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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 342

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Tuesday 29 May 2007                           ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Low-Cost Clinic for Biodynamic Massage
* What's on this week
* Situations vacant - 5 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:

* Proposed Doon Street tower cut from 48 to 43 storeys
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* New Elephant office for back-to-work scheme
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* Green light for Globe Academy on Geoffrey Chaucer site
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* Young Vic theatre reveals new season plans
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* Ministers in Hatfields for anti-drugs football match
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* Bermondsey fire causes London Bridge rail havoc
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* Tories: London skyscrapers "should be stopped"
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* Lynton Road man jailed for murder
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* Waterloo young footballers celebrate year of success
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* Bermondsey youths to advise on future of European Cities
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* 5 million boost for Tate Modern extension
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* Pedestrian fatally injured in Vauxhall Cross collision
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* No action against Bishop over Crucifix Lane incident
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* Livingstone at launch of South Bank manifesto for action
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 * Clink Street tiles feature Winchester Palace rose window 
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[ Advert: Low-Cost Clinic for Biodynamic Massage ]

This holistic touch with profound effect can help with
well-being and vitality, relief from emotional stress,
reducing chronic pain and tension, digestive problems.

You are welcomed to an initial session after which you can
arrange for a course of weekly treatments to reap the
cumulative benefits. We don't use oils, so no messy hair or
clothes!  If you prefer to, you can stay clothed during the

For more information please call or see
For appointments:  07852 642 192 or e-mail
[email protected]
N.B.: Appointments must be booked in advance.
Venue: Borough High St, (1 minute from London Bridge tube).
Cost: 25.00 (50 min treatment)
(also occasional weekend 'taster days' - eg 23 June, 7 July)

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'.

Tuesday 29 May
12pm-6pm at Peabody Stamford Street Estate, Duchy Street;
Peabody residents will open their estate to the local
community to host a day of fun activities to bring local
people together. Food stalls, bouncy castle, face painting,
sport coaching, arts and craft workshop are just some of the
activities installed. Staff from the Young Vic will be
present to promote their drama and singing workshops and
local artist Soheila Keyani will run an arts and craft
Info & map:

Friday 1 June
6pm at National Theatre, South Bank; 3.50 & 2.50
John Constable talks about the theatrical history of the
'Outlaw Borough' from Shakespeare's Bankside to the present
day South Bank.
Info & map:

Saturday 2 June
10am-3pm  at Trinity Church Square
Secondhand books, discs, tapes and bric-a-brac on sale in
the porch of Henry Wood Hall. In aid of Trinity Newington
Residents Association funds.
Info & map:

Saturday 2 June
10.30am-1pm  at Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street; free
Free fun family workshop for families and children to draw
and design entries for a new family newsletter with details
of family-friendly activities over the summer holidays. Drop
in between 10.30am and 1pm; children must be accompanied by
an adult.
Info & map:

Saturday 2 June
1pm-7pm  at Bernie Spain Gardens, Upper Ground; free
Morris dancing is just one of the English traditions
celebrated at An English Ceilidh - the first event of this
year's Coin Street Festival. Alongside Morris "sides"
demonstrating Cotswold Morris, Sword dancing and clog
dancing, is a music stage featuring Hekety with their mix of
traditional and self-penned English dance music; the
energetic sounds of Gig CB (musicians from classic bands
Rosbif and Gas Mark 5); and Boka Halat founded by Roger
Watson and Musa Mboob with their fusing of traditional
English dance tunes with the music of Gambia and Senegal.
There is plenty of opportunity to jig along. Arts, crafts &
family activitiesWood turning, blacksmithing, stone carving,
willow weaving, spinning, bee-keeping & honey making are
just some of the arts and crafts on display and being
demonstrated. Families get the opportunity to take a lesson
in May-pole dancing while children from Hillmead Primary
School in Brixton, demonstrate how it should be done! 
To open the eyes of food lovers to the range of superb food
and drink being produced in this country, Food from Britain
brings producers from the length and breadth of Britain to
display and sell mouth-watering cheeses, chutneys, jams,
wine, beer, cakes and chocolate and a Hog Roast.
Info & map:

Saturday 2 June
11am-5pm  at Archbishop's Park,  Carlisle Lane; free
Anti-poverty campaign event. The focal point is a mass
ringing of bells at 2pm on the banks of the Thames between
Westminster and Vauxhall bridges. Plus lots of activities
and stalls in nearby Archbishop's Park.
Info & map:

Monday 4 June
 7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at Tate Modern,  Bankside;
1979 crime Thriller. Cert 18. Membership of the Community
Film Club is primarily aimed at those living and working in
Southwark and Lambeth. To become a member email
[email protected] or join on the night.
Info & map:


[ Situations vacant ]

This is the place for local businesses and organisations to
advertise job vacancies in Southwark and Lambeth. 

* Bar Staff, Utobeer Ltd - The Rake
* Director and Planning Advisor, Willowbrook Centre
* Project Facilitator, Waterloo Green Trust
* Director, Waterloo Green Trust
* Porter, London Centre of Contemporary Music

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


[ Arts reviews from the London SE1 website ]

* FUNharmonics at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
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* Billy the Kid at the Unicorn Theatre 
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* Barnstorm 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

* Tommy Steele "Bermondsey Boy"
* Archbishop of Canterbury visits Archbishops Park
* Venue Required
* Shears sharpening
* Air Ambulance on Webber St.
* Business meeting & lunch near Waterloo
* Councillor Stanton's Failure at Potters Fields
* I need a flat
* Parks in Southwark v Lambeth
* Bermondsey Street Thames Water works
* Lower Marsh Spanish/Italian market this week
* Does anyone have any stories about the London Park Hotel?
* Elephant and Castle Pub
* Palaces Bingo and the smoking ban

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


[ Business Forum in association with Better Bankside ]

* Urban Housekeeper
* Office Space Required to purchase
* Personal Training in SE1


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Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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