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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 329

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Monday 26 February 2007                       ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: The Traditional Acupuncture Centre
* What's on this week
* Offer: 10 for a two course meal at Hara The Circle Bar
* Situations Vacant - 4 local jobs this week
* Arts reviews from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside


[ Local news & features from the London SE1 website ]

Remember you don't have to wait till SE1 Direct drops into
your mailbox to get a local news fix. The London SE1 website
offers the latest news throughout the week. You can also see
the news on a map:

* Calder Bookshop looks for buyer 
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* Neighbours oppose 3am opening at Southwark restaurant
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* Mick Smee painting unveiled at Royal Oak
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* Tate Modern visitor numbers up 20 per cent
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* Railway crime crackdown at Elephant & Castle
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* Pancake race in Borough Market
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* Ernst & Young brings art to life at More London
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[ Advert: The Traditional Acupuncture Centre ]

The largest dedicated acupuncture clinic in Europe
established since 1983. More than 20 professionally
qualified and registered practitioners of Chinese Medicine
including Herbal Medicine and Tui Na (Chinese Medical

75 Roupell Street, London SE1 8SS 
Tel 020 7928 8333
Email [email protected]

5 minutes from Waterloo, Waterloo East & Southwark stations

Open 8am-9pm Mondays to Fridays * 9am-6pm Saturdays

Calm and tranquil atmosphere.

Free consultations to discuss whether treatment could be
helpful for you.

Advertise here:

[ What's on this week ]

Each week we select a few highlights from the community
and cultural events taking place over the next seven
days. For a comprehensive what's on guide visit or pick up a copy of
our free monthly printed publication, 'in SE1'.

Wednesday 28 February
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors proposed
developments in Waterloo. Agenda includes conservation area
review and a presentation on recent small-scale planning
applications in Waterloo.
Info & map:

Wednesday 28 February
7pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; free
Peter Ashan presents the achievements of artists from
Africa, the West Indies and the Americas, working in Britain
between the 1930s and 1950s.
Info & map:

Wednesday 28 February
8pm at The Coronet, 28 New Kent Road; 10 & 15 (conc 5)
A triple bill of classic Charlie Chaplin films with the
London Sinfonietta performing Benedict Mason's score
ChaplinOperas. The three films are Easy Street, The
Adventurer and The Immigrant. The conductor is Frank Ollu.
The foyer of the Coronet will be filled with sound
installations and performances by students from the nearby
London College of Communication.
Info & map:

Wednesday 28 February
6pm-8pm  at Blackfriars Settlement, 19 Rushworth Street
Enjoy meeting new people? Want to do some thing rewarding?
Care about the needs of older people? Able to chat easily
and provide company? Blackfriars Settlement needs local
volunteers who have empathy for older people, to carry out
Befriending, Home Safety and Research visits to isolated and
vulnerable older people in Southwark and Lambeth for 2-3
hours a week. Training and expenses given. CRB checks made.
Info & map:

Thursday 1 March
7pm at Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road; 7 (conc
Tim Etchells, Adrian Heathfield, Kate McIntosh. Challenging
the culture of beauty. Parallel Voices brings to Siobhan
Davies Studios many of the key dance and theatre artists of
our generation in a series of five events that place dance
and performance at the heart of the debate on art and
culture in London. Over four evenings, three artists will
discuss their passions in an open session of enquiry and
Info & map:

Friday 2 March
2pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
Annual ecumenical service prepared this year by women of
Paraguay. Speaker: Irena Edgcumbe. 
Info & map:

Friday 2 & Saturday 3 March
Fri 3pm-6pm; Sat 9am-12 noon at 19-23 Blackfriars Road
Land Securities exhibition of proposals for a 23-storey
commercial tower and a 42-storey residential tower. The
42-storey tower would be on the corner of Stamford Street
and Paris Gardens, replacing the former Sainsbury's HQ. The
exhibition is on site next door to the Paper Moon pub which
is also due to be demolished.
Info & map:

Saturday 3 March
10am-4pm  at Luckner's, 128 Druid Street
Luckner's, specialist online auctioneers of collectables,
antiques, vintage fashion and designer furniture, are
hosting a Valuation Day at their Bermondsey showroom.
Luckner's experts will be able to give estimates on the
value of the items, with the view to consigning at
Luckner's, and answer any queries about the auction process.
Some previous items consigned from valuation days have sold
via for up to 1,500.
Info & map:

Saturday 3 March
6pm (last entry 10.30pm). Live performances start 8.30pm. at
The Hayward,  Belvedere Road; free
Digital Dialogues is a Hayward Gallery education project
open to residents in Lambeth. which aims to target those in
danger of 'digital exclusion' by demonstrating how a wide
array of digital media can be used to improve community
communications. This event will showcase the work of
participants on the project films alongside music Barby
Asante and the Funk Chorus, Magic 8 and a spectacular live
set from Addictive TV .
Info & map:

Monday 5 March
6.30pm at Young Vic, The Cut; 5 (plus 20 membership)
Network Canada, the hub of Canadian expat activity in
London, is running its inaugural Living in London guidebook
event right here in SE1! To celebrate the second edition
(coming later in 2007), Network Canada is holding a seminar
and networking series on a range of topics throughout the
year. The first concentrates on going out in London and is
being held at the Young Vic Theatre.
Info & map:


[ Reader offer ]

10 for a two course meal at Hara The Circle Bar

SE1 currently has around 20 Indian restaurants to choose 
from and all seem to offer the same traditional dishes curry 
houses are famous for. At Hara we are offering meals which
are being prepared and served in the Indian subcontinent 
with an emphasis on taste.
We are delighted to offer all SE1 Direct readers a two
course set menu for 10 (includes VAT but not service). This
set menu is available everyday for lunch and dinner, maximum
group size 20. To dine from this menu please book via our
website: and
include 'SE1 OFFER' as a short message when booking.
Hara The Circle Bar, Queen Elizabeth Street, London, SE1 2JE
t: 0845 2269411 e: [email protected] 


[ Situations Vacant - new feature ]

We've introduced a new service on the London SE1 website for
local businesses and organisations to advertise local job

Current job adverts:
* Head of Trusts and Individual Giving, BFI
* Communications Manager, New Local Government Network
* Communications Assistant, New Local Government Network)
* Communications Officer, New Local Government Network

Details of these jobs - and how to advertise a vacancy - at


[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* The Soldiers' Fortune at the Young Vic
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* Lifeboat at the Unicorn Theatre
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* Stars in the Morning Sky at the Union Theatre
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[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent discussions at

* Interviewing Residents for Sociospatial Study
* Identity theft - post being stolen
* Changes in Waterloo?
* Civil partnership party venues
* SE1 tv clip
* Elephant Multiplex Tower
* St George's, Borough High Street
* Language courses
* Tree surgeon in SE1
* Pedicure recommendations?
* Someone to put up a fence
* Topnotch health club
To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


[ Business Forum in association with Better Bankside ]

* Where would you like cycle parking in the area?
* Work Space
* Storage / office space wanted
* Business banking - who is good?


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Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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