8pm  at Kirkaldy Testing Museum, 99 Southwark Street;
Suggested donation £5 (£4 concessions). 
The fascinating story of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing
Machine will be celebrated in a special evening event for
London History Day. The event will be a chance to find out
more about the world's first independent commercial
materials testing house and the machine - at over 47-feet
long a true giant of London's story in every sense - where
many of the structures we take for granted today were
tested. See, smell and hear about Victorian ingenuity in
action. Enjoy a talk about the machine, then see it doing
what it does best, testing metal to destruction.
Refreshments will be available.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18807


HOURBANK STROLLING GROUP IN BOROUGH
Thursday 1 June
12.30pm at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street; t
Free lunchtime stroll tracing the sites of Borough's lost
prisons. Are you interested in getting some free, gentle
exercise with a small, friendly group of people? This will
be a circular walk passing by the locations of most of
Southwark's 5 old prisons, all in Borough. The group will
start from John Harvard Library, then via Borough Road,
cutting up to the river and then back down Borough High
Street. The walk will last approx. 45 mins at an easy pace -
with minimal steps and some road crossings. One of the
HOurBank members will lead this walk. If you can't make this
one, walks take place every first Thursday in the month.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18771


RUSH HOUR CONCERT: OPERA STRIPPED BACK
Thursday 1 June
6pm-7pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Free after-work concert with Southbank Sinfonia and rising
stars from the Royal Opera House, featuring Mozart, Verdi,
Tchaikovsky and more.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18528


BACH TO BABY
Friday 2 June
10.30am (coffee from 10am) at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey
Street; £10 (children free)
Classical music for babies & toddlers with local mother and
professional musician Miaomiao Yu.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18426


LAMBETH PALACE GARDEN OPEN DAY
Friday 2 June
12pm-3pm  at Lambeth Palace,  Lambeth Palace Road; £5
(proceeds to charity)
For the third year running, the Archbishop of Canterbury is
opening the gates of SE1's largest private garden once a
month during the summer. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be
available to purchase, together with plants from the garden,
Lambeth Palace honey and souvenirs. This month's charity
partner is Christian Aid.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18604


LUNCHTIME CONCERT: DUO EX LIBRIS
Friday 2 June
1pm at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; £5 from
http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/360645
Duo Ex Libris are Joseph Havlat and Thomas Ang, both
studying at the Royal Academy of Music. They perform
regularly around the UK and Australia, and specialise in
contemporary repertoire. ​ Programme includes works by
Boulez, Dutilleux and Ligeti.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18836


WRITING ON THE WALL: AN IMMERSIVE DAY OF ECO-POETRY
Saturday 3 June
10am-6pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; £20 from
http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/356979
Curated by Jay Ramsay, this event asks: can poetry save the
planet? The day includes workshops, music, talks, sharing
and a Rimbaud-Blake poetry walk. We will look at poetry as
sacred activism, the illusion of separation, eco-poetry and
more. Curated by Jay Ramsay, and featuring Peter Owen Jones,
Jeni Couzyn, Niall McDevitt, Caroline McCausland and the
Anam Cora singers, Nigel Shaw, Aidan Andrew Dun and many
other voices.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18846


THE GREAT GET TOGETHER BANKSIDE INFORMATION MEETING AND
LAUNCH OF EVENT PROGRAMME
Monday 5 June
6.30pm at Hilton London Bankside,  Great Suffolk Street
Come along to find out about Bankside Open Spaces Trust's
plans for the street party taking place on Sunday 18 June.
BOST will launch the event programme and reveal the bands
and entertainers lined up to perform as part of this
nationwide event inspired by Jo Cox. Organisers will also
provide details about the street closures and parking
suspensions (Union Street, Flat Iron Square, Redcross Way,
O'Meara Street and Ayres Street) taking place from the
evening of 17 June through to 18 June. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/18854

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Bankside Urban Gardener (maternity cover)
* Key-Holder / Office Administrator, Draper Hall
* Community Engagement Manager, Science Gallery London

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 }

* Rent an office where you can have a sign outside

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 }

* "Mama Mia: The Party" coming to Coin Street?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/211979
* Lost grey cat, Lynton road
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/211968
* Green wall Lafone Street
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/211937
 
To see all the current active forum topics, go to:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

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{ Local volunteering opportunities }

* Help to host an amazing street party, BOST
* Volunteer to assist in teaching dressmaking, tailoring 
and clothing alterations
* Beautiful Balin garden volunteer

See http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/volunteering/

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